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The Russian Federation in Global Knowledge WarfareBetween History and Propaganda: Estonia and Latvia in Russian Historical Narratives

The Russian Federation in Global Knowledge Warfare: Between History and Propaganda: Estonia and... [This chapter analyses the modern Russian narrative of the history of Estonia and Latvia as it is revealed in academic publications, popular science channels and propaganda from various media outlets. The authors discuss the dynamics of the politicization and ideologization of Baltic past study, the transformation of historians into ‘mnemonic warriors’ (according to M. Bernhard and J. Kubik’s terminology) and the main actors of the Russian Federation’s official politics of memory. The article explores the media resonance of historical controversy and the use of history as a tool of informational and cognitive influence operations.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Russian Federation in Global Knowledge WarfareBetween History and Propaganda: Estonia and Latvia in Russian Historical Narratives

Editors: Mölder, Holger; Sazonov, Vladimir; Chochia, Archil; Kerikmäe, Tanel

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-73954-6
Pages
397 –423
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73955-3_20
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter analyses the modern Russian narrative of the history of Estonia and Latvia as it is revealed in academic publications, popular science channels and propaganda from various media outlets. The authors discuss the dynamics of the politicization and ideologization of Baltic past study, the transformation of historians into ‘mnemonic warriors’ (according to M. Bernhard and J. Kubik’s terminology) and the main actors of the Russian Federation’s official politics of memory. The article explores the media resonance of historical controversy and the use of history as a tool of informational and cognitive influence operations.]

Published: Jul 25, 2021

Keywords: Narratives; Historiography; Politics of memory; Mnemonic actors; History; Propaganda; Russia; Estonia; Latvia

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