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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.

June 14th, 2022 14:56
New UK Government-Funded Research Center Will Fight Russian Disinformation
UK media reported last week about the founding of a new government-funded research center aimed at combatting Russian disinformation over Ukraine. The Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (CETaS), based...
June 9th, 2022 14:47
Russian Influence Operative Offered $500 Billion and 10,000 Armed Soldiers to Catalonian Leaders to Break With Madrid
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an international consortium of journalists, reported last month that a Russian influence operative offered to give the Catalonians $500 billion and 10,000...
June 8th, 2022 15:33
New EU Sanctions Against Russia Target State-Owned Media Outlets, Family of Disinformation Operative
The European Union announced the sixth package of sanctions against Russia last week, which includes the suspension of the broadcasting activities of three more Russian state-owned media outlets and sanctions...
June 1st, 2022 15:42
Former US Congress Members Took in $6 Million Helping to Fight Sanctions Ahead of Ukraine Invasion
Responsible Statecraft, a US foreign policy NGO, reported in March on former members of the US Congress hired by Russia to fight sanctions against the country in the lead up...
May 31st, 2022 15:27
Pro-Kremlin Influencers Trying to Link Buffalo Shooter to the Azov Battalion in Ukraine
In one of the more despicable influence operations seen by GIOR, the Institute for Strategic Dialog is reporting that pro-Kremlin influencers and others have been attempting to link the shooter...
May 30th, 2022 15:53
UK Sanctions Irish Journalist Working for Russian Propaganda Outlet RT
Irish media reported earlier this month that an Irish journalist was included in a new package of UK sanctions in connection with his role at the Russian propaganda outlet  RT...
May 25th, 2022 13:02
US Government Releases Report on Russia’s Chemical Weapons Disinformation Campaigns
The US State Department has released a report on Russia’s chemical weapons-related disinformation campaigns, examining the Khan Shaykshun, Syria attack (2017), the Salisbury and Amesbury poisonings (2018,) and the Navalny...
May 23rd, 2022 12:57
Hungarian Racist Featured Speaker at US Republican Political Event in Budapest
UK media is reporting that what is described as a "notorious Hungarian racist" was a featured speaker on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a US...
May 19th, 2022 14:33
​Russian Troll Farm “Cyber Front Z” Targeting Musicians to Spread Ukraine Disinformation
UK media reported this month that the Russian troll farm “Cyber Front Z” has targeted some of the world’s biggest electronic musicians in Europe, including Daft Punk, David Guetta, and...
May 18th, 2022 14:47
Putin Uses Victory Day Speech to Return to US Culture Wars
In his recent Victory Day speech, Russian President Vladamir Putin has once again referred to right-wing themes that dominate the so-called "culture wars" in the US. In the speech, Mr....