Maxim Alyukov is a research fellow at King’s Russia Institute at King’s College London and a researcher with Public Sociology Laboratory (Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg). He works on media, political communication, and political cognition in authoritarian countries with a special focus on Russia and the post-Soviet region.
Published in: oDR: AnalysisIn Russia, opinion polls are a political weapon
Russia’s state-controlled pollsters manipulate surveys to provide the results the regime wants
Published in: oDRConspiracy theory has gone mainstream in Russia. But how does it work?
Inside Russia’s conspiracy machine, things are more complicated than they seem. A new book demonstrates the pitfalls...
Published in: oDRHow does Russian TV propaganda really work?
New research shows that Russian state media’s influence is by no means total. Most people are capable of watching...