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Krasilnikova, Natalya. 2007. Hostages of the Russian Bear: metaphorical representation of modern Russia in UK and US media. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 4 (1) : 42–49. 8 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The metaphors of political interdiscourse conceptualise the image of a certain country, political institute or individual politician. The way in which Russia is represented in foreign media influences how Russia will be perceived abroad. It should, however, be kept in mind that a political metaphor is a powerful means of latently manipulating public opinion and that its effect may be determined only by an expert. This article considers the metaphorical image of Russia and of its president that was created by the UK and by US political discourse.