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    The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal
    Feb12

    The Truth Behind the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands’ “Russia’s Strength is in Truth” Branding Proposal

    On February 9 2018 the Russian Embassy to the Netherlands tweeted their suggestion for a brand “describing Russia’s position in world affairs”: It’s unclear if this was an attempt at humour, as in world affairs it would be fair to say Russia’s greatest weakness is in truth, as the work of Bellingcat and others has repeatedly...

    How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map
    Jan31

    How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map

    Recently, the fitness app Strava published a “heatmap” of trillion of data points visualizing the information of users who submitted or synchronized their fitness activity to their servers. This data includes both fitness information recorded directly on the fitness app and data synchronized with the app from a number of physical fitness...

    The Kremlin’s Shifting, Self-Contradicting Narratives on MH17
    Jan05

    The Kremlin’s Shifting, Self-Contradicting Narratives on MH17

    Just a few hours after the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), the circumstances that caused the tragedy came to light: a Buk-M1 Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system was fired by either Russian-led separatists or Russian forces from an area near Snizhne, Ukraine, leading to the death of 298 civilians aboard the passenger plane....

    Details on Newly Uncovered GRU Online Personas
    Dec27

    Details on Newly Uncovered GRU Online Personas

    On Christmas, Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post from published two widely shared reports on GRU (Russian military intelligence) activities in creating fake profiles on social networks, along with “astroturfed” political activist groups. The first, longer article, entitled “Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated...

    British Intelligence Report Confirms Russian Military Origin of MH17 Murder Weapon
    Dec21

    British Intelligence Report Confirms Russian Military Origin of MH17 Murder Weapon

    Today, December 20, the British Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament published its 122-page annual report. This report covers a wide range of topics, including cyber security, the status of the UK’s international relationships, the threat of foreign fighters, and so on. However, one almost anecdotal detail in the Russian...

    Russian Colonel General Identified as Key MH17 Figure
    Dec08

    Russian Colonel General Identified as Key MH17 Figure

    Русская версия этого расследования опубликована изданием The Insider. A joint investigation between The Insider and Bellingcat used open source research, investigative journalism, and forensic voice analysis to determine the identity of “Delfin,” a key figure sought by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into...

    How the British Government’s Attempts to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering are Already Failing
    Nov14

    How the British Government’s Attempts to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering are Already Failing

    On 19 August 2017, Bellingcat published an article regarding the new Persons of Significant Control (“PSC”) requirements introduced by the government, intended to deter the owners of Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) from using the vehicle’s unique opaque structure as a means to conduct criminal activity. Subsequently, as reported by...

    New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk
    Oct20

    New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

    On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk 3×2,’ is an...

    JIT Publishes New Photograph of Buk 332 from Day of MH17 Downing
    Oct20

    JIT Publishes New Photograph of Buk 332 from Day of MH17 Downing

    Do you have more information about this photograph or the location it was taken? If so, please send information in English, Russian, or Ukrainian to the JIT via their email (contact@jitmh17.com), VK page, or WhatsApp (+31683559290). You can also comment on this article or tweet to us (@bellingcat) to discuss the geolocation of the photograph....

    Hazardous Legacies:  An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry
    Oct18

    Hazardous Legacies: An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry

    Now that the so-called Islamic State (IS) is rapidly losing terrain in eastern Syria, a race is underway to capture the oil-rich Deir ez-Zor governorate. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militias loyal to the Syrian government, under cover of the Russian airstrikes, rush towards the fields east of the Euphrates River; but so does a contingent of...

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