Casualty Sensitivity in a Post-Soviet Context: Russian Views of the Second Chechen War, 2001–2004

Author
Theodore P. Gerber, Sarah E. Mendelson
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
THEODORE P. GERBER and SARAH E. MENDELSON analyze Russian public opinion about the second war in Chechnya. They show that concern over Russian military casualties and the war's economic costs were the dominant sentiments, despite the Russian government's monopoly on media coverage of the conflict. Moreover, they argue that the war appears to have fueled ethnic animosity toward Chechens.
Topic
Government, War
Political Geography
Russia, Chechnya