Russia

A general view shows the Russian Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova March 27, 2018. (Source: Reuters/Viktor Dimitrov)

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

The Kremlin and its proxies attempted to deflect the “spy antennas” scandal in Moldova

Pro-Russian entities attempted to divert attention away from the growing volume of potential intel-gathering equipment on its embassy roof

by Victoria Olari

Cybersecurity Eastern Europe
Screencap of a video posted to Facebook on September 18, 2023, showing troops participating in a military exercise in Moldova. (Source: Andrei Dobrovolschii)

Tue, Nov 28, 2023

Pro-Kremlin actors amplify video to target multinational military exercises in Moldova

A video featuring a local Moldovan farmer accosting military personnel participating in multinational exercise was used as a pretext to attack the West

by Victoria Olari, Eto Buziashvili

Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
Members of Ukraine's National Guard Omega Special Purpose fire a SPG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher toward Russian troops in the front line town of Avdiivka, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine November 8, 2023. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTERS

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Russian War Report: Desperate for recruits, Russia offers one million rubles to join its military

The Russian army is struggling to fund equipment and recruit as they host fundraisers and recruitment drives offering pledges of one million rubl

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands in front of a damaged building, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Yevhen Titov/File Photo

Thu, Nov 2, 2023

Russian War Report: Russia just lost the most troops in a single battle so far in 2023

In Ukriane, fighting over the strategically important town of Avdiivka has led to heavy Russian losses. In Armenia, Russian propaganda is targeting the Armenian government.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Thu, Oct 19, 2023

Russian War Report: Ukraine inflicts heavy damage on Russian positions

Ukraine used US-provided ATACMS missiles to strike two Russian-occupied airfields in Zaporizhzhia oblast and Luhansk.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Protesters scuffle with police during a rally to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, September 22, 2023. (Source: Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via Reuters)

Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Kremlin propagandists fuel anti-government sentiment in Armenia

Russian media and influencers blame Armenian prime minister and the West for the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh while encouraging anti-government protests

by Ani Mejlumyan, Sopo Gelava

Armenia Disinformation
SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Bodies of killed people are seen at a site of a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the village of Hroza, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine October 5, 2023. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy

Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Russian War Report: Civilian cafe attacked and a fake Ukrainian news site is exposed

A suspicious website impersonating a Ukrainian news agency accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainian leadership of corruption and misusing aid provided by the United States.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Wed, Oct 4, 2023

How selective Russian targeting effectively blockaded Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports

Evidence from the Odesa region shows retaliatory Russian strikes destroyed harbor infrastructure, silos, and industrial farms

by Valentin Châtelet

Conflict Geolocation

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

Russian War Report: Competing claims about the possible death of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet commander

Following an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, rumors swirled about the potential death of Russian Admiral Viktor Sokolov.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

UN Security Council meets about Ukraine at UN HQ in New York

Thu, Sep 21, 2023

Russian War Report: Black Sea military operations approach NATO countries’ waters

Plus, Zelenskyy expresses frustration at the UN, Russia seems unlikely to block YouTube, and the US drops new sanctions.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian paratroopers walk past an Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane during ZAPAD 21 exercises in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, September 13, 2021. Satellite imagery suggests that drones destroyed four 1l-76 transports at Pskov airport on August 29, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Vitaly Nevar)

Tue, Sep 12, 2023

Russian media spread rumors accusing Baltic states of drone attack

Unsupported claims from Russian media and Telegram blamed Latvia and Estonia for perpetrating August 29 attack on Pskov airport

by Valentin Châtelet, Sayyara Mammadova

Baltics Estonia
President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of China Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pose for a BRICS family photo during the 2023 BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 23, 2023. (Source: Gianluigi Guercia/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

Wed, Sep 6, 2023

Pro-Russian BRICS narratives in Latin America prospered during summit lead-up

In the six months ahead of the BRICS summit, narratives about a new multipolar world and the fall of US hegemony trended in Spanish-speaking Latin America information space

by Iria Puyosa

Argentina Brazil