Rossotrudnichestvo Россотрудничество (ua)
Russian public agencie, whose mission is to further Russian influence abroad, especially in CIS countries. Established in 2008, it acts as an umbrella organization for a network of Russian compatriots and funds various ‘public diplomacy’ projects. Rossotrudnichestvo plays an active political role in Russia’s foreign policy by consolidating the activities of pro-Russian players in the post-Soviet region and in disseminating the Kremlin’s narrative. In line with the new Concept of International Development Assistance, which was signed by Putin in 2014, Rossotrudnichestvo was officially given a flagship role in developing Russia’s soft power, often referred to in official documents as the ‘humanitarian dimension of foreign policy’.