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Andrey Zakharov from the BBC Russian service: For 8 years, the Propaganda has been preparing people to support the war in Ukraine

Андреј Захаров
Andrey Zakharov is an investigative journalist from the Russian service of BBC. He moved from Russia in November last year, when he was being designated as foreign agent in Russia, as many other journalists. He is currently living in one European country. In an interview for Truthmeter, he speaks about the Russian propaganda and the way it spreads, the...

Russian Propaganda in Macedonia in 2018: “United Macedonia” as a “Pawn” of “United Russia”

The recent expulsion of five Russian diplomats is not the first expulsion of Russian diplomats from Macedonia. For the first time, Macedonia expelled a Russian diplomat in 2018, when not only the intensified Russian propaganda influence was noticeable, but also an attempt for Russian political influence by supporting the Macedonian clone of “United Russia”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement...

“Institutional silence” about name board for Ukrainian city of Sevastopol on Russian children playground in Skopje, North Macedonia

For more than a month, the Centar Municipality, City Hall of Skopje and the Foreign Affairs Ministry of North Macedonia are silent about the questions sent by Meta.mk about the new Russian playground behind the Universal Hall in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The playground had a board set and then removed, that had the name of the...

Truthmeter.mk: Narratives which Russia uses to influence news media in Western Balkans

A research titled "Russia’s narratives toward the Western Balkans", published by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE) identified several Russian narratives in the news media in the Western Balkans. The research is based on the media reporting in 2018, which cited the Serbian edition of the Russian state news agency "Sputnik". The Sputnik website, which...

Counterspin: High gas import prices are not related to North Macedonia government”s negotiation capabilities

The claim of VMRO-DPMNE that the Government did not provide low gas prices, unlike “all governments in the region and the world” is a spin. The price of imported natural gas depends very little on the government’s negotiating capabilities, writes Truthmeter.mk. We republish below Truthmeter's article under our syndication agreement: Author: Goran Lefkov   The political party VMRO-DPMNE in a statement published on...

BEG wants to “central-heat” citizens of Skopje at 300% higher prices – and with Russian gas

Approximately 56 000 users connected to the central heating network in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, could get much higher bills from the 1st of January. Balkan Energy Group (BEG), the operator of the network, submitted request to Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission of North Macedonia (EWSRC) for 300% increase of the fees for its service. Balkan Energy...

How Russia influences Serbian media

An opinion poll conducted by the Institute for European Affairs in September 2019 shows that 23 percent of Serbian citizens believe Russia is Serbia's largest aid donor. In reality, Russia hasn't made the top 10 of Serbia's largest donors since 2000, according to the data by the Ministry of European Integration. The EU tops the list with 2.96 billion euros in aid, followed...

Živaljević and his boss settle in BiH, while Sarajevo fear their own April 27

Goran Živaljević, the Serbian intelligence officer who photographed himself in Parliament during the brutal violence on 27 April, 2017, has been in Sarajevo since the beginning of November, this year, at the Serbian embassy. The first position - ambassador - is carried out by his boss from May this year, former director of the Serbian security and intelligence agency -...

Russian Embassy jokingly announces a ‘strong influence’ in Macedonia for the holidays

The Russian Embassy in Macedonia "warned" the country that during the New Year holidays, they will be under increased "Russian influence", jokingly alluding to the "Russian salad" as the traditional dish which is served at all tables for the New Year's holidays. "Attention! In the coming days, a significant increase in #Russianinfluence in the entire territory of Macedonia and beyond...