What are the effects of the defeat of Russia in Ukraine on the public opinion of the country?
Ukraine’s recent successes have emboldened some opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war to speak out against the Kremlin.
Alla Pugacheva, one of Russia’s most famous pop stars, has applied to be classified as a foreign agent in solidarity with her exiled husband, Maxim Galkin. He was declared a foreign agent less than a week ago.
In an online posting, she stated that Putin’s war in Ukraine “kills soldiers for illusory goals” and makes Russia a “global pariah.” Given Moscow’s recent military setbacks in the war against Ukraine, is there a shift in Russian public opinion?