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Baltic states

How Russian Propaganda Becomes Even Nastier in Baltic News
by Inga Springe, Re:Baltica

Russian Narratives on NATO’s Deployment
by Ben Nimmo, Donara Barojan and Nika Aleksejeva @DFRLab

A new report says Russia is intensifying its spy game in Eastern Europe
by Christopher Woody, Business Insider UK

Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming ‘kinetic operations’
by Christopher Woody, Business Insider UK

Internet Trolling as a hybrid warfare tool: the case of Latvia
by NATO Stratcom Centre of Excellence

The Russian Cyber Threat: Views from Estonia
by Patrik Maldre, CEPA

Small time propagandists
by Inga Springe, Re:Baltica in

Anti-Canada propaganda greets troops in Latvia
by Chris Brown, CBC News

Kremlin Media Mobilizes Against Magnitsky Act in Lithuania

by @DRFLab

Glory to the Kremlin in Baltic Social Media

by @DRFLab

Fake News & Botnets: Russia Has Weaponised The Web

by Cyber Security Intelligence

Confronting disinfo on TV in Tallinn


Militarily, Baltic Region is Stable; But in Terms of Information War, It’s Not, Latvian Expert Says

by Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia

The Baltic Elves Taking on Pro-Russian Trolls

by Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast

This Is How Russian Propaganda Actually Works In The 21st Century

by Holger Roonemaa and Inga Springe, BuzzFeedNews

Visegrad countries

Russian Agitprop Pervades Central and Eastern Europe
by Sergey Sukhankin, The Jamestown Foundation

За антиукраинскими акциями в Польше стоит Кремль. Анализ вскрытой переписки
by Кирилл Мефодиев, Informnapalm (RU)

Coverage of Angela Merkel in Some CEE Media
by Globsec Policy Institute

The pro-Russian disinformation campaign in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
by Ivana Smoleňová, Prague Security Studies Institute (.pdf)

Mechanisms of Influence of the Russian Federation into Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic
by Jakub Janda and Ondřej Kundra, European Values Think Tank (.pdf)

FORECAST: primary goals of Russian propaganda in Poland for 2017
by Marta Kowalska and Adam Lelonek, CAPD

Velká mapa českých dezinformátorů na YouTube. Rozkrýváme obří síť šířící lži, vládne jí jeden kanál
by Jakub Zelenka and Lukáš Prchal, (CZ)

Foot Soldiers in a Shadowy Battle Between Russia and the West
by Andrew Higgins, The New York Times

Czechs prepare to fight disinformation onslaught as elections loom
by Philip Heijmans, DW

E-Mail Hack Gives Glimpse Into Russia’s Influence Drive In Eastern Europe
by Yaroslav Shimov and Aleksy Dzikawicki, RFE/RL

A pocket revolution bought with Russian money

by Paweł Reszka and Pavla Holcova,

Information warfare. Journalists are the target, manipulation is a tool

by Edyta Żemła,

Russian ‘hybrid warrior’ gets help from pro-Kremlin media in Poland

by Wojciech Jakóbik, CEPA

Raising Awareness of Russian Soft Power in Central Europe

by Prague Security Studies Institute

Russia’s Covert Campaign to Inflame East Europe

by Oskar Górzyński, The Daily Beast

“Hungary is a post-truth laboratory”

by Anita Komuves, Vsquare

Ruská agentura Sputnik mění strategii. Láká i na spoře oděné ženy a vydává třikrát víc článků

by Aktuálně.cz (CZ)

Nordic countries

Yle Kioski Investigated: This is How Pro-Russia Trolls Manipulate Finns Online – Check the List of Forums Favoured by Propagandists
by Jessikka Aro, Yle

Behind the scenes at the Swedish troll factory
by East Stratcom Task Force

Russia hacked into Danish Defence emails for two years, intelligence report reveals
by Martin Borre and Thomas Larsen, Berlingske

