Data visualization of incoming and outgoing mentions between Latvian channels and a broader network of pro-Kremlin Telegram channels. (Source: @nikaaleksejeva/DFRLab via Flourish)

Fri, Jan 20, 2023

Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels try to convince Latvians their government is ‘fascist’

Newly created pro-Kremlin Telegram channels target Russian speakers in Latvia

by Nika Aleksejeva

Baltics Disinformation
Original photo of the Polish PM, which was digitally altered and amplified on Telegram. (Source: @PremierRP/archive)

Fri, Dec 2, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian Telegram channel spreads digitally modified photo of Poland’s prime minister

Russian Telegram channels disseminated a manipulated photo showing Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a monument during his visit to Ukraine.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Screenshots show a post and advertisement from the Facebook page Winsome wc5, calling for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to be implemented.

Tue, Sep 27, 2022

Russia-based Facebook operation targeted Europe with anti-Ukraine messaging

A network of inauthentic assets uncovered by the DFRLab promoted Kremlin narratives in Germany, France, Italy, Ukraine, Latvia and the UK.

by Alyssa Kann, Daniel Suárez Pérez, Mattia Caniglia, Jean le Roux, Sopo Gelava, Roman Osadchuk, Nika Aleksejeva

Advertising Baltics

Thu, Feb 24, 2022

Russian War Report: Belarus joins conflict against Ukraine

The Council's open-source researchers break down the Kremlin's latest moves online and on the battlefield in its war in Ukraine.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Russian War Report: Kremlin pushes claims about Ukrainian offensive, ‘junk’ weapons from West

The Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab is tracking the latest from Russian troop movements to social media conspiracy theories to Duma debates.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

russian troops

Tue, Jan 25, 2022

Russian War Report: A push to recognize Ukrainian regions as independent states

Amid a legislative push to recognize the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states, Russia is spinning narratives of NATO aggression and continuing to mass troops and materiel near Ukraine.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

People queue up outside a mass vaccination centre as Latvia opens walk in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination scheme in Riga, Latvia, April 16, 2021.

Wed, Nov 10, 2021

Anti-government activists in Latvia openly recruit anonymous trolls

Previous activities involved active amplification of COVID-19 disinformation and conspiracies.

by Nika Aleksejeva

Baltics Buzzsumo

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Propaganda for profit targets the Baltic states on YouTube

Fringe YouTube channels monetize pro-Kremlin narratives

Baltics Social Media
Edgars Rinkēvičs

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs

A #DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Latvian Foreign Minister and ally of the Atlantic Council, Edgars Rinkevics.

Baltics Disinformation

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Pro-Kremlin outlets “predict” coronavirus-driven economic collapse of the Baltic countries

With the spread of COVID-19, pro-Kremlin

Baltics Social Media

Tue, May 16, 2017

Kaliningrad Air and Sea Defenses on Parade

Analyzing footage from the exclave’s Victory Day parade


Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Wintering in the Baltic (not the Mediterranean): Russia’s Kalibr Ships

Russia’s Kalibr-armed corvettes, officially attached to