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Spinning Russia’s 21st Century Wars: Zakhar Prilepin and his ‘Literary Spetsnaz’

Julie Fedor
RUSI Journal, 28 January 2019
Russia, Art, Culture and Literature, Europe
Cultural celebrity Zakhar Prilepin is a prominent voice in Russia’s militaristic popular discourse.

In this article, Julie Fedor examines contemporary Russian militarism through an introduction to one of its most high-profile representatives, the novelist, Chechen war veteran and media personality Zakhar Prilepin. She focuses on Prilepin’s commentary on war and Russian identity, locating his ideas within a broader strand of Russian neo-imperialism.

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