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Russia’s Defense Ministry presents video game footage as ‘irrefutable evidence’ of U.S.-ISIS ties – media


Here is yet more evidence that Russia is manufacturing disinformation.  Irrefutable proof, if I may.  Pun intended. Russia is manufacturing disinformation and is doing a damn terrible job of it. Not only are the pictures of known events, but they are using screenshots from popular video games.  This puts doubt on any evidence that Russia… Continue reading Russia’s Defense Ministry presents video game footage as ‘irrefutable evidence’ of U.S.-ISIS ties – media

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Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media


MILENA IAKIMOVA DIMITAR VATSOV 18 October 2017 IN English PUBLISHED 18 OCTOBER 2017 Original in Bulgarian Translation by Katerina Popova First published in Critique & Humanism, vol. 47, No. 1/2017 (Bulgarian version); Eurozine (English version) Contributed by Critique & Humanism © Dimitar Vatsov / Milena Iakimova / Critique & Humanism / Eurozine Russian propaganda co-opts western grassroots criticism… Continue reading Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media

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New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk


October 20, 2017 By Bellingcat Investigation Team On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk… Continue reading New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

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Putin Burger With Lies, Please


An international beef sizzled over the weekend after social media grilled a fake Russian report about a New York restaurant honoring President Vladimir Putin’s 65th birthday with a special hamburger. Russian state media served up a story on October 7, Putin’s birthday, claiming that Lucy’s Cantina Royale in New York City had created a special… Continue reading Putin Burger With Lies, Please

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Hacked? “Turkey suddenly backpedals on its alliance with Russia”


Choke on Coffee Warning applies.  Everything about this article in Pravda is wrong, Turkey suddenly backpedals on its alliance with Russia.  The article was published at 17:32 local time, here in Washington DC.   I cannot, however, find ANYTHING to corroborate the story.  Even the link to the corresponding Pravda.ru article reads nothing like this English version. Turkey… Continue reading Hacked? “Turkey suddenly backpedals on its alliance with Russia”

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RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns


Seldom will I carry a full RT story because they are simply painful reading.  This time, however, RT names their top ten critics. No, I’m not on the list of these heavyweights. I’m glad to say I’ve chatted with two of them.  Not Hillary, however.  For her, bashing Russia is all about selling her book… Continue reading RT: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns