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The Kremlin Playbook in Europe
The Kremlin Playbook in Europe

Author(s): Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov, Martin Vladimirov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Sociology, Economic policy, Economic development, Financial Markets, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Keywords: Kremlin Playbook; Europe; Russia; financial hubs; Mediterranean;
Summary/Abstract: The Kremlin Playbook in Europe analyzes the tools and methods used by Russia to exercise its influence on the continent. In particular, it shows how the Kremlin enjoys considerable surrogate power in some countries because of the oligarchization of their governance systems. It also highlights the effect of blinkered national policies which grant Russian capital access to European financial hubs. The report argues for a common transatlantic approach in the face of these threats. The report expands the map of Russia’s footprint built by previous Kremlin Playbooks, which examined Russia’s attempts to capture political and economic decision-making in sixteen European countries, by analyzing Greece and Cyprus. Their strategic location in the southeast of Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, common religious traditions, and historic ties make them an object of influence operations by the Kremlin.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-477-394-6
  • Page Count: 95
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English