On 1 March 2018, President Putin delivered a message to the Russian parliament. Other representatives of Russia’s ruling class were also sitting in the room, as is traditionally the case. Almost a half of the two-hour speech was devoted not to political and socio-economic proposals but, instead, exclusively to a story of Moscow’s new military capabilities.
Militaristic rhetoric is being used yet again to claim superpower status to Russia’s elites and the Russian public, no to mention the wider world. However, …read more