Information Warfare · Russia · United States

This Day In History: 22 Feb 1946


George Kennan, the American charge d’affaires in Moscow, sends an 8,000-word telegram to the Department of State detailing his views on the Soviet Union, and U.S. policy toward the communist state. Kennan’s analysis provided one of the most influential underpinnings for America’s Cold War policy of containment. Kennan was among the U.S. diplomats to help… Continue reading This Day In History: 22 Feb 1946

Humor · Information Warfare · Russia

The Kremlin’s Fake Fake-News Debunker


The Russian Foreign Ministry is the laughing stock of the world.  Quite literally, nobody who has seen their “debunking claim” has kept a straight face.  I invite you to click on a few of the links in Brian’s article. Russia has dug a hole, has hit bottom and is seeing how low they can go.  Quite… Continue reading The Kremlin’s Fake Fake-News Debunker

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian Defense Ministry Creates Propaganda Force


It’s interesting this is being announced.  “Propaganda should be smart, competent and effective,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, announcing the new force. Shoigu did not say whether the “information operations forces” would be under the command of one of Russia’s main military branches or whether they would operate independently. – The Moscow Times This says… Continue reading Russian Defense Ministry Creates Propaganda Force

Information operations · Russia

Army Information Operations must help to overcome the backlog of Russia from the West in this area – expert


Apparently, there is an overlap in propaganda and cyber in the Russian approach, the terms appear to be used interchangeably. </end editorial> (Translation from Russian by my Chrome browser) 02.22.2017 21:16:02        Moscow. February 22. Interfax – Creation of information operations forces associated with Russia a serious lag in the information confrontation with Western countries,… Continue reading Army Information Operations must help to overcome the backlog of Russia from the West in this area – expert

#RussiaFail · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s government has launched its own ‘Fake News’ busting project


“Russia’s government has launched its own ‘Fake News’ busting project”…  and it’s hilarious.   </end editorial> Fake News. It’s an accusation that’s being thrown increasingly at true stories, by people who simply don’t like the tone or implication of where these facts lead. Exhibit A: Now the Russian Foreign Ministry is doing it. They’ve set up… Continue reading Russia’s government has launched its own ‘Fake News’ busting project

Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

We can talk about invasion when Russia concentrates more than 250 thousand soldiers at border, — military expert


At the same time, military expert noted there is still necessity to build up the Armed Forces 17:49, 22 February 2017 There is no need to raise an issue of Russian invasion of Ukraine for now. Such opinion was expressed on air of “112 Ukraine” TV channel by military expert Oleh Zhdanov. “I would not… Continue reading We can talk about invasion when Russia concentrates more than 250 thousand soldiers at border, — military expert

Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops


Feb 22, 11:23 AM EST BY VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW (AP) — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military – information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu’s statement – which came… Continue reading Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops