Kseniya Kirillova

Kseniya Kirillova has 4 articles published.

Kseniya Kirillova
Ksenia Kirillova was born in 1984 in the city of Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk region (Russia). In 2001 she graduated from school with a silver medal. In 2006 she graduated from the Faculty of Law of The Liberal Arts University with a degree in jurisprudence with honors. She was twice awarded the governor's scholarship of the Sverdlovsk region and has lived in the US since 2014. An investigative journalist and analyst focused on analyzing Russian society, mentality, the mechanism of action of Russian propaganda (including in the US), “soft power,” "active measures" and foreign policy, she is the author of several hundred articles, including researches on Russian propaganda and soft power.

‘For Faith and Fatherland’: How Russian Special Services Use ‘Non-Traditional’ Denominations

Members of “non-traditional” religious organizations are as easy to recruit as believers of “privileged” churches. Moreover, it is easier to put pressure on such organizations; this applies not only to the Protestant, but also to any other churches.

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Was Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Arrest Based on an Intelligence Report from the Russian Illegals Program Spy Ring?

In 2010, the FBI discovered a deeply undercover network of spies living here illegally. Many of them lived for decades under foreign names, successfully impersonating foreigners, and even their own children did not know who their parents really were.

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In the Wake of a ‘Foreign Agent’: Fallout and Lessons from the Case of Maria Butina

We can draw quite serious conclusions not only about Russian influence, but about the situation in the U.S.

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PERSPECTIVE: Countering Russia’s ‘Ideologies for Export’ Propaganda and Disinformation War

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It’s important to emphasize the differences between illusion and reality, which could help fight Moscow’s influence on radical groups in the United States.

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