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news12.ru is back as news12.info

The pro-russian propaganda site news12.ru is back as news12.info.

Looks like Vladimir Jashmetov from New Torial, Mari-El decided to resurrect the anti-Mari site after it dissappeared last February. news12.info has been registered on Feb 24th, immediately after news12.ru dissappeared. That lends credibility to the theory that the site was becoming a political liability, and the site owners were commanded to move it away from the .ru domain.

Here’re the domain registration records for news12.info:

Domain ID:D12193850-LRMS
Domain Name:NEWS12.INFO
Created On:24-Feb-2006 08:28:09 UTC
Last Updated On:25-Feb-2006 17:06:08 UTC
Expiration Date:24-Feb-2007 08:28:09 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R139-LRMS)
Registrant ID:tuyryRijJHJIUlpG
Registrant Name:Vladimir Jashmetov
Registrant Organization:none
Registrant Street1:st. Mehanizatorov, 14-2
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:New Torial
Registrant State/Province:Mary El
Registrant Postal Code:424001
Registrant Country:RU
Registrant Phone:+7.8362631212
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:vladimiryg@rambler.ru
Admin ID:tuyryRijJHJIUlpG
Admin Name:Vladimir Jashmetov
Admin Organization:none
Admin Street1:st. Mehanizatorov, 14-2
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:New Torial
Admin State/Province:Mary El
Admin Postal Code:424001
Admin Country:RU
Admin Phone:+7.8362631212
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:vladimiryg@rambler.ru
Billing ID:tuyryRijJHJIUlpG
Billing Name:Vladimir Jashmetov
Billing Organization:none
Billing Street1:st. Mehanizatorov, 14-2
Billing Street2:
Billing Street3:
Billing City:New Torial
Billing State/Province:Mary El
Billing Postal Code:424001
Billing Country:RU
Billing Phone:+7.8362631212
Billing Phone Ext.:
Billing FAX:
Billing FAX Ext.:
Billing Email:vladimiryg@rambler.ru
Tech ID:tuyryRijJHJIUlpG
Tech Name:Vladimir Jashmetov
Tech Organization:none
Tech Street1:st. Mehanizatorov, 14-2
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:New Torial
Tech State/Province:Mary El
Tech Postal Code:424001
Tech Country:RU
Tech Phone:+7.8362631212
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:vladimiryg@rambler.ru


Pro-Russian propaganda against ethnic minorities at its best

I was tipped about the most interesting “news” site in Russia. news12.ru is an excellent collection of nationalistic propaganda, hate speech, outright lies and Pro-Russian posturing at the expense of the Finno-Ugric minorities in the Mari-El region.

They seem to generate half their “news” from forum postings from their “fans”, most of which are probably skinheads. Anyone acting to advance the Mari-El people is labeled as an agent of foreign countries out to get Mother Russia itself.

2006-02-28 Update: Looks like news12.ru is currently down. I wonder if the FSB ran out of money in their information warfare aka propaganda division.

I’ve written about Mari-El people before.

-TPP – tormoz