There's tons of bydlos actually approving Putin's rule for Crimea, Ukraine and Syria wars, hating on The Evil West, Gayrope, USA and everybody else, thinking Russia is the greatest country around (despite earning less than $500/month). Why the fuck do you defend Russia? This country is fucked in the head and it always has been, swallow it and don't get salty over someone else pointing out the truth about this cesspool of a country.
The truth is that a lot of people of all damn ages here don't want the changes; most of them are afraid of changes or inconveniences in any way. They will not oppose their colleagues or the boss pushing them to overworking, they will not leave their job because they owe the banks (which is their own fault most of the time), they will not leave their partner if they're unhappy or work on their relationship. They won't do shit to change their life, they're actually A-FUCKING-OKAY with it because it gives them what Russian people value the most - a reason to whine over, complain about and be depressed as shit. Ever read any Russian book? It's all about the drama, mens, changing shit would take the drama away.
dyzio65 is right all the way. I live here, I deal with my countrymen every single day. There's a lot of people who support Putin and complain about every damn thing wrong with their life, but they still think that he's the best leader for this country (there is an actual opinion that anyone else would steal even more and they don't want that). People protested from July to late September in 2019, the police brutalized them over no reason at all (not like they do in the US or Europe, but believe me Russians haven't protested as hard as the other nations do, not even remotely close), legs broken, women hit in stomach (on purpose, hard), and people just swallowed it. Russian opposition leader got literally robbed by this government - they blocked all of his cards and accounts he had inside the country, and did the same to everyone in his family (including extended). Nothing changes here, nothing happens, all hope is gone.
Anyway, mens, Russia is literally third world, this ain't no meme and the only reason I am telling you this is that I see and experience it all first-person. Fuck I am pissed.