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The authors of this article have studied the texts of the Jordanian popular and quality papers - the government newspaper Al-Raya and the independent newspaper Al-Ghad. We have analyzed about 50 materials that directly or indirectly mention Vladimir Putin for the period from March 2011 (when the civil war in Syria has started) till February 2018. We have focused on the images of Vladimir Putin that were created in the Jordanian media. Conventionally, they fall under one of the three categories: “Putinfriend”, “Putin-enemy” or “Putin-president of Russia”.

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Lina Kandakzhi

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.

assistant of the Department of Mass Comunications, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Maha Akram Shana

The University of Jordan


PHD, professor of the Asian languages department The University of Jordan

Queen Rania str., Amman, 11942, Jordan

Haya Jamil Ashour

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia


PHD student, Department of Mass Comunications, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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Copyright (c) 2018 Kandakzhi L., Shana M.A., Ashour H.J.

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