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LifeNews, Vesti and Others. Is the Propaganda a Crime?

In the today’s war the media confirmed to have the status of the fourth estate. But the estate, which is not burdened with obligations or responsibilities, Artem Afian says in his blog on LIGA.net. Propaganda, is undoubtedly one of the pillars of today’s war. All of these tanks, machine guns, ribbons would remain simple props without absurd and hysterical scenes of Russian and pro-Russian media. Beating the LifeNews correspondent, smashing

The lie of LifeNews: Images of Ukrainian Army Bombardment in Ilovaisk

The Russian TV channel LifeNews manipulates video images in order to falsely accuse the Ukrainian military of the deliberate extermination of Donbas civilians. On August 19 LifeNews showed a “news item” about the battle for the Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk.  According to Russian journalists, the Ukrainian army has been firing at the town’s residential areas using grenade launchers, mortars and heavy machine guns. Moreover, LifeNews claims that the Ukrainian TV channel

Fake: a LifeNews journalist directed the fire of separatists

A report about one of the journalists of the Russian TV channel LifeNews coordinating the DPR militants’ fire at Ukrainian positions has been spread throughout the Network lately. Such a conclusion was made because this very channel was the first to show the video where a cameraman indicated targets for the militants. That’s why this video got on-screen graphic of LifeNews.

Lie: Lifenews uploaded their story about shooting in Slovyansk on Youtube before it actually happened

StopFake team considers it is important to mention that we have suspicions towards Russian media statements, especially LifeNews, regarding events in Slovyansk, because we feel like they have used extremely dubious arguments. However, the main argument that is currently used against LifeNews is not correct either. Opinion that states that the story about shooting in Slovyansk was uploaded on Youtube on the 19th April, when the actual events happened on

Lifenews.ru lies about 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment desertion into Crimea Autonomy side

On the 4th of March ligenews.ru announced an urgent message about readiness of Ukrainian soldiers and local population to defend Crimea . Supposedly 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment, 800 soldiers and officers announced this message. Lifenews.ru website also announced, that military regiments, located in Evparotia, Feodosia and Fiolenta changed over into Crimea’s side. Earlier on, 30 Ukrainian air-defense crews already took the side of Crimea,  says lifenews.ru Aleksandr Markin, executive of military base

Russia Update: Court Upholds Definition of Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg as ‘Foreign Agent’

A court rejected the attempt by the Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg to remove the designation of “foreign agent,” despite the fact that the group has no foreign funding. Are There Foreign Soldiers Fighting in the Azov Battalion? 15:15 (GMT) In recent days, Russian state media and pro-Kremlin news outlets have been going full tilt with a claim that “NATO is fighting in Mariupol.” Yesterday, the international community converged on

Russian propaganda’s bizzare take on the Mariupol massacre

Terrorist speakers and pro-Russian media in Ukraine are notorious for rapidly shifting statements in the wake of disasters they cause. As details of the MH17 crash became known, terrorist propaganda sites and Kremlin news agencies quickly pulled down boasts of shutting down a Ukrainian military cargo plane. Right after the bus massacre at Volnovakha hit the news, a terrorist news group on the Russian social network Vkontakte promptly deleted a post

Putin’s Propaganda Industry Tightens Its Belt

“One does not economize on ideology” — so, according to historian Roy Medvedev, went a favorite saying of Mikhail Suslov, the man responsible for maintaining the purity of Marxism-Leninism in 1970′s Soviet Union. While high oil prices held, Russian President Vladimir Putin acted in full accordance with this adage, building an expensive, powerful propaganda machine to bolster support for his policies at home and abroad. Now, however, the Putin ideological apparatus

Fake: Poroshenko was Booed and Whistled by Students in Zurich

January 20, a newscaster of Russian TV channel NTV told that that the President of Ukraine held a meeting with students in Zurich. During the lecture (from 8:40) Poroshenko was allegedly “booed and whistled and his speech was interrupted several times by raised voices of the audience”. Then we can hear in the news item the voice of a girl, allegedly a student of this Zurich university, shouting something like:

Fake: Ukrainian SBU posted Volnovakha analysis on the blog Ukraine@war

Lifenews (better know as Lienews) reports that the hackers Cyber-Berkut were able to steal documents that proof that Ukraine planned a provocation at Volnovakha checkpoint and that the SBU wote the analysis on my blog… This is the original tweet from lieNews: Here is the link to their article. This is a link to a cached article. These are the ‘documents’ used: That last document mentions the blog including the exact link

