My Essay: Nine Lessons of Russian Propaganda

After visiting repeatedly, I moved to Ukraine from the United States in 2012. My parents had been born in Ukraine and taught me some of the language during my childhood in Queens, NY.

Being so close to Ukraine’s Maidan revolution and the subsequent Russian invasion gave me perspective on American perception of these events. The audacity and effectiveness of Russian propaganda has left me in utter awe. After two years of close observation, some strategies and motifs of Russian propaganda have become evident. Hopefully these lessons will lend some clarity on the information war which overlays the kinetic one. . . .

http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/nine-lessons-of-russian-propaganda

5 Comments

  1. Beauregard

    Great article

    It is what we were expecting several years ago…

    Publish or parish

    Where is article from Mr. Rev. Skaskiw about what
    Christianity does for society?

    “A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a
    solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages;
    he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between
    capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems;
    it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.”
    ~ Ludwig von Mises

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  2. elmer

    Excellent article, Roman

    I don’t know if you have ever seen Prof. Timothy Snyder’s lectures about Kremlin propaganda, but he talks about the very same thing, including the idea that the propaganda is designed to foment the idea that “there is no truth.” Therefore, you cannot trust what “the West” says.

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    1. Beauregard

      Quit looking at all the laudatory comments about your recent article.

      While at first read of the article I sent first post. Now let it be known that
      I have received comments that demonstrate a lessor rating.

      My commentators will not spoil your big head and write you, but they
      are out there. Just do not get the idea that you walk on water…

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      1. Roman

        Hahaha. I too am a harsh critic of myself. I see now that the article could use another round of light editing and some smoother transitions.

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    2. Roman

      Yes, I’ve seen Prof. Snyder’s comments. In my next essay about Russia, I have a collection of such observations going back almost 200 years.

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