Theorising resilience: Russia’s reaction to US and EU sanctions

Andrei Guter-Sandu, Elizaveta Kuznetsova

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This article analyses responses in the Russian media to the economic sanctions imposed in the wake of the annexation of Crimea. We look at the near-Kremlin figure Dmitry Kiselyov, explaining how elite actors employ persuasive tools in order to fashion and promote collective resilience not only as a value, but also as part of a quest for a post-Soviet identity. We show how resilience in the face of economic hardship is built and sustained, ensuring the continuity of the incumbent government. We further theorise on the underpinnings of constructing resilience, which ultimately strengthens national identity in the post-Soviet ideological vacuum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-621
Number of pages19
JournalEast European Politics
Issue number4
Early online date31 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020


  • discourse analysis
  • media
  • national identity
  • neoliberalism
  • Resilience
  • Russia
  • Russian foreign policy
  • sanctions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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