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Second World War Serves for Kremlin as an Inexhaustible Source of Manipulations and Fakes

July 9, 2021
Russia continues to create an alternative historical reality in order to better manipulate the society
Second World War Serves for Kremlin as an Inexhaustible Source of Manipulations and Fakes

Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov has commented on amending into the Russian Law “On Immortalizing the Soviet People’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945”.

In his comment to the Ukrainian Security and Cooperation Center, the chief of the military intelligence of Ukraine noted that although for the whole world the Second World War ended in September 1945, it seems that for the Kremlin it is ongoing to this day and serves as an inexhaustible source of Russian propaganda, manipulations, and fakes. Moreover, primarily for their own population that is brought up on the myths of the “Patriotic War” as a “people-liberator”.

“The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine systematically monitors the actions of top leadership of the Russian Federation, including the hybrid methods that Russia applies to whitewash its own history and the history of its predecessor state – the USSR. This narrative not only helps the Russian Federation to divide the world into friends or foes but also motivates and legitimizes Russian armed aggression, which, as in the Soviet Union, is presented as “liberation” or the struggle against “fascism”, Kyrylo Budanov said.

On June 9, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament passed in third, final reading the draft law no. 1166218-7 on amending the Federal Law “On Immortalizing the Soviet People’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945”. On July 1, it was signed by the President of the Russian Federation. The draft law proposes to ban the public denial of the “decisive role of the Soviet people in the defeat of Nazi Germany and the humanitarian mission of the USSR in the liberation of the countries of Europe”.

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