Olga Lautman

Olga Lautman

Senior Fellow

Olga Lautman is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Olga is also the creator and co-host of Kremlin File podcast series, which features expert discussions on the Kremlin’s internal affairs, global operations, and tactics used from their hybrid warfare toolkit to destabilize Western democracies. Olga’s research focuses on the cross-section of organized crime and intelligence operations in Russia and Ukraine, their impact on the West, and the monitoring of active measures campaigns conducted by the Kremlin to destabilize democratic practices and influence foreign elections.

Written by Olga Lautman

blank The Many Deaths of Vladimir Putin Shortly after Russia launched its brutal war against Ukraine, rumors began circulating about Vladimir Putin’s health. It’s not the first time.
blank The Mystery of the Moskva The US is to blame for everything in the topsy turvy world of Russian propaganda, except the things it’s actually involved in.
blank Darkness on the Dniester Worries that Russia’s war of aggression may spread to Moldova are growing.
Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 21, 2022: A man waves a KPRF (Russian Communist Party) banner during a flower laying ceremony held at the Mausoleum to mark Vladimir Lenin's 98th death annviersary. Born in Simbirsk (present-day Ulyanovsk) in 1870 as Vladimir Ulyanov, Lenin was a revolutionary and politician known as the founder of the Russian Communist Party. Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS Putin’s Soviet Nostalgia: Time to Get Serious The war in Ukraine is not about Ukraine, it’s about one man’s desire to return to the past. NATO must stop him.
Photo: KYIV, UKRAINE – MAY 12, 2021: Viktor Medvedchuk (front), chairman of the political council of Ukraine's Opposition Platform - For Life party, who has been accused of high treason, talks to journalists outside the office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine. Pictured 2nd L is Opposition Platform - For Life party member Ilya Kiva, 3rd R is Opposition Platform - For Life party co-chairman Vadim Rabinovich. Credit: Irina Yakovleva/TASS. Russia’s Pretext-Hunting Abetted by Kremlin-Friendly Ukrainians Lurid accounts of Ukrainian behavior and intentions are at the heart of Russia’s hybrid campaign. Expect more.
blank Belarus: Putin’s New and Loyal Protectorate The independence of action that Belarus’s dictator carved out for himself over three decades in power has gone. The country now does what the Kremlin tells it.