RUSI JournalVolume 163Issue 6

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

Cultural celebrity Zakhar Prilepin is a prominent voice in Russia’s militaristic popular discourse. This article is part of the RUSI Journal's open-access collections. Non-members can follow this link to access the article for free. If you are a member of the institute, please access the article through the link below.

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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