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Kremlin Watch Briefing: The Trump team welcomed Russian disinformation

Topics of the Week European Commission has assessed the Code of Practice on Disinformation, says current efforts to detect Covid-related disinformation are not sufficient.  Russia and China agreed on mutual cooperation on disinformation. Ukrainian lawmaker sanctioned by the US for interfering in the United States 2020 election on behalf of Russia. Good Old Soviet Joke Little Vovochka decided to become president when he grows up. And he did. Policy &

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Belarusian Protests Against Europe’s Last Dictator

Topics of the Week How will the Kremlin preserve its influence in Belarus? How big is the risk of Russian military intervention and how Russian outlets cover the situation? U.S. elections: Facebook wants to help voters by providing a system for absentee voting while Kamala Harris gets targeted by disinformation campaigns. Good Old Soviet Joke An American, French, and Slovak motorist meet in Heaven. As usual, they immediately start talking

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia’s Pillars of Disinformation and Propaganda

Topics of the Week First victims of the first-ever EU cyber-sanctions against cybercrimes GEC Special Report: Russia’s Pillars of Disinformation and Propaganda Could the international aid for Beirut cause more harm than relief, if the global leaders stick to their ultimatums? Good Old Soviet Joke A schoolboy wrote in his weekly essay: “My cat just had seven kittens. They’re all communist.” The following week, the boy wrote: “my cat’s kittens

Kremlin Watch Briefing: SpaceX launch ruffles some feathers

Topics of the Week Germany will seek sanctions over the 2015 Bundestag cyberattack SpaceX launch according to the Kremlin’s channels: a sign of weakness of aggression? How Russia uses fake election observation as a tool for foreign interference. Good Old Soviet Joke Putin opens the refrigerator and sees a plate of quivering gelatin.  “Stop shaking!” Putin says. “I am only getting the milk.” Policy & Research News 5th Global Engagement Center

Kremlin Watch Briefing: EU should launch a team to investigate Chinese disinformation

NEW REPORT Russian battles over historical narratives: the case of Prague’s Konev statue The recent escalation in relations between the Czech Republic and Russia, relating to the removal of a Marshal Konev statue, is just another case of Russia waging a “battle” with a post-Communist country over historical narratives. The Kremlin has, for a long time, sought to (re)interpret 20th-century history, in particular WWII.  The removal of a Bronze Soldier

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The unexpected journey of Russian ventilators from Russia to the US and back again.

Topics of the Week Illiberal Hungary witch-hunts critical voices. The civil society plans to build resilience in spite of that. The unexpected journey of Russian ventilators from Russia to the US and back again. Kremlin’s Current Narrative: The Kremlin denies involvement in Bundestag hack attack Good Old Soviet Joke Definition of aggression: The entry of troops of one state into the territory of another without the consent of the Soviet

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The Kremlin’s revisionism of WWII history

Topics of the Week FB spotted and took down accounts linked to influence ops based in Russia, Iran, Georgia, US, Mauritania and Myanmar Russia sides with China over American COVID-19 allegations Kremlin’s Current Narrative: Revisionism of WWII history Good Old Soviet Joke Moscow Olympic Village now serves as a hotel for foreign tourists. On the walls of the rooms, you can find a price list, information about the services, the city

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 in the V4

Topics of the Week HR/VP Borrell was questioned by the European Parliament on the watering down of the EEAS disinformation report due to Chinese pressure. Kremlin charges the U.S. $660,000.00 USD for COVID-19 “humanitarian aid” A new investigation links senior Russian FSB officer to MH17 crash. Good Old Soviet Joke Ceausescu met with a Romanian astronaut and asked him why he had been floating in the cabin between the floor and

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Post-COVID world & Russia

NEW PUBLICATION Handbook on Cyber, Information, Intelligence and Personal Security Threats from Foreign Authoritarian Regimes, Domestic Oppression, and Harassment in Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova This report follows a year of cooperation between civil society organizations (CSO) and think-tanks from Central Europe and the Eastern Neighborhood (EN). It evaluates the capability of the civil society in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on operational security and exposing illegitimate methods of influence. The second part of

Kremlin Watch Briefing: How is the pandemic being abused by authoritarian regimes?

Topic of the Week Authoritarian regimes abuse the pandemic in order to tighten their grip on their citizens and to spread their geopolitical influence while helping each other out by spreading disinformation. Good Old Soviet Joke A KGB officer comes to the park and sees an old Jew with a book.“What are you reading, Grandpa?”“I am learning Yiddish.”“Why? You will wait years for the Israeli visa. You’ll die before you get it.”“I

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