“Welcome to Russia, where you can’t protest, buy clothes and go on holiday,” writes The Telegraph’s James Gilner. In a report showing daily life in Putin’s country, we read that the past year has brought uncertainty, conflict and high prices.
– I had plans, goals, and now my only goal was to move Or at least to move my daughter from here – says a nurse living in Moscow. – This war ruined my life He adds. The woman, who, like other characters in the text, does not disclose her data, recently received an order for military training. She must learn how to act on the battlefield. Although she is not assigned to the front, she is very afraid.
– The prospect terrifies me. Like those who fought in Ukraine and got amnesty coming back from the front. He said that even those who support the war are against murderers and rapists who return to their country and live freely.
– People were overwhelmed with stress – Another Russian tells the newspaper. A construction worker living in central Russia indicates that people are restless. – We are dividedIt was like the 1917 revolution all over again. There will be quarrels in the family and among work colleagues – He agrees.
The article’s author points out that Russians are beginning to realize what Putin has been working on for months – the war has reached their homes and daily lives. Kremlin propaganda seeks to show Russians that they are threatened by a NATO attack and that the nation must unite and rally to avoid annihilation. For this purpose, not only the campaign but also it is working at high speed.
Schools have begun teaching basic soldiering skills, children are forced to wave the national flag again, retirees practice stretcher-carrying techniques. As we read, last year in all regions of Russia Expenditure on patriotism, posters and flags increased sharply. Most Russians responded quietly to the war, almost ignoring the event. However, that changed dramatically when Putin announced that he was mobilizing for war.
“Every family in Russia knows men sent to fight in Ukraine,” the author points out. The Kremlin’s “dream” of every Russian feeling wary and waiting for Putin’s help is only half fulfilled. Opinions about the country’s leader are divided. “Among my friends, I call him an international terrorist. But if I’m with someone I don’t know, I speak differently,” a Russian from a city in the center of the country told the newspaper.
While prices are stable in major cities, restaurants are full, and goods can be bought at the market to avoid sanctions, further out in the country you may feel more of a war. – Prices have risen, life is more difficult, more uncertain. Basically there is nothing you can do. You can’t get sick. Can’t buy clothes. Can’t go to the coffee shop or the cinema. You can’t go on vacation – Describes.
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