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Information war is gaining momentum

The presentation of the analytical report “Invasion under the mask: the Kremlin’s dirty war in Ukraine” was held in Washington. This, I may say, research work was prepared by the staff of the online publication The Interpreter. It hardly makes sense to disassemble the pseudoarguments of American propagandists, which have scattered about the teeth, in detail. Another thing is noteworthy - The Interpreter's 88-page report on the conflict in Ukraine was presented to the public by the Institute of Modern Russia (SRI).

Information war is gaining momentum

This institute with such a big name is based in the United States, in New York, and positions itself as an “expert center specializing in public policy and working to create the intellectual basis for building democracy and the rule of law in Russia”. It was founded in 2010 by the son of a Russian ex-oligarch Pavel Khodorkovsky and the defendant in the YUKOS case, lawyer Pavel Ivlev. However, Ivlev, registering the ISR in the state of New Jersey, as a public charitable organization, contributions to which are not subject to US federal tax, soon disappeared into the shadow of the project. His public face was Khodorkovsky Jr., who headed the institute as president.

In order for the venerable Russophobian public to have doubts about the vector of activity of the new structure, Pavel Khodorkovsky announced that his ISR is associated with the Open Russia movement. This was a kind of stretch. At that time, "Open Russia" was in a deep hibernation.

In 2003-year, it was founded by shareholders of the Yukos oil company for charitable, educational and educational projects. Mikhail Khodorkovsky became Chairman of the Board of Open Russia, and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and head of the London branch of the Rothschild banking house Jacob Rothschild and other worthy Russians joined the board of directors.

In March, the Moscow Basmanny Court 2006 seized all accounts of Open Russia. Three months later, the organization’s press office issued a statement to suspend its activities for an indefinite period. Open Russia will return to the world only in September of 2014, when the early-released Mikhail Khodorkovsky announces the resumption of her work in Berlin.

By that time, the heir to the oligarch will already manifest himself in the field of “creating the intellectual foundations” of Russian democracy. His institute, along with the already mentioned The Interpreter (the editor-in-chief of this edition, Michael Weiss, will even include ISR employees) will publish a series of materials “on Kremlin propaganda aimed at supporting the regime of Vladimir Putin in Russia and beyond,” will be noted with concern for the problems of the human rights movement , the plight of AIDS patients, the detention of political prisoners, etc.

Pavel Khodorkovsky was born thirty years ago. Of those distant eighties in the new century, the ISR and the hackneyed themes of Western propaganda are drawing. Apparently, therefore, the public does not particularly indulge in the attention of the work of the aspiring institute. The report on the Ukrainian crisis is also not marked by originality of the topic and evidence. However, unlike previous publications, he received numerous reprisals, which indicates that anti-Russian rhetoric is in demand today in the West.

Interestingly, all materials of the Institute of Modern Russia are initially published only in English. Only after a while for them do the Russian translation. That report on the conflict in Ukraine at the time of the presentation was available exclusively in the native language of American propagandists. Maybe it is for the better, because in Russia there are no bikes about how “the Russian government directly coordinates military actions of the separatists in order to carry out an invasion of Ukraine, for which military bases are being built between Mariupol and Donetsk,” as well as about the death in the Donbass conflict hundreds of Russian military ".

How Clinton became a spectator of Russia Today

This is not the first public lie born of the Khodorkovsky attempts. I remember that last March, the former head of Yukos burned out on the Kiev Maidan that it was the Russian authorities who were encouraging the use of force by the Ukrainian police against the protesters. “This is not my power. I want you to know that there is a completely different Russia, ”Khodorkovsky said then. The Maidan gratefully jumped and chanted “Well done!”, Vaguely presenting that, “a completely different Russia”, distant from Kiev by the Atlantic, the Statue of Liberty and simply the English language — the main worker at the Khodorkovsky Junior Institute.

However, it was precisely these two circumstances (accommodation overseas and the prevailing English-speaking) that protected the SRI from closer attention of society, and at the same time - falling into “foreign agents” and organizations conducting anti-Russian activities. Although, in fact, Khodorkovsky’s “completely different Russia” confidently leads his party in the same anti-Russian choir of Western propagandists, which sets the tone for the new information war today.

