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How Russia Weaponizes History for the Ukraine War

As the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches, the Kremlin continues to rely on historical narratives to justify its aggression.

In an interview with Tucker Carlson last week, President Vladimir Putin dedicated significant time to reciting his distorted view of Ukraine’s history, which calls Ukraine’s very statehood into question.

Researcher Jade McGlynn joins us to discuss and deconstruct the mechanics and motives behind Russia's weaponization of history, and why Ukraine has been the primary target of this historical weaponization.

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