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How to beat Russian propaganda

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In February of this year, the media reported a great desire of Great Britain to overcome Russian propaganda. In particular, they talked about the TV channel Russia Today. At the end of November 2015, the content of electronic documents of British special services got into the network (authenticity is not confirmed). According to the files, the British almost two years ago developed an information war strategy against Russia.




Recall in February 2015 of the year "Ukrinform" spoke about plans to fight "with anti-Ukrainian propaganda." Opposition should be directed to the Russia Today channel. At the forefront of the fight will be BBC World.

First-hand information, as they say: a correspondent from Ukrinform was told about this at the VIII Europe-Ukraine Forum in Lodz. And he announced the plans not to any outsider or anonymous, but a member of the British parliament, chairman of the committee on culture, media and sports, John Whittingdale.

“As chairman of the parliament’s media committee, I spoke with management News “BBC World”, so that they increase their efforts, possibly through broadcasts in Russian on the Internet, to create an alternative voice that will be true and will be a response to Russian propaganda. They assured me that this would be their priority, ”Ukrinform quoted Whittingdale as saying.

The British politician also noted that in the UK, the television channel “RT” has “significantly expanded” over the past six months.

“But what they show is pure propaganda,” said the Briton, “there is no impartial, objective and truthful information.”

And the Russians have achieved something: thanks to propaganda, many people in the UK now believe that eastern Ukraine is part of Russia. And the inhabitants of this territory should remain Russians.

Russian Federal Information and Analytical Agency Kremlin Press published material on the activities of the British intelligence services in the field of propaganda. It turns out that British intelligence agencies have long been forming and coordinating the work of anti-Russian media and the public. The goal is “an informational background about events in Ukraine and Donbass”.

About two years ago, a strategy of the information war against Russia was developed in London. British intelligence, according to the Kremlin Press, shared its electronic plans with Valentin Nalyvaychenko. From the flash drive, someone copied the data. And now they have “surfaced”, despite the “top secret” vulture.

The document entitled “Strategy for Russian-Ukrainian Relations on 2014-2017” set the following goal: to set Ukrainians to join the country in NATO and the EU, to preach the need for European reforms, and also to “reduce the impact of the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign”. The solution of the latter task was accompanied by a detailed methodology: it was necessary to highlight in the information space of Ukraine the themes of "Russia's military presence in Ukraine", the death of "Russian soldiers" in the "undeclared war", "the growth of international isolation of Russia", etc. Sterling. Program partners: EU, NATO, British Council, BBC, scholarship programs of the British government.

It is also reported that in December 2014 of the year, commissioned by the EECAD team (team of the Directorate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the British Foreign Office), William Robinson and Camilla Fening prepared a report entitled “Occupying the Russian-speaking world”. The document contains tips on waging information warfare on social networks and propaganda in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In the introduction to the document, the main goals are presented: "reducing Russia's influence on Europe" and "preparing an alternative future for Russia."

“As employees, the developers recommend the British Embassy in Moscow and EECAD in London to allocate 20% of native English speakers (C4 knowledge level) in the field, as well as 10% of Kiev residents who know English at a conversational level (B3). The work will continue to boil, the authors of the report explain this by the fact that Russians live in nine time zones (by the way, this is one of the risks). ”


In addition, William and Camilla warned the Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: during activities in the social networks "Vkontakte" and "Classmates" accounts can be attacked by a professional army of "trolls" guarding the information space of Russia under the auspices of the Kremlin.

It was planned to conduct informational struggle in three stages: 1) create accounts in social networks; 2) evaluate the response to neutral messages; 3) go to the immediate implementation of the plan. In the main phase, the goal is to “neutralize Russian propaganda”.

“It’s easy to see the fruits of the activities of British diplomats,” writes the author of the article on KP, Alexey Tumanov. - It is enough to use any search service, and for each thesis more than one hundred thousand related news can be found. Mostly Ukrainian media.

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Blaming Russia for all the sins of propaganda, from the vigorous activity of “RT” abroad to the around-the-clock factory of the Kremlin trolls, the British politicians themselves launched a whole campaign of lies in Ukraine. The essays on the “military presence of Russia in Ukraine”, the death of “Russian soldiers” in the “undeclared war” and “the growth of international isolation of Russia” written for freely convertible currency by hired strokes are a good example of how enlightened London relates to Moscow. On the lines themselves and say nothing. Money does not smell!

