Disinfo: Russia is under unprecedented military pressure


Russia is under pressure, including military pressure, that is unprecedented in the last 500 years.


No objective figures would suggest that the current military pressure on Russia is on a par with or larger than e.g. during the WW2 or during the Cold War. Russia's military exercises in recent years have been far bigger than those of NATO: bit.ly/29kpLYm, . Moreover, significant NATO exercises are subject to notification or open to observers bit.ly/2dQA71d, .


  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Military


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A Lithuanian NATO instructor raped two girls in Donbas

A Lithuanian NATO instructor raped two girls in Donbas. Ukrainian soldiers battered the Lithuanians.


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The EU has spent 54 million euro to conclude that only women can bear children

The project is part of the 8th Framework Program, totaling € 12 billion, and has been classified as “successful” after a review in the Commission and all grants have been paid. Commissioner for Demographic Affairs Nikita Downing has announced that several similar projects are underway to illustrate the effective investment of European funds in research.


The source of the article is a satirical website www.gudelnews.com/2017/09/54.html, .

There is currently no Commissioner for Demographic Affairs as well as no Commissioner with the name of Nikita Downing ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019_en, . There is no such research presented within the Horizon 2020 programme (the 8th Framework Program).

The US aided Georgia only with useless shoes in the time of crisis

The United States and NATO did not help Georgia during the fight against the wildfire raging in Borjomi Gorge. Instead, they only donated 500 pairs of cheap shoes – which are usually used for burial rituals of the homeless in the U.S.


The statement that Americans bury people in fire-proof boots of the kind donated to Georgia is false. The 500 pairs of boots donated by the U.S. Government were specifically requested by Georgia's Emergency Management Agency. In addition, the shoes were designed in Georgia by a former member of the Georgian Special Forces and they are based on combat specifications. These leather footgear are resistant up to 300 degrees Celsius and protect the foot from sharp debris penetration.
police.ge/ge/shss-s-mekhandzre-mashvelebs-amerikis-sheertebuli-shtatebis-elchis-movaleobis-shemsrulebeli-shekhvda/10960, . Further debunking by Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/disinformation-about-american-fire-rescue-boots, .