Friday, February 23, 2024
HomeGlobal AffairsDiplomacy and Foreign PolicyMoscow parade is a test for European leaders, think tank

Moscow parade is a test for European leaders, think tank


Related stories

PSL Turmoil: Political Controversy Overshadows Cricket Action

The Pakistan Super League (PSL), known for its electrifying...

The Rising Tide of Anti-Americanism in Pakistan; Research

Recent research findings have shed light on the prevailing...

Japan’s Diplomatic Dance: Navigating the Ukraine Crisis

This paper examines Japan's response to the ongoing conflict...

Pakistan’s Looming Debt Crisis: A Call to Action

Pakistan's debt crisis has emerged as a pressing concern,...

Researchers Reveal Simple Method to Combat Fake News on Social Media

In today's digital age, the proliferation of fake news...

A military parade is about propaganda of fear, creating the illusion that everyone around Russia seeks to undermine and destroy the country.

The Kremlin is interested in making Russians believe in the looming external threat of fascism in order to justify own policy of aggression and influence on voters, who relate to this kind of threat much more than to that of totalitarianism, lack of freedom of speech, fair elections and competition in politics.


This way, the Kremlin strives to unite the country around an authoritarian leader.  This has been widely practiced in N.Korea, China, Iran, Venezuela and other non-democracies.


Moscow festivities are of great geopolitical importance to Russia.

Firstly, this is an attempt to neutralize political consequences of sanctions imposed over the annexation of Crimea and the war Russia has been waging in eastern Ukraine, authors state.

Secondly, this is “an attempt to legitimize representatives of the self-proclaimed puppet republics”.

President of the unrecognized Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya and head of the unrecognized South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov have confirmed attendance.

According to unverified reports, the arrival is also expected of leaders of “LPR” and “DPR” puppet republics, as well as of Transnistria.

Moscow believes that their presence at the event alongside European political leaders will create the appearance of their recognition and set up conditions for their direct personal contact with the heads of European states.

The Kremlin wants to do a PR stunt where European leaders will be seen standing next to those in formal charge of puppet territories.

The relevant footage and pictures are later to be spun via a range of propaganda tools across Europe.


For Read Full article click here

News Desk, where most of the News Item edit for THE THINK TANK JOURNAL

Latest stories




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here