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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (46)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The Ukrainian government investigation of the ROC Abbot of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, and the potential loss of religious artifacts, has produced some coverage in the Western media. The KP backgrounder is very good, reporting that the Abbot was famous for a very lavish lifestyle and unusual… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (46)

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Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted


WASHINGTON — Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon today. The secretary spoke to reporters while awaiting the arrival of… Continue reading Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted

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How Russian Propaganda Works WRT Ukraine Kerch Straits


The BBC just published an article which contains quite a few examples of Russian argumentative techniques, propaganda ploys, and disinformation. In “Ukraine-Russia sea clash staged, says Putin“, even the headline shows Putin shifting the blame to an alleged Ukraine planned and executed operation. “Blameshifting” appears to be Russia’s best weapon in the war of words… Continue reading How Russian Propaganda Works WRT Ukraine Kerch Straits

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Wave Of Disinformation From The Azov Sea – Disinformation Review


Share Tweet Forward 29 November 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Wave Of Disinformation From The Azov Sea The main wave of disinformation narratives this week is unsurprisingly connected to the attack on Ukrainian ships near the Azov Sea. But let’s not rush straight into the examples. Instead, let’s filter them using the approach created by Ben… Continue reading Wave Of Disinformation From The Azov Sea – Disinformation Review

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Russia’s RIA Novosti Desperately Publishes Really Bad Propaganda Piece Targeting UK and Browder


In one of the most egregious examples of fabricated propaganda, state-sponsored and state-controlled RIA Novosti published an over-the-top smear piece targeting the UK and Bill Browder.  Why do I say it’s propaganda?   The article contains no documentation. No proof. No evidence. No citations. No links. Zero. Zip. Nada. No corroboration. No verification. Numerous references to… Continue reading Russia’s RIA Novosti Desperately Publishes Really Bad Propaganda Piece Targeting UK and Browder

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (34)


The letter written by Ukrainians sanctioned by Russia is a classic. This is a PR coup for Ukraine. Moscow got slapped, hard.  Funny how a 400-year-old letter came back to curse Moscow, from Cossacks, no less. Cossacks epitomize the spirit of Crimea and Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine. Not Russia. It seems that everything Russia does… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (34)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (31) – Addendum


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia’s play, regarding the Russian Orthodox Church and Ukraine, is almost juvenile in its craftsmanship. Take a worn-out, very well-known propaganda and fake-publicity stunt, replace key elements with “Ukraine” and “Ukraine Orthodox Church”, and expect the world not to recognize what Russia is, once again, doing. We know, we… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (31) – Addendum