‘Ruscism’ defined and condemned in Ukraine’s official language
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has adopted a resolution designating the ideology of Russia’s current political regime as “Ruscism.”
The term is a shorthand for “Russian fascism.” The Ukrainian parliament’s declaration condemns its “ideological foundations and social practices” as “totalitarian” and contrary to humanity.
Rada Deputy Oleksiy Honcharenko reported that 281 deputies voted in favor of the resolution.
An explanatory note attached to the resolution says that invading Ukraine has “exposed” Putin’s political regime “as a neo-imperialist totalitarian dictatorship that inherits the worst practices of the past and embodies the ideas of fascism and national socialism in the current version of Russian fascism (Ruscism).”
The parliament intends to address the Prosecutor General, the Justice Ministry, and other government offices on taking immediate measures against “manifestations of Ruscist ideology and revanchist politics on Ukrainian territory.” Its plans also include encouraging the international community to embrace the term “Ruscism” in connection with the current regime in the Kremlin.