Disinfo: The myth that victory in the WWII is the merit of the US


Rossia Segodnia (Russia Today) organized an international scientific-practical forum entitled “Nuremberg Lessons” in Moscow. The main topic of discussion was why so many fakes appeared in modern society about World War II and if it is realistic to resist them. The fact is that the publications that distort history and undermine the contribution of Soviet soldiers to the victory over Nazism are mostly published on social networks, which are very difficult to control.

Attempts at falsification, rumours that the US had won the war, had appeared before, but there was less insolence at that time. At least, it used to be said that the USSR and the US were allies, that the biggest losses were on the Eastern Front. Now Soviet soldiers are increasingly referred to as occupiers, and Americans seem to have come to Germany with chocolates.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on World War II and historical revisionism, accusing the West of rewriting history and trying to deprive Russia of its glorious victory over Nazi Germany. The claim about the attempted revision of the results of the Nuremberg trials, is speculative with no evidence provided. This disinformation narrative baselessly accuses Western countries of rewriting history.

Western historians acknowledge the role played by the USSR in defeating Nazism and do not question the Soviet contribution to the victory in WWII and the status of the USSR as a country which had won in WWII.

See other examples of Russian disinformation narratives on WWII in our database, claiming that Western countries revise history to avoid responsibility for allowing Hitler to attack the USSR; that the USSR had no role in the outbreak of the war; that Western democracies are primarily responsible for this conflict; or that by defeating Nazism, Stalin atoned for crimes against his own people, European countries try to rewrite history of the WWII – Russia preserves the truth, that Ukraine revises the verdict of the Nuremberg trials or Belgium installed a Waffen-SS memorial, violating the Nuremberg tribunal’s decisions.


  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: USSR, Russia, US
  • Keywords: West, Historical revisionism, WWII


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