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Tools of Russian Influence: Information and Propaganda

  • Geir Hågen Karlsen
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Abstract

On February 25, 2014, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov appeared on media, claiming “We have confirmed our principled position to not interfere in Ukraine`s internal affairs and expect all [foreign powers] to follow a similar logic.”1 In Simferopol, 36 hours later, armed and masked men broke into the Crimean parliament.2 This was the start of a Russian assault on Ukrainian territory, and in the following days, “small green men” seized control over the Crimean peninsula.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Political Communication Foreign Minister Baltic State Soft Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geir Hågen Karlsen
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  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Command and Staff CollegeNorwegian Defence University CollegeOsloNorway

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