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
Actual surveys from 2014, statistical analysis by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, and reporting by Pravda, Separatism in the Donbas, and picked up by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KhPG), in Donbas ‘separatism’: Myth, statistics and heavily armed Russian spetsnaz, clearly show Russia lied about a majority of… Continue reading Actual Surveys and Statistics Prove Russia Lied, Illegally Invaded Ukraine
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
Though the headline focuses on Mueller’s investigation, I urge you, gentle reader, to take a wider view when contemplating Russian election interference. We know Russia interfered in the US 2016 election. We know Russia used Facebook and other ads, social media, Wikileaks, and hacking. We know Russia actively influenced multiple fringe groups to protest, to… Continue reading US’ Mueller investigation is finished. Russia’s election meddling continues.
Share Tweet Forward 28 March 2019 *TRENDS OF THE WEEK* A (Kremlin) Star Is Born Christmas came early for the Kremlin this year in the form of Vasiliy Prozorov, an alleged defector from Ukraine’s state security service, who is zealously promoting all manner of conspiracy theories about his homeland. In Russia, where he is currently taking… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: A (Kremlin) Star is Born – Disinformation Review
Russia considers Jehovah’s Witnesses a criminal organization and treats them as such. This is religious persecution of the first degree, and it is state-sanctioned. From Newsweek,WHY IS VLADIMIR PUTIN’S RUSSIA SO AFRAID OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES? The Russian Supreme Court maintains that the country needs to be protected from disloyal religious fanatics. “Disloyal”. In other words,… Continue reading Russian Religious Persecution: ‘Electric Shocks, Suffocation’: Jehovah’s Witnesses Say Russian Police Tortured Church Members