EEGA Colloquium: Yevheniia Shyshkina – From Internationalism to Imperial Nationalism: “Russkij mir” in the Russian-Ukrainian Information War of 2014-2022

Within the framework of the EEGA colloquium EEGA fellow Yevheniia Shyshkina (Research Area 2) is going to present her research project „From Internationalism to Imperial Nationalism: “Russkij mir” in the Russian-Ukrainian Information War of 2014-2022“.

The aim of the research is to study the external, theoretical component of the „Russkij mir“ (which actively instrumentalizes the concept of internationalism, linking it to the historical experience of the USSR) and its practical implementation on the example of the war in Ukraine (indicating the imperial-nationalist component of this concept in the political reality). It will also consider the specifics of the „Russkij mir“, which combines a left-radical propaganda component (instrumentalization of the history of the USSR’s struggle with Nazi Germany) and an ultra-right-wing method of implementation (refusal to recognize the existence of the Ukrainian nation and the destruction of the Ukrainian population unwilling to accept the „Russkij mir“), which became evident during the Russian-Ukrainian war. Analyzing the reasons for this will create prerequisites for the disclosure of the broader theme of the confrontation between the Global North and the Global South. As the intentions of the ruling regime in Russia to use the rhetoric of ultra-radical left and right-wing political forces to destabilize the social order in the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance and to form a pro-Russian coalition of the leading countries of the Global South become more and more obvious.

Date: 29 May 2024, 5:15 – 6:45 pm (CEST)

Venue: Campus Augustusplatz SG SR 226 & Online via ZOOM (a link to register will follow soon)

This event is a cooperation with Kolloquium: Grundprobleme der Geschichte Ost- und Südosteuropas organized by Prof. Dr. Stefan Rohdewald.

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