Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian authorities seek to suppress small-scale dissent among soldiers’ wives – UK intel

The UK Ministry of Defence reports that Russian authorities are employing financial incentives, online discrediting, and warning labels to suppress dissent among wives of deployed soldiers.
Soldiers Russian mobilization
Mobilized Russians. File photo: TASS
Russian authorities seek to suppress small-scale dissent among soldiers’ wives – UK intel

The Russian government is reportedly employing various tactics to quash public dissent among wives of deployed Russian soldiers, according to a recent report by the UK Ministry of Defence. The move follows small-scale protests that took place in Moscow in November 2023.

According to the intel, research conducted by oppositional Russian media outlets, along with comments from protesting wives themselves, indicates that the authorities have likely resorted to offering increased cash payments to families, with the expectation that they refrain from participating in protests. This financial incentive is seen as an attempt to curb dissent and maintain public order.

On November 27, 2023, a prominent online group representing soldiers’ wives published a manifesto opposing ‘indefinite mobilization.’ The group faced a setback around November 31, 2023, as it was pinned with a ‘fake’ warning label. The report suggests that this labeling was likely instigated by pro-Kremlin actors, further indicating efforts to discredit and suppress opposition voices.

The Ministry of Defence underscores that the authorities appear particularly sensitive to protests related to citizens mobilized in September 2022, who have now been stationed at the front lines for over a year.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Stay informed with Kompreno.
    • Get quality journalism from across Europe.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts