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WHO IS AFRAID OF RUSSOPHOBIA?

WHO IS AFRAID OF RUSSOPHOBIA?

Life is tough when the world is pitted against you, or you think it is. This week, the disinformation reflects this mood, radiated by the pro-Kremlin media.

Acute Shortage of Real Russian Men Acute Shortage of Real Russian Men

Vladimir Putin is Russia’s manliest man – according to the state institute for public opinion, VTsIOM. In a tight competition, the Russian president beat two actors, one of which is recently deceased.

Do the Russians Want War? Do the Russians Want War?

Pro-Kremlin media and politicians compete in beating the war-drum, blaming the West for attempts to contain Russia and warning to be ready for an (imminent) war.

MORE MICE BELLING THE CAT? MORE MICE BELLING THE CAT?

Book review: We are Bellingcat. How a group of volunteers is transforming the interface of the information space and geopolitics.

Diplomatic Demagoguery – Fact-Checking Russian Diplomacy Diplomatic Demagoguery – Fact-Checking Russian Diplomacy

Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, gave an interview to the Russian State TV Host Vladimir Solovyov on 12 February 2021. Here is a collection of some of the unfounded and misleading claims that were aired in the interview.

Disinformation Goes Dada Disinformation Goes Dada

This week saw the advent of an entirely new level of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Outlets are no longer bound to the traditional true/false paradigm, but have entered the realm of the absurd, the nonsens. How do we debunk Ayou Fyurrer na Huyutoo?

FLOODING THE MIND WITH HYPERBOLES FLOODING THE MIND WITH HYPERBOLES

This week’s disinformation covers Navalny and relations between the West and Russia In most cases, a bombastic twist of the truth is never far away.