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Anton Shekhovtsov

The Kremlin’s Influence Quarterly #2

The second issue of The Kremlin’s Influence Quarterly continues investigating the malign influence of Putin’s Russia in the areas of the economy, media, religion, civil society, politics, and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his essay on the Russian coronavirus-related aid to Italy published in the first issue of this journal, Dr. Anton Shekhovtsov looks … Continue reading The Kremlin’s Influence Quarterly #2

Global Financial Flows of Putin’s Russia

This report describes mechanisms and schemes used by Putin’s regime to finance its illegal activities around the world.

Alexey Kozlov

Effect of the Pandemic on NGO Activity

The coronavirus pandemic has continued to have an effect on numerous aspects of our lives. A large number of NGOs have also been affected by it.  A significant number of processes have gone online – seminars, conferences and presentations have been cancelled, postponed, or reformatted taking into account the new realities. A number of NGOs … Continue reading Effect of the Pandemic on NGO Activity

Владимир Жбанков

Война за гранью закона: операции пагубного влияния России в Испании

В данной статье рассматриваются основные политические условия российско-испанских политических и экономических отношений, их последствия и побочные эффекты

Vladislav Inozemtsev


The report focuses on 5 countries situated in Eurasia: China, Russia, Belarus, Iran, and Hungary, all of which are led by authoritarian leaders that possess robust state machinery for population control. On these 5 country cases, the report investigates whether there were any features in their response to the pandemic specific for autocratic regimes and what are the outcomes of their approaches.

Anton Shekhovtsov

The Kremlin’s Influence Quarterly #1

The first issue of Kremlin Influence Quarterly looks at malign influence operations of Vladimir Putin’s Russia in the areas of diplomacy, law, economy, politics, media and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casey Michel

Kill the Messenger: How Russian and Post-Soviet Oligarchs Undermine the First Amendment

How Putin’s oligarchs are working to reshape American society by corrupting its values and institutions, and what can be done to curtail their brutish ways