The effects of state propaganda and carefully worded poll questions mask the Russian population’s majority Western orientation.
By Sergey Aleksashenko, Former Deputy Finance Minister of Russia
By now it has become banal to say that Russia’s intensive state propaganda campaign has had a significant impact on domestic public opinion. But while many observers attribute this development to recent events in Ukraine, the brainwashing of the Russian population has in fact gone on for an entire decade. As proof, it is enough to look at polls conducted by the Levada Center measuring the changing attitude of Russians towards Georgia over the last fourteen …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests