EYES ON RUSSIA
Documenting Russian human rights abuses and disinformation campaigns
In January 2022, CIR launched the Eyes on Russia project to collect and verify videos, photos, satellite imagery and other media related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our objective was to provide journalists, NGOs, policymakers and the public access to verified, trustworthy information.
Since then, the Eyes on Russia project has coordinated research by the wider OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) community including Bellingcat and GeoConfirmed, with support from Advance Democracy, Inc. The database of verified information is the collective product of that community.
Verified information is stored in a database and represented on the Eyes on Russia Map with one simple goal: to provide the world with timely and reliable information concerning the impact of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine and its people.
Building on the original map that was developed and maintained with support from MapHub, CIR collaborated with C4ADS to develop an updated vision for the Eyes on Russia Map.
Timeline of the full-scale invasion
Disclaimer: this timeline outlines a number of important events which have taken place in the lead up to, and since, the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine on the 24 February 2022; however, it is by no means exhaustive. CIR acknowledges that this timeline only reflects the latest iteration of the Russian invasion.
This timeline has been created for educational purposes and represents an archive of events.