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War news - dealing with them

Memes about dealing with war news will often position the meme viewer/creator in an observer role. These memes will often invoke figures, such as Oleksii Arestovich (known for his daily news briefings), or military events, such as the bombings of Belgorod. These sources of news are often treated as uplifting material for those dealing with the stress caused by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Many of these memes imply a level of obsession, as though the subjects are incapable or unable to stop constantly receiving news about the war. Many memes will also invoke Russia or Russians in decrepit buildings or lacking basic services as a form of schadenfreude and through an ironic lens.