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Mar 8 15 tweets 3 min read
1/14 Whether Russians actually support the hideous war that Putin has waged against Ukraine is a matter of utmost political importance. The answer to this question will largely define Russia’s place in the history of the 21st century.
2/14 It’s one thing if Putin killed Ukrainian civilians and destroyed life-critical infrastructure with full approval from the Russian citizens. However, it’s a whole different story if Putin’s bloody venture is not supported by the society.
3/14 How can we measure this? To run a classic phone survey is time-consuming. Therefore we decide to hold a series of 4 quick, ultra-short online polls. Each of them included 700 participants from Moscow, all of them Internet users; quota sampling by gender and age took place.
4/14 We can observe rapid shifts in the evaluation of Russia’s role in the war. The share of respondents who view Russia as the aggressor doubled, while the share of those considering Russia a “peace-maker” halved.
5/14 Although many of the participants still tend to blame “the West” for initiating the war, the number of respondents who consider Ukraine guilty went down in half. Meanwhile, the share of those accusing Russia increased from 14% to 36%, i.e. by 2.5 times.
6/14 The numbers of those considering the war consequence-free were scarce right from the start of the invasion, and decreased further by three times in a week’s period.
7/14 And finally, the majority stand in favor of negotiations, peace and the soonest possible end to this fratricidal war.
8/14 As noted above, this is not a nationwide poll. We don’t know the relation between these figures and the general population. However, running 4 survey waves in a short timeframe while adhering to the same method gave us an opportunity to observe the dynamics of public opinion
9/14 Throughout the history of ACF’s polling department, we have never observed such dynamics of public opinion shifts. It took a few days of war to bring about radical mood changes among Russians.
10/14 The nature of these changes is plain and unambiguous: people rapidly begin to realize who is responsible for initiating the conflict, as well as the war’s true objectives and possible outcomes.
11/14 Undoubtedly, the Kremlin can see these dynamics as well, hence the nervousness, the desperate attempts to end the war campaign as soon as possible.
12/14 The anti-war momentum will keep growing across the society, so the anti-war protests should not be halted under any circumstances.
13/14 People are generally willing to change their stance, but only if we engage them in the dialogue and provide them with true information about the war.
14/14 The primary survey data can be viewed and double-checked here:…
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Mar 2
1/12 We - Russia - want to be a nation of peace. Alas, few people would call us that now.
2/12 But let's at least not become a nation of frightened silent people. Of cowards who pretend not to notice the aggressive war against Ukraine unleashed by our obviously insane czar.
3/12 I cannot, do not want and will not remain silent watching how pseudo-historical nonsense about the events of 100 years ago has become an excuse for Russians to kill Ukrainians, and for Ukrainians to kill Russians while defending themselves.
Read 12 tweets
Mar 2
1/11 Мы - Россия - хотим быть нацией мира. Увы, мало кто назовет нас такими сейчас.
2/11 Но давайте хотя бы не станем нацией испуганных молчунов. Трусов, которые делают вид, что не замечают агрессивной войны, развязанной нашим явно безумным царьком против Украины.
3/11 Я не могу, не желаю и не буду молчать, глядя, как псевдоисторический бред о событиях 100-летней давности стал поводом для того, чтобы русские убивали украинцев, а те, защищаясь, убивали русских.
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Feb 22
1/16 Yesterday I watched the “session of the Security Council”, this gathering of dotards and thieves (it seems to me that our Anti-Corruption Foundation has done investigations into the corruption of every single one of them).
2/16 And I thought about the same gathering of nomenklatura dotards from the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU, who, quite similarly, on their own whim , imagining themselves as geopoliticians at the “grand chessboard”, decided to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan.
3/16 The result was hundreds of thousands of victims, injuries to entire nations, the consequences of which both we and Afghanistan still cannot overcome, and the emergence of one of the key reasons for the collapse of the USSR.
Read 16 tweets
Feb 22
1/16 Я смотрел вчера на “заседание Совета безопасности”, это сборище маразматиков и воров (кажется, наш ФБК делал расследования коррупции каждого из них), и думал о таком же сборище номенклатурных маразматиков из Политбюро ЦК КПСС.
2/16 Которые примерно вот так же, по собственной прихоти, воображая себя геополитиками за “великой шахматной доской”, приняли решение о вводе советских войск в Афганистан.
3/16 Результатом стали сотни тысяч жертв, травмы целых наций, последствия которых не можем преодолеть ни мы сами, ни Афганистан, и возникновение одной из ключевых причин развала СССР.
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Feb 11
Знаете, за последний год я узнал много о путинском “правосудии”. И сложно меня удивить новостями из этой области.
Но 5 лет тюрьмы 16-летнему ребенку за “обучение терроризму”, которое заключалось во взрыве здания в Майнкрафте?! Господи, да еще и все пишут “16-летний”, но ведь на момент “преступления” ему было 14.
И все это еще и очень похоже на “дело Сети” - закрытый суд, “тайные свидетели”. Эти мерзавцам из ФСБ нужна просто статистика - не очередной планерке коллегам будут врать про разоблачение террор-группы.
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Dec 23, 2021
1/12 The TV set in our barrack hysterically fights NATO all day long. On every channel, they talk about NATO threats. Putin himself laments that NATO is at our doorstep and we have nowhere to retreat
2/12 It seems that all of Russia lives on this only and people are no longer interested in any other news.
3/12 But then the lawyer comes in and tells the news from real life. The closest oligarch to Putin and one of his wallets, Roman Abramovich, turned out to have received Portuguese citizenship. Citizenship of a NATO country.
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