The Civic Synergy Project aims at strengthening public participation in the implementation of European integration reforms in Ukraine through enhancing activities of two pro-European Platforms:

Project is funded by the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) and implemented by the IRF’s European Program Initiative


(Re)vision of history: uncovering historical aspects of Kremlin’s information war


NGO "Internews Ukraine"

Project period:

15-03-2019 - 01-09-2019

Description of the project

The dissemination of anti-Western and anti-democracy rhetoric has become a typical phenomenon on the part of Russian propagandists since the beginning of Crimea occupation and war in Eastern Ukraine. Tampering with the role of Russia in the context of the Ukrainian past has become one of the main tools of its information warfare.

The goal of the project ‘History (re)vision: unveiling the historical component of the Kremlin’s information warfare’ was to show up the manipulations with history and oppose Russia’s information warfare by debunking its historical myths.

The project helped identify key messages and historical narratives disseminated within the framework of Russian propaganda. Well-founded proofs disproving the relevance of information were provided through monitoring of the most widespread Russian historical myths and analyses of facts by experts in history.

An important part of the project implementation was the distribution of its findings since the analytical materials were published as concise conclusions able of reaching a broad audience.


  1. The influence of Kremlin propaganda machine on Ukrainian media
  2. How to combat propaganda: developing strategic recommendations on counteracting Russian information warfare


  1. Words and Wars: Ukraine Facing Kremlin Propaganda
  2. Rein in the Hydra: How to Stand up to the Kremlin Information Aggression? (In Ukrainian)
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