Crime without punishment: the psychology of Russian impunity. | Ep. 142

September 17, 2022

Crime without punishment and punishment without crime. This is the formula which describes the psychology of Russian impunity during this war. Breaking this link between crime and punishment destroys the balance of justice and encourages the seeking of perverted forms of freedom in transgressing all possible rules and laws. In this episode of the “Explaining Ukraine” podcast we try to understand the deep psychological and cultural causes of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We also try to see how these causes are remarkably intertwined with the Russian military tactics of massive missile strikes, which can be called a tactics of impunity. Hosts: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor of, and Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist, in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre. Support us on Patreon

This material was prepared with financial support from the International Renaissance Foundation.