Longreads

  • How to get European Parliament to read Russia Today

    15.10.2019

    How to get European Parliament to read Russia Today
    EP Today: A news website that doesn’t write 99% of its articles, targets decision makers in the EU and misleads the public about the origin of most of their content: Russia Today, writes euvsdisinfo.eu. “EP Today” (short for “European Parliament today”) is a self-proclaimed “monthly news magazine for the European Parliament”. And sure enough, with a name including one of the ...
  • The “on paper” journalists of Russian propaganda

    24.09.2019

    The "on paper" journalists of Russian propaganda
    New Eastern Outlook, NEO, is an English-language website, managed by the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute for Oriental Studies. It is a frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database. Here we can read about the US controlling thousands of NGOs, flooding Armenia, or about 50 tonnes of gold stolen in Syria by the US military. NEO has also fabricated stories about US senior intelligence officers admitting ...
  • The Motor Sich Factory and Its Covert Ties to Russia

    21.09.2019

    The Motor Sich Factory and Its Covert Ties to Russia
    On September 4, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) launched a pre-trial investigation against representatives of Motor Sich, one of the largest manufacturers of engines for airplanes and helicopters in the post-Soviet space, over the firm’s alleged “subversive activities” against Ukraine. The SSU asserts that Motor Sich had supplied military hardware and dual-use products to Russia (Radiosvoboda.org, September 4), which ...
  • Glory to Ukraine! Who and when created the slogan?

    13.09.2019

    Glory to Ukraine! Who and when created the slogan?
    A group of Revolutionary Ukrainian Party founders – independentist students of the Kharkiv Technology institute (now – National Technical University of “Kharkiv Politechnic Institute”). Yutiy Kollard (in the centre), Oleksandr Kovalenko (left),Levko Matsiyevych (right). Kharkiv, 1900 The chant was born in Kharkiv. Made its way through Ukraine from Kyiv. Saved with the efforts of Galycians and Volynians in Lviv and Rivne. However, ...
  • 72% of the disinformation campaigns are conducted by Russia

    10.09.2019

    72% of the disinformation campaigns are conducted by Russia
    Our data draw on a wide range of media reports to identify FIEs , track their progress, and classify their features. We identified 53 FIE, in 24 targeted countries, from 2013 through 2018. Two of the cases were ongoing as of April 2019, write Diego A. Martin and Jacob N. Shapiro, the authors of “Trends in Online Foreign ...
  • Ukrainian Aircraft-Engine Plant Caught Up In U.S.-China Rivalry

    31.08.2019

    Ukrainian Aircraft-Engine Plant Caught Up In U.S.-China Rivalry
    Ukrainian tycoon Vyacheslav Boguslayev is having a hard time parting with the company he has controlled for the past three decades, and it’s not just because it is close to his heart, writes Todd Prince for rferl.org. The 80-year old is caught up in the global rivalry between the United States and China as he seeks to sell his defense company, ...
  • Biology Is the Only Limiting Factor for Putin’s Power

    19.08.2019

    Biology Is the Only Limiting Factor for Putin's Power
    Since Vladimir Putin came to power 20 years ago, Russia has lost its influence in Georgia, the Balkans, and Ukraine. Moscow shut down all of the Russian military bases aboard, except in Syria and NATO expanded to Russia’s borders, writes Nikola Mikovic for intpolicydigest.org. In spite of these fatal losses, the Kremlin propagandists keep portraying Vladimir Putin as one of the ...
  • Ukraine unveils plans for Chornobyl tourism upgrade

    13.08.2019

    Ukraine unveils plans for Chornobyl tourism upgrade
    The stunning success of the recent HBO TV series “Chernobyl” has thrust the 1986 nuclear disaster in Soviet Ukraine back into the public eye. The five-part miniseries received unprecedented critical acclaim and won millions of fans around the globe, leading to predictions that it would generate a new wave of tourism to Ukraine as viewers seek to gain first-hand experience ...
  • Can Ukraine Repeat The Path Of Asian Tigers?

    08.08.2019

    Can Ukraine Repeat The Path Of Asian Tigers?
    Very often we hear Ukrainian policy-makers say that our country should increase exports of high-value-added goods. As examples, they usually name products of electronics or machine-building industries, or more specifically, airplanes and ships. We explain that agricultural products such as fruit or honey have more value-added than, for example, manufacturing of mobile phones from imported parts. We suggest that Ukrainian ...
  • Controversial controversy: comparative explanation of Ukrainian language law

    07.05.2019

    Controversial controversy: comparative explanation of Ukrainian language law
    The law №5670-d “On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language”, which was adopted by an overwhelming majority of 278 deputies, was predictably attacked by Russian officials and media alike. To support a long-standing and one of the most widely applied narratives on Ukraine as a “russophobic” state, Kremlin propaganda has repeatedly distorted the essence of the bill ...