Fascists, Nazis, and NATO — What They Discuss in the State Duma of the Russian Federation
In a previous article, OPORA wrote that the State Duma of the Russian Federation is literally obsessed with Ukraine. Since January, 1, 2014, our country has been mentioned more than 7,000 times in the transcripts of the meetings of this authority. Instead, in this blog, we explored specific narratives that have been on within the walls of the State Duma since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion. In addition, we were interested in whether Russian deputies produced their own propagan...
Democracy, Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and Media Consumption in Conditions of War
Civil Network OPORA conducted a large-scale sociological study "Democracy, Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and Media Consumption in Conditions of War" in July 2022.
During the Full-Scale War in Ukraine, the Demand for a "Strong Hand", Fast and Structured News, as well as Regulation of the Media Space Increased—Survey
Ukrainians consider the rights and interests of citizens to be important, but at the same time they prefer a strong state and do not see timely and democratic elections as a priority after the suspension of martial law. However, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the russian federation, media consumption habits among Ukrainians have changed significantly: the majority get their news from online sources, in particular, social networks and messengers. This is evidenced by the dat...
"Denazification" of Ukraine. What Does putin Really Want?
Surprisingly, in more than three months of the russian-Ukrainian war, none of the russian high-ranking officials was able to explain what the term meant in relation to Ukraine. Furthermore, the words of putin's secretary, dmitry peskov, "denazification means that ideally, Ukraine should be liberated from the Nazis" can hardly be considered exhaustive.
Damocles Sword of Russian Propaganda, or How to Win an Information War
Even before the full-scale russian invasion, Civil Network OPORA was working on exposing anti-Ukrainian Facebook pages, investigating the activities of pro-Russian politicians in social media, and identifying the objectives of the network of pages that promoted russian propaganda in Ukraine. In this piece, analysts share their experience of searching for such media, as illustrated by russian media sites and pages, which OPORA started collecting in February, 2022. Over the month since then, so...
OPORA Develops an Online Tool to Track Positions and Requirements of the rf
Civil Network OPORA developed an online tool "War Speeches" to track the official position and public discourse of the occupying state on the course of the war against Ukraine and forecast its future aggressive plans.