February 14, 2024, 19:04

Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security introduces a book chronicling Russian propaganda

The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security has compiled a comprehensive collection of key materials from Russian propaganda since the onset of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, titled “How the Russian Information Warship Went Far Into Propaganda Narratives during a Full-Blown War.”

The book launch took place during a discussion at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

Ihor Solovey, Head of the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security, emphasized that this publication represents two years of dedicated efforts by the Center to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, commencing from the first day of the full-scale invasion. 

“For two years, we have been closely monitoring Russian propaganda. The materials gathered in this study are the culmination of this ongoing effort,” he stated, expressing hope that the publication will assist law enforcement agencies in investigating information crimes, with its contents forming the basis of criminal cases against Russian propagandists.

Maksym Maiorov, from the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security, described the book as a comprehensive chronicle based on the Center’s daily materials, spanning 21 months from February 2022 to November 2023. 

The book delineates the evolution of Russian propaganda over this period, divided into seven stages, providing insight into the shifting trends and dynamics of propaganda tactics. “It highlights the main trends, topics, and directions of Russian propaganda, day by day, with facts presented in chronological order,” Maiorov explained.

The book’s introduction encapsulates the Center’s nearly two-year experience in monitoring Russian propaganda, summarizing key topics, and participants in waging information warfare, and shedding light on Russian propaganda in occupied territories.

The printed version of the publication will be distributed free of charge, with plans for a publicly accessible electronic version to disseminate the findings of the Center’s work countering Russian disinformation. Furthermore, there are plans to translate the book into English at a later date.

In the course of the discussion, Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine for European Integration, underscored the significance of the institutional aspect in combating propaganda and disinformation, particularly for the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy. He highlighted the establishment of the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security as pivotal, enabling a team of seasoned professionals to address various facets of the issue. “The institutional approach is paramount. In fact, having two centers in Ukraine dedicated to tackling propaganda and disinformation, in my view, is the right approach,” he emphasized.

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