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This is part 2 of Undermining Russia investigation.
Part 1 is available here. https://freenet.space/read-blog/1072_op-hmg-trojan-horse-part-4-undermining-russia-i.html
Part 3 is available here. https://freenet.space/read-blog/1074_op-hmg-trojan-horse-part-4-undermining-russia-iii.html
Here you can download a complete archive containing more than 200 FCO files on Undermining Russia:
Target Audience Analysis
This amount of work can't be done without a proper media and propaganda coverage, so the FCO decided to prepare a Target Audience Analysis (TAA) that should become a road map just like it was with the 2019 Lebanon TAA. https://freenet.space/read-blog/836_op-hmg-trojan-horse-part-3-securing-lebanon-i.html
Well, to change the behaviour of people, you need to learn a lot about them first.
Terms of Requirements. TAA Baltics https://ufile.io/4xb61wh7
Here is the bid of Albany and MC Saatchi - companies that we exposed before and a previously unknown firm ORB International.
ORB should indeed attract your attention, as it is engaged in preparing TAA on Russia for the UK MoD.
Why does the MoD need TAA on Russia if it is responsible for conducting military operations?
Here you'll find more information about the ultimate beneficiaries: the UK Government, the FCO (MI-6), the Home Office (MI-5), the Ministry of Defence as well as the US Department of Defence
This bid contains a lot of interesting stuff about the methodology of conducting the operation.
And this is the part of TAA on Russia that ORB prepared for the MoD.
If you decide to go deeper down the rabbit hole, we urge you to download the files and examine them more closely. While we should continue our long read and cover other CDMD projects as well.
Albany bid on Target Audience Analysis (TAA) in Baltic States
'Independent' Russian language media in the Baltic States
Now we are going to tell you about HMG projects aimed at supervising 'independent' Russian language media in the Baltic States. So, we move to the next pillar from the Theory of Change, i.e. to ENHANCE.
FCO Terms of Reference
TORs Independent Media Baltic States v20160411 https://ufile.io/cn4tye2e
And this is the bid from Albany, a company that you should have become familiar with by now.
Now for the first time you can see specific Russian language media outlets of the Baltic States which are supposed to be supported: ETV+, LTV, LRT, Re:Baltica, Delfi, Meduza, Aru TV, TV Dozhd'. Apparently, Albany was not aware that other British intelligence cutouts already supervise some of the platforms. Details on that will follow.
Isn't it amusing? Content labs, interactive games, media festivals...
These are the CV's of the team. Note that there's no one of the British origin: a Lithuanian, a Belarussian, a Slovak, a Pole and a Georgian. Maybe it's because they all speak Russian? But we have to admit that they are not some useful idiots, instead they are conscious assistants to their masters, more like collaborators.
And here are their overseers.
Albany bid on Russian Language Strategic Communication Independent Media (IM)
Now it's time to expose another intelligence cutout - BBC Media Action. Don't be surprised that the detested mainstream media outlet BBC has its own secret firm which gets its funding from your taxes as well as from the CSSF.
Here are the CVs.
You'll find some rather interesting people here along with the media specialists, e.g. Will Taylor, who used to work for the FCO, DFID and the National Security Council
You also need to pay attention to some of the outlined risks that contain statements like 'high likelihood' and 'high impact'.
Well, this is nothing but Western Propaganda! You see that BBC Media Action was afraid that people could understand what it really was. Isn't it ironic?
What conclusion can be drawn after reading the bid of BBC MA? Well, at the very least they should hire a new editor who can prepare colorful bids like that of Albany... We've got sick of reading through their papers that contain only plain text and tables. Results of their work must also be boring and miserable.
BBC MA bid on Russian Language Strategic Communication Independent Media (IM)
Baltic States Independent Media Support programme
Now we can go to the most interesting part of the CDMD project in the Baltic States. Meet a fresh and very expensive Baltic States Independent Media Support programme that received 6 million GBP for 2019-2022.
Statement of Requirements https://ufile.io/9cijp07d
A well-known intelligence cutout ZINC Network (ex. Breakthrough media) - we debunked its EXPOSE Network two years ago - is working on the FCO project.
Meet the bid of the ZINC Network and its consortium that includes the pseudo charity British Council and Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), a company that we have not previously heard about.
As you see, they created ZAG Baltic, promoted KISA FM and HelloSolyanka.
TRF is a philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters. Pure Orwellian. We are going to reveal just how many GBP those philanthropes get per day. By the way, the philanthropic arm supported Belsat TV channel (Belarus) that took part in the attempt to overthrow government in Belarus.
The British Council's operations in the Baltic States are well documented: Ensure that Russian speaking communities in the Baltics are socially cohesive, have a strong affinity of each other's, the UK and European Values and culture, and are resilient to destabilising narratives. Brilliant brainwashing!
