Russians Against Invasion – WSJ

At great personal risk, brave people across Russia are speaking out against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. James Beardsworth report for the Moscow Times:

Muslims were in a state of shock on Thursday after waking up to news that Russia had invaded neighboring Ukraine…

The Kremlin on Thursday said it believes Russians will “support” the Kremlin’s activities in Moscow, but feelings of anger and helplessness remain pervasive in the capital.

“Nothing good will come of this. We don’t need war, we need to be able to come to agreements,” said computer programmer Dmitry, 36.

More than 60 activists and journalists were arrested in the local media on Thursday, with pop stars, late-night TV hosts and film directors posting black squares to Instagram, and singles popping up all over the country.

“We Russians will deal with the consequences of today for many years to come,” wrote social media site and former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak.

In America, it’s easy to become cynical to watch Hollywood celebrities feign bravery as they speak out politically correct points and send out free signals of virtue. But in Russia, bringing down Putin’s criticism could cost anything. Fortune’s Tristan Bove there’s more about dissidents: Russians Against Invasion – WSJ

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