Disinfo: The West is trying to destroy Russia by destroying the very understanding of truth

Summary

The West is trying to destroy Russia by destroying the very understanding of truth. The West is attempting to justify itself, because the West gave birth to the worse ideology ever to exists in the present, past, and possibly the future also – nazism. Nazism is absolute evil and is an absolute product of the West.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West rewriting history. Examples of similar disinformation narratives include Poland lies about WW2 to weaken Russia's position or Revision of the WW2 history is the state position of Warsaw.

Those narratives appear in the context of the approaching 75th anniversary since the end of the WW2.

See related disinformation cases here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Historical revisionism
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Poland presents a different history of WWII and ignores facts presented by new documents

In honour of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Warsaw, documents were published that no one had ever seen. They shed light on the events that happened during the occupation of Poland, even though there was no Poland then, it was a part of the Third Reich. Today in Poland they prefer not to remember this. They present a different [version of] history. In every way, they ignore many facts.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. It accuses Poland of falsification and re-writing of history. According to this policy, the official Russian historiography is the only “true” way of interpreting the historical events of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

On January 9th, the Polish parliament adopted a resolution “condemning the provocative and untrue statements by representatives of the highest authorities of the Russian Federation attempting to hold Poland liable for the Second World War.” In December 2019, Polish Prime Minister issued a statement about false pro-Kremlin narratives attacking Poland - see here.

Unirea political block will transform the Moldovan society into a fascist one

The declared course of Unirea political block is equal to the transformation of the Moldovan society into a fascist one, in its Romanian variation.

Disproof

Recurring the narrative that all national parties campaigning for EU and NATO membership are fascists.

The ”Unirea” electoral bloc was announced publicly on January 15, 2020. It is created by 5 political groups that advocate for the union of the Republic of Moldova with Romania and, implicitly, for the accession to the EU and NATO. There is no mention, in public speeches at the event, about sympathies for fascism.

EU accepts a Kyiv government, filled to the brim with Nazis

The European countries are aware of the facts that the new Kiev government is filled to the brim with various radical and Nazi elements, it furthermore funds Nazis, as it even introduced a pension reform for veterans from the Nazi-infested elements. Furthermore, it supports radical and Nazi-like ideologies, such as the Ukrainian hero Stepan Bandera and his ideology, various Nazi elements soldiers’ uniforms and so forth. This, in turn, means that more than likely Europe understands that the Kiev government employs various methods of oppression, such as illegal detachments, censorship, political “witch hunts” and more, simply to remain in power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting the Ukrainian politics dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. The accusation of Nazism is one of the favourite techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets, read our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.