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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.

April 13th, 2021 10:53
Russia’s Sputnik News Agency Leaves Britain
UK media is reporting that Russian news agency Sputnik announced it will discontinue operations in Britain and move its English-speaking reporting to Washington and Moscow. According to a Reuters article:...
April 9th, 2021 11:09
Professional Internet Troll Provides Glimpse Into Inner Workings Of Troll Farms In Post-Soviet Countries
Ukrainian media has published an interview with what is described as “a professional internet troll” said to be a Ukraine-based employee of a post-Soviet troll farm. The interview is described...
April 6th, 2021 12:37
Conflict Between Russia And Germany Grows Over Russian TV Channel
German media reported last month on a growing dispute between Germany and Russia over the establishment of an  RT (formerly Russia Today) TV channel in Germany. According to the Deutsche...
March 29th, 2021 14:32
How A Network of Automated Websites Spreads Pro-Russian Disinformation
The German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy, a US think tank, is reporting about an obscure network of automated websites spreading pro-Russian disinformation. According to the GMF report: February...
March 28th, 2021 13:34
US Intelligence Says Russia & Iran Tried To Influence US Elections While China Declined
The office of the US Director of National Intelligence has declassified and released its report titled “Foreign Threats to the 2020 Elections” which concluded that while there were no indications...
March 27th, 2021 16:53
Russian Propaganda Portal Sputnik Returning Back to Estonia
Estonian media is reporting that Sputnik Estonia, the Estonian branch of Russian state media Sputnik, is resuming its activities in Estonia after it had suspended its activities in January 2020....
March 22nd, 2021 14:03
Report Examines Conspiracy Theories About Covid-19 Origins In China, the US, Russia, and Iran
The Associated Press and the DFRLab, a US think tank, have published a joint research project examining and comparing the false narratives about Covid-19’s origins in China, the US, Russia,...
March 22nd, 2021 13:30
Russian Influence Operatives Organize Baltic Sea Region Conference In Berlin
US media is reporting that in January, organizations, and individuals associated with Russian influence operative Yevgeny Prigozhin organized a two-day “Baltic Sea Region Strategic Dialogue” conference in Berlin to discuss...
March 17th, 2021 15:01
Report Highlights Russian “Black PR” Tactics Against Business Rivals In The UK
The Henry Jackson Society, a UK think tank, has published a report on Russian disinformation tactics in the UK, detailing how Russia uses “black PR” tactics to besmirch business or...
March 16th, 2021 12:13
LA Businessman Imprisoned In Connection With Massive Political Influence Scheme
The US Justice Department has announced that LA businessman Imaad Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with tax evasion, campaign finance violations failing to register as...