Russia

Latvia says Russia’s military rhetoric is ‘alarming’


RIGA | BY AIJA KRUTAINE AND KATYA GOLUBKOVA (Reuters) – A war of words between Russia and the West could degenerate into something worse, with “devastating” consequences, Latvia’s foreign minister said on Friday. Latvia and its neighbors Estonia and Lithuania were all part of the Soviet Union until 1991 and are now members of the… Continue reading Latvia says Russia’s military rhetoric is ‘alarming’

Russia

Latvia’s non-citizens ask Russian parliament for help


This sounds strangely famiiar. This sounds just like Crimean Russians asking for help from Russia. March 26, 21:37 UTC+3 Latvia is home to more than 2 million people including around 320,000 non-citizens MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. The head of Latvian non-citizens’ public organization, the Parliament of Unrepresented, Alexander Gaponenko, said on Thursday he has asked… Continue reading Latvia’s non-citizens ask Russian parliament for help

Russia

Six post-Soviet countries now say they were occupied by the USSR


Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Azerbaijan consider their countries were occupied by the USSR. Russia continues to alienate other countries through their aggression. This is a remarkable change from a short time ago, where Russia was considered a favorable trade partner. Russia may be in trouble. 2015/02/26 by PAUL A. GOBLE Yesterday, Georgians marked the… Continue reading Six post-Soviet countries now say they were occupied by the USSR

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Latvia: Facebook separatism prompts alarm, amusement


By ANDREW RETTMAN BRUSSELS, 30. JAN, 10:03 It might be a “bad joke”, but Latvian security services have launched an inquiry into Facebook images promoting separatism in a Russian-majority region. The images popped up this week on the Facebook page of Vladimir Linderman, a pro-Russian activist, but were quickly taken down by their authors. Screengrabs… Continue reading Latvia: Facebook separatism prompts alarm, amusement

Baltic States · Information Warfare

Battle in cyberspace: Nato plans to help the West win the information war with Russia


By the way, please read through the comments. The Russian Paid Trolls are having a field day with this. Apparently someone in Russia thinks this may be a threat, so they’re ripping into it. One of the comments I found amusing was ‘You’ll never understand how Russians think’.  Perhaps, but with most Latvians speaking Russian,… Continue reading Battle in cyberspace: Nato plans to help the West win the information war with Russia

Information operations · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine

Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad


Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad By Daniel Kochis  Originally published at http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/10/countering-russian-propaganda-abroad Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted a Russian foreign policy approach that integrates raw military strength with a myriad of soft power tools to pressure adversaries. A key element of Russian soft power is the use of state-sponsored media to influence foreign audiences. Russian propaganda,… Continue reading Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad