Russia’s soft power in Lithuania – more delicate and multi-layered

  • 2020-10-02
  • Linas Jegelevicius
When Rimvydas Valatka, an analyst and a signatory of act that secured Lithuania’s independence in 1991, signed up to a new cable TV package recently he was surprised to see - alongside the usual news, sports and sitcoms - at least six stations that broadcast in Russian.  Around the same time, Valatka made another observation: “Russia Today is lavishly funded by the Russian government despite the country’s bleak economic outlook. Russia sees it as a weapon in its information warfare, but it will certainly never admit it. Since Lith...
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