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Like the Devil Reads the Bible


17 October 2018 “Danish scholars conclude that RT has ‘exceptional influence’ in social media”. This was the title of a recent story published by the Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti. A similar story was run by Sputnik, also in Russian. The sensational headline about the “exceptional influence” looks like a pat on RT’s back; however, it’s a… Continue reading Like the Devil Reads the Bible

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Russia giving Syria the S-300 is more message than menace


BY ANNA BORSHCHEVSKAYA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/16/18 11:00 AM EDT It may seem strange that Moscow has delivered its S-300 anti-aircraft system to Syria this month. The decision came after the Assad regime accidentally downed a Russian reconnaissance IL-20 plane in northern Syria on Sept. 17 using the less sophisticated S-200. Why give a more advanced version of that weapon… Continue reading Russia giving Syria the S-300 is more message than menace

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Russian Trolls Johan Bäckman And Ilja Janitskin On Trial In Finland


Jessikka Aro is a friend. I reviewed an article she wrote several years ago, and the Finnish pro-Russian trolls jumped onto my case. They even wrote several articles about me on their website, MV-Lehti. They came onto this blog and left crude and poorly written comments, which were actually humorous at times.  Several of the… Continue reading Russian Trolls Johan Bäckman And Ilja Janitskin On Trial In Finland

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (17)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s schism with global Orthodoxy is by far the dominant theme in Russia related media overnight, which should not come as a surprise since it is, as the Russians correctly pointed out, the single biggest schism in Christianity for a millennium. The Russian propaganda play has been… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (17)

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InfoShum: The New Trend in Kremlin Propaganda


By EU vs Disinfo There is truth and there is post-truth. There is information and there is disinformation. But in the grey zone between these categories, there is infoshum – Russian for “info-noise”. The word recently gained traction in Russia after columnist Oleg Kashin published an article in the magazine Republic headlined: “State Duma to *Deal with Masturbation: Where Does the… Continue reading InfoShum: The New Trend in Kremlin Propaganda

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Igor Panarin, Head Of Russian Information Spetnaz


According to a riafan.ru article, Igor Panarin, Игорь Панарин, is the new head of the Russian Information Spetnaz.  He later posted the article in English at: http://www.infospecnaz.ru/en/2018/10/16/the-united-states-may-disintegrate-soon-the-expert-named-the-date-when-the-fate-of-america-will-be-decided Igor Panarin posted the article on Facebook, so he is at least aware of the article and is not denying the stated fact. I sent him a public note, “Congratulations, Igor!… Continue reading Igor Panarin, Head Of Russian Information Spetnaz

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Russian Orthodox Church Splits With Ecumenical Orthodox Church


The Russian Orthodox Church just voted to split from the greater Ecumenical Orthodox Church. Now the Russian Orthodox Church is beholden only until God and Putin. My thoughts are currently that it doesn’t really affect parishioners, members of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Instead, the clergy and the patriarch, the politicians within the Russian Orthodox Church… Continue reading Russian Orthodox Church Splits With Ecumenical Orthodox Church