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Waiting for the Advent of the Fifth Stalin

Waiting for the Advent of the Fifth Stalin

“Russian Superiority” is a key narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Russia has a mission to the world. A nationalist writer even promises a saviour from Russia: a fifth Stalin.

The Kremlin’s New Favourite Straw Man The Kremlin’s New Favourite Straw Man

The "Straw Man" is a rhetorical device, used in polemical debate: a method of attacking views or ideas, never expressed by the opponent. "Neo-liberal" is the Kremlin's latest straw man.

30 Years of “Colour Revolutions” 30 Years of “Colour Revolutions”

Historical revisionism gets a modern spin as the pro-Kremlin media label the events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius a “colour revolution”

Dugin and the Discourse of Deception Dugin and the Discourse of Deception

The Kremlin-philosopher Aleksander Dugin claims journalism cannot contribute to truth, so journalism is nothing but persuasion. A misleading discourse to legitimize disinformation.

Lenin, Saving America Lenin, Saving America

Pro-Kremlin outlets mobilise their favourite conspiracy theories when commenting on the January attack on Capitol Hill. Even Lenin is invoked to describe why Trump “failed” to stop power transfer.

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