Immortal regiment, SPb, Nevsky Ave. on 9 May 2017 Crisis Group
Report 251 / Europe & Central Asia

Patriotic Mobilisation in Russia

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.