Tag "Russian narrative"

The Kremlin’s ‘Besieged Fortress’ Narrative Criticised in Independent Media

By EU vs Disinfo Russian media received President Putin’s annual address on Thursday with varying degrees enthusiasm. RT, for example, ran headlines such as ‘Listen to us now’: Putin unveils new Russian nuclear arsenal, whereas critical media chose to focus on cases when they found that the audience had been misled in the speech. For example, the independent Russian online outlet The Insider, which has an entire section of its website devoted

Doubling down on ”Nazism”

By EU vs Disinfo Amid the noise of disinformation, one of the regular techniques that comes through again and again is the repetition of extreme language to criticise, abuse or denigrate. And one of the favourite accusations is that of Nazism. This week we saw several such examples. The continued claim that Ukraine is governed by Nazis is a regular tool in the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign to discredit the country. This week

Russian Narratives on NATO’s Deployment

How Russian-language media in Poland and the Baltic States portray NATO’s reinforcements By Ben Nimmo, DFRLab In July 2016, NATO member states decided to enhance the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe on a rotational basis, with four multinational battalion-size groups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The move was intended to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense posture and serve as a reminder that “an attack on one is an attack

Fog of Falsehood: Russian Strategy of Deception and the Conflict in Ukraine

  Published 10.5.2016 Katri Pynnöniemi & András Rácz (eds.) The Finnish Institute of International Affairs Download PDF (1.24 Mb) This report analyses Russian propaganda and disinformation – here collectively called strategic deception – concerning the conflict in Ukraine. The strategic deception is not exclusively a Russian term, but it does capture what we think is an essential feature of the current Russian foreign and security policy. It is driven by

Weapons of Mass Deception. Part Two

In part one of his essay, prominent Russian media analyst Vasily Gatov explained the origins of Putin’s anti-Western narrative and the current Russian propaganda campaign. In this second installment, he focuses on the twisted logic behind this narrative and the mistakes of the West, and he provides recommendations on how to counter the Kremlin’s offensive, writes Vasily Gatov for Institute of Modern Russia. Launching an Offensive Against the West There is another side

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