Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with journalists after a live broadcast nationwide call-in, Moscow, April 14, Since its incursion into Georgia if not before , there has been a remarkable evolution in Russia's approach to propaganda. This new approach was on full display during the country's annexation of the Crimean peninsula. In some ways, the current Russian approach to propaganda builds on Soviet Cold War—era techniques, with an emphasis on obfuscation and on getting targets to act in the interests of the propagandist without realizing that they have done so. Russia has taken advantage of technology and available media in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.
The women's protest that sparked the Russian Revolution
The women's protest that sparked the Russian Revolution | Russia | The Guardian
By midday of that day in there were tens of thousands of mainly women congregating on the Nevsky Prospekt, the principal avenue in the centre of the Russian capital, Petrograd, and banners started to appear. The crowds of demonstrators were varied. The revolution was begun by women, not male workers. In the afternoon the mood began to change as female textile workers from the Vyborg side of the city came out on strike in protest against shortages of bread. Most were dispersed by the police but several thousand crossed the ice-packed river Neva a risky thing to do at -5C and some, angered by the fighting, began to loot the shops on their way to the Nevsky.
The Russian "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model
Women in Russian society have a rich and varied history during numerous regimes throughout the centuries. It is important to note that since Russia is a multicultural society, the experiences of women in Russia vary significantly across ethnic, religious, and social lines. The life of an ethnic Russian woman can be dramatically different from the life of other minority women like Bashkir , Chechen , or Yakuts Sakha woman; just as the life of a woman from a lower-class rural family can be different from the life of a woman from an upper-middle-class urban family. Nevertheless, a common historical and political context provides a room for speaking about women in Russia in general.
Adamson , Julie DaVanzo. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience. Recent demographic trends in Russia have caused widespread public concern. Russia is experiencing unusually high death rates from nonnatural causes, many related to alcoholism. Life expectancy, especially among working-age males, has dropped precipitously.