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New article on pro-Kremlin narratives in Slovakia

Visegrad Insight magazine published essay written by IVO president Grigorij Mesežnikov about the narratives spread by the local actors in Slovakia (politicians, public figures, “alternative” media outlets) aimed at strengthening the Kremlin’s influence in the country. The three main groups of narratives – the so-called “systemic” ones – are analyzed, those that are related to the Slovak society’s choice of the fundaments of political regime and foreign policy orientations. These are narratives on the “inappropriate, inefficient and obsolete liberal democracy”, “the Slavic solidarity and brotherhood” and “selfish and predating West”. The mentioned narratives served as a tool of disrupting the integrity of the established democratic system and putting in doubts Slovakia’s participation in the Western integration structures (EU, NATO). 

The essay is published as part of the Prospect Foundation project “Online Media Literacy for Editors and Administrators of Social Media Public Pages”, managed by iSANS and supported through grants from the International Visegrad Fund. A Russian version of this article is available on Reform.by

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