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How War in Israel and Gaza Impacts Russia

The latest hostilities in the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated news headlines and overshadowed the war in Ukraine. In Russia, the conflict is also at the center of attention. State propaganda has criticized the actions of the Israeli authorities, blamed the United States for failing to secure peace and mocked Russians who moved to Israel in opposition to the invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, thousands of Russians who moved to Israel since February 2022 have voiced solidarity with their new country and are taking part in efforts to help the victims of the conflict.

In this episode, we talk to Russians who moved to Israel last year about how the war has impacted their lives. We also speak with Ivan U. Klyszcz, a researcher of Russian policy at the International Center for Defense and Security in Tallinn, Estonia, about the official Russian position on the conflict and how the Israel-Palestine conflict might affect the course of the war in Ukraine.

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