The Fake Murder that Fooled the World
Why did the Ukrainian security services stage the death of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko? And in the propaganda war between the truth and fake news, what did it achieve?
Found in a pool of blood, Arkady Babchenko, Russian journalist and critic of President Putin, was declared murdered in Ukraine in May. But a day later he was back from the dead, appearing alive and well at a Kiev press conference. Speaking to all the key players for the first time, Jonah Fisher has the inside story of how to fake a murder. Why did the Ukrainian security services stage his death? And in the propaganda war between the truth and fake news, what, if anything, did it achieve?