Defense Minister Adviser Andrei Ilnitsky warned about waging a new type of war against Russia. His opinion, voiced at a conference in Kubinka near Moscow, leads RIA News…
“Currently, the instruments of warfare and peacetime rivalry are confusingly similar. The spectrum of threats and methods of interstate confrontation is changing so much that one can state the emergence of a new type of war – mental war. And this war is already underway, ”Ilnitsky said.
Sergei Shoigu’s advisor noted that the purpose of such a confrontation is to destroy self-awareness and change the mental and civilizational basis of the enemy’s society.
“Mental wars are waged without a declaration, their consequences, although not immediately, are irreversible. They are characterized by strategic and operational goals, certain stages and technologies of implementation. Moreover, these are very subtle technologies designed to influence both certain persons and the masses of people, ”Ilnitsky is sure.
One of the main fronts of such a war, the adviser to the Minister of Defense called the reformatting of the information field, which in the course of the struggle is filled with content alien from the point of view of the history of the development of society and traditions.
“Russian culture, traditions, convictions and worldview of people are the main prize of the mental war against us,” stated Ilnitsky. – The problem of modern Russia is not only in economic dependence on the outside world, but also in mental infection with alien meanings. For our de-ideologized, disunited post-covid society, where the elite has largely lost their will and trust, the mental war waged against Russia using, among other things, artificial intelligence technologies, is the most dangerous type of Cold War.
Earlier, the country’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, listed factors hindering the development of Russia. Among other things, he noted that the Western partners want to do everything to ensure that the external conditions for the development of Russia are not as favorable as Moscow would like. At the same time, the West, according to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, is manipulating the historical theme and the results of the Second World War.