In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Russian dissent: a seed to be nurtured

‘It is hard to measure the public mood in a quasi-totalitarian regime, but the evidence points to war fatigue.’ Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin Pool/Sputnik/EPA
‘It z hard t meźr ɖ public mūd in a qāzi-ttaḷterịn reźīm, bt ɖ evidns pônts t wor ftīg.’ Foṭgraf: Micaīl Metsél/Cremlin Pūl/Spŭtnic/YPE

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Ruśn dsnt: a sīd t b nrćrd

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 5 Dec. 2022)

Vḷdīmir Pūtin’z militri fełr in Ycren cn olso mc him vulnṛbl t p’liticl opziśn at hom

Munde 5 Dsmbr 2022

Vḷdīmir Pūtin’z fełr t cmplit hiz iniśl wor emz in Ycren z so cmplit, it z unclir t ẃt end Ruśa fîts on, xpt t pṛtct ɖ prezidnt fṛm ɖ hymilieśn v admitñ dfit. Sins ɖ Cremlin’z teṛtorịl ambiśnz hv bn ćect, Ruśa’z ofnsiv cepbiḷtiz hv bn d’rectd mor at terrîzñ sviłnz n dgredñ Ycreńn infṛstrucćr. Ɖ plan z t plunj ɖ cuntri intu frizñ darcnis ʈru ɖ wintr in ɖ hop v dplitñ ɖ wil t rzist.

Ɖr z no sîn v ɖt wrcñ. Mr Pūtin’z fełr t unḍstand ɖ rziłnt caṛctr v Ycren az a prǎdli indipndnt neśn wz ɖ fǎndeśnl err v hiz wor. Ɖ Ruśn prezidnt hz olso mscalkletd ẃn meẓ́rñ hiz ǒn ppl’z aṗtît fr wor. It lct vreśs in ɖ oṗnñ wīcs, ẃn stet propganḍćanlz hd litl dificlti ẃipñ p a beḷcos frvr. Ɖt ardr sbsîdd in ɖ militri qogmîr n hz drend awe sins mas cnscripśn wz intṛdyst in Sptmbr. Ɖt z nt t se masz v sitiznz r trnñ sdiśs. Dsnt z ḿtd bî fir n ɖ habit v alījns t ɖ flag at tîmz v crîsis.

Bt hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz hv olso fled ɖ draft, probbli mor ɖn ɖ numbr s’xesḟli rcrutd (xact figrz r śrǎdd in ofiśl sīcṛsi). Mni v ɖoz hu rport fr dyti hv bn apōld bî ɖ lac v iqipmnt, trenñ or prṗs fr ɖer dplômnt. Ɖoz hu si ɖmslvz az cánnfodr mc unmoṭvetd soljrz. Dsperñ vidioz l’mntñ ɖer plît srklet wîdli onlîn. An iqivḷnt disorịnteśn cmz acrs fṛm ofiśl ćanlz, bt xprest az incrisñli unhinjd dmandz fr ɖ anạleśn v Ycren, tinjd wɖ cntmt fr militri līdrz hu apir unebl t dlivr it. Mr Pūtin himslf z stl abv criṭsizm, bt ɖ miʈ v hiz streñʈ n s’pirịr jujmnt hz bn śecn.

It z hard t meźr ɖ public mūd in a qāzi-ttaḷterịn reźīm, bt ɖ evidns pônts t wor ftīg. A līct prîṿt poul cnductd fr a Ruśn stet-s’kṛti ejnsi last wīc śoud 25% v rspondnts wontñ ɖ militri campen t cntiny n 55% wontñ pīstōcs. In Febrri, Mr Pūtin’z inveźn cmandd abt 80% s’port. Ɖr z olso evidns ɖt ɖ Cremlin z luzñ fl-spectṛm dominns v ɖ inḟmeśnspes. Ruśnz r nǎ ɖ wrld’z bigist yzrz v vrćl prîṿt netwrcs – onlîn srṿsz ɖt cn srcmvnt stetsnsrśp v ɖ inṭnet. Xîlcḿṇtiz frniś ɖer cmpatrịts wɖ mor truʈfl acǎnts v ẃt z haṗnñ in Ycren ɖn enʈñ līġli brōdcast insd Ruśa.

It wd b preṃtyr t imajin ɖt Mr Pūtin’z pziśn z mć wìcnd. H hz līvrz v coŕśn t compnset fr eni dclîn in inʈyziazm fr hiz rūl. Bt ɖ sînz v britlnis r stl incuṛjñ az evidns v sm ptnśl aṗtît amñ Ruśnz, insd n ǎtsd ɖ cuntri, fr a difṛnt cnd v poḷtics. Cultvetñ ɖt inṭrest, s’portñ ɖ xîlz, n recgnîzñ n ampḷfayñ ɖ difṛns btwn ɖ Ruśn ppl n ɖer criminl līdrśp wl b incrisñli importnt in ɖ munʈs n yirz t cm. Ẃl Mr Pūtin’z dfit in Ycren z a stṛtījic n moṛl impeṛtiv fr Yṛpiyn dmocṛsiz, n norṃlîześn v rleśnz wɖ Mosco sīmz lîc a rmot prospect, ɖ ambiśn canot b abandnd oltgɖr. Fr ɖt ambiśn t b plōzibl, ɖ sīdz v a difṛnt Ruśa mst b nrćrd ẃrvr ɖe gro.

Instroduction to Ñspel

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