December 24, 2014
New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17
The Russian Investigative Committee says it has a "sincere" witness who claims a Ukrainian jet took down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. But other emerging evidence further supports the widely accepted theory that the plane was shot down by a Buk missile fired from separatist-held territory.
December 12, 2014
The Kremlin's Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis
The folks at StopFake.org are committed to uncovering untrue or misleading information being disseminated by Russian media about the crisis in Ukraine. And now StopFake has published a video that runs down the Top 75 untruths of 2014.
December 01, 2014
U.S. Firm Eyes Lawsuit Over Russian TV's 'Hateful' Antigay Report
The Detroit-based company said in a statement to RFE/RL responding to the Russian state broadcaster's actions that it would "not tolerate the reconstruction of one of our family friendly TV spots into a hateful, bigoted, and outrageous attack on the gay community as well as children."
October 27, 2014
Ukraine Unspun: Chechnya War Pic Passed Off As Ukraine Atrocity By Hackers, Russian TV
At least one of the "horrifying images of events in Donbas" that Russian media aired on the eve of the Ukrainian vote to highlight suffering in that conflict-torn country predates the Ukraine conflict by nearly two decades, and was actually a mass grave of Russian civilians.
October 11, 2014
The Mysterious Professor Haag: Russian Media's Favored 'Expert' Has Dubious Credentials
A man identified as German Professor Lorenz Haag has been widely quoted in Russian media as praising the Kremlin and defending Russia's actions in Ukraine. The "professor's" credentials, however, are a matter of serious doubt.
October 01, 2014
Murders and Gang Rapes: Moscow Spins OSCE Probe Into Ukraine 'Mass Graves'
Russian media are quoting an "OSCE expert" as claiming hundreds of bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in eastern Ukraine and are accusing Ukrainian troops of brutalizing the local population. The "expert," however, has never worked for the OSCE.
August 22, 2014
A 'Ukrainian Missile' Or A Failed Russian Space Launch?
A Russian military channel has shown footage of a missile attack by Ukrainian forces on civilians in the east of the country. Just one problem, Kyiv says -- the video clip actually shows a failed Russian rocket launch from last year.
August 19, 2014
How Russian State TV Linked Satanists To Ukraine's Leadership
A satanic church has been founded in Ukraine. Combined with the parliamentary speaker's Protestant faith and the prime minister's alleged ties to Scientology, this may spell doom for Ukraine. Or so says Russian state television.
August 12, 2014
Russian 'Humanitarian Aid': What We Know And Don't Know So Far
Just 24 hours after the Kremlin announced a "humanitarian convoy" was being sent to eastern Ukraine, a bevy of statements from Russian, Western, and Ukrainian officials -- and a convoy about 300 large white trucks -- leave unanswered questions.