Support The Moscow Times!

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.

Russia on the Record is a podcast where Moscow Times journalists, independent experts and ordinary Russians reflect, analyze and explain what’s going on in Russia right now. You can listen to us on the following platforms:

Apple Podcasts


Amazon Music

Google Podcasts


… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.