|18.11.2015||RUS, UKR||Reincarnation of October disinformation about sending Ukrainian battalions into Syria.||http://bit.ly/1Xjwpwo||The quoted letter is a fake: http://bit.ly/1QYoYLl||Igor Solovey, journalist, expert of "Агентство международных исследований" (АМИ)|
While reports of disinfo from the EU Mythbusters have focused on Russian-language content, it is worth noting that the site features quite a lot of content in English. The site resides on a dedicated IP address (188.8.131.52) at facilities of Hetzner Online GmbH in Germany. DNS is provided by Yandex. The site has 17 domain names available, though only one appears to be in use at the moment (eadaily.com), and only that one domain has the whois information hidden by a proxy service. The other 16 are held in the name of one Sorkin, Boris A. (for details, see the sample whois record below).
The following is the text of their current English "About Us" page.
The Eurasia Daily news agency (EADaily) was founded in 2015 for unbiased coverage of political and social developments on the Eurasian continent.
EADaily correspondents and analysts are working in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, Ukraine, Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.
EADaily specializes on data classification and analysis of information relevant to the situation in Russia and its closest neighbors, as well as global and regional affairs.
Director General — Irina Fedina
Editor-in-Chief — Vigen Akopyan
Technical Director — Pavel Gubanov
Deputy Editor-in-Chief — Alexey Dyomin
Deputy Editor-in-Chief — Salima Tuaeva
European Bureau Chief — Dmitry Semushin
West Bureau Chief — Vladimir Zotov
Middle East Bureau Chief — Mikhail Agadzhanyan
Central Asia Bureau Chief — Andrey Belyaev
Transcaucasia Bureau Chief — Emil Babayan
North Caucasus Bureau Chief — Artur Priymak
Economics Section Editor — Yevgeny Pozhidaev
Energy Section Editor — Yulia Sandler
Contacts: Orlikov Lane, 5−1, Office B
Moscow, Russian Federation, 107 078
Eurasia Daily's promotion of forged document
Whois record for eurasiadaily.net
Domain: eurasiadaily.net Record Date: 2015-11-06 Registrar: REGIONAL NETWORK INFORMATION CENTER, JSC DBA RU-CENTER Server: whois.nic.ru Created: 2014-11-04 Updated: 2015-10-27 Expires: 2016-11-04 Record: Domain Name: EURASIADAILY.NET Registry Domain ID: 1883557032_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.nic.ru Registrar URL: http://www.nic.ru Updated Date: 2015-04-08T13:11:58Z Creation Date: 2014-11-04T09:22:30Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-11-03T21:00:00Z Registrar: Regional Network Information Center, JSC dba RU-CENTER Registrar IANA ID: 463 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@example.com Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4959944601 Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: BORIS A SORKIN Registrant Organization: BORIS A SORKIN Registrant Street: ul. Oranzherejnaja, d 12, kv. Registrant Street: 20 Registrant City: Moskva Registrant State/Province: g. Moskva Registrant Postal Code: 111632 Registrant Country: RU Registrant Phone: +7.4957987538 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +7.4957987538 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: BORIS A SORKIN Admin Organization: BORIS A SORKIN Admin Street: ul. Oranzherejnaja, d 12, kv. Admin Street: 20 Admin City: Moskva Admin State/Province: g. Moskva Admin Postal Code: 111632 Admin Country: RU Admin Phone: +7.4957987538 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: +7.4957987538 Admin Fax Ext: Admin E-mail: email@example.com Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: BORIS A SORKIN Tech Organization: BORIS A SORKIN Tech Street: ul. Oranzherejnaja, d 12, kv. Tech Street: 20 Tech City: Moskva Tech State/Province: g. Moskva Tech Postal Code: 111632 Tech Country: RU Tech Phone: +7.4957987538 Tech Phone Ext: Tech Fax: +7.4957987538 Tech Fax Ext: Tech E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Name Server: dns1.yandex.net Name Server: dns2.yandex.net
The Sites of Disinfo posts are intended to provide background on the seemingly non-Russian (or non-Russian government) websites flagged as sources of Kremlin disinformation by the EU's East Stratcom Task Force/EU Mythbusters network (@EUvsDisinfo). The data provided here is based on open sources and is not otherwise associated with the EU, while the characterization of site content represents the individual reporting member of the EU Mythbusters network.
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