Russian Public Perception: Law Enforcement, Torture, and Societal Attitudes | The Gaze
A startling revelation: one in four Russians has found themselves entangled in confrontations with law enforcement, while an alarming one in ten has reported experiencing instances of torture at their hands. These unsettling statistics emerge from a 2019 survey conducted by the Levada Centre, a prominent Russian research organization. In the backdrop of a full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine and a tightening grip of political repression under the Kremlin's rule, sociologists believe the situation remains bleak. Join us as we explore the persisting dynamics and delve into why many Russians appear hesitant to embrace change despite these troubling trends.