Did Russian airlines ban men between 18 and 65 years old from buying tickets to other countries in response to the "mobilization" announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 21, 2022? No, that's not true: Despite rumors on
Russian government media are frequently criticized as being blatant propaganda. How do U.S. government media measure up?
Did Russians fleeing President Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization of troops for deployment in Ukraine immediately form a "35KM" (about 21.7 miles) line on September 21, 2022 at the Finnish border? No, that's not true: The viral video s
The Kremlin-orchestrated referendums, which have been widely denounced by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, are seen as a step toward annexing the territories by Russia.
Major Russian airlines clarified that all flights are operating normally, and there are no restrictions on ticket sales.
Photo shows fighting in Ukraine.
On September 21 2022, “Russia traffic jam” became a trending topic on Twitter, largely due to the virality of a tweet purportedly showing massive gridlock at the border shared by Russia and Finland: #Breaking: just in – The traffic
President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets" of the U.N with its "brutal, needless war” in Ukraine.
Brittney Griner's highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country's invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason.
Does a "newly leaked report" from the RAND Corporation, a U.S. think tank, reveal the "true motives behind European Destabilization & The Russia/Ukraine War"? No, that's not true: In an email to Lead Stories and a news release on its
The nomination of Lynne Tracy, the current U.S. ambassador to Armenia, will be submitted to the Senate as soon as the Russian government signs off on the choice.
Did Russia publicly confirm the existence of a secret civilization under Antarctica? No, that's not true: The claim originated from a satirical fictional story labeled as such. The Russian government has never publicly revealed anything t
Did the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), one of the largest German academic libraries, ask its readers to bring in Russian books "for heating purposes"? No, that's not true: SLUB General Director Katrin Stump denied the
"Russia is becoming the first country to break ties with the Antarctic Treaty."
It was not yet clear if the Ukrainian blitz in the northeast after months of little discernible movement could signal a turning point in the nearly seven-month war.
The judge rejected the former president's claims that they and others acted in concert to concoct the Russia investigation that shadowed much of his administration.
Russia “has not lost anything” in its invasion of Ukraine.
“The Russian army is withdrawing from Ukraine!” in September 2022
Did a Ukrainian wedding party pose in front of the blue-and-yellow flag of Ukraine and raise their hands in a "Nazi salute"? No, that's not true: The flag in the picture has been altered, and the original photo was taken at the base of a
Mikhail Gorbachev, who as the last leader of the Soviet Union waged a losing battle to salvage a crumbling empire but produced extraordinary reforms that led to the end of the Cold War, has died at 91.
A surge in fighting on the southern front line and a Ukrainian claim of new attacks on Russian positions fed speculation that a long-expected counteroffensive has started to try to turn the tide of the war.
Did Ukraine launch a counterattack against Russia by crossing its border and blowing up a Russian power plant, leaving the country in flames? No, that's not true: Although the Ukraine military has launched some cross-border missile attack
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has canceled his planned attendance at an interfaith meeting in Kazakhstan next month where he was expected to meet with Pope Francis.
The nine-page memo offered a legal analysis on whether Trump had criminally obstructed the investigation into potential ties between Russia and his 2016 presidential campaign.
Does a TikTok video prove that Ukrainians are staging Russian attacks? No, that's not true: The video is behind-the-scenes footage of a Ukrainian film that is described by its Facebook page as depicting "the heroic actions of the resident
The department had argued that the 2019 memo represented private deliberations of its lawyers before any decision was formalized.
The bloodshed gave rise to suspicions that the intended target was the woman's father, Alexander Dugin, a nationalist philosopher and writer.
Are Russia and China creating a "new global reserve currency" based on "rare earth minerals" as videos on social media claim? No, that's not true: The original source of the story, Russian President Vladimir Putin, brought up the idea of
People in Moscow who were disappointed when Starbucks closed its coffee shops may now feel a caffeine jolt of hope.
Does a Facebook video show the Ukrainian navy destroying "13 Russian warships in the Black Sea"? No, that's not true: The clip recycles old unrelated footage of Russian -- not Ukrainian -- ships in action. More importantly, the video neve
A Russian spacewalker had to rush back inside the International Space Station when the battery voltage in his spacesuit suddenly dropped.
On August 17 2022, a post to Reddit’s r/worldnews suggested that a broadcaster on Russian state media had said “I’m very worried about our agent Trump,” during a segment mentioning the August 2022 Federal Bureau of Investigatio
Does a video show Somali pirates "messing" with a Russian ship? No, that's not true: The video includes footage from a Spike TV show in 2010 showing the U.S. Navy firing at Somali pirates in small boats, and footage of the U.S. Coast Guar
Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession.
Soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, a newly-launched fact-checking service called War on Fakes published a piece claiming to debunk the notion that Ukrainians were not waging an information war against Russians. Not […] The post How ‘War on Fa
Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack.
Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia.
Does a video posted on Facebook prove that Israel destroyed one of Russia's nuclear submarines, the Kazan? No, that's not true: The clip contains an image of a different submarine, and there have been no credible reports about any Russian
War on Fakes claims to be a fact-checking service countering “an information war launched against Russia.” But a review by PolitiFact shows that its “fact-checks” are actually pieces of pro-Russia disinformation packed with falsehoods.