Russia’s Use of History as a Political Weapon
- Justyna Prus
- Content Type
- Policy Brief
- The Polish Institute of International Affairs
- Russia’s use of history as a political weapon may have long term negative consequences. The manipulated narrative will be difficult to reverse and, could lead to an even more confrontational attitude towards immediate neighbours and the West. Western countries cannot remain passive. To counter Russian historical propaganda, they will have to adopt and effectively use the narrative based on truth and common values.