Suppressing Dissent: Oppression in Crimea Under Russian Occupation | The Gaze
In Crimea, temporarily occupied by Russia, the largest number of administrative cases are being opened about 'discreditation' of the Russian army. Sentences are handed down for anti-war messages on social networks, conversations with colleagues and neighbors, for yellow and blue colors in clothing, for Ukrainian music. But the Russian occupation authorities do not limit themselves to fines - they force people to publicly apologize for their position on video. An army of informers helps Russian security forces punish dissidents.