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Russia Lost the War of the Churches (76)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. A rough translation from my high latin for “Omnes interficere: quia ego Dominus qui sunt eius?” is “Kill them all, because I will have him?” Update: I stand corrected.   “Kill them all, God will know His own” </end editorial> In Ukraine, the exodus from the ROC continues. More interesting… Continue reading Russia Lost the War of the Churches (76)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (80)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. “Choke On Coffee Warning” clearly applies throughout this compilation.  “Our Boys in Salisbury” is clearly distasteful and reprehensible.  Think about the implications.  Russian hubris is toxic. </end editorial> It appears the Whelan hostage play will be milked for what it is worth. A Russian state poll sees trust in… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (80)

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Russia to push for having own monitors observe Ukraine elections


This is probably the funniest thing I have read all day.   The GUARANTEED outcome from any potential Russian observers:  The Ukrainian election was rigged.  Russia may apply but Ukraine will turn them down. In return, Russia will claim the election was unfair because Ukraine refused Russian observers. Everything about this is entirely predictable, like a… Continue reading Russia to push for having own monitors observe Ukraine elections

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‘Your Turn To Lie’: Former Russian State TV Cameraman Describes ‘The Business Of Misinforming Viewers’


Full disclosure, a few years ago I was interviewed by Rossya-24, the same channel discussed here by RFE/RL’s Dmitry Volchek.   A director from their program “Agitprop” contacted me and we had quite open and honest discussions about a wide variety of issues, but we kept returning to propaganda.  He openly admitted to me, “I am a… Continue reading ‘Your Turn To Lie’: Former Russian State TV Cameraman Describes ‘The Business Of Misinforming Viewers’

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Russia Manufactures PACE Outrage And Provocation


Russia received the same letter as every government in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) but claims it is a provocation against Russia.  The Russian response is full nuclear, clearly over-reacting. “It’s a provocation, specifically to coerce the Russian delegation to slam the door and pull out of PACE.” During the course of Russia’s… Continue reading Russia Manufactures PACE Outrage And Provocation

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Western Covert Action and Russian Active Measures: Hypocrisy or Divergent Values?


Knock me over with a feather, I got mentioned in this superb article.   John, I don’t believe we’ve met, but you honor me. Thank you! </end editorial> by John Sipher January 22, 2019 Most Americans now realize the Kremlin has attempted to influence, interfere, and subvert our democratic system. Recent reports even suggest the Russian intelligence… Continue reading Western Covert Action and Russian Active Measures: Hypocrisy or Divergent Values?

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (79)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Get out the popcorn and watch the discussions, arm-twisting, and final outcome of Nordstream 2. Lots of moving parts in these discussions, lots of people are already duking it out.  There are fortunes to be made and lost, but hopefully not by the people in positions of authority in… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (79)