Russia’s Use of History as a Political Weapon

Author
Justyna Prus
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
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.