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    Putin’s Crimea Speech, 18th March 2014

    Bacon, Edwin (2015) Putin’s Crimea Speech, 18th March 2014. Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society , pp. 13-36. ISSN 2364-5334.

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    Abstract

    President Putin’s Crimea Speech of 18th March 2014 represents a pivotal moment in the development of the post-Soviet world. Marking the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the speech, whilst containing elements familiar from Putin’s discourse in recent years, simultaneously changed fundamental assumptions about Russia’s place in the world order. Analysed from the perspective of political narrative, Putin’s speech shows marked differences from the standard narrative employed since he came to power in 2000. Aside from the momentous international impact that they represent, these differences have opened up a new complexity and uncertainty in Russia’s domestic politics.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9783838207261
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Edwin Bacon
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 10:48
    Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 10:48
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14189

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