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We looked the other way. Ordinary Russians Against War, by Kristina Safonova: The Voice of Anonymous Russians

2023-11-29T16:07:58.161Z

Highlights: We looked the other way. Ordinary Russians Against War, by Kristina Safonova: The Voice of Anonymous Russians. This young Russian journalist gives us a shocking testimony. She was in Riga, Latvia, as Russia began its war against Ukraine on January 24, 2022. Since then, after having crisscrossed a large part of Eastern Europe as a correspondent, she has collected many reactions from anonymous Russians, which she presents to us in her book, in fragments. She had been arrested by police for covering a protest in support of Vladimir Putin's opponent Alexei Navalny, who is still in prison.


REVIEW - This young Russian journalist gives us a shocking testimony. It's raw, brief, disconcerting, sometimes chilling, terribly human, always: nothing is black or white.


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I'm afraid thatpeople in Russia who don't support the governmentwill find themselves isolated, speechless. And I would like to show that not all Russians are for war and also make them feel a little less alone. »

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Kristina Safonova, a young Russian journalist and contributor to the independent online news site Meduza, banned by Vladimir Putin in January 2023, gives us a shocking testimony. She was in Riga, Latvia, as Russia began its war against Ukraine on January 24, 2022. Since then, after having crisscrossed a large part of Eastern Europe as a correspondent, including in the Donbass, where she was in 2019, she has collected many reactions from anonymous Russians, which she presents to us in her book, in fragments.

Meanwhile, she had been arrested by police for covering a protest in support of Vladimir Putin's opponent Alexei Navalny, who is still in prison. Kristina Safonova has been living in this house ever since.

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