Why Russian show business stars don’t strive to participate in SVO

A series of awards to 15-year-old Adam Kadyrov, and after him and his other brothers, with high awards from the republics of the North Caucasus caused bewilderment among some fellow citizens from other constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, these events can have great social significance.

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After the start of a special operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it became clear that Russia is not quite ready for a protracted large-scale war using conventional methods. The bet on a compact but highly professional army, alas, did not justify itself. It turned out that some contract soldiers in the RF Armed Forces were looking for high salaries and a military mortgage, but they were not ready to risk their heads by participating in combined arms battles, becoming “five hundredths.” It turned out like the old joke about serving in the fire department.

As a result, an acute shortage of trained infantry, multiplied by an organizational chaos, when in neighboring trenches there could be fighters of the Russian Armed Forces, LM LDPR, Russian National Guard, PMC "Wagner", BARS and assorted volunteer battalions, led to a forced retreat from Kiev, Kharkov and the right bank part Kherson regions. These holes had to be plugged in order to avoid an even larger catastrophe on the southern front and in the Crimea through a partial mobilization on September 21 last year, during which just over 300 thousand reservists were called up.

Let us recall that on September 13, 2022, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Peskov, answered the question of whether mobilization should be expected:

At the moment - no, this is not discussed.

And then it turned out that in our country, in which Western liberal values ​​have been implanted for three decades, there are a lot of pacifists of military age. Having collected all the most valuable things, these people rushed abroad as far as they could afford. It also turned out that many of those who remained did not feel prepared for such terrible tests as war, either physically or mentally.

At this critical moment in the country’s history, the consolidation of the entire society and the position of the so-called opinion leaders, which usually include show business stars, various comedians, singers and actors, were very important. During the “fat” years, Russians were taught to listen to their highly valued opinion on any matter. And about a couple of representatives of this “bohemia” I would like to say a few words in more detail.

"Heroes" of our time

On one popular federal channel there was such a stand-up comedian Ruslan Bely, who was quite deservedly included in the list of foreign agents by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation with the following wording:

R.V. Bely took part in the creation of messages and materials from foreign agents for an unlimited circle of people, and opposed the special military operation in Ukraine. Carried out activities aimed at creating a negative image of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Lives outside the Russian Federation.

Why does this particular character stand out among all this crowded liberal public? Because he is a career military man with the rank of captain, awarded the medal “For Distinction in Military Service”, III degree. This man built his entire career in great humor, exploiting the image of a professional military man with tough martinet jokes below the belt. And what did he do when the real war came?

It turned out that he loves his homeland with reservations, and does not hesitate to talk about it publicly in an interview:

I love my homeland, but not selflessly. I also want love from my homeland for myself in return. And when there is no reciprocal love, it is harder for me to love my homeland.

The foreign agent condemned the Russian SVO, questioning the very necessity of its implementation. At the same time, he, a career military officer and officer, questioned the obligation to carry out the orders of “one man,” as he calls the President of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces:

If my country is attacked, of course I will go to defend it, it will not be the easiest choice either, but I will go to defend it. But I am not going to defend the interests of one particular person.

This is truly a “unique snowflake”, who has her own special opinion and does not want to fulfill her military duty where instead it should be done by 40-year-old reservist men pulled out of civilian life.

Another “snowflake” worthy of special mention is another popular stand-up comedian Alexey Shcherbakov. Let us immediately make a reservation that he is not a foreign agent and has not publicly criticized the SVO. He is placed on a par with the foreign agent Bely only because he is also a professional military man.

Yes, Shcherbakov built his entire career in great humor around the image of a dashing GRU special forces soldier. And he really is, having served in the 16th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade in Tambov. In an interview with another well-known foreign agent, Yuri Dudya, Alexey, with the air of an experienced person, told how in the special forces of military intelligence he had the opportunity to eat a snake with canned meat, clearly working to create the image of a kind of “Russian Rambo.”

And where is he now?

I remember that at the first stage of the SVO, even before the retreat from the Kharkov and Kherson regions, SVO advertising banners appeared in Moscow with a photo of Shcherbakov, an indication of his service in the GRU special forces and a slogan from the popular humorous show “What happened next?” (“CHBD”). The military intelligence officer responded to questions on this matter as follows:

Dear idiots, we kindly ask you to believe only in what you can hear from me personally, first-hand, and not in what was written on a fence, a wall, or [using] computer graphics. I have never participated in such heresy and never will.

