In Russia’s warfare on Ukraine, chaos on the battlefield, confusion in inside
messaging. Plus, contested historic narratives that underpin the warfare.
Inside Russia, the narrative across the “warfare” is altering.
The professional-war Putin-faithful are grappling with defeats they by no means anticipated and generals are taking the flak from public figures, loyalists on state TV channels, and even navy bloggers.
Jade McGlynn – Monterey Initiative in Russian Research
Maxim Alyukov – King’s Russia Institute, King’s School London
Mikhail Fishman – Anchor, Dozhd TV
Katrina vanden Heuvel – Editorial director, The Nation
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Russia: Nationwide myths and rewriting historical past
Final yr, the Kremlin revealed an essay – in Vladimir Putin’s title – arguing that Russians and Ukrainians are of the identical Slavic nation. This new historic discourse has been key within the narrative constructed across the invasion of Ukraine. Producer Tariq Nafi appears into the battle over historic reminiscence in Russia.
Nikita Petrov – Historian and member, Memorial
Yevgenia Albats – Journalist and editor-in-chief, The New Instances
Mikhail Myagkov – Scientific director, Russian Navy-Historic Society