November 19, 2018  |  Updated November 19, 2018

#BalticBrief: The Kremlin’s Loudspeaker in Latvia

By Nika Aleksejeva
Source(@DFRLab via Vesti.lv)

Over a half of the content about NATO soldiers in the Baltic states published by a Russian language media outlet in Latvia, Vesti.lv, comes from Kremlin-owned or pro-Kremlin media outlets.

NATO deployed troops to the Baltics in early 2017 as part its defense and deterrence posture known as Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). The Russian government portrays the move as an aggressive one, despite the small number of troops involved, and has conducted an anti-NATO messaging campaign, especially targeting Russian speakers in the three countries.

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