Russian Octopus in Action. Online Presentation of the Research

Russian Octopus in Action. Online Presentation of the Research

On June 12, an online presentation of the research “Russian Octopus in Action. Case "Ukraine", was held.

Organizer: Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI".


Mykhailo Gonchar, Project director, president of the Center for Global Studies "Strategy XXI"; Olexander Sushko, Executive Director of the International Renaissance Foundation; Volodymyr Horbach, political analyst at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation; Anatoliy Pinchuk, President of the Ukrainian NGO Strategy; Volodymyr Kravchenko, Journalist, "Mirror of the Week"; Yaroslava Mishchenko, Journalist, Ukrinform; Hanna Hopko, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VIII convocation.

For reference. Russia's influence inside Ukraine is analyzed in the publication "Russian octopus in action. Case "Ukraine", prepared on the basis of a study within the project "Russian lobbying in Ukraine in the context of the 2019 elections: power sources, penetration channels, prevention mechanisms" with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. It addresses a wide range of issues related to informational influences, propaganda, and systemic long-term activities aimed at creating informal influence groups, non-governmental organizations, the media, and other elements of Russia's extensive network of influence in society and government. The problem of creation and functioning of business structures that feed the relevant networks and covertly contribute to the spread of Russian influence in various spheres of public life and at different levels of government is considered.

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