Russia and Disinformation: Institutions and Actors (Summary)

Russia and Disinformation: Institutions and Actors (Summary)

This CREST report summary investigates the institutions and actors involved in Russian disinformation.

This CREST brief by Dr Cerwyn Moore, is one of four Executive Summaries to come out of the reports on Russia and Disinformation. This brief focuses on the institutions and actors involved in Russian disinformation. It should be read in conjunction with the CREST Report or summary on Disinformation and Maskirovka, and the two other reports in the series, which examine case studies on disinformation.

19-027-01 Russia and Disinformation: Institutions and Actors (Summary)
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The report outlines the contemporary context in which disinformation occurs, as conceived and practised by actors in the Russian Federation.

The aim of the report is to investigate in more depth Russian institutions and actors that contribute in various ways in the promotion of Russian disinformation. In particular, it considers, inter alia, the following themes:

  • Governmental and affiliated institutions involved in disinformation activities.
  • The role of state and non-state/sub-state actors and networks in disinformation.
  • To what extent disinformation can be traced to specific actors or agents of influence.

This Executive Summary is part of a series on disinformation to come out of CREST’s Actors and Narratives programme. The other resources in the Russia and Disinformation series: ‘The Case of the Caucasus’, ‘The Case of Ukraine’, and ‘Maskirovka’ can be found at www.crestresearch.ac.uk/tag/russia-disinformation


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The full report can be found here.

All the reports in this series can be found here.

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