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Kremlin Watch Briefing: The Kremlin keeps twisting history with little repercussion

Topics of the Week The Kremlin twists history once again on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. Germany and Finland show little interest. Donald Trump wants Russia back at the G-7, blames Barrack Obama for the annexation of Crimea. Robotrolling: Bots posted 55 % of all Russian language messages on Twitter, bot activity increased during NATO exercises. Good Old Soviet Joke An old man is on

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Russia watchers targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack

Topics of the Week The phishing attack on Russia-watchers was more successful than initially believed. European Values Think-Tank was among those targeted. US Senate is negligent to pass election defence bills that could help against malign foreign interference. Finite State’s investigation shows the cybersecurity risks and flaws of Huawei technologies. Good Old Soviet Joke One day, Gustáv Husák, the communist president of Czechoslovakia, suddenly comes out of his office, wanders around, collects stones,

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Italian Lega party turns to Russia for funding

Topics of the Week Italian far-right Lega party attempted to secure Russian financing for the European Parliament election. Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis: Lithuania’s president systematically targeted by disinformation. Leading American experts warn against insufficient American response to the threat of Russian disinformation during their testimonies. New study: How the Russian intelligence services upkeep the trust of their citizens. Good Old Soviet Joke After a speech, Brezhnev confronts his speechwriter. “I asked for a 15-minute

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Three former Russian intelligence officers charged in the MH17 investigation

Topics of the Week Four individuals, including 3 former Russian intelligence officers, charged in the MH17 investigation. The U.S. is launching cyber attacks, displaying a shift in geopolitical warfare and deterrence. New Atlantic Council’s study summarizes the foreign interference into 2017 French presidential elections and draws lessons learned for other European countries, including publicizing and striking back against cyberattacks. Good Old Soviet Joke Two rabbits on a road during the Stalinist terror

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The UK leads the fight against disinformation in Eastern Europe

Topics of the Week The UK has launched a £10m programme that helps a network of Eastern European groups combat Russian and Russia-supported far-right disinformation. Pompeo and Lavrov fail to resolve U.S. Russia differences on Venezuela and Iran. Reading suggestion: The disinformation activities online in Bosna and Herzegovina produced by economically motivated opportunists and political/state actors. Good Old Soviet Joke In the time of Stalin’s mass purges, a knock at the door woke a family in the

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Half of Europeans potentially exposed to disinformation before the elections

Topics of the Week Half of Europeans may have been exposed to disinformation on social media linked to Russia according to an online security company. While the United States intensifies its efforts to counter Russian cyber-attacks in allied countries, it might be overlooking significant loopholes in its own justice system. More and more countries are trying to fulfil their goals by leveraging digital tools and social media networks to spread disinformation, including Iran, North Korea,

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Can the EU limit the impact of disinformation ahead of the elections?

Topics of the Week Worth following! Atlantic Council’s DisinfoPortal launches “The Drop,” a new newsletter aiming at using global expertise to advance understanding of the threat of disinformation and to move the debate about the topic forward, towards needed solutions. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom leaves his position after being suspected of acting as a Soviet intelligence officer in the United States during the Cold

Kremlin Watch Briefing: What can the West do for Ukraine now?

NEW PUBLICATION The European Values Think-Tank introduces a new publication authored by our Non-resident Fellow Liubov Tsybulska: “Ukraine beyond 2019: Where should Western democracies assist?” It examines the relevance, lessons learnt and vulnerabilities in the following spheres: Development of society on civic principle instead of ethnic Reintegration of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions Work with historical memory Psychological support for the most traumatized groups of the population Development of the political and cultural

Kremlin Watch Briefing: How Russia attempts to recruit informers in Estonia

NEW PUBLICATION Let us announce the publication of a new Kremlin Watch Report called “Operation Dragoon Ride 2015: Disinformation and Counter-disinformation Strategies”, authored by our former intern, MAJ Jennifer L. Purser (United States Army). The report is focused on the effects of pro-Russian disinformation during Operation Dragoon Ride 2015 and assesses counter-disinformation strategies for NATO convoys. ODR ´15 was a combined US Army and NATO convoy from the Baltic through Poland

Kremlin Watch Briefing: Online platforms should provide more access to information for researchers

Topics of the Week The European Commission calls for online platforms to provide more information to researchers in its monthly report. Mueller report released: No verified collusion, unclear on obstruction of the investigation. New report: online platforms should be more transparent and establish robust appeal procedures. Good Old Soviet Joke In the time of Stalin’s mass purges, a knock at the door woke a family in the middle of the night. All family

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