December 23, 2022

Russia in 2022


Russia in 2022
Fleeing the war, April 2022, Lviv.

US govt estimate of Ukrainian civilians killed by the war: 40,000

… UN estimate of total civilian casualties: 16,462

Russian soldiers dead or wounded by the war (US estimate): 100,000

… Russian statement: 5,937

Ukrainian soldiers dead or wounded by the war (US estimate): 100,000

… Ukraine statement: 13,000

Minimum number of Ukrainian refugees who fled to Europe: 7.8 million

… to Russia: 2.9 million

Internally displaced Ukrainians: 6.5 million

Prewar population of Ukraine: 41.16 million


Number of repressive new laws enacted: 22

Arrests for political crimes: 20,467

… of which happened after February 24, for stances against the war: 19,478

Cases filed against those “discrediting the armed forces: 5,518

Sentences passed against those arrested under repressive new laws: 51

Persons detained on suspicion of treason: 20

Years of prison given to journalist Ivan Safronov for republishing public information: 22

Persons sentenced for “rehabilitation of Nazism”: 21

Prosecutions for “propaganda or public demonstration of symbols of Nazi or extremist organizations” (typically showing Ukrainian symbols): 105

Minimum number of organizations declared "extremist" by Russian courts: 10

… declared “foreign agents”(including individuals): 176

… declared “undesirable”: 23

Minimum number of cases tried for participation in the activities of an “undesirable organization”: 79

Minimum number of websites blocked by Roskomnadzor: 210,450

Minimum number of cases where independent media outlets or their editors-in-chief received fines for spreading “fake news” or “discrediting” the Russian army: 26


Total estimated US foreign aid to Ukraine since the start of the war (Euros): 47.8 billion

Minimum number of foreign countries that have withdrawn from Russia: 335

Number of Russian entities targeted by sanctions: 1,615

Number of Russian individuals targeted by EU sanctions: 1,386

Number of countries that closed their airspace to Russian airlines: 36


Ukrainians with a strongly negative view of Russia: 92%

Persons with an unfavorable opinion of Russia in international (17 countries) poll: 85%

Persons in the same poll who have no confidence Vladimir Putin will do the right thing: 90%

Negative rating of Putin in the US today: 92%

…in 2001: 47%


Sources: Meduza, Statista, NY Times, Pew Research

 

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