RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA: A BIG WAR FOR A SMALL AUDIENCE

The article analyzes the techniques and tools of Russian propaganda against the vulnerabilities of the local authorities of the Republic of Moldova. Russian propaganda’s messages are mostly absorbed by Russian-speaking citizens who do not have access to alternative media. Some local authorities are sabotaging the government’s efforts, so citizens are vulnerable to informational manipulation. The refusal of Irina Vlah, Bashkan (governor) of Gagauzia, to ban Russian political-analytical and military broadcasts, as requested by Parliament’s amendments to the Audiovisual Code is an eloquent example.


Vladislav Saran

Vladislav Saran is the director of the Independent Analytical Center “Spirit Critic” (Republic of Moldova), specializing in the dangers of misinformation, information intoxication, media propaganda, manipulation of public opinion. He is also member of the International Society for Romanian Studies and graduate of Political Academy Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Moldova.


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