Why propagandists are battling to redefine ‘vatnik’

‘Vatnik’ was first defined by Russians as a jingoistic follower of their government’s propaganda. Some people are trying to make you think otherwise.

How the Russian proxy groups are managed

A study, published by Chatham House describes in detail the goals of Russian soft power, the sources of funding for activities as well as their basic rhetoric.

How differently are the individual Baltic nations perceived?

Are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania viewed as one entity by the Kremlin propaganda media or are there differences in the three countries in how they are perceived individually? Read about it here!

“Honestly, we are not going to attack Russia!”

Estonia has become known in the world as being a forefront country in a potential Western-Russian conflict. Whether and how to change this image, or how could this be put to better use?

Who is arriving: NATO or the allied forces

Media describing allies as ‘NATO troops, arriving to Russian borders’ is worrying for Propastop. This language use resembles Kremlin’s propaganda vocabulary.

With a tank to a strip bar

Kremlin propaganda media portrayal of this year’s Estonian annual military parade was focused on the exhibited United States armoured vehicles and claimed, that the NATO troops are on sex tour with tanks.

Estonian Information Board about propaganda

Estonian Information Board is a governmental organisation that deals with intelligence. In February they published their second annual review, which gives an overview of Estonia’s external threats.

Code of conduct when communicating with a propaganda channel

Propastop provides few tips when one must give an interview to a propaganda channel. These apply similarly to everyone, including politicians and officials.

Life in Estonia according to a propaganda channel

According to Russian TV-channel NTV news program the Baltic states are preparing for war. NTV is the propaganda channel, which spreads Kremlin biased information and lies.