New praise for the international bestseller PUTIN’S TROLLS by the award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro!

We are excited to share new international praise for PUTIN’S TROLLS by the award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro! 

“A book every journalist should read [–] Even if Sweden was not forced to deal with “Putin’s trolls”, the in-depth understanding given by the Finnish expatriates as well as the introductions to how Russian influence works is enough to call this book a must-read”
–Hynek Pallas in Göteborg Posten newspaper, Sweden

“A terrifying analysis of evil “The havoc wreaked by Putin’s trolls is the leitmotif of Aro’s book—illustrated by more than a dozen chapters detailing a variety of case studies… For anyone who reads [Aro’s] lively book, her words should sound a piercing alarm.”
– Walter Clemens in New York Journal of Books, USA

“Like Browder’s Red Notice, this book opens a window into the megalomaniacal plans of Putin and convincingly shows that this danger is real, worldwide, and not being addressed by governments or the social media behemoths that allow it to spread. Very timely for anyone who uses social media or who follows American, Russian and worldwide politics.”
–Laurie Ungie Skinner in Library Journal, USA

“Many others [than just Putin] get exposed and their pants pulled down in Jessikka Aro’s sharp depiction of Russia’s ongoing hybrid war against the West. [–] Raffling and sharp”
– Erik Jersenius in Corren newspaper, Sweden

PUTIN’S TROLLS has sold to a total of 15 territories, and the Film andTV rights have also been sold!

Rights are still available in eg. Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Spain etc!

Download the full English pdf here

PUTIN’S TROLLS – On the Frontlines of Russia’s Information War Against the World
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.

First published in 2019 in Finland by Johnny Kniga, Aro’s book is a groundbreaking exposé of the scale and detail of Russian information warfare against the West through extraordinary true stories, including her own. These well documented and shocking cases prove that Russia does not shy away from the darkest means of eliminating its opponents through cyber-espionage, social media trolls, fake news, cyber-attacks, death threats and hate campaigns by PR professionals.

Tositarinoita Venäjän infosodan rintamilta
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.

Reading materials:
Full English PDF

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)
BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
GERMANY: Goldmann
HUNGARY: Corvina
LATVIA: Pētergailis
NORWAY: Mangschou Forlag
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Blackstone Audio

FILM & TV: Onerva Pictures Oy

About author

Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020, Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.


2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

Putin's Trolls

Jessikka Aro