These Swedish Nazis Trained In Russia Before Bombing A Center For Asylum Seekers
by J. Lester Feder, Edgar Mannheimer and Jane Lytvynenko, BuzzFeedNews

Sweden prepares for multi-dimensional defence against Russia

by Violetta Rusheva, New Europe

How to Deal With Russian Information Warfare? Ask Sweden’s Subhunters

by Elisabeth Braw, Defense One

Western Balkans

Russian Information Operations in the Western Balkans
by John Capello, RealClear Defense

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro’s government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources
by Ben Farmer, Telegraph

Eyes Wide Shut
by Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies (.pdf)

Montenegro Coup Suspect Linked to Russian-backed “Ultranationalist” Organisation
by Bellingcat

Russia actively stoking discord in Macedonia since 2008, intel files say
by Luke Harding, Aubrey Belford and Saska Cvetkovska, the Guardian

Pro-Russian Montenegrins Publish New Anti-Western Media

by Dusica Tomovic, Balkan Insight

Some other news from the Balkans – Fake it till you make it

by Ivan Despotovic, Remarker

EU officials warn of ‘underestimating’ Russian propaganda in Balkans

by Marina Maksimovic, DW


“Отправьте правительство в ад”: российские интернет-тролли уже в Австралии

by Andrei Soshnikov, BBC News (RU)


Austria’s tilt toward Russia worries intelligence experts

by Alexander Smith and Andy Eckardt, NBC News


Anti-Belarus disinformation in Russian media: Trends, features, countermeasures
by Andrei Yeliseyeu and Veranika Laputska, EAST Media Review (.pdf)

Москва в Беларуси открыла новый фронт информационной войны против Украины
by Денис Ивашин, Informnapalm and Stopfake

Как Кремль за деньги создаёт 5-ую колонну в Беларуси: журналисты, политики, активисты 

by 1863x

Lukashenka is beefing up information defence. Who is the enemy?

by Ihar Illyash,


Document: Russia Uses Rigged Polls, Fake News to Sway Foreign Elections
by Joe Parkinson and Georgi Kantchev, The Wall Street Journal

Bulgaria warns of Russian attempts to divide Europe
by Gordon Corera, BBC


Freeland warns Canadians to beware of Russian disinformation
by Robert Fife, The Globe and Mail

Canadian troops brace for Russian propaganda campaign
by Chris Brown, CBC News

How Russia’s attack on Freeland got traction in Canada
by Terry Glavin, Macleans

Trudeau cites propaganda on foreign affairs minister as Russian interference

by Lee Berthiaume and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press


Illicit Russian money poses threat to EU democracy
by Andrew Rettman, EU observer

Macron campaign was target of cyber-attacks by spy-linked group
by with Reuters

Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France’s Macron
by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times

Russian Soft Power in France: Assessing Moscow’s Cultural and Business Para-diplomacy

by Carnegie Council

Russian Soft Power in France: Assessing Moscow’s Cultural and Business Para-diplomacy

by Marlene Laruelle, Carnegie Council


Threats of Russian hard and soft power in Georgia
by European Initiative – Liberal Academy Tbilisi (.pdf)

Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This Is All About Income’

By Andrew Higgins, Mike Mcintire And Gabriel J.X. Dance, The New York Times


Russian Internet: Fake News Haven?
by Maks Czuperski, Donara Barojan and Ben Nimmo, @DFRLab

Russlands geheimer Feldzug gegen den Westen
by Eckart Lohse, Reinhard Veser, Markus Wehner and Matthias Wyssuwa, Frankfurter Allgemeine (DE)

Lež, která se vymkla kontrole
by Lenka Víchová and Roman Máca, European Values Think Tank (CZ) (.pdf)

Illicit Russian money poses threat to EU democracy
by Andrew Rettman, EU observer

Merkel and the Fancy Bear
by Patrick Beuth, Kai Biermann, Martin Klingst and Holger Stark, Zeit Online

