Pro-Kremlin media increasingly focused on a false narrative associating Estonia with terrorism

Russia’s pro-Kremlin media and public figures are using the murder of Dugina to switch to an absurd narrative about Estonia sponsoring terrorism

Fake Estonian ‘exit form’ ridiculed across social media

A disinformation attempt against Estonia backfired badly when a fake Estonian ‘exit form’ received wide ridicule for its obvious errors.

Russia presents theories on Dugina’s death without evidence or contact with Estonia

Despite inflammatory rhetoric against Estonia by Russian politicians and propagandists, no evidence has been presented for the murder of Dugina nor a connection to Estonia.

Social media rumours unable to hamper peaceful relocation of Narva tank

Despite differences of opinion, all parties worked together to prevent conflict during the relocation of a Soviet monument in Narva.

A fake video misportrayed Rammstein’s Tallinn concert

A fake video circulating on social media and reported by Russian media outlets appeared to show Rammstein singing “Vperjod, Rossija”. It was actually a song for Vitali Klitschko.

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.

Soviet era nostalgia feeds the denial of the occupation

The Kremlin’s propaganda media use the idealization of the “Russian era” alongside the denial of Soviet occupation. Both narratives are dangerous for Estonia.

FB groups in Estonia share the Belarusian dictator’s talking points

Read how pro-Kremlin groups reacted to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s visit to Tallinn