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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to der Tagesspiegel on Russia’s cutoff of gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria

IGA’s chairperson commented on Russia’s cutoff of gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria for der Tagesspiegel. She asks: Why did Russia target Poland and Bulgaria (apart from issues regarding contract terms): two countries with different historical perceptions of Russia and current policies towards the Ukraine war? The Kremlin attacks even those that traditionally try to …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to der Tagesspiegel: Bulgaria’s conundrum about military assistance to Ukraine

IGA’s chairperson gave an interview for the Tagesspiegel regarding Bulgaria’s conundrum about weapons exports to Ukraine. She commented on the necessity of communicating to the public why sending military assistance is vital and why hesitation in joining NATO positions may reinforce perceptions of Bulgaria as an ambivalent ally. You can read the full article (in …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to Bulgaria On Air

In an interview for TV channel Bulgaria On Air, IGA’s chairperson highlighted how Russian propaganda uses children and the elderly as a key disinformation tactic as well as how it instrumentalizes the historical legacy of the Great Patriotic War. You can listen to the whole interview (in Bulgarian) here.

Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to KosovaPress

In the interview, IGA Chairperson talks about the impact of the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine on the international order; its likely repercussions for the Balkans; the trajectory of Western policy, including further military commitment. You can watch the video in English here. 

International Conference: Russian Influence in the Balkans in the Midst of the Ukraine War

The conference was organized by the Geopost and took place in Pristina, Kosovo. Key insights and concerns from leading experts and diplomats of the region were related to the impact of Russian aggression on the Europeanization and security of Balkan countries. Dr. Rumena Filipova spoke about the Kremlin’s influence operations in Southeast Europe with a …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to the Bulgarian National Radio about the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Dr. Rumena Filipova pointed out that in addition to its military aggression in Ukraine, Russia is intensifying the propaganda war in the direction of historical disinformation. Beijing and Moscow are likely to continue to come closer to each other. You can listen to the interview (in Bulgarian) …

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Below the Radar podcast – Simon Fraser University Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Dr. Rumena Filipova spoke to host Am Johal for the Below the Radar podcast. The conversation features a preview of Dr. Filipova’s forthcoming book and a discussion of the causes of nationalism in Central Europe; the similarities and differences of Russian (media) influence in Europe; the confluence of Russia’s and China’s ideas and activities; and …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova comments on the Russia-West standoff over Ukraine on TV Europe

In an interview for TV Europe, Dr. Rumena Filipova argues that the current standoff over Ukraine has to be looked at through the prism of the history of Russia-West relations at least since 1989. The clash over NATO expansion is a manifestation of the larger development of ideational incompatibility. Moscow reacts emotionally to the expansion …

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