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Dutch media reports how hungry Muscovites have to eat rats because of sanctions

Summary of Disinformation

The Dutch media reports how hungry Muscovites have to eat rats because of sanctions.

Disproof

No evidence given. The article that Ria Novosti refers to was published by a Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant in November 2016. It tells how Russians are reviving their traditional kitchen after the embargo on imports of most of the agricultural products from the EU, US and other countries that Russia adopted as a reaction to the sanctions the EU and the US imposed against Russia. One of the products that has now made a comeback is nutria that in Dutch is called a "rivierrat".

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Reported in: Issue 85
Date: 24.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, The Netherlands
Keywords: Anti-Russian, Sanctions
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ria Novosti
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