Sunday 26 January 2020
We fact check six false or misleading claims by made by the Russian Foreign Ministry in its annual review of the Kremlin’s policy initiatives.False or misleadingThe Russian Foreign Ministry put a misleading gloss on the Kremlin’s 2019 policy initiatives.Each year, the Russian Foreign Ministry issues an annual review. Polygraph.info fact-checks six of the false or misleading claims made about cybersecurity, Syria, the United States, Latin America and the INF treaty.
While ‘brain dead’ @NATO annual #military budget exeeds [sic] $1 trillion, #Russia spends on defence 23 times less (only $46 bln). Neretheless, [sic] #fake Russian threat is used to justify even more waste of taxpayers’ $. Good for business strategy, dangerous for intl. peace & security”It’s no surprise that NATO’s 29 countries collectively spend more on defense than Russia alone.
“Twitter is stunned to discover during the impeachment hearing that Ukrainians prefer Kyiv is pronounced 'KEEV' and not 'Key-Ev' and it is a point of national pride in defiance of the Russians.”The capital of Ukraine is two syllables, Ky-yiv, not ‘KEEV.’ The latter is a mistake in pronunciation.
“Specialists of MIA [International Information Agency] Rossiya Segodnya analyzed 82,000 stories about Russia published in the top media of the seven leading Western countries in the first half of 2019. So, 49.81% of the materials were negative. Another 48.12% of the [stories] were neutral.”One third of the articles surveyed came from the UK. The Russian news outlet Meduza found many of the negative articles share the same author -- an expat based in Russia. His articles tend to be translated from Russian tabloids.