"Life is overrated": Putin's voice glorifies war and death
Created: 01/03/2023 10:57 am
By: Nail Akkoyun
Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov during a media event in St. Petersburg.
(Archive photo) © Pavel Bednyakov/Imago
Since Russia is only making slow progress in the Ukraine war, renewed partial mobilization is expected.
According to state television, death was inevitable anyway.
Moscow – In his TV show, Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov called on the population not to be afraid of death.
Life is anyway "completely overrated" and death is finally inevitable, Solovyov said according
What sounds like something out of a movie is now a bitter reality in Russia.
For months now, “Putin's voice,” as Solovyov is often called, has been making increasingly radical statements on state television.
According to the moderator, however, the Russians need not fear anything, since everyone "goes to heaven" anyway - an excerpt from the program is circulating on Twitter, among other places.
The excerpt from state TV was shared for the first time by Julia Davies, reporter for the
news portal and expert on Russian state media.
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Ukraine suspects that the Russian propaganda machine wants to prepare the population for a new wave of mobilization: As
reports, the head of the Ukrainian defense intelligence service assumes that Moscow will start the next round of mobilization as early as January 5.
According to Russian information, at least 300,000 people “joined” the army during the last partial mobilization in autumn 2022 – around 150,000 are said to have been deployed in the Ukraine war.
Meanwhile, Kyiv repeatedly called on the Russian soldiers to surrender.
The Russian narrative, according to which the neighboring country is fighting "Satan" and "neo-Nazis and drug addicts", has also been repeated several times by Vladimir Solovyov.
The guests of his TV show supported the chief propagandist in his claims: While Russian men used to live from day to day, they now have "a higher goal" - and that is also worth dying for.