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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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RUST5/JOUJOVTS New media as instruments of Russia's domestic and foreign policy 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Russian Studies
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

The course consists of 10 lectures in the class (20 hours), including 3 guest lectures (6 hours). The students will develop a better understanding of how and why mass media play an important instrumental role in influencing Russia’s domestic and foreign relations in a globalized world.

Preliminary programme

  • Lecture 1 (2h) Introduction to Russian domestic and foreign new media landscape
  • Lecture 2 (2h) The role of mainstream and alternative mass media in Russia
  • Lecture 3 (2h) Media legislation and internet governance in Russia
  • Lecture 4 (2h) Strategies of agenda-setting for foreign and domestic audience
  • Lecture 5 (2h) The evolution of Russian online media
  • Lecture 6 (2h) Russian blogosphere and its regulation
  • Lecture 7 (2h) Social media and new forms of journalism
  • Lecture 8 (2h) Russian strategic online communication during global media events and issues
  • Lecture 9 (2h) Russian soft power and the mediated public diplomacy
  • Lecture 10 (2h) Information security and digital communication networks

Course assessment includes active participation in the lectures, 10 pages of individual lecture diary, and 10 page of collaborative essays (2-3 students as co-authors).

Enrolment for University Studies


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Dmitry Yagodin, Teacher responsible


22-Jan-2018 – 6-Feb-2018
Mon 22-Jan-2018 at 10-12, Main building D13
Mon 22-Jan-2018 at 13-15, Main building D13
Tue 23-Jan-2018 at 10-12, Main building A2a
Tue 23-Jan-2018 at 13-15, Main building A2a
Mon 29-Jan-2018 at 10-12, Main building D14
Mon 29-Jan-2018 at 13-15, Main building D14
Tue 30-Jan-2018 at 10-12, Main building A2a
Mon 5-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Main building D13
Mon 5-Feb-2018 at 13-15, Main building D13
Tue 6-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Main building A2a

Further information

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.