In an exclusive video interview, a renowned Russian expert on American History explains in what way the image of modern Russia has evolved in the American media throughout history.

The video contains materials from Boulder Camera (cartoon by Jeff Sherffius /Creators News Service), Library of Congress (cartoon by Jerry Costello), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (cartoon by Robert J. Matson).Video by Pavel Gazdyuk.

Victoria I. Zhuravleva, Professor of American History and International Relations at the Russian State University for the Humanities, talks to Russia Direct about the image of Russia created by American cartoonists.

In a video interview she explains in what way the image of modern Russia has evolved in the American press since the late 19th to early 20th century.

In addition, she shows some visual examples of how American political cartoonists have characterized Russia throughout history. 

Read the full version of the interview at Russia Direct to find out more details about the ways that U.S. uses myths and stereotypes about Russia to understand its own national identity.