“Ukrainization” has become a dog whistle for Kremlin supporters

Both “Deukrainianization” and “Ukrainization” are used by Kremlin propagandists. One reveals the true goal of Russia’s war, the other attempts distorts an existing word to erode opposition to Russia’s war. Both need to be understood together.

Why there’s no “fifth column” in Estonia

It’s time to put aside talk of a “fifth column”, says the head of Estonia’s Internal Security Service, because mother tongue, nor even citizenship, determines political views.

The Kremlin is quietly dropping its “denazification” line

Kremlin propaganda began depicting Ukrainians as Nazis in 2014, although there is little coherence to Putin’s narrative about denazifying Ukraine – so the term appears increasingly less frequently.

Screenshots of fake news articles are on the rise across social media

Headlines are impactful. Propagandists know that most people who see the screenshot of a headline on social media won’t investigate to see if the actual article was ever really published.

Narrative X-ray: Nationalism and Russia

Russia likes to emphasize how the situation of small nations in the country is excellent. Russia has never had colonial tendencies, all nations have joined the Russians of their own free will. However, the sinners are the Western countries, which swallowed up the colonies and which still have national problems. However, those countries where there is a Russian ethnic minority persecute it.