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In Photos: Pro-War Symbols Meet Soviet Imagery on Moscow's Streets

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, on the surface, everyday life in Moscow has remained fairly unchanged.

But amid the usual urban clamor, many have noticed the growing presence of Soviet-era symbols and icons throughout the city, often alongside motifs designed to drum up pro-war sentiment.

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.