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Process has begun: Russian propagandists are leaving Putin’s sinking ship

23 October, 2023 Monday
15:32

Have you heard about the scandal involving Solovyov’s scumbag Satanovsky?

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He referred to Masha Zakharova as a "heavy drinking b***h," Medvedev as "a weak little s**t," reminded everyone that Putin "won't be in power forever," and expressed dissatisfaction with how Putin is governing the country and selecting his team. As a result, he was let go from Solovyov's channel, primarily over remarks about Masha, which Lavrov found offensive. Satanovsky, on the other hand, calmly stated that he was already retired and doing fine.

So, a significant number of Russian media personalities and bloggers have interpreted this incident in a straightforward manner: Satanovsky is smarter than many, as he was the first to jump from Putin’s "sinking ship." This move had been waiting for its time.

According to some, Satanovsky demonstrated the art of "flying the coop." He even seemed to factor in certain potential repercussions on his side – creating the image of a "politically oppressed dissident, opposed to Putin but not to poor Russia's well-being." An ideal narrative for a "good Russian."

And when Solovyov, Zakharova, and the like face the tribunal, clever Satanovsky will secure funding for "developing a democratic Russia after Putin." That is, of course, unless we manage to change the course of political alliances, overcome the fear of a fragmented Russia, and ensure global stability. Otherwise, the West may once again "sponsor democracy" while Russia suffocates due to excessive defense spending, eventually leading to possible aggression against its neighbors in 15-20 years.

Even if such a wicked scenario doesn't unfold, rest assured that Satanovsky has already made a successful exit. The question is, who will be the next "uncompromising critic of the regime"?

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About the author. Oleksiy Holobutsky, political scientist

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