‘Conspiratorial mind-set’ fuels information warfare?


Reports that the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies is responsible for masterminding the Kremlin’s information warfare were dismissed by Mikhail Fradkov, the institute’s recently appointed director, as a product of a “conspiratorial mind-set,” the New York Times reports.

The same report notes that Fradkov’s predecessor at the Institute, Leonid P. Reshetnikov, also a former spy, was famous for his conservative, anti-American statements.

“World War II was orchestrated by the same forces now trying to rule the world, forces located in the United States,” Mr. Reshetnikov said in a February 2016 interview. “I’m talking about international companies and the upper crust of the Anglo-Saxon elite.”

“Conspiratorial mind-set” indeed.



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