I love how Russia responds to the American press, using “In the Now” as a weapon in their Information Warfare kit bag. “In the Now” is an English language Russian program put out by RT and hosted by Anissa Naouai. Anissa is an American now working in Moscow and has hosted this program on RT since 2009,… Continue reading Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails
When is a Texan not a Texan? Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they had shuttered almost 500 accounts they believe were associated with a Russian company that spent some $100,000 on ad buys since June 2015. As a release from Facebook noted, “these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.” Tabbing the… Continue reading How Russia Created the Most Popular Texas Secession Page on Facebook
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Zapad 2017 remains a major theme in the media, with well-considered inputs by NATO and Ukrainian senior officers, and Poroshenko weighing in. CACDS director Badrak observes that Russia has been building up forces and supporting assets to conduct a major war, likely against Ukraine and emphasizes Putin’s need… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 02 September 2017
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) said late Tuesday it planned to rescue Otkritie, the country’s seventh-largest bank by assets according to Interfax data, amid concerns about its loan portfolio. Now that the CBR was looking at ways to improve the insulation of the country’s banking sector, Tim Ash, a strategist at BlueBay Asset Management… Continue reading Russia bailout stokes fears of a systemic banking crisis
@DFRLab @AtlanticCouncil’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Catalyzing a global network of digital forensic researchers, following conflicts in real time. Aug 25 Analyzing a bot attack on a news site in the United States On August 24, an ostensibly Russian Twitter account with just 74 followers named “Lizynia Zikur” (handle @kirstenkellog_) posted an angry tweet attacking U.S.… Continue reading From Russia With #HateGroup?
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
Putin’s Successors The St. Petersburg Politics Foundation has compiled a ranking of potential successors to Vladimir Putin. The top five, according to the list, are: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Tula Governor Aleksei Dyumin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko. Opposition leader and anticorruption crusader Aleksei Navalny was… Continue reading The Morning Vertical – August 22, 2017