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In a move that underscores the booming synergy between technology, art, and community, Yuga Labs, the powerhouse behind the much-vaunted Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), is unlocking the doors to its exclusive domain for the first time ever. Slated for November 5, 2023 , in the vibrant heart of Kai Tak, Hong Kong, the one-day extravaganza dubbed the Yacht Club Open House beckons visitors to dive into the effervescent world of web3 under the aegis of Yuga Labs.

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The Open House unfurls a rich tapestry of panel discussions, immersive experiences, gaming galore, melodious music, and a golden chance to rub shoulders with a medley of creators, collectors, and the crypto-curious. This event, juxtaposed right after the exhilarating ApeFest 2023, is an extension of Yuga Labs’ indomitable spirit to spearhead the next wave of web3 aficionados into the ever-evolving digital realm.

With a limited cache of tickets up for grabs on a first-come-first-serve basis, the event is a golden ticket for attendees to be at the vanguard of discussions encompassing the future of gaming in the web 3.0 epoch, the propulsion of brands through Intellectual Property (IP), and the expanding horizons of artists, designers, and museums beyond the physical constraints.

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The event boasts a star-studded speaker lineup, with the likes of Illa DaProducer, the 12x platinum Grammy-nominated music producer, Yat Siu, the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Animoca Brands, Eric Reid, the General Manager of Otherside at Yuga Labs, and Michael Figge, Yuga Labs’ Chief Creative Officer, among others. Their insights are poised to furnish attendees with a kaleidoscopic view of the boundless possibilities that web3 unfurls.

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Yuga Labs CEO, Daniel Alegre, encapsulated the essence of the Open House, stating that the key to web3’s zenith lies in escalating adoption and showcasing the myriad benefits it holds. The Open House is not merely an event; it’s a clarion call for every curious mind to converge, explore, and shape the narrative of storytelling, music, gaming, and much more in the web3 domain.

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Since its inception in April 2021, Yuga Labs has been a lodestar in the web3 firmament, constantly pushing the envelope in redefining real-world utility for NFTs. Their trailblazing initiatives, coupled with a community-centric ethos, have carved out a niche in web3 history, making them a formidable force in the NFT and wider digital arena.

TLDR : Yuga Labs is set to host a pioneering Open House event on November 5, 2023, in Hong Kong, offering a deep dive into the world of Bored Ape Yacht Club and the broader web3 ecosystem. The event promises immersive experiences, in-depth discussions on web 3.0, and networking with industry stalwarts, aligning with Yuga Labs’ vision of bolstering web3 adoption and community engagement.

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People who showed up to Yuga Labs ‘ recent three-day event celebrating a collection of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs have reported eye and skin irritation, potentially from UV light used at the event.

Yuga Labs’ ApeFest, held Nov. 3-5 in Hong Kong, included a brightly lit party held on Saturday. Several of those who attended wrote on social media that they experienced “eye burn” and other symptoms after the event.

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Yuga Labs told The Verge that it estimated that the “15 people we’ve been in direct communication with so far represent less than 1% of the approximately 2,250 event attendees and staff at our Saturday night event.”

One of the ApeFest attendees, Adrian Zduńczyk, founder and CEO of the blockchain consulting company Birb Nest, posted on X Sunday that he “woke up with severe eye burn” and said he was diagnosed with photokeratitis after visiting a local hospital and eye clinic. Photokeratitis “is like having a sunburned eye,” according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Photokeratitis is caused by damage to the eye from ultraviolet (UV) rays.”

Another person who said they attended ApeFest, posting on X under the handle “Crypto June,” wrote , “I woke up at 04:00 and couldn’t see anymore. Had so much pain and my whole skin is burned. Needed to go to the hospital. The doctor told me the uv of the lightning of the stage did it. It has the same effect as sunlight.”

Yuga Labs describes itself as “a web3 company shaping the future through storytelling, experiences and community.” The mania for NFTs, which use blockchain technology to verify ownership of digital content, kicked off in earnest in early 2021 — and the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs were among the first to catch fire.

In March 2022, Yuga Labs raised a $450 million seed round at a $4 billion valuation . Last month, Yuga Labs CEO Daniel Alegre announced an unspecified number of layoffs at the company. The restructuring “will help us better serve our communities and execute on our vision for the company,” he wrote. “These decisions are not taken lightly as they impact people and roles within the company.”

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SBF, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and the Spectacular Hangover After the Art World’s NFT Gold Rush

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SBF Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Spectacular Hangover After the Art Worlds NFT Gold Rush

In September 2021, Sotheby’s offered up for auction a cache of 101 Bored Ape NFTs as a lot in a special sale called Ape In! The digital art revolution had seemingly remade the art market in the months prior, and this was the finest collection of non-fungible tokens ever assembled by one of the world’s oldest auction houses, founded in 1744. Scrolling through the catalog of cartoon monkeys in funny hats and jackets, one could see one rare Bored Ape with solid gold fur and holographic eyes, but also rarer yet, the Ape with an unshaven face eating a piece of pizza. For digital-art enthusiasts who aspired to membership in the Bored Ape Yacht Club, this was a huge deal. 

The house was confident that Ape In! could ride the NFT momentum that had been building since the prior spring—one that began when  Everydays, a work by the digital artist  Beeple ,  sold at Christie’s for $69 million—and move these online pictures of weird primates to the tune of millions.  A promotional video showed the cartoon monkeys in DJ booths spinning EDM at a party in what appeared to be Sotheby’s global headquarters on York Avenue in Manhattan. Young and ambitious specialists in the house’s digital-art department, a brand-new endeavor, bullishly offered the lot at an estimate of somewhere between $12 million and $18 million.

Instead, the lot of 107 NFTs sold for $24.4 million, smashing records for Bored Apes. What newly minted patron of the digital arts snagged this for eight figures? Sotheby’s wouldn’t comment on the buyer apart from saying that among those heavily involved in the bidding were legacy art collectors. 

“We’re seeing a growing number of traditional art buyers getting interested in NFTs,”  Michael Bouhanna,  cohead of digital art sales at the house, told ARTnews at the time. And why not? Some thought these monkeys with headgear and lasers for eyeballs could be worth billions in our not-so-distant virtual lives. Bored Ape Yacht Club, the moniker given to the 10,000 unique iterations of the NFT created by Yuga Labs in April 2021 and initially sold for about $190 a pop, tweeted out, “To the buyer, I think we speak for everybody when we say:  WELCOME TO THE CLUB .” It punctuated the message with a skull-and-crossbones emoji, a monkey emoji, and a boat emoji—to signify a yacht. 

Increasingly, it looks as though the buyer was not a traditional art collector or even a human person that other Ape owners could welcome to a club. The blockchain is an opaque-at-best space, but in the months following the purchase,  some close observers have settled on the idea that the buyer of the Apes at Sotheby’s was FTX, the crypto exchange that recently crashed and burned, resulting in  an inquiry  into the possible market machinations of its founder,  Sam Bankman-Fried, who is currently charged with crimes related to the overnight disappearance of billions of his investors’ funds in the fall. (Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty and, in a statement , said he “did not steal funds.”) 

The evidence, per Blockchain Twitter, boils down to this: A few months after the Sotheby’s sale, FTX had listed the 101 Apes on a page detailing its NFT holdings. When FTX launched its NFT sales platform in December 2021,  some of the Apes  FTX had available to sell were clearly identifiable from the Sotheby’s sale three months earlier—one Twitter watcher posted a  screenshot of the platform that shows eight of the Sotheby’s-sold Apes. That December 1, FTX announced the marketplace with a  video where the Apes from the Sotheby’s sale were front and center, to which two-time NBA MVP  Stephen Curry, who had been recently named FTX’s “global ambassador,” responded, “Cool announcement video, but my editing skills are missed,” adding a crying-laughing emoji. (The blockchain, it maybe goes without saying, gets pretty internecine pretty quickly, but  Conor Grogan, a director at rival crypto exchange Coinbase, did his best to dig through the extremely Web3-style paper trail. You can read his whole thread  here .) 

When a new crypto denomination, ApeCoin, debuted in March 2022, $8 million worth of the stuff was transferred from  the digital wallet that made the purchase at Sotheby’s back to Alameda Research. Alameda is the sister firm of FTX where, complaints allege, Bankman-Fried could park his missing billions. (More fun with org charts: Yuga Labs has been clear that it is not the entity that launched ApeCoin. That would be something called ApeCoin DAO. It just so happens,  as The Verge reported in March, that ApeCoin DAO gave a good chunk of the early windfall of the coin’s launch to “Yuga Labs, Yuga Labs’ founders, and the VCs who backed the project.”)

And what firm was a prominent part of Yuga Labs’ $450 million fundraising round in 2022? That would be, you guessed it, FTX.

