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The Soviet Union saved Poland from ruin after WWII

Summary of Disinformation

The Soviet Union saved Poland from ruin. They tore bread from their own people to feed the Poles. The Soviet Union was responsible for creating Poland’s industry after WWII.

Disproof

This case represents a manipulation of historical facts to downplay and justify Soviet aggression towards Poland. See similar cases here and here.

The Sovietization of Poland after the WWII was accompanied by terror, expropriation of privately owned land and restrictions of civil and political freedoms. Polish industry in times of the communism was governed by rules of nationalisation and planned economy, which eventually led to heavy debts and impoverishment.

The Warsaw Treaty Organisation (the Warsaw Pact) was the Soviet Union’s “external empire”, where people faced daily strife, including shortages of food and housing. Read more about life in Poland under communist rule.

 

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Reported in: Issue 162
Date: 01.09.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Poland, USSR
Keywords: USSR, WWII
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Voskresnyi Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @ Rossiya 1 (27:20 - 28:06)
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