‘Everything here smells like the dead now’: urn’ Why is the Kremlin incorporating Soviet symbols into its war propaganda?

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Russia's war propaganda has begun co-opting Soviet symbols with increasing frequency. Monuments to the "grandmother with the Soviet flag," for example, have popped up across the country. And both Kremlin officials and propaganda narratives continue to frame Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine as an extension of the "Great Patriotic War." Meduza special correspondent Andrey Pertsev looked into the Kremlin's "Soviet" agitprop and learned how it's connected to Moscow's drive to annex new territories. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/05/05/it-s-a-reference-to-the-ussr-to-its-return

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