Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia

Latvia bans broadcasts of channel RTR-Russia for inciting hatred towards Ukrainians


The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia or NEPLP has restricted the Russian television channel RTR-Russia from broadcasting in the country for three months. As Latvian news agency Leta reports, Latvian authorities found incitement to hatred toward Ukrainians was found in their programs. The agency found hate speech against the Ukrainian government in the program “Evening with Vladimir… Continue reading Latvia bans broadcasts of channel RTR-Russia for inciting hatred towards Ukrainians

Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia · Target Audience Analysis

Radioactive Russian propaganda. How does it work in Latvian society?


This is a fairly good but also fairly shallow Target Audience Analysis (TAA) of Latvia. What works in Latvia may not work elsewhere because of the unique environment within Latvia. A real TAA would much more detailed, but that’s a subject for another blog. I wish I could read the entire report.  </end editorial> Сигита… Continue reading Radioactive Russian propaganda. How does it work in Latvian society?

Estonia · Finland · Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia

Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack


Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack Russia’s air force sent seven military jets zooming past Latvia Tuesday, before forces in Estonia and Finland scrambled to intercept three Russian warplanes further north in the Baltic Sea. In different incidents, Latvia’s armed forces reported observing two Russian Su-34 fighter… Continue reading Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack

CounterPropaganda · Estonia · Information Warfare · Latvia · Lithuania · Russia

Baltic news agencies unexpectedly cease co-operation with Sputnik


This article by RT illustrates a new Western counter-propaganda effort, and RT is actually acting insulted.   “A private, not a state-run news agency is unlikely to reject quite an important client,” a spokesperson for Sputnik Latvia told RIA Novosti.  How exactly Sputnik is such an important client is not qualified, it’s almost difficult to keep… Continue reading Baltic news agencies unexpectedly cease co-operation with Sputnik

#RussiaFail · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia

Latvia shuts down Russian ‘propaganda’ website Sputnik


By EurActiv.com with AFP Latvia shut down the local website of Russia’s foreign news channel Sputnik on Tuesday (29 March), calling the state media outlet a “propaganda tool” and questioning the credibility of its reporting on the Ukraine conflict. Moscow set up Sputnik to promote its voice abroad, including in Latvia whose ethnic Russian minority… Continue reading Latvia shuts down Russian ‘propaganda’ website Sputnik

#RussiaFail · Baltics · Estonia · Latvia · Lithuania

Baltics threaten to unplug Russian region


Russia had to have known the repercussions of their aggression. No? Russia, chessmasters no more. “Meanwhile, Moscow complains that its interests are being disregarded.”  Really?  Orly? Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia trying to shift their systems towards the European model. By ANCA GURZU 11/4/15, 7:39 PM CET Updated 11/4/15, 7:56 PM CET The three Baltic republics… Continue reading Baltics threaten to unplug Russian region

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Russia threatens to use ‘nuclear force’ over Crimea and the Baltic states


The words actually used were “spectrum of responses from nuclear to non-military”.   Russia did not jump straight to nuclear, to their credit. BUT, by specifically including the word nuclear, they bring undue attention to that option. So, Russia, thank you very little. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. All NATO members.  Russia has no ground to… Continue reading Russia threatens to use ‘nuclear force’ over Crimea and the Baltic states