Readings — From the March 2017 issue

From Russia, With Lies

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From 1,649 factually untrue reports published by pro-Kremlin media outlets over the past eighteen months. The reports were compiled by the Disinformation Review, a European Union project set up to monitor Russian disinformation campaigns.

The United States is preparing to make Siberia its fifty-first state.

Estonia is building a concentration camp for its Russian-speaking citizens.

European children sleep with Hitler dolls.

Angela Merkel is the daughter of Adolf Hitler.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s daughter owns a hospital that cures Islamic State fighters.

“ISIS” stands for the Israeli Secret Intelligence Services.

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Jew, and he is supported by John McCain.

Osama bin Laden is living in the Bahamas, sponsored by the CIA.

The German government buys Czech prostitutes to satisfy the needs of young refugees.

An English firm makes clothes out of human leather, using the skin of the victims of the Ukrainian and Syrian crises.

The Georgian market is flooded by Belgian frozen chicken, which contains a substance more poisonous than cyanide.

Westerners marry dogs, pigs, and crocodiles.

Because of African migrants, bestiality in Germany is on the rise.

Legalization of incest has begun in the West.

Condoms are not effective at preventing H.I.V.; they contribute to the epidemic.

Schools in Germany are educating students about sadomasochism. Role-playing is involved.

Germany and the E.U. want to legalize pedophilia.

In Latvia, shops distribute baby bottles with nipples in the form of a phallus.

The human species evolved not in Africa but in the territories of present-day Russia.

Genghis Khan was a Russian.

Russia is overshadowing the United States in every possible parameter.

 

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