Stalin Awarded the Territory of South Ossetia to Georgia

Summary

The territory of South Ossetia was awarded to Georgia by Stalin, ignoring the will of South Ossetians.

Disproof

Historical revisionism. The territory of the so-called South Ossetia has never been outside Georgia’s jurisdiction. Under the Treaty of Moscow of 7 May 1920, Russia recognized Georgia’s independence. Under the treaty, the territory at stake was in Georgia’s jurisdiction. Accordingly, in 1922, Stalin could not possibly award additionally another territory to Georgia.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 111
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: State oppression, Joseph Stalin
  • Outlet: Sakinform
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International football tournament in Sweden deems pork to be “haram”

The organizers of the international youth football tournament Gothia Cup, organized every year in Gothenburg, have decided from now on to be an Islam-adapted event. It is proclaimed that pork meat is now unauthorized – haram – to serve.

Disproof

It is a common disinformation narrative about Sweden that the country is being "islamized".

The Gothia Cup tournament leader explains that for the last fifteen years, the tournament has served this kind of menu for practical reasons. It is an international youth tournament and the menu is adapted to suit as many as possible. The tournament has not declared pork meat to be "haram" and pork is not banned on the area, it is just not included in the menus served to the teams that participate. Further debunking by Faktiskt.se

Russian mass media is free

Our mass media is free (in Russia). People are free to speak out and make a name for themselves as representatives of many political movements do.

Disproof

The Freedom House 2018 Freedom in the World report rates Russia “Not Free,” based on Russia’s score on the “Freedom rating” – 6.5; For “Political rights” – 7; And for “Civil liberties” – 6 on a scale of “1=Most Free; 7=Least Free.

“Power in Russia’s authoritarian political system is concentrated in the hands of President Vladimir Putin. With loyalist security forces, a subservient judiciary, a controlled media environment, and a legislature consisting of a ruling party and pliable opposition groups, the Kremlin is able to manipulate elections and inhibit genuine opposition. The country’s rampant corruption is one notable threat to state power, as it facilitates shifting links among bureaucrats and organized crime groups,” Freedom House said.