If Blockchain Twitter’s sleuthing bears out—and they really do seem to have the receipts—what we’d have is a major Yuga Labs investor inflating the value of Yuga Labs’ most valuable asset by bidding it up at auction. With Bankman-Fried now facing charges of fraud, money laundering, and campaign finance violations, his company’s trove of Bored Apes remains in the FTX wallet. The old link to the NFT collection now goes to  a claims agency . 

SBF and the Mystery of the 101 Apes  (working title) is emblematic of the art world’s deal-with-the-devil approach to the NFT market, a golden goose cut open and killed by those seeking the source of the bullion. During the bull years—well, months, really—of the phenomenon, auction houses built up their digital art departments (Sotheby’s Metaverse, Christie’s 3.0, etc.) and even the galleries established separate wings to pump out NFT sales, most notably Pace Verso. Hollywood talent agencies hired Silicon Valley–adjacent fixers to score content deals to make movie franchises from NFT IP. In 2021,  an estimated $2.6 billion  in art NFTs were sold, and anyone in the art market that hopped on that gravy train seemed to be getting a cut. 

And then in mid-2022 the bottom fell out. In late June, crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital went belly up, leaving investors both big and small holding the bag. Genesis Capital had put billions into 3AC— all gone . Terra, a $60 billion Singapore-based crypto exchange, imploded spectacularly, after its stablecoin, UST, collapsed and its token, Luna, fell from a price of $80 to pennies. And then the FTX zeppelin fire brought the crypto crisis to the front pages, causing a global sell-off of risky assets. The cheapest available Bored Ape in April 2022 was about $429,000, and earlier that year  Justin Bieber   reportedly had to pay $1.29 million to get his. In the days after FTX imploded, Apes were available for as little as $76,400. 

“Oh, the bubble burst,”  Kimberly Grauer, the head of research at crypto data firm Chainalysis, and an expert on trends in cryptocurrency economics and crime, recently told True Colors. “People stopped viewing it as a way to make money via speculation. It dried up, it cooled down. People were less eager to put their money in NFTs than they were before.”

The crisis has forced economists, cultural prognosticators, art world rubberneckers, and tech world cheerleaders to collectively grapple with the phenomenon that we witnessed. Was it a legitimate burst of enthusiasm for a revolutionary way to create and sell a new kind of art? Or a tulipomania speculation bonanza that was driven purely by greed and hype? Here’s another way of framing the question: The art world figures who presumably know better—were they selling snake oil to marks? Or did they really believe in the value of these digital-token things?

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We got on the horn with Benedict Evans , a tech thinker who is a partner at Mosaic Ventures and had a stint at Andreessen Horowitz—though he had left a16z before it led the $450 million fundraising round for Yuga Labs, just before the crypto winter.

“Does a real estate broker feel any obligation to tell you that you’re in a real estate bubble, and you shouldn’t buy this?” Evans said. “No. That’s not their job. Their obligation is still to the seller.”

For more insight into how the sky-high prices of certain NFTs got built up, there’s an explosive lawsuit making its way through the US District Court in the Western Division of the Central District of California that takes aim at the founders of Bored Ape and their most famous fans. The 94-page complaint reads like an episode of  Entourage set in the midst of the crypto-crazed early ’20s, starring a Mad Libs grab bag of rappers, zeitgeist hitters, and A-listers:  Diplo, The Weeknd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg, Post Malone, Future, Kevin Hart,  and—last but not least— The Chainsmokers . The suit, which is seeking class-action status for buyers of Yuga NFTs or ApeCoin, weaves a narrative of alleged crypto fraud, Hollywood machismo, social media spamming, celebrity worship, and a little bit of Bono (who is, it should be noted, very much not a defendant; U2 catches a drive-by mention via their former longtime manager). Ultimately, it alleges that the rise of the planet of the Bored Apes was nothing more than a scheme to make the monkeys look like assets that celebrities and art dealers were spending millions to obtain. Those transactions were staged, the suit claims: The famous and influential were getting their Apes gratis and were being paid to promote the stuff, a fact they failed to disclose.

“These famous celebrities, they’re getting in, and they’re going to cause a spike in the price as they continue to interact in the ecosystem. They’re part of the club, and more people are going to want to have these to be a part of the club with the celebrities,” said attorney  John Jasnoch,  a partner at the San Diego firm Scott+Scott, which filed the case on behalf of a pair of aggrieved NFT and ApeCoin owners named  Adonis Real and  Adam Titcher, as well as other plaintiffs yet to be named. “And so, ‘Oh, they’re unique and they’re scarce’—it drives that thought that it’ll be a successful investment for you.”

Perhaps you noticed in early 2022 that nearly every celeb was on a crypto company payroll—Stephen Curry was making bank as the spokesperson for FTX and various celebrities were putting up Instagram Stories about their pricey NFTs. And there was that  Larry David  Super Bowl ad . According to the suit, the alleged scheme began when Yuga Labs partnered with music industry veteran  Guy Oseary,  who manages  Madonna and U2. Oseary, who’s named as a defendant in the suit, allegedly brought in high-profile friends and clients to buy and promote their NFTs. 

But what the lawsuit alleges is that Oseary and company used a consumer-crypto app called MoonPay—think Venmo or PayPal but for crypto—to allow the “transactions” to occur without having to disclose them to investors, so that the bold-faced names never had to actually spend money on the NFTs they said they were buying. In addition, the suit alleges that Oseary’s venture capital firm Sound Ventures (of which  Ashton Kutcher, who is not named as a defendant in the suit, is a partner), along with several of the other celeb Ape endorsers named elsewhere in the lawsuit, were early investors in MoonPay, allowing them to “financially benefit from the cross-pollination and promotional efforts for the Yuga Financial Products.”

“Together, Oseary, the MoonPay Defendants, and the Promoter Defendants each shared the strong motive to use their influence to artificially create demand for the Yuga securities, which in turn would increase use of MoonPay’s crypto payment service to handle this new demand,” the suit reads. “At the same time, Oseary could also use MoonPay to obscure how he paid off his celebrity cohorts for their direct or off-label promotions of the Yuga Financial Products.” 

Asked for comment, a Yuga Labs spokesperson said, “In our view, these claims are opportunistic and parasitic. We strongly believe that they are without merit, and look forward to proving as much.” Oseary did not respond to requests for comment last week, and the court docket shows that he was granted an extension to respond to the suit. 

A MoonPay spokesperson said, “MoonPay says all celebrity clients were charged in full for the price of the NFTs and a service fee.”

While the lawsuit is in its earliest stages, it may have already provided some much-needed context to one of the more baffling exchanges of our entire pandemic-era screen consumption: the “I bought an Ape” back-and-forth between  Jimmy Fallon and  Paris Hilton on  The Tonight Show in January 2022, in which the pair, Ape owners each, discussed the finer parts of NFT shopping. Fallon, with the somber tone of a man who has come to terms with the state of his soul, says he picked his Breton-striped Ape because he, too, wears striped shirts. Hilton, as if she hadn’t the faintest idea what she was saying, offered, “I saw you on the show with Beeple and you said you got it on MoonPay.” As the suit alleges, for all its unintended comedic gold, the exchange was helping to build up the idea of Bored Apes as investment pieces worth millions— a sort of Tinker Bell play —and attract more buyers. As the plaintiffs and their lawyers tell it, celebrities talking about their Apes on social media, or late-night TV, became the public-facing part of a plan in which their hundreds of thousands of dollars of NFTs translated to the popularity of ApeCoin. Which translated to a $450 million seed fundraise, and a $4 billion valuation.

Neither Fallon nor Hilton responded to requests for comment last week. 

“Did you watch the  DJ Khaled  one?” Jasnoch, the lawyer, asked me.

He was referring to  footage of DJ Khaled , aughts-era hip-hop’s walking exclamation point, standing on a yacht looking at multiple phone screens, various people telling him, “You bought an Ape! You bought an Ape!” as Khaled wobbles around confused.

“Yeah, it’s pretty bad,” Jasnoch said. “He’s just like, ‘I don’t know what this is.’”

In the auction world, the sale of the digital future was a relatively subtle proposition: The houses needed to incept the cultural cognoscenti and implant the idea that NFTs are art. Was Beeple’s  Everydays —a series of thousands of images and illustrations,  some of which are sexist or downright puerile —actual fine art worthy of a downtown gallery opening and a celebratory private dinner at Frenchette, which Beeple really had thrown for him last March? In retrospect, is it a bit crazy to  say things such as “I look at life as pre-Beeple and post-Beeple—like the world thinks about before Jesus Christ and after,” as  Noah Davis, who  arranged the $69 million Beeple sale at Christie’s as the house’s head of digital sales,  really did once say . (Davis has since left Christie’s and now works, as it happens, as a brand lead at Yuga Labs for CryptoPunks, another of its NFT offerings. They look kinda like the Apes, if they were punky-looking cartoon guys.)

But it doesn’t quite matter if it’s art—auction houses sell wine and constitutions and sneakers and watches and first editions. If it’s selling, you sell it.  

