Putin in the Kremlin this Thursday
Photo: IMAGO/Aleksey Babushkin / IMAGO/SNA
During a demonstration, Russian President Vladimir Putin was amused by a deepfake video of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD).
Putin was shown an artificial intelligence (AI) that is supposed to recognize fake videos - a fake speech by Scholz was presented as an example.
The state news agency Ria published a short video on Thursday showing the head of the Kremlin watching the alleged appearance of the SPD politician in Moscow.
In the video, the Russian programmers first put words critical of America from the popular Russian action film "Bruder 2" into Scholz's mouth.
Then they made him say, 'We wanted to give up Russian gas.
But to put it in the words of a Russian classic: We wanted the best, but it came as always.«
This dictum comes from the former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938-2010).
In 1993 he had said a sentence about the currency reform at the time, which was shortened to the sarcastic saying "We wanted the best, but it turned out as always".
In this version it was also interpreted as a criticism of Chernomyrdin.
Such and similar sayings of the politician have entered the Russian language as »Chernomyrdinka«.
Putin described the speech as rich in content and profound
Putin commented on the fake Scholz speech after the end of the video with the words: "He says the right things." The speech was rich in content and profound.
Scholz and Putin last spoke to each other on the phone in September.
According to a spokesman, Scholz urged that a diplomatic solution to the war be found as quickly as possible during the 90-minute conversation.
This must be based on a ceasefire, a complete withdrawal of Russian troops and respect for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
This Wednesday, Scholz again asked Russia to stop the attacks on Ukraine.
"This bomb terror against the civilian population must stop, and it must stop immediately," said Scholz.
Russia could no longer win this war on the battlefield and should stop killing and open the way for peace negotiations.
The sanctions against Russia will be maintained.