Tag: Russian disinformation

Moscow Will Oust Lukashenka If He Crosses Russia’s ‘Red Line’ But Probably By Non-Military Means, Minsk Expert Says

February 20, 2017

Moscow isn’t happy with Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s acts of independence, but as long as he does not cross its “red line” by breaking with the union state and other Russian-dominated institutions, it will not seek to oust him

‘The Dirty Deeds of the Pentagon in Syria’: An Example of Russian Propaganda

September 28, 2016

An article appeared in the Russian Federal News Service (FAN) titled “The Dirty Deeds of the Pentagon in Syria: How the USA’s Friendship with IS Turned into an Explosion in New York” claiming the New Jersey and New York bombings earlier this month were “payback” for the US mistaken bombing of the Syrian military. An examination of the times of both events prove they are unrelated.

Russia Update: 85% of Russians Get Their News From TV But Nearly Half Don’t Trust It

December 16, 2015

A recent Levada poll in Russia has found that most Russians, 85%, get their news from television stations, which are mainly state-owned or pro-Kremlin, but nearly half, or 41%, don’t trust the news they are getting. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian […]

Moscow Intends to Attack Ukraine via Europe with New Disinformation Campaign

November 13, 2015

Staunton, November 13 – Moscow is preparing to mark the second anniversary of the EuroMaidan in Kyiv “in its own way,” by unleashing a new disinformation campaign against Ukraine via Europe as part of its continuing campaign to destabilize Ukraine and restore Russian influence there, according to Andrey Latynin. This disinformation campaign, the Ukrainian commentator […]

Who Blew Up the Russian Plane Over Sinai? ISIS or Someone Else?

November 8, 2015

Staunton, November 8 Now that most experts have concluded that Flight A321 was brought down as the result of a bomb explosion, Andrey Illarionov says, it is time to ask two more difficult questions: who destroyed the plane? And what did those who did so hope to achieve? There are essentially two answers that have […]

Russia Update: Conservative St. Petersburg Legislator Reported with Machine Gun in Donbass

August 31, 2015

Conservative St. Petersburg legislator is reported to have been caught with a machine gun on a trip recently to the Donbass. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Special features: – ‘I Was […]

Kremlin’s ‘Top-5 Propaganda Myths, Fakes, and Stupidities’ of the Week

June 15, 2015

Staunton, June 15 – Today, Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s Delovaya Stolitsa provides a particularly rich harvest of the Kremlin’s “top propaganda myths, fakes and stupidities” of the last week, a collection that simultaneously shows how duplicitous and foolish Moscow commentaries are and how skeptical everyone should be about them. The five are the following: 1. […]

Russia Update: Nemtsov’s Eldest Daughter Goes Abroad, Citing Climate of Hatred

June 9, 2015

Zhanna Nemtsova, a journalist and the daughter of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsova, is going abroad, citing the climate of hatred in Russia from state propaganda. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. […]

The Kremlin’s Top Five Propaganda Myths, Fakes and Stupidities about Ukraine This Week

June 8, 2015

Staunton, June 8 – This week’s list of the Kremlin’s Top Five Propaganda Myths, Fakes and Stupidities about Ukraine prepared by Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s Delovaya Stolitsa feature several which highlight Moscow’s tendency to accuse others of what it is doing itself. 1. Moscow Says US has Prepared Textbook on How to Make Ukrainians into […]