In this episode, Aga and Maciek sit down not with one but two guests, diving deep into the history of Russian/Soviet disinformation and memory politics, and linking it to the most recent events, including the partial mobilization in Russia and sham referenda in the occupied territories of Ukraine. The voices of our guests will seem familiar to our regular listeners, as Aga and Maciek were joined by Prof. Agnieszka Legucka of the Polish Institute of International Affairs and Dr. Maria Domańska of the Centre for Eastern Studies. The inspiration for our discussion was a recently published volume "Disinformation, Narratives and Memory Politics in Russia and Belarus", to which both of our guests contributed.

Additional materials:

"Disinformation, Narratives and Memory Politics in Russia and Belarus" -

"Forward, into the past! Russia’s politics of memory in the service of ‘eternal’ authoritarianism" -

Follow our guests:

Prof. Legucka - ; @ALegucka on Twitter

Dr. Domańska - ; @MDomanskaOSW on Twitter

Our guests' previous episodes:

Episode 34 "Pandemic, power and Putin forever" with Prof. Legucka -

Episode 71 "Putin's test of the West" with Prof. Legucka -

Episode 87 "Russian memory politics" with Dr. Domańska -

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