Russians: tell us what you think about Putin’s escalation of war in Ukraine

Russia has announced a partial mobilisation in a major escalation that places the country’s people and economy on a wartime footing.

With president Vladimir Putin also threatening nuclear retaliation, we would like to hear from Russians about how ordinary people are reacting to the latest developments in the war on Ukraine.

How are you, family and friends feeling about the situation? What are your hopes and fears for the coming weeks and months? We would also like to hear from Russians living in the UK, US or elsewhere.

Share your views and experiences

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