Alya Shandra on the Surkov Leaks and Russia’s information war on the West

'The Surkov Leaks' is the set of e-mails from Kremlin officials from 2014 onwards, including Vladislav Surkov, 'so called President Vladimir Putin’s ‘Rasputin’, involved in the Eastern Ukraine conflict, and in the political and economic management of two self-proclaimed republics in Donetsk and Luhansk.

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Russia’s Ashmanov doctrine: the shield and sword of Kremlin propaganda

Any government “can justify armed intervention in a foreign state” through information attacks, and prevent such attacks against itself with the help of ideology. This is the doctrine of Igor Ashmanov, who developed the concept of “information sovereignty of the Russian Federation.” Who is this Ashmanov? Igor Ashmanov is one

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Fighting Propaganda and Fake News – Image of Ukraine Roundtable

Earlier Russian propaganda was mostly the problem of Ukraine and other post-Soviet states, but now it has become a problem of Europe which can no longer be ignored. The Kremlin’s disinformation campaigns have become a factor capable to influence election results. They can even change political regimes in other countries.

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