Russkiy Mir Foundation

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Russkiy Mir Foundation
Founded 2007
Founder Government of Russia
Type Cultural institution
  • Headquartered in Moscow
Area served
Product Russian cultural education
Key people
Vyacheslav Nikonov

Russkiy Mir Foundation (Russian: Фонд "Русский мир", literally "Russian World Foundation") is a Russian soft power[1][2] initiative created by decree by Vladimir Putin in 2007, as a government-funded organisation aimed at promoting the Russian language, and "forming the Russian World as a global project",[3] co-operating with the Russian Orthodox Church in promoting values that challenge the Western cultural tradition.[2]


  1. ^ Alexei Dolinsky (Mar 2, 2011). "How to Strengthen Soft Power?". Russkiy Mir Foundation. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Andis Kudors (2010). ""Russian World"—Russia’s Soft Power Approach to Compatriots Policy" (PDF). Russian Analytical Digest. Research Centre for East European Studies. 81 (10). Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ "About Russkiy Mir Foundation". Russkiy Mir Foundation. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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