How a Ukrainian woman ‘Babushka-Z’ became a Russian propaganda icon – BBC News

An elderly Ukrainian woman has become the new, unlikely face of Kremlin propaganda.

In Russia, she is known as ‘Babushka-Z’ the Russian word for grandmother.

Murals, placards and even statues of her holding a Soviet flag have appeared all over the country.

But how did an old woman from a small Ukrainian village turn into a star among pro-war Russians?

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