Russia’s neo-imperial powerplay in Ukraine: the factors of identity and interests

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Russian military aggression and diplomatic pressure against Ukraine stems from the neo-imperial thinking of Russian elites and ordinary citizens. This thinking requires a reproduction of expansionist patterns that once led Russia to its “historical greatness”: construction of a territorially large state, rich in resources and demographically diverse, with its own distinct voice in international relations. The human cost for “making Russia forever great,” however, has rarely been seriously considered.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationForum for Ukrainian Studies
PublisherUniversity of Alberta
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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