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How Russian propaganda works, with Jade McGlynn

The Kremlin's framing of the war to its people is conditioned by its long history of conflict.

One year into Russia’s war against Ukraine, Katie Stallard speaks to Jade McGlynn, an expert on Russian propaganda and memory politics, about how the Kremlin has framed the conflict at home. McGlynn is an academic researcher at King’s College London and the author of two forthcoming books, Russia’s War and Memory Makers: The Politics of the Past in Putin’s Russia. 

They discuss the spectrum of public attitudes towards the war in Russia, whether European visa bans on Russian citizens could be counterproductive, and how Russia’s wartime past became so dominant in the country’s contemporary politics.

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Katie on the truth about Putin’s “denazification” fantasy.

Katie on how the world’s dictators are rewriting the past in order to control the future.

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