It did not start yesterday. It is known that only in the first twenty years of Russian independence, in advancing its goals under the guise of "assistance programs", the United States spent more than $ 20 billions in Russia. In recent years, rates have risen sharply. Today, the adherents of the politicians fostered by the Americans occupy an impressive list - for a hundred organizations whose activities are focused on the interests of the United States and are also paid for by them. It is in Russia.

Do not sit with folded hands, the Americans and at home. This spring, they launched a new serious campaign - they recruited specialists for political propaganda on social networks. On this venture, the US Congress allowed to spend more than 700 million dollars. The project provides for informational stuffing, the support of loyal bloggers, the introduction of experts who defend the American point of view into the media space, etc. For an information attack on Russia, $ 15 million was allocated from this amount. It seems to be not so much, but the confrontation with LIH, which Barack Obama called the main threat to the United States, is financed at only $ 6 million.

Experts regard the new initiative of the American administration as an attempt to recreate the Cold War in others historical conditions. The ruling elite supports this initiative. For example, US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently grieved publicly: "During the Cold War, we did an excellent job of bringing America's position to the world." Now, in her opinion, “the Russians are winning - they have created an English-language channel (meaning Russia Today-RT). I watched it in several countries and it impressed me very much. "

It was not only Hillary Clinton who was impressed. Last year, at the time of the highest intensity of the Ukrainian conflict, the Americans decided to repeat the successful example of Russia Today and thought about opening a satellite TV channel broadcasting to Russia. Then they were inclined to use Internet resources. This is logical - for the most part their capabilities exceed satellite broadcasting. At least, the number of biased bloggers here is many times greater than the state in RT. And this is without taking into account online publications that are actively integrated into new Washington projects.

In short, the anti-Russian propaganda of Americans received a new impetus. This is clearly visible now, on the eve of the speech of the President of Russia at the jubilee session of the UN General Assembly. Information stuffing the United States is trying to create a negative background for Vladimir Putin. Presented report of the New York Institute of Modern Russia from the same series. It was not by chance that he received such active support in the already lured network resources, although he repeated the greedy arguments and the facts that were long ago disproved.

... It is sad that our compatriots took up this destructive work. Let Russia have a “completely different” from them, but for some reason you still wait for our usual decency, responsibility and conscientiousness. But no ...
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 24 September 2015 05: 39
    Information war is gaining momentum

    It’s not just gaining momentum ... it’s in full swing and there are real battles on the information field like the heh heh of the Battle of Kursk, just stuffing with a Malaysian BOEING is worth it.
    However, I must note that the situation is completely radically different from the one that was a few years ago.
    Three years ago, the dominance of inform. US and EUROPEAN FORCES was overwhelming now the struggle is on an equal footing and here we are already starting to fight on our field and our conditions.
    I am very pleased that millions of our citizens (of different ages, faiths, political views) joined the battle ... that it was a real shock for WASHINGTON, hence they have a real hysteria about RUSSIA.
    The exclusivity of the hehe of black Mr. OBAMA and in his person the USA is being destroyed first of all by the efforts of millions of our citizens and the truth in which they believe.
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 24 September 2015 19: 13
      Good. I will fire a shot in the information war: +18 (from 0.40):
  2. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 24 September 2015 06: 06
    There is an effective remedy against the traitors of the Motherland (white-bellies and Nemtsov fans)! Trotsky tested it on himself! Let it be cruel, but the rest will hide their cunning ass and think what to crack! That punishment is inevitable!
    1. anip
      anip 24 September 2015 09: 35
      Quote: astronom1973n
      There is an effective remedy against the traitors of the Motherland (white-bellies and Nemtsov fans)! Trotsky experienced it on himself!

