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Surveys and interviews present that many Russians now settle for the Kremlin’s declare that their nation is underneath siege by the West.
Opponents go away the nation or stay silent. The movement of anti-war letters to the St. Petersburg legislator has dried up. Some Russians who criticized the Kremlin became cheerleaders for the struggle. Those that publicly resist it discovered the scribbled phrase “traitor” on the door of their condominium.
5 weeks after President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, there are indicators that the Russian public’s preliminary shock has been changed by a mixture of assist from their troops and anger on the West. On tv, leisure packages have been changed by extraordinary propaganda contributions, leading to a gentle stream of untruths concerning the “Nazis” who run Ukraine and American-funded Ukrainian organic weapons laboratories.
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WNU editor: The previous Russian TV presenter is making an attempt to clarify why Russia’s public assist for the struggle and Putin’s assist are very excessive (see video beneath). He claims that the Kremlin is ready to manipulate public opinion by controlling info.
I’ve a special view.
Most Russians, regardless of information restrictions (censorship) and media propaganda, know what is going on in Ukraine. If not from members of the family or mates who’re preventing in Ukraine proper now, they know this via Russian social networks, entry to various information websites and worldwide media, and thru folks like me who’re in opposition to this struggle.
In my case, among the many many a whole lot of mates, members of the family and contacts I’ve in Russia. Aside from the younger, everybody now helps the struggle. They share President Putin’s view that this battle is an existential menace to Russia, and can assist it for so long as it takes, whatever the sufferer.
Like my Ukrainian members of the family, mates and contacts, who’re decided to win the struggle in opposition to Russia in any respect prices, I see the identical sense of willpower to win on the Russian facet. Evidently, nobody cares about my pleas to discover a technique to finish the struggle.