Moscow’s Manipulation Game | Berlin Policy Journal – Blog

Source: Moscow’s Manipulation Game | Berlin Policy Journal – Blog

In January 2016, a Russian-born teenager in Berlin reported that she had been raped by three immigrant men. The story spread like wildfire, with Russian media outlets picking up coverage immediately and the Russian-speaking community in Germany taking to the streets in outrage. It escalated to the governmental level when Moscow accused Berlin of trying to sweep serious problems under the rug, and Berlin shot back with a warning against political propaganda. In the end, it turned out that the assault had never taken place.

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