Written by Andrew Korybko on 2019-04-17 It’s seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world’s top oil exporters won’t help its “ally” survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this crisis in order to compel Syria into undertaking further concessions related to… Continue reading Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?
The big news is that the Russian Duma passed a “Sovereign-Internet Bill” which mandates that Russian internet service providers must route Russian internet traffic through Russian control points – forming RU.net. RU.net will be a de facto Russian owned, supported, and controlled “IntraNet” as opposed to an Internet. Add to this that Russia is now… Continue reading Russia Censorship Of Internet Increases
Russia violated the human rights of anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, a leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin, by holding him under house arrest for a lengthy spell in 2014, Europe’s top rights court said Tuesday. The ruling by the Strasbourg-based court was welcomed as a victory by Navalny, who has sought to expose top-level graft… Continue reading Navalny hails ‘victory’ as European rights court condemns Russia
Share Tweet Forward 8 April 2019 *SPECIAL EDITION* European Elections: Are We Ready? In May, EU citizens will choose their representatives to the European Parliament. The choice we make at the ballot box will have a substantial impact on how the EU works for the next five years.In the EU, the right to vote also… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: European Elections: Are We Ready? – Disinformation Review Special Edition
The chief of the Russian Information InfoSpetsnaz, Igor Panarin, interviewed Johan Bäckman (Panarin misspells it Beckman) on YouTube. Bäckman has acted on behalf of Russia in a wide variety of situations. It is widely believed he is paid and directed by Russian intelligence. Bäckman has been convicted in Finland twice, is currently PNG’d by Moldova,… Continue reading Johan Bäckman Formally Associated With Russia, Interviewed by Igor Panarin
Share Tweet Forward 4 April 2019 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Always Blame the West! – And Six Other Disinformation Trends This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine churned out enough material for us to register about 50 cases, which we’ve divided them into seven categories showing how certain narrative templates are used and reused for different… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: “Always Blame the West!” And Six Other Disinformation Trends – Disinformation Review
A mock gravestone for President Vladimir Putin appeared in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, in at least the third such display in the past two months. The headstone popped up near the iconic St. Isaac’s Cathedral shortly after an activist was sentenced to 15 days behind bars for placing a mock Putin tombstone in Kurgan region in February.… Continue reading Activists Install Mock Putin Gravestone in St. Petersburg