Russia surrenders Kherson after 8 months of occupation. Kirill Stremousov, deputy “governor” of the region, mysteriously dies in a car crash the same day.
Putin fails to make any comment on the Kherson retreat. War correspondents and propagandists also could not say anything, sarcastically noting that any comment could land them in prison. But Vladimir Solovyov did have a very explosive reaction.
Kaluga welcomes a show called Polite People about the Donbas war. A revamped NKVD Remand Prison museum opens in Tomsk. Unidentified people in Omsk break a bust to Dzerzhinsky.
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