russian public diplomacy
In the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency's sanctions against Russia, the nation's soft power has taken a hit with Russia losing opportunities to conduct diplomatic activities.
Anna Velikaya on how distinguished Russians in history helped shape the image of their home country.
Eriks Varpahovskis of Hankuk University writes, "for Russia, having national republics can serve as an additional instrument of soft power."
Olga Krasnyak looks at how the actions of diplomats can impact national image.
Olga Kamenchuk discussed Russian Public Diplomacy post-Cold War.