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    Default Russian Info, Cyber and Disinformation (Catch all till 2017)

    I found this story on a link on a Russian news agency from a report about the Russian Navy making its first visit to Cuba since 1991.

    Foretellers: Russia will dominate the world

    "Recently, Russia pulled off a hat trick: hockey, football and Eurovision. The country was ecstatic and there was jubilation in the air. The press was obsessed about it, and still are. Among all the chaos I read the following comment on the Internet: When the Northern Empire wins on Ice and Grass and its Clown sings his song, Red Clouds will cover the Sky and the Apocalypse will come. This grim prophecy was said to have been one of the Bulgarian prophetess Vanga's predictions, and that made me think about Russia's future. Sear*ching for some evidence to substantiate the claim, I found out the passage was a harmless joke. Still, there are lots of prophecies about Russia that make people sit up and pay attention.

    Vanga was born at the turn of the 20th century and died 12 years ago at the age of 84. Her gift of prophesy made her popular, and soon politicians visited her to have their fortunes told.

    Among her most shocking predictions is what she had predicted in 1980: In August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water and the whole world will be weeping over it. Twenty years later, the nuclear submarine "Kursk" perished in an accident.

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    One of the popular predictions about Russia is that when the permafrost thaws and the floods come, nothing will survive on Earth but Russia. The climate will change and Russia will occupy the best inhabitable zone. Plus, Russia is predicted to herald in world peace and flourish in the face of good fortune.

    Vanga also once said: "Everything melts away like ice yet the glory of Vladimir, the glory of Russia are the only things that will remain. Russia will not only survive, it will dominate the world."

    Russia is on a roll with assorted victories. Whether we can believe that Russia will initiate world peace, however, remains to be seen. "

    http://mnweekly.ru/local/20080606/55332043.html

    Not really sure what to make of it, but I thought I might throw it out for consideration.
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    The progression of Russia definitely warrants observation. Nearly a year ago FRONTLINE chronicled how Putin planned to stay in power, and how serious opposition was disqualified http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/russia703/. This is a problem that should not and can not be ignored. While the issues facing America are great, Russia requires serious and frank discussion.

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    Default Same old story?

    Does kinda have a Goebbels/Nostradamus feel to it.

    But don't worry, the Russians are our friends. After they convinced Kyrgyzstan to close Manas for $2 Billion in loans they agreed to allow us to ship in non-military supplies across their territory as long as we give them a list of everything that is in the shipments. I wonder if they will require us to buy all our fuel from them. I am sure they wouldn't dare to cut the transportation link for some perceived violation of the agreement or cut off the fuel ala natural gas to Ukraine when it suits them.
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    The International Community Must Hold Russia Accountable for Its Cyber Militias

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    On Saturday March 1st, the Russian Parliament approved the use of armed forces in the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine,[1] marking the first possible major Russian military operation since the 2008 invasion of Georgia. In the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, Russia demonstrated the capacity to conduct joint kinetic and cyber operations in pursuit of its political and military objectives.[2] Now, there is evidence that Russia is pursing similar tactics in Crimea.
    http://georgetownsecuritystudiesrevi...ons-in-crimea/

    nb: Primary thead on the Ukraine C.F. is here
    http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ead.php?t=5978

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    Can they shut down the rest of the Ukraine in the same way or does the location of the various IXPs preclude that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carl View Post
    Can they shut down the rest of the Ukraine in the same way or does the location of the various IXPs preclude that?
    Dunno, but reports from Friday (?) night claim that the Russians digitally cut off the Crimea.
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    Welcome to War In The Bladerunner Era.

    It's called "Snake" and it's being compared to another alleged state-run virus, Stuxnet. And yes, all evidence points to Russia.

    According to British-based BAE systems, dozens of computer networks have been infected with the virus, which sometimes goes by the name Ouroboros (named after the serpent in Greek mythology). It works by giving remote attackers "full remote access to the compromised system." It has stealth qualities, including the ability to stay inactive for a number of days.
    http://io9.com/a-powerful-new-virus-...ine-1540610770
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaur View Post
    What kind of culture modern day Russia is cultivating? Is this narrative ok to west? They have cultivated the victim story since 1991. They have will to get revanche. Should west help Russia to aquire (feeding state buget) enough capacities achieve revanhce?
    1. You may call it Paternalistic Consumerism. Ask Westerners if it's OK to them.
    2. Bravo Sierra. There is a story of "golden age lost due to the sins of fathers", victimness is marginal in our culture, left to a bunch of crack-pot conspiracy theorists and orthodox nuts. While Ukrainian political and culture establishment is raving about Ukraine - an eternal victim of bloodthirsty neighbours.
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    "golden age lost due to the sins of fathers"
    What was the period of that age?

    Who were those fathers?

    What sins they did?

    To whom they lost it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaur View Post
    Mirhond

    What was the period of that age?

    Who were those fathers?

    What sins they did?

    To whom they lost it?
    This theme varies greatly, you don't want to read about all the variations, besides it's a complete offtopic.
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    This piece is about Putin's propaganda from the Moscow Times.

    The deputy chief of a pro-Kremlin television holding has dismissed as an "accidental error" his network's use of footage from a gunfight in the North Caucasus to illustrate supposed recent anti-Russian violence in eastern Ukraine, a news report said.

