This report was originally published by the Institute of Modern Russia in October 2018. It is written by Dr. Kateryna Smagliy, with a contribution from Ilya Zaslavskiy.
The report examines the structure of Kremlin’s propaganda-related institutions and their connections with Western and Russian academia, as well as their co-optation into the pool of proxy communicators for the Putin regime. The authors conclude that the current Russian government pursues a coherent “knowledge weaponization” strategy.
Information warfare aims to influence decision-making in the West in a way that would validate the interests of the ruling Russian kleptocracy.
The report details how Kremlin-linked think tanks design ideological doctrines and how Kremlin sympathizers promote pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives in the West.Read More