Surviving near the empire : price of the modern Kremlin's aggression
During the Cold War the Western European countries had a lot of sovietologists, experts who had a great experience in analysing the political activities from Moscow. Within a few years most of these experts got lost, retired or started to work in a new profession, dealing with other crisis in our dangerous world. For most people in Western Europe the history of countries like Ukraine, their struggle for independence from Moscow, is completely unknown. The opinion, that this region belongs to Russia, as it has «always» been part of Russia, is widespread. In addition, the PR-strategy from Russia is doing an excellent job. Propaganda works. Therefore, it is very important to create a new information- offensive about the real goals of Russian politics, its capacity in propaganda, which is part of a hybrid war. This monograph will be a piece in this information policy, and I hope that we will have a chance to spread it also in the Western European countries.
Introduction ; History of the Russian state: a warring empire / Woycicki Kazimierz ; Deepening of hybridity: instrumental modernization of the Kremlin traditional policy / Mahda Yevhen ; Humanitarian disaster in the occupied territories: human rights as a victim of the Kremlin’s new empire ; Experience of Donbass / Fedunyak Serhiy, Yastrebova Vira ; Experience of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea / Klymenko Andriy, Sidorenko Ruslan ; How can justice be possible near the empire ; From USSR totalitarianism to Putinism – Is Nuremberg-2 trial possible concerning Soviet Crimes? / Lachowski Tomasz ; Occupation of Crimea and military invasion of Donbass: international law and responsibility of the Russian Federation / Tsybulenko Evhen, Tetera Ivanna ; Afterword