“It’s like Hollywood making movies about how Hollywood sucks. You actually embrace it,” Evans, our crypto sherpa, said. “Like, yeah, I’ll take that money.”

The auction houses have their boilerplate explanations of why a certain NFT should be contextualized as art, making sure that they remain as devoted as ever to the seller, not the buyer. Did Beeple really “achieve something historic” when Christie’s slotted his NFT-cum-walking-man-sculpture,  Human One, into its evening sale between paintings by  Issy Wood  and  Stanley Whitney ? 

Jasnoch, the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the Yuga suit, attempted to thread this needle by comparing the Bored Ape NFTs and their crypto complement, ApeCoin. The former can, in the broadest sense, be argued to be an artwork. The latter is purely a unit of currency with no artistic value whatsoever—making it, in his estimation, a viable thing to be regulated. The linking of the two entities so closely is where things get tricky—and the lawyers get involved.

“I think the concept of an NFT can have intrinsic value, and that a token can represent value in some fashion, and I think there’s value in people liking the look of the artwork,” he said. “But in terms of it being a financial product and how they were marketed and how they were sold, it really is an unregistered security and it needs to be subject to proper disclosure. And once you get into generating all that hype around the Bored Ape itself, they release the ApeCoin token, which doesn’t even have the pretense of a piece of art or anything. And that’s just a straight-up unregistered security that is used for speculation and for trading.”

Evans offered another conundrum. When a market offers something for sale at a large sum, there is, at a base level, an understanding among the public that it has some legitimate importance. Perhaps the artwork is not to one’s liking, but it has a provenance and the artist is in museum collections—or there’s historic relevance to something that makes it at the very least a curio.

“When you are buying vintage vinyl, or rare sneakers, or Marilyn Monroe’s shoes, or a Salvador Dalí print, or whatever it is, you’re getting something that has no tangible physical value, but you’re also getting it in the belief that other people attribute value to that too,” Evans said. “There’s like a deep cultural base that thinks Jordan sneakers are worth something, early Sex Pistols vinyl is worth something. And the challenge with all of these NFTs was you didn’t really know that there was that broad, deep cultural base. It was just: ‘Oh, my gosh, somebody just bought one for 200 grand.’”

For the time being, some in the art world are still acting as though the devotion to NFTs could result in some kind of windfall. Sotheby’s Metaverse has a sale up right now. It’s offering the first NFTs by the artist  Sebastião Salgado, but they aren’t exactly lighting the place on fire. They cost $250 each. Back in 2021, the Natively Digital sale netted Sotheby’s $17.1 million, with $11.75 million paid for a single NFT from the series of CryptoPunks. 

But in February 2022, Sotheby’s set up a special sale where it expected a set of 104 CryptoPunks to go for as much as $30 million, only to see the thing collapse minutes after the scheduled gavel-in when the consignor backed out,  reportedly due to a lack of interest from bidders. The house didn’t explain at the time and the seller crowed online that it had all been an elaborate gaming of the system—though just how anyone got played remains unclear. By last December, the Natively Digital sale seemed to have lost its luster entirely. Sotheby’s offered the first-ever Keith Haring NFT as the star lot of the sale, but it sold for $25,000, well below the $80,000 high estimate. 

Things aren’t much better at Christie’s, where the NFT platform Christie’s 3.0 has a smattering of work for sale, mostly in the low four figures. Despite the fact that the auction house launched an on-chain marketplace in the Web3 space in 2022, sales of the stuff were way, way down year to year. In 2021, the house  sold $150 million in NFTs.  In 2022, sales were just $5.9 million , a 96% downturn. And it’s not like Christie’s had a bad year that dragged down the digital sector: The house saw a record $8.4 billion in top-line sales, and NFTs were just about 0.07% of the total.

When asked for comment on whether they plan to continue with their NFT platforms, Sotheby’s declined. Christie’s did not respond to a request for comment. 

There’s no definitive way to say whether the NFT market will ever come back. When asked what the data says, Grauer, the crypto expert, said it’s certainly a bear market at the moment, but things could hypothetically recover. 

“A lot of people are very eager, and say that we are in the heads-down-and-build phase and are looking for the right projects to invest in when liquidity opens up in the next year or so,” she said. “Other people have said the bubble’s burst, and I certainly don’t have a strong idea of which one’s correct.”

One tech entrepreneur seems to have found a solution. In 2022,  Skyler Hallgren, David Sawyer,  and Zach Miller launched Unsellable, a start-up that purchases worthless NFTs for a penny as a way to provide a tax write-off. It’s proven quite popular with collectors looking to exit the space as quickly as possible, those who have accepted the fact that these once-promising investments are, in fact, devoid of value. The Unsellable Collection, the start-up’s vast haul of worthless digital detritus, is currently home to over 16,000 objects.  

And that’s a wrap on this week’s True Colors ! Like what you’re seeing? Hate what you’re reading? Have a tip? Drop me a line at [email protected]. This article has been updated.

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Bored Ape Yacht Club and BAPE To Collaborate on Limited Edition Collection

With early teasers indicating a remix of the classic ape head logo tee and camo motif..

Bored Ape Yacht Club x BAPE Collaboration Release Info

Yuga Labs , the Web3 company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club ( BAYC ) NFT collection has announced a collaboration with iconic Japan-based streetwear brand, A BATHING APE, better known as BAPE .

While little information has been shared as to what type of items the collaborative capsule will include, BAYC did share that fans of both brands can expect to see designs that reflect “lazy opulence and irreverence.” Based on the teaser image that was shared, it appears there will be at the very least one Ape Head logo tee, with various BAYC elements and inspirations integrated into it.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT [2023]

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  • by Toby Foster
  • Published 8 months ago
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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the digital art world by storm, and the Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the most popular and valuable NFT collections on the market . This unique collection of digital assets features 10,000 unique NFTs , each depicting a cartoon ape with different facial expressions and accessories.

Since its launch in April 2021 , the Bored Ape Yacht Club has attracted a large community of collectors, enthusiasts, and investors who want to own a piece of this unique digital art. With prices ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars for a single token , the Bored Ape Yacht Club has become one of the most valuable NFT collections on the market.

In this article, we take a closer look at the Bored Ape Yacht Club, including what makes it valuable, how to buy tokens, and what the future holds for this unique collection .

Whether you're a seasoned NFT investor or a curious beginner, read on to learn more about this exciting new world of digital art!

What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?

The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is a collection of unique digital assets known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) built on the Ethereum blockchain. A group of anonymous developers, known as the Bored Ape Club, created each token to feature a unique cartoon ape with different facial expressions and accessories such as hats, glasses, and pipes.

The Bored Ape Yacht Club has become one of the most popular NFT collections in the market, with each token having its own unique value and rarity. As of September 2021, there are 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs in circulation, with different prices per token depending on how popular they are.

Beyond being a collection of digital assets, the Bored Ape Yacht Club is a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for art, technology, and culture.

The Bored Ape Club actively engages with the community by creating events, merchandise, and social media pages, like Instagram , for example, to promote the collection . This also includes Discord and Twitter to facilitate communication and interaction among its members.

The success of the Bored Ape Yacht Club can be attributed to the quality and uniqueness of its NFTs , as well as the strong community that has developed around the collection. Each NFT's rarity and uniqueness have driven up its value, with some fetching millions of dollars in the secondary market.

The collection has also made headlines for its high-profile sales . In August 2021, a rare Bored Ape NFT sold for a record-breaking $3.8 million , making it one of the most expensive NFT sales to date. Additionally, the Bored Ape Club has partnered with a range of brands and organizations, with some using the apes for marketing and advertising purposes.

The Bored Ape Yacht Club has also been recognized for its charitable efforts . In September 2021, the group auctioned off a one-of-a-kind Bored Ape NFT for $1.5 million , with the proceeds going to charity.

What Makes Bored Ape Yacht Club Valuable?

Here are some of the reasons why Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collections are so valuable:

#1. They’re Rare

The limited number of NFTs in circulation (10,000) and their unique traits (facial expressions, accessories, and backgrounds) contribute to the rarity of each token. Combining rare traits can make a particular NFT highly valuable , driving up its price.

#2. Uniqueness

Each Bored Ape NFT features a different cartoon ape with its own facial expression, accessories, and background, making them highly unique. The Bored Ape Club has also created limited-edition NFTs , including gold, silver, and platinum apes, which are even more unique and valuable.

#3. They Have a Community Appeal

We mentioned that the Bored Ape Club actively engages with its community through events, merchandise, and social media platforms. The strong and growing community has driven up the value of the collection as collectors and investors see the potential for long-term growth and engagement .

#4. They’re Endorsed by Celebrities

Record-breaking sales have driven up demand and increased the value of the NFTs.

Additionally, the Bored Ape Club has partnered with brands, organizations, and celebrities, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem , and Stephen Curry, with some using the apes for marketing and advertising purposes. Their endorsement has brought even more visibility and credibility to the collection, contributing to its value and popularity.

