Key Russian Disinformation Narratives of 2022

Almost a year has passed since Russia launched its large-scale military aggression against Ukraine, failing to defeat it and break the spirit of Ukrainians. But Russian propaganda surely has been trying hard to bring about exactly that the whole year through.

Resorting to spreading all sorts of disinformation, from outright lies to distortions and manipulations, the Russian propaganda machine has worked to justify the ever more costly war to the country’s population, while trying to destabilize the situation in Ukraine and incite hostility among Kyiv and its partners.

Russian propaganda has changed its narratives multiple times and will surely continue to adjust but we managed to single out its key narratives and tactics in 2022, illustrated in the infographic above.