The anti-Russia campaign

Working group of US intelligence agencies asserts Russia is “likely” behind SolarWinds hack

By Kevin Reed, 8 January 2021

The Trump administration’s Cyber Unified Coordinating Group (UCG) published a press release on Tuesday stating that the Russian government was responsible for the hacking of the SolarWinds Orion platform.

Unanswered questions in the SolarWinds Orion hack

By Kevin Reed, 29 December 2020

As more details about the unprecedented hack of SolarWinds become available, questions continue to mount about the nature of the “supply chain attack” and how it is being presented by the corporate media and the US political establishment.

Russia imposes sanctions on German officials as Navalny story assumes farcical character

By Clara Weiss, 23 December 2020

For the imperialist powers, no lie is too big, and no story too absurd, to not be employed in the service of war propaganda.

The frenzied anti-Russia campaign in anticipation of Biden presidency

By Bill Van Auken, 19 December 2020

The unfounded charges of Russian hacking dominating the media along with talk of war and retaliation by leading Democrats constitute a deadly warning of what is to come.

Corporate media, Democrats escalate claims of Russian hacking of US government agencies

By Kevin Reed, 18 December 2020

The CISA issued a warning on Thursday that the hacking of US agencies posed “a grave risk” to the federal government, but no evidence has been presented to support assertions that the breach was the work of Russian intelligence.

Kremlin girds itself for a Biden presidency, while still refusing to acknowledge his electoral victory

By Andrea Peters, 4 December 2020

The sense in Moscow is that however much hopes for an easing of tensions with the US were dashed by the realities of Trump’s four years in office, the situation is likely to become even worse under Biden.

Sweden initiates massive military buildup in preparation for war with Russia

By Gabriel Black, 18 November 2020

The ruling Social Democrats and Green Party coalition are increasing the military budget by 40 percent as part of the US-NATO war drive against Russia.

Spanish police make ludicrous claim Russia plotted to invade Catalonia

By Alejandro López, 31 October 2020

Spain’s paramilitary police also made basesless allegations that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was party to a plot involving 10,000 Russian troops attacking Spain.

Germany, France to sanction Russia over Navalny’s alleged poisoning

By Clara Weiss, 10 October 2020

Nothing published by the OPCW and the imperialist powers on the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny can be taken at face value.

Grayzone questions US intelligence claim of “Russian influence campaign” run by PeaceData

By Kevin Reed, 6 October 2020

An article published by Grayzone shows that the website PeaceData—which US intelligence claims was part of a Russian misinformation campaign—was likely a false flag operation aimed at linking left-wing websites with the Moscow government.

Biden-Harris campaign demands increased censorship by Facebook before 2020 election

By Kevin Reed, 3 October 2020

The Biden-Harris campaign has issued an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding that Trump campaign posts be removed from the social media platform.

EU parliament calls for international investigation into alleged poisoning of Navalny

By Clara Weiss, 22 September 2020

The resolution represents a significant escalation of attempts by the European imperialist powers to destabilize the Putin regime and ratchet up tensions with Russia.

Peace negotiations stall as ceasefire begins to fall apart in Ukraine

By Jason Melanovski, 19 September 2020

Ukraine’s far-right continues to oppose any negotiated settlement that could lead to the end of the six-year long civil war that has needlessly killed over 13,000.

Lies in the Navalny case

By Peter Schwarz, 10 September 2020

The relationship between Germany and Russia has reached its lowest point since Berlin supported the pro-Western coup in Ukraine six years ago and Russia annexed Crimea.

Imperialist powers step up anti-Russia campaign over Navalny case and Belarus

By Clara Weiss, 8 September 2020

The campaign over Navalny is closely tied to the crisis in Belarus, in which Berlin and the EU are intervening more aggressively.

EU denounces Russia over alleged poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 26 August 2020

Doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital claimed Monday they had found indications that Alexei Navalny, the head of Russia’s pro-NATO liberal opposition, was poisoned.

New Senate Intelligence Committee volume on “Russian interference” smears WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

By Kevin Reed, 20 August 2020

The one-thousand-page fifth volume of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigation is largely devoted to building an elaborate and false narrative against WikiLeaks.

Britain’s Russia Report: Propaganda for authoritarianism and war

By Thomas Scripps, 23 July 2020

British politics is ever more closely mirroring US politics, where conflicts within the ruling class are fought out through the prism of anti-Russian hysteria, with anti-democratic and militarist implications.

US escalates economic warfare against Russia and China

By Nick Beams, 18 July 2020

After securing a decision by the UK government to ban the Chinese firm Huawei from its 5G rollout, the US is pressuring the Merkel government in Germany to take the same decision.

The New York Times fabricates Russian murder plot

By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2020

The Washington frenzy against Russia has been triggered by a lying propaganda campaign initiated by the New York Times.

Anti-Russia war fever spreads on Capitol Hill

By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2020

Without providing a shred of evidence, the corporate media, congressional Democrats and many Republicans are demanding US retaliation against alleged Russian targeting of US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The Salisbury Poisonings: Skripal drama framed as anti-Russian propaganda

By Thomas Scripps, 27 June 2020

The BBC’s three-part The Salisbury Poisonings uses drama as state propaganda and is designed to reignite the Skripal affair that dominated UK politics in 2018.