Syrian War Is Next Great Russian Reality TV Show

William Echols 

'Great weather for airstrikes!' No, seriously, this actually happened.

‘Great weather for airstrikes!’ No, seriously, this actually happened.

While Moscow has managed to shift the publics attention away from it’s clandestine war in Ukraine to its latest military adventure in Syria, is the Russian public throwing their support behind a military operation, or a televised spectacle?

From the vertiginous heights of Ostankino, it was decided that Russia’s first war outside of the Soviet Union since its invasion of Afghanistan would be a gala event. Among a population reeling from the loss of empire, nothing says we are back like a foreign military campaign. But just like the collapse of the Soviet Union itself, Afghanistan had come to represent a time of trauma many have struggled to leave behind.

Read the entire article at Russia! Magazine 

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