The war in Ukraine is in full swing, but silence reigns on the streets of Russian cities; there are almost no anti-war rallies.
The majority of Russians support the war in Ukraine and have rallied around the ruling regime. According to the independent polling company the Levada Center — recognized in Russia as a foreign agent — 75 percent of Russians supported the actions of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine as of June 2022. Vladimir Putin’s approval rating among Russians increased from 71 percent to 83 percent during the war.
Citizens are convinced not only of the justice of