What Russian Propaganda Says about Ukraine’s History? Analysis and Deconstruction

September 8, 2022
Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld published a book “Re-Vision of History: Russian Historical Propaganda and Ukraine”.
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The book is distributed free of charge. You can download the e-copy here.

It has two main pillars: an analysis of the key narratives of Russian historical propaganda about Ukraine, and comments on those narratives from Ukrainian historians. The narratives were identified within the analysis of the Russian internet segment, which was carried out with the help of neural networks and other methods of machine learning.

The book includes the analysis of six main narratives with respective messages and sub-messages demonstrating how Russia re-interprets Ukrainian history to justify its military aggression.

The book also contains responses of Ukrainian historians to these narratives and messages, in particular an analysis provided by experts of the project LikBez: Historical Front, and a conversation with well-known Ukrainian historian and intellectual Yaroslav Hrytsak.

This publication was compiled by NGO Internews Ukraine with the support of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the Civic Synergy Project and under the auspices of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. Its content is the exclusive responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation.

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