Russian and rashism: are Russian language and literature really so great?

Tomasz Kamusella*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the western media and capitals, voices can be heard that what journalists report from Ukraine under the relentless Russian onslaught should not be identified with Russian language and culture. Why not? This callous attitude rightly offends Ukrainians, because it is none other than Russian soldiers and officers, educated and bred on “great Russian literature”, who keep committing heinous crimes in Ukraine.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
No.6 (54), Nov-Dec 2022
Specialist publicationNew Eastern Europe
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2022


  • Russian language
  • Russian literature
  • Language politics
  • Soft power
  • Hybrid warfare
  • Language weaponization
  • Literature weaponization
  • Culture weaponization
  • Rashism
  • Imperialism
  • Neoimperialism


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