Victoria Olari is a research assistant for Moldova with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.
Prior to joining the DFRLab, she served as program coordinator at the Institute for Strategic Initiatives, where she directed programs in the field of conflict resolution and confidence building, with a particular emphasis on the Transnistrian region. She also has expertise in fact checking and has contributed to Disinfo Lab projects in different Moldovan regions. Olari has a strong understanding of the social and political environment in Moldova, having served as a policy advisor in the Moldovan parliament for four years.
A Russian footprint in Moldovan regional elections
Pro-Russian Telegram channels attempt to influence the voting process in Moldova's Gagauzia Autonomous Territory
Russia builds a “special information operation” around Transnistria
Rhetoric increasingly pushes idea of military conflict in the separatist region of Moldova
Russian War Report: Russian army advances toward Bakhmut, but its offensive capabilities remain unclear
The Russian army advances toward Bakhmut while a large-scale russian air attack targets civilian infrastructure.