Researches about Ukraine

Legislating Morality



Throughout Putin’s regime, and particularly since the annexation of Crimea, the Kremlin’s defense of a specifically Russian view of morality, religion, and ethics—and by extension, Russianness itself—has been key to the government’s message and its widespread popularity. Its rhetoric of traditionalist morality functions by targeting the “fifth column” of opposition within Russia; scapegoating the West for its decline in morality to incite Russian skepticism and mistrust of Western values; and limiting expressions of disagreement to safeguard Russia’s rightful ownership of …read more

Source: Intersection

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