It should register as an agent of a foreign government. By James Kirchick September 20 James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” Last week, the Russian government-funded cable network RT announced that its American arm had been asked by the Justice… Continue reading RT wants to spread Moscow’s propaganda here. Let’s treat it that way.
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Some excellent articles and analysis today. Good work by Sutyagin and Lucas on Zapad 2017. Lithuanian PM suspects UN peacekeepers may be exit strategy for Russia. Abdullaev report is interesting and shows the previously noted effects of centralising all power in the Kremlin, dismantling governance, and rolling… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 13 September 2017
BY PATRICK TUCKER SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation. The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement… Continue reading Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team
According to Reuters reporters covering Russian election station #333, the final tally of voters that showed up to vote was 256. The final official results were for 1,867, with 73 percent going to United Russia, Putin’s party. “We must ensure 85 percent for United Russia. Otherwise, the Tsar will stop providing us with money,” the man,… Continue reading Outrageous Voter Fraud In Russian Election
The Russian troll farm at St. Peterburg, Russia, has a new name. Glavset. Facebook May Have More Russian Troll Farms To Worry About reminded me that the Internet Research Agency is now known as Glavset. I reported on them previously, in March 2017: Investigation of RBC: how a “media factory” grew out of the “troll factory, but I… Continue reading Glavset Is New Name For Russian Internet Research Agency, The Russian Troll Farm
Special Briefing Senior Administration Official Via Teleconference August 31, 2017 MODERATOR: Thank you, everyone, for joining us today for this background call on Russia. On the phone with us from the State Department we have [Senior Administration Official]. [Senior Administration Official] will be identified as the Senior Administration Official. This call is on background and is… Continue reading US Department of State: Senior Administration Official on Russia
Two days ago, 24 August, was the Ukraine Independence Day. The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Акт проголошення незалежності України, translit. Akt proholoshennya nezalezhnosti Ukrayiny) was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 24 August 1991. The Act established Ukraine as an independent state. Komsomolskaya Pravda or kp.ru, a daily Russian tabloid (publishes overly sensational headlines), published the following propaganda schlock. In the mother… Continue reading Russia Feigns Indignation At Kyiv – NATO Parade With Propaganda