The US and UK staged the persecution of Russian athletes…

Summary

The US and UK staged the persecution of Russian athletes and created an atmosphere of hostility and hatred at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Disproof

Repeating an already debunked myth (see above). Russia was excluded for cheating. // During the same show, multiple Russian athletes said there was a friendly atmosphere in Rio, and that they made a lot of friends, including from the USA.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 37
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/08/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Olympics, Anti-Russian
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (21:56)
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Through WADA (World Anti Doping Agency), Russia is punished for…

Through WADA (World Anti Doping Agency), Russia is punished for Crimea, for Syria, for its opposition to the US hegemony.

Disproof

WADA did not punish Russian athletes, they were punished by IAAF, whose decision was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for sport. Russian athletes were excluded because of massive state organised doping, not because of the Kremlin's foreign policy: bit.ly/2bQVMsH,

Even after 25 years of Ukrainian independence the majority of…

Even after 25 years of Ukrainian independence the majority of Ukrainians speak Russian. That means that Ukrainians did not stop being Russian, they are still a part of Russian nation.

Disproof

Pseudo-logical fallacy. The fact that someone speaks Russian does not make him a Russian - just as anybody who speaks English is not automatically a British citizen.