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Russia's year of war: Purge of critics, surge of nationalism


February 19, 2023

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Moscow's nights display few signs of a nation at war.

Cheerful crowds packed restaurants and bars in the Sretenka neighborhood on a recent Saturday night, watched by officers marked as "tourist police." Nearby, a top-hatted guide led about 40 sightseers to a 300-year-old church.

There's only an occasional "Z" — the symbol of Russia's "special military operation," as the Ukraine invasion is officially known — seen on a building or a shuttered store abandoned by a Western retailer. A poster of a stern-faced soldier, with the slogan "Glory to the heroes of Russia,...

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