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Russophobia in the Kremlin’s strategy. A weapon of mass destruction
Russophobia in the Kremlin’s strategy. A weapon of mass destruction

Author(s): Jolanta Darczewska, Piotr Żochowski
Subject(s): Governance, Government/Political systems, Geopolitics, Politics and Identity
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Russophobia; political identity;Russia;Russia and the West;
Summary/Abstract: Building up an image of Russophobic countries is currently instrumental in shaping a neo-imperial political identity among the citizens of the Russian Federation, mobilising them in the face of real or alleged threats, and also serves as a form of restoring psychological comfort to them in the face of the failure of the Kremlin’s actions (as in Ukraine, for example). The mythologised stereotype of Russophobic countries also remains a crowning argument and a simple explanation for the ongoing tensions in relations between Russia and the West.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-62936-72-4
  • Page Count: 29
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English