The inclusion of Russia in the list of countries that inadequately reacted to the pandemic is another episode of the information war against the Russian Federation, mixing real facts with disinformation in order to push the public to false conclusions is a well-known method of “Goebbels propaganda,” says Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.
Leaders of nine countries, including Russia, the USA, Belarus, Brazil, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Turkey and Turkmenistan, were awarded the Shnobel Prize in the category “Medical Education”. The next 30th ceremony of presenting an ironic anti-Belief prize was held in the United States on Thursday. According to the organizers, the leaders of the listed countries received the award for “using the COVID-19 virus pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a stronger impact on life and death than scientists and doctors.”
Panina, in an interview with RIA Novosti, noted that this specific event reflects the position of “the liberal mainstream on the processes taking place in the world.”
At the same time, the deputy stressed, the inclusion of Russia in the list of countries that inadequately reacted to the pandemic is “another episode of the information war against the Russian Federation.”
“If (US President Donald) Trump, (British Prime Minister Boris) Johnson and (Brazilian President Jair) Bolsonaro really underestimated the danger of the new virus, then the Russian leader from the very beginning took all the necessary measures to save people’s lives,” Panina said.
That is why the number of cases and the number of deaths in Russia is many times less than, for example, in the United States, the deputy added.
“Mixing real facts with disinformation in order to push the public to false conclusions is a well-known method of Goebbels’ propaganda. The goal is one – to equate Russia with” outsider countries “, to create the impression that Russia is again to blame for something terrible,” Panina stated. …