• Anna A. Velikaya
  • Greg Simons
Part of the Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations book series (SID)


Russian public diplomacy attracts growing attention in the current global climate of tension and competition. The chapter starts with the motivation and the idea behind this book. Afterwards, it reflects the current state of international relations and external perceptions of Russian public diplomacy. This chapter also gives an insight into the complex state of international relations from the perspective of the workings of Russian foreign policy through its public diplomacy. It reveals the correlation between public diplomacy and country’s visibility and reputation in international community. It concludes with the brief chapter descriptions.


Russian public diplomacy Foreign policy Instruments Country’s image 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna A. Velikaya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Greg Simons
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.The Gorchakov Public Diplomacy FoundationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Scientific Council of Rossotrudnichestvo Federal AgencyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Department of Communication SciencesTuriba UniversityRigaLatvia

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