The Election day was one of the calmest in recent years

Summary

Election Day was “one of the calmest in recent years” and police said the situation was “even more auspicious” compared to “average statistic indicators” and no incidents reported.

Disproof

Portraying a a false picture of Election Day in Russia according to the independent media reports. “Police are brutally crushing the protesters, even teenagers and elders, about a hundred arrested,” Echo Moskvy reported on the rally in St. Petersburg. Russia’s independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported country-wide clashes between the protesters and the police, with hundreds detained. The independent monitoring website ovd.info posted the list of the names of 839 protesters detained by the police in 36 cities across Russia. For more information, see Polygraph.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Protest, Elections
  • Outlet: ria.ru
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Britain invented the Skripal case to distract attention from Brexit

Britain invented the Skripal case to distract attention from Brexit.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= and connecting Skripal poisoning with Brexit. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal+brexit&disinfo_issue=&date=, Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connections with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

Brits are victims of a team that invented the Skripal story to set the EU against Russia

British people are victims of their own government and of the team that invented the Skripal story… to set the EU against Russia. Britain needs this scandal to make itself visible in the international arena amid its diminishing importance.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connections with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

Pictures of the suspects in the Skripal case are fabricated

The images of the suspects proof that there is something suspicious about the UK’s evidence: same place, same corridor, same time. But it is impossible for two people to occupy the same space at the same time.

Disproof

There are multiple parallel gates at the Gatwick airport that would have allowed the two suspects pass through the gates at the same time. While the surroundings are identical, the photographs were taken at slightly different angles, indicating different cameras in different positions. Read more by Bellingcat and by Polygraph.