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Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails


I love how Russia responds to the American press, using “In the Now” as a weapon in their Information Warfare kit bag. “In the Now” is an English language Russian program put out by RT and hosted by Anissa Naouai.  Anissa is an American now working in Moscow and has hosted this program on RT since 2009,… Continue reading Russia, Smarting From Morgan Freeman Video, Responds Via “In The Now” And Fails

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RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War


Good article.   A few problems.  Why are all the stories on RT and Sputnik skewed purposefully to sound negative about the United States?   Why are all the stories about things that the vast majority of Americans never hear about?  What are all the RT and Sputnike stories about the West purposefully incendiary?  That… Continue reading RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

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How Russia Created the Most Popular Texas Secession Page on Facebook


When is a Texan not a Texan? Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they had shuttered almost 500 accounts they believe were associated with a Russian company that spent some $100,000 on ad buys since June 2015. As a release from Facebook noted, “these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.” Tabbing the… Continue reading How Russia Created the Most Popular Texas Secession Page on Facebook

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Russian journalist uncovers Moscow City Hall’s propaganda guidelines for local newspapers


 6 September 2017 When writing news stories in local newspapers about Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, authors observe a “Three Moscows, Three Sobyanins,” where the mayor’s name has to come up three times, staff writers at regional news media told the Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev. Meduza reviewed several dozen news stories and confirmed that Sobyanin’s name does in… Continue reading Russian journalist uncovers Moscow City Hall’s propaganda guidelines for local newspapers

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Facebook: An Update On Information Operations On Facebook


Facebook’s official statement on probably Russian ads bought on Facebook by the Internet Research Agency of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Sputnik has already responded: Facebook Accuses Russia of Social Media ‘Information Operations’ During Election The Sputnik article cites previous reports that no links to Russia could be established, and only mildly obscures Facebook claims (national versus… Continue reading Facebook: An Update On Information Operations On Facebook

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 02 September 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.  </end editorial> Zapad 2017 remains a major theme in the media, with well-considered inputs by NATO and Ukrainian senior officers, and Poroshenko weighing in. CACDS director Badrak observes that Russia has been building up forces and supporting assets to conduct a major war, likely against Ukraine and emphasizes Putin’s need… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 02 September 2017

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Russia bailout stokes fears of a systemic banking crisis


The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) said late Tuesday it planned to rescue Otkritie, the country’s seventh-largest bank by assets according to Interfax data, amid concerns about its loan portfolio. Now that the CBR was looking at ways to improve the insulation of the country’s banking sector, Tim Ash, a strategist at BlueBay Asset Management… Continue reading Russia bailout stokes fears of a systemic banking crisis