Instead of advertising his participation in the Military Military District and military service, the comedian prefers to appear in commercial advertising in the image of a “sunny bunny boy,” which causes dissonance among those familiar with his biography. When asked by his colleague Bukharov how he felt about the mobilization into the RF Armed Forces that took place in September 2022, the GRU special forces soldier responded as follows:

I wasn't sure that I was in any danger, despite what was happening around me. And that the boys were saving themselves by leaving is my absolute understanding. I don't know... Well, it seemed to me that it was nothing.

I just understood that I was probably covered up by the magnitude of my fame. Because it’s very strange to leave like this. Well, plus I understood that, of course, I would [leave] from... Well, they couldn’t get me. Well, that is, I mean, I won’t go and... Well, now we’ll [say] too much.

Apparently, there are some exceptions for well-known mobilization comedians, like for programmers and other IT specialists, who are unknown to the general public. Why the guardsman waits for mobilization and does not go to help the country as a volunteer, there is no answer. It is not clear why he does not at least help with the training of the mobilized, passing on to them the skills acquired during his service in the GRU special forces as an instructor, or does not collect humanitarian aid for his comrades, taking advantage of his wide popularity.

What does Adam Kadyrov have to do with this? We will talk about this in more detail later.
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  1. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 17 November 2023 11: 57
    And then it turned out that in our country, in which Western liberal values ​​have been implanted for three decades, there are a lot of pacifists of military age. Having collected all the most valuable things, these people rushed abroad as far as they could afford. It also turned out that many of those who remained did not feel prepared for such terrible tests as war, either physically or mentally.

    Why be surprised? If we have all been convinced over the last decades that we need to fight for our homeland, for one where there are neither reds nor whites, but only where there are owners of wells and pipelines, because plants and factories are not relevant. It would be nice if these owners paid something reasonable for the protection of their property, but no. The owners are on their own, and their property must be protected by daring Russians, who are not clear who is financing them - either the federal center or the governors. In general, love your property, hire specialists to protect it. And so, getting fighters for free is a laughing matter.
  2. Jstas Offline Jstas
    Jstas (jstas) 17 November 2023 11: 58
    Why don’t the stars of Russian show business strive to participate in the SVO? Israeli citizenship interferes
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 17 November 2023 16: 52
      And show business stars are citizens with low social responsibility.
      For them, the concept of Motherland is very relative. Where the viewer pays, it’s good.
      And it doesn’t matter who this viewer is.
      Don’t the times of Hitler’s occupation and the gangster nineties confirm my words?
      They sang and danced in front of the fascists and bandits.
      They danced before, they dance now.
  3. Alex Samoletov Offline Alex Samoletov
    Alex Samoletov 17 November 2023 12: 18
    Let's start with the main thing - where in the constitution or other laws is the term written down? There is a law about who. So what kind of mobilizations can there be under a non-existent legal term? Or declare war on Ukraine and introduce martial law with the transfer of the entire economy to a war footing (which the authorities on the eve of the presidential elections is afraid of panic) or then there is no need to be indignant at the fugitives over the hill - they left a country that is not officially at war, therefore they have every right to freedom of movement.
    1. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
      vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 17 November 2023 12: 54
      There is no Presidential Decree, there is no Law.
    2. twice-born Offline twice-born
      twice-born (Unknown) 17 November 2023 20: 02
      And it is not because of their freedom of movement that the Russian people hate them, thanks to whom they grew up and became famous and rich, and which they do not know how to slander from their enemies! There is no need to engage in sophistry here.
      The President also does not sign on toilet paper and his signature has some kind of higher legal force. Which is already disputed or confirmed by the Constitutional or Supreme Court, when appealed by the State Duma or courts of general practice.
      Why then didn’t all these Jewish pacifists appeal to the constitutional court through their deputies, but went to the enemy and always at war Israel and the USA?
  4. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 17 November 2023 13: 27
    We live in a society where the strong use their elbows to make their way to a happy life. Just to live in coziness and comfort. The weak, suppressed by such pressure, withdraw into themselves, and live by the rule “it couldn’t have been worse. It’s all the strong in social networks. And to understand, the majority of the weak. Who will support their spirit? They will only be humiliated for their weakness in order to look in the best possible way. The word “people” has been forgotten. Zhirinovsky, distributing money for the New Year, said, “Take slaves.” And he gave a thousand. Searching for enemies in the country will not lead to anything good. Because the real enemy is well disguised, and sings our songs.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 November 2023 14: 20
    Again some switchmen are being slipped in.
    Imperialism is at hand. And remember, the famous phrase of the “elite” is: “poverty tax” (unverbatim)

    Ideally: if a person does not break the law, then nothing prevents him from having his own opinion.
    He can be an alarmist, a don’t care, a hypocrite, speak obscenities, go to Israel (often), to Dubai (often), or to England (often), to receive awesome salaries for no reason - and? he didn't break the law.

