Disinfo: The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution…

Summary

The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution in case they attempt to be present at the polls during the US presidential election.

Disproof

No evidence given. Criminal prosecution of diplomats is highly unlikely as they are protected by diplomatic immunity. The Russian Embassy in Washington did issue a statement claiming that it received threats saying that presence of Russian diplomats at the polls could be seen as a criminal act (bit.ly/2ewYima), . This information remains unconfirmed by US authorities.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Elections
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 0:32)
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The Hungarian uprising against communist rule in 1956, which the…

The Hungarian uprising against communist rule in 1956, which the country commemorates every year on 23 October as Republic Day, was in fact hijacked by the West, whose intelligence services were already designing techniques to turn peaceful protests into bloody chaos at that time.

Disproof

Often repeated disinformation that any anti-Soviet / anti-Russian uprising is a "colour revolution orchestrated by the West". Hungary officially protested against these remarks: bit.ly/2fg1kvx, .

Russia did not annex Crimea in 2014, it was the…

Russia did not annex Crimea in 2014, it was the will of the people of Crimea.

Disproof

Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. Neither the EU nor the UN recognises it.