“Russia uses its compatriots’ policy as a way of exerting soft power on neighboring countries. In order to reach as wide a group as possible, Russian policy-makers developed the concept of the “Russian World” – already in 2010 researcher Andris Kudors (Center for Est European Policy Studies) already warned about Russia’s new foreign policy by using “soft power”.

What are Russia’s goals and results of this policy, read the full research here.