How Russian propaganda spreads online

Something flipped a switch for a swarm of fake Twitter accounts between Jan. 3 and Jan. 5, setting off a deluge of half-literate hot takes. While their usual activity normally consisted of posting “inspirational” quotes of questionable origin and tweeting things no real human ever could, like “What’s better than a curved #television,” suddenly their attention turned to the safety of a nuclear power plant located in Zaporizhia, a city

How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare

At the NATO summit in Wales, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.” It was something of an underestimation. The new Russia doesn’t just deal in the petty disinformation, forgeries, lies, leaks, and cyber-sabotage usually associated with information warfare. It reinvents reality, creating mass hallucinations that

Lies: Russian Channel One Demonstrated a Satellite Image of the Malaysian Boeing Being Attacked

On November 14, on the Russian Channel One TV presenter Mikhail Leontiev announced in his program “Odnako” that he had a “sensational image”, supposedly made by a foreign spy satellite in the last seconds of Malaysian Boeing flight over Ukraine: “I totally agree with the results of your analysis of the causes of Boeing crash”, writes a man, who introduced himself as a graduate of MIT, air expert with 20

The Kremlin’s Octopus of International Propaganda—Obvious and Hidden Tentacles

Russia is rapidly expanding its global propaganda empire, and while some of its mouth pieces and media outlets are broadly recognized as closely tied to or owned by the Kremlin, others continue to escape the world’s attention, passing themselves off as independent projects, Fatima Tlis writes for Eurasia Daily Monitor. In the most recent major example, on November 10, the director of the Kremlin-backed international media corporation RT (formerly Russia

Lies: 13-Year-Old Boy Doped by National Guard

LifeNews and NTV TV-Channels showed similar reports within a couple of days: some 13-year-old Stas from Krasnyi Liman village in Donetsk region telling the story how the National Guard doped him and sent as a spy to the militias. The boy featuring in the report of Russian journalists was never kidnapped.  This is Stanislav Sergeievich Petrov, who disappeared on October 12 in Krasnyi Liman. He is feeble-minded. Since his disappearance the

Fake: Bodies of 286 Women were Found near Krasnoarmiisk

October 31 several Russian mass media (Interfax, RIA Novosti) spread a false statement of Oleksandr Zakharchenko, so-called “Prime Minister of Donetsk People Republic”, who told that during the anti-terrorist operation of Ukrainian militaries almost 400 women at the age of 18 to 25 had gone missing in the town of Krasnoarmiisk of the Donetsk region, bodies of 286 women had been found lately. He made such a statement during the

Fake: Zaporizhia Veterans were Shown Scenes of Soviet Soldiers Raping Ukrainian Girls

LifeNews website published a report about a concert dedicated to the 71 years since  Zaporizhia Oblast liberation from Nazi occupation in 1943, titled «Veterans were «congratulated» with scenes of violence».   During the concert the veterans watched a play, which, according to Russian journalists, depicted the act of raping of Ukrainian women by the Soviet «liberators». LifeNews claim most of the veterans left without waiting for the play to end. The

Fake: Chinese Militaries Attacked Russian Soldiers on the Border

Several Ukrainian news sites spread fake information about the attack of the Chinese troops on the Russian border, referring to the Russian TV channel LifeNews. As a result of the clash on the border territories 16 Russian soldiers are said to be dead. This false news has been quickly spread through social networks and forums. The phrase of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov about “massive artillery fire from

Fake: Ukrainian Military Shelled Bus Stop in Donetsk

On October 1, Lifenews reported eight people killed in Donetsk bus stop shelling. The report featured bus stop on the crossing of Kiev Av. and Poligraficheskaia Str. which “was shelled by the Ukrainian military who used rocket systems”. One of the missiles hit the bus and it burned down. Lifenews journalists accuse the Ukrainian military of the bus stop shelling, bus destruction and the death of eight civilians. They claim the shelling was

Russia and the Menace of Unreality

At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.” It was something of an underestimation. The new Russia doesn’t just deal in the petty disinformation, forgeries, lies, leaks, and cyber-sabotage usually associated with information warfare. It reinvents reality,

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