Aggressive technologic influence on mass conscience against the background of the East Ukrainian conflict. Mythology of the military phase


  • Vasyl Struhatskyi



manipulation of consciousness, mythology hybrid war, mythology, nekoherentnist drain thinking, method and means of manipulating public consciousness


In this article the author continues his philosophical research of aggressive manipulative influence on mass consciousness, which is a basic component of the "hybrid war" Russian Federation against the Ukraine.

It identifies the system and components of political mythmaking during the military phase of the war. This system, according to the author, includes at least five basic mythologycal components: Russian and Russian-separatist troops, Ukrainian armed, forces of confrontation "secret patrons" and the social background in which the conflict of people and "quasi-gods" occurs. This complex of interrelated myths gets the name "hybrid mythologycal war", and the parties of it are painted polar attributes - it is used as the sacralization and infernalization both individual persons and supraindividual entities.

The author thinks that the introduction into the mass consciousness of citizens of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the world political community of this mythology and the substitution of its reality is a way of manipulating the mass consciousness. It also details the means of implementation of this method - the introduction of channels of mythology and numerous instrumental techniques, approved at the time by J. Goebbels propaganda machine. The targets of manipulation are allocated, which probably sets the aggressor (Russian Federation) within the same paradigm - strongly facilitate military phase undeclared war of aggression.

In addition, on the basis of existing reality material scientists previously studied the manipulation of the mass consciousness, analyzed the characteristic changes transformed the picture of mental processes and states.

Author Biography

Vasyl Struhatskyi

PhD, Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Struhatskyi, V. (2016). Aggressive technologic influence on mass conscience against the background of the East Ukrainian conflict. Mythology of the military phase. Skhid, (4(144), 92–100.