US filmed movie in 1945 alleging cruelty of Soviet soldiers during WW2: Russia's FSB
The US manipulation of media outlets and using them as a tool against Russia date back to WW2.
The American military mission in Hungary shortly after the end of WWII began producing anti-Soviet films with the help of one of the greatest Hollywood studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Center for Public Relations on Thursday.
"A document was found in the Central Archive of the FSB, testifying to a striking fact: in 1945, at a time when the rapture over the victories over Nazi Germany and militaristic Japan had not yet cooled down in the liberated world, and British Prime Minister Churchill had not yet made in Fulton his [‘The Sinews of Peace’] speech, which became the detonator of the Cold War, the United States, the allies of the USSR in the anti-Hitler coalition, were already engaged in the deliberate creation of anti-Soviet information fakes," a statement said.
The document demonstrates how the American military mission in Budapest used one of the largest Hollywood film companies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to denigrate Soviet forces, according to the statement. The letter claims that there were scenes in the film where Soviet soldiers set a house on fire and mistreated ladies.
Since the onset of Russia's military operation, and like the falsified video game footage depicting a close battle between two fighter aircraft, saying the film showed the Ukrainian air force shooting down a Russian fighter jet, much of the circulating footage online regarding Ukraine and Russia is older footage being used to bombard users with anti-Russia propaganda.
The Ukrainian Defense ministry also posted the aforementioned clip with the false caption.
TikTok videos, propagandized headlines, and tweets pinging out across screens around the world are confounding millions about how this war is actually playing out on the ground and depicting Ukraine as the victim when in reality, it is responsible for the ongoing shelling of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.