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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 10 December 2015 06: 06 New
    19
    Well, an eccentric working for grandmother will register in our site and start writing his own “truth” from London. The question is how quickly he will rattle in his skull laughing
    1. venaya
      venaya 10 December 2015 06: 19 New
      23
      Aleksanlr, I assure you, according to my impressions here on the site there is a whole crowd of some agents, it is often difficult to understand what they are writing and for whom exactly they work, it is possible that it’s not on the BBC’s very counter, but on something similar that's for sure.
      1. Yars
        Yars 10 December 2015 11: 13 New
        +4
        Quote: venaya
        Aleksanlr, I assure you, according to my impressions here on the site there is a whole crowd of some agents, it is often difficult to understand what they are writing and for whom exactly they work, it is possible that it’s not on the BBC’s very counter, but on something similar that's for sure.

        and some are very cunning, with patriotic remarks and photographs gaining big shoulder straps, so that later in the future they will pour power on the cried lies.
      2. kamil_tt
        kamil_tt 10 December 2015 14: 37 New
        -2
        and again "enemies everywhere"?)
      3. gladcu2
        gladcu2 11 December 2015 20: 26 New
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        venaya

        You overestimate the influence of the British, as well as the unfortunate budget that they allocated for the information war.

        All they achieved was to create a censor website with commentators in the style of swearing. And good. It rarely drops in there. Is that to make sure that the very ones there remained locally.
    2. Russian Uzbek
      Russian Uzbek 10 December 2015 06: 38 New
      +9
      "" Well, an eccentric working for grandmas at our site will register ""
      there are 40 percent! Yes, and there are ideological!
    3. xorgi
      xorgi 10 December 2015 09: 10 New
      +5
      The problem is that they do not conduct propaganda on our website, but on Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, and there the level of children is great.
      1. Alena Frolovna
        Alena Frolovna 10 December 2015 09: 33 New
        13
        Curse the French, Germans, Turks,
        We indiscriminately blame the right, the left,
        The reason for the cataclysms of all is different -
        The ambitions of the British Queen!

        Stretched the borders of its colonies
        Where the sun illuminates the earth
        For thousands of different lawlessness
        She directs her satraps!


        Once settled on an island
        British and live shooting in the back,
        And how many bloody wars have muddied
        And they destroyed the countries and souls of the innocent?

        But there are things that are not subject to that force:
        Do not hold the minutes and thoughts of running,
        Everything for war, robberies and misfortunes
        The British deserve Nuremberg!


        And God has a reward for everything -
        The law is the same for all, and not otherwise!
        For all her intrigues and deeds
        The executioner of your queen is crying!
        It's time to judge her today
        For violated norms and Testaments,

        It's time to arrange an International Court
        Over the Queen, over Elizabeth!

        Vladimir Khrabrov
        1. jjj
          jjj 10 December 2015 10: 56 New
          +2
          And what is even more curious, VO has been in the top twenty for a long time in the Rambler search engine, among respected liberal resources such as Lenta.ru, Ekho Moskvy, Newsru.com, AiF, Kommersant
          1. Shveps
            Shveps 10 December 2015 22: 30 New
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            Quote: jjj
            VO in the search engine "Rambler" has long been in the top twenty, among respected liberal resources such as "Lenta.ru", "Echo of Moscow", "Newsru.com", "AIF", "Kommersant"


            No wonder. VO is clearly a pro-Putin resource.
            Putin is the guarantor of the liberal democratic system:
            "For Russia, there can be no other political choice than democracy ... we share the democratic principles accepted around the world."
            Liberal democracy is power limited by the interests of individual citizens, which influence the will of the majority. Like this.
            And how do you want?
            1. gladcu2
              gladcu2 11 December 2015 20: 31 New
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              Sveps

              Putin is promoting his policies by systematically replacing destructive factors. Moreover, without using administrative methods of management, to the extent that patriots and provocateurs would love to cheer.
    4. Andrey Petrov47
      Andrey Petrov47 10 December 2015 10: 48 New
      +4
      Small Britain has long been floating small ...
    5. Cherdak
      Cherdak 10 December 2015 13: 09 New
      +7
      RT congratulations only for such a video

