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Russia

Rus­sia is a pro­lif­ic actor in the influ­ence oper­a­tions space. It is par­tic­u­lar­ly well known for its attempts to inter­fere in the elec­tions of demo­c­ra­t­ic coun­tries, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. Most of its influ­ence oper­a­tions appear to be con­duct­ed via cyber activities.

September 15th, 2021 16:39
Germany Protests To Russia Over Pre-Election Cyberattacks
US media is reporting that Germany has protested to Russia over attempts to steal data from lawmakers in what it suspects may have been preparation for spreading disinformation ahead of...
September 14th, 2021 16:21
RT Becomes Prominent Media Outlet In Germany Sowing Distrust Ahead Of Federal Election
Belgian media is reporting that Russian state media outlet RT Deutsch has become a major player spreading disinformation on social media just weeks ahead of Germany’s federal election. According to...
September 9th, 2021 13:54
Kosovo Targeted By Russian Disinformation
Bosnian media is reporting that Kosovo has been targeted by Russian disinformation, which seeks to undermine Kosovo’s statehood and Western engagement in Kosovo and the region. According to a Balkan...
September 8th, 2021 15:58
Chinese And Russian Influence In Austria
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a UK think tank, published a study last year examining China’s and Russia’s influence operations in Austria. The study details political influence attempts, common...
September 7th, 2021 16:51
Major Western Media Outlets Targeted By Pro-Russian Influence Operation
Cardiff University is reporting that major Western media outlets across 16 countries have been targeted by a pro-Russian disinformation campaign where pro-Russian statements were posted in the comment sections of...
September 7th, 2021 16:43
Spanish Separatist Leaders Sought Help From Russian Intelligence Figures
US media is reporting that top Spanish separatist leaders traveled to Moscow and met with several senior Russian intelligence figures shortly before they were involved in setting up a secretive...
September 2nd, 2021 12:12
Russia Cultivates Far-Right Extremists Posing As Humanitarian Groups In Bosnia And Serbia
Bosnian media is reporting that Russia is cultivating and supporting far-right groups in Bosnia and Serbia that operate under the guise of humanitarian aid. According to a Balkan Insight report:...
August 30th, 2021 13:20
The Great Russian Reset: How Russian Disinformation Channels Are Disseminating “The Great Reset” Conspiracy Theory
According to a Global Influence Operations Report investigation, Russia has launched a disinformation campaign spreading “the Great Reset” conspiracy theory in the West. In recent months, Russian state media and...
August 29th, 2021 12:38
China and Russia’s Influence On German Parliamentary Elections
The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), a German think tank, has published a report examining China’s and Russia’s influence on the upcoming German parliamentary elections. The report argues that...
August 24th, 2021 13:16
Russian Media Legitimizes Baltic Fringe Disinformation Outlet
The DFRLab, a US think tank, is reporting that Russian media outlets have recently started to amplify Baltic disinformation outlet “The Baltic Word,” which has been linked to a cyber...