Subtle Changes in Russian Digital Street After Kherson Defeat

Nadin Brzezinski
8 min readNov 13, 2022
Screen cap of a weapon issued to Russian troops. captured by Ukraine, Kherson region

Over the last few months, every defeat has been met with excuses. The withdrawal from Kyiv was we never intended to take it. The withdrawal from Kharkiv was a repositioning of forces. Snake Island was a gesture of goodwill. This is now called a defeat.

There is a subtle change in how this war is getting perceived. Moscow Calling, a nationalist with a closer…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB