Disinfo: Western Media artificially distorted the history of World War II


Western Media artificially distorted the history of World War II. Biased publications in the Western media were aimed at distorting the essence of World War II. Even more, belittling Russia’s importance in achieving victory over fascism.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about WWII. No evidence of Western media manipulating WWII coverage.

The European Parliament called the war as the bloodiest tragedy of the century, which resulted in millions of victims of authoritarian regimes of fascist Germany and the USSR. The European Parliament has also expressed concern about the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash the crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime and see them as a dangerous component of the information war against democratic Europe.

Similar cases: Latvia rewrites WW2 history and EU fiercely rewrites the history of WW2.

Other cases of historical revisionism can be read here.


  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Historical revisionism, WWII
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Russia prevented genocide in Donbas

Russia is not an aggressor, but in fact, it was the only force that was able to stop the genocide of the population of [Donbas].


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine and the claimed genocide of ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

Human rights missions that travelled to Ukraine in 2014 did not find evidence that the Russian minority would have been in danger. See, for instance, the Advisory Committee’s Ad hoc report on the situation of national minorities in Ukraine, adopted on 1 April 2014 by the Council of Europe; June 2014 report on the human rights situation in Ukraine by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and statement by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities on her Visit to Ukraine published on 4 April 2014.

Minsk agreements confirm there is a civil war in Ukraine

The Minsk agreements, which is truly the only document recognised by the entire international community, because it is endorsed at the level of the UN Security Council, says that this is an internal conflict in Ukraine. There is never a single word about Russia, only in the context that it is the guarantor of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that targets the Minsk agreements and justifies Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine.

The Minsk agreements (the 2014 memorandum and 2015 plan of action) is the roadmap to the stabilisation of the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. It is true that both documents do not mention Russia as a side involved in the war, however, the documents do not mention the sides whatsoever. There is no clause in the Minsk agreements that defines the conflict as "internal". On the contrary, the Minsk agreements (paragraph 10) state clearly the need to withdraw “all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under the monitoring of the OSCE.”

Finnish concentration camps in Carelia: Finnish guards were paedophiles raping dying kids

Finnish concentration camps in Carelia during WWII: There is proof that some of the Finnish guards were paedophiles raping dying kids



The article refers to proof but fails to provide the reader with it. The disinformation message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about lost sovereignty of the  Western moral decay. A collection of earlier paedophilia-related disinformation cases can be seen here.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message focusing on Finland and Russia's Carelia during the WWII. This time the topic peaked on pro-Kremlin media's agenda in October 2019 after Russia's Security Service FSB released "secret documents" about the conditions in the Finnish camps.