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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 59. Were Pagans Involved in the War in Ukraine?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45526


Paganism in Russia and Ukraine grew after the Soviet Union collapsed. Many leaned towards ethnonationalism and used symbols associated with German Nazis. The Donbas war militarised many Pagans. Russia's intervention highlighted the Azov Battalion's use of Nazi symbols. However, Paganism's role in the conflict has been politically side-lined, with both sides minimising the acknowledgement of Pagans.

Chapter Contributors

  • Giuseppe Maiello ([email protected] - gmaiello) 'University of Finance and Administration'