Cultural Policy of the Russian Federation as a Tool of “Soft Power”

Author: Sergey P. Kulikov, Sergey V. Novikov, Ekaterina O. Mihailova

Communicology. 2018. Vol.6. No.5
Sergei Pavlovich Kulikov, Cand.Sc. (Soc.), vice-rector for youth policy, head of the pepartment “Public Administration and Social Technologies”. Е-mail:;
Sergey Vyacheslavovich Novikov, Cand.Sc. (Econ.), associate professor at department «Management and marketing of high-tech industry»;
Ekaterina Olegovna Mihailova, senior lecturer of department «Public administration and social technologies», Moscow Aviation Institute. Address: 121552, Russian, Moscow, Orshanskay st., 3.

Abstract. The paper is dedicated to the analysis of the cultural policy of the Russian state realized by its key participants: educational institutions and structures of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The paper reviews the available domestic standard and legal base, key provisions of the international acts and the realized target programs, including from a position of target indicators of assessment of efficiency of the carried-out measures. Besides, the authors outline the key directions of interstate cultural cooperation, the applied tools and the main mechanisms of support by the state of its participants. Special attention is paid to the analysis of policy of cultural cooperation for member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The authors examine the experience of implementation of the Year of Russia project abroad for the last 12 years. On the basis of the analysis of each of the listed aspects, the authors team develops the paths of optimization of the performed activity, possible trends and potential areas of development of each of the directions of realization of cultural policy of the Russian state.

Keywords: cultural policy, expansion of cultural presence, international cultural and humanitarian cooperation, support of compatriots, year of Russia abroad, efficiency of cultural policy

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For citation: Kulikov S.P., Novikov S.V., Mihailova E.O. Cultural Policy of the Russian Federation as a Tool of “Soft Power”. Communicology (Russia). 2018. Vol. 6. No.5. P. 134-154.
DOI 10.21453 / 2311-3065-2018-6-5-134-154.

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