Fact check: Russia falsely claims EU sanctions are ‘blockading’ Kaliningrad 

Not for the first time, the Kremlin accuses others of what it is itself doing. We fact checked the key claims about the “Kaliningrad blockade” (that isn’t a blockade).

Here’s what happens when you listen to Russian speakers in Estonia

Both the BBC and NPR recently visited Estonia to listen to the perspectives of local Russian-speakers. Their stories puncture Kremlin propaganda narratives.

Russia’s Embassy in Estonia claims Russia is the real victim of Russia’s sexual violence in Ukraine

The Kremlin referred to a group of women in Estonia protesting sexual violence as ‘Russophobes’. We explore the history of the term and why the protest took place.

Exposed: The Facebook groups spreading Kremlin propaganda

Propastop has identified 17 Facebook groups of concern operating in Estonia. Here’s how to help combat their hate and misinformation.

No, the Baltic nations were not in a “collective security arrangement” prior to NATO

The Warsaw Pact invaded its own members. It is not comparable to NATO as a defence alliance that sovereign states like Estonia chose to join.

6 clichés to avoid when reporting about Estonia

A helpful guide for international journalists writing about Estonia, the “tiny ex-Soviet state” that is neither tiny nor an ex-Soviet state. We’ve included an infographic you can share.

Why there’s no ‘flood’ of Ukrainian refugees

Autocratic regimes promote metaphors to shape perceptions, such as by portraying Ukrainian refugees as a “flood” into Europe. Yet this metaphor best describes what they are fleeing.

A Greek media mogul tried to spread false claims about Estonia. It did not go well

An influential media mogul in Greece who made false claims about Estonia was widely ridiculed by Greek internet users this week after Russian speakers in Estonia – who he claims are oppressed – bombarded him on Twitter with corrections.

An Estonian digital election expert was used to praise the Kremlin’s e-elections

Florian Marcus, one of the spokespersons for the Estonian e-elections, was implemented to work for Russian propagandists.

Sputnik V as an example of propaganda washing of a vaccine

On September 16, news about Estonia’s recognition of the Sputnik V vaccine appeared in the Russian media.