      Was it applied to someone? No?
    2. 222222
      222222 24 September 2015 10: 44
      astronom1973n (1) RU Today, 06:06 AM New
      There is an effective tool // @
      ///// the most effective is to recall moments of history ..///
      .... "SEPTEMBER 24 IN HISTORY." DEATH'S BRIDGE "In 1799, the Russian army under the command of Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov, having passed 75 miles in three days, broke the resistance of the French at the Saint-Gotthard Pass and crossed the" Devil's Bridge ". When the Russians approached The French began to destroy the bridge. The Russian soldiers dismantled the nearby shed. The officers tied the boards with officers' scarves and covered the gap formed in the arch with them, while the huntsmen fought with the enemy on the opposite bank. The officer who first stepped on this crossbar - Meshchersky-the third - was mortally wounded and fell into the abyss, having time to say: “friends, do not forget me in the report.” The Russian troops crossing the Devil's Bridge behind him under enemy fire threw back the French. The Russians suffered significant losses: in a battle in a narrow, difficult to pass gorge one in ten died. And yet, as Suvorov himself noted, “the Russian bayonet broke through the Alps.” The famous military theorist Karl Clausewitz called the capture of Saint Gotthard"The most amazing of the exploits of the Russian commander during the entire Swiss campaign." And Suvorov's opponent, Napoleonic Marshal Andre Massena, admitted that "I would give all my victories for this one." In 1982, a series of commemorative medals made of gold and silver was struck in Switzerland on the centenary of the opening of the Saint Gotthard Tunnel. One of them is dedicated to the passage of Russian troops across the Devil's Bridge. It depicts Russian soldiers who burst into the Devil's Bridge with a banner in their hands. Inscription on the contour: “Battle for the Devil's Bridge. 1799. "
  3. Barboskin
    Barboskin 24 September 2015 06: 17
    The more they scream, the closer our ranks are! We are not the Russia of the 90s, now you cannot fool us, we ourselves will bring the "final" argument to the nose to anyone you want!
    1. BMW
      BMW 24 September 2015 12: 34
      Quote: Barboskin
      we ourselves will bring the "final" argument to anyone's mind!

      Et, Russian national product horseradish? I AM FOR.
    2. Antropos
      Antropos 24 September 2015 14: 44
      Urya! (((
      Give at least one example from the history of mankind, when the people decided, and not a bunch of passionaries. "You can't fool us now" looks especially funny. For the last 40 thousand years, the authorities have been doing their business under the cover of populism. And she has no reason to change anything. If tomorrow the official point of view is: the United States is a friend, Belarus is an enemy, then the day after tomorrow, neophytes will appear on the same site and in six months they will become stuff marshals of the sofa troops. And they will also write: "Now you can't fool us!"
      Perhaps you personally will remain at your current worldview. But the experience of mankind shows that a BIG part of the country's population (any) is loyal to any government and willingly accepts its point of view on domestic and foreign policy. Is it good or bad? HZ! An uncompromising society will quickly self-destruct. For example, the USSR.
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 24 September 2015 06: 23
    The winner is the one with the most "slop" in stock. So much more to choke the enemy!
  5. press officer
    press officer 24 September 2015 07: 10
    Only we in Russia have such "lions"? crying Why don't people just live in peace? Well, you left the country, so forget about it! otherwise, no! and daddy Hodor is still sitting, and his son is already scribbling tales about "such a WRONG Russia"! Born in the 80s ... Well, if you don't like it, sit and cry in the corner! Or is it from that song "nothing personal, just business" ?! moral urges! for this in the same mattress covers, they are shining a tower or life, but with us ... request
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 24 September 2015 07: 20
    but for some reason you still expect the usual decency, responsibility and conscientiousness..Aha ... conscientious, decent, traitor ..
    1. atos_kin
      atos_kin 24 September 2015 10: 07
      It is sad that our compatriots took up this destructive work.

