Fact Checks

The narrative about the Ukrainian “nuclear bomb” may not be among the most popular stories in our country related to the war in Ukraine. But the way in which it is constructed illustrates how Kremlin propaganda works: loud claims, unsupported by facts, respectively – difficult or impossible to verify and possibly refute; simultaneous dissemination of different versions of the narrative that lead to confusion; reinforcement of the mega-narrative about the threat (in this case – nuclear) coming from the West that Russia must prevent. The topic finds almost no place in the Western media – it is intended for domestic use, the messages are aimed at the Russian audience.


The full fact-check analysis can be read in Bulgarian language here.

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