The Russian Investigative Committee is akin to Russia's FBI
America NEVER landed on the moon, Russia's Vladimir Markin suggests | Daily Mail OnlineThe Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (Russian: Следственный комитет Российской Федерации) has since January 2011 been the main federal investigating authority in Russia. Its name (Sledstvennyi komitet) is usually abbreviated to Sledkom.
French police could not handle 'normal' russian fans claims official | Daily Mail OnlineA Russian official has has cast doubt on the first moon landings and demanded an investigation into what really happened after original Nasa footage of the event disappeared.
Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Russian government's Investigative Committee, says he wants an inquiry after the video from 1969 and a piece of lunar rock, which was brought back to earth, went missing.
In an opinion piece in the Russian newspaper Izvestia,
Effort to Expose RussiaA senior Russian police official has claimed his French counterparts were unable to handle Russia's "normal" football fans in Marseille this weekend because they are more used to policing "gay pride parades".
Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for Russia's equivalent of the FBI, made the comment on his verified Twitter account.
6 Reasons You've Probably Read Russian Propaganda TodayBut pro-Russian voices have become such a noisy and disruptive presence that both NATO and the European Union have set up special units to combat what they see as a growing threat not only to civil discourse but to the well-being of Europes democratic order and even to its security.
This information war, said Rastislav Kacer, a veteran diplomat who served as Slovakias ambassador to Washington and at NATOs headquarters in Brussels, is just part of a bigger struggle. While not involving bloodshed, he added, it is equally as dangerous as more conventional hostile action.
Russian propaganda machine 'worse than Soviet Union' - BBC NewsProfessor Fedchenko explained the reasoning behind Russia's next generation of propaganda: "Instead of ideology you use nonsense, and with all that noise people lose focus."
Of course the rezident useful idiots of p.ie will be out soon to back cuddly Uncle Vlad - but what do the rest of you think?As the West threatens further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, critics are warning the message being pumped out by nationalist Russian media is reminiscent of the propaganda produced in the Soviet Union.