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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Do Russians Want War?


War and terrorism have become increasingly routine facts of life in Russia. Since 2014, this reality has become an essential tool for stimulating popular support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
War and terrorism have become increasingly routine facts of life in Russia. Since 2014, this reality has become an essential tool for stimulating popular support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The mechanics of how this support is cultivated and mobilized are now fundamental to the Kremlin’s day-to-day agenda. At the same time, Moscow’s new (and sometimes novel) approach to warfare, which runs through the conflicts in Georgia, Crimea, the Donbas region of southeastern Ukraine, Syria, and now Turkey, have become central to the future development of Russian domestic and foreign policy. It is difficult to overstate the impact that war has on the mass consciousness of the Russian public. The memory of the Second World War, or the Great Patriotic War, continues to provide a powerful basis for national unity. Ideological differences aside, successive Soviet and Russian governments have sought to legitimize themselves through mythologized interpretations of the war. Themes that were developed during the Soviet era are being recycled in an entirely new context. http://carnegie.ru/2016/06/14/do-russians-want-war/j1u8?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1RrMk56QmtNRGRoTXpGaSIsInQiOiI0clRKZktwT0tnRTNcLzFSbVVSYldmcm45ZEN1RXdEXC9ZOEtNWlliSmtCNGxFd05IVHBaVlRWWGFNcmx3VklkbUNQZERkM0xJMGJcL1AyKzZGZXJDRHUrUU5wR3VxYWliN0IrMjdsN0FcL0FSMmM9In0%3D

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