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Anniversary of the MH17, Ukraine at the NATO Summit, Presidential elections-2019 and more – Weekly Update on Ukraine #65, July 9 – 16


Weekly Update on Ukraine Issue 65 – 2018 July 9 – 15 Situation in the combat zone Russia-backed militants were active all along the contact line and were firing upon the Ukrainian troops defending Krymske, Novoluhanske, Svitlodarsk, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Pisky, Taramchuk, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pishchevyk, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Militants used 82-mm mortars in Hnutove area. They are trying… Continue reading Anniversary of the MH17, Ukraine at the NATO Summit, Presidential elections-2019 and more – Weekly Update on Ukraine #65, July 9 – 16

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Inform Napalm: List-1097: How the Russian 18th Brigade occupied Crimea


Inform Napalm just released this report, translated into English.  This is exceptionally fine work on the part of InformNapal. This is also a case of very poor operational security on the part of the Russians.  I copy the entire article here only because, when dealing with information embarrassing to Russians, this might disappear at any… Continue reading Inform Napalm: List-1097: How the Russian 18th Brigade occupied Crimea

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Disinformation Review – Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target


Share Tweet Forward 1 March 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target Four years have passed since the protests and subsequent violence on Maidan square in Kyiv, and also another anniversary is soon upon us; that of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. It is, therefore, no surprise that we see a… Continue reading Disinformation Review – Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target

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The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal


The new normal in Russia is to lie about absolutely everything.   The branding campaign, example below, is both dark humor and ironic in its brashness. “Russia’s strength is in truth”. In a pig’s eye, source. I also encourage you to look up the urban dictionary’s definition of another applicable phrase, “oh bother“.  How can you tell when Lavrov is lying?… Continue reading The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal

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Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed


This article indicates the level of effort Russia will put forth to ensure that their Olympic team does not cheat.   Russia, however, lives in the world of cheating. If a Russian official is not lying, cheating, or stealing, something must be amiss.  In this case, the whistleblower impeded a doping effort by the Russian Olympic committee… Continue reading Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed

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Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media


MILENA IAKIMOVA DIMITAR VATSOV 18 October 2017 IN English PUBLISHED 18 OCTOBER 2017 Original in Bulgarian Translation by Katerina Popova First published in Critique & Humanism, vol. 47, No. 1/2017 (Bulgarian version); Eurozine (English version) Contributed by Critique & Humanism © Dimitar Vatsov / Milena Iakimova / Critique & Humanism / Eurozine Russian propaganda co-opts western grassroots criticism… Continue reading Co-opting discontent: Russian propaganda in the Bulgarian media

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.


By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE OCT. 23, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest — one of the Google-owned site’s senior executives. Robert Kyncl, a YouTube… Continue reading Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.