Like several other autocracies with sizeable numbers of nationals living abroad, Russia tries to influence the historical worldview of Russian speakers in other countries through transnational media outlets. Such media include not only prominent channels like Sputnik or RT but also a myriad of social media pages and organisations such as the Strategic Culture Foundation or platforms like New Eastern Outlook and the Canadian Global Reach.
Analysis of the media environment to which Russians abroad are exposed can make a major contribution to understanding the logics of transnational media spheres, their audiences, and their actors. The media that migrant communities consume are key to understanding the origins of those communities’ views on history. MoveMeRU will undertake case studies of the Russian media encountered in Germany as a major target of Russian disinformation.