The Kremlin is fostering a culture of military-tinged patriotism, partly to rally support for armed interventions abroad.
The sentiment springs from pride in Russia’s past as a global power and desire to reclaim that status.
Its possible co-optation by far-right nationalists, however, should worry Moscow.
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In recent years, the Kremlin has pursued a policy of patriotic mobilisation – encouraging national pride, commemorating past military victories and promoting a vision of Russia as a reborn global power.
While hardly unique to Russia, this project is notable for its scale and…