    6. Atrix
      Atrix 10 December 2015 14: 38 New
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      Propaganda has been and will be on both sides. This is the reality of the Cold War, which I believe has never stopped. Now it’s practically impossible to close the information. If, for example, RT is banned in Britain, then it seems to me that this will further increase interest in this channel in Britain. And people will watch it online or via satellite.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 11 December 2015 20: 34 New
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        Atrix

        Television and not so watch. Prohibit it or not. But RT, this is the official point of view. If anyone needs it, you can always find your own rational link there.
  2. ImPerts
    ImPerts 10 December 2015 06: 17 New
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    I occasionally view Russian Air Force news. Helps to wake up and improves mood. The complete "lack" of propaganda and the absolute "impartiality".
    It turns out everything is like in a joke:
    "Little Vovochka goes to her parents' bedroom in the morning, but the crap is locked.
    Little Johnny is looking into the keyhole, there are parents
    make love. With a sullen look he returns to himself:
    - And these people !!! And these people forbid me to pick my nose !!! "
    1. spolo
      spolo 11 December 2015 05: 14 New
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      The participation of the Russian Federation through the eyes of the air force
  3. rusaiaiBishkek
    rusaiaiBishkek 10 December 2015 06: 35 New
    +4
    propaganda. Gabbels is resting.
    RT works correctly. need to extinguish these limes. to sink it would be an unsinkable aircraft carrier. the world would be much cleaner.
    1. unsinkable
      unsinkable 10 December 2015 13: 05 New
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      Quote: rusaiaiBishkek
      . to sink it would be an unsinkable aircraft carrier.

      Man, I’m not an aircraft carrier. (Joke) But seriously, that’s what. I think that our mass media spend a lot of energy and energy in order to convince us of what we ourselves know very well. They would better direct part of this energy to the enlightenment of the brains of the western layman. In the meantime, in my opinion, we are losing in the information war. hi
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 11 December 2015 20: 37 New
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        unsinkable

        The ultimate goal of information warfare is to destroy a system of understanding.

        You know the principle: divide and rule. After all, shaving has been used for thousands of years.
  4. bad
    bad 10 December 2015 06: 36 New
    +3
    About two years ago, a strategy of the information war against Russia was developed in London. British intelligence, according to the Kremlin Press, shared its electronic plans with Valentin Nalyvaychenko. From the flash drive, someone copied the data. And now they have “surfaced”, despite the “top secret” vulture.
    ..that made laugh .. thanks .. cheered up in the morning! .. entrusted dill to the state secret .. laughing
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 10 December 2015 06: 40 New
    +7
    “But what they show is pure propaganda,” said the British, “there is no impartial, objective and truthful information.”...Look who's Talking...
  6. strelets
    strelets 10 December 2015 06: 43 New
    +4
    Some do not even need to pay. From stupidity or anger, everyone is so possessed.
  7. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 10 December 2015 06: 44 New
    +7
    In addition, William and Camilla warned the Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: during activities in the social networks "Vkontakte" and "Classmates" accounts can be attacked by a professional army of "trolls" guarding the information space of Russia under the auspices of the Kremlin.
    Russians have a good reflex to unite when world evil threatens! And most importantly, be able to confront and defeat him
    1. atalef
      atalef 10 December 2015 06: 50 New
      -1
      Quote: Scandinavian
      Russians have a good reflex to unite when world evil threatens! And most importantly, be able to confront and defeat him

      The main thing is to determine what and when it fits the definition - world evil.
      1. Dazdranagon
        Dazdranagon 10 December 2015 15: 01 New
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        Quote: atalef
        The main thing is to determine what and when it fits the definition - world evil.
        - Well, probably those who, under the pretext of democracy, destroy entire countries. You can also include here those countries that buy oil, cotton, etc. from terrorists ... hi
  8. saniajan
    saniajan 10 December 2015 06: 47 New
    +4
    They have nothing to answer, so they are trying to shut our mouth
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 December 2015 06: 59 New
    +3
    thanks to propaganda, many people in the UK now believe that eastern Ukraine - part of Russia. And the inhabitants of this territory should remain Russians.

