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The Russian language is changing the world

Summary of Disinformation

Germans have started to give their newborn Russian names – Dimitri and Olga being the most popular – and US suggests to declare Russian the second most important language. The Russian language is changing the world.

Disproof

A misrepresentation of quotes. The German article referred to by Tsargrad presents a short list of ''the prettiest Russian names''. Neither Dmitri, nor Olga or any other distinctly Russian name is anywhere near the most popular names in Germany, according to German statistics.

The claim that the US suggests Russian to be declared "the second most important language" is also a misrepresentation of a quote of a representative of NAFSA, the US National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, suggesting means of attracting US students to learn Russian.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 11.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: United States, Russia, Germany
Keywords: Russian superiority, Russian language, Russian world
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Tsargrad.tv
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