In Russia’s warfare on Ukraine, chaos on the battlefield, confusion within the inside message. Additionally, selected historic narratives outlining the warfare.
Inside Russia, the story surrounding the “warfare” is altering.
The professional-war Putin-loyalists are grappling with defeats they by no means anticipated and the generals are receiving criticism from public figures, loyalists of state TV channels and even army bloggers.
Jade McGlynn – Monterey Initiative in Russian Research
Maxim Alyukov – King’s Russia Institute, King’s Faculty London;
Mikhail Fishman – Anchor, Dozhd TV
Katrina Vanden Heuvel — Editorial Director, The Nation
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Russia: Nationwide Fable and Rewriting Historical past
Final yr, the Kremlin printed an essay – named after Vladimir Putin – arguing that Russians and Ukrainians belong to the identical Slavic nation. This new historic discourse has been instrumental within the narrative constructed across the invasion of Ukraine. Producer Tariq Nafi appears to be like on the battle over historic reminiscence in Russia.
Nikita Petrov – historian and member, monument
Yevgenia Albets – Journalist and Editor-in-Chief, The New Occasions
Mikhail Myagkov – Scientific Director, Russian Navy-Historic Society