      They always betray only "their own" who become FOREVER strangers.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 September 2015 07: 25
    “The invasion under the mask: the Kremlin’s dirty war in Ukraine”

    Words as matched. A Westerner will read and immediately before his eyes a dark, dirty, uneducated Russia with drunken bearded men (for some reason always in hats and pants with stripes) who are eager to go to Europe to get married. And of course they hurried with Khodorkovsky, he would have trampled the zone for another ten years.
  8. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 24 September 2015 08: 26
    I think they were not in a hurry with Khodorkovsky, these are the same actions of the opponents. He went there (and others) and everything seems to be captured there, but some small, correct part of his soul (or karma - what to call it) remained here. Instead in order to return, repent, try to correct their evil - they ran away, hid. A small piece of the soul does not give rest, and they shut it up, rage, scold Russia. You see these too. They will never admit their muck (or crime).
    I liked the article. We need to talk more about this, thanks.
  9. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 24 September 2015 08: 28
    The war is on - what are we going to fight in this field!
  10. nivander
    nivander 24 September 2015 08: 48
    on any site there are bloggers and respondents who scold the Russian Federation with foam and fanatically and defend St. Jamerica, by the way on this site there are at least half a dozen of them only at a first approximation
  11. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 24 September 2015 09: 13
    Quote: nivasander
    on any site there are bloggers and respondents who scold the Russian Federation with foam and fanatically and defend St. Jamerica, by the way on this site there are at least half a dozen of them only at a first approximation

    I meant only those who are already zabugrom. And those who bark from here are "ashamed" of a different situation - not power and anger.
  12. aurano
    aurano 24 September 2015 09: 50
    A freebie was covered, again, maybe it’s going to fall from propoganda.
  13. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 24 September 2015 09: 50
    Stop state (by enterprises with state assets) financing of liberal media such as Rain and Echo Matzah. Prohibit anti-Russian performances in state universities. Civil servants and teachers with liberal views to drive a filthy broom! Everyone has the right to have their own views, but not at the expense of taxpayers.
  14. stas-xnumx
    stas-xnumx 24 September 2015 11: 16
    The Khodorkovsky’s, here’s the creatures, okay, they’ve cut the dough, to hell with it, but to pour mud over the hill from the hill ... Here are the cattle. Sorry the cancellation is canceled ....
  15. LMaksim
    LMaksim 24 September 2015 12: 02
    Interestingly, this agency-fund went to Ukraine? Was in the anti-terrorist operation zone? Or so, sat down, the local TV looked and wrote an article? It seems like a huge scientific work was carried out, a titanic work on eating up popcorn with cola behind a TV screen. But there is a hidden side to the issue. A substantial portion of these agencies and funds is based in the United States. Therefore, at the direction of their democratic government, agencies can create a negative information background for an objectionable US state. Also, with financial support from the government, these agencies can analyze situations in states of interest to countries. In fact, to extract information and digest it for intelligence, while covering up state intelligence agencies. Through funds, the United States can finance the movements with which it is currently on the way. In general, such a universal thing turns out. Our state could take it into service or come up with something better.
  16. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 24 September 2015 12: 03
    Nothing is new in this world.

    The basic principles of war propaganda were outlined by the British diplomat Lord Ponsonby in Lies in War (1928). The essence of these principles boils down to the following:

    1) We do not want war.
    The main thing is to convince people that the “bad guys” hate “us” and have already begun (or are ready to start) first.

    2) The war is waged only through the fault of the enemy
    These are “others”, “they” started the war, or dream of starting it any day. "We" are forced to defend themselves.

    3) The leader of the warring country is a real devil
    It is not necessary to make all people hate. - It is necessary to personify the image of the enemy, to show your population that the head, the leader of the “others” is a mentally ill, crazy, corrupt person.

    4) We fight for a just cause, not for our interests
    It should be kept silent that in every war economic goals are primarily pursued, emphasizing only humanitarian reasons.

    5) The enemy deliberately commits atrocities, we are only by chance
    It is necessary as quickly as possible to disseminate information about the atrocities committed by the enemy, explaining that such actions are peculiar to him.

    6) The enemy uses forbidden weapons

    7) Our losses are negligible, the losses of the enemy are huge
    During the war, losses in manpower and equipment are called not actual, but guided by their own benefit.

    8) Representatives of culture, art and intellectuals support our cause.

