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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