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German Intelligence Agency Warns Of Russian Cyber Sabotage


BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned Friday that Russia is engaged in electronic espionage efforts and appears willing to conduct cyber sabotage against critical infrastructure. The BfV agency said Russian intelligence agencies appear to be behind an “aggressive” campaign of electronic espionage going back at least seven years known as… Continue reading German Intelligence Agency Warns Of Russian Cyber Sabotage

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Vladimir Putin prepares for world domination in Valiant Comics series


BY ETHAN SACKS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6:38 PM VALIANT COMICS The Russian president is making his comic book debut as a despot bent on world domination in a new series from Valiant Comics. This will have Vladimir Putin seeing red. The Russian president is making his comic book debut as… Continue reading Vladimir Putin prepares for world domination in Valiant Comics series

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Yekaterina Vinokurova Upstages Putin


A Russian online reporter, Yekaterina Vinokurova, managed to upstage the President of Russia, in what was supposed to be Putin’s yearly show of self-worship. Yekaterina Vinokurova stated a list Russian officials charged with corruption, incidents which displayed State corruption and implied Putin’s entire regime, starting with him, was corrupt.  She asked: “When you came to power… Continue reading Yekaterina Vinokurova Upstages Putin

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RU: Ukraine!? What Ukraine?


By Brian Whitmore December 03, 2015 What Vladimir Putin didn’t say may be just as important as what he did say. In a one-hour speech to a joint session of the Russian parliament, Vladimir Putin did not utter the word “Ukraine” once. He didn’t attack the authorities in Kyiv. He didn’t talk about the plight… Continue reading RU: Ukraine!? What Ukraine?

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Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State


A very interesting and quite accurate assessment of Russia in a global perspective. Not good at all. A foreign expert asked me about trolling today and I responded with a question: which kind of troll?  A troll’s purpose is to: Suppress opposition statements Overwhelm opposition statements Distract the conversation Disrupt the conversation There are more ‘purposes’,… Continue reading Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State

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Russian Disinformation Archives


After only five weeks, East StratCom (EU EEAS-Ukr) has archives available. One would think that Russia is sufficiently embarrassed at being caught in their lies, deceit, disinformation and fabrications. Russian propaganda and active measures seem to be continuing without pause. Lying is Russian business and business is good. EU vs Disinformation Latest News 24/11/2015 Disinformation review:… Continue reading Russian Disinformation Archives

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How Putin Shot Himself in the Foot


BY AARON KOREWA SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Russian propaganda managed to surpass its own absurdity when the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin, claimed that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fought alongside rebel forces in both Chechen wars. Yatsenyuk supposedly tortured and executed Russian soldiers there. This apparently took place in the mid-1990s when Yatsenyuk… Continue reading How Putin Shot Himself in the Foot