    The footage — first used in a Rossiya television report in 2012 about a clash between government troops and militants in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria — resurfaced again on the network's prime-time Vesti program last week, this time as part of a report about supposed atrocities against pro-Russian civilians in Ukraine.

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    Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, media analysts have accused state-run television of falsifying their reports to put a pro-Kremlin spin on their coverage.

    "This is how they work: Re-label militants as resistance fighters, Kabardino-Balkaria as Slovyansk, and head over to the Kremlin to collect their medals and orders," opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said Monday in his blog on the Ekho Moskvy website.

    Kiselyov said the latest fallacy may have been a result of a "computer error" or a mistake by the "young nymphs in video editing," Slon.ru reported.

    He did not offer an explanation for how an editing or computer glitch may have led the Vesti correspondent to comment on the specific details of the footage, such as weapons lying near the dead body.
    More importantly, the Russians access to non-state information gets increasingly difficult, making them easier targets for the Kremlin-backed or even owned propaganda channels.
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    The Kremlin's Trolls Go West
    By Ilya KlishinMay. 21 2014

    According to the analysis, many of the pro-Putin messages have been posted by Russian expats in Germany, India and Thailand. Hackers from Anonymous, a vigilante activist network, hacked the e-mail account of one "trolling" group that is charged with running the campaign in the U.S. and gave me some of the information they discovered.

    The organizers of this campaign likely studied the demographic structure of the main social networks in the U.S., the online behavior of its citizens, relevant hashtags on Twitter and groups supporting U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Russia's "Internet trolling squad" made detailed studies of the such sites as The Blaze, The Huffington Post and Fox News, including their audiences, owners, official and actual editorial policies as well as their attitudes toward Russia and Obama. Screenshots show comments posted in English with serious grammatical errors.

    A great number of false accounts will be created for the strategically important Huffington Post website. Hacked letters showed that "up to 100 accounts will be registered and promoted" to achieve the optimum result from the site's complex system that gives "top billing" to comments posted by users with the highest number of subscribers.
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    The Diffusion of Kremlin Media Values

    Putin’s revanchism brings with it some distressing byproducts, one of which is the projection of illiberal Kremlin media values beyond Russia’s borders. Crimea is a case in point. In the short period since its annexation, the peninsula’s media have been subdued and integrated into the repressive Russian information space. The relative media pluralism Crimeans had enjoyed until recently is gone, replaced by a Russian standard that effectively limits alternative viewpoints.

    The dismantling of Crimea’s media was achieved swiftly. Days in advance of the rigged March 16 referendum on annexation, Ukrainian television broadcasts were silenced and replaced by programming from Moscow. The first order of business for Russian-backed forces in Crimea was to cut off sources of information beyond the control of the Kremlin. The crackdown on mass media was accompanied by fierce repression of local activists, bloggers, and others who voiced opinions contrary to the Kremlin line, according to a report written by Ivan Šimonović, the UN assistant secretary general for human rights. In the end, officials in Crimea reported that 97 percent of referendum voters supported secession from Ukraine and annexation by Russia. In the aftermath of Russia’s takeover, most Crimeans now get their news from Russian television and the government-run local broadcaster. These stations tend to follow Moscow’s version of events in Ukraine, describing the government in Kyiv as illegitimate, warning of instability across the country, and generally seeking to discredit any Kremlin opponents.

    The same type of propaganda invasion that coincided with the physical invasion of Crimea has been on view in eastern Ukraine. As pro-Russian forces extend their hold, Kremlin media values take root there, too, with coercive tactics used on independent journalists and dissidents in ways that are common in Russia, but had been rare in Ukraine. Just this week, separatists in several eastern cities have disrupted local rebroadcasts of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in some cases replacing them with Russian or pro-Russian content. Reporters from various outlets have been threatened, attacked, or arbitrarily detained.

    In addition to Ukraine, Russia’s state television influences other neighboring states with significant Russian-speaking populations. As the Kremlin’s ability to project media power has strengthened over time, the authorities in countries on Russia’s periphery have been forced to contend with increasingly provocative and destabilizing messaging. Moscow’s well-funded media complex simply outguns local Russophone alternatives in places like Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, and the Baltic states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Astonishing how US MSM media is playing DNC emails as the scandal--rather than Russian interference.

    The news - the real news - in the DNC leak is the information about which US candidate Putin favors and why. That is nuclear-grade news.

    AND yet they forget the serious on going war in eastern Ukraine and the Russian/Assad killing of over 100 civilians every day in Syria...

    Interesting Russian response using The Moscow Times.....

    Why "this focus on Russian active measures is the most pernicious of red herrings":

    https://moscowonthames.wordpress.com...tive-measures/
    .@wikileaks is part of the Russian intelligence network now.
    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/all...d-the-dnc-hack

    Typical Russian cyber warfare.....

    This fits classic pattern: Russian hackers also attacked DNC researcher looking into Manafort's Russian business

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive...ail&soc_trk=ma

    If Trump-Manafort-Wikileaks-DNC-hack-Putin-Russia story gets any hotter, ISIS will claim responsibility
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