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Russian Duma with Draconian Sentences: 10-15 Years in Prison for Knowingly Spreading Fake News about the Russian Military

The Russian Duma has passed a law prescribing draconian sentences for “knowingly spreading fake news” about Russian military operations, categorized according to the severity and consequences of such actions, RIA Novosti reported. Under the new law, for the crime of “knowingly spreading fake information about...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “In Search of Humanity” at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna

Author: Bojan Blazhevski On the 16th of March, at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was opened. The exhibition named "In Search of Humanity" gathers in one place Weiwei's artworks coming from...

Kessler: Disinformation is Putin’s powerful tool in Ukraine

Giovanni Kessler is an Italian prosecutor who worked in the office of famous Sicilian prosecutor Paolo Borsalino in 1995. In 1998-1999 he was appointed as Deputy Head of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission in Pristina, in charge of Police and Justice matters. From 2001-2006...

Truthmeter: There Is No US-Funded Biological Weapons Development Program in Ukraine

There is no evidence that the Ukrainian government ordered the eradication of anthrax, cholera and other infectious diseases on the day Putin invaded Ukraine. It is also not true that there are US-funded biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine. On the contrary, the laboratories that...

More than 2,000 Russian scientists have written an Open letter protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The military action, according to the Russian academic community, leads to the international isolation of Russia, something that will directly harm the country, because “scientific research cannot be imagined without full cooperation with colleagues from other countries, and Russia’s isolation from the world means...

Truthmeter: Putin does not mention Pendarovski and Vuchich at all in his speech

Truthmeter reviewed the speech delivered by Russian President, Vladimir Putin from February 24, 2022, published on the official website of the Kremlin, and in it he does not, in any context, mention the Macedonian and Serbian presidents, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk...

Truthmeter: The “Exclusive video” is not from a Russian plane, but is a 10-year old video from Libya

This is a video that the Associated Press published on its YouTube channel on March 19, 2011, and originates from Benghazi, Libya. The video is titled “Plane shot down by Libyan rebels”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the...

U.S. Mission to NATO takes initiative to detect Russian disinformation

The U.S. Mission to NATO has launched an initiative called “We choose facts”, which aims to disarm the disinformation and propaganda that Russia uses in relation to the disputes with Ukraine, Portalb.mk writes.     The U.S. Mission to NATO considers disinformation to be one of the...

The Video of Russian Soldiers Parachuting Down On Kharkiv Is At Least 8 Years Old

The video is not new and does not show Russian paratroopers descending over Kharkiv. The video can be found on YouTube, published in 2018, as a recording of a military exercise in Vostok, and it can also be found on Facebook, shared on the...

The “Cheerful” Russian Soldier Filmed Himself in 2015, Not in 2022

The video of this paratrooper, which has over 20 million views on the social network “TikTok”, was not recorded this year, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. NBC News reporter Ben Collins, who specializes in exposing disinformation, writes that this video is old. The...

Aleksandar Nikoloski, vice president of VMRO-DPMNE: USA is North Macedonia’s greatest friend

In "Click Plus" on TV 21, VMRO-DPMNE's vice president Aleksandar Nikolovski at the beginning of February stated his opinion about the Ukrainian conflict. According to him, when Macedonia has no clue how to act foreign policy-wise, then it should look up to the USA...

BBC fact-checks Vladimir Putins’s speech

BBC's "Reality Check" analyzed the long nightly address of the Russian Federation's president Vladimir Putin, after he ordered troops into two rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine, after recognising them as independent states. We republish BBC's fact-check in its entirety below: In a long, late-night televised address...

Investigative journalist Elena Milashina flees Russia after threats from Chechen top leader

Russian authorities should ensure the safety of journalist Elena Milashina and promptly investigate threats made by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov against her and independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The editors of the independent newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” decided to send Elena Milashina, an...

Kuleba: Russia uses disinformation and cyberattacks to destabilize Ukraine

In front of more than two hundred journalists from around the world, Ukraine's minister of foreign affairs, Dmytro Kuleba held a press conference in order, as he said, to answer three big questions: How the escalation with Russia did happen, what's going on now,...

Fighting Russian trolls: “Elves Army” fights Russian propaganda in Lithuania

Russian “troll farms” – organized online agitators identify complaints in other countries and then insert themselves in those debates in order to boost them. Instead of promoting a political ideology, professional Russian trolls focus on stirring up emotions over heated topics, such as gun...

Creating fascination with Russia’s power in media and on social networks in North Macedonia

One of the simplest ways to influence a wider number of people is to glorify a country. Positive glorification can evoke admiration, a sense of belonging and community, a sense of protection, an ever-present refuge, an alternative available to citizens and the state… This...

Russian court orders human rights group “Memorial” to close

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the closure of the “Memorial”, the country’s most prominent human rights group, which dealt with the Stalin-era purges, symbolizing post-Soviet democratization, Euroactiv reports, according to Portalb.mk.   The verdict against “Memorial” comes a year after Russian authorities arrested President Vladimir Putin’s...

Russia Today’s license in Germany revoked, Kremlin retaliates by shutting down Deutsche Welle’s Russian Service

Russian authorities have banned the broadcasting of programs by the German media corporation Deutsche Welle in the country, they closed their offices while the journalists' accreditations for working in Russia were canceled. The decision arrived only two days after Germany canceled the license for...

Russia labels six other Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty journalists as “Foreign agents”

Radio Free Europe (RFE) reports that six more of its journalists have been labeled “foreign agents” by the Russian Federation, launching 2022 with a total of 18 Russian journalists from the RFE / RL service labeled “foreign agents”. They face estimated fines of more...

Truthmeter.mk: Why the Russian Sputnik vaccine is not yet approved In Australia?

On the eve of the Australian Open tennis tournament, it became evident that some of the tennis players vaccinated with two doses of Sputnik vaccine, from the Russian manufacturer Gamaleya Research Institute, will not be able to participate in the tournament, because this vaccine...