“Possible ways to communicate about the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine to Russian society”, Mykhailo Pashkov (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

The Putin regime’s unleashing of a large-scale war against Ukraine is the consequence and result of dangerous internal processes in Russia. Obviously, analytical studies of the sources, components, and evolution of the phenomenon of “ruscism”, a totalitarian political system with an aggressive great-power ideology, are yet to come. In order to understand the trends and peculiarities of Russian society it is necessary to outline in general terms some characteristic features of the processes in the Russian Federation which have shaped the type of social consciousness, patterns of behavior and world-view orientations of Russians over the past decades.

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