Photo Gallery: A Country in Lockstep 04/22/2014
 Some 80 percent of Russians back President Vladimir Putin's controversial...
AFP

Some 80 percent of Russians back President Vladimir Putin's controversial actions in Crimea and Ukraine. They also have a penchant for believing the media, which has often published Kremlin propaganda in recent months as fact. "Many believe the reports coming out of Ukraine -- and that is dangerous," warns journalist Nikolai Epple of the newspaper Vedomosti. "It gives you the feeling that something terrible is happening in modern-day Russia."