Tag: disinformation

Russian State Media Fabricates Steinmeier Quote Blaming Protesters For Syrian Civil War

September 15, 2016

Sputnik, a Russian state-owned, English-language  news agency, ran a story today claiming that the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, had, in part, blamed protesters and pro-democracy activists for the Syrian civil war.     Steinmeier is regarded in some quarters as being somewhat friendlier to the Kremlin than his French and British counterparts, or his Chancellor, Angela […]

Tabloids Revive Old And Debunked MH17 Conspiracies

April 25, 2016

With the upcoming broadcast of a BBC documentary on the conspiracy theories surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, several media outlets, both Western and Russian, have revived some old and debunked claims. This morning, Britain’s Daily Express ran, in a break from its usual staples of Princess Diana stories and […]

Russia Claims That US A-10s, Not Russian Jets Bombed Aleppo Yesterday

February 11, 2016

Live Updates: The Russian Ministry of Defence claims that American attack jets bombed Aleppo city yesterday and pre-emptively blamed Russia for destruction. These claims do not add up very well… The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

The World According To Moscow

January 29, 2016

The Power Vertical is hosted by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and is syndicated by The Interpreter. The international community should thank Russia for forcefully seizing Crimea. The United States seeks the dismemberment of Russia so it can take over its natural resources. And European leaders take their orders from Washington. These are just a few of […]

Ukraine Live Day 603: Dutch Safety Board Release MH17 Report

October 13, 2015

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Ukraine Live Day 542: Night Of Ominous Warnings And Heavy Shelling Continues Apace Today

August 13, 2015

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Ukraine Live Day 526: SBU And Lawyers Deny Captured Spetsnaz Soldiers Have Been Exchanged

July 28, 2015

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The Top Five Russian Lies about Ukraine This Week – and Growing Challenges for Those Interested in the Truth

May 18, 2015

Staunton, May 18 –As he has done each week in recent times, Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s Delovaya Stolitsa provides a useful checklist of the top five “propaganda myths, fakes and stupidities of the Kremlin” about Ukraine. But another commentator, Yevgeny Kuzmenko, notes that Moscow’s activities are making it ever more difficult for Ukrainians to learn […]