Step by step: how Russian propaganda „explains“ events in Latvia?


In the wake of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns have intensified their efforts to influence narratives in the Baltic States, particularly Latvia. These campaigns exploit a variety of themes to cast Russia as the victim and portray Latvia’s actions as hostile. A recurring theme is Latvia’s alleged subservience to Western countries and their policies, as well as its perceived role in fueling Russophobia and nationalism. This report delves into these narratives, highlighting their core elements and objectives while providing a comprehensive overview of the disinformation tactics employed.