Aggressive technologic impact on mass consciousness against the background of East Ukrainian conflict. Setting the stage and first myths


  • Vasyl Struhatskyi



war, mind manipulation, political myth, anomization, nihilization, shizmohenetic, identity


The author analyzes the external manipulation of public consciousness of Ukrainian citizens. He shows this effect as an integral part of the war that Russia wages against Ukraine.

The article highlighted preparation of public consciousness at least by part of the Ukrainian. Because of this training they were able to mindlessly adopt anti-ukrainian and anti-state ideas and become an instrument in hands of the aggressor.

The author identifies the following processes preliminary stage of hybrid war to influence the mass consciousness of citizens of Ukraine:

- deintelektualization, weakening of critical function of mind, creativity and mature personality traits. This process operates globally;

- anomization of Ukrainian society with emphasis formation chaos moral, religious and legal norms in the east of Ukraine;

- nihilization of society, which led to protest the attitude of sections of the population to these models, shame regarding involvement in the Ukrainian state, erasing national identity;

- endogenius shizmohenetic political aspirations that through political myth, further weakened the all-identity discourse in the minds of citizens of Ukraine, especially the East.

Also the author singles out the following three vectors preparatory work of political myths that have led Russia for its invasion unimpedimentation:

- exogenous shizmohenetic by creating information particular products kvaziscientifical mythological suggestions of Ukraine the idea of her attraction to the Russian "center of civilization";

- defamatory activities against the revolution in 2014 that overthrew the pro-Russian kleptocratic regime of Yanukovych. Russia was created a powerful diversified technological product that covered the Ukrainian revolution in exclusively negative emphasis - as rebellion fascists, nationalists, perverts, etc;

 - a commitment of pro-Russian citizens of Ukraine to panic by deliberately disseminated rumors of fictional danger from legions of nationalists who allegedly will punish all dissenters, setting fascist social order in Crimea and the East.

Author Biography

Vasyl Struhatskyi

PhD, Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Struhatskyi, V. (2016). Aggressive technologic impact on mass consciousness against the background of East Ukrainian conflict. Setting the stage and first myths. Skhid, (3(143).