Brave Protester Crashes Russian State TV Broadcast with Anti-War Message

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

She rushed into the Channel One Studio with a sign proclaiming, Dont believe propaganda. Theyre lying to you.

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Unfortunately, I have been working at Channel One working on Kremlin propaganda, she says in the message. And now I am very ashamed. I am ashamed that Ive allowed the lies to be said on the TV screens that I let the Russian people be zombified.

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Ovsyannikova added that her father is Ukrainian and her mother is Russian.

Take to the streets. Do not be afraid. They cant jail us all, she urges Russians at the end of the video.

Channel One is one of Russias most popular state-run channels and pushes Putins propaganda about the war in Ukraine. According to Tass news agency, the network said its conducting an internal review of the outburst.

Earlier this month, Russia passed a law criminalizing reports on the invasion that are at odds with the governments official narrative, threatening journalists with up to 15 years behind bars.

In the first two weeks of the war alone, Russia arrested at least 13,000 demonstrators for speaking out against the invasion, which has led to the deaths of nearly 600 civilians, including 43 kids, according to the United Nations.

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