On Geopolitics

A Picture of Russian Patriotism

Lauren Goodrich
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Mar 22, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Moscow's success in Syria and Ukraine is a matter of debate for some, but not for the Russian people. Today's nationalism taps into their deeper identity -- their sense of moral virtue, their survival instinct and their belief in Russia as a global power.

Pro-Kremlin activists hold national flags during a rally in support of ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Today's nationalism taps into their deeper identity -- their sense of moral virtue, their survival instinct and their belief in Russia as a global power.

(DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Moscow's success in Syria and Ukraine is a matter of debate for some, but not for the Russian people. Today's nationalism taps into their deeper identity -- their sense of moral virtue, their survival instinct and their belief in Russia as a global power....

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