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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (57)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia plays a propaganda stunt in Venezuela, evidently the prospect of Maduro’s regime collapsing and Venezuela’s debt to Russia not being repaid by a successor regime is not attractive to Muscovy. More Russian reinforcement in the Black Sea. Portnikov on Russia’s defacto sale of the Kuriles back… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (57)

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Ukraine’s SBU Warns Of Russian Provocations Towards Inciting War Using Religion


Ukraine’s SBU has issued two pamphlets warning how Russia is planning to use the ROC, the UOC-MP, and the UOC situation as a cover to stage provocations in Ukraine to justify a Russian invasion. The pamphlets also directly accuse the UOC-MP of supporting the Russian invasions of Ukraine, supporting terrorists, and issuing anti-Ukraine propaganda.  This… Continue reading Ukraine’s SBU Warns Of Russian Provocations Towards Inciting War Using Religion

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Agents of doubt: How a powerful Russian propaganda machine chips away at Western notions of truth


Russia spends $1.3 billion per year telling disinformation, propaganda, lies, fake news, distortions, deceptions, and muddying the truth. The United States doesn’t spend nearly that much telling the truth. Guess who has more impact? </end editorial> Joby Warrick and Anton Troianovski, The Washington Post  Published 8:56 am PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 SALISBURY, England – The initial… Continue reading Agents of doubt: How a powerful Russian propaganda machine chips away at Western notions of truth

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (56)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The “firehose” barrage against Ukraine and the West splits into INF and Kerch threads, the former interesting as retired Gen Shamanov accusses Pres Gorbachev, Shevardnadze and Yakovlev of high treason for signing the INF and pulling Soviet forces out of Germany, the latter interesting as the Kerch… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (56)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (52)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia continues digging the hole it is in deeper.  Whoever is advising Putin and the leadership of Russia should take their riches and quit. Everything related to the “War of the Churches” is going wrong for Russia.  The Kerch Straits incident allowed Ukraine to outmaneuver Russia with a very… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (52)

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Russia Will Return Kurile Islands, Should Return Crimea


Paul Goble reported on a Vitaly Portnikov article which states that Putin or his successor should return Crimea to Ukraine. Portnikov gives examples of the good feelings and benefits from returning two or more Kurile Islands to Japan, seized at the end of World War II.  In the same frame of mind, these are just a… Continue reading Russia Will Return Kurile Islands, Should Return Crimea