Are Russians Fighting Back Against Putin? — A Brief History of Protest in Russia in 2022

Jakub Ferencik
6 min readFeb 28

It’s reading break at McGill University, where I am completing my master’s degree, so I have a lot more time to devote to my blog — at least for the week.

I thought I would take this opportunity to write up a brief history of Russian protest against its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It’s been one year since the invasion, so it’s about time I analyzed this trajectory especially because many have put Russian opposition to the invasion into question.

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 600+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views