Why do Russians support the war?

The openDemocracy Show

May 2 2023 • 23 mins

One year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, surveys demonstrate that over two-thirds of Russians still support the war. Why do people believe that the ‘special military operation’ was necessary? How is it possible that they don’t change their minds even when they know about the Russian army’s devastating war crimes in Ukraine and losses and chaos the army is suffering?

Watch the full discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmM59dCI60M

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