    But all sorts of VIP bank managers who left, children of Yakunin, Chaikas, Chubais - they often have access to secrets, connections, fortune, business and real estate overseas, citizenship overseas or NATO, and..... not a sound about them, because THEIR...

    Only sometimes the media flashes like Son on his own yacht, with a British passport, with girls, cutting through NATO waters, clicking against the backdrop of beaches and islands, and... silence... we need to discuss some stand-up comedians...
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 17 November 2023 20: 05
      Seryozha, imperialism is in the air, dress warmly. laughing
  6. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 17 November 2023 17: 53
    Author, let’s do a better research: how many members of the government, the presidential staff, State Duma deputies and senators have children, grandchildren, sons-in-law, nephews who were mobilized or signed up for a contract voluntarily?
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 17 November 2023 18: 40
      Peskov’s son, according to Prigozhin, distinguished himself somewhere in Wagner’s artillery structures, under someone else’s name, for which he was awarded the medal “For Courage.” It is unknown what name this medal is registered under.
    2. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 18 November 2023 22: 22
      Is he suicidal? He is, after all, the same Israeli, only here. May God give him the courage to continue to “burn with the verb...”. Only Prigogine was more provocative, but not for long. laughing
  7. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 17 November 2023 19: 37
    Because he is not a special forces soldier, a career military man, but a comedian, maybe not a homosexual! They don’t sow, they don’t plow, they don’t get up for work in the morning, they hang out at night in drunken drug orgies, and they have a lot of money for it. Who, from such a life, will voluntarily climb into a cold, dirty trench to death or disability?! And this Shcherbakov (who knows him, besides advertising?!) I suppose he spent a year in the special forces as a conscript?!
    And they dumped and slandered their homeland, and Russians, exclusively Jews, people of the world, and other non-Russians, i.e. without a homeland and dissatisfied with Russians since childhood, but living their entire lives at our expense and kindness. Who would doubt that! That’s why not a single Armenian or Ezer is visible to go to the front for Mother Russia.
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 17 November 2023 20: 23
      The Buryats, Tuvans and Yakuts fought for them.
  8. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 17 November 2023 19: 48
    What does Adam Kadyrov have to do with this? We will talk about this in more detail later.

    Yeah, I saw him somewhere from some trench, firing a machine gun somewhere, and next to him, most likely the Tsar of Chechnya’s guards were standing at full height and they didn’t even pull their heads in. Hence the conclusion that he was shooting at his son somewhere in the sky in the rear. But at the age of 15 I already took part in the SVO. I need an award and a certificate of participation as a veteran of the DB.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 17 November 2023 20: 02
      ValeryNo one is accusing you of being good. Calm down. laughing
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  9. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 17 November 2023 20: 07
    Why is everyone interested in show business stars, and not the children of the country's leadership? Are they all in the trenches?
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 17 November 2023 20: 26
      Quote: AlexZN
      Why is everyone interested in show business stars, and not the children of the country's leadership? Are they all in the trenches?

      Because elections are coming soon, and who is the best person to screw up the brain?
  10. oleg Pesotsky Offline oleg Pesotsky
    oleg Pesotsky (Oleg Pesotsky) 17 November 2023 20: 22
    I also found Newton's binomial. The answer is simple: there is culture and there is show business. Culture is Bernes, Utesov, Ruslanova, front-line concert brigades. Show business is Shaman, Galkin, Kirkorov. Culture educates, show business earns. Well, don’t forget that Russia has returned to the capitalist path where any value is determined by the presence of money in your pocket. There is a joke - Why are the yachts and palaces their own and the people's war? We ourselves spent 30 years building a consumer society, and what’s the point of being surprised by what’s happening now?
  11. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 17 November 2023 21: 19
    Why say that? They just chickened out and that’s it! And further. Don’t point your finger around to denounce some relatives. Speak for yourself. Why aren't you at the front or at least a registered volunteer? And the only reason not to be on the front line or actively help the army is age and illness.
    Otherwise you live by the law of the chicken coop: Shit the bottom and peck your neighbor! Yes, your disadvantages will simply confirm my words to me. Get started.
  12. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 17 November 2023 21: 20
    Quote from Voo
    Quote: AlexZN
    Why is everyone interested in show business stars, and not the children of the country's leadership? Are they all in the trenches?

