The Russian paratrooper tore up his passport and military ID: Putin was accompanied by curses

The video shot by the Russian himself was published on the Gulagu.net channel on the YouTube platform.

In this way, Mr. Filatyev decided to protest against the policy of the Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin and the war he started, which has already claimed tens of thousands of Russian and Ukrainian lives.

In the footage, the paratrooper criticized the Russian authorities and expressed dissatisfaction that he had always been a patriot of his country, but, like most other soldiers, he was useless to anyone.

“I love Russia, I love all our people, but V. Putin is not Russia, and our current government is not Russia either. V. Putin, go away, you n*****,” the escaped soldier concluded his post with a curse.

Mr. Filatiev became famous after writing a book about the actions of the Russian army in the first days of the war.

Delphi already wrote that the spreading memoirs of P. Filatyev, a former sergeant of the 56th paratrooper regiment, called ZOV (three letters Z, O and V, which denote not only the technique of Russian military invasion, but also became a symbol of aggression, which some Russians are proud of) is a certain in the sense of a unique work.

The publication of just 141 pages, which Mr. Filatyev posted on his VKontakte account, is not just one of the first detailed accounts of the war in Ukraine by Russian soldiers. In the West, the mass media that picked up excerpts of this work are already presenting Mr. Filatyev almost as a dissident who decided to risk his life and critically tell his experiences, reveal details about the still-rooted corruption, disorder in the Russian army, hypocrisy in the leadership of the Kremlin and in the ranks of the propaganda mouthpieces that glorify it.

Because of his story, Mr. Filatyev had to flee the country, risking being called a traitor, years in prison, or worse.

“I can do nothing more than describe what I think has accumulated in the soul during this period of the insane asylum,” P. Filatiev says in his memoirs.

His emotional narrative, enriched with details, objective and highly subjective observations – from the preparation for the war, the combat actions themselves on the Kherson front to pseudo-philosophical and political considerations on the causes of the war, assessments of the past, present and future of Ukrainian-Russian relations may appear to have been seen before.

There was no shortage of such memoirs by Russian soldiers after the First and Second Chechen Wars, when Russians disappointed with their service blamed everyone in turn – their commanders, the highest military and political leadership in the Kremlin, the public who did not understand anything about real war, and carefully described the deep-rooted disorder in the army.

From Mr. Filatviev’s story, one gets the impression that nothing in the Russian army has fundamentally changed, except that it has only gotten worse. The war in Ukraine, according to P. Filatyev, is even more terrible for Russians than what his father experienced during the two wars in Chechnya. However, as in the previous memoirs of Russian soldiers from the aforementioned wars, self-loathing, criticism and observations have the other side of the coin in Mr. Filatyev’s work.

More about P. Filatyev – here.

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