"Elite" propagandist Posner, who disappeared for a year, was "caught" at a resort in Europe: what punishment overtook him for supporting the war
Russian top propagandist Vladimir Posner, who for many years worked as the host of an author's programme on Channel One and later disappeared, has appeared at a resort in Italy. The 89-year-old Russian, who had been spreading Kremlin narratives, for some reason fled to live out his years in Europe, where he was caught by the cameras of his compatriots.
The presenter was unnoticed while walking with friends. The image was posted on propaganda resources (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Posner was walking along the streets of the resort of Forte dei Marmi, located in the Tuscany region, wearing a linen shirt and trousers. He probably noticed the paparazzi, but did not force them to delete the footage.
It is known that after the full-scale invasion, Posner kept silent about the war for several months, but later made it clear that he did not condemn it. The propagandist called the genocide a "special operation" and thus played along with the Kremlin.
In June, the Russian was still in Moscow, where he and his colleague and long-time friend Ivan Urgant hosted an event at the Central House of Writers. After that, Posner's public activity went downhill. Moreover, he was quickly punished for supporting the war.
After a long break, the propagandist decided to give a concert in Dubai and Cyprus, but the performances were cancelled at the last minute. Urgant then explained that Posner had personal unforeseen circumstances.
However, this was only the beginning of his failures. In March 2023, Posner took part in an online meeting at Ubiquity University dedicated to the anniversary of the war in Ukraine. There, he made several controversial statements and tried to "change his shoes".
The propagandist accused the United States of "misbehaving" and said that Russians support Putin despite the fact that their relatives are returning from the front in coffins. At the same time, Posner raised the topic of repression and criticised colleagues who play along with Kremlin propaganda.
Later, it became known that Vladimir Posner's recital, scheduled for 8 April in Moscow, was cancelled at the initiative of the organisers. Thus, Posner is now an undesirable person both in Russia and in the civilised world, where his propaganda past is still fresh in the memory.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that Russian singer Sergei Lazarev, who first condemned the war and then "changed his shoes", plays along with propaganda. Read more about him here.