Russian media heroizes suicide bomber, found to be hoax

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2014/07/11 • News

To those who have been following the exposure of the Russian media’s lies about the situation in Ukraine, it should come as no surprise that the stream of lies is neither stopping, nor becoming any more sophisticated.

On July 7, 2014, Russian mainstream media exploded with a stream of articles about Alexander Skryabin, an alleged “hero of Novorussia,” who reportedly threw himself under a Ukrainian tank, armed with a “bundle of grenades.” No one seemed to be perturbed by the fact that Alexander Skryabin died of lung cancer on September 27, 2011.

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By Julia Davis

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