Category Archives: Russian propaganda

#MeToo! Trudeau warns of evil Russian interference in upcoming parliamentary elections

“We’ve seen over the past number of years an increase in the interference or the implication of foreign actors in democratic processes,” Trudeau told a Toronto news conference on April 5.

“We saw very clearly that countries like Russia are behind a lot of the divisive campaigns; a lot of the divisive social media, you know, spreads [and has] turned our politics even more divisive and more anger-filled than they have been in the past,” he said.


Tiny Troops? Shocked Mom Fired After Kids Welcome Putin’s Call To Join ‘Final Battle’

NIZHNEVARTOVSK, Russia — A local journalist in this remote Siberian city has been fired after she gave an interview about children from a local kindergarten performing a controversial song pledging fealty to President Vladimir Putin.

Journalist Aleksandra Terikova of the local N1 television channel was fired on June 6 after the channel’s general director, Rinat Karimov, told her that someone with such “political ambitions” should go and work for the independent TV Dozhd.


Putin and Lessons from Lenin and Gromyko

“Consolidation”. In Moscow these days this is the word that most flavors discussions in political circles. The idea is that, thanks to President Vladimir Putin’s bold and risk-taking strategy, Russia has made a number of major gains on the international scene and must now act to consolidate those gains and reduce the diplomatic, economic and political price it has had to pay for them.

The analysis is inspired by Lenin’s famous “Two-steps-forward, one-step back” dictum that saw the founder of the now defunct Soviet Union abandon vast territories under the Brest-Litovsk Treaty in order to consolidate the then fragile Bolshevik hold on power in Russia itself. Later, Lenin used the same dictum to justify his New Economic Policy (NEP), a step back to confuse the growing opposition from the hated “bourgeoisie”.


Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation

HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators.

The response was overwhelming, though not in the direction that the journalist, Jessikka Aro, had hoped.


How Things Are Done In Russia

The Boeing 737 is the 3rd safest aircraft in the world after the 777 and the 747

The Boeing 737 is the 3rd safest aircraft in the world after the 777 and the 747

UPDATE: Rosaviation (Federal Air Transport Agency – a competing Russian aviation authority) says the IAC cannot prohibit Russian Boeings 737 from flying in Russia! (Forget it Jake; it’s Russia)

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) on Thursday suspended the flight certificates for all Boeing 737 commercial airliners, the TASS news agency reported, citing safety concerns with the aircraft — one of the most widely used commercial aircraft designs in the world.

In a letter published on the body’s website Thursday evening, the IAC explained that all Boeing 737 aircraft in service with Russian airlines would lose their operating licenses until their safe operation could be ensured, TASS reported.

The letter was addressed to the heads of Russia’s aviation authority and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, urging modifications to the Boeing 737’s rudder control system, which helps control the aircraft.

Russia’s Air Transport Agency will hold a meeting on Friday with representatives of Russian airlines to discuss the fate of their fleets of 737s, TASS reported, citing agency spokesman Sergei Izvolsky.

The Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft designs. Since 1967, the U.S. Boeing company has built about 8,000 737s.

One of Russia’s largest operators of 737 aircraft is the embattled Transaero, Russia’s largest private airline. Transaero is currently banned from operating flights, after state-owned airline Aeroflot and private airline S7 saw deals to buy controlling stakes in Transaero fall through.


Pravda Approves of Trudeau

What else can one say?

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won the absolute majority in the vote – 185 of 338 seats in the parliament. The Conservatives came second with 97 seats, having lost nearly a half of the seats. Stephen Harper immediately resigned. The third and fourth places went to the New Democratic Party, and Quebec Block with 28 and 9 mandates respectively. …
Of course, Canada is in no way trying to alienate itself from the United States. Still, Trudeau’s latest moves mark considerable progress against the backdrop of the policy of his predecessor, Stephen Harper, who was running ahead of Washington on the road of Russia’s defamation.
In fact, Canada is setting an example to other countries, telling them to abandon the illegal operation of the West in Syria. Canada is also proactively distancing itself from Washington in the Asia-Pacific region, where an armed conflict with China is brewing in light of the artificially created islands in the South China Sea.
(Courtesy: SDA)

Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence

Can you spot the Russian intelligence operatives in these photographs?

Can you spot the Russian intelligence operatives in these photographs? Ha! Trick Question!

Pictured: Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison, Sarah Harrison alone, and again with Edward Snowden

By John Schindler of the The XX Committee

The part played by Wikileaks in the Edward Snowden saga is an important one. The pivotal role of Julian Assange and other leading members of WikiLeaks in getting Snowden from Hawaii to Moscow, from NSA employment to FSB protection, in the late spring of 2013 is a matter of record.

For years there have been questions about just what Wikileaks actually is. I know because I’ve been among those asking. Over two years ago, little more than two weeks after Snowden landed in Moscow, I explained my concerns about Wikileaks based on my background in counterintelligence. Specifically, the role of the Russian anti-Semite weirdo Israel Shamir, a close friend of Assange, in the Wikileaks circle merited attention, and to anyone trained in the right clues, the Assange group gave the impression of having a relationship with Russian intelligence. As I summed up my position in July 2013, based on what we knew so far:

It’s especially important given the fact that Wikileaks is playing a leading role in the Snowden case, to the dismay of some of Ed’s admirers and even members of his family. Not to mention that Snowden, as of this writing, is still in Moscow. One need not be a counterintelligence guru to have serious questions about Shamir and Wikileaks here. It may be a much bigger part of the story than it appears to the naked eye.”

“Evidence that WikiLeaks is not what it seems to be has mounted over the years. Assange’s RT show didn’t help matters, neither did the fact that, despite having claimed to possess secret Russian intelligence files, WikiLeaks has never exposed anything sensitive, as they have done with the purloined files of many other countries. To say nothing of Assange & Co. taking unmistakably pro-Russian positions on a host of controversial issues. Questions logically followed.

