Sverdlovsk Ombudsman condemned Solovyov’s team’s call for denunciations

The associates of the TV presenter urged to inform them about the inhabitants of the Urals who are engaged in “anti-Russian activities.” The Sverdlovsk Ombudsman stated that this is going to extremes and “to measure who is more patriotic”, strange

Tatyana Merzlyakova

Tatyana Merzlyakova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region, condemned the call of TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov's team to report on residents of the region, who are engaged in “anti-Russian activities”, writes Kommersant-Ural.

Such calls appeared in early May on the UralLive Telegram channel, including in a publication about Nafik Famiev, an ex-deputy of the Sverdlovsk Legislative Assembly, who was fined 35,000 rubles. in the case of discrediting the armed forces (part 1 of article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). The fact that the channel belongs to the program schedule of the TV presenter and his supporters was written, in particular, by It's my City and; Solovyov made reposts from this channel.

“Unfortunately, these people, who call themselves patriots, basically take on the functions of accusers, not even trying to create the impression of a dialogue,” — Merzlyakova said. The Sverdlovsk Ombudsman believes that Solovyov's team is going to extremes; this will keep tensions in society and lead to increased divisions in it, the commissioner for human rights warned.

“The history of our country has known several cases of denunciation, otherwise I cannot call this Telegram practice otherwise than denunciation. And every time afterwards, dots were placed on i not in favor of scammers, — Merzlyakova pointed out. “It's a strange sport— to compare who is more patriot, the more involving in these “competitions”; state machine of propaganda»,— she added.

At the end of April, Solovyov in his program “Full Contact” spoke sharply about Yekaterinburg and its inhabitants, calling the city “the center of such a vile liberota, which gave rise to many scum, now hiding abroad.” Sverdlovsk Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev, in response, advised the host to “watch your language”; and expressed the hope that he made such a statement “in the heat of the moment and thoughtlessly.” Yekaterinburg Mayor Oleg Orlov, for his part, said that Solovyov “knows nothing” about the city.

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The TV presenter then emphasized that his words were considered, and in turn criticized Kuyvashev: “Are you trying to show me according to the concepts, chtoli? <…> This is what happened now— “watch your tongue”? Are you killing an arrow, governor? “In addition, he called Yekaterinburg a city of demons, which” rots from the letter Z. “some of their own problems”: “This is a very competent, accurate, technical political denunciation.” The deputy governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Vasily Kozlov, addressing the TV presenter, said: “The thoughts of these people [Yekaterinburgers] are often purer than yours, and love for the Motherland is more sincere.” Eduard Rossel, a senator and former head of the region, spoke out in defense of Yekaterinburg, according to whom Solovyov should “cool off, understand what he said, and try to correct it.”

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