Navalny’s Death: the Hand of the West. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 12-18 February 2024

Last week, Russian media celebrated the capture of Avdiivka which is said to mark a new phase of the war that paved the way for Russia’s victory. In addition to protecting the people of Donbas from the Ukrainian Nazis, the Russian army is said to be preparing a large-scale offensive to capture the entire region. The disinformers avoid mentioning the cost of flying the Russian flag over the rubble of the destroyed city — instead, they claim that Avdiivka is Zelensky’s Waterloo. The news of Navalny’s death also received considerable attention, but no surprises here: it was said to have been orchestrated by the West to disrupt the presidential election in Russia.This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online para journalists to manipulate public opinion.

Ode to Joy: Relishing Putin’s Interview to Tucker Carlson Russian Media Monitoring Report, 5-11 February 2024

Last week, Russian media finally decided who their favorite American was. American journalist Tucker Carlson ticked all the boxes: he respects Putin, understands Russian national interests, and is ready to broadcast the Kremlin’s position. Carlson instantly became Russian propaganda's darling and the focus of media attention. Carlson’s visit coverage culminated in Putin's interview which was touted to have broken through the information blockade set up by the West.

Zaluzhny, Eggs and Organ Harvesting. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 29 January-4 February 2024

Last week, Russian media accused Ukraine’s allies of supplying weapons to Kyiv. The propagandists argued that the West wants to eradicate Russians which is why it allows Ukrainians to shoot down planes or target bakeries. Some Russian officials even claimed that Western weapons supplied to Ukraine were manned by American operators while the Ukrainians were only used in support roles.Читати українською

Operation “New Coat of Paint”. How Trashy Websites Help Notorious Figures Restore Their Reputation: a Monitoring Report on Disinformation in Ukraine

Many Ukrainian trashy websites that we monitor appear to be offering their services to all kinds of dubious characters in need of a reputation fix. Those include scandalous politicians and so-called experts who had worked for pro-Russian TV channels promoting Kremlin's narratives before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Читати українською

10 Stories on the Russo-Ukrainian War. A selection for American congressmen

At a crucial juncture, as aid for Ukraine encountered obstacles in the U.S. Congress, we have compiled a selection of materials published on Texty.org.ua and translated into English. This compilation is designed to assist activists who are writing letters to American congressmen, providing them with compelling arguments for continued support of Ukraine.These articles, released during the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military, explain the essence of this war. They describe the challenges faced by the Ukrainian nation, which has become a target for its neighboring country, a nation ten times its size, governed by a dictatorship and propaganda. This collection serves as an essential resource for understanding the complexities and realities of the conflict, aiding those who advocate for Ukraine's cause on the international stage.Read this article in Ukrainian

Putin Will Lead Russia to Victory while Trump Will Lead the US out of NATO. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 4-10 December 2023

Last week, Russian media once again brought the main focus on the news from the Ukrainian front. Saying that Russia's victory is just around the corner, the propaganda claimed that the Ukrainian forces were retreating and spread fake news about captured towns and villages.Читати українською

Pride Parades Banned for Promoting Western Values while the U.S. Is Planning a Hit on Budanov. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 27 November-3 December 2023

Last week, there was a lot speculation on Russian media about who was behind the poisoning of the wife of the Chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov. Long story short, it could be anyone except Russia: the suspects included Zelensky, Zaluzhny and Western intelligence services.

Eyes of the Gods: How Aerial Recon Guides Artillery to Enemy Attacks

"The bastards are on the move. Moving fast. Adjustments needed. While they march, you count the seconds and pray for the shell to hit its mark in time. Flying in strong winds is nerve-racking. On one hand, the risk of losing the drone and being left 'blind' until a replacement arrives is high. On the other, right now, someone's son, brother, sister, mother, or father might be dying at the front lines."Читати українською

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