Reframing Russia

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The project's website homepage as of February 2020
Date1 June 2017 - 31 May 2020
LocationUniversity of Manchester
PlannersInstitute for Statecraft, Integrity Initiative, Euan Grant
PerpetratorsStephen Hutchings, Vera Tolz, Marie Gillespie, Alistair Willis, Rhys Crilley, Vitaly Kazakov, Precious N Chatterje-Doody, Kat Lowe, Connell Beggs, Rui Wang, Lucy Birge
Interests • “Russian Propaganda”
• RT
DescriptionAn IfS/II discussed project about "The RT Challenge" which was publicly launched in 2019, not under the II/IfS name.

Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”? is research project that is mentioned in at least 3 documents from the Integrity Initiative leak.[1][2][3] The University of Manchester advertised for a research associate from 1 June 2017 - 31 May 2020.[4]

The Reframing Russia Twitter stream


As of February 2020, the "Collaborating Organisations" section of the website lists only CIBAR and Chatham House, and no references to the Integrity Initiative nor the Institute for Statecraft were obviously listed. The website advertised the event as "an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded collaboration between The University of Manchester and The Open University."

"The RT Challenge"

A 2019 policy brief is entitled The RT Challenge: How to respond to Russia’s international broadcaster".[5]

Inaugural Event

Full article: Reframing Russia/Inaugural event

The "Reframing Russia" project was launched with an event at the Frontline Club, London, on the 12 October 2019.

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