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Kadyrov Blames Russian Generals for Defeat. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 26 September – 2 October

Russian propagandists seemed to have mixed feelings about last week's events as their jubilant reports on the occupation of Ukrainian territories were punctuated by whining about “negative progress” of the war in Ukraine. Some propagandists tried to sugarcoat Russian military defeats while others did not hold back their criticism of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.Russian media also found the main culprits of the explosions that had torn apart Russian submarine gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea and published false reports on more and more countries pulling the plug on Ukrainian refugee support.This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Searching the leaked correspondence of Russian officials. Basic tutorial

After Russia has launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, various hackers started breaking into the mail servers of Russian organizations and releasing their contents to the public. Given mounds of data to sift through, how is it possible to find any meaningful information in there?For this purpose, we modified Aleph, a software environment for document indexing, and while running it in test mode we uploaded almost two dozen such "leaks" from Russian companies and governmental bodies to it. This text explains how to operate this system. You can find a link to the tool itself at the end of the article.Translated by Dmitry Lytov, Mike Lytov
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Out of a window in Saltivka. How Kharkiv photographer filmed over 60 rocket launches from Russian Belgorod

Vadym lives in Saltivka, a residential area in northeast Kharkiv. The windows of his apartment on the sixth floor face north. "For a long time, I could not understand what is that light shining on the horizon," Vadym begins his story.“Sometimes I was seeing bright shots of light rising up and then disappearing. I was thinking that perhaps it was our air defense working. I did not immediately realise what it was and how far it was from where I lived. Belgorod in Russia is 60 kilometres (~40 miles) from my house”, Vadym says.
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Iranian Superweapons and Mobilization vs NATO Russian Media Monitoring Report, 19-25 September

Last week, Russian media justified Putin’s decision on “partial mobilization” and continued explaining its necessity to the populace. According to their version, Russia was forced to do it by none other than NATO. They sung praises to Iranian weapons and claimed that AFU offensive was going awry. As usual, the USA was accused of nuclear warmongering while Ukraine was portrayed as a nuisance to Western nations. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Terrorist Ukraine and Back-stabbing Armenia. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 12-18 September

Last week, Russian media launched a dedicated motivation-boosting campaign ahead of the imminent military mobilization. The enemy propagandists fumed over Russia's retreat in Kharkiv oblast and once again justified obliteration of the Ukrainian state. There was also a spike in anti-Armenian propaganda: Armenia was being accused of back-stabbing and fueling a conflict — perhaps, due to Russia's inability to interfere. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Captain Virus: “Kalashnikovs are the day before yesterday. We need NATO small arms”

Why are our guys not sent on rotation? Why are boys without combat experience sent to the front lines? And where are the Western weapons that can save them? People who are distant from the war keep asking these questions, inciting panic and the lamentations about the "naked, barefoot, and hungry in the trenches", which have been going on since 2014.Translated by Dmitry Lytov & Mike Lytov Read in Ukrainian here
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Russia Wants to Keep UN Hostage Forever while their War Correspondents Reel from a Shock. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 5-11 September

Last week, Russian media continued to trample Anti-Russian sanctions. Russia was claimed to be so successful in countering the sanctions that even China was taking notice. The propagandists also published triumphant statements of the Ministry of Defense on the Russian victories in Kharkiv oblast, scared the readers with American biolabs and scorned at Josep Borrel. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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No Gas for Anglo-Saxons. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 29 August-4 September

Gas. Gas. Gas. Hardly any other word was used by Russian propagandists more often than this one last week. Their rhetoric has changed from threatening Europe to no-holds-barred energy blackmail. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Russia Welcomes the Pope onto its Bandwagon, Predicts Gloom for Europe. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 22-28 August

Last week, Pope Francis was the darling of Russian propagandists who claimed that the Pope was tired of President Zelenskyy and ready to be Europe's first heavyweight to side with Russia. This monitoring report debunks these and other lies spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.

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