East StratCom disinformation claim:

Vladimir Putin is a strong leader and Russia is subject to unfair political attacks from the West, said Till Lindemann (vocalist and frontman of the German band Rammstein). To show admiration to the Russian President, Lindemann also put on a Tshirt with Putin’s portrait on it.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 30. June 2016

Debunk claim:

Lindemann has confirmed that he never made such statements and the alleged “Putin T-shirt” is a product of Photoshop (http://www.dw.com/ru/%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%80-rammstein-%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%8F%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BB-%D1%87%D1%82%D0%BE-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BB-%D0%B6%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%BF%D1%83%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%8B/a-19368037?maca=rus-facebook-dw).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East StratCom in Disinformation Review issue 33. The item is located at row number 40 in the report.

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