For the Kremlin, this is simply a big ingot dropped from the sky. Russian propaganda rarely centers on one person. They saw the woman as a rare example among Ukrainians who regretted the collapse of the Soviet Union and who saw the Russians as liberators. And most Ukrainians, even in Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine, did not welcome the Russian invasion.
Therefore, the old woman's waving company banner design of the Soviet flag is a proof by the Russian official that her actions are supported by the local people. The flag and Babushka's portrait resonated with every Russian familiar with the "Mother Russia" World War II postcard, and helped a lot in its popularity. The Kremlin's propaganda machine kicks in. Within days, the image of a Soviet-era peasant woman wearing her orthodox turban, felt boots and thick skirt began to appear everywhere, from Moscow and Siberia to the Far East island of Sakhalin.
She is now "immortalized" in murals, placards, postcards, sculptures and bumper stickers. There are tons of songs and poems dedicated to her. Russian officials even unveiled a statue of her in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which has been devastated by fighting. Stills from the viral video of Anna