#5. Charitable Efforts

The group has auctioned off one-of-a-kind NFTs, with the proceeds going to charitable causes, including Ukraine relief efforts. This focus on giving back has contributed to the positive reputation of the Bored Ape Club and the value of the collection.

How to Buy Bored Ape Yacht Club Tokens

To purchase Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens, or BAYC NFTs , follow these steps:

Step #1. Get a Crypto Wallet that Supports Ethereum (ETH)

Before you can purchase Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens, you'll need to get a crypto wallet that supports Ethereum. There are several options available, including:

  • Coinbase Wallet
  • Trust Wallet
  • MyEtherWallet

Once you've selected a wallet, follow the instructions to create an account and set up your wallet .

Step #2. Purchase Ethereum (ETH) on a Cryptocurrency Exchange

To buy Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens, you'll need to have Ethereum (ETH) in your crypto wallet. You can purchase ETH on a cryptocurrency exchange, such as Coinbase, Binance, or Kraken. Then, just follow the instructions on the exchange to buy ETH.

Step #3. Transfer Your ETH to Your Crypto Wallet

After purchasing ETH, transfer it to your crypto wallet. Follow the instructions provided by your wallet to complete the transfer.

Step #4. Visit the Official Bored Ape Yacht Club Website

To browse and purchase Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens, visit the official Bored Ape Yacht Club website or a reputable NFT marketplace , such as OpenSea , Nifty Gateway , or SuperRare .

Step #5. Connect Your Crypto Wallet to the Website or Marketplace

Connect your crypto wallet to the website or marketplace by following the instructions provided. This enables you to view and purchase Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens .

Step #6. Browse the Available Bored Ape NFTs

Once you've connected your wallet, browse the available Bored Ape NFTs and select the one you want to buy. You can filter and sort the NFTs by various criteria , such as price, rarity, and traits.

Step #7. Confirm the Transaction

After selecting the NFT you want to buy, confirm the transaction, and wait for the NFT to be transferred to your crypto wallet . This process may take a few minutes to complete.

Can Bored Ape Yacht Club Tokens be Stolen?

As with any digital asset, there is a risk of theft or loss , evenwhen it comes to Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens. While the tokens themselves are stored on the Ethereum blockchain, the private keys used to access and transfer them can be vulnerable to hacking, phishing, or other types of cyberattacks.

If someone gains access to your private keys, they can transfer your Bored Ape NFTs to their wallet, effectively stealing them. Additionally, if you lose your private keys or forget your password, you may not be able to access your NFTs, effectively losing them.

To protect your Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens, take the necessary security precautions, such as using a secure crypto wallet and enabling two-factor authentication . You should also be wary of phishing scams and avoid sharing your private keys or passwords with anyone.

Unfortunately, there have also been cases of Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens being stolen or lost. In one high-profile case, a collector lost over 16 Bored Ape NFTs worth millions of dollars due to a phishing scam on Instagram.

In these cases, there may be little that can be done to recover the stolen or lost NFTs. However, some marketplaces and platforms have taken steps to prevent and mitigate these types of incidents, such as implementing insurance policies or refund programs for affected users.

Key Takeaways

The Bored Ape Yacht Club has become a cultural phenomenon in the world of NFTs, attracting a large community of enthusiasts who want to own a piece of this unique digital art. The collection's rarity, uniqueness, strong community, high-profile sales, and charitable efforts have all contributed to its value and popularity.

As the world of NFTs continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how Bored Ape Yacht Club adapts and evolves to meet the changing needs and interests of its community. Whether you're a seasoned NFT investor or a curious beginner, the Bored Ape Yacht Club is worth keeping an eye on as it continues to make waves in the digital art world .

The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a fascinating example of the possibilities of NFTs and the intersection of art, technology, and culture .

Bored Ape Yacht Club FAQ

How much is one bored ape yacht club.

The price for one Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT varies depending on rarity and demand, with prices ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars.

Who owns the Bored Ape Yacht Club?

Bored Ape Yacht Club was created by a group of anonymous developers known as the Bored Ape Club. The collection has since grown to include a large community of enthusiasts, investors, and collectors.

Is Bored Ape NFT a good investment?

The value of Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens will depend on a range of factors, including demand from collectors and investors, the rarity and uniqueness of each NFT, and the overall health and growth of the NFT market. As with any investment, there are risks involved, and potential investors should do their research and exercise caution.

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More Than 20 Report Burning Eyes After NFT Festival in Hong Kong

Bored Ape Yacht Club, the collective that hosted the three-day event, said it was investigating possible causes, including UV lights used at a party on Saturday night.

A crowd at ApeFest, many holding cellphones aloft.

By Callie Holtermann

More than 20 people have reported burning eye pain and vision problems after attending a party for NFT owners in Hong Kong last weekend, the organizers said on Tuesday.

The gathering was part of ApeFest, a three-day event hosted by Bored Ape Yacht Club , a group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who own unique digital images of primates that cost tens of thousands of dollars apiece.

Yuga Labs, the parent company of Bored Ape Yacht Club, is in contact with 22 people who had eye problems after the event, said Louise Conroy, a spokeswoman for the company.

“We are very distressed by these reports,” Ms. Conroy said in an interview, adding that Yuga Labs was working with an independent firm to investigate the claims. “Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, we intend to do the right thing by our community members.”

Although the exact cause of the symptoms had not yet been determined, she said, there were some potential culprits: “At this point, we’re looking into fluorescent paint in one of our setup areas, and most definitely looking at UV light.”

An estimated 2,500 crypto enthusiasts gathered at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on Saturday night for a night of drinks, music and mingling that ended just after 11 p.m.

Adrian Zdunczyk, 30, a cryptocurrency trader who lives in Portugal, said that a sharp, fiery sensation in his eyes awoke him around 4:30 the next morning and that the feeling would not go away no matter how many times he rinsed his eyes with water. “It felt like microwaving your eyes,” he said on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, he saw social media posts from others reporting nearly identical symptoms: intense eye pain , vision problems and irritated skin similar to sunburn. Chloe Ge, another attendee, told The Financial Times that at 3 a.m. on Sunday she felt like her eyes were “ being burnt with spicy chili .”

Dr. Will Flanary, an ophthalmologist in Portland, Ore., said that the symptoms being described on social media pointed to “a classic case” of photokeratitis, or damage to the cornea caused by ultraviolet light.

The condition is similar to “snow blindness,” the eye damage experienced by skiers exposed to UV light reflected off snow, he said. The condition is serious, but usually heals within 24 to 72 hours.

“It’s excruciating pain,” he said. “It’s 10-out-of-10 pain. But no, they won’t go blind from this.”

It is not clear where attendees may have been exposed to ultraviolet light. Images and videos from the event show a stage with a D.J. booth where neon purple lights were directed at the crowd. In another room, tubular lights mounted on the ceiling shone onto several decorative toilets where attendees paused to take photos.

Mr. Zdunczyk was told that he had photokeratitis at an eye clinic in Hong Kong on Monday. He was given lubricating eye drops and his symptoms have vastly improved, he said.

Still, he feels frustrated by the experience. He said he had paid the cryptocurrency equivalent of around $100,000 for a Bored Ape NFT and, with it, membership in a prominent community of crypto enthusiasts. Although he has exchanged emails with Yuga Labs representatives about his ordeal, he feels that the company has not taken the situation seriously enough. “It would have been better if it didn’t happen,” he said.

Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the best-known collections of NFTs, or nonfungible tokens . Each member used cryptocurrency to purchase one of 10,000 distinct digital assets , which in this case are cartoon images of apes with accessories like cigars.

Bored Ape Yacht Club became broadly known amid a craze for digital artwork that gained steam in 2021 , thanks in part to celebrity endorsements. In January 2022, Jimmy Fallon and Paris Hilton showed off their Bored Ape NFTs on “The Tonight Show.” “We’re both apes,” Mr. Fallon said, holding up a cartoon monkey wearing heart-shaped sunglasses. “I love it.”

The market for cryptocurrency and NFTs has cooled significantly since. The price of the least expensive Bored Apes had fallen to just over $50,000 in July, according to CoinDesk , an online publication that focuses on digital currencies. Just last year, the cheapest Bored Apes were selling for more than $400,000. Both Mr. Fallon and Ms. Hilton were later named in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Yuga Labs conspired with celebrities to defraud investors.

But Bored Ape Yacht Club has still sought to drum up enthusiasm among its members through ApeFest, its annual meet-up. The first ApeFest was held in 2021 in New York; the second, also in New York, featured a performance from Lil Wayne.

ApeFest this year was held in Hong Kong, which is vying for the attention of the international crypto community. Attendance was free for owners of Bored Ape NFTs, and $269 for plus-ones.

A website for the event promised “Three days of meet-ups and mayhem,” followed by “one big night full of surprises.”

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Bored ape creator says uv lights at apefest burned attendees’ eyes and skin, apefest attendees quickly reported burning, painful eyes after saturday event..

