MOSCOW (Realist English). Russia should burn out the ideology of Nazism in the Ukraine, and at this stage of the special operation, the main ideologists are the Russian soldiers. This opinion was expressed by the director of the Institute of Regional Problems Dmitry Zhuravlev in an interview with IA Realist.
“Russia should not offer some new ideology. To create an ideology to replace with it Nazism means to recognize Nazism as an ideology that needs to be competed with, while it needs to be burned out. It should be replaced by anti-fascism. But, as the experience of Germany shows, such an ideology appears together with defeat and the sense of guilt generated by this defeat. Therefore, at this stage of the special operation, the main ideologists are our soldiers.” he believes.
According to Zhuravlev, Russia has limitations for creating an ideology based on anti-fascism:
“As for the ideology that should appear after the victory on the basis of anti-fascism, the possibility of Russia in its formation is very limited. We promote enlightened conservatism both inside the country and abroad. For distant countries looking at us from afar, this is enough. But the Ukraine is close to us and is very closely connected with us. Its citizens see not the ideology that we promote but the one, which we live in. And the real ideology is generated not by ideologists, but by living conditions.
Today, we live in a market society with a liberal ideology, where the main value is money. And we can promote only this ideology to the Ukraine. The Ukrainians will not believe conservatism on our design. And liberalism already exists in the Ukraine. To offer a new ideology to the Ukraine, we need to change ourselves.”
Speaking about the information war, the interlocutor of the Realist Information Agency noted that neither the military nor the civil administration is able to fight against Western and Ukrainian fake news, this task can be performed by Moscow specialists.
“And if we are talking about the impact on the population of the liberated areas, then only the military and civil administration can do this. Their main lever is not propaganda, but action: building a normal and peaceful life in the liberated areas, as well as the inevitable punishment of the fascists. This will be the strongest type of propaganda.”
On February 24, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces in the Ukraine. Its goals were called “demilitarization and denazification of the Ukraine.”