We recommend that you read the following documents very carefully. This is a manual for foreign state actors on how to nurture 'independent' journalists. Be warned, you may get sick of it.
Do you like their methods? Local Radio stations, Russian social networks VK OK, Stand Up comedians, digital search optimisation, democracy festivals, on demand services, content factory.
That's where they merge with EXPOSE: rebranding, black propaganda operation.
Detailed implementation plan for the period of three years.
You will find their complete CVs in the files.
Wait a minute! What do you see here? Ah, it's just the independent journalists from Bellingcat who received orders from the FCO and packed up their gear in their old kitbags and went to North Macedonia 'to defend democracy against disinformation'.
Btw, risk management files contain the following paragraph.
Well... it didn't work out as they planned!
And here is the propaganda pricing. Don't be surprised that a British taxpayer pays 972 GBP a day to some strange people for posting memes in foreign media. And there're no discounts for the FCO.
And here are the philanthropes from Thomson Reuters.
ZINC Network bid on Baltic States Independent Media Support
Of course, they didn't disclose all their puppets in that bid. But we are sure that a proper investigative journalist can easily dig out all those stand-up comedians secretly prepared by ZINC on the orders from HMG. If ZINC 'debunks' pro-government journalists from rouge states and initiates smear campaigns against them as part of the EXPOSE Network / OIP, then why can't we do the same with the 'independent' bloggers and investigative journalists they prepared? Can't you smell the hypocrisy? The level of Orwellianism here can be surpassed only by the Integrity Initiative. ZINC 'debunks' propaganda at one place and creates more propaganda at another...
Hey guys from Bellingcat! Maybe you could help us with the investigation? You say you are at the forefront of the battle against disinformation in the media and you even teach open source intelligence, don't you? Ah, wait a minute, we forget that you are a part of the consortium.
Here is the 2018 CSSF Framework Re-tender of ZINC Network (at the time it was called Breakthrough Media). It contains quite peculiar information about some popular 'independent' media.
Some of the most eye-catching parts of the re-tender.
Is it meddling with Iraq's elections?
ZINC Network Conflict, Stability Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Re-Tender 2018
Above we published one of the most important files of ZINC that exposes its covert operations. Let's give an analysis of it.
First of all, we note that the people work inside the UK as well.
Back to Russia. Recall the plans of Albany and BBC MA to support some popular Russian language media in the Baltics. Apparently, they were not aware that the FCO had for a long time been working with many of them through its intelligence cutouts.
Meet INDEPENDENT media outlets Meduza and MediaZona.
Funny fact. If someone accused those media outlets of working for the British intelligence, he would surely be labeled crazy or for that matter the Kremlin supporter and agitator. Yet, documental evidence is documental evidence. We wonder if journalists from Meduza and MediaZona know that fact or are they just useful idiots?
Let's dig deeper. ZINC provides secret support to 50 social media influencers in Russia and Central Asia and builds a network of investigative journalists in Russia working on corruption and governance issues.
They deliver long-term strategic messaging to audiences and conduct multi-layered rapid response communications following key events. For example, in Russia they were able to activate a range of content within 12 hours of the recent telegram protests.
They not only have the means to instigate protests but they also have the necessary experience in Russia.
Recall ZINC's bid on EXPOSE Network. They are contracting freelancers and reviewing all content before publishing on Facebook.
They secretly established a network of pro-Western YouTubers in Russia and helped them receive international payments, managed their online profiles, provided legal support to them, developed editorial strategies minimising the risk of prosecution. And most importantly ZINC carefully managed project communications to keep its involvement confidential.
So, what is the conclusion? These self-exposing documents show that the FCO has established a network of popular YouTubers in Russia who investigate corruption in the government, and the YouTubers get assistance from some journalists from the Baltic States. Also, the FCO has experience of instigating protests in Russia.
By now you must have guessed the identity of one of the popular YouTubers investigating corruption. After obtaining EXPOSE Network files and examining the case studies two years ago, we didn't figure out which YouTuber the FCO supported through ZINC. We refrained from making any preliminary conclusions even when journalists discovered that Vladimir Ashurkov, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, was a part of the Integrity Initiative cluster.
But when we saw Mr. Navalny and Bellingcat together, things started to make sense. By digging deeper, we discovered another Navalny's supporter who lives in London - some shadowy Maria Pevchikh who is promoting a system of smart voting in Russia. The Labour used a similar voting system to take the votes of the Conservatives. So, basically it is highly likely that the UK recommended the system to Mr. Navalny.
It also turned out that Navalny began a smear campaign against the RT - one of the few media outlets in the West that allows those who disagree with the official position of western government to speak out. Note that Navalny's campaign was running in parallel with that of the Integrity Initiative. A reasonable question is - why Navalny who is mostly engaged in political battles inside Russia spends time fighting a TV network operating outside the country? Was RT really such a problem for him? No, it wasn't. It was a problem for the Western imperialists and apparently, they told Navalny to join in.
