17 October 2018 “Danish scholars conclude that RT has ‘exceptional influence’ in social media”. This was the title of a recent story published by the Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti. A similar story was run by Sputnik, also in Russian. The sensational headline about the “exceptional influence” looks like a pat on RT’s back; however, it’s a… Continue reading Like the Devil Reads the Bible
If Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, is unpopular and cannot retain power and authority, what are they to do? Why cheat, of course. Lie, cheat, steal, and in this case, cancel elections and try to delegitimize the probable winner’s qualifications – to disqualify him. All this does is turn “Communist wunderkind” Valentin Konovalov into a… Continue reading Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?
Share Tweet Forward 11 October 2018 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* Bring Back the Fifties and the Colorado Beetle! On 17 July 1983, the legendary Operation INFEKTION was unleashed. A marginal left wing Indian newspaper Patriot published an anonymous letter: “AIDS may invade India: Mystery disease caused by US experiments.” Supported by Soviet press and a pseudoscientific report from East… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: Russia Brings Back the Fifties and the Colorado Beetle! – Disinformation Review
By Joe Middleton and Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline 14:50 EDT 08 Oct 2018, updated 06:19 EDT 09 Oct 2018 GRU chief Col-Gen Igor Korobov, 62, reportedly emerged shaken and in sudden ‘ill health’ after his confrontation with the furious Russian president. Korobov’s telling off came as the second Salisbury suspect was named as… Continue reading Head of the GRU is in ‘ill health’ after furious dressing down from Putin about the ‘morons’ behind the novichok attack – as second spy is revealed to be Russian military doctor
The string of embarrassing failures is ruining the image of omnipotence the Russian leader spent years trying to build. By Leonid Bershidsky Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering European politics and business. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru. October 5, 2018, 2:00 AM EDT The… Continue reading No, Mr. Putin, the Bungled Spying Won’t Blow Over
OCTOBER 4, 2018 Atlantic Council’s Ben Nimmo warns: polarization is America’s Achilles’ heel BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN Western governments on October 4 unleashed a torrent of accusations against Russia saying its intelligence agency was responsible for cyberattacks on inquiries into Olympic doping, a former spy’s poisoning, and the downing of a commercial aircraft in 2014.… Continue reading Atlantic Council: Western Nations Go On the Offensive Against Russian Cyberattacks
It’s interesting that a number of Russian sources for these photographs have already purged the cited files. </end editorial> by Bellingcat Investigation Team After Bellingcat disclosed the identity of one of the two Skripal poisoning suspects as Anatoliy Chepiga, a highly decorated colonel working for Russia’s military intelligence, Russian authorities responded with a string of vehement… Continue reading Bellingcat: Anatoliy Chepiga is a Hero of Russia: The Writing Is On The Wall