Russian and democracy

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At present, not a single state with Russian as its official or co-official language is a democracy. It is obviously people, not languages, who decide on a given polity’s political system and actual governance. However, Moscow made Russian into the ideological foundation of Russian neo-imperialism, or rashism. The fact increasingly casts this language in the role of a global symbol and enabling instrument of autocracy.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationУкраїна Модерна (Ukraina Moderna)
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2022


  • Russian language
  • Democracy
  • Autocracy
  • Rashism
  • Russian imperialism
  • Neoimperialism
  • Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • Ethnolinguistic nationalism
  • Language policy


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