Russian-Speaking Communities Російськомовні громади (ua)
Сomponent of the Russkiy Mir, which form the bedrock of Russia’s network abroad. Main idea: “if a pro-Russian way of thinking is to be nurtured abroad, it is crucial to invest in the reinforcement of the Russian language”. But legitimate efforts to promote the Russian language is used for subversive purposes:
– to buy the loyalty of Russian-speakers (by financing projects promoting the Russian language),
– to “defend rights” of Russian-speaking population (in Ukraine and other countries),
– to foment tensions and separatist sentiments in Ukraine (by supporting the fringe separatist wings of Slavophile and Russophile organizations).
” the Russian World is everywhere where the Russian language is spoken”.