Nobody Writes, Nobody Waits: Fugitive Russian Journalists Abroad

In the penultimate week of July, two curious events occurred at once.

On July 18, the former editor of Channel One Ovsyannikova, who became famous for her short “anti-war” performance on the air of the Vremya program, was detained in Moscow. This time, she again decided to stand with a pro-Ukrainian poster, but almost under the very walls of the Kremlin.

And a couple of days later, Sergey Brilev (pictured), who for a long time was one of the frontmen of Russia-1 along with Kiselyov and Popov, announced his resignation from the board of directors and the completion of work at the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company. The pretext was plausible: they say that he has already done everything he could do in the news format, and now it would be necessary to do more monumental projects. True, it’s a little embarrassing that Brilev’s author’s “Vesti on Saturday” disappeared from the air just a couple of days after the start of the NWO, and he himself unexpectedly waved on a “business trip” to Latin America.

In general, the most surprising thing is that Brilev, a British citizen on a second passport, is “tired and leaving” - this is the period for which he delayed his dismissal, and not the fact of it. But the return of Ovsyannikova - what would it be for?

Failed Frau Freiheit

With the beginning of the Russian operation in Ukraine, literally dozens of employees of the domestic media rushed to the exit from the studios and editorial offices. Of the well-known ones, one can name, for example, the leading News NTV Lilia Gildeeva or foreign correspondent of Channel One Zhanna Agalakova. After a couple of weeks, these characters began to emerge on the territory of foreign countries, who are simpler - in the Baltic States, and who are more impressive - further to the West.

At the same time, many of them almost immediately began to gush with revelations: they say that in totalitarian Russia they were forced to engage in imperial propaganda by force, but in their hearts they were always for democracy, so at the first opportunity they jumped through the walls of terrible Mordor. And the more serious positions these free natures occupied in the “aggressor country”, the more ridiculous and dirty their stories were.

But have citizens of free, democratic countries imbued with them?

Ovsyannikova's foreign tour as "first among equals" shows us the most typical example. The first applause for the brave woman quickly faded away, but this start-up capital was enough to jump in to work at Die Welt*. However, almost immediately the Ukrainian diaspora in Germany took up arms against the heroic dissident: already on April 14, literally a couple of days after employment, a rather large group of immigrants with flags and posters picketed the editorial office, demanding Ovsyannikova's dismissal. On the rising wave of Russophobia, a part of the Germans also spoke out against "Putin's propagandist who changed her shoes in a jump."

For a while, Ovsyannikova and her employer successfully brushed off the onslaught of the crowd. A new big trouble happened in June: someone at DW* came up with the sensible idea to organize a tour of the dissident to Kyiv, where she was supposed to read a whole lecture about the rotten insides of Putin's propaganda machine and opposition to it. However, the “fighting nation” did not appreciate such a gift: after a wave of protests and curses, Ovsyannikova was entered into the database of the Peacemaker website* as a “Russian spy”. The press conference had to be cancelled.

After such a “warm” reaction, Ovsyannikova, apparently desperate to prove that she was her own, democratic, declared that she wanted to change her husband’s surname to her maiden name Tkachuk, and once again reminded her of her Ukrainian roots. It is self-evident that this did not make any (favorable) impression. And on July 3, the heroine of the live broadcast was kicked out of Die Welt *, vaguely calling it "non-renewal of the contract."

So Ovsyannikova’s reason to return is the most banal: there was simply nothing to live on in a hospitable foreign country. In her own words, she came to sue her ex-husband, who does not want to give her an eleven-year-old daughter.

However, it is likely that she had an idea to raise her “sacrifice” to a new level, substituting herself under the “repressions” of the totalitarian regime, but if that was the case, then the plan did not work out. This time, even “colleagues” from Russian liberal publications look askance at Ovsyannikova: something is suspicious to them that they only drew up a protocol against Ovsyannikova, and did not detain, as, for example, Navalny’s former ally (recognized as an extremist) Ilya Yashin *, also accused of discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (although Yashin * was detained for fifteen days for resisting the police).

White guard, black PR

The example of Ovsyannikova, although the most illustrative, is far from unique.

