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The resumption of official visits and meetings of the ministers of Chisinau and Moscow Governments are treated differently by the media and by politicians. The recent visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, to Moscow was a new reason for the pro-Kremlin media to remind that “Moldova and Russia have […]
Vladimir Novosadiuk has been the head of Sputnik Moldova since its launch. Prior to this, Novosadiuk was a correspondent and representative of RIA Novosti in Moldova. He was awarded with the honorary title “Om Emerit”, which corresponds to the title “Journalist of honor of Moldova”. Novosadiuk and his wife Rita Țvic, acted as intermediaries for […]
Institutions responsible for education around the world must take steps towards media and digital literacy. According to Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Temple University in the US, these skills — along with communicating effectively and analyzing data and evidence — are highly relevant in the workplace and in the community Today’s […]
An intergovernmental coalition hosted a presentation Thursday about a new U.S. foreign aid initiative intended to help targeted European countries withstand Kremlin interference. The effort, first announced in July, is aimed at countries such as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. An agency official, Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, presented it to diplomats in Warsaw, delivering the message […]
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“Czech democracy is endangered by misinformation and propaganda campaigns run by the Russian Federation”. In an analysis published by balkaninsight.com, the authors of the article claim that some of the country’s top officials are responsible for these misinformation campaigns. Jakub Kalensky, leader of the East StratCom Task Force, which is based on combating Kremlin-related disinformation […]
18 September 2019
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid notes that Ukraine and the international community should seek solutions to end the Donbass war, and the recent mutual release of detainees with the Russian Federation could be an “important step in this regard,” reports the official website of President of Ukraine. “But this cannot happen with the price of Ukraine’s […]
17 September 2019
Russia’s ever-increasing aggressiveness with its neighbors and the West’s occasional ambivalence about that interventionism have made life difficult for the countries caught in the crossfire. Some former Soviet states have taken a-now-familiar tack to deal with the dilemma; they play both sides and see how far they can get. A prime example is the tiny […]
Hybrid threats and hybrid wars do not fall within the traditional division between peace and war. Also, hybrid threats do not fit well with traditional conflict stairs or the idea that a conflict moves through different stages in a certain order (Model 1). In the analysis of “Hybrid war and hybrid threats, today and tomorrow: […]
16 September 2019
Dmitri Medvedev was born on September 14, 1965 in Leningrad. In 1987 he graduated from the law school of the Leningrad State University. In the student years he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, whose member was until August 1991. After finishing his studies he activated a period as a university professor. At […]
A Comparative Review of Russian Interference in Democratic Elections and Lessons Learned for Securing Future Elections were published by the Center for American Progress.The report analyzes different countries’ approaches to prevent, mitigate, and respond to Russian interference operations and draws lessons for policymakers and stakeholders ahead of the 2020 U.S. election. Authors of the study […]
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld its previous ruling that Soviet repressions against Lithuanian partisans can be treated as genocide. The appeal was submitted by Kęstutis Rakauskas, the defence lawyer for Stanislovas Drėlingas, a former KGB officer found guilty of genocide in Lithuania for his role in the operation to detain Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, […]
Author: Ion Tabarta, expert IDIS ”Viitorul” PSRM is a party that has geopolitical messages based on its activity. This party has nothing in common with socialist doctrine, the formation trying to capitalize on the pro-Russian preferences of the electorate and the nostalgia of some voters after the USSR. The panels during the election campaign for […]
12 September 2019
During a concert held on September 8 in Tiraspol, “King of the Russian music”, Filip Kirkorov acknowledged to the public the “independence” of Transnistria. The concert on Sunday, September 8, took place in the center of Tiraspol, being dedicated to the 20-year of the telecommunications operator on the left of the Dniester “InterDnestrCom” (IDC). On […]
Vladimir Solovyov was born on October 20, 1963 in Moscow. From 1980 to 1986 he was a student at the Institute of Steel and Alloys in Moscow, the faculty of Physics and Chemistry. According to his statements, he applied to be a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Since August 2010, he […]
11 September 2019
Often it is difficult or impossible to evaluate validity of witness statements, but there are exceptions. Pay close attention to witness statements: are there actual confirmations to the journalistic claims made, or are they speaking on some general subject matter (which the mass media would later use in their own interests)? For example, in the […]
When the Russian version of Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari’s book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” was published in Moscow earlier this summer, references to the invasion of Crimea and the disinformation campaign around it had to be replaced with examples that were unrelated to Russia and Ukraine.  The facts about Crimea’s annexation are […]
Between May and July 2019, bots accounted for a staggering 55% of all Russian-language Twitter messages about the NATO presence in the Baltic States and Poland, a study by the NATO Stratcom Centre of Excellence reveals. This represents an increase in bot activity from the second quarter of this year, when 47% of Russian-language Twitter messages about […]
10 September 2019
NTV Moldova is a television broadcast from the Russian Federation, which operates on a license basis, granted by the Audiovisual Council.NTV Moldova broadcasts news programs and talk shows and propaganda through which the actions of the Russian Federation are promoted internationally, including military aggression in Ukraine and other areas.NTV Moldova also promotes Russia’s official policy […]
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