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Russian Soldiers’ Mothers: Independent Activists or State Agents?

Hard to ignore: the Monument to the Grieving Mother in Volgograd, Russia. Image: Dudergofer / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Many in the West have viewed them as having the potential to challenge the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine. But how much influence or interest do Russian soldiers’ mothers organisations really have in altering the course of the war?

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Emily Ferris

Senior Research Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Security

International Security

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