The propaganda horoscope will focus this time on four topics that may be actively reported in the Russian media over the coming months.
In the beginning of November, the Russian media blamed the Baltic nations of rewriting history. The accusations on this topic were published by RuBaltic as well as shown during a one hour propaganda campaign on the Russian Defence Ministry owned television station Zvezda
Today we offer an overview of the people who are representing Estonia on Russian television channels. At the same time, we are offering an idea on how to find new opinion leaders who are associated with Estonia. Read about it here!
A cemetery in Estonian town Jõhvi caused lots of discussion on Russian media. This case has become a pretext for blaming Estonians as being Russophobe, minority discriminations, fabricating history and practising fascism.
Russian news channel Rossija24 published a piece of news in May about Estonian annual military exercises. They put in four minutes’ multiple video clips and comments, which lead to a final old Russian propaganda point – Estonian inhabitants are strictly against NATO and the allied forces.
Russia’s Ministry of Defence has created a web-based database called “People’s heroics”, that gathers all the people who were awarded in the Red Army during the Second World War. The database was opened in 2015, 70 years after the end of the war, and everyone can do the searches.
Ten years ago, on 26th of April, massive riots disrupted Tallinn, which is known afterwards as Bronze Night. A memorial of the Second World War, called Bronze Soldier, was removed from the centre of Tallinn to a nearby military cemetery.