Russian soft power: At home and abroad

Public opinion and propaganda in Russia

Putin's popularity goes beyond a personality cult. Reasserting great power status in the minds of Russians is at the heart of his success

Russia’s actions in Ukraine have sparked renewed interest in – and fears over – Moscow’s ability to manipulate media and political discourse reaching both foreign and domestic audiences. In this series, a range of experts considers the changes in Russia’s deployment of its soft power, both at home and abroad, and explains the impact that this has had in various countries