Georgina Byrne's Blog

Georgina Byrne

Second year masters' student studying at the Higher School of Economics, specialising in International Relations and History.

Currently undertaking research into gender relations in Russia and the portrayal of Vladimir Putin in UK print media. Originally from Liverpool, UK, Gina enjoys reading, politics, and summarising her life in short paragraphs.

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April 8, 2013

During my analysis of UK media perspectives on the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, I have noticed several patterns: articles about Medvedev’s presidency invariably include a paragraph or two naming Putin as the ‘real power&rsquo…

March 15, 2013

Recently in the British press there has been extensive coverage of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen President. While my main research focus is representations of Vladimir Putin in UK print media, it is interesting to observe how another ‘Russian&rsquo…

March 12, 2013

‘First or second-hand, […] original or translated, accurate or inaccurate, the accounts of Russia published in England during this period agree in their general tone of superiority, often amounting to contempt, and in the picture…

February 25, 2013

My name is Gina Byrne, I am a master’s student studying at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. I spent the first year of this two year degree at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in University College London. As part of my…

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