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Step By Step: How Russian Propaganda ‘Explains’ Events in Latvia

Despite over a year passing since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has yet to achieve its objectives. Ukraine remains resolute, Western nations persist in their efforts to contain Russia and support Ukraine, and NATO has expanded its influence. In this context, pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns aimed at Baltic States, including Latvia, disseminate a variety of messages. Their aim is to influence local audiences and disrupt the current status quo. Notably, pro-Kremlin disinformation maintains a consistent and unchanging message, with both form and content remaining largely unchanged from previous iterations.

Author: Mārcis Balodis from BECID

Date of publication: July 2023