    The main thing is that there are results that the British were afraid of. And they can call it what they like - propaganda, Russian ideology ... Our "liberals" are worse than the British media are carrying out Western propaganda to the detriment of Russia on all channels and radio stations. We are still tolerant, although it’s time for someone to block access to state media.
  10. Kostyanich
    Kostyanich 10 December 2015 08: 01 New
    +3
    The Englishwoman will not calm down in any way. For me, Duklosaksa will be more dangerous than Americans.
    It’s painful for the brazen to have a lot of experience and intrigue
  11. press officer
    press officer 10 December 2015 08: 10 New
    +2
    Yes, I remember, we are all agents / trolls of the Kremlin and we are paid for it .. (?) fellow it seems even the turn was repeat from those who wanted (and they said that there is not enough space in the building on the outskirts, where all the trolls are sitting laughing ) so it’s not even surprising that here, if not only we are “Kremlin trolls” repeat but others who want to tell us how we live poorly are generally to blame for everything .. recourse I remember there was one with the flag of Israel, he beat everything in the chest that he grew up in the USSR, but he wrote the same nonsense that dill write ... wassat negative

    I can’t understand one recourse what the hell is all this for? or judged by the poor? think they can spoil us? fool Well shit and then what? feel better no? wassat fool no
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 10 December 2015 14: 19 New
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      Quote: press attache
      I can’t understand one thing, why the hell is all this for? or judged by the poor? think they can spoil us?

      I can try to answer this difficult question - you yourself wrote:
      Quote: press attache
      I remember there was one with the flag of Israel, he beat everything in the chest that he grew up in the USSR, but he wrote the same nonsense that dill write ...

      And this is trivial - the "emmingrant complex" - he left the "hated totalitarian scoop" in the "free and prosperous Israel" .... And it turned out that in this very Israel is not much better than in the abandoned USSR - we have to work like an ox, everything on the trees itself does not grow and does not fall into the mouth, but something is even worse. than in the Union, and you won’t be fed up with imaginary “freedom and democracy”. So such a person begins to write all kinds of garbage about us, because it is he who does not convince us that we live so poorly here, he convinces himself of this! In the end, doesn’t it look like a lo..oh, exchanging an awl for soap, and sometimes worse? The same thing, ho..ly - they convince themselves first of all that it is worse in Russia, so that from the jujupa that is happening in Ukraine, and which they themselves arranged was not so offensive.
      Those who live with us, but pour mud on Russia, for the most part are simply unsettled "losers" with very modest abilities, but extremely overpriced needs, which they are not able to satisfy because of their own laziness or untalentedness, but don’t recognize themselves as beloved fools ..com? It’s much easier to push everything to the country, people, government. Therefore, they begin to frantically search for all the anti-Russian chernukha and happily repeat it like parrots.
      So somehow such people often become unconsciously (and sometimes quite consciously and purposefully) tools of anti-Russian propaganda.
  12. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 December 2015 08: 18 New
    +1
    The war in the media is a real war!
    Who and how will present its arguments to the masses depends a lot.
  13. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 10 December 2015 08: 45 New
    +2
    In the last three hundred years, all the troubles of Russia have come from the British Isles. Maybe you need to resolve the issue with the islands? Then the trouble will come nowhere ...
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 December 2015 08: 53 New
    +7
    Well, why lie. What is Russian propaganda? Does she write that the British have three hands, four eyes? Or does she write that Russians have 4 cars, regardless of age, and six wives? I certainly exaggerate on purpose. Propaganda is a thing when they want to convince you of something that is not really there or when reality does not fit into a certain framework. But Western propaganda is even worse. In Soviet times, the West broadcast to the Union on many radio stations. I will not list, everyone already knows by heart.
    Yes, in a closed society, it seemed to us that the west was a beacon of democracy, freedom, etc. But what happened in reality? Lies, lies and lies. They know that they lie, look into your eyes and still lie, they know that you know that they lie and still lie. Examples? Yes, at least 08.08.08. Howled like jackals, is that democracy? Gouged Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, are now trying to Syria, is it also a democracy? And all this is accompanied by a chorus of paid professional mongrels. I look at talk shows, the horror of what they say? Correctly, our authorities and television conduct such programs. You put yourself on display in all its glory. Especially individual individuals, Sometimes they make such a noise, ears fade.
    Here, so that people know at least a little what is happening in the world, what, in our opinion, the reasons for this or that event were created by RT. M. Simonyan has great respect for the fact that our journalists, without hiding anything (with the exception of outright horrors), carry the news picture to everyone. And you are afraid of the truth, you are even afraid to admit to yourself that your vaunted media, with rare exceptions, are lying. And sometimes it’s as unprofessional as the same representatives of the State Department that you think God where they were taught, and these people say something about their exceptionalism. Yes, they look like a rooster - crowed, and there at least do not dawn.
  15. Belousov
    Belousov 10 December 2015 11: 00 New
    +3
    How to defeat Russian propaganda? In fact, this means how to defeat the truth.
    1. LEX SU
      LEX SU 10 December 2015 12: 59 New
      0
      in the West? YES EASY!!!
      when they say ONE BAD in Czech on 11 channels in Czech, you start to feel sick, switch to 2 English-speaking ... and then worse EVERYTHING ... and the same Czech starts to think that - okay, Omerika bent too much ... but it’s sewn (Czech Media) do not lie much!
      and so everywhere
  16. Prutkov
    Prutkov 10 December 2015 11: 22 New
    +1
    If RT is all that Russia can imagine in this war, then you can immediately switch to the Air Force. Even in such a territorially close and, I want to say, spiritually close country like Ukraine, the Russian presence in the information space is minimal. The Ministry of Truth has cleared the space completely. Not too many people can afford a satellite dish. The Internet is also filtered. But there is a unique territory - the island of Crimea, where due to its international status today it is possible to deploy radio and television broadcasting to countries where Russian is understood without an interpreter without any restrictions.
  17. The
    The point 10 December 2015 12: 37 New
    0
    I recommend to pay attention.

