Russian Coverage of the Ukrainian Crisis
What is it about?
What have Russian media been saying about the war on Ukraine's eastern border? An overview shows the events are framed in terms of the Russian nationalist narrative of WWII, where Ukraine takes over the traditional role of Nazi Germany. With the near-complete governmental control over television, this makes the media a powerful actor in mobilising Russians against Ukraine
Why is it important?
It is important as tentative but complex analysis of the role of Russian media in the war in Ukrainian Donbas. This is the gravest security crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars and 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and it is important to understand its roots, key actors and their involvement. The paper also adds to the growing body of research on information warfare and propaganda surrounding the Ukraine-Russia crisis
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