Lev Gudkov documents the moral apathy of Russians

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This is a good interview with Lev Gudkov, who runs the last independent polling firm in Russia.

Gudkov: State propaganda is still managing to forge a broad consensus. Most recently, the majority of respondents, 53 percent, believed that the military operation in Ukraine has been a success. These are mainly people who watch state television and have little access to the internet, older Russians. But there is also another, smaller element of society, one-third of respondents, who say the operation has been unsuccessful.

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