La guerra russo-ucraina come guerra identitaria

The Russian-Ukrainian war as an identity war

  • Alessia Riccioli


The war between Russia and Ukraine can be explained as a consequence of the Russian national claims. These are linked to the unlimited conception of power inherited by Russia, and the idea that the “sacred” Russian territories must be united. The increasingly authoritarian trend experienced by Russian politics is consistent with an aggressive foreign policy strategy, which has recently resulted in the invasion of Ukraine. This paper considers the Russian national identity as pivotal in the understanding of the current war, also considering the constitutional evolution that led to the 2020 Reform.

Keywords: National identity; Russian history; War; Constitutional reform.

May 14, 2024
How to Cite
RICCIOLI, Alessia. La guerra russo-ucraina come guerra identitaria. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 63, n. SP1, may 2024. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 july 2024. doi:
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