Today, thanks again to the absolutely fantastic work of the Russian and Oceania Saker Blog I can share with you a fully translated and subtitled video of a Russian talk show which I find particularly important. Let me explain.
The show in question called “Sunday evening with Vladimir Soloviev” is one of the most watched shows on Russian TV. It airs at prime time, right after the main Sunday evening news. The people invited to this show are typically very well-known public figures and the topics discussed are the hot topics of the day. What I am trying to say here is that this show is a very good reflection of the mood in Russia. I can hear the objection “this is state controlled TV!”. Okay, let’s say it is. But in this case, is it not interesting to see what kind of ideas the state is trying to sell to the general public? Same goes for the “oligarch controlled TV” argument. What are the oligarchs paying for? Finally, if this channel is trying to appeal to the general public, then it shows what the publics wants to hear. In reality, this is a state controlled TV channel, a very “mainstream” and “approved one”, but also a very popular one. The host, Vladimir Soloviev, is a Russian Jew who is very patriotic and who regularly *blasts* Russian “liberals” (in Russia that means pro-US russophobes) and who makes no secret of his disgust for the Ukie junta.
Please watch this very mainstream “state approved” discussion and ask yourself the following questions:
a) If the Kremlin wanted to backstab Novorussia – would it allow such shows on prime time TV?
b) What will happen to Putin if he lets Novorussia be over-run by the Nazi death squads?
c) Do you detect any sign of fatigue, fear, demoralization, surrender or weakness which would indicated to you that “the sanctions are biting” and the Russian public opinion getting weary or otherwise willing to negotiate with the Ukraine, the EU or the USA?
Again, this is very “mainstream”, I could *easily* have found far more “patriotic” or “anti-Nazi” shows. But I wanted to share with you something very “middle of the road”, the tip of a much bigger iceberg. I hope that you will find this interesting.
PS: please press “cc” to see the English subtitles
English Transcription & Translation by: VineyardSaker Video Team ->Marina,Katya,GC,Gideon, Denis & S
Editing & Production: Augmented Ether *Oceania Saker*