Actors from propaganda videos, which show the "pluses" of the decision to go to war as a volunteer, said that they were filming for a fee of 8 thousand rubles. Some of them really support the Russian invasion of Ukraine, others say that they were deceived and did not know what they were taking part in. The actors announced this in a conversation with Important Stories.
The videos in question are published in propaganda publics. Here is one example:
Actor Alexei Zheleznyak, who starred in one of these videos as a friend of a volunteer, said that he supported the message of such videos, although he was filmed for the sake of money. Another actor and Tik-Tok blogger, Denis Deham, speaking about volunteers, said that he “doesn’t care”, but he doesn’t like the war because “Tik-Tok was closed.”
“I am for my country and for my president. It seems to me that whatever he chooses, it means that it is right. I do not support the fact that people are being killed there, but I support that there is a confrontation with our enemies [USA],” he said.
Alexander Knyazev, who starred