Russia has the lowest child mortality rate in the world

Summary

Russia has the lowest child mortality rate in the world. It is an official UN data. Last year, we had a record low child mortality rate.

Disproof

According to the data for 2017, provided by the UNICEF, a specialised UN agency, child mortality rate (under age 5, per 1,000 live births) in the Russian Federation equals 7.6. It is one of the highest in Europe. The child mortality rate in the US is 6.6, in the UK – 4.3, in Belarus and Germany - 3.7, in Estonia – 2.7. The lowest child mortality were noted for Norway (2.6), Finland (2.3), and Iceland (2.1).

The same data is provided by the World Bank.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: children, health, Demography, Russian superiority
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 (13:00)
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Russian movies as target of language inquisition in Latvia

Russian movies have become the target of ‘language inquisition’ in Latvia.

The movie theatre in Daugavpils was charged for showing movies in Russian language.

Disproof

According to the Latvian law, movies can be shown in the original language, but have to be subtitled or dubbed in Latvian. In practice, if the movie theatres can provide parallel movie séances, then the movies can also be shown in original language without subtitling or dubbing or can be shown with dubbing or subtitling in other languages. This is the case in other movie theatres that show, for example, Hollywood produced animations for kids, in parallel with movie séances dubbed in Latvian and in Russian.

The movie theatre in Daugavpils was charged neither for showing Russian movies nor for showing movies in Russian language, but for not providing the same movie dubbed or even subtitled in Latvian.

Ukraine should become part of Russia through a referendum

The whole Ukraine should become part of Russia through a referendum, since it is an artificial entity created by Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev. All the present-day lands of Ukraine were historically part of Russia, and the “partition” of the USSR in 1991 was “illegal.”

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about Ukraine's statehood and Ukrainian nation, aimed at questioning the country's integrity and weakening its image. Previously pro-Kremlin media stated that Ukrainian country and language are artificial, that Ukraine is an artificial construct and Ukraine is an artificially created structure.