East StratCom disinformation claim:

Many experts confirm an unprecedented popularity of Russians abroad. And most popular of them all is Vladimir Putin.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 4. March 2017

Debunk claim:

In only three countries of the world is Russia viewed positively by more than 50 per cent of the population (Vietnam, Ghana, China). The image of Vladimir Putin scores lower: http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/08/05/russia-putin-held-in-low-regard-around-the-world/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 41 in the report.

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