Macedonian echoes in Moscow

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: cbsnews.
14. May 2017  |  Strategic Communication, Russia

Russian press accuses the EU of wanting to “annul“ the Slavic Macedonia. In fact, however, it views the events in Skopje through the optics of confrontation between Russia and the West.

Moscow’s struggle for Montenegro

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo by Nico Trinkhaus|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0

How Russian pro-governmental media react to the entry of Montenegro into NATO? They are attacking the West and obscuring the circumstances of the recent attempt of coup.

Slovakia in Russian Media: News from the Battlefield

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo by Arthur Castro|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It happens rarely that the short article published in foreign newspaper intervenes in Slovakia’s internal political life so that the leader of one of the most important political parties must issue a special statement that refutes the publicized information. And it is especially rare when it comes about article published in Russian media. It happened recently, however.

Rzeczpospolita and Maidan: How official Russian media inform about Central Europe

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Flickr|streetwrk.com licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

“Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine confirmed the civilizational choice of its citizens. By removal of oligarchic kleptocratic regime which was supported by Kremlin and by claim to join the united Europe Ukrainians have sent a clear signal how they see the fate of their country.

What does the Bratislava Summit have to say about Russia?

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: Flickr|Larry Koester, licensed by CC-BY-2.0
14. Sep 2016  |  European Union, Russia

Nothing and a lot.

There will be no grand joint statement on relations with Russia when 27 leaders convene in Bratislava on Friday.

And that’s not only because it’s an “informal” summit. The Summit is expected to focus on areas that the 28-1 leaders can agree on. Relations with Russia is not one of them.