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Ukraine war: why Putin's appeals to masculinity to recruit for the military will not work

By Charlie Walker, Associate Professor of Comparative Sociology, University of Southampton
Hardliners in Russia have been calling for a full-scale mobilisation for some time, but so far Vladimir Putin has resisted the temptation for a full call-up due to its expected unpopularity. Instead, Russia is attempting to persuade thousands of men to enlist voluntarily as contract soldiers. The Kremlin’s recruitment campaign is designed to appeal to their sense of national pride and injured masculinity. But my research with working-class…The Conversation

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