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To better understand the points and narratives Russia promotes in both areas, we initiated a dialogue with those living across the Prut River, which forms the border between Romania and the Republic of Moldova. We asked the experts how Russia’s propaganda has manifested itself within the two regions.
Romania does not have a strategy to counter the propaganda and misinformation disseminated by the Russian Federation. According to the study entitled “Kremlin's Influence on the Visegrad Group Countries and Romania”, it finds itself behind Poland and the Czech Republic in understanding this particular threat. The study was carried out by the “Wilfried Martens” European Studies Center of the European People's Party, in collaboration with the Czech think tank called European Values.
What they do, in fact, is open up the floor towards a discussion about the grim reality that lays ahead of us, and about which the majority of public actors avoid addressing on a serious level: we are leaving our grandchildren with a poorer world than the one we are living in and in which they will have to work much harder in order to support us as seniors.
Sputnik Romania published an article written by Dragoș Dumitriu in which Serbian military commander Ratko Mladić, convicted of genocide by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, is glorified.
In the last two years, over 200 websites have spread this hidden “truth” on the public sphere and through social media. In fact, this “truth” is a form of a sole strategic propaganda theme, (in specialized language, it is called a narrative). And it is a form of hybrid aggression against our country.
A young boy holds his arms toward a book, as if he were sweeping it up into a warm embrace. There is nothing extraordinary about the setting, yet many children in Romania have no idea what a library looks like.
"Society cannot develop properly unless there is respect for land, work, and family, because through these things we find our values."