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An Invisible Curtain Falls Between Russia and the West


By Jon Sather Board of Contributors May 26, 2017 | 08:00 GMT The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, but the lingering Soviet specter continues to haunt the Western world. Since the election of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2000, a new conflict has been brewing, this time in cyberspace. And on a… Continue reading An Invisible Curtain Falls Between Russia and the West

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S.94 – Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017


 There FINALLY appears to be some action on this bill. Two Senators, one Democrat, one Republican, are threatening to push this bill forward (what a threat?) unilaterally if SecState Tillerson cannot show progress with Russia in regards to both Syria and Ukraine.  I’ve also seen this bill nicknamed the Russian propaganda bill.   The last… Continue reading S.94 – Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017

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Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation


ANDY GREENBERG SECURITY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05.25.17.05.25.17 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 11:51 AM.11:51 AM OVER THE PAST year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently in France. But a new report by a group of security researchers digs into… Continue reading Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation

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Why Nobody Trusts US Reporting About Russia


There are two schools of thought concerning Russia, as much as I hate to admit it, but I believe it is important to make the case. One, there is a manufactured ‘crisis’ in the mainstream media with sources based on Tweets. As an example, Louise Mensch’s tweets are conjecture 99% of the time, she is… Continue reading Why Nobody Trusts US Reporting About Russia

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 26 May 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I left the US domestic reporting intact. Much of it is beginning to resemble real news with some actual facts and not pure conjecture.  </end editorial> Russia’s internal crackdown / meltdown continues, regime induced poverty becoming issue for political debate, HRW on Chechnya. Sweden rearms – Russia as a… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 26 May 2017

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Putin’s Russian world increasingly informed by a Nazi aesthetic, Moscow specialist says


«We’ll Take It All Back!» by Russian artist Alexey Belyayev-Gintovt (Image: os.colta.ru)  2017/05/25 – 11:18 • ANALYSIS & OPINION, RUSSIA Many commentators have discussed whether Vladimir Putin is a fascist in any serious sense, but most have failed to consider one area where fascism has clearly arisen in his Russia: in the aesthetics that increasingly… Continue reading Putin’s Russian world increasingly informed by a Nazi aesthetic, Moscow specialist says

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Voice of America faces budget cuts, vows to fight ‘Russian disinformation’ — RT America


I appreciate RT making the point that the US is not defending against Russian propaganda.  Thank you, Russia, for making our case for us. I guess the Congressional hearings by the Senate and the House were for show. </end editorial> The US government’s broadcasting agency may shut down some services if it loses a suggested… Continue reading Voice of America faces budget cuts, vows to fight ‘Russian disinformation’ — RT America