The Kremlin is "concerned" that the failures and failures of the Russian army in the war in Ukraine may affect the results of the 2024 presidential election.

This is stated in a recent report by analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

ISW experts emphasize that in the presidential campaign, President-dictator Vladimir Putin wants to focus on the internal affairs of the Russian Federation and criticism of the West, but not on the war in Ukraine.

In addition, Russian officials want to increase censorship in the country. This is explained by the fact that the Russians who left the country began to try to discredit the upcoming presidential elections in the country.

Putin and other Russian government officials have already signaled their intention to tighten censorship, claiming that some citizens who have left Russia and others who are still in the country have begun trying to discredit the upcoming presidential election, and that Russia will do "whatever is necessary" to prevent interference in the election.

The Russian authorities have also sought to consolidate control over the Russian information space and have intensified measures to encourage self-censorship. Relatives of the mobilized can also influence the elections. After all, in Russia, the number of complaints and appeals for help to the mobilized has increased, despite attempts to censor them.

ISW analysts believe that the Kremlin was likely trying to bolster popular support for Putin across Russia by creating a network of "proxies" to campaign on behalf of the Kremlin leader.