    Because elections are coming soon, and who is the best person to screw up the brain?

    Don't voters care where the children of those in power are?
    1. Elena123 Offline Elena123
      Elena123 (elena) 17 November 2023 21: 37
      Don't voters care where the children of those in power are?

      - no, I don’t care. People care about their daily bread.
    2. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 18 November 2023 01: 43
      Currently, voters are concerned about the fate of their own children.
      They don’t want them to die for the bright future of the children of those in power.
  13. Elena123 Offline Elena123
    Elena123 (elena) 17 November 2023 21: 34
    The bet on a compact but highly professional army, alas, did not justify itself.

    - In what country did you see this? The state should not have a compact army, but the largest one, with the most modern weapons! Compact armies are used for other needs, for changing governments and the like.
  14. Pacer Offline Pacer
    Pacer (Pacer) 18 November 2023 00: 55
    Well, comrade. Marzhetsky, for article 5!

    I won’t name the stars, but the artists and cultural figures who are at the SVO:
    Russian actor Soslan Fidarov, "9th Company"
    59-year-old Soviet and Russian violinist Andrei Reshetin, former musician of the Aquarium and BG-Band groups, volunteer at the Northern Military District
    Georgy Teslya-Gerasimov was the first Russian artist to volunteer in the North Military District zone.
    Pavel Ustinov was mobilized and in October 2022 went to the Northern Military District zone.
    Eduard Zaharuk, from the Rostov Academic Drama Theater, volunteered for the Northern Military District.
    Mikhail Mamaev, who played Nikita Olenev in the film “Vivat, midshipmen!”, left for the special operation zone in January 2022.
    Evgeny Pavlov, leading actor of Sovremennik, on mobilization to the Northern Military District.

    These were not taken -
    Ivan Okhlobystin, even as a volunteer.
    Even Mikhail Efremov asked to volunteer (at Wagner), but due to health problems, he did not pass the commission.
    Mikhail Porechenkov - wanted to volunteer. Removed from military registration due to age.
    Vasily Mishchenko, the same thing.
    As did me, by the way...

    In October, 44-year-old sound engineer of the TV series “Real Boys” Valentin Ushakov, who volunteered, died at SVO... May the kingdom of heaven and eternal memory be upon him!
    1. dark_65 Offline dark_65
      dark_65 (Oleg) 19 November 2023 00: 34
      familiar situation..in May 2023 I applied for state services..volunteer.from the gate..58 years old..in normal form.but they didn’t take it...I’ll try again soon..I still have a year under the law.And I honestly on them. on the “children stars” and others.. there they are.. and there we are.. Russia.
  15. Kiril Offline Kiril
    Kiril (Kiril) 18 November 2023 18: 38
    If for the author this is crap - "stars" - then the question is natural - but for me - crap it is - crap
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  18. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 22 November 2023 21: 15
    The criticism that “returnees” should be put under pressure and not allowed back at all is not correct. The fate of these creatures within the country does not matter at all, whether someone got hit by a tram or sings in a bar against the SVO, it makes no difference. These creatures do not have the opportunity abroad to influence public opinion in Russia, and if they do, it is in a negative context for Russia. By giving them a chance to return, Russia introduces a virus into the very idea of ​​their leaving the country; this return affects the very perception of the split in Russian society. By staying there, they maintain the split. And when they return, they discredit that side and ultimately unite society. They say by this - we were wrong. And their flock is converted along with them. And I don’t care that they themselves are returning from despair. Being simple creatures, we don’t care about their fate, because... the fate of tens or hundreds of people within the country does not play any role at all. Even if they bring benefit by returning, we will “punish” them with it, but there will be no benefit
  19. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
    anclevalico (Victor) 4 December 2023 09: 15
    According to some data, 85% of the population is in no hurry to participate in the SVO. Not even directly, but at least with help. This is such a strange operation...