'POLITICS OF THE PAST, PUTINS RUSSIA'
On this Back Story an interview with Jade McGlynn, from the Department of War Studies at Kings College on Putin's Russia.
Dana Lewis speaks to McGlynn about how Putin uses politics of the past to frame his war in Ukraine, and campaign for a new Russian Empire.
Some of the methods were used by Soviet leaders of the past.
They are lies wrapped in powerful emotive images of Russia's Great Patriotic War, distortions of history that become consumable for a Russian's, who may understand the narratives are torqued but some how are willing to swallow it all.