  18. LEX SU
    LEX SU 10 December 2015 12: 55 New
    +1
    Quote: xorgi
    The problem is that they do not conduct propaganda on our website, but on Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, and there the level of children is great.

    Yes, on the automotive site dr ru (sorry modders) where there are people who are not in any bydloklassniki when they publish auto news about military vehicles - about 20 percent sincerely believe in the superiority of any camouflage poop on wheels MADE IN USA ...
    one generally wrote (about 3 months ago) "WE GENERALLY WERE ONLY BECAUSE THE OMERIKA DELIVERED US PACKAGE AND FORDS" (not even fighters and tanks) PPC, I'm in an awesome place
    1. the47th
      the47th 10 December 2015 15: 52 New
      0
      So that on the drome, since ancient times, the kosorukom and rice site suddenly fell in love with something American ?! Are you kidding?! Yes, there is news about the next version of the GT-R with stripes gaining more comments than all the news about American cars combined!
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 11 December 2015 10: 09 New
      0
      Well, take offense at him. I’m more than sure, he didn’t even finish the ABC. But I didn’t hear about fighters and tanks. Here we have a lorry standing on a pedestal for about 20 years, and before that I arrived under its own power.
  19. looker-on
    looker-on 10 December 2015 15: 44 New
    -1
    Well, I want to tell you that the news of our channels is actually far from impartial. Smiles about Obama. About Merkel. Is this correct? On the same channel Euronew is not this. Just broadcast events. No hint and transition to personality. On the same Vesti24, according to their version beyond Smolensk, only zombie buggers and ghouls. And this is a lie no matter what you say in return and no matter how many minuses you put. I hate journalists, but only thanks to this profession the World (and we are the Russian part of the World) will know something in principle
  20. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 10 December 2015 16: 11 New
    +1
    The word is a very powerful weapon, if it is skillfully used.
  21. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 10 December 2015 18: 20 New
    0
    There is nothing to say about the line-drivers themselves. Money doesn't smell!
    Nothing Holy, just money. You can "white" in the "black", And you can vice versa. Who is bigger"? Vile, normal person in shock.
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  23. Vvp
    Vvp 10 December 2015 19: 11 New
    0
    No way to win!