Journal article

Spinning Russia's 21st-Century Wars: Zakhar Prilepin and his ‘Literary Spetsnaz’

J Fedor

RUSI Journal | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this article, Julie Fedor examines contemporary Russian militarism through an introduction to one of its most high-profile representatives, the novelist, Chechen war veteran and media personality Zakhar Prilepin. She focuses on Prilepin’s commentary on war and Russian identity, locating his ideas within a broader strand of Russian neo-imperialism.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Research Award funding scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

The research for this article was supported under the Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Research Award funding scheme (project DE150100838). The views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council. The author also acknowledges generous support from the Manchester-Melbourne Humanities Consortium Fund. She is grateful to the two anonymous reviewers of this article for their thoughtful and insightful comments and suggestions.