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Russia Proposes To Outlaw Fake News Or The Emperor Has No Clothes


The language is clear, but the purpose appears to be studiously avoided.  Russia is awash in fake news, conspiracy theories, and outlandish stories.  The more bizarre the better, it seems. Entire scenarios are built around a fabricated accusation and published on Cont.ws, LiveJournal or on one of the hundreds of blog and faux-news sites. If… Continue reading Russia Proposes To Outlaw Fake News Or The Emperor Has No Clothes

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Russia-led forces attack Ukrainian army positions in Donbas twice on Friday


Illegal armed formations attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, twice from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on Friday, February 1, no casualties have been reported. “Members of the Joint Forces have not suffered from criminal attacks by the Russian occupation forces,” the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said on Facebook… Continue reading Russia-led forces attack Ukrainian army positions in Donbas twice on Friday

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How to Get a 146% Election Result


Russian propaganda is often laughable, if it wasn’t so serious.  Even worse, Russian people and Russian trolls believe it and circulate it widely.  </end editorial> 30 January 2019 A new whistleblower has now emerged from inside a Russian state media organisation. This time it is Leonid Krivenkov, a former camera operator on the state TV… Continue reading How to Get a 146% Election Result

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Fake: No Evidence of Russian Involvement in MH17 Crash


January 21, 2019 – 17:33 Russian propagandist media are once again circulating new fakes on the theme of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down over Russian separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all passengers and crew on board. This time, Russia’s Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Vinnichenko told the pro-Kremlin news service RIA Novosti … Continue reading Fake: No Evidence of Russian Involvement in MH17 Crash

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Russia / Iran / Syria / Iraq / OEF Ad Hoc Update (14)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia’s duplicitous behavior with respect to Iran and Israel is mind-numbing. Russia now appears to be supporting Israel and, perhaps, ostracizing Iran. This despite rampant anti-semitism in Russia. Tehran is just as deceitful as Moscow, so these two deserve each other. </end editorial> Interesting developments following the Israeli raids… Continue reading Russia / Iran / Syria / Iraq / OEF Ad Hoc Update (14)

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EU vs Disinfo: Year in review: 1001 messages of pro-Kremlin disinformation


“Lies and blatant fabrications” – this was how the British government described Russia’s clumsy attempt to conceal its hand in the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, by staging a bizarre interview with the suspects. But it might as well be a by-line for the overall pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign that we followed in 2018. Out of over 1000 cases that we have collected… Continue reading EU vs Disinfo: Year in review: 1001 messages of pro-Kremlin disinformation

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Russian State Daily Calls Ukraine Coverage of Magnitogorsk “Sheer Heresy”, Confirmation Of State Church Merger


A Russian state daily newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda or kp.ru, published a story calling Ukraine’s coverage of the Magnitogorsk tragedy “sheer heresy”. Perhaps the word heresy was used to imply disgust, but the actual meaning of “heresy” is something tragically different.  Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine. Does this mean the Russian church has officially… Continue reading Russian State Daily Calls Ukraine Coverage of Magnitogorsk “Sheer Heresy”, Confirmation Of State Church Merger