Disinfo: The next step after the demonstrations was the terror attack…

Summary

The next step after the demonstrations was the terror attack in the St Petersburg metro.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. An attempt to discredit and criminalise the peaceful protests against corruption.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 66
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Terrorism
  • Outlet: "Vremya pokazhet" (1:40:46)
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The recent mass protests in Moscow against corruption in the…

The recent mass protests in Moscow against corruption in the Kremlin and the terrorist act in the St. Petersburg’s subway are an attack on the presidential election in Russia that will take place in 2018 and the events are coordinated from the same place.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. An attempt to discredit and criminalise the peaceful protests against corruption.

US Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson claimed that there is no…

US Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson claimed that there is no connection between the lifting of sanctions against Russia and the status of Crimea.

Disproof

Mr. Tillerson claimed that "the United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions“. According to the US Department of State the annexation of Crimea (“violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine“) is one of the reasons why sanctions were applied: bit.ly/2j5L3va,