"Saved a man from the SWO."

Boris (name changed) from the city of Togliatti wrote us a letter. He is 32 years old. He works as an engineer in a construction company. He could not work normally because of thoughts about the war. He discouraged his acquaintances from going to war.

"Silent Scene. The school year has begun."

Zinaida (name changed) from the Moscow region works in a kindergarten. She has already written us a letter about what happens at her job. In her new letter she tells us how the new school year has started.

"Oh, tears in my eyes!"

Margarita (name changed) from Novosibirsk is 41 years old. She is an accountant. In her letter she tells about how she lost her job because of her anti-war beliefs. How she went to a rally, how she was fined for singing Ukrainian songs. How she found the strength to endure what is happening.

"Propaganda draws on the worst features of the national consciousness of the post-Soviet era"

"Propaganda is based on the worst features of the national consciousness of the post-Soviet era" Artem from Krasnoyarsk (name and city changed) wrote to us. He is 45 years old. He is a civil servant. He said in his letter that he condemns the war, but that it was not always so, that once he even published a newspaper in which he wrote about "traitor Khokhls", which then in his opinion should be returned ...

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"Overnight they turned into soulless mankurts."

Elizaveta (name changed) from the Volgograd region wrote to us. She is 59 years old. She wrote to us about how her relatives rallied together not to socialize with those who are in favor of the war. About how the intelligent and educated people around her suddenly turned into supporters of the war.

Margarita Kudrya: "The city is extinct. Yesterday it was colored, now it is black"

Before the war, Margarita Kudrya worked as a graphics and design teacher in Dnipro. A month after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she had to evacuate to Germany. There she started teaching vocal classes for children and adults. She created a music band. Margarita talks about how the war changed her life in the Eyewitnesses project.

"White is white and black is black."

Alexei (name changed) is 27 years old from the Moscow region. He works in the service sector. He was born in Russia, but he has Ukrainian roots. In his letter he told how difficult it was to rebuild himself after the war started.

"Just so long as Kiev doesn't surrender today!"

Mikhail (name changed) from a small town in the Kirov region wrote to us. He has his own theater at the DK. He also taught history at school and at a technical school. He told about how his views changed from "Lukashenko is the best and most honest president, and Stalin won the Great Patriotic War" to voting for Yabloko. Mikhail wrote how he watched the news on the first day of the war with two students on his knee from his phone and repeated: "Only if Kiev didn't surrender today!".