Fabricated treason and espionage cases prop Putin up in power

Fabricated treason and espionage cases prop Putin up in power

By Sarah Hurst (@XSovietNews), for StopFake Russia’s Foreign Ministry is supporting its accused spy in the United States Maria Butina with the hashtag #FreeMariaButina despite mountains of evidence against her that is freely available to the public, while at home dozens of people are being jailed for treason or espionage in cases that are most likely completely invented, and that are tried in secrecy. The cases are a warning to

Fake: Cholera Found in the Azov Sea

One of Russian propaganda’s central narratives is that Ukraine poses a threat to its neighbors and to the world community,  and alarming fakes about hepatitis A, tuberculosis, measles outbreaks and impending nuclear disasters  are churned out regularly by pro-Kremlin media. The newest fake in this vein is the claim that cholera was found near the Ukrainian Azov sea port of Mariupol. Life.ru, Vzglyad, TASS, Utro.ru, Argumenty I Fakty, Bloknot and

Putin’s post-summit interview lies won’t save Trump

By Sarah Hurst (@XSovietNews), for StopFake Basking in the glow of the World Cup final and a humiliation of Donald Trump in Helsinki yesterday, Vladimir Putin sat down for an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News. Pro-Kremlin reporter Dmitri Smirnov tweeted: “Another present for Trump: In Helsinki Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the American channel Fox News, which belongs to the US president.” It doesn’t, but perhaps Smirnov

Moscow’s Long Tradition of Poisoning its Opponents with Impunity

By Askold Krushelnycky, in London, for StopFake British authorities have seemingly made a crucial breakthrough in their investigation into Russia’s use of the deadly military-grade “Novichok” nerve agent on UK soil which has killed a British woman, and nearly took the lives of four other victims, including a former Russian spy living in the UK. The Associated Press news agency reported that a reliable British security source said that police

Investigative Report: On The Trail Of The 12 Indicted Russian Intelligence Officers

By RFE/RL’s Russian Service A U.S. grand jury charged 12 Russian citizens on July 13 with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by organizing cyberattacks on the computers of Democratic Party figures during the campaign. The indictment contains the names of the dozen accused, who are described as “employees of the GRU,” referring to Russian military intelligence. In addition, the indictment contains the numbers of the military units that they allegedly

Putin’s Claim on U.S. Criminal Charges Against a Russian Company is Fiction

By Polygraph Vladimir Putin President, Russian Federation “We heard accusations against the company Concord. As I understand it, this company hired American lawyers, and the accusations against it just fell apart in a US court.” Source: Kremlin.ru, July 16, 2018 FALSE The trial has not yet started nor is the case dismissed At the press conference in Helsinki, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin claimed the case against the Russian firm indicted

Putin admits the occupation of Crimea

By Artem Velichko, specially for InformNapalm Western political, intelligence and journalistic community erupted in understandably and justly very negative coverage of Donald Trump’s disastrous performance at the press conference in Helsinki. Former CIA director John Brennan even called it “nothing short of treasonous “. As the shocked world media kept all eyes on Trump, they overlooked a rare moment of Vladimir Putin speaking the truth, albeit inadvertently. When asked by Jonathan

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The Night Wolves, a Russian biker gang, are a tool of Russian intelligence?

Topics of the Week The Night Wolves, a Russian biker gang, are a tool of Russian intelligence The US indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers in connection with the hacking of the DNC, while Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights advocate, is arrested on charges of conspiracy against the United States The Kremlin’s current narrative: British authorities are blocking successful investigation of the Novichok attacks Study: 10% of Russian-speaking social media users in the Baltic states

Russian U.K. Embassy denies evidence of Moscow interfered in the U.S. election

By Polygraph Russian U.K. Embassy official Twitter account Official social media account “Putin: Russian state has never intervened in US elections, nor going to do it. No evidence supporting the accusations was ever presented. But cybersecurity is one of the possible cooperation areas, as discussed in Hamburg in 2017.” Source: Twitter FALSE U.S. intelligence agencies and private companies have detailed Russia’s election interference. On July 17, the official Russian U.K.

Russian TV manipulates Gallup poll results to show Americans less patriotic

By Polygraph Tsargrad.tv Orthodox Christian TV channel in Russia “The results of a poll conducted by the Gallup Institute showed that in 2018 only 47% of Americans are proud of their country.” Source: Tsargrad.tv, July 4, 2018 MISLEADING tsargrad.tv ignored Gallup’s scale Tsargrad.tv, a conservative Orthodox Christian TV channel in Russia, reported on July 4 — U.S. Independence Day — that only 47 percent of Americans are proud of their country. The

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