Vladimir Putin’s flacks: Russia’s stealth public relations war

To Inform is to Influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) arrive for a joint news conference after their recent meeting at the Versailles Palace in Paris. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/EPA/Pool

Full disclosure, I attended Muhlenberg College following high school.  

Excellent article and it properly illustrates how Russia pushes its image, the problems with the FARA and workaround solutions.

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By Sue Curry Jansen, Muhlenberg College   |   June 30, 2017 at 11:17 AM

June 30 (UPI) — The Russian attempt to influence the 2016 American presidential election, using what intelligence agencies call “active measures,” has dominated U.S. headlines.

There is, however, a second front in Russia’s effort to shape the hearts and minds of American citizens, and it’s received little attention in mainstream U.S. media outlets since the election.

As someone who studies the growth of global public relations, I’ve researched the roles PR firms play…

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