Disinfo: The West interfered in Moldova to help Maia Sandu win the presidential election


The European Union and the United States interfered in the 2020 Moldovan presidential elections by openly endorsing then-candidate Maia Sandu and even by supporting with the organisation of the voting process for the Moldovan diaspora.


Discrediting political candidates with pro-European beliefs or political orientation is a recurring element of pro-Kremlin propaganda.

According to the final results of the Moldovan presidential election on November 15, pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu defeated incumbent and pro-Kremlin president Igor Dodon by a higher-than-expected margin, securing 57.7% of the popular vote. CEC results show that Sandu secured an overwhelming, 93% of the diaspora vote.

Under Moldovan law, Moldovan citizens living outside the country enjoy the same voting rights in the country's presidential elections as domestic voters. European countries did not organise any voting process for Moldovan citizens. Instead, it was Moldovan embassies to EU countries which are responsible for organising and conducting the election.

Endorsing candidates does not mean election fraud, instead, it is a common practice in democratic political campaigns. Vladimir Putin also endorsed a candidate, Igor Dodon.

There is no evidence put forward suggesting that any European government tampered with the electoral results.

See here a similar case in which Maia Sandu is accused of assisting alleged US efforts to build a cordon sanitaire against Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 222
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Moldova
  • Keywords: Maia Sandu, election meddling, Anti-Russian, Elections
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A recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation claim, questioning the legitimacy of the US Presidential election 2020 .

The State Owned news agency, RIA Novosti, refers to an article from a US conspiracy site, The Buffalo Chronicle. The individual, mentioned in RIA Novosti’s text, is under supervised custody in Florida. The Buffalo Chronicle has not provided any evidence to support the claim.

Disinfo: Ukraine’s “Maidan” ended with a coup

Ukraine commemorates the seventh anniversary of the so-called “Maidan” revolution that ended with the coup against power, as central Kyiv turned into an arena for a confrontation between security forces and ultra-nationalists, and dozens of victims were killed between policemen and demonstrators.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign against Ukraine painting the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolutionEuromaidan” as a coup d'etat.

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Disinfo: There are three myths about WWII

There is a lot of disinformation about WWII in modern society. Some European media are trying to misrepresent history, diminish the role of the Red Army in the victory against Nazism. There are three main myths of disinformation. One is that the US won WWII. It is not true, the US are just trying to steal the victory. The second myth is that the young generation is not interested in the history of WWII. It is not true, just look at the “Immortal Regiment” procession (today 115 states support it). One more myth is that Communism and Nazism are similar. It is not true, look only to the Nazi’s idea of mass sterilisation. In the context of this idea, all comparisons of Communism and Nazism cease to have an effect.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism, it accuses the USA and Western World in general of the “falsification and re-writing” of WWII history in order to harm Russia. Any disagreement with the Kremlin’s official view on the history of WWII is automatically labelled by Russia as “falsification of history”.

The USSR was not the only country which fought against the Nazis in this war. The US, Britain, France, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Yugoslavia were also involved.