KUZNETSOVA V.V. Promoting the Russian Language and Culture in Spain as a Soft Power Tool of the Russian Federation

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2020.3.16 

Viktoriia V. Kuznetsova

Postgraduate Student, Department of Russian History (Dual Degree Ph.D. Programme Between RUDN University and the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Miklukho-Maklay St., 6, 117198 Moscow, Russian Federation

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Abstract. Introduction. This work inspects the activities of Russian institutions (government agencies, foundations, public associations and educational organizations) as instruments of soft power in the field of the dissemination of the Russian language and culture in Spain. The pre-requisites of establishing the language strategy as a foreign policy instrument, the main forms and sphere of activities in promoting and supporting the Russian language in Spain are analyzed in this article.

Methods. The comparative historical method is used to substantiate the aspects of the formation and development of the language policy program of the Russian Federation in Spain and other European countries in the historical retrospective. The systematic approach is used to formulate a holistic view of the policy of promoting the Russian language and culture in Spain as an instrument of soft power. Also, the institutional and neo-institutional approaches are used to identify formal and informal institutions of soft power in the field of popularization of the Russian language and culture in Spain.

Analysis. As a result of analyzing the problem, the legal foundations and institutional foundations of the activities of the Russian Federation to popularize the Russian language and culture in Spain have been studied. The main directions and results of the soft power policy in the field of popularizing the Russian language and culture in Spain and their role in creating a positive image of Russia in Spain have also been identified.

Results. The study shows that in recent years, thanks to the soft power policy, the Russian Federation has managed to maintain and, in some positions, expand its presence in Spain in the humanitarian and information space.

Key words: soft power, Russian foreign policy, language policy, cultural policy, “Russian world”, Spain, Russia.

Citation. Kuznetsova V.V. Promoting the Russian Language and Culture in Spain as a Soft Power Tool of the Russian Federation. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4. Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2020, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 180-191. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2020.3.16 

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