Renaissance of the Soviet ghosts
Pro-Kremlin disinformation also prepared a gift to mark the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence on December 6 and for the historical date of the start of the Winter War on 30 November 1939.
On November 23, TV channel Sankt-Peterburg broadcasted a 26 minute long “documentary”, a replay from last year, about the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939-1940. Newspaper Ilta-Sanomat debunked ten lies that the documentary included, among them some ghosts from Soviet propaganda like “Finland attacked the Soviet Union first” and “neither the USSR nor Russia have never started any wars”. Even the current school books in Russia mention that it was the Soviet Union that started the Winter War.
Familiar disinforming links to today’s policies are also provided: Sovereign states, Finland in 1939 and – no surprise – finally present day Ukraine, are all compared and described as “Russia’s territory”.
For a detailed debunk of this serial disinformation, see here.