Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Language:Written question - 198813

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Asked on: 04 December 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Language
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) amount and (b) recipient name was for grants paid through the FCO-led Russian Language Programme in the latest period for which figures are available.
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Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 10 December 2018

The FCO's Counter Disinformation and Media Development Programme is designed to protect national security by countering disinformation directed at the UK and its Allies from Russia. Russia persistently uses disinformation to target its perceived enemies. An example was the Russian disinformation campaign that followed the attack in Salisbury, which was intended to distract from Russian culpability. Information about individual projects within the Programme will not be published, as this information could then be used to actively attempt to disrupt and undermine the Programme's effectiveness.

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