The Kremlin’s Amplifiers in Germany
by Ben Nimmo, @DFRLab

In Germany, a Battle Against Fake News Stumbles into Legal Controversy
by Josie Le Blond, Coda Story

The impact of Russian interference on Germany’s 2017 elections
by Constanze Stelzenmüller, testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Germany’s anti-fake news lab yields mixed results
by Laurens Cerulus, Politico

Germany Confronts Russian Hybrid Warfare

by Kaan Sahin, Carnegie Europe

Germans must remember the truth about Ukraine – for their own sake

by Timothy Snyder, Eurozine


Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine
by David Patrikarakos, Politico


Italy, Bracing for Electoral Season of Fake News, Demands Facebook’s Help

by Jason Horowitz, The New York Times

How Italy does Putin’s work

by Joanna Plucinska and Mark Scott, Politico

Latin America

Fears grow that Russia could meddle in Mexican election
by Rafael Bernal, The Hill


Russian Propaganda Exploits Ethnic Tensions To Keep Macedonia Looking Inward, Not Westward
by Dan McLaughlin, Coda Story


Spain versus Russia’s kleptocracy
by Mark Galeotti, ECFR

Las campañas de desinformación, nueva amenaza para la seguridad nacional

by Miguel González, EL PAIS


How Sweden’s getting ready for the election-year information war

by Emma Löfgren, The Local


How Russia’s Information Warfare Targets the Church of Constantinople

by Evagelos Sotiropoulos


Kremlin trolls exposed: Russia’s information war against Ukraine
by Euromaidan Press

За антиукраинскими акциями в Польше стоит Кремль. Анализ вскрытой переписки
by Кирилл Мефодиев, Informnapalm (RU)

Non-Linear Warfare in Ukraine: The Critical Role of Information Operations and Special Operations
by Bret Perry, Small Wars Journal

Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show
by Aric Toler and Melinda Haring, Atlantic Council

Security Service of Ukraine Revealed 7 Million Anti-Ukrainian Accounts in Social Networks “Vkontakte” and “Odnoklassniki”
by Vchasno News Agency

Germans must remember the truth about Ukraine – for their own sake

by Timothy Snyder, Eurozine

‘Fog’ of Ukraine’s war: Russian’s death in Syria sheds light on secret mission

by Maria Tsvetkova, Reuters

United Kingdom

Russia: Implications for UK defence and security
by the House of Commons (.pdf)

Salmond under fire for signing TV show deal with Russia Today channel

by Tom Gordon and Alistair Grant, The Herald

MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

Jamie Doward and Mika Hyman, The Guardian

Russia attacked energy, telecom and media in Britain: government official

by Reuters

Russian ‘troll army’ tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

by Alex Hern, Pamela Duncan and Helena Bengtsson, The Guardian

Analysis: Why Scotland has to wake up to Russian trolling on independence

by Ben Nimmo, The Herald

#ElectionWatch: Scottish Vote, Pro-Kremlin Trolls

by @DFRLab

Russian Trolls Target British MPs

by @DFRLab

#TrollTracker: Pro-Kremlin Trolls Deployed Ahead of Syria Strikes

by @DFRLab


US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis
by Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN

How Russian Propaganda Spread From a Parody Website to Fox News
by Neil Ma Farquhar and Andrew Rossback, The New York Times

How Russia targets the U.S military
by Ben Schreckinger, Politico Magazine

One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda

by Philip Bump, The Washington Post

How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter

by Selina Wang, Bloomberg

Inside the U.S. effort to combat Russian misinformation

by NBC News

Hysteria over Jade Helm exercise in Texas was fueled by Russians, former CIA director says

by Cassandra Pollock and Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune

Propaganda Pushed Around Indictment

by @DFRLab

Multiple countries

Alleged Russian political meddling documented in 27 countries since 2004

by Oren Dorell, USA Today