Online lecture by Kristina Stoeckl, "The role of religion in Russia’s war against Ukraine” (Tuesday, 05/09/23 16:15 - 17:45, Berlin time)
Religion plays an often overlooked role in Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. Religious arguments have been put forward by the Kremlin as a justification for the war, and the military aggression has been supported by the Russian Orthodox Church. Russian actors have presented the war in Ukraine as a quasi-religious war of a traditionalist Russia against the secular "godless" West. At the same time, religion is also an important factor inside Ukraine that exemplifies the complexity of Ukrainian society. Prof. Dr. Stoeckl will talk about the role of religion in Russia’s war against Ukraine.