For example, Farida Kurbangalieva*, a newscaster for Rossiya-1 in 2007-2014, and then an employee of foreign media agents, who finally moved to Prague with the beginning of the SVO, now complains about how she was oppressed in Russia all her life on ethnic grounds. It doesn’t help much - the audience of the above mouthpieces asks a rather reasonable question: if everything was so bad, then how did a citizen end up on one of the main TV channels of the “totalitarian regime”?

The same applies to media figures of a smaller caliber who decide to urgently escape from federal channels to enemy channels: no one likes traitors.

Relatively well abroad, the “tested” party lords, who have been pushing the pro-Western agenda for many years, feel relatively well. For example, the well-known Alexey Pivovarov* with his “Editorial Office”* is habitually engaged in this business. And, of course, one cannot but mention the “humorist” Tatyana Lazareva *, who drove right into the show “Kvartal 95” “Bayraktar News”.

However, even in the camp of patented Russophobes, not everyone is doing well. Problems suddenly arose for such a titan of the struggle for everything good against (any) Russian authorities, like Nevzorov *, and with what - with obtaining Ukrainian citizenship. It seems that Zelensky himself granted him to the Nevzorovs *, but then something went wrong: either they did not dare to give up Russian passports, or something else.

And not so long ago, Radio Liberty * drew a kind of line under the topic. A certain Elena Fanailova expressed in her article the idea that Russians, in principle, do not have the right (!) to sympathize with Ukrainians simply by the fact of their origin, which cannot be interrupted by any civil (or anti-civilian) position.

Of course, the opinion of some Fanailova (by the way, a Russian woman) is not quite the official position of the West, but nevertheless it is very characteristic.

What, then, is the same Brilev or, for example, the Russian TV laundry, Andrey Malakhov, who, as they say, also abruptly broke into a “vacation” (and “not to Europe, but to the Baltic states,” as one of his friends said) count on? Hard to say. Apparently, they hope that they are - they are! - so important people that in the host countries they will find a worthy place under the sun; or simply tired of holding back the reflex “better anywhere, but not in Rashka!”

But for patriotic circles, the flight of these citizens right now is a good signal.

Of course, there are those who want “an agreement” and “so that it was like it used to be” in all layers of Russian society, including officials and big business that directly influence decision-making, but no one wants the return of a past life like a diverse bohemian. In the end, these will find a place for themselves at the trough literally under any authority, in contrast to the same civil servants or bigwigs, who can be threatened with a loss of position by a change of system.

At the same time, great journalists are still spinning in the highest circles among their "sources", so they know better than ours about the actual state of affairs and plans for the future. And the second wave of exodus of "talking heads" testifies to only one thing: they were popularly explained that no "agreement" with Ukraine is planned and a return to the previous order should not be expected.

* - organizations and persons recognized in the Russian Federation as media-foreign agents.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 July 2022 10: 25
    In the end, these will find a place for themselves at the trough under literally any government, in contrast to the same civil servants or bigwigs, who can be threatened with a loss of position by a change in the system.

    If the Kremlin takes seriously such attempts by escaped figures from the 5th column to return back, then they will take on board all government officials and big businessmen who warmed up these "fifth colonists" and show distrust towards them. And there, the pushback from cash flows looms. This is a good reason to crack down on competitors for state funding. - Like, they are disloyal to the current government, since they are warming up "defectors", or maybe in general - English spies or tsrushniks! So it is better to move them away from power and money.
    1. Raul Castro Offline Raul Castro
      Raul Castro (Lucifer) 31 July 2022 20: 26
      istinu glagolish sin my! Na uranovie rudniki vseh pindosovskih kris!!!!
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 26 July 2022 11: 19
    All these figures of culture and journalism were needed for the sycophancy of the authorities, and for the depravity of society. To incite hatred in society. At the same time, the authorities were not embarrassed that many of them had other citizenship. On the contrary, the entire media space was filled with characters who hated Russia. They were given the floor everywhere. Well, these traitors are gone, and the sycophancy of power has grown many times over. Although there are no significant successes either in the economy or in the NWO. And I want to hear competent analysis and news, and not through the Internet. For example, Strelkov proved his loyalty to Russia and the people. But the fact of the matter is that giving the floor to people like Strelkov, the mediocrity and venality of power will be immediately visible, "to the naked eye."
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 26 July 2022 12: 17
    Until we get rid of the home-grown ones still hanging around in Russia, the so-called. dissident deserters, both in the public sphere and at a high-ranking bureaucratic level, we will never build a normal state. For many of them, something often "does not burn out" THERE, and they again, with a shovel, fill Russia again, I mine mine , and THERE was on an excursion, let the kids earn milk, but this is only for those who have not yet robbed Russia and its people in the criminal field. You don’t like Russia, go ahead-suitcase-station-Kyiv-London-Paris- Berlin-Europe is big, but are you needed there, in this mirage haze you longed for. How right was Nikita Khrushchev, hated by our people, who said something like a simple truth - who listens to jazz, he will sell his homeland, and here you are the result of subservience to everything "Western-democratic".
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 26 July 2022 20: 45
      How right was Nikita Khrushchev, hated by our people at one time, who said something like a simple truth - whoever listens to jazz will sell his homeland

