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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (124)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Fairford Buff deployment is very busy, and Russians reacting. More Russian incursions in the Baltics. NATO responds to Russian threats. Travin compares Russia’s faux-Fascism with the NSDAP, noting the main difference in Russia is a regime agenda for personal enrichment (also true in the NSDAP scheme but… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (124)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Corruption in Russia’s Military Quadrupled in 2018, Prosecutors Say


Corruption in Russia is deemed semi-acceptable by Russian law.  Why is it, then, no surprise that corruption in the Russian military is rampant? According to 4 Types of Political Corruption, there are 4 types of corruption.  Types of Corruption 1) Payoffs and Bribes  2) Graft and Embezzlement  3) Blackmail and Extortion  4) Preferential Treatment  The first… Continue reading Corruption in Russia’s Military Quadrupled in 2018, Prosecutors Say

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (123)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A/SECSTATE Poblete is correct that Russia is a serial violator of arms control treaties, in fact over the last five years they have likely violated every single treaty they or the Sovs ever signed. DOne commentary on Muscovy’s nuclear saber-rattling makes some good points. In Russia, Klimov… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (123)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (122)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Buff = B-52 </end editorial> Russia’s new Internet censorship legislation is dominating media coverage of Russia – its existence reflects the regime’s fear of its own people. In Russia, ISIS recruitment shifts to ethnic Russian converts, likely as these are less connected with wider Muslim communities that see ISIS… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (122)

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Venezuela Meltdown Update (24)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Meltdown continues inexorably. Russian attempts to prop up the regime continue, as do Chinese. Guaido activists take over embassy in US. Cuban doctors publicly disclose Chavista use of medical welfare to blackmail voters. Notable is also the debate in Western political circles, as divisions arise in the… Continue reading Venezuela Meltdown Update (24)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Putin’s Rosgvardia Are Pussies, Er, Pose With Cats


Putin’s Personal Praetorian Guard, Rosgvardia, 350,000+ Russian troops that work exclusively for Russian President Putin, have an image problem. Perhaps this huge personal palace guard with the highest tech weapons are seen as dictatorial tools, or perhaps they are seen as the result of official paranoia surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to avoid assassination.… Continue reading Putin’s Rosgvardia Are Pussies, Er, Pose With Cats

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (121) – Crimea Occupation Anniversary


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Five years. For five years Russia has been illegally occupying Crimea.  </end editorial> The 5th anniversary of the Russian occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea is displacing almost all other media on Ukraine. The spectrum of commentary presents a good cross section of views and analysis on Crimea. Curiously,… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (121) – Crimea Occupation Anniversary