Active Measures, authoritarianism, Donald Trump, Moscow contemporary active measures, nationalism, political Brown, Political Incoherence, Pussy Riot, Putin, Soviet / post-Soviet propaganda, ultra-nationalism
While Russia’s hand in Ukraine has hardly been a secret, the emails, if genuine, provide fine-grained detail of Mr. Surkov’s office in setting up separatist enclaves in Ukraine’s east.
They also shed light on the workaday activity of a propaganda shop, including a rare example of a draft text apparently edited in Mr. Surkov’s office that can be compared with a final version.
The Ukrainian group, calling itself CyberHunta — a mocking reference to the Russian assessment that the Kiev government is a fascist junta — released 2,337 emails from the address firstname.lastname@example.org, many from 2014 as the eastern Ukrainian separatists established their mini-states.
BackChannels inclines to trust the Atlantic Council before anything coming out of the maw of Moscow.
On Soviet Era “Active Measures”
Now Back to the Chaos
Posted by wearepussyriot, October 27, 2016
Posted by WeAreChange, October 27, 2016
Who needs “Active Measures”?
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Perhaps most frightening is how Pussy Riot sees Moral America, which is actually pretty good as regards the creation of the civil society that the deeply anti-authoritarian Pussy Riot needs as audience and consumers of its entertainment. Nonetheless, it too appears to have perceived in Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s demagoguery similarities with Putin’s now rapidly developing ultra-nationalist politics.