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“We’re on the Titanic, and it’s just hit the iceberg”: Meduza’s Russian readers explain why they’re not leaving the country.
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Over the last few weeks, thousands of people have fled Russia, hoping to avoid the domestic political, social, and economic consequences of war. But those people are in the minority -- not everyone can leave home and move to a new country with such little notice, no matter how much they might want to. Some people have remained in Russia for family reasons, others can't afford to leave, while others have made conscious decisions not to leave on principle. We asked our readers to tell us why they decided to stay in Russia (or why they didn't have a choice), and we're publishing their answers below. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/03/14/we-re-on-the-titanic-and-it-s-just-hit-the-iceberg