Disinfo: The West has created radical islamism


The West has created radical islamism. The West does not fight terrorism, because some of Western governments need it and use it destructively.


No evidence for this accusation given. The Western coalition led by the US in fact fights against Daesh, see e.g.: bit.ly/2nEXzGM,


  • Reported in: Issue64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Keywords: West, Terrorism, The West


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About 10 authors designed the Ukrainian language on the basis…

About 10 authors designed the Ukrainian language on the basis of South Russian dialects at the end of the 19th century.


No evidence given. The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav.