Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022, several Russians have left their country and face integration difficulties.
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On social networks, several of them complained of being victims of "Russophobia", or the fact of feeling anti-Russian feelings.
In several cases, these citizens are blamed for supporting the invasion of Ukraine.
Recently, the founder of the NGO WindOfChange, a think tank focused on democratic values, relayed an extract from a Russian visiting Mexico who was the victim of harassment because of her nationality.
“In Mexico, people hate us. We came here to reach the United States, but here they don't like us. Everyone hates Russians! I can no longer endure this […]”, she summed up.
The woman, who had previously spent a few months in Brazil, is indignant that the Russians are badly perceived in the West.
“Why are we humiliated? Maybe we are too emotional or too sincere, but we have never been aggressive [...]. I want to live in a society where people are more tolerant. Because I have a Russian passport, I am nothing”, she raised in a row.
In the excerpt seen several times, the lady does not indicate whether she openly supports Vladimir Putin's special military operation.
Last September, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov castigated before the UN the rise in hatred towards citizens of Russian origin.
"Official Russophobia in the West is unprecedented, its scale is grotesque," he said.