Friday, May 31, 2013

Can Russia Export Soft Power?

The title of an excellent article from my friend Matt Wallin on an excellent panel from the Alfa Fellowship that featured some phenomenal Russian hands, including JB and Lena.  I think Matt might have written the article so he could employ the pic of Putin riding a bear.

You could ask the Dellas about Russian soft power in the ‘Stans. Russia still has a tremendous amount of soft power and cultural influence in the former Soviet states of Central Asia. Russia (/USSR) had one of the most profound socialization efforts of any empire in history in Central Asia, and the remnants of such efforts and its remaining soft power still exists today.

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