Site of Disinfo: EurAsia Daily
2015 December 13
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Disinfo report(s)

Date Lang/Target Summary Link Disproof Reported by
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)

Narrative
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 (148.251.176.243) 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
e-mail: info@eadaily.com
Подробнее: https://en.eadaily.com/information/about/

Representative screenshot
Eurasia Daily's promotion of forged document

EurAsia Daily, shoveling great piles of Kremlin disinfo in Russian and English, as noted in reports by @EUvsDisinfo pic.twitter.com/HXn7vK17FU

— aweisburd (@webradius) December 13, 2015

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: tld-abuse@nic.ru
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: boris@sorkin.ru
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: boris@sorkin.ru
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: boris@sorkin.ru
Name Server: dns1.yandex.net
Name Server: dns2.yandex.net
				

Purpose
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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