Game of Words by Anastasia Balagurova

This project is a visual essay called Game of Words. In it, I analyze and present narrative patterns in Russian state media during the war in Ukraine in a scrollytelling format. These findings suggest the usage of information manipulation techniques which I expose in the essay.

Information manipulation is a powerful tool of authoritarian regimes that they use to keep power and influence peoples’ way of thinking. Making it visible can push back against these efforts and reduce the number of people influenced by them. 

This project was created as a part of the Information Design Studio course at Aalto University from April to May 2022.