• Research Associate, Caucasus

Eto Buziashvili

Eto Buziashvili is a research associate for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Eto researches influence operations and social media manipulation, with a focus on Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. Prior to the DFRLab, Eto advised the National Security Council of Georgia and was involved in developing strategic documents. Before joining the NSC, Eto worked as a senior analyst at the country’s Ministry of Interior, where she covered security issues related to Russia and the occupied regions of Georgia. In her role as senior analyst, she was one of the negotiators at the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) through which Russian officials and separatist leaders from the occupied regions of Georgia addressed the consequences of 2008 Russian-Georgian War. Eto graduated from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the University of Geneva with an MA in International and European Security.

November 2023

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

by Victoria Olari, Eto Buziashvili

A video featuring a local Moldovan farmer accosting military personnel participating in multinational exercise was used as a pretext to attack the West
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November 2023

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

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Russian army is struggling to fund equipment and recruit as they host fundraisers and recruitment drives offering pledges of one million rubl
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October 2023

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

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

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.
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