Explaining Ukraine. It’s Time to Stop Admiring the “Russian Soul”

A mysterious “Russian soul” has been an object of international admiration for centuries. We explain why this admiration is naïve.

Russia’s love for “wide” horizons, “borderless” thinking and “extreme” emotions has deprived it of key elements of Western civilization: the idea of balance and proportions. In the Russian culture, the distinctions between good and evil are difficult to draw.

We continue our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast by discussing horrible consequences of Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Hosts: Volodymyr Yermolenko, analytics director at Internews Ukraine, and Tetyana Ogarkova, in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.

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UCMC’s contribution to episode #90 is supported by the joint Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Centre for International Development project that is funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and American Embassy in Kyiv.