Russian Elites Show No Sign of Broad Challenge to Putin

Many business owners and intellectuals fled Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, but others stayed behind, struggling to redefine their lives. Their diverging choices do not add up to a broad challenge to Vladimir Putin’s war.

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Shaken at First, Many Russians Now Rally Behind Putin’s Invasion

Polls and interviews show many Russians now accept the Kremlin’s assertion that their country is under siege from the West. Opponents are leaving the country or keeping quiet.

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Fed Up With Deadly Propaganda, Some Russian Journalists Quit

At least four state television employees have publicly resigned, citing regret for their roles in promoting false narratives about Ukraine.

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Two Days of Russian News Coverage: An Alternate Reality of War

To watch news broadcasts of the fighting in Ukraine on the main state channels in Russia is to witness the extent of the Kremlin’s efforts to sanitize its war.

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Several Western News Organizations Suspended Operations in Russia

BBC and Bloomberg News were among the media outlets that instructed Russia-based reporters to cease news gathering after a new law cracked down on news and free speech.

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Last Vestiges of Russia’s Free Press Fall Under Kremlin Pressure

“Everything that’s not propaganda is being eliminated,” a Nobel Prize winning editor said as Russian authorities moved to control the narrative in the Ukraine war.

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