Now answers are appearing. It’s long been known that WikiLeaks, by their own admission, counseled Ed Snowden in June 2013 to leave Hong Kong and head to Moscow. Contrary to the countless lies propagated by Snowden Operation activists, Snowden’s arrival in Russia was his choice; it had nothing to do with  canceled passports in Washington, DC.”

Especially interesting is the revelation that, while holed up in London, Assange “requested that he be able to chose his own Security Service inside the embassy, suggesting the use of Russian operatives.” It is, to say the least, surpassingly strange that a Western “privacy advocate” wants Russian secret police protection while hiding out in a Western country. The original Spanish is clear: Assange “habría sido la elección de su propio Servicio de Seguridad en el interior de la embajada, llegando a proponer la participación de operadores de nacionalidad rusa.”

Why Assange wants FSB bodyguards is a question every journalist who encounters Julian henceforth should ask. Until he explains that, WikiLeaks should be treated as the front and cut-out for Russian intelligence that it has become, while those who get in bed with WikiLeaks — many Western “privacy advocates” are in that group — should be asked their feelings about their own at least indirect ties with Putin’s spy services.


Khodorkovsky: Putin’s Crisis With the West is Mostly Made-Up Crap


Made up by Putin that is, and it’s what I believe too.

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin`s confrontation with the West is “artificial” and aimed at protecting Russia`s ruling elite and distracting attention from a corrupt system, a former Russian oil tycoon said on Wednesday. 

“The current confrontation with the West is absolutely artificial,” Mikhail Khodorkovsky told the Atlantic Council think tank.

“The cooling of relations has been inspired by those Russian elites who want to hold on to power.”

Speaking through a translator, Khodorkovsky, once Russia`s richest man, said, “They desperately need an image of an enemy who would distract the attention of the populace from the corruption and inefficiency that exists in the power.”

Khodorkovsky`s empire, which included now defunct Russian oil company Yukos, produced more crude than Qatar before he ran afoul of Putin and was jailed for fraud and tax evasion. Putin pardoned him in December 2013.

Khodorkovsky, one of Putin`s most outspoken critics, lives in Switzerland.

“Unfortunately, there can be no talk of any new strategic rapprochement while Putin remains in power,” Khodorkovsky said.

“In Russia such a system has been built under which any decision can be suddenly changed at the whim of one person, who is not controlled by any internal political mechanisms,” he said.

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Elder of Ziyon: Russia’s crazy news site Pravda says Israel nuked Yemen

Pravda, May 29

Saudis have begun to wipe Yemen off the map. Tactical strikes have hit the city.

Shocking video reveals proton bombardment from a neutron bomb.

Israel is reported to be the one to deploy such neutron bombs.

Any doubts about the nuclear attack on Yemen attributed to Israel, as evidenced in two Israeli F16s shot down and forensically identified, are now gone…

Read more at EoZ (includes a video of the supposed neutron bomb).


Czechs, Slovaks protest Russian documentary about 1968

Czech citizens stands on top of a Russian tank during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Source.

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has summoned Russia’s ambassador to complain about a ‘documentary’ on the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia aired by a state-run Russian television channel.

Spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova says the minister considers the documentary “misleading.” The Slovak foreign ministry followed suit and said the film “tries to rewrite history and falsify historical truth.”

The documentary was aired on Rossiya-1 on May 23.

The Soviet Union-led invasion of armies from five Warsaw Pact countries crushed attempts at reforming the communist regime in Czechoslovakia that became known as the Prague Spring. The Soviet troops withdrew only after the anti-communist 1989 Velvet Revolution.

The film claims the invasion was an act of help to prevent a military coup backed by the West. Historians say that was not the case.

Putin is really cranking up the hostility. In another story about the EU and migrants coming via Libya: Russia wants precise wording for U.N. resolution on Libya human smugglers

The new humanitarians: suddenly hit with worries about the poor migrants!

And I must add: More than 6,400 killed amid ‘tremendous hardship’ in Ukraine


Russia steps up propaganda push with online ‘Kremlin trolls’

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin’s world vision on Russia, and the world.

The Kremlin has always dabbled in propaganda, but in the past year its troll campaign has gone into overdrive, adding hundreds of online operatives to help counter Western pressure over its role in the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

The program is drawing Serbia away from its proclaimed EU membership path and closer to the Russian orbit, and is targeting Germany, the United States and other Western powers…

And don’t miss this: Putin’s Angels: How Russia’s Night Wolves biker gang spread Kremlin’s gospel with fists and bullets

putin-russia-bikers-20150529-123008-877Vladimir Putin rides with Alexander Zaldostanov, leader of Nochniye Volki (the Night Wolves) biker group.


Russian propaganda site: FBI Uses National Security as Excuse to Suppress Muslim-Americans

The FBI has upped its internet surveillance of Muslim-Americans under the pretext of preventing potential homegrown terrorism, Arab-American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) founder Osama Siblani told Sputnik.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The FBI is making an effort to “evilize” Islam, Siblani explained, by implying that Muslim-Americans are killers.

“Of course they do [place restrictions on Muslim-Americans] all the time, like putting new laws and regulations,” Siblani said on Thursday. “Right now they are putting too much emphasis on the internet.”

In light of allegations about terrorist attacks being carried out in the United States, the US government is stripping Muslims of their rights as US citizens, Siblani claimed…

Wikipedia: “Sputnik is an international multimedia news service launched on 10 November 2014 by Rossiya Segodnya, an agency wholly owned and operated by the Russian government, which was created by a Decree of the President of Russia on 9 December 2013.”