Journalist Marina Ovsiannikova affirms that “not all Russians are the same” and calls for people to stop listening to the Kremlin

Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikova, who was arrested after protesting against the invasion of Ukraine while broadcasting a news program on a Russian public broadcaster on Monday, asserted this Thursday that “not all Russians are the same,” but lamented the “Zombification” of the population through government propaganda.

In this sense, he stressed that by breaking into the news program he intended “to show Western audiences that the Russians are against the war” and urged his fellow citizens “to stop listening to the Kremlin channels”.

In statements to the BBC, for example, he has insisted that he cannot “hold out” given the situation in Ukraine. “To the Russians I say: I want to show you that you are zombified by the Kremlin propaganda, stop believing in it. Stop listening to government channels,” he said.

Journalist Marina Ovsiannikova affirms that “not all Russians are the same” and calls for people to stop listening to the Kremlin
Journalist Marina Ovsiannikova affirms that “not all Russians are the same” and calls for people to stop listening to the Kremlin

“Learn to search for information and analyze it. From Western sources, from Ukrainian sources. I know it’s very difficult to find this information because it’s also a communications war, but you have to do it, you have to try,” he said.

Ovsiannikova was fined 30,000 rubles (EUR 255 at current exchange rates) for her symbolic act on Tuesday after being arrested and interrogated for 14 hours.

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