To circumvent censorship in Russia, activists reproduce images of the war in Ukraine

In the age of disinformation and media control in Russia, how can the local population be made aware of the barbaric scenes in Ukraine, which have been discovered in the newspapers of the rest of the world in recent days? Activists have found the answer: she and she reproduced on Russian soil the horrific images of the mass graves left behind by the Russian army after its passage through the Ukrainian city of Boutcha. On the bridge of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior or in the garden of Alexander, silhouettes pose so elongated, their hands tied behind their backs, amid passers-by and passers-by. A powerful but dangerous move: whoever side with Ukraine in Russia could face up to 15 years in prison.

baptized “Boutcha-Moscow Action”, This series of photos, taken in Moscow, has been carefully thought out to avoid the sanctions of the Russian regime, thus: Release† The face of the person posing in the photos is hidden, making it difficult to identify them.

According to information from the national daily newspaper, the series of photos was sent to the Russian media holo† For example, on the homepage of these independent media there is a “Chronicle of the War in Ukraine” and an article about the “Tragedy of Boutcha and Mariupol”† In contrast, the photos of the Russian activists were first published on the evening of Monday, April 4 on the media’s Telegram account, before being included elsewhere on social networks.

However, it is difficult to learn more about these files, as their data is protected to ensure the safety of the activists and the Russian media who published the photos.

It remains to be seen whether the dissemination of these photos will be able to affect the local population. Such as holomany Russian media and journalists had to leave the country, complicating reporting on the war in Ukraine.

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