Good morning, With the second round of Czech presidential election quickly approaching, European Values Think-Tank is publishing a new report from our Kremlin Watch Program – Activities of Czech President Miloš Zeman as the Kremlin’s Trojan Horse. These are mainly: 1. Spreading Kremlin narratives on the international scene 2. The spread of Kremlin narratives in the… Continue reading New report: Activities of Czech President as the Kremlin‘s Trojan Horse
Russia, of course, will say this is a provocation. </end editorial> Ben Farmer, The Telegraph The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating. The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes… Continue reading Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia
Today a Russian Foreign Ministry official posted a link to a TASS article, the headline: VTsIOM: 73.2% of Russians surveyed are ready to vote for Putin in the presidential elections. VTsIOM is the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion, a polling company. If you follow Russian politics, as I do, this would be an… Continue reading What Is Wrong With Russian Voters?
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Note the very first line, the Troll Factory in St. Petersburg has tripled staff. </End editorial> NATO / EU / Russia Reports: Europeans reacting to Russian propaganda attacks, after Russian triples staff in “Troll Factory”, DFRLab on RT; USAF heavies to deploy to Baltic states for EX; Iranian protesters… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (13)
Moldova’s pro-EU government has banned Russian news broadcasts in the country—a move strongly criticised by Moscow. Supporters of the bill—signed into law by the president of Moldova’s parliament—say it will reduce “propaganda” from pro-Russian media outlets. Moscow slammed what it called an “anti-Russian attack” and claimed it denied Moldovans the “fundamental right of access information”.… Continue reading Moldova moves to ban Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts
Post-Event Tidbits January 12, 2018 Responding to Russia’s Attacks on Democracy: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned On January 10, The Alliance for Securing Democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted a bipartisan discussion on the need to respond to the threats posed by the Kremlin’s continued assault on democracies and democratic institutions. The first conversation… Continue reading Responding to Russia’s Attacks on Democracy: Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned
For the lawyers among you I ask, what laws is Russia breaking by meddling in Mexico’s election? How do we make it illegal? How do we stop this widespread warfare on democracy, on peace, on security, and on our way of life? Russia meddled in the US election, the French election, and the election in… Continue reading Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster