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To promote their message about the decadent West, the Russian media have engaged with activists and politicians from the fringes of socio-political life in the West, namely the far right, far left, conspiracy theorists and isolationists who would be ideologically inclined to corroborate Moscow’s line of argument. 

In the course of time, the Russian media also established structural relations with the EU-based pro-Russian media managed by far right activists, and this article discusses these relations with a special focus on France, Italy and Slovakia.

The Kremlin uses its propaganda machine to support European leaders which are favourable to Russian policy, and undermine those leaders who oppose it. In this study by the European Values think tank and Semantic Visions, over 59 million web-based articles were analysed to build up a comprehensive picture of how nine key European leaders are viewed.
While the Russian government insists that it is neutral on the question of Britain's forthcoming referendum on EU membership, the Kremlin's own English-language news wire, Sputnik, is backing Brexit...
In 2014 the West was mesmerised by Russia’s ‘hybrid war’ in Crimea and east Ukraine. ‘Little green men’ in Crimea and disposable warlords in the Donbas served as proxies and cut-outs to disguise the invasion of Ukraine...
The Kremlin wants Britain to leave the EU. That, at least, is the impression given by the coverage of the so-called "Brexit" debate by the RT television channel and the Sputnik news wire, both of which are funded by the Russian government...
In 1985, a Soviet leader came to power, leading one of the two superpowers in a bi-polar world, commanding a powerful military, and leading a party mandated with changing the world. Mikhail Gorbachev was also equipped with something far more powerful than the weapons in the Soviet arsenal...