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12 February 2020
Conspiracy Theories On Russian TV Blame Donald Trump, U.S. For Coronavirus
With coronavirus cases and deaths steadily rising, Russia's pro-government TV channels appear to have sensed a prime opportunity for some conspiracy theories: The epidemic could be all the work of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Central Intelligence Agency, and U.S. philanthropist George Soros, their news reports suggest. As yet, proof is not a priority.
14 January 2020
How Russian TV Covered Iran's Shoot-Down Of A Ukrainian Airliner
Russia's pro-Kremlin TV channels mocked Western politicians for saying Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner until Iran admitted that it had done so. The prevailing editorial line then became one of blaming the tragedy on the United States for escalating tensions by assassinating Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
06 December 2019
Ahead Of Ukraine Talks, Russian TV Promotes Fake Report About 'Donbas Deportation'
In the runup to December 9 peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, Russian state media is disseminating a fake-news report that alleges that Kyiv plans to force residents from areas of the Donbas region controlled by pro-Russian separatists to migrate and undergo “re-education.”
28 December 2018
Latvians Divided Over Release Of KGB Files
The Latvian National Archives has released the first batch of files from the the former Soviet secret police, the KGB. Some Latvians have welcomed the release, hoping it will shed light on the country's dark past. But others fear some individuals could be falsely labeled as former KGB collaborators.
15 December 2018
Czech Cyber-Elves Take On Russian Trolls