Stories from RuNet Echo from October, 2023
Vanishing memory: Commemorative plaques to victims of Soviet era disappear in Russia amid war and new repressions
Plaques commemorating victims of Stalin’s repressions are being taken down in Russian cities. News about vanishing plaques comes amid almost weekly arrests of activists for anti-regime or anti-war stances.
The indigenous people of Sakhalin are now present in small numbers, they are named Nivkhs, Ainu, Uilta. A documentary shows one of the dying villages, Rybnoe, where Nivkhs live.
Documentary about dying villages in Sakhalin, former territory of Japan in Russia, gets over million views
115 towns and villages in Sakhalin may be subject to administrative removal, since they are considered "not viable," because almost no one lives in them anymore, apart from a few people
It is incorrect to say that the people in Russia did not resist the emergence of Putinism — they resisted, many times and in many ways, albeit unsuccessfully.