"Pro-Ukrainian" Noize MC got confused over the question about helping Ukrainians and felt sorry for Russians: hold on and take care of your loved ones
The popular Russian rapper Ivan Alekseev, known as Noize MC, who has been criticizing the Kremlin for many years, spoke out in defense of Russians. When asked how anti-war Russian citizens could help the suffering Ukrainians, he became confused, telling about his fellow citizens instead. He said they should take care of themselves and their loved ones.
The artist advised against taking risks and stated that he was not calling for activism. In an interview with I Gryanul Grem, the rapper felt sorry for Russians because "it's hard for them to live in a totalitarian country."
As for helping Ukrainians, Alekseev only mentioned the existence of some funds to which cryptocurrency could be sent. However, the artist did not name these organizations, apparently thinking that posters calling for donations to Ukrainians hang at every corner of Russia and that they do not need attention.
"First of all, of course, you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones, and not make a deal with your conscience. I understand that people are scared, and I am not inclined to demand anyone go somewhere and engage in activism. I realize that everyone's situation is different. Some are ready to go beyond the boundaries, while others are held back by circumstances and cannot dare. This does not mean that a person is bad. Living in a totalitarian society is very scary, disturbing and terrifying," the "pro-Ukrainian" artist lamented.
He also emphasized that Russians need to take care of their "mental health" while Ukrainians are fighting for survival.
"We need to take precautions, but there are many ways to support people in Ukraine who are suffering from the actions of the Russian Federation. This is due to the support of various funds with cryptocurrency transfers. Somehow we need to stay together. This is also a risk, but these days everything is a risk. We need to stay in touch with our own kind," the rapper concluded.
Summing up, the Russian made it clear that he does not support the Kremlin's policy, but he sympathizes with the people of Russia, who seemingly cannot change the government through joint efforts. The artist indulges their desire to continue living in a dictatorial country and fearing reprisals until Ukrainians defeat the enemy army and change the situation inside Russia.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that Ukrainian TV presenter Oleksii Sukhanov, who has worked in Russia for a long time, said that he was against the expression "good Russians." He said there are no Russians who can become "ours."