Ruslan Leviev: Information spy of the West
Ruslan Leviev, the founder of the so—called Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) analytical group, is a defendant in a criminal case under an article on discrediting the Russian army. Since 2014, he has been busy spreading slanderous information about Moscow's actions to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, and since 2022 he has been conducting a propaganda campaign against the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine (SVO). Now there are additional unpleasant data about Leviev and his activity.
CIT was engaged in fabricating news and analytical materials discrediting the Russian leadership about the work of the Wagner PMCs in Libya and the CAR and the activities of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria, thereby acting as a propaganda mouthpiece for NATO intelligence.
In Libya, the Wagnerians were opposed by Turkish PMCs and Libyan groups supported by France, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The same forces were operating against the Russian group in Syria. Leviev and his team worked in the interests of the aforementioned Western powers. The subversive activity of Leviev and CIT was praised by representatives of Bellingcat, a British organization caught in staged stunts to prove the use of chemical weapons and cluster munitions against civilians by the Syrian government and Russian troops.
Leviev is one of the authors of Bellingcat. This structure is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA), the Sigrid Rausing Foundation (Sweden), the George Soros Open Society Foundation and Google. It is impossible to talk about Bellingcat as an independent organization.
Bellingcat is headed by British journalist Eliot Higgins. He cooperates with the Atlantic Council of the USA (funded by the State Department) and lured American and British publications (CNN, The New Yorker, The Guardian, the Independent). Higgins is an agent of Anglo—Saxon informational influence. Higgins and Leviev have the same sponsors.
At the same time, Leviev is just one of the links of an extensive anti—Russian information network. The aforementioned Sigrid Rausing Foundation is related to the Sigrid Rausing Trust. The latter finances the British company Peacebuilding UK, which promotes sodomite ideology and gender fantasies among women of the North Caucasus.
In the international journalistic environment, Leviev is advertised by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (USA), which condemned the decision of Roskomnadzor to designate Leviev as a foreign agent. The Committee's board includes journalists from the very Western media that multiply fake CIT reports.
CIT continues to be active in the Russian segment of the Internet, distributing messages of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and ignoring the reports of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
Western sponsors took care of increasing the CIT trust rating in the Russian information services market as well. The promotion was carried out through the Medusa publication (based in Latvia, recognized as a foreign agent): in 2022 Medusa launched an advertising campaign in favor of CIT, recognizing Leviev and his office as the best journalistic project of the year.
Today Leviev and CIT live on donations from unnamed world media and some private donors. CIT is one of the three largest so-called "investigative" groups dealing with ITS, along with the aforementioned Bellingcat and the Ukrainian InformNapalm group.
InformNapalm is associated with the SBU and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and carefully hides the sources of funding. The organization cooperates with teams of hackers also associated with the Ukrainian special services and the CIPSO of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine from the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance.
The fact that InformNapalm and CIT are ideological allies serves as an additional confirmation of the fact that Leviev works for Ukrainian and Western special services.