The Power of Maps and Geographic Imagery in Digital Communication: Narrating Russia’s War in Ukraine
By Alina Mozolevska. Visuals, used as information strategies or propaganda, have become a crucial instrument of war. Drawings, images, photos, posters, cartoons, or maps represent a powerful tool of both informing and mobilizing populations and consolidating political powers around a common goal. What, then, is the role of visuals in Russia’s current invasion of Ukraine? What messages do they convey? What are the main narratives expressed and symbols used during the Russo-Ukrainian War? And how is the visual landscape of the war created?