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Fleeing Putin’s regime, Russian dissidents join Ukrainian refugees in Israel

Bharat Times | 17/04/2022 01:37 PM | Click to read full article

The moment Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, Russian filmmakers Anna Shishova-Bogolyubova and Dmitry Bogolyubov knew they had to leave Moscow. “We were the next on the list,” the couple told AFP in their borrowed apartment in Rehovot, a quiet Israeli city south of Tel Aviv.

Once you’re on the list of alleged “foreign agents,” you face a life of “self-censorship or, sooner or later, prison,” said Bogolyubov, who directed the German-financed 2019 documentary “Town of Glory.”