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Conflict erupts among Russia's pro-war bloggers

By Valeriya Safronova

03 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Russia’s pro-war bloggers, who have been key sources of information due to their close ties with the military, have started accusing each other of aiding the Ukrainian government. This comes amidst the ongoing brutal campaign by the Russian military against Ukraine.

Russia’s famously outspoken pro-war bloggers have begun turning on one another.

Since the onset of the war, the bloggers’ close ties to the military have allowed them to become invaluable sources of information. Their widely followed posts — some scathingly critical of the Russian government — often provide more details about army movements than the Russian authorities do.

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