Famous Russian poet Rubinstein, who condemned the war against Ukraine, hit by a car: he is in serious condition
Russian poet Lev Rubinstein, who opposed Russia's war in Ukraine, was hit by a car in Moscow. He is in the intensive care unit of the Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Care, where he was operated on, with numerous fractures and a head injury.
This was reported online by his relatives and friends. It is noted that he was put into a therapeutic sleep after the operation.
Russian media reports that the 76-year-old writer was hit on a pedestrian crossing on Obraztsova Street. Judging by the video of the accident, the driver did not have time to slow down and hit Rubinstein.
Lev Rubinstein is a Russian poet, publicist, essayist, columnist, public figure, member of the Union of Russian Writers (1991), and winner of the NOS-2012 literary prize for his book Signs of Attention.
In 2014, he participated in the congress "Ukraine-Russia: Dialogue" held on April 24-25, 2014 in Kyiv. In September of the same year, he signed a statement demanding "to stop the aggressive plans: to withdraw Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine and to stop propaganda, material and military support for separatists in the South-East of Ukraine".
In 2014, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Donbas, Rubinstein appealed to Ukrainians to forgive the Russians for not stopping the "madman" Putin.
"Try to forgive us for not having the strength or will to stop our madmen who are ready to cover our country, my country, with such an unimaginable shame that will take several generations to wash away. Try to forgive us. And even if you can't, there's nothing you can do: I know that we deserve your contempt," the Russian poet wrote.
In 2019, the writer stated that he was extremely surprised and "disappointed" by the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
In 2021, Rubinstein defended the Memorial organization, which was recognized as a foreign agent in 2016. The Russian Prosecutor General's Office filed a lawsuit to liquidate it.
The poet then emphasized that if the society is liquidated, Russia will become "just a territory with a population that thinks of nothing."
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on January 6, journalist Alexander Rybin, who covered news from the "L/DPR" through many pro-Kremlin publications, was found dead in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation. A week earlier, he had appeared in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol, reporting on the corruption of the "authorities."