Russian Active Measures

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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Russian Active Measures
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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About the book


The contributions gathered in this fascinating collection, in which scholars from a diverse range of disciplines share their perspectives on Russian covert activities known as Russian active measures, help readers observe the profound influence of Russian covert action on foreign states’ policies, cultures, people’s mentality, and social institutions, past and present. Disinformation, forgeries, major show trials, cooptation of Western academia, memory, and cyber wars, and changes in national and regional security doctrines of states targeted by Russia constitute an incomplete list of topics discussed in this volume. Most importantly, through a nexus of perspectives and through the prism of new documents discovered in the former KGB archives, the texts highlight the enormous scale and the legacies of Soviet/Russian covert action. Because of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its on-going war in Ukraine’s Donbas, Ukraine lately gained international recognition as the epicenter of Russian disinformation campaigns, invigorating popular and scholarly interest in conventional and non-conventional warfare. The studies included in this collection illuminate the objectives and implications of Russia’s attempts to ideologically subvert Ukraine as well as other nations. Examining them through historical lenses reveals a cultural clash between Russia and the West in general.
The author

About the author

Olga Bertelsen is an Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona. She is the author of The House of Writers in Ukraine, the 1930s: Conceived, Lived, Perceived (2013), the editor of Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine (2017), and a member of the editorial boards of Scripta Historica, Kyiv-Mohyla Arts and Humanities, Kultura Ukrainy, and Naukovyi visnyk KPU Skovorody. Seriia “Filosofiia.”


"Olga Bertelsen has assembled a terrific cast of specialists whose contributions shed light on one of the most important issues defining Russia today. This book is required reading for anyone hoping to understand Russian behavior and the Putin regime."—Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Olga Bertelsen, Jan Goldman, Jonas J. Driedger, Victoria Malko, Marcel Van Herpen, Martin Kragh, Massimiliano Di Pasquale, Nataliia Kasianenko, Sergei Zhuk, Luigi Sergio Germani, Taras Kuzio
Editor Olga Bertelsen, Andreas Umland
Number of pages 396
Language English
Publication date Mar 30, 2021
Weight (kg) 0.5160
ISBN-13 9783838215297