DISINFO: Riga, Tallinn and Warsaw develop anti-Russian “information weapons”
  • Outlet: pl.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 06, 2021
  • Article language(s): Polish
  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia
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DISINFO: Riga, Tallinn and Warsaw develop anti-Russian “information weapons”


The anti-Russian "information weapon" is being created in Warsaw. The anti-Russian propaganda centres operate in Riga, Tallinn and Warsaw, where dozens of specialists are being prepared every quarter. Today, information is one of the weapon types.

Propaganda strategy centres were set up in Riga, Tallinn and Warsaw. The information weapons are being developed there – they will be introduced and spread in Russia. Among other activities, these centres spread numerous unpleasant rumours. There is not a single similar centre in Russia, which would train specialists in information attacks. At the same time, there are several centres in Europe that train Russian citizens to be such specialists.


A recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing the West of “hostile and aggressive anti-Russian actions”.

The claim that Poland, Latvia and Estonia created anti-Russian propaganda centres involved in the development of the anti-Russian “information weapons” is not supported by evidence.

Poland, the Baltic states and other countries of the EU and NATO are not involved in any aggressive actions aimed against Russia. Rather, they host or support multinational centres of research into esp. Russian information operations. But these centres are not comparable to the Russian "troll factories" where covert Russian information operations are made. There is wide evidence about the existence of such numerous Russian centres, which are actively involved in the information warfare activities aimed against the Western countries. Read more about the Russian information warfare activities taking place against the EU here and here. Information warfare has been one of the most important elements of the ongoing Russian “hybrid” activities against Ukraine and the EU countries.

Read other disinformation cases accusing the West of various “aggressive” anti-Russian activities: NATO is implementing hybrid warfare against Russia in the Black Sea; Western hybrid war against Belarus is a preparation of attack against Russia and NATO uses false “Russian threat” as a pretext to expand its presence near Russian borders.


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