Conspiracy Narratives in Russian Politics: From Stalin to Putin

18 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2016

Date Written: November 4, 2016

Abstract

The belief in the Homeric gods whose conspiracies were responsible for the vicissitudes of the Trojan War is gone. But the place of the gods on Homer's Olympus is now taken by the Learned Elders of Zion, or by the monopolists, or the capitalists, or the imperialists.

Keywords: Conspiracy theories, Soviet Political Culture, post-Soviet Political Culture, Putin, Stalin

JEL Classification: P30, P39, N44

Suggested Citation

Shinar, Chaim, Conspiracy Narratives in Russian Politics: From Stalin to Putin (November 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2864403

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