Some questions remain unanswered. Does Navalny know that he is a puppet? Wasn't anyone of his closest supporters curious as to why the UK paid so much attention to him?
And a final question to this great friend of Bellingcat, Mr. Navalny. Dear friend, do you consciously help HMG to conduct its neocolonial operations because you have been promised that you would become Russia's governor if the country is colonised by Britain or are you just a useful idiot of MI-6?
No matter what your answer is going to be, know that you got self-exposed as soon as you started working with this toxic firm Bellingcat and we've been watching you ever since. We hope that this investigation will once and for all stop your deceitful attempts to help the Brits colonise another country.
That's it! The FCO through its intelligence cutouts controls all those 'independent democratic bloggers' and investigative journalists who cover state corruption. During the examination of ARK's Target Audience Analysis on Lebanon - basically a road map for non-violent overthrow of the government - we saw that ARK identified best possible entry-points and issues that could instigate the Lebanese youth to take part in protests. Recall that ARK discarded the issues of democracy and faith as having no chance of success (since Lebanon is a rather democratic country where all religious confessions co-exist in peace) and recommended that the FCO should pay more attention to the issues of poverty and corruption. Well, we can see what is going on in Lebanon now when those 'peaceful' protesters burn cars... that means that the FCO can organise uprisings and revolts. A similar research has been conducted on Russia and the UK MoD is one of the UK governmental institutions who ordered the research. The most disgusting thing here is that the Brits don't really care about either corruption or poverty. They just look for some weak points in the states they consider hostile so that they could inflict as much damage as possible.
Now it's time to move to other FCDO projects dedicated to the Eastern Partnership as part of CDMD programme.
FCO Terms of Reference.
Terms of Reference. TAA - Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus https://ufile.io/hwdy4689
A well-known to us consortium of Albany, MC Saatchi and ORB International made a bid to prepare the TAA. The bid is similar to the one they made on the Baltic States, so we don't make a thorough analysis of it. But you can download the complete file, of course.
Albany bid on Target Audience Analysis (TAA) in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus
Independent Media in the Eastern Partnership Countries
And again, the FCO is assigning the tasks to its suppliers. It is also a very large and expensive project just like its clone in the Baltics. HMG allocated 9 million GBP for three years.
Terms of Reference https://ufile.io/4sdq0lfo
Albany's bid goes first. Here's the massive self-exposure.
Yes, all of them are working for the FCDO: Internews Ukraine, Journalism Resource Center, Media Alternativa. Yes, the FCDO is supervising all those 'independent' media, civil society journalists, media influencers and practitioners, bloggers, etc. The Ukrainians, Georgians and Moldovans didn't turn their backs on Russia out of good will. All of these paid propagandists have been brainwashing the people who speak Russian for quite some time. Doesn't it ring any bells? Well, in fact it does. It looks very much like Syria where dozens of stringers and bloggers appeared out of thin air only to cover the crimes of the Assad regime. Later it turned out that all of them had been prepared by the intelligence cutouts like ARK, Albany, InCoStrat etc. on behalf of HMG. Once again, we urge you to read this brilliant piece of investigative journalism. https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/23/syria-leaks-uk-contractors-opposition-media/
Here are their recommendations for improvement.
You will be surprised to learn the pricing.
All the White people from Europe receive about 700 GBP a day, while their voluntary assistants get only 25-86 GBP a day. And it will be those assistants who will sweat the blood during the 252 days. It's a good visual representation of what the people in those 'new democracies will get if the UK is successful in colonising them.
We recommend that you carefully read the CVs of the project team. You will find a lot of BBC employees there.
Albany bid on Support for Independent Media in Eastern Partnership Countries
Next on our list is BBC Media Action. It mounted a bid for the propaganda project along with Thomson Reuters and our long-term 'friends' from Aktis Strategy who were involved in EXPOSE Network with ZINC, Institute for Statecraft, Bellingcat and others.
You can see not only the techniques of taking over the media scene in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, but also some specific participants of the process like UA:PBC, Hromadske, Adjara TV, IAB, TV8, DCN, Abo and others.
Their recommendations for improvement.
As you see, they were going to infiltrate non-government-controlled areas of Donbas in Ukraine to brainwash the people there through 2-3 puppet media outlets.
File with CVs contains detailed info on all team members.
They were afraid the documentation would be leaked and get into the hands of Kremlin-affiliated structures. Well, let's turn their fears into reality and tell the Russians about the documents.
BBC MA bid on CSSF Support for Independent Media in Eastern Partnership Countries
Isn't it something? BBC is getting some more taxpayers' money again. Btw, in the beginning of 2019 Aktis got involved into a corruption scandal and eventually went into an insolvency process. So, you'd better pay more attention to those who teach you how to fight corruption.
