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While not the “evil empire” that it once was, Russia’s Kremlin under Vladimir Putin keeps in the tradition of deploying an arsenal of myths, deceptions, distortions and outright untruths. Since coming to power in 2000, despite his denials, the former KGB colonel is widely suspected of involvement in – or at least tolerance of – murders of journalists, dissidents and ordinary citizens in pursuit of his domestic and foreign policy agendas.

The Russian president’s propaganda machine has been working overtime to create pretexts justifying its military invasion of Ukraine and seizure of the Crimean peninsula in contravention of numerous international and bilateral treaties.

Ukrainian journalists have even launched a stand-alone website devoted to countering Russian myths and propaganda – stopfake.org. The New York Times also covered the issue in its blog section. 

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