Memory and Disinformation Studies

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Disinformation related to Georgia’s Position on Karabakh Conflict in Armenian and Azerbaijani Media

Since 27 September 2020, the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh have renewed. Both sides blame each for starting the military campaign. 

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Russian Information Warfare against the Lugar Laboratory

On 3 September 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) made a statement, according to which, a cyberattack was carried out on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia from a foreign country.

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Cyberattack on the Ministry of Health and Russian Trace

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA), on 1 September 2020, a cyberattack was carried out on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia from a foreign country. 

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The Presentation of Beniamin (Benia) Chkhikvishvili’s Memorial Album

On 1 September, IDFI, in collaboration with the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, held the presentation of Beniamin (Benia) Chkhikvishvili’s Memorial Album.

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Russian Sports and Politics

Is there a link between sports and politics? Should we differentiate between sports and politics? What are the links between sports and politics? – from time to time, these questions actualize in different societies.

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12 years after the August 2008 War: Russian Disinformation and Real Facts

In 2020, Georgia marks 12th anniversary of the 2008 August War between Russia and Georgia. Similarly to 2008, today, Russian propaganda related to the Russo-Georgian war is active, assuring the population of Russia and Georgia as well as the international community through disinformation that Georgia started the war against the ethnic Ossetians on 8 August 2008 and Russia was “forced” to intervene Georgia in order to “protect” them.

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22 July is the Commemoration Day of the Victims of Repressions

The Commemoration Day of the Victims of Repressions, 22 July was established by the decree of the President of Georgia in 2002. On the same day in 1937, a great Georgian poet, Paolo Iashvili committed suicide in the building of the Writers’ Alliance.

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Documents about Georgia preserved in the archives of the Yeltsin Center

In Russia, the native Ural district of Boris Yeltsin, city of Yekaterinburg, since 2015, there has been a cultural and educational center named after him ("Yeltsin Center"). The Boris Yeltsin Museum occupies the main part of the center, as well as various departments, the most important of which is the Boris Yeltsin Archive. 11 funds of this archive are available online - it is possible to view the documents and download their copies.

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IDFI Started a Campaign for Increasing the Living Subsidy for the Repressed Individuals

Since the day of its establishment, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has been working on the issue of the Soviet repressions, has published numerous studies and articles, has carried out various activities and has been cooperating with the internationally well-known universities, research institutes and centers.

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Online Discussion – The Assessment of the Openness of State Archives in the Former Soviet and Eastern Bloc Countries

On 19 and 24 June, the Memory and Disinformation Studies Direction at the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information organized one Russian-language and one English-language online meeting with the researchers and experts involved in IDFI’s project „Enhancing Openness of State Archives in Former Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc Countries“.