Russia

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
11/05/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

White Genocide conspiracy theory

The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/01/2022
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?

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Navalny: the post-Novichok comeback of Russia's opposition leader

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
23/03/2021
19 minutes to read

Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.

Slavic Union

Pan-Slavism, Russian populism and the annexation of Crimea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
31/08/2020
25 minutes to read

The annexation of Crimea was regarded as a huge success by Russian Pan-Slavists and as a victory against the West. This article examines how Pan-Slavism and populist discourse contributed to the annexation of the region.

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Slavic Union is on the rise in Eastern Europe

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
22/03/2019
20 minutes to read

Much of the information about Alt-Right nowadays comes from 'the West'. This is not very accurate, because the movement is strong and growing in Eastern Europe. This article describes the concept of Slavia and why we should know about it.

When the Eurovision song contest gets political: the start of a new era?

Article
Rowie van Hagen
12/05/2017
6 minutes to read

Eurovision should redefine its ‘no-politics’ rule and be stricter in upholding it, to ensure that the Eurovision Song Contest will not enter a new era in which it is primarily employed as an instrument for political goals.