Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine and the Idealised Symbolism of Nuremberg

Author: Kateryna Busol
Published: 16.06.2022
The Nuremberg International Military Tribunal (IMT) has a very strong symbolic standing for all post-Soviet nations and especially for Russia. Nuances, complexities and shortcomings are inherent to the IMT legacy. However, in Ukraine, Russia and the wider region, a Nuremberg reference will almost always have the connotation of paramount justice and the victory of the ultimate good over ultimate evil. Such a strong idealised standing of the IMT in the region has reached an amplified potency amid Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Both states refer to Nuremberg: Ukraine – in the discussions of accountability avenues for the ongoing aggression, Russia and…