The Information Dimension of the Russian War Against Ukraine
Please join the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Antonina Berezovenko. Moderated by Elise Giuliano.
With the beginning of the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine in 2014, information interaction in Ukraine turned into a component of a hybrid war. Today, information does not appear as an “accompanying factor” of military confrontation, but becomes an “information front line,” that is, a full-fledged component of the landscape of military operations. In light of this, those complexes of communicative means that are opposed to Russian military aggression are considered weapons. It is not only about the traditional analysis of propaganda and counter-propaganda. It is also about large-scale changes in the communicative repertoire of political elites and public broadcasting as a whole, reforms in the field of language policy, unfolding of Ukraine-centric and collapse of post-/Soviet historical-political narratives.