Calling the Kremlin fascists and idolizing Zelensky: Russian veterans complain about writer Bykov and demand criminal proceedings
The public movement Veterans of Russia has filed an appeal to the head of the Russian Ministry of Justice with a request to give a legal assessment of the Russian writer Dmitry Bykov. The author, recognized as a "foreign agent," wrote the book "VZ. A Portrait Against the Background of the Nation", in which Volodymyr Zelensky can be recognized as the main character.
This was reported by a Russian publication. The article says that the book calls the President of Ukraine the savior of the world, fighting against the global evil of the Russian leadership. The propagandists were outraged that the book portrays the Armed Forces of Ukraine as saviors, not "nationalists who destroy the peaceful lives of the residents of the so-called DPR and LPR."
In September 2023, Bykov's work was published by Freedom Letters. In the annotation to it, the writer states: "VZ is not a biography of Volodymyr Zelensky. And it is not even a book about the war. VZ is about perhaps the final battle between archaism and progress. VZ is the main character of this book."
The same month, he and "foreign agent" Tamara Eidelman took part in an interview in which he stated: "Russia is fascized today. Russia was infected with fascism during the war with it, and this happens... The adoration of the Motherland and the state is an absolutely fascist narrative." Eidelman agreed with Bykov.
The veterans' appeal notes that Bykov has previously been brought to administrative responsibility for violating the law on foreign agents. However, he avoids paying the fine and lives outside the terrorist country. The writer currently lives and works in the United States.
Supporters of Putin's regime claim that Dmitry Bykov's actions may fall under Articles 207.3, 280, 280.1, 280.3 and 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
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