To understand the whole horror of the situation of the Ukrainian media, a number of representatives of black media sites, such as Igor Mizrakh, in addition to the mass of fake IDs, positions and titles, he have one real certificate - the certificate of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine No. 3549. Which certainly does not honor the NUJU and the profession of a journalist.
It is obvious that just a certificate can’t make anyone a journalist, the law can’t prohibit or prevent a “journalist” from engaging in black PR. What actually did the owner of the largest network of "yellow and black" sites - "Orange Sky".
Initially, the black media empire of Mizrakh “Orange Sky” (orange-sky.eu) was created and belonged to Taras Chornoivan, a well-known expert in this field and consisted of no more than 300 sites, and Mizrakh only used its services. Realizing the possibilities of Chornoivan's network for media racketeering, Mizrakh invested money in the network and it grew to its current limits.
Based on the data we can confidently talk about 1230 sites in this network, although Igor Mizrakh claims 1400 and even 8000 sites.
Here is example of an attack on a veteran of war in Donbas Aleksei Yurchenko, who also did not please Mizrakh for shedding light on his criminal past and future:
Also I must say that Taras Chornoivan is not a successful enough entrepreneur in this field. In 2013, he was already detained for extortion.
At the same time, his partner in the media network Igor Mizrakh, a person that was involved in a number of criminal cases, but has not yet been involved for his illegal activities on the Internet.
In general, I must say that Chornoivan's project was developing rather poorly and chaotically until a real professional in his field, Igor Mizrakh, took over.
He quickly got the job done on staging and removing links. Invested money in development. He created three control centers and generally set up the business.
At the best of times, the team of Mizrakh’s media killers ware redistributed to three cities and in total in team were about 10 employees:
In Vinnitsa, where today Taras Chornoivan is geographically located, a network began and developed, which produces not only yellow sites, but also groups and pages in the FB with disgusting quality.
Chornoivan's main project: gipoteza.top
According to former employees of Mizrakh's office, his partner in official projects, Kushnir Alexander, helps Chornoivan to develop and fill sites.
The organization "TARASOVA PRAVDA" (40004208) is officially registered on Chornoivan and Kushnir.
The center in Odessa is run by a Mizrakh’s family members: the son of Igor Mizrakh's second wife - Alexey Kozlenok and his wife Anna.
In particular, some of Chornoivan's domains were reissued to Aleksey Kozlenok, also he is responsible for monitoring some of the top sites of the network.
There is no office in Kiev today. In its best days, four people worked in Kiev, today only one - the wife of the Chornovian’s driver Marina Slipchenko.
Here is a list of sites directly controlled by Mizrakh in Kiev:
As you can see, most of the sites of the network do not have any fresh unique names, but in many ways act as a fake for other eminent and respectable news resources. This is part of the technology of deception, part of the program of discrediting honest and incorruptible Ukrainian media.
Since the main source of information for our investigation was the testimony of former employees of Mizrakh's Kiev office, we do not have much information on other networks.
We only know that Nurminsky and Voznyuk created this network for the money of Russian sponsors with a completely understandable goal. Repeatedly brought to court on issues of protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, refutation of inaccurate information.
Here is a list of the sites of their small network, which was also operated by Igor Mizrakh:
Black PR man Chernenko and his black Anticor
Another big partner of Mizrakh is Konstantin Chernenko.
If anything can be said about the controversial figure of Konstantin Chernenko, it is that he, in principle, outlined characteristics of Ukrainian journalism bottom.
The project "Antikor" created by him is based on the denial of any principles of journalism.
Chernenko publishes any content on his sites without any verification.
Yes, initially on his website there were his own articles. But over time, copyright articles disappeared and they were replaced by “honestly stolen articles” from other resources.
Also Chernenko publishes articles with common sense and fresh top materials. But the main motive for stealing content is to create the illusion of a publisher's open-mindedness.
Chernenko, like other “journalists”, is also the founder of a civil organization with a very pretentious name: “Committee for the Anti-Corruption in Government Bodies”.
It is also known that Chernenko was an assistant of deputy Vyacheslav Koval.
It is known that Chernenko owns the following sites:
Bogdan Chukhlib’s micronetwork
Having a rather successful project politrada.com, Bogdan Chukhlib tried to repeat his success on new sites, but failed. In fact, Chukhlib's projects were supported by Mizrakh, who simply paid salary.
We managed to get information about this network of yellow sites not only thanks to the information received from the former Igor Mizrakh’s employees, who have already begun work with the investigation. As in many respects thanks to the initiative of Mizrakh himself.
They also helped us to collect information about the victims of Mizrakh, about the amount of his "earnings", about the black technologies of "squeezing" money out of clients. We confirmed the information about partners, participants and generally helped to put together a puzzle, on which we have been working for more than one month.
Mizrakh naively assuming that the publications on his websites could take on some significance, attacked Oleg Cheslavsky, director of Ukrmedia, accusing him out of habit of all mortals and not so sins. Such his feasible help greatly helped us not only to identify his entire network, but also to confirm the circle of his partners.
At the moment, all his threats, attacks, assaults have supplemented the investigation materials and transferred to law enforcement agencies.