April 29th, 2014

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Признания старого дурака

Another fact repeatedly highlighted during our trip is that Putin is winning the war of ideas among Russian-speaking peoples in the former Soviet Union. Putin’s propaganda rests on lies, but it is effective and hardly refuted. We have all but given up on communicating the truth, in Russian, to Europe’s Russian-speaking populations. This needs to change, and the old state-run public diplomacy is not necessarily the answer. The private sector can play an important role.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-is-time-for-the-west-to-move-ahead-without-russia/2014/04/25/80f31304-cbf5-11e3-95f7-7ecdde72d2ea_story.html