western propaganda is motivated by the fact that such control always backfires. It is like being totally removed from exposure
to bacteria. It is "good" only up to a point, afterwards you die. So the Russian "body" needs to be exposed to the western
bacilli as a way of defeating them. As I have noted numerous times, human psychology is crap. By banning filth, a demand for
filth is created because it is the "forbidden fruit". The USSR really undermined itself with such control measures. I think China
is also not doing itself any favours by engaging in the same.
In the case of Belorus, it is exactly the authoritarian behaviour of Lukashenko that has exposed the country to regime change
in a serious way.
Also, Pakistan is not a model for Russia since it is a different culture. Russians, in spite of recent polling, still are mentally
Europeans and will naturally engage with the west. There is no cultural filter to keep the west out. So western propaganda
requires a sophisticated approach and not ham fisted restrictions.