Reveal: Russia’s Planned and Coordinated Efforts to Stage Dozens of Phony Demos in Europe

Danish Journalist Kevin Shakir in cooperation with “Dossier Center” and several others European media outlets, published their disclosure based on the leaked papers.  Leaked documents reveal: Russian intelligence service arranged fake protests in Europe – inspired by Quran burnings – to provoke Erdoğan. 

Kevin Shakir

March 5, 23: Members of ‘the Ukrainian community’ held a protest at Saint Place-Pierre in Paris France, according to the intel documents.

What seems to be a nazi protest insulting Turkey is a Russian operation including fake and not Ukrainian protesters, according to research. 

One of the leaked documents describes an ‘increase in Islamophobic sentiments in Europe’, referring to Rasmus Paladins Quran burnings.

It goes on to suggest insulting Erdoğan and ‘stomping on the Turkish flag’ in cities as Paris, Brussels & Hague. Here’s an image from Paris. 

Not only is content from the fake protest in Paris shared on social media – it gets published in a Turkish media outlet one week after the Russian operation was held.

The author is related to the Russian state media, Komsomolskaya Pravda.

The content from the fake protest has been shared on TikTok, Telegram, YouTube & Facebook. It has been spread in Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of members all together. We’ve identified two men behind several profiles who live in St. Petersburg. 

We have identified one Moroccan citizen and one Algerian citizen behind several social media profiles combined on Facebook and YouTube, that have spread content from the Russian campaign against Erdoğan. They live in St. Petersburg, where they moved to study a few years ago.  When investigating the North Africans’ social posts we found several demonstrations in several European cities that sources link to the same Russian intelligence service.

Here are images from “protests” in different countries – with the same messages and same misspellings. As you can see the same messages and misspellings appear. And if you look closely, ‘Zelenskiy’ is spelled in the same way, even though his name is spelled differently in the different countries where the protests take place. 

The fake demonstrators join a legitimate demonstration, such as one against the pension reform in Paris or climate in Haag. The “protest” is filmed & posted on social media portraying a “huge” European movement against President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

10 anti-Ukrainian demonstrations in European cities linked to a Russian intelligence service.

Content from the fake demonstrations have been spread on social platforms Dec. 2022 – April 2023.

The playbook: Send three persons to a legit demonstration with similar posters, film them in front of a crowd and share to make it look like Europeans are against Ukraine. 

We can reveal how a “nazi Ukrainian supporter” at a protest in March has posed as an “anti-Ukrainian European” at another fake protest in February.

 Another “protester” has been identified at two fake demonstrations. 01/28/23 he is in at a climate demo in Hague (left), 01/31/23 he is in Bruxelles at a union’s demo (right), posing with the same message. But who are the men in St. Petersburg sharing this content online? 

An Algerian citizen (left) & Moroccan citizen (right) have attempted to spread content from the fake anti-Ukrainian demonstrations to hundreds of thousands of social media users. Both men live in St. Petersburg, where they study at the university and spread Russian disinfo. 

Besides from spreading content of fake protesters online, the Algerian RUS-resident has offered photo jobs in several Facebook groups – prior to several demonstrations in European cities.

Here is one of the posts from 02/07/23 four days before a fake demonstration in Paris. 

The protests are linked to the North African men, living in St. Petersburg, whose social media profiles appear in Russian intelligence documents. Sources call the manifestations an operation initiated by an intelligent service. 

 The Russian government has not responded to our request for comments.

The Algerian calls the story an “attempt of defamation”. The Moroccan claims his social profiles were hacked and denies intelligence ties.

Their disinfo profiles were deleted a few hours after we spoke. 

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