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Warning: Adult Discontent!

Warning: Adult Discontent!

The Head of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, one of the greatest museums in the world, has received an official complaint about displaying nude pictures in areas accessible for children.

All by Myself All by Myself

Loneliness makes people susceptible to disinformation and extremism. Technology and COVID-19 might further contribute to this fertile ground for disinformation.

Sacrificing Lives Defending “Family Values” Sacrificing Lives Defending “Family Values”

Russia is among the European countries with the largest spread of HIV. According to official statistics, over 32.000 Russian citizens died from HIV in 2020. Now, Russia is retracting from a UN program on combatting HIV.

Donbas: Creating Fakes on the Ground Donbas: Creating Fakes on the Ground

Russia is concentrating armed forces in the vicinity of Ukraine’s Eastern borders. Meanwhile, Kremlin media has launched a campaign, justifying any kind of action from the Russian side.

The Jokers of the Kremlin Court The Jokers of the Kremlin Court

Poking fun at vulnerable minorities is fun; getting laughed at is no fun. The Kremlin is weaponising hahaganda, but has a very selective sense of humour.

The Perpetual 1 April of the Kremlin Disinfo The Perpetual 1 April of the Kremlin Disinfo

In the Pro-Kremlin disinformation universe, every day is April Fools’ Day. But the 1st of April is also a global exercise in source criticism: readers all over the world ask: “Can this really be true?”

Theories on Presidents Getting Vaccinated Theories on Presidents Getting Vaccinated

Russian state disinformation outlets attempt to claim foreign presidents took fake vaccines. Russia’s President refuses to share not only images from getting a shot, but even what kind of vaccine he received.