Putin’s regime has been accused of using politically motivated assassinations as a tool to silence and deter future defectors and political opposition. Each assassination is accompanied by a web of false narratives, often transmitted by state-run media outlets. Marina Litvinenko and Alex Goldfarb are fighting back by suing RT and Channel 1 Russia for their role in spreading disinformation surrounding the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian FSB secret service, who was killed in London in 2006.


Apr 22, 2019

US international broadcasting: recommendations from the Eurasian experience

By Thomas Kent

Perhaps the most important US tool for contesting these narratives, directly to the populations Moscow targets, is US international broadcasting.

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The Atlantic Council brings together a panel of experts for a discussion entitled Putin’s Propaganda: Pushing Back Against Kremlin-Run Television. Speakers include Dr. Alex Goldfarb, president, Litvinenko Justice Foundation; Ms. Marina Litvinenko, co-founder, Litvinenko Justice Foundation; and Mr. Bertrand C. Sellier, member, Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C. The panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Lauren Van Metre, senior advisor for Peace Security and Democratic Resilience, National Democratic Institute; Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

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The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

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