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      Russia’s 61st Separate Naval Infantry Brigade in the Donbass
      Nov15

      Russia’s 61st Separate Naval Infantry Brigade in the Donbass

      The following investigation was originally posted in Russian by the author, Askai707, on his LiveJournal blog. Translation and foreword by Aric Toler. The following investigation from Askai707 provides a significant amount of evidence that proves the direct participation of Russia’s 61st Separate Naval Infantry Brigade (often referred to as...

      Garry Kasparov Speaks to Bellingcat about Russian Involvement in the US Elections
      Nov07

      Garry Kasparov Speaks to Bellingcat about Russian Involvement in the US Elections

      Last week, ahead of the US elections, Eleanor Rose spoke to chess genius and political activist Garry Kasparov on Russia’s interests in tomorrow’s presidential elections. Bellingcat: Russia expressed wishes to send electoral monitors to oversee the US elections, and now the Russian NGO ROIIP claims it will perform distance monitoring....

      Observation Missions ‘Part of the Playbook’ of Russian Interference in US Elections
      Nov04

      Observation Missions ‘Part of the Playbook’ of Russian Interference in US Elections

      By Eleanor Rose and Iggy Ostanin Bellingcat looked at past performance and gathered analysis from chess genius Garry Kasparov to show why Russia observes US elections. Russia is poised to mount electoral observation of the US elections, which some fear could be used as part of a campaign to discredit the US presidential elections and weaken...

      Russia’s SU-27 Probably Departed Belarus
      Oct01

      Russia’s SU-27 Probably Departed Belarus

      DigitalGlobe imagery from June 2016 shows the departure of Russia’s SU-27SM at Baranovichi. (DigitalGlobe) The Russian Air Force appears to have recalled their Su-27SM from Belarus, a review of satellite imagery of the 61st Fighter Airbase in Baranovichi suggests. Russia had 4 Su-27SM Flanker parked in revetments on the Quick Reaction Alert...

      Revelations and Confirmations from the MH17 JIT Press Conference
      Sep30

      Revelations and Confirmations from the MH17 JIT Press Conference

      On September 28, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) held a press conference in which they presented evidence surrounding the downing of Flight MH17. Leading up to the event, the JIT made its intent clear: the weapon type and launch site would be announced, but no blame would be directly assigned. The JIT followed through on its promise,...

      The Russian Defence Ministry Presents Evidence They Faked Their Previous MH17 Evidence
      Sep26

      The Russian Defence Ministry Presents Evidence They Faked Their Previous MH17 Evidence

      On July 21st 2014 the Russian Defence Ministry presented their evidence relating to the downing of Flight MH17 on July 17th 2014. Bellingcat has previously examined the claims made in this press conference in great detail, demonstrating how all the major claims made in the press conference were false, from claims about satellite imagery to claims...

      How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research
      Sep05

      How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research

      When most people think about open source research, they think about uncovering social media materials of soldiers on the front-lines of the wars in Ukraine and Syria, or geolocating video footage of significant events with Google Earth. While open source materials have led a mini-revolution in how conflicts are reported online, there is another...

      Russia’s War in Ukraine: The Medals and Treacherous Numbers
      Aug31

      Russia’s War in Ukraine: The Medals and Treacherous Numbers

      The full report can be downloaded here The war in eastern Ukraine is known under multiple names; most often formulations similar to Ukrainian civil war or Ukrainian conflict are still used to describe the war. The implied characteristic as solely internal Ukrainian conflict is heavily disputed and an active Russian participation is widely...

      MH17 – The Open Source Investigation, Two Years Later
      Jul15

      MH17 – The Open Source Investigation, Two Years Later

      Today Bellingcat releases its latest report, “MH17 – The Open Source Investigation, Two Years Later”, bringing together two years of research by Bellingcat into the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17, 2014. As part of this release Bellingcat communicated with experts in various fields for their analysis and opinions of MH17 related...

      Russia’s 200th Motorized Infantry Brigade in the Donbass: The Tell-Tale Tanks
      Jul04

      Russia’s 200th Motorized Infantry Brigade in the Donbass: The Tell-Tale Tanks

      The following post originally appeared on the Russian-language blog of the author, Askai707. There are three installments to this investigation: Part One, here (EN) and here (РУ), this post, and the final part, “Hero of Russia,” here (EN) and here (РУ). Below is an English translation of the post (translated by Aric Toler), which concerns the...

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