You will better understand the operation scale of those propaganda puppet-masters if you read their re-tender.
You must realise how deep they got into the minds of people all over the world... it's just unthinkable.
BBC MA Conflict, Stability Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Re-Tender 2018
Now you understand why BBC totally refused to cover one of the most high-profile scandals that happened in the UK politics over the past decade when HMG employed its intelligence services to act against the leader of Her Majesty's Opposition Jeremy Corbyn. It's all obvious now - BBC is simply a part of the intelligence community that was engaged in the smear campaign against the Labour leader. It's ironic because people who voted for Jeremy Corbyn also paid for the license that funded the BBC, they also paid taxes to fund FCDO and CSSF.
Are you scared? Well, you should be. They suppress any dissidence and at the same time they systematically take control over the entire media world. Now you must have realised how important the work of truly independent and progressive media is. If HMG is ever able to gag all those who disagree with it, then there will be only the puppets of intelligence cutouts left on the media scene and there will be absolutely no freedom of speech.
Let's get on with the FCDO infiltration of the Eastern Partnership countries.
Delivery of English language learning
FCDO's statement of requirements to deliver English language learning to the people. An important question is why this is done as part of the CSSF? The answer is because it's just a cover-up.
Statement of Requirements https://ufile.io/m8klz0j1
It makes perfect sense that the CDMD's beloved charity British Council prepared a bid and defined clear goals
No wonder that the Council is able do the job pretty well, indeed over the period of 30 years it has established its presence in every country of the Eastern Partnership and infiltrated most of the public institutions under the cover of conducting cultural exhibitions.
Pay attention that the Council lacks offices in Belarus and Moldova, therefore it manages work in these geographies from Ukraine.
You've got it right. It is a classic HMG Trojan Horse operation. They have penetrated the countries' ministries of education, they work with school principals, teachers and parents and they use the experience to implement the CSSF projects.
You need to know the management structure.
British Council bid on Enhancing English Language in the South Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus
The British Council' re-tender:
Who would have thought that this harmless (at least at a cursory glance) organisation is in fact a formidable weapon of the British intelligence...? We give them A++ for the disguise! Still, it didn't help them.
British Council Conflict, Stability Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Re-Tender 2018
We move forward. Do you know an HMG secret operation that is implemented without its main intelligence cutout that created the White Helmets, staged chemical attacks, supported jihadists in Syria and worked out a regime change plan for Lebanon? We don't... You must have guessed that we mean ARK.
There're unusually few documents but ARK admits that this region is new for the company so it is only preparing to consolidate its positions. Can you imagine what will happen once they invade the South Caucasus? We've already seen their contribution to peace security..
ARK bid on Delivering sustainable contributions to peace, stability security in Georgia, the wider South Caucasus and Moldova https://ufile.io/akjgvg9j
Maintaining and building confidence between the conflict-affected societies of Abkhazia and Georgia
HMG also set a task of 'reconciling' Georgia and Abkhazia. Someone who never read our investigations on Syria and Lebanon might wonder what is so bad about reconciling the nations. Well, we recommend the person to carefully read our previous publications. They will convince him or her that all these nice words are just a disguise for the wicked plans of 10 Downing Street. The British managed to turn garbage collection and assistance to refugees in Lebanon into the process of youth radicalisation in that country. All that was done on the advice of ARK. See for yourselves.
TOR - Maintaining and building confidence between Abkhazia and Georgia
We are familiar with the intelligence cutout that got down to tackling the problem. It's International Alert that was engaged in involving the youth of Lebanon into the protests.
Its experience in the region.
A very interesting document describing the company's relations with the authorities.
The team members.
International Alert bid on CSSF Maintaining and building confidence between the conflict-affected societies of Abkhazia and Georgia
Media plurality, balance and literacy in Central Asia
We've covered the CDMD operations and some CSSF programmes in the Eastern Partnership countries. Next, we are going to cover the projects in Central Asia.
FCO Statement of Requirements
SoR_Media_plurality_Central_Asia - Final https://ufile.io/nf4c6am8
Albany in consortium with IREX made a bid.
Methodology. The documents contain disgusting details about their propaganda ops. We will not comment on them.
We found an eye-catching document that contains names of the UK embassies' personnel. The UK ambassador signed it in person.
Albany bid on Promoting Media Plurality and Balance in Central Asia
As we finish describing the role of Albany in CDMD we publish its re-tender that contains other projects which we haven't covered in our investigation.
Albany Conflict, Stability Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Re-Tender 2018
Undermining Russia Part 3 is available here. https://freenet.space/read-blog/1074_op-hmg-trojan-horse-part-4-undermining-russia-iii.html