Ruslana: The Kremlin’s disinformation campaign in America

Bus advertisement in New York 


Article by: Ruslana Lyzhychko

Today, ads by “Material Evidence” were seen on almost every bus in New York City, and almost all subway stations.

Material Evidence Subway

Who organized this exhibition and paid millions in the advertising campaign for it?

We turn to WHOIS to look up the owner of

Material Evidence WHOIS

Information from Wikipedia:

Svetlana Zakharova (born on June 10, 1979 in Lutsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) – Russian ballerina, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet. People’s Artist of Russia (2008). Laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2006). Russian State Duma member for the 4th and 5th convocations (2007-2011, 2011-2015). Member of “United Russia” in 2007.

Also, Svetlana Zakharova is a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Culture and Art, which is proof of her close relationship with Putin. Indeed, in an interview, Svetlana admitted that she owes much of her success to Putin. Not only does he personally give her flowers after each show, but also gives her grand awards. An expressive picture, where the Russian president presents the Russian State Prize to the ballerina, has bypassed all the news agencies of the world. And when the Bolshoi Ballet tours abroad, or rather, performs with her participation, they open and close the tour, which is considered a sign of special treatment by the management of the ballet. On March 11 2014, she signed an appeal of the cultural workers of the Russian Federation in support of Vladimir Putin’s policy in Crimea and Ukraine.

Edited by: Daniel Centore

Source: Pravda Blogs

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  1. Avatar nysq1 says:


    1. Avatar Jacks Channel says:

      how true.

      I don’t think she believes what she is saying. Its just propaganda against the West from another Western hater.

  2. Avatar sandy miller says:

    Disgusting and she was born in Ukraine?…what a cruel and ugly person she is. Ukraine needs to be sure that everyone knows what this person has done and boycott everything she does. Make sure the world boycotts her !!!! Ukriainians need to get their own advertising campaign…telling what Russia is doing to her.

  3. Avatar Jacks Channel says:

    Shes nothing but another piece of modern Communist, Stalinist garbage. Anyone that agrees with what Putin is doing is out of their mind.

    There are no facists in Kyiv. There is no discrimination against Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. Right Sector is not facist, they are nationalists. And the CIA didn’t start Maidan. Idiot Russians. I guess you forgot that maybe people just don’t like your Stalinist politics. Remember what your country did to eastern Europe during and after WWII? Eastern Europe hates you. Get use to it. Keep your communism within your own borders.

  4. Avatar pieta says:

    Russia want to create another generation of usefull idiots? They should ask SJWs for helping them pose as “professional victoms”. They have years of experiance in shaming and harassing their opponents. If they were a state, it would be called Russian Federation.

  5. Avatar Dave Ralph says:

    The US is a free society and the Muscovites, like anyone else, have a right to agitate. But the main thing is, they are badly losing the information war, as they have only fringe support in US academia, media, and politics. Despite their furous efforts, they are not fooling anyone except for those who wish to be fooled.

  6. Avatar Conan Edogawa SCL says:

    Nazi-style Fascist RuSSian propaganda in the US, again. The same happened in the times of Hitler, when Hitler-fandom and Wanna-Be-Nazi sentiment were strong among some influential Americans. The same is happening now, with some Wanna-Be-RuSSian like Depardieu, Seagal among others working to whitewash RuSSian colonial agenda based in Gold Standard intended to serve old colonial powers.

  7. Avatar Jackie Bugdale says:


  8. Avatar Natalie Hursky says:

    Funny, I thought the billboard referred to Russia. Georgia, Syria, Ukraine – Who’s next? Baltics? Poland? Romania? Putin has already threatened nuclear weapons and invasion of all.

  9. Avatar AJW says:

    You fascist sock-puppets of American imperialism should cease and desist your ultra-retrograde and, indeed, genuinely criminal political activities at once; otherwise, you’re likely to get killed.

    1. Avatar tom says:

      Actually wsw censors many of my comments even though they are in line with their own regulations.

      Also i noticed that you up voted a comment which claimed nato bombed somalia, when did this occur?

  10. Avatar georgi says:

    Let’s try again. Firing whois yields: [ATTENTION!!!] Where ballerina has gone, meanwhile?


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  11. Avatar georgi says:

    BTW, I found two ladies with name Svetlana Zakharova in Wikipedia. Maybe there are some more ladies with name Svetlana Zakharova. Maybe there is also a lady with name Svetlana Zaharova who really lives in St, Petersburg. Whereas primaballerina Svetlana Zakharova is living in Moscow according to