East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Belarusian nation was artificially created by the Soviet Union. It should now be returned to the Russian World.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 28. May 2016

Debunk claim:

Historical revisionism. The Belarusian ethnos can be traced at least as far in time as other Eastern Slavic nations. Belarus regained its independence and sovereignty after the dissolution of the USSR.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East StratCom in Disinformation Review issue 29. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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