Politicians as well as the media, civil activists, expert organizations and churches are the mainstays of Russian diplomacy which projects “soft power” by employing lobbyists both within in the public and private sector. Hundreds of such agents of influence in plain sight and those involved indirectly have been exposed worldwide through the efforts of the media, investigators and law-enforcement agencies. However, there are thousands more that still remain unknown. Here is a data visualization with information about more than 1,300 individuals and more than 900 organizations in 19 countries of which 17 are EU members (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Greece, and Sweden) plus Serbia and the UK.
See full investigation, maps and interactive data visualization here.