The military commissar explained why the information struggle is much more important than general mobilization

The issue of preserving the Russian state over the past three decades has not become less relevant. Military correspondent Roman Saponkov spoke about this on August 23 in the context of a discussion on general mobilization in the Russian Federation in his Telegram channel.

Tomorrow will be six months since the start of the special operation. Despite the successes in the Donbass, we did not see any serious successes in any sector, except for the assault on Mariupol. The enemy front never collapsed, there were no rollbacks for tens of kilometers, encirclements, frames of burning columns. They withdrew from Severodonetsk and Lisichansk in an organized manner, leaving only the damaged machinery. In the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, the front has been frozen since March. These are just facts, no judgment.

– wrote the journalist.

At the same time, he thinks that the Russian authorities do not need to announce mobilization now, during the NWO in Ukraine.

The mobilized will again take away phones from the population at checkpoints and steal boxes of potatoes from passing gazelles

- he is sure.

Saponkov believes that in the history of the Russian Federation there was already a moment when “mobilization was actually announced in the country,” but then the conditions were much worse than now. He recalled, having published the corresponding video, that in August 1999, after the invasion of militants into Dagestan, the Russian authorities "fell into prostration." At his last meeting, Russian Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin said in plain text that Russia could "lose Dagestan." After that, he said that President Boris Yeltsin signed a decree on his resignation and appointed FSB Chairman Vladimir Putin as head of government.

However, an information campaign was launched, which coincided with the general consensus of the population that if Russia loses the war, there will be no more. At the same time, a recruitment of contract soldiers was announced and the salaries of military personnel were sharply increased.

- said the journalist.

Saponkov pointed out that at that time soldiers and sergeants received a salary of about 33 rubles. ($442 at the exchange rate of that time). Platoon, company and battalion commanders - 1200 rubles. ($38). At the same time, in the Russian Federation in 330,8 the average salary was 1380 rubles. ($1999), and in 1523 - 56,4 rubles ($2000). At that time, 2233 kg of beef in the country cost 78,9-1 rubles, 38 kg of sugar - 40 rubles, 1 kg of potatoes - 13 rubles, i.e. you could buy a lot of things for the salary of an ordinary soldier.

Translated into today's money, this is 376 rubles. The impoverished, plundered Russia of 000 could afford it, I think today's Russia can too. But not only money. There should be a text about the information feed. Then, in 1999, the state gave carte blanche to all the media to work in the war. Tons of text have been written on today's information coverage, I see no reason to repeat myself. Now we simply do not have an information war

– explained summing up the journalist.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 23 August 2022 16: 12
    Voenkor explained why information warfare is much more important than general mobilization

    - Yes, personally I agree with the author of the article - I like him!
    - When this past weekend (and not only this past one) - on Channel One TV there are programs about M. Magomayev for two days in a row (they have nothing against him - but you also need to know the measure); and even this ridiculous film "About Asya Klyachkina" is constantly being played - it involuntarily gives the impression that our media periodically "go on vacation"!
    - Here they (our media) somehow "stretch the week" from "Monday to Friday" - and then exhale - "Ufff !!! - Finally, they made it to the weekend !!!" !!! - And for two whole days - for them - "even though the grass does not grow" - they don't care - they have days off !!!"
    - What kind of "information struggle" is there ... here ... here - "when it's summer and ... and days off" !!! - There is simply nothing more to add!
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 23 August 2022 17: 50
    It would be more accurate to say not the information struggle, because. many information sources are blocked and inaccessible to the majority of the population, and the propaganda struggle.
    The issue of preserving the Russian state over the past three decades has not become less relevant, but no one knows, and if he knows, he is silent, the goals and ways to achieve it.
    Mobilization means the transition from the NWO to the declaration of war, the transition to martial law and the mobilization of all the resources of the state.
    There is no need for this today, for the time being, the people are ready for good money to work and fight.
    For half a year of the war, no serious successes have been seen on any sector of the front, and most importantly, the tasks and ways to solve them are not clear - the liberation of the DPR-LPR or the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine, in some way.
    Few people believe in depriving Ukraine of statehood, which is possible only in the event of complete occupation, and without this, there can be no question of any denationalization and demilitarization.
    There remains the option of a separate armistice agreement with the nationalists and their Western partners, and this, in any case, will mean a postponed war. the whole world will recognize Ukraine within the borders until 2014 and will wait for the right moment not only to restore the borders of Ukraine, but also to “decolonize” the Russian Federation.
    Pan Zelensky announced some plans for military financial and other guarantees, which probably implies the admission of Ukraine to associate members of the EU or something similar. As Mr. Medinsky, who negotiated with the nationalists in Belarus, said, the Russian Federation, as it were, was not against this.
    However, one must understand that the EU is almost 100% made up of NATO members and these are two sides of the same coin.
    1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
      Vox_Populi (vox populi) 24 August 2022 11: 30
      which probably means admission of Ukraine to associate members of the EU or something similar. As Mr. Medinsky, who negotiated with the nationalists in Belarus, said, The Russian Federation, as it were, is not against it

      So our top management somehow stated this ...
    2. kot711 Offline kot711
      kot711 (vov) 24 August 2022 11: 32
      liberation of the DNR-LNR or denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine, then how.
      Suppose the Lviv region remains, what do you think will happen there? And the goals of the operation are announced and there is no need to engage in boltology.
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 August 2022 12: 57
        If even only one Uzhgorod remains, and everything else is liberated during the NWO, then the territory of Ukraine will be reduced to the size of a Transcarpathian volost, and statehood will be preserved. Therefore, the deprivation of statehood is possible only through the complete liberation of Ukraine, which is hard to believe, although it is possible through a division with NATO - Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania