Information Warfare · Russia

RU: Why These Protests Were Different


March 27, 2017 Brian Whitmore Revolution is not in the air. The regime is not about to fall. Aleksei Navalny is not about to storm the Kremlin. And 2017 is certainly not the new 1917. But this weekend’s protests, which drew tens of thousands to the streets across scores of Russian cities, were nevertheless markedly… Continue reading RU: Why These Protests Were Different

Information Warfare · Russia

A Russian propaganda site incites breaking up Baltic countries


BY PAUL GOBLE IN SECURITY · MARCH 24, 2017 Arguing that the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are more russophobic than any other nation in the world, the Russian propaganda site, SputnikPogrom, outlines how Moscow must work to split up the three countries into smaller units dominated by ethnic and linguistic minorities to put them on… Continue reading A Russian propaganda site incites breaking up Baltic countries

Information Warfare · Russia

For Its Own Citizens, ‘Russia is Now an Occupied Country’


Paul Goble Staunton, March 27 – The vocabulary people use to describe a situation not only reflects but often intensifies the way in which they and others respond to it. Thus, Ronald Reagan’s most important ideological insight was to describe the Soviet Union as “the evil empire,” a term that not only delegitimated it but… Continue reading For Its Own Citizens, ‘Russia is Now an Occupied Country’

Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Is Not Cooperating With US Probe Of Massive Money Laundering Scheme, DOJ Says


 Another in an ongoing series to expose Russian systemic corruption, failures and massive propaganda and disinformation programs in an ongoing Information Warfare effort to inform the Russian public.  This is also an effort to inform US leadership and public of the threat we are currently facing.  </end editorial> A key witness in the case nearly… Continue reading Russia Is Not Cooperating With US Probe Of Massive Money Laundering Scheme, DOJ Says

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia / New Administration Media Ad Hoc – 27 March 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Prof Goble’s analysis is as always exactly on target. Pastukhov essay on internal changes in Russia over the last three years is the best to date, but Pastukhov assumes the regime can maintain its internal cohesion long term, the evidence suggests this may not be the case.… Continue reading Russia / New Administration Media Ad Hoc – 27 March 2017

Information Warfare · Poland · Russia

Russia banned a Polish board game that simulates Communist-era shopping


My only face to face experience with Communists was during multiple, multiple trips to East Berlin, a few trips to “Hier Grenze” along the East German border near Fulda (shhh, I wasn’t allowed within 1 kilometer of the border but I wasn’t driving), and a vacation trip to Yugoslavia.  I don’t count my multiple trips… Continue reading Russia banned a Polish board game that simulates Communist-era shopping

Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s state news service, Sputnik, applies for White House pass


Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass By HADAS GOLD 03/24/17 06:30 PM EDT http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/03/sputnik-news-white-house-press-pass-russia-236481?cmpid=sf The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy… Continue reading Russia’s state news service, Sputnik, applies for White House pass