Maxim Alyukov
Articles by Maxim Alyukov

Propaganda, Political Apathy, and Authoritarianism in Russia

Russian propaganda derives its effectiveness from political apathy rather than its ability to persuade. Because citizens understand that their actions cannot affect the autocrat’s policies, they invest only minimal resources in acquiring political information or thinking about politics at all. This state of affairs, in turn, leads to a very superficial processing of information.

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