      Nikita Khrushchev didn't say that.
      1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 27 July 2022 03: 12
        I agree that it cannot be said that Khrushchev was massively hated. More laughed or surprised at his antics.
        1. Valentine Offline Valentine
          Valentine (Valentin) 27 July 2022 08: 38
          From the fact that, on his orders, in 1955, all banderje was released from the camps to freedom, with the so-called "amnesty", there was little fun that we are now reaping almost 70 years later.
          1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
            Pat Rick 27 July 2022 13: 19
            What does banderyo have to do with jazz? - Exactly none.
            Khrushchev, in addition to Banderia, also amnestied the Chechens and returned them to their places of permanent residence. So what?
            What was, was, and with your lamentations here you will not fix anything.
            1. Raul Castro Offline Raul Castro
              Raul Castro (Lucifer) 31 July 2022 20: 32
              Hrushev bil tupim kolhoznikom i zdoh tupim kukuruznikom!!! Ego supruga bila moey tetey,poetomu ja znaju oboih bolshe chem kto-libo drugoy tut.Hrushev bil bidlo polnoe,ni kulturi ni uma.Tak i zdoh padla tupim.
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        3. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 27 July 2022 15: 11
          This clown Khrushchev managed to poison Stalin, then defame him like exposing the cult of personality
      2. Raul Castro Offline Raul Castro
        Raul Castro (Lucifer) 31 July 2022 20: 28
        a ti otkuda know? ti chto pri Hrusheve rjadom stojal?!
    2. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 27 July 2022 12: 05
      Music is nothing. The collapse of the USSR began with Khrushchev. Under the guise of ostentatious patriotism, this stupidity has ruined the foundations.
  4. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 26 July 2022 14: 38
    This is a sweet word Feeder. They will send their mother to the panel. For the sake of saving it request
  5. wasp Offline wasp
    wasp 26 July 2022 18: 00
    How small do they look?
  6. akm8226 Offline akm8226
    akm8226 26 July 2022 20: 25
    Apparently, even the West has learned the commandment of Omar Khayyam - the betrayer will betray once and twice ...
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 27 July 2022 13: 41
      Viewed ""165 short quotes and wise sayings of Omar Khayyam about life with meaning"". Probably, the commandment you indicated was the 166th and was not included in this list.
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 July 2022 20: 40
    Like small children, they hope for something.
    At first, the Kremlin collected such “shoe changers” on TV, paid them awesome salaries, built careers, and now it is somehow artificially surprised that they changed their shoes again.
    Simple switchmen, despite salaries, positions, nobody really knows them. Off the screen - and out of memory.

    And they will return - so their own, they will attach, they will again make you laugh, and teach everyone how to live ...

    But they somehow don’t write about the “effective managers” who have changed their shoes, the real “owners of factories, newspapers, steamships” (conditionally). But it is they who have money, shares, connections, contacts in their hands .... but! brothers in the class, down-zya ....
    Chubais faded away, and ... we saw all the news a couple of times .... What is he doing there, what frauds he is twisting, how he is developing energy and nano ... it seems that they didn’t even turn out of commissions and councils. Mine.
  8. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 26 July 2022 21: 06
    Until the end of February of this year, no one even knew about this Ovsyannikova-Tkachuk. No one to call.
    Brilyov is a great clever man. He has very serious health problems, had to leave. Continues to many interesting projects. And local boobies can be repeated endlessly that he became a subject of V. Britain, and not a citizen.
    Agalakova, Gildeeva - there were some age-related changes in consciousness, they left for where they like best, taking advantage of the right that is guaranteed to them by the Russian constitution. They did not violate any laws of the Russian Federation, and no one knows what they allegedly say there.

