War in Ukraine

Independent news sources reveal Russian ground sentiment

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Russia's state-aligned media is understandably silent on the economic and moral costs that the country's invasion of Ukraine is exacting on the Russian people. The little that can be known about ground sentiments comes from independent news sources.

One such source is The Moscow Times. The online newspaper, which is based in Amsterdam but is close to the mood of the Russian street, ran an article last Wednesday on Russian anti-war activists staging "guerilla" protests on Victory Day, the May 9 anniversary of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline Independent news sources reveal Russian ground sentiment. Subscribe