Victor Madeira

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Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team, Integrity Initiative
Interests • “Russian propaganda”
• Russian espionage
A UK academic who has focused on Russian espionage. A member of the IfS and the II.

Victor Madeira is a senior fellow at the Institute for Statecraft and a member of the Integrity Initiative.


Victor Madeira in 2014 was working as an academic at the University of Buckingham. He specialized in British intelligence in the interwar period. He testified to the UK parliament.[1]


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  • 2014 - Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929 (History of British Intelligence) - The book specifically focuses on Soviet espionage activities in the UK over a twelve-year period.
  • Coincident with the book, Madeira wrote a piece for the Institute for Statecraft entitled Russian subversion - Haven't we been here before?[2]


Quotes by Victor Madeira

Alliance for Securing Democracy“Create a real-time feed into the Sponsor with daily analysis on Russian disinformation, providing a constantly-updated narrative that could then be shared with Embassies, either via email or in another ready-made format they could then disseminate locally. [Note: it would be essential to ensure that this work did not duplicate that already done by e.g. Alliance for Securing Democracy).”16 March 2018
Corporate media/Deep state control“Expand the network of IfS associates and partner organisations to include e.g. DarthPutin, GlasnostGone, StopFake, European Values, Saper Vedere, and coordinate their efforts to mirror and amplify what IfS is already doing where possible.”16 March 2018
Integrity Initiative/Control“Comment [VM2]: Most of these aren’t even Cluster countries – can II justify spending ££ on strengthening media there? Don’t get me wrong: any help we can provide these and other colleagues is a win in my books but I’m trying to anticipate how the Sponsor may see the relevance of speakers from some of these countries.”16 March 2018
Integrity Initiative/Leak/3“Find ways to remove e.g. RT/Ruptly video and infographic content from mainstream media e.g. newspaper websites, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Such content is quite professionally done, entertaining and cheap (or even free) for cash-strapped mainstream media outlets. But for these reasons, this kind of content gets numerous ‘clicks’ and is therefore picked up by reputable outlets that help spread Russian disinformation.”16 March 2018