Beth Mole - Nov 9, 2023 10:15 pm UTC

People walk by a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT billboard in Times Square on June 23, 2022, in New York City. Sunglasses would have been a good idea for this year's ApeFest.

Lamps emitting ultraviolet light in the corner of a Bored Ape NFT event in Hong Kong last Saturday are the likely cause of severe eye and skin injuries among attendees, according to Yuga Labs, the creator of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and host of the event.

Further Reading

Soon after an ApeFest party Saturday night, some attendees reported severe pain and burning sensations in their eyes , as well as vision problems and skin irritation, according to Yuga Labs. Doctors and others on the Internet quickly speculated that the cause was UV exposure and photokeratitis (aka snow blindness, arc eye, or welder's flash), which is akin to a sunburn on the cornea (the clear tissue covering the front of your eye) due to exposure to UV light. The New York Times reported as of Tuesday that the number of attendees injured was over 20 .

In a post on X late Wednesday, Yuga Labs confirmed that UV exposure was "likely the cause" of the reports . "These reports were—and continue to be—deeply concerning to us. We immediately reached out to impacted attendees to learn of their symptoms and to direct our investigation," the firm said.

Yuga carried out the investigation with Jack Morton Worldwide, the event agency that produced this year's ApeFest. Together, they "determined that UV-A emitting lights installed in one corner of the event was likely the cause of the reported issues related to attendees’ eyes and skin."

While photokeratitis can be extremely painful and lead to altered vision, the condition typically resolves in hours to days. Long-term eye exposure to UV light can add up to later harm, though, much like it can for skin exposure. For eyes, long-term UV exposure can increase the risk of cancers, cataracts, macular degeneration, and fat deposits or growths on the whites of the eyes (pinguecula and pterygium, respectively.)

This year's ApeFest is far from the only event at which attendees have been exposed to eye-damaging UV lights. In 2015, four children in Turkey developed photokeratitis after watching the same school theater performance, which included a light show that aimed lights directly at kids in the audience. In 2016, eye doctors in the UK reported a " mass photokeratitis " event in which 22 people developed the condition after UV light exposure at a nightclub. In 2020, health officials in India reported that 284 people developed photokeratitis after attending a "light music event," at which a metal halide light with a broken outer bulb envelope was found.

Yuga encouraged any injured attendees to seek medical attention and directly contact the company. "We are saddened that this incident has detracted from the experience of ApeFest attendees. Along with Jack Morton, we are committed to supporting the recovery of anyone affected," the firm wrote.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: The Bored Ape Yacht Club Released Its 2023 Sizzle Reel!

While the mainstream media and normies are convinced that the nft market is dead, the bored ape yacht club posted its year-in-review video that showcased some of the biggest and boredest stories from around the swamp, while the nft market, crypto, and the broader economy have had a bearish 2023, things have been anything but boring across the yugaverse and reports of the bayc’s death are greatly exaggerated..

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“Them: NFTs are dead. Us:,” the BAYC tweeted this evening along with a nearly four minute long video highlighting some of the boredest moments from the swamp.

From dookey dash and gordon goner stepping down due to his health to the hv-mtls, 2nd trip, made by apes and fuck it saturday the bear market of 2023 has been anything but boring, as the bored ape gazette previously reported, the bayc first aired this sizzle reel at apefest 2023 in hong kong., the bored ape gazette will continue to follow the bayc and the broader yugaverse. stay tuned for updates.

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ART DAYの翌日。NFTコレクション「Bored Ape Yacht Club」、ピークから90%以上の下落を報告。

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CoinDeskJapanは2024年04月16日に、NFTコレクション「Bored Apes Yacht Club」はピーク時の120ETHから10ETH強まで90%以上下落した。この下落は、イーサリアム(Ethereum)ベースのNFTコレクションに対する関心の低下を反映していると報告した。

誇大広告や有名人の支持にもかかわらず、Bored Apesコレクションは大幅に値下がりした。個人投資家の関心が薄れていることや、ビットコインやソラナ上の新しいコレクションが台頭していることが下落の要因になっている。 かつて話題となったデジタルアート作品は、2021年のピーク時の価格と比較すると、現在90%のディスカウントで販売されており、バイラルな暗号資産(仮想通貨)トレンドに共通するもろさを示している。

NFT(非代替性トークン)コレクションであるBored Apes Yacht Club(BAYC)の最低価格は、4月16日の時点で10ETH強であり、2022年5月の平均120ETHから著しく下落している。

ドルベースでもほぼ同じ下落率である。

ETH(Ethereum/イーサリアム)は2022年05月に約US$3000(約45万円、1ドル=150円換算)の価値があり、16日のアジア時間朝とほぼ同じだ。つまり、NFT1枚は当時US$40万(約6000万円)以上の価値があったのに対し、記事執筆時点ではUS$3万(約450万円)強でしかない。

US$3万の価値があるのも不思議である。つまり製作者の売り逃げである。

CryptoSlamのデータによると、2022年以降、取引高は概ね1日US$100万(約1億5000万円)前後で推移している。また、コレクションの20%近くは10のウォレットによって保有されている。

この減少は、ETHのNFTコレクションに対する個人投資家の関心が一般的に低下していることに伴うもので、Googleの検索データがそれを示唆している。一方、ビットコインとソラナに関する新しいコレクションが投資家の間で関心を集め始めている。

Bored Apesは、イーサリアム・ブロックチェーン上の1万匹のデジタルのサルのコレクションだ。アルゴリズムによってプロシージャルに生成された漫画のサルが特徴だ。それぞれのサルは特徴を持っており、中には希少価値があるサルもいる。

所有者には、プライベート・オンライン・クラブや対面イベントへのアクセスなど、特定の特典が与えられる。また、こうしたNFTをプロフィール写真に使うことは、オンライン上では富の誇示として役に立つ。

Bored Apesは、2021年の強気相場で瞬く間に人気を集め、セレブリティ数人がNFTを1個US$30万(約4500万円)以上で購入したと言われている。人気ラッパーがバーチャルワールドでBored Apesと共演し、歌手のジャスティン・ビーバーは「レア」とされるBored ApesをUS$120万ド(約1億8000万円)以上で購入した。

しかし、2023年06月、暗号資産サービス会社MoonPayがこれらの有名人の一部にBored Apesを贈った可能性があるとの報道があり、投資家の信頼は失墜した。

MoonPayは当時、この主張を否定していた。

それでも、Bored ApesはART DAYの翌日2024年04月16日現在、時価総額US$3億4000万(約510億円)のイーサリアムNFTコレクションのトップであり続けているということは、全体が落ちているということだろう。

また、米国の信頼問題だろう。 真実は、嘘!

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Ukrainian Drone Disables Russian Warship Near Russia's Novorossiysk Port

Ukrainian Drone Disables Russian Warship Near Russia's Novorossiysk Port

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A sea drone shows the silhouette of Olenegorsky Gornyak ship near the port of Novorossiysk, Russia, in this screengrab obtained from social media video released on August 4, 2023. Video obtained by Reuters/via REUTERS

By Tom Balmforth

(Reuters) -A Russian warship was seriously damaged in an overnight Ukrainian naval drone attack on Russia's Black Sea navy base at Novorossiysk, the first time the Ukrainian navy has projected its power so far from the country's shores.

The port, which handles 2% of the world's oil supply and also exports grain, temporarily halted civilian ship movement before resuming normal operations, according to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium which operates an oil terminal there.

Russia's Defence Ministry said a Ukrainian attack by two sea drones had been repelled in the waters outside the base and that the drones had been destroyed. It made no mention of any damage in its short statement.

A Ukrainian intelligence source said the Olenegorsky Gornyak, a Russian Navy landing ship with around 100 Russian servicemen on board, had been hit by a sea drone carrying 450 kilograms of TNT.

"As a result of the attack, the Olenegorsky Gornyak received a serious breach and currently cannot conduct its combat missions," the source told Reuters, adding that the operation had been carried out by Ukraine's Security Service and the navy. "All the Russian statements about a 'repelled attack' are fake."

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Video footage verified by Reuters showed the Olenegorsky Gornyak being towed to shore by a tug, listing heavily to its port side.

Andriy Ryzhenko, a retired Ukrainian Navy captain and naval consultant, estimated the sea drones had travelled 740 km (460 miles) from their likely launch area to Novorossiysk, which would amount to a significant increase in their range.

"It was the first time ... the Ukrainian navy projected power so far away," he said.

A source with knowledge of the port's operations said a large Russian naval vessel had to be towed ashore because it could not move under its own power after being damaged.

The source, who did not name the vessel, said oil and grain loadings were still taking place at the port, which resumed normal operations hours after the attack.

Ukraine referred to the Olenegorsky Gornyak without directly claiming responsibility for the attack.

"We have open information that it is indeed damaged," said Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson for the southern military command said, adding "it is absolutely legal to destroy the potential of the enemy in time of war."

