This is a nice juicy example of Western media propaganda.
Today (16/7/15) Yahoo News carries a link to this Newsweek article.
The Newsweek article is dated 14/7/15.
The story is about how two Russian lawmakers have applied to the Prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into whether the separation of the Baltic states from Russia in 1991 was legal. (The case is that when the Soviet Union broke up the decision to grant independence to the Baltic states was not made by a valid legal body).
Firstly, Newsweek misreports the story. Newsweek says:
Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has launched an improbable but nonetheless outrageous investigation into the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
Well. This simply isn’t true. Two MPs have applied to the Prosecutor’s office asking them to open an investigation. In fact the Prosecutor’s office declined to open such an investigation. (More on that in a moment). This can’t be