    9) Our mission is sacred

    10) Anyone who doubts our propaganda is a traitor

    With minor variations can be attributed to the Cold War
    1. Bashibuzuk
      Bashibuzuk 24 September 2015 20: 22
      Sun Yang Tzu, "The Art of War"
      No differences, except for the style.
      So ... either the Chinese - they all torn up.
      Or the Chinese.
      Damn, only Macedonsky is probably credited with a special military nobility, when he allegedly banned weapons that cripple horses, banned the tactics of the death of heavy infantry.
      Galimatia, in short, that's all.
      I am closer to Mark Twain, with his military training at the Yankees at the Court of King Arthur.
      More practical, like that.
      1. Aleksandr1959
        Aleksandr1959 24 September 2015 21: 05
        Most likely the British torn and adapted to the concepts of the XX century. wassat
        Which is strange, because the Chinese usually tear down.
  17. akudr48
    akudr48 24 September 2015 12: 40
    The most important question of the Russian oligarchy is how to transfer the property stolen by the exorbitant thieves from the Russian people to their descendants, while retaining control over the stolen property for them.

    Khodor did not succeed in making his son the successor of the Yukos affair, so the boy stepped into the information structures, and there, besides watering Russia, nothing can be done on anything, well, this new Pasha is not the new Henry Luce.

    And others, as it were, Russian oligarchs and modest officials, may well succeed, they are working on this now, how to attach what was stolen to their children.

    For them, this is more important than any Syria and Ukraine task, which they solve quietly, their own for their own, while at their posts, so that later prolific children would suddenly be surprised to learn on television about titans of Russian business, for example, Friedman-2, Chuybas the second, Sechin -2, Yakunin -2 and 3, etc., all strictly according to the ranking, to whom, what and how much.

    Inherited thieves aristocracy create, against which Pasha Khodorkovsky will look like a petty clerk.
  18. Dan Slav
    Dan Slav 24 September 2015 12: 47
    The Ministry of Propaganda has not been canceled.
    This is the most powerful weapon that has remained after the Second World War.
    Both we and they have these weapons.
    It all started back in World War I, when the Entente sharply increased propaganda and Ludendorff complained about the absence of such in Germany.
  19. 97110
    97110 24 September 2015 14: 51
    ... It is sad that our compatriots took up this destructive work. Let Russia have a “completely different” from them, but for some reason you still wait for our usual decency, responsibility and conscientiousness. But no ...

    On Sunday I attended a seminar of an American (!) Company. In Rostov. During the entire 6-hour seminar I heard the word "business" ONCE! Entrepreneurs used not quite Russian, but the impeccable word "entrepreneurship". Now (13 hours and minutes) across Russia-24 I have heard with the edge of my ear an interview with a rank well above the roof of a Russian official. Who reported to the gorgeous baby about the affairs in the Russian economy. He talked about retail, food and non-food. I admit that the knees of a baby and a black skirt of moderate length worried a high-ranking official, and, so as not to go for the sod, I used English. Or he was very worried (knees, that-syo), too much with professionalism (the jargon of a high-ranking sales worker of the new generation). I concluded that the world was preparing for war. We are switching to pidgin English, they are to quasi-virus literary. This is sad.
  20. aleks.29ru
    aleks.29ru 24 September 2015 15: 59
    For some reason, "our compatriots" from "the wrong Russia" are almost all of a certain nationality.
  21. Elena2013
    Elena2013 25 September 2015 17: 30
    Cartoon Minions. A generation of slaves.
  22. Baloo
    Baloo 25 September 2015 19: 22
    In war, as in war, I would like to see the propaganda and counter-propaganda of the Russian Federation more aggressive in the good sense of the word. Take the fuss around the murder of Fritz. I am 100 percent sure that the son of the chief builder of the NKVD, the great-nephew of an American influence agent, Y. Sverdlov, and an ebn relative were killed for money that he stole or did not share. What did you live for? Shares of energy generating companies throughout Russia and the Moscow region. Again, the State Department waved for free?
    The moment of truth of Karaulov is an interesting broadcast, but why is it so late. I would repeat individual programs in prime time on all regional channels, this is more interesting than any detectives. More comradely comrades, more brutal ... The people must know who is his friend and who is the enemy angry and what is plotting
    1. Elena2013
      Elena2013 27 September 2015 02: 07
      What are the goals of the British Scientists trend launched?
  23. Elena2013
    Elena2013 27 September 2015 02: 11
    6 management priorities