The Kremlin referred questions to the defence ministry, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Ukrainian source shared a grainy video that looked like it had been shot from the top of a maritime drone that sails right up to the side of a large vessel before the video abruptly cuts out and turns to pixels.

"Another Russian ship is teetering, undermining the aggressor's security reputation in the Black Sea waters," Ukraine's foreign ministry said on X, previously known as Twitter, adding that one of its compartments had flooded.

Andrei Kravchenko, a Novorossiysk city official, said on the Telegram app that the Olenegorsky Gornyak was one of two ships that had "instantly reacted" to fend off the Ukrainian attack.

RISING BLACK SEA TENSIONS

Russian social media users had reported hearing explosions and gunfire near Novorossiysk on Friday morning.

"Tonight, the armed forces of Ukraine attempted to attack the Novorossiysk naval base with two unmanned sea boats," the Defence Ministry said in its statement.

"In the course of repelling the attack, the unmanned boats were visually detected and destroyed by fire from the standard weapons of the Russian ships guarding the outer waters of the naval base."

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium which loads oil onto tankers in Novorossiysk said its facilities had not been damaged and that oil loadings continued onto tankers which were already moored.

The port is one of the biggest in the Black Sea, and a major terminal for the export of oil and oil products. The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is the main exporter of Kazakh crude oil.

Exports of Russian and Kazakh oil from Novorossiysk average around 1.8 million barrels per day, or about 2% of global oil supply.

Britain's military intelligence service said last September that Russia's Black Sea Fleet had relocated some submarines from the Crimean port of Sevastopol to Novorossiysk, probably because of the increased threat of Ukrainian long-range strikes.

Retired Ukrainian Navy captain Ryzhenko said the drone video suggested the Russian vessel had been taken by surprise.

"Open windows were visible with the lights on inside. No sailors on the top deck (were) looking for a possible threat. This drone just hit in the middle and caused significant damage to this ship," he said.

"This is quite a serious signal to Russia that other attacks can be conducted and for them it will be unsafe to keep vessels even in Novorossiysk."

Tensions in and near the Black Sea have escalated since Russia last month withdrew from a deal allowing the safe export of grain from Ukrainian ports. Russian drones and missiles have since repeatedly struck Ukrainian port facilities and grain silos on or near the Black Sea.

Ukraine sank Russia's flagship, the cruiser Moskva, in April 2022 and said in June last year that it had hit a Russian naval tugboat with Western-supplied anti-ship missiles.

The Ukrainian source did not mention other attacks on warships, but said Friday's hit was the latest in a string of successful operations by the security service, including sabotage operations on Russia's bridge to occupied Crimea last year and last month.

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that its forces had also repelled an attempted Ukrainian attack on Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014, using at least 13 aeroplane-like drones. It said there were no casualties or damage.

(Additional reporting by Olena Harmash and Reuters bureaux; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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Satellite Photos Show Aftermath of Strike on Russian Black Sea Ships

U kraine has released satellite imagery that it says shows the impact of a stealth drone attack on Russian Black Sea fleet ships in Crimea.

Kyiv's military intelligence, the GUR, wrote on X, formerly Twitter , on Friday that its naval drones had destroyed two small Russian landing boats near Uzka Bay, close to Chornomorsk, in the overnight attack, with both sinking to the bottom of the seabed. Newsweek is trying to substantiate these claims.

Kyiv has been stepping up its attacks on the peninsula, which it has vowed to recapture from Russia as one of its war aims. Satellite images from last month showed Russia's Black Sea Fleet is fleeing from the port of Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysk in Krasnodar Krai in southern Russia and the Russian naval port in Feodosia on the annexed peninsula, amid a string of targeted attacks.

Days earlier, on September 22, Kyiv launched a missile attack on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, reportedly killing a number of leading officers.

The one-minute video released on Friday purports to show a drone approaching the two small Russian landing boats near Uzka Bay. This is followed by smoke rising up in the night sky. The GUR later released a satellite image, which it said shows a damaged vessel and a burnt pier. The vessels were identified as a Project 1176 Akula-class small landing ship and a Project 11770 Serna-class small landing ship. Newsweek has yet to verify independently the details of Friday's video.

The GUR said that, as well as a crew being on board, the Serna-class vessel was loaded with armored vehicles, including BTR-82 armored personnel carriers.

Moscow has previously used Serna-class ships to provide cover for Russia's Black Sea Fleet ships during raids when Russian forces lacked naval air-defense equipment, the GUR added.

The Kremlin-affiliated milblogger Rybar said that Ukraine carried out the strike using four unmanned boats in what had been one of three attacks on Crimea that day.

The channel added that Ukrainian forces had tried to conduct a drone strike on an oil depot in the town of Feodosia and a Neptune cruise missile strike on naval and intelligence bases in Chornomorsk. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that air defenses had managed to intercept these missiles. Newsweek has emailed the MoD for comment.

The Institute for the Study of War ( ISW ) said in its update that Ukraine has been conducting an interdiction campaign against Russian military infrastructure in Crimea, in particular against the Black Sea Fleet since June.

This was an attempt "to degrade the Russian military's ability to use Crimea as a staging and rear area for Russian operations in southern Ukraine," the U.S.-based independent think tank added.

Alexander Musienko, head of the Kyiv-based Center for Military Legal Research, told Current Time TV that the strike was part of a systematic approach by Ukraine. He added that there were previous strikes on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in September and the Kerch Bridge, this month.

"This is the implementation of a strategy to establish dominance on the part of Ukraine in the northwestern part of the Black Sea," Musienko told the independent Russian-language news outlet.

"The purpose of these attacks is to demonstrate nothing other than naval warfare. And Ukraine is waging this naval war with the means that we have available, including surface drones," Musienko added.

Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Ukraine's former defense minister who now advises the country's Defense Ministry, told Newsweek that Kyiv is planning to eventually liberate Crimea .

"The only way to get out of this situation is to destroy the Black Sea Fleet, to destroy their capability to pursue occupation of the Black Sea and restore freedom of navigation," Zagorodnyuk said.

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Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, October 4, 2023

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Karolina Hird, Grace Mappes, Nicole Wolkov, Angelica Evans, and Frederick W. Kagan

October 4, 2023, 5:30pm ET  

Click here to see ISW’s interactive map of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This map is updated daily alongside the static maps present in this report.

Click here to access ISW’s archive of interactive time-lapse maps of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These maps complement the static control-of-terrain map that ISW produces daily by showing a dynamic frontline. ISW will update this time-lapse map archive monthly.

Note: The data cut-off for this product was 1pm ET on October 4. ISW will cover subsequent reports in the October 5 Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment.

The Russian military recently transferred several Black Sea Fleet (BSF) vessels from the port in occupied Sevastopol, Crimea to the port in Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai, likely in an effort to protect them from continued Ukrainian strikes on Russian assets in occupied Crimea.  Satellite imagery published on October 1 and 3 shows that Russian forces transferred at least 10 vessels from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk.[1] The satellite imagery reportedly shows that Russian forces recently moved the  Admiral Makarov  and  Admiral Essen  frigates ,  three diesel submarines, five landing ships, and several small missile ships.[2] Satellite imagery taken on October 2 shows four Russian landing ships and one Kilo-class submarine remaining in Sevastopol.[3] Satellite imagery from October 2 shows a Project 22160 patrol ship reportedly for the first time in the port of Feodosia in eastern Crimea, suggesting that Russian forces may be moving BSF elements away from Sevastopol to bases further in the Russian rear.[4] A Russian think tank, the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, claimed on October 3 that the BSF vessels’ movements from occupied Sevastopol to Novorossiysk were routine, however.[5] Russian forces may be temporarily moving some vessels to Novorossiysk following multiple strikes on BSF assets in and near Sevastopol but will likely continue to use Sevastopol’s port, which remains the BSF’s base. Former Norwegian Navy officer and independent OSINT analyst Thord Are Iversen observed on October 4 that Russian vessel deployments have usually intensified following Ukrainian strikes but ultimately returned to normal patterns.[6] ISW will explore the implications of Ukrainian strikes on the BSF in a forthcoming special edition.

Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations near Bakhmut and in western Zaporizhia Oblast and marginally advanced on October 4.  Ukrainian forces continued ground attacks towards the rail line between Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut) and Andriivka (10km southwest of Bakhmut), and the Ukrainian General Staff stated that Ukrainian forces achieved partial success near these settlements.[7] Geolocated footage published on October 4 indicates that Ukrainian forces marginally advanced east of Novoprokopivka (5km southeast of Robotyne) in western Zaporizhia Oblast, and the Ukrainian General Staff also reported that Ukrainian forces achieved partial success west of Robotyne.[8] Some Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces advanced up to a Russian trench line on the Robotyne-Kopani line (5km northwest of Robotyne).[9]

Autumn and winter weather conditions will slow but not stop Ukrainian counteroffensive operations.  US National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby stated on October 3 that good weather will last for another six to eight weeks before weather will impact both Ukrainian and Russian operations.[10] ISW has previously observed that seasonal heavy rain and resulting mud in the autumn will slow ground movements on both sides, and that the autumn rain and mud are usually less intense than spring conditions.[11] Hardening ground during the winter freeze will likely enable the tempo of combat operations to increase, however, and Ukrainian officials have expressed their intent to continue counteroffensive operations into late 2023 and exploit cold weather conditions.[12] ISW has frequently assessed that offensive operations will continue through the winter season and has observed the continuation of combat activities throughout the fall mud season of 2022, winter season of 2022–2023, and spring mud season of 2023.[13]

The Kremlin is likely intensifying its use of tools of digital authoritarianism to increase domestic repression and tighten control of the information space.  Russian opposition outlet  Vazhnye Istorii  reported on October 4 that the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office requested that Russian social media platform VKontakte (VK) begin blocking posts from relatives of mobilized servicemen calling for their loved ones to return home.[14]  Vazhnye Istorii  noted that VK is hiding posts with several hashtags pertaining to the treatment or return of mobilized servicemen and that several posts in group chats have reportedly disappeared.[15] The Prosecutor General is likely able to impose this form of censorship under the existing law that concerns “unreliable” information about Russian operations in Ukraine.[16] The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) additionally proposed a draft resolution on October 3 that would expand the list of personal and geolocation data that “organizers of information dissemination” (ORIs) are required to store and provide to law enforcement bodies upon request.[17] The FSB’s October 3 proposal notably follows its recent backing of amendments that would allow it unrestricted access to user data of Russian internet, banking, and telecom companies.[18] Some Russian opposition outlets notably suggested that this apparent expansion of digital authoritarianism may be increasingly based on the restrictive Chinese model. One Russian opposition source, later amplified by an insider source, claimed that the Russian State Social University is developing and testing a social rating system for Russians based on the Chinese model and that the intended generated social scores will link to personal data that government entities and banks will have access to.[19] ISW has recently reported on previous instances of the Kremlin’s efforts to expand digital authoritarianism to surveil the Russian information space, likely to consolidate power and increase information space oversight prior to the 2024 presidential elections.[20]

CNN  reported on October 4 that the US will transfer seized Iranian weapons and ammunition rounds to Ukraine. [21]   CNN  cited US officials saying that the US intends to transfer “thousands” of such weapons to alleviate some equipment shortages that Ukraine is facing. US Central Command (CENTCOM) noted that the US obtained the weapons through a Department of Justice civil forfeiture claim against the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 20, 2023, and that the US has already transferred one million rounds of small-arms ammunition to Ukraine as of Monday, October 2.

Russian sources continue to speculate about the current role of former Aerospace Forces (VKS) Commander and Wagner Group–affiliate Army General Sergei Surovikin after the Wagner rebellion, further highlighting his continued relevance in the Russian information space.  Some Russian sources amplified footage on October 3 and 4 allegedly of Surovikin and his family outside a church near Moscow on October 3.[22] This speculation comes after prior speculation of Surovikin allegedly appearing in various African countries on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD).[23] Russian news outlet  Novye Izvestia  claimed that Surovikin denied to comment to journalists who approached him near the church.[24]

The European Union (EU) is reportedly preparing for negotiations on Ukraine’s EU accession that will take place in December.  Politico  reported on October 4, citing three unnamed diplomats, that EU leaders are preparing to begin formal talks with Kyiv on Ukraine’s accession to the EU as early as December of this year.[25] Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reported on October 4 that he and Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom spoke about Ukraine’s EU integration and are working bilaterally to opening talks about Ukraine’s accession by the end of the year.[26]

Key Takeaways:

  • The Russian military recently transferred several Black Sea Fleet (BSF) vessels from the port in occupied Sevastopol, Crimea to the port in Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai, likely in an effort to protect them from continued Ukrainian strikes on Russian assets in occupied Crimea.
  • Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations near Bakhmut and in western Zaporizhia Oblast and marginally advanced on October 4.
  • Autumn and winter weather conditions will slow but not stop Ukrainian counteroffensive operations.
  • The Kremlin is likely intensifying its use of tools of digital authoritarianism to increase domestic repression and tighten control of the information space.
  • CNN reported on October 4 that the US will transfer seized Iranian weapons and ammunition rounds to Ukraine.
  • Russian sources continue to speculate about the current role of former Aerospace Forces (VKS) Commander and Wagner Group-affiliate Army General Sergei Surovikin after the Wagner rebellion, further highlighting his continued relevance in the Russian information space.
  • The European Union (EU) is reportedly preparing for negotiations on Ukraine’s EU accession that will take place in December.
  • Russian forces conducted offensive operations along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line, near Bakhmut, along the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line, in the Donetsk-Zaporizhia Oblast border area, and in western Zaporizhia Oblast and made limited gains near Kreminna.
  • Russian authorities continue efforts to collect information about Russian citizens for future conscription and enlistment cycles.
  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Construction and Regional Development Marat Khusnullin is reportedly heavily involved in Russian infrastructure projects in occupied Ukraine.

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We do not report in detail on Russian war crimes because these activities are well-covered in Western media and do not directly affect the military operations we are assessing and forecasting. We will continue to evaluate and report on the effects of these criminal activities on the Ukranian military and the Ukrainian population and specifically on combat in Ukrainian urban areas. We utterly condemn these Russian violations of the laws of armed conflict, Geneva Conventions, and humanity even though we do not describe them in these reports.

  • Russian Main Effort – Eastern Ukraine (comprised of two subordinate main efforts)
  • Russian Subordinate Main Effort #1 – Capture the remainder of Luhansk Oblast and push westward into eastern Kharkiv Oblast and encircle northern Donetsk Oblast
  • Russian Subordinate Main Effort #2 – Capture the entirety of Donetsk Oblast
  • Russian Supporting Effort – Southern Axis
  • Russian Mobilization and Force Generation Efforts
  • Activities in Russian-occupied areas

Russian Main Effort – Eastern Ukraine

Russian Subordinate Main Effort #1 – Luhansk Oblast  (Russian objective: Capture the remainder of Luhansk Oblast and push westward into eastern Kharkiv Oblast and northern Donetsk Oblast)

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces repelled a limited Russian attack north of Zybyne (3km south of the Kharkiv Oblast-Russian border) on October 4, likely in reference to a limited cross-border raid originating from Belgorod Oblast.[27]

Russian forces conducted ground attacks along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line on October 4 and marginally advanced. Geolocated footage published on October 3 indicates that Russian forces marginally advanced east of Makiivka (22km northwest of Kreminna).[28] The Ukrainian General Staff reported on October 4 that Ukrainian forces repelled five Russian attacks east of Makiivka in Luhansk Oblast and northwest of Dibrova (7km southwest of Kreminna) in Donetsk Oblast.[29] Another Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces attacked near Makiivka but did not specify an outcome.[30] A Russian source amplified claims that Russian forces conducted offensive operations near Svatove.[31] A Kremlin-affiliated milblogger claimed that Russian forces conducted assaults against Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka (10km south of Kreminna) on October 3.[32] The milblogger also claimed that Russian air strikes destroyed at least five bridges across the Oskil River in the Kupyansk area in recent weeks and impacted Ukrainian logistics.[33] Chechen Republic Head Ramzan Kadyrov published footage on October 4 claiming to show the Chechen Spetsnaz “Aida” group, reportedly under the command of the deputy commander of the Chechen “Akhmat” formations, operating in the Kreminna direction.[34]

Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted unsuccessful ground attacks along the Svatove-Kreminna line on October 4. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed that Russian forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Yampolivka (17km west of Kreminna) and the Serebryanske forest area.[35]   Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Head Leonid Pasechnik claimed that Russian forces repelled Ukrainian ground attacks along the Hryhorivka-Novodruzhesk (10km south to 10km southeast of Kreminna) line, Vovchoyarivka-Ivano-Darivka (23km south to 24km southeast of Kreminna) line, and the Pereizne-Berestove (30km southwest to 30km south of Kreminna) line over the past week.[36]

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Russian Subordinate Main Effort #2 – Donetsk Oblast  (Russian objective: Capture the entirety of Donetsk Oblast, the claimed territory of Russia’s proxies in Donbas)

Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in the Bakhmut area and reportedly advanced on October 4. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces continued assaults south of Bakhmut and achieved partial success near Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut) and Andriivka (10km southwest of Bakhmut).[37] A correspondent of Kremlin-sponsored outlet  Izvestia  claimed that Ukrainian forces hold positions within 40 meters of the rail line near Klishchiivka.[38] Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces resumed armored assaults near Klishchiivka and Andriivka towards the railway line and that fighting is ongoing in contested “gray zones” northeast and southwest of Andriivka.[39] Russian military officials claimed that Russian forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Andriivka and Klishchiivka.[40] Some milbloggers claimed that Russian aviation, including helicopters, and artillery are firing on Ukrainian forces in an attempt to stymie the attacks.[41]

