The May 3 drone attack on the Kremlin was likely either Photoshopped or staged. There are at least 11 pieces of evidence for this claim, and 2 against it. These 11 pieces can support either a Photoshopped or staged video.
The evidence supporting this claim is below. The numbers and letter on the title picture refer to specific evidence for ease of reference. The video can be found at en.wikipedia.org/…
1. NO explosion is heard, even though we hear other sounds in the video and see a big fireball.
2. We don’t see any tracers, missiles, or anything else hitting the drone prior to its explosion. Russia says the drone was destroyed by “electronic radar assets.” Radar isn’t used to blow up drones. It is used to find drones. (Also, all radars are electronic.)
3. The small flag flying on top of the Senatskaya Tower continues to flap the same way throughout the explosion, oblivious to the explosive forces. However, the flag flying on top of the Senate dome stops flying after the explosion.
4. The flag on top of the Senate dome should have been incinerated by the fireball, but it survived.
5. The drone is white in the video. The drone should be black to avoid detection.
6. The drone looks like it is coming in for a landing instead of an attack. Just before the explosion, the drone has leveled out, and pulled slightly up from its prior trajectory.
7. The smoke from the explosion quickly dissipates and then the video stops. There are two other videos from cell phones showing smoke rising from the direction of the Senate Building. One of these is from the same view as the video of the drone attack. If this video was taken by a CCTV camera, then there is no reason to stop the video just after the explosion. See items 11 and 12.
8. We aren’t shown any pictures or video of the damage from the drone attack, nor do we see the wreckage of the drone. In a real drone attack, we normally are shown the damage and the remains of the drone. But, we are told that there was damage.
9. The drone got way too close to its target before exploding. If this was a real attack, then the drone should have been shot down well away from the Kremlin. Instead of a successful defense of the Kremlin, this appears to be a failure of Russian Air Defense.
10. The video is said to be from a CCTV camera. However, there is no time and date stamp on the video. These are hallmarks of surveillance CCTV videos.
11. The video is slightly moving up and down and from right to left. Such movement is typical for a hand held camera, but not for a fixed CCTV camera.
There are at least two pieces of evidence against the claims in this article.
The first is Russia’s statement that the Kremlin was attacked by a drone. However, it has been shown that Russia has previously staged videos. See www.cnn.com/…
The second is the two men climbing up the walkway to the top of the dome (M in photo). They duck at the time of the explosion, and then quickly rise up. However, this is consistent with a staged video. And, it could be from the base image used for Photoshopping.