Berto Jongman: Primer on Russian Deception

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How Russia outfoxes its enemies

Maskirovka: Deception Russian Style was broadcast as part of the Analysis series on BBC Radio 4 – listen to the programme on BBC iPlayer or download the podcast.


The elements of maskirovka

  • Surprise
  • Kamufliazh – camouflage
  • Demonstrativnye manevry – manoeuvres intended to deceive
  • Skrytie – concealment
  • Imitatsia – the use of decoys and military dummies
  • Dezinformatsia – disinformation, a knowing attempt to deceive

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