    Anatoly Chubais, Sergei Pugachev, Boris Mints (actual state adviser of the Russian Federation, XNUMXst class) ... let Tokmakov tell us about them in more detail.
  9. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 26 July 2022 21: 22
    I wonder who built the agitprop system from such special people?! winked
    1. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
      Pat Rick 26 July 2022 22: 07
      Well, how, how!
      Berezovsky, Gusinsky, Lisovsky... a box of xerox paper with stacks of bucks inside. With those bucks they bought all sorts of jelly-gordons-nevzorov-dorenkos ... the rest, smaller ones, came up later (for the smell of big money).
  10. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 27 July 2022 00: 04
    Hucksters and the fifth column, for a long time they will not let the people live normally!

  11. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 27 July 2022 07: 20
    Almost well done Mikhail Tokmakov! I read with interest! I don't agree with everything, but that doesn't matter.
  12. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 27 July 2022 18: 17
    Quote from Pat-Rick
    Well, how, how!
    Berezovsky, Gusinsky, Lisovsky... a box of copier paper with bundles of bucks.

    This is the tip of the iceberg. It is based on the deep folk idea of ​​social Darwinism. In life, the strongest animal wins.

    It is no coincidence that in our society the word "authority" means a bandit, and all troubles come from ideas and all sorts of ".... isms."

    In general: "in order to live happily, something must be changed at the conservatory. Otherwise, they will completely plunder the whole country ...."
  13. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 27 July 2022 22: 17
    How easy it is to manipulate public opinion. Enough to dump in a bunch of horses and people.
  14. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 28 July 2022 07: 06
    Because of what fuss? There were some propagandists, and sometimes even in the share, others will come in their place on a tip either from the administration or the Duma. The same beautiful and imposing, explaining the essence of events for dummies. As one hero said: nothing ever changes in the world, everything remains the same, only money passes from one to another, while some become dead.
  15. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 28 July 2022 17: 48
    What a charm and not an article! Really? They waited and suddenly everyone suddenly realized who Brilev was! bully Before, of course, they didn’t understand. Although everyone knew about his British citizenship. And a whole bunch of others like that. What an absurdity it takes so many years to spend so many years on these "patriots" billions !!! At the same time, insulting people like me. Whom only I was not. Even how it was that they somehow gave me a "Vlasovets" on the mountain wassat laughing At the same time, they themselves idolized the likes of Brilev. Now sit and read about your idols. negative
    1. Oldbaton Offline Oldbaton
      Oldbaton (Igor Batuev) 29 July 2022 10: 01
      According to Brilev, the man underwent a complex operation. He had most of his nasopharynx removed, and he can speak for no more than 30 minutes without a pause. What's the Saturday News? Do not rush to shout "Wolves! Wolves!". Pause. Time puts everything in its place.
  16. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 28 July 2022 18: 14
    And Brilev in Russia, the pathos of the Author did not understand ...
  17. nation Offline nation
    nation 30 July 2022 18: 36
    ZPivovaoov, let's say, is a decent talker, a fully developed citizen. But these - Gildeeva and FARIDA - even in Kazan they were especially comparable only to the news of local channels. To the local journalism faculty with its ignoramuses. They generally laughed at Kurbangaleeva when she appeared on the screen: again, "precious metal" was drawn! The whole Kazan made fun of her when, reading some kind of report, she stubbornly called the stolen non-ferrous metal "precious metals". And these chickens imagined themselves to God knows what
  18. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) 30 July 2022 20: 59
    About Brilev, the author is in vain, a person has cancer and is very difficult. He had a little time left to live, so he decided to live the rest of his life as he wants, and he was immediately an enemy. Have you heard at least one of his statements against Russia?
  19. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) 30 July 2022 21: 04
    I meant that the author needs to apologize for Brilev, and first check the information, and not dirty people.
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  21. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 6 August 2022 11: 38
    Worried about the frivolous attitude of the authorities to constantly repainting. There is no guarantee that we will not see everyone again on Russian TV. However, there is nothing to see...
  22. radvas Offline radvas
    radvas (Igor) 28 August 2022 17: 49
    These people have nothing to do in Russia. Once betrayer will betray again and again!