NewsThe evolution of Putin's ally. From advocate of independence to Kremlin propagandist

The evolution of Putin's ally. From advocate of independence to Kremlin propagandist

This is what Putin's friend looked like. He spoke about independence.
This is what Putin's friend looked like. He spoke about independence.
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10:44 AM EST, November 21, 2023

Vladimir Solovyov, a leading Kremlin propagandist, is working diligently to fuel fear within the West, discouraging it from further supporting Ukraine amid Russia's brutal invasion. Despite his current position, Solovyov's past paints a different picture of him, revealing a 180-degree shift in his views on journalism.

Long-time Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov has remained a staunch supporter of Moscow since the onset of the brutal invasion of Ukraine. Frequently voicing his opinions about the war on the state-owned television network Rossija 1, he often critically assesses Western countries.

Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs, shared a clip from one of Solovyov's shows, highlighting the shift in the latter's views on journalism—that they've changed by 180 degrees.

"Many years ago, this Russian propagandist looked different. Not only his appearance, but his speeches have also changed. Back then, he believed journalists should be independent," remarked Ukrainian politician Anton Gerashchenko, who featured the aforementioned recording.
"A journalist is always an independent person. I demand respect for our profession and our colleagues," a bold claim made by Solovyov in the past, who now pledges his allegiance to Putin.

Over the past few months, Solovyov has been busy acclimatizing Russian society to the idea that war will likely endure. He has shared his belief that what's happening currently in Ukraine "is just the beginning."

The prolonged conflict has been deceitfully blamed on "British, German, and American Nazi scum," who are accused of supplying the front with copious amounts of rockets.

Russia's Hostility Towards Germany Intensifies

A recent TV broadcast on Rossija 1 exhibited a vehement attack instigated by host Vladimir Solovyov on Chancellor Olaf Scholz's administration in Germany.

"German leaders like Scholz or Annalena Baerbock, German Minister of Foreign Affairs, are unable to foresee the repercussions of their actions. It is due to such missteps that Berlin will be set ablaze, and the Victory Banner will rise over the Reichstag," Solovyov spun his narrative of events.
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