Russian forces continued limited counterattacks near Bakhmut but did not advance on October 4. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian forces unsuccessfully attempted to recapture lost positions near Hryhorivka (6km northwest of Bakhmut) and Andriivka.[42] Russian sources claimed that Russian forces counterattacked near Andriivka on October 3 and 4.[43] The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) posted footage of an unspecified element of the 106th Guards Airborne (VDV) Division operating in the Soledar direction.[44]

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Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces continued limited offensive operations on the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line and marginally advanced on October 4. A Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces captured a contested “gray zone” near Nevelske (directly west of Donetsk City) and are now within 2km of a crossroads in Pisky (6km east of Nevelske).[45] Russian military officials claimed that Russian forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Vodyane (7km southwest of Avdiivka), Nevelske, and Krasnohorivka (unclear if in reference to the Krasnohorivka 8km northwest of Avdiivka or directly west of Donetsk City).[46]

Russian forces continued offensive operations on the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line but did not advance on October 4. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks near Avdiivka, Lastochkyne (6km west of Avdiivka), Pervomaiske (11km southwest of Avdiivka), Marinka (on the southwestern outskirts of Donetsk City), and Krasnohorivka (directly west of Donetsk City).[47] A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces also continued attacks near Stepne (14km south of Donetsk City) and Novomykhailivka (10km southwest of Donetsk City).[48]

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Russian Supporting Effort – Southern Axis  (Russian objective: Maintain frontline positions and secure rear areas against Ukrainian strikes)

Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted limited and unsuccessful ground attacks in the Donetsk-Zaporizhia Oblast border area on October 4. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed that elements of the Russian Eastern Grouping of Forces repelled a Ukrainian attack near Pryyutne (16km southwest of Velyka Novosilka).[49] A Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces remain active in forest areas northwest of Pryyutne, where they are constantly trying to restore lost positions.[50]

Russian forces conducted limited counterattacks in the Donetsk-Zaporizhia Oblast border area and reportedly regained some positions on October 4. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian troops repelled a Russian attack near Zolota Nyva (12km southeast of Velyka Novosilka).[51] One milblogger claimed that Russian forces have the initiative in this area of the front and are counterattacking near Pryyutne, Zavitne Bazhannia (13km south of Velyka Novosilka), and Staromayorske.[52] Another milblogger claimed that unspecified Russian Spetsnaz elements are successfully pushing Ukrainian forces back from positions near Pryyutne, and another milblogger claimed that elements of the 37th Motorized Rifle Brigade (36th Combined Arms Army, Eastern Military District) have been advancing in forest areas east of Urozhaine (10km south of Velyka Novosilka) since the end of September.[53]

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Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in western Zaporizhia Oblast on October 4 and made confirmed gains. Geolocated footage posted on October 4 indicates that Ukrainian forces have marginally advanced along a small local road east of Novoprokopivka (about 5km southeast of Robotyne).[54] Additional geolocated footage posted on October 4 confirms that Ukrainian forces hold positions near a trench system that lies along the T0408 Orikhiv-Tokmak route between Robotyne and Novoprokopivka.[55] The Ukrainian General Staff noted that Ukrainian forces were partially successful during offensive operations west of Robotyne.[56] Russian milbloggers noted that Ukrainian forces have increased the intensity of attacks along the Robotyne-Kopani line (about 5km northwest of Robotyne), and some Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces advanced towards some Russian defensive trenches on this line over the past day.[57] Russian milbloggers additionally claimed that Ukrainian forces continued attacks near Verbove (10km east of Robotyne) and Novoprokopivka.[58]

Russian forces continued counterattacking in western Zaporizhia Oblast on October 4 and reportedly regained some positions. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian forced attacked near Robotyne and Verbove.[59] Several Russian sources claimed that Russian airborne (VDV) elements managed to push Ukrainian forces back around 2km near Verbove on October 4.[60] A Russian milblogger posted graphic footage of a paratrooper detachment of the 7th VDV division reportedly clearing a captured Ukrainian stronghold somewhere between Robotyne and Verbove.[61]

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Ukrainian special agents reportedly conducted a landing in occupied Crimea on the night of October 3-4. Ukraine’s Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) posted footage on October 4 purportedly showing GUR special agents landing in an unspecified area of Crimea and inflicting fire damage on Russian forces in the area.[62] GUR Spokesperson Andriy Yusov stated that the special forces landed on Crimea, attacked Russian forces, and retreated after completing their task.[63] The Russian MoD responded to the landing and claimed that Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) aircraft repelled a Ukrainian group that was travelling towards Cape Tarkhankut (the northwestern tip of the Crimean Peninsula) on high-speed boats and jet skis.[64] Russian milbloggers responded to the attack and claimed that Ukrainian forces suffered losses while fighting Russian troops whereas no Russian forces died.[65]

Russian Mobilization and Force Generation Efforts  (Russian objective: Expand combat power without conducting general mobilization)

Russian authorities continue efforts to collect information about Russian citizens for future conscription and enlistment cycles. Russian State Duma Committee on Defense Chairman Andrei Kartapolov announced on October 4 that the Russian government will require private clinics and other organizations to provide information about Russian citizens to military registration and enlistment offices.[66] Kartapolov stated that the Russian tax service, Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), and other unspecified organizations will also be responsible for providing data to military registration and enlistment offices. Kartapolov stated that this will “remove excess burden” from military registration and enlistment offices and help avoid mistakes when sending out summonses during conscription cycles. Russian opposition outlet  Mobilization News  noted that Rosobrnadzor will collect student information from schools and universities and then submit that information to an electronic database for military registration and enlistment offices.[67]

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) will issue military service certificates of participation to former Wagner Group personnel who fought in the war in Ukraine. Russian Defenders of the Fatherland Foundation Chairwoman Anna Tsivileva announced on October 4 that the Russian MoD has formed a special commission to issue military service certificates to Wagner personnel.[68] Tsivileva stated that the Russian MoD created the commission ”now that issues have finally been resolved regarding Wagner,” likely in reference to ongoing efforts by the Kremlin and Russian MoD to subsume Wagner following the June 24 armed rebellion.[69] Tsivileva stated that the commission will provide the documentation to coordinators who will distribute the documents to Wagner personnel throughout Russia, so that the servicemen do not have to travel to “St. Petersburg, Moscow, or the MoD.” A Wagner-affiliated source claimed that the Russian MoD has previously withheld military service certificates from personnel who served in Ukraine with irregular formations or private military companies (PMC), like Wagner.[70]

Ukrainian Mariupol City Advisor Petro Andryushchenko stated on October 4 that Russian military registration and enlistment offices in occupied Berdyansk, Zaporizhia Oblast have begun sending military summonses to local residents.[71]

Activities in Russian-occupied areas  (Russian objective: Consolidate administrative control of annexed areas; forcibly integrate Ukrainian citizens into Russian sociocultural, economic, military, and governance systems)

Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Construction and Regional Development Marat Khusnullin is reportedly heavily involved in Russian infrastructure projects in occupied Ukraine. Russian opposition news outlet  Meduza  reported on October 4 that Khusnullin plays a key role in distributing construction contracts to build infrastructure in occupied Ukraine.[72] Unnamed sources close to the Russian presidential administration and government told  Meduza  that Khusnullin has become “one of Putin’s favorite subordinates.”[73]  Meduza  reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not interested in “peaceful affairs” or domestic Russian issues during the first months of the war but that Khusnullin began traveling to occupied areas and started Russian government projects to begin infrastructure restoration.[74]  Meduza  noted that Khusnullin has repeatedly reported “positive news” to Putin about infrastructure repairs in occupied Ukraine, accompanied Putin to occupied Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast in March 2023, and been publicly praised by Putin multiple times.[75]

Russian occupation authorities continue efforts to forcibly indoctrinate Ukrainian youth into Russian culture and identity through the establishment of military-patriotic educational facilities. Yevpatoria city administration occupation head Elena Demidova announced on October 1 that Russian occupation officials opened the new “Avangard” center for military and patriotic education in the “Gagarin” children’s health camp in occupied Yevpatoria, Crimea.[76] The “Avangard” center reportedly accepted its first group of 100 ninth-through-eleventh grade students to learn basic Russian military training and participate in “patriotic leisure activities” from October 1 to 6.[77]

Significant activity in Belarus  (Russian efforts to increase its military presence in Belarus and further integrate Belarus into Russian-favorable frameworks and Wagner Group activity in Belarus)

Nothing significant to report.

ISW will continue to report daily observed Russian and Belarusian military activity in Belarus as part of ongoing Kremlin efforts to increase their control over Belarus and other Russian actions in Belarus.

Note: ISW does not receive any classified material from any source, uses only publicly available information, and draws extensively on Russian, Ukrainian, and Western reporting and social media as well as commercially available satellite imagery and other geospatial data as the basis for these reports. References to all sources used are provided in the endnotes of each update.

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  27. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, October 4, 2023

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