Suppression of Speech in Russia
One of the fantastic things about Telegram is that it has given all of us a window into both Ukraine and Russia. Since Telegram has implemented a pretty decent translation API we can even read it. Mind you, slowly picking up the language, both of them.
Russia is an authoritarian state, and the war accelerated the process of closing off from the world. They have had a conflict between those who seek a fully Russian development and one that takes from the West as well. This started under Peter the Great. This continued in Soviet times and has reared its ugly head again.