‘Valerian’ is a new Propastop initiative to reach our Russian neighbours

Attacks on Estonia’s information space have increased dramatically since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Project Valerian aims to tackle the problem at its source.

A new symbol of Ukrainian resistance appears in Mariupol

While Ukrainian and Russian share a Cyrillic alphabet, the letter Ї only appears in Ukrainian – and has become a brave symbol of continued Ukrainian identity during the resistance to Russian occupation.

Estonia agrees a new coalition, but pro-Kremlin influencers spin it very differently

Pro-Kremlin influencers online are pushing the narrative that the Estonian Prime Minister has resigned due to her support for Ukraine. The truth is very different.

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).

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.

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.

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.

The Kremlin’s censoring of the coronavirus is a threat to Estonia

An Estonian person who gets his news from Russian media is given a mistakenly mild impression of this crisis. The result may be a risk to their health.

Propaganda dictionary: soft power

Soft power is a term that describes the state’s ability to influence other countries or individuals through attractiveness, thereby increasing their support or willingness to cooperate.