DISINFO: The USSR was never an ally of Nazi Germany
  • Outlet: kp.ru (archived)* ren.tv (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 22, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • Countries / regions discussed: USSR, Poland, Germany, Russia
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact USSR WWII

DISINFO: The USSR was never an ally of Nazi Germany


The USSR was never an ally of Nazi Germany. The non-aggression pact between the USSR and Hitler’s Germany was a necessary step that helped delay the war between these two countries for two years. It helped save hundreds of thousands of people.


A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Read more about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A 'honeymoon' for two dictators (Deutsche Welle); The Night Stalin and Hitler Redrew the Map of Europe (RFERL).


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