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Russia is Weaponizing Culture

The hybrid warfare that Russia has been waging against Europe and the West, especially since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, is a fight for people’s hearts, minds and souls.
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What lies behind Russian investment in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

In part one of our story on Russian investments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we took a look at the history of Russian financial involvement in this country in the Western Balkans, showing that, despite what on the surface looks like a large portfolio of serious investments, Russian investors, be it state-owned companies or private entrepreneurs, hardly stand to profit.

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How does the Kremlin influence the Russian diaspora abroad?

The Russian-speaking diaspora abroad is quite numerous in many Western countries and is made up of many different waves of emigration – from descendants of White Russian émigrés to those who are arriving today. However, all these waves are characterized by a fairly high level of support for Vladimir Putin. It's especially surprising to see such sentiments amongst people who emigrated in Soviet times, not so much for economic reasons but rather in search of freedom.

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The Integrity Initiative is a non-partisan programme

The Integrity Initiative is a non-partisan programme of The Institute for Statecraft, a non-partisan charity which promotes good governance. The Integrity Initiative looks specifically at the use of disinformation and malign influence to undermine the values of democratic societies.

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