First of the two studies "Russia’s Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment" reflects outcomes of an ongoing project run by the NATO StratCom COE. This report covers the period of 2016-2017 and analyses Russia’s ‘Grand Strategy’ in the Nordic-Baltic region, its compatriots’ policy, narratives promoted by the Sputnik, RT and Perviy Kanal as well as presents a pilot research of the public opinion vis-à-vis these narratives. Report was presented by doctors Ieva Bērziņa and Ivo Juurvee and Mr. Māris Cepurītis.
The second research “Analysis of Russian-language public posts and profiles in social media in the Baltic states” is conducted by Estonia’s National Centre for Defence & Security Awareness. Presenters were Dmitri Teperik and Kateryna Kononova.
There were well over a hundred participants at the event and it enjoyed some media coverage in the countries north of Latvia – in Estonian Public Broadcasting including its main news (see 15’13’’-17’20’’) and in Finnish best-selling daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.