President Vladimir Putin ordered his authorities on Tuesday to make sure by February the screening in cinemas of documentary movies devoted to his assault on Ukraine and the combat in opposition to “neo-Nazi” ideology.
The Kremlin stated in an announcement that the tradition ministry had till February 1 to implement the order.
Putin shocked the world by sending troops to Ukraine on February 24 final yr, saying the pro-Western nation wanted to be “demilitarised” and “de-Nazified”.
Putin ordered the defence ministry to render help to Russian filmmakers who will produce documentaries devoted to “the heroism of the contributors of the particular navy operation”, the Kremlin stated, utilizing the official time period for the offensive.
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been ordered to report back to the president on these efforts by March 1.
For the reason that begin of Moscow’s navy marketing campaign, state tv channels have ramped up propaganda lauding Russian troops combating in Ukraine as heroes.
Unbiased media shops have been suspended or shut down in Russia, with many journalists leaving the nation.
Criticism of the offensive in Ukraine is now punishable with jail time, whereas phrases comparable to “warfare” and “invasion” are banned.
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