Episode 21 – Lies, Big Lies and InterFax
I didn’t even know how much I can be motivated, when I get really angry. And this time, for a good reason – as Russian propagandists decided to desecrate one of, if not the, most important tragedies in the Baltics – the Vilnius massacre. So in this episode, we expose some very tragic events of the past, looking at the newspaper articles of the time and compare them with what Putin’s propaganda machine is spewing out now. And, of course, we look at the workings of that system as well.
Pictures for today:
The most iconic image from the Vilnius massacre in 13th January, 1991. Soviets ordered tanks to crush people and opened fire at the civilians.
The Voice of Riga newspaper, used in the show.
The Independent Struggle newspaper from 1991, used in the episode.