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Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram

Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram

Just minutes after Putin announced conscription, the administrators of the anti-Kremlin Rospartizan group announced its own “mobilization,” gearing up its supporters to bomb military enlistment officers and the Ministry of Defense with Molotov cocktails. “Ordinary Russians are invited to die for nothing in a foreign land,” they wrote. “Agitate, incite, spread the truth, but do […]

How to avoid sharing bad information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

How to avoid sharing bad information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Already, bad information about the Russian invasion has found large audiences on platforms fundamentally designed to promote content that gets engagement. On TikTok, a 2016 video of a training exercise was repurposed to create the false impression that Russian soldiers were parachuting into Ukraine; it was viewed millions of times. A mistranslation of a statement […]

The Volga River was turned into a machine by the Soviets. Then the machine broke.

STOYAN VASSEV Since nearly all Volga cities and towns—and Moscow, via the canal—end up using the river for their water supply, this pollution comes with a hefty bill for water treatment. “The worse the water in the Volga, the costlier it is to make it potable,” Demin notes. Given that the Volga basin is home […]