The deadlocked war with Ukraine has pushed Russia into an irreconcilable dilemma: it can neither accept reality nor keep denying it. This contradiction can be seen both in the official discourse on the unfolding disaster and the societal response to it. As one example, rampant patriotic mobilization persists alongside the pretense that normal life continues…...
Escalation of lies and threats leaves Putin with two bad choices
By Pavel K. Baev / Eurasia Daily Monitor6 Mins Read