Veneto regional council is voting to recognize the Crimean peninsula

Summary

Veneto regional council is voting to recognize the Crimean peninsula as part of the Russian Federation and to lift EU sanctions imposed against Russia.

Disproof

Veneto regional council has no authority over Italy’s foreign policy and the resolution on Crimea is not binding (bit.ly/1U5GYDK), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 27
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Sanctions, Crimea
  • Outlet: izvestia.ru
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Politics prevailed over art at Eurovision 2016

Politics prevailed over art at Eurovision 2016.

Disproof

Art is subjective. Russian viewers also appreciated the artistic value of Jamala's performance which is reflected in the 10 points they awarded to the Ukrainian contestant.