Putin Orders Creation of Group to Write History of Ukraine Conflict

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.12 - 2023 11:42 AM CET

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Russia Establishes Workgroup to Chronicle 'Special Military Operation'

In a move reflecting the Kremlin's ongoing efforts to shape historical narrative, Russia has recently established a workgroup tasked with writing the history of its 'special military operation.'

According to a video reposted by Anton Gerashchenko, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and Founder of the Institute of the Future, this initiative operates under direct orders from President Vladimir Putin.

This development points towards Putin's ambition to cement his legacy in a manner akin to Stalin, aiming to be remembered as the pivotal figure in a conflict that might be woven into the fabric of modern Russian mythology.

The establishment of this workgroup signals an effort to control the narrative surrounding the conflict, potentially influencing both domestic and international perceptions.

The video suggests that this narrative-building exercise is more than a mere documentation of events; it is an attempt to cast the Russian leadership in a glorified light, possibly emulating historical precedents set by Soviet leaders.

Putin's approach here mirrors the efforts of historical figures like Stalin, who utilized state-controlled narratives to shape public consciousness and secure their legacy.

However, the video also hints at a cautionary note, drawing parallels with the fate of several Russian tsars whose attempts to immortalize themselves through grand historical narratives ended in ignominy.

This aspect serves as a subtle reminder of the unpredictable nature of legacy and historical memory, especially in the context of conflict and political power.

As the conflict continues, the actions of this workgroup and the narratives it produces will likely be scrutinized for their impact on both Russian society and the broader international community's understanding of the conflict.

Watch the video right here: