KOSOV G.V., YARMAK O.V., LITVISHKO O.M., GAPICH A.E. Armed Conflict as a Media Project of the 21st Century: Ukrainian Case

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2023.3.4

Gennady V. Kosov

Doctor of Sciences (Politics), Professor, Head of the Department of Oriental and African Studies,

Sevastopol State University,

Universitetskaya St, 33, 299053 Sevastopol, Russian Federation

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1422-895X

Olga V. Yarmak

Candidate of Sciences (Sociology), Head,

Research and Education Center “International Political Studies of the Greater Mediterranean”, Sevastopol State University,

Universitetskaya St, 33, 299053 Sevastopol, Russian Federation

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5760-4786

Olga M. Litvishko

Candidate of Sciences (Politics), Senior Researcher,

Research and Education Center “International Political Studies of the Greater Mediterranean”, Sevastopol State University,

Universitetskaya St, 33, 299053 Sevastopol, Russian Federation

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8430-8501

Alexandr E. Gapich

Candidate of Sciences (Sociology), Senior Researcher,

Research and Education Center “International Political Studies of the Greater Mediterranean”, Sevastopol State University,

Universitetskaya St, 33, 299053 Sevastopol, Russian Federation

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9987-8600


Abstract. Introduction. Modern armed confrontation has an obligatory information component and, moreover, can be a kind of media project in a situation where the confrontation is based on a contradiction between military and political goals. Based on the results obtained, the authors concluded that new media are a mechanism for implementing a media project to transform “real” reality, change the media and supra-real (cognitive, mental, or reflective) realities.

Methods and materials. During the study, over 1900 images and videos were analyzed posted in the network communities of social media VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and Twitter, as well as the Telegram communication messenger, from February to May 2022.

Analysis. Modern armed confrontation is a new type of social connection since the Internet, social media, and politics form new political and communicative ties in society, which, in turn, create or destroy political forces and change political regimes and economic players for markets.

Result. The authors propose a model connecting physical, informational, and virtual spaces, explaining network communication creation and functioning. This model influences politics, economics, resources, and territories through people’s mass consciousness.

Authors’ contribution. G.V. Kosov developed the theoretical basis of the study and carried out the general scientific editing of the article. O.V. Yarmak analyzed the dominant trends in modern media projects and the Ukrainian case. O.M. Litvishko interpreted the results of theoretical and empirical studies characterizing the process of forming a new media project. A.E. Gapich organized studies of images and videos posted in the network communities of social media (VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Twitter), as well as the Telegram messenger.

Key words: armed conflict, information war, political and communication networks, social media, big data, Ukrainianization of world politics, media project, Ukraine.

Citation. Kosov G.V., Yarmak O.V., Litvishko O.M., Gapich A.E. Armed Conflict as a Media Project of the 21st Century: Ukrainian Case. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4. Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2023, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 29-41. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2023.3.3.

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