Because Putin started the Ukraine war, the West imposed sanctions on Russia. Now even the propagandists are realizing its impact.
the essentials in brief
- Russia’s gross domestic product has shrunk significantly.
- Even Putin’s propagandists realize how dependent Russia is on the West.
- “All we have is Western,” says a talk show guest.
After Vladimir Putin invaded the neighboring country and thus instigated the war in Ukraine, the West reacted with sanctions. These include trade bans and financial measures, which weigh on the Russian economy.
Because imports from Russia have decreased, as has the gross domestic product. GDP fell 4.0 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter last year.
Propagandist in the war in Ukraine: “All we have is Western”
Apparently Putin’s propagandists are now noticing this for the first time. They are shocked on state television. The realization begins when a talk show guest suggests nationalizing everything as a measure.
Another guest explains: That wouldn’t help, and Russian high-speed trains (Sapsan) “will stop tomorrow.” “What will we drive then?” he asks the group.
He gets angry with himself: “What are we going to use to make calls? What are we going to do?”
As a propagandist, he naturally does not see Russia as responsible for this situation. In this context, however, it makes no sense for him to want to “hold those responsible to account.”
Because: “This will not make a new Sapsan appear, no plane will appear. We don’t have long-haul planes. Yes, all we have is Western.”
Are you worried about the war in Ukraine?
He states: “We can nationalize everything today, but what do we do the next day?” That is a simple question, but there is no answer.
Apparently, even Putin’s top propagandists are now realizing that Russia is dependent on Western technologies.
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