8 memes that made social media laugh

The turbulent political events of recent weeks have provided plenty of material for meme creators to showcase their wit. The Propastop editorial team has compiled a selection of memes about Kaja Kallas, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, as well as Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow.

Russian propaganda presents the occupied Avdiivka as a great success

An analysis by the think tank Atlantic Council found that during the war in Ukraine, Russian propaganda on Telegram has been spread five times more than before the war. Therefore, Propastop is providing an overview today of how Kremlin propaganda is turning this year’s modest military success into a great success story on Telegram.

How Kremlin propaganda is trying to turn Poland against Ukraine

Although Poland’s relations with Russia have almost never been warm, according to recent surveys, only 2% of Poles view Russia positively. This sentiment is fueled by Russian attacks, and today Propastop describes the three most significant malicious narratives that Russia directs against Poland.

Runes in Modern Warfare: Ideological and Propaganda Weapon

Ancient runic symbols have once again become the focus of modern warfare, playing a key role in propaganda and ideology. Amid Russian aggression against Ukraine, these historical symbols have become tools for asserting claims of historical continuity and cultural roots. How are these symbols used in contemporary conflicts? Why have they regained popularity, and what role do they play in propaganda warfare?

Aivo Peterson received 11,507 votes: a disappointment for some, a relief for others

“Let this time have a common denominator of truth, justice, and humanity – Aivo Peterson!” urged candidate 101 in the election clip recorded in prison. However, for the Kremlin, Aivo Peterson’s election result was a disappointment, while for Estonia, it was a relief.

Candidate 101: pro-Russian Aivo Peterson running his European Parliament election campaign from custody

The “Peterson phenomenon” is causing excitement in the European Parliament elections – will Aivo Peterson achieve the same powerful result as in last year’s Riigikogu elections, and will the Center Party not be represented in the European Parliament at all due to his votes? Propastop reviews the campaign of the co-chairman of the Koos party.

Why does Russia provoke NATO states?

Russia’s hybrid warfare against the West escalated last week with multiple provocations occurring along the NATO border. Propastop investigates the underlying motives behind these actions

Have the songs of Russian musicians supporting the war disappeared from the radio?

Russian singers who support Russia’s aggression, like Filipp Kirkorov and Dima Bilan, have long been banned from performing in Estonia. However, Propastop investigated whether their songs are still being played on Estonian radio stations.

Russian war bloggers gleefully waved Shoigu goodbye

Ultra-nationalist Russian war bloggers sent Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu away from his position with gleeful mockery and welcomed the new minister with warm words. Propastop provides an overview of why the old broom was hated and the new one awaited.

Turning the Tables: How Propaganda Backfires and Fuels Counter-Movements

Propaganda often backfires, giving the targeted side clever ways to turn the message around. From name confusion to manipulated images, misinformation spreads easily. Recent examples from May 2024 highlight these tactics and the importance of media literacy to counteract them.