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The victory of 20 Days in Mariupol at the 2024 Oscars caused hysteria in Russia: Russians called the tragedy in Ukraine a fake, and the Kremlin ignored it

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Russians react to Ukraine's victory at the Oscars

Along with Ukrainians and the international film community, Russians also could not help but react to the victory of the documentary 20 Days in Mariupol at this year's Oscars 2024. Predictably, their reaction was violent and uncivilized, and in some places the film was simply ignored.

Russian citizens who still believe in propaganda spat bile at everyone: Ukrainians, Americans, the creators of the award, judges, and viewers. Those Russians who are aware of and support their country's war crimes cynically stated that Ukrainians "exchanged the award for Mariupol." OBOZ.UA decided to remind who Ukraine is up against.

"20 Days in Mariupol" provoked a negative reaction from Russians, who called the film "fake news" and accused the team of editing, lying, photoshopping and everything else, just to avoid recognizing the terrorism of the occupiers.

"Oscars for documentaries are given out as part of propaganda," "Oscars are given for lies," "The Ukrainian film 20 Days in Mariupol, which was promoted in the United States and consists of selected fakes, won an Oscar," the Putinists wrote.

The victory of 20 Days in Mariupol at the 2024 Oscars caused hysteria in Russia: Russians called the tragedy in Ukraine a fake, and the Kremlin ignored it
The victory of 20 Days in Mariupol at the 2024 Oscars caused hysteria in Russia: Russians called the tragedy in Ukraine a fake, and the Kremlin ignored it

Some users wrote that those resources that broadcast the ceremony in Russia cut out the part of the award presentation where Mstyslav Chernov gave a powerful speech.

The victory of 20 Days in Mariupol at the 2024 Oscars caused hysteria in Russia: Russians called the tragedy in Ukraine a fake, and the Kremlin ignored it

Russian channels simply ignored this year's awards show, and Russian Presidential Secretary Dmitry Peskov said he had nothing to say about the Oscar for a Ukrainian film.

Readers of Russian Telegram channels were more verbose. They hid their disappointment behind cynical jokes about the occupation. "They have an Oscar, but they don't have Mariupol," "Oscar for Mariupol is a worthy exchange," wrote residents of the country that killed and tortured thousands of Mariupol residents.

The victory of 20 Days in Mariupol at the 2024 Oscars caused hysteria in Russia: Russians called the tragedy in Ukraine a fake, and the Kremlin ignored it

This is not the first award for Ukrainians at the Oscars. In 2006, Anatoliy Kokush, a Ukrainian from Kerch, won two engineering Oscars.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about the mixed reaction of Ukrainians to this year's victory. First Lady Olena Zelenska also spoke out, explaining why this award is extremely important for Ukraine.

Only verified information is available on our Telegram channel OBOZ.UA and Viber. Do not fall for fakes!

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