A self-styled “Kremlin-focused” analyst has fallen victim to actual Russian fake news © Twitter / ia_panorama

A senior fellow with the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) think-tank Olga Lautman, who describes herself as a “Kremlin-focused” analyst and researcher, has fallen for a piece by the Russian satirical website Panorama.

Panorama published a short piece on its social media on Monday, claiming that Russia’s leading TV Channel One aired a large feature on supposed “rampaging fascist gangs in Kazakhstan.”

“The militants profess the ideas of neo-Nazism and the genocide of the non-indigenous population, support the ban on the Russian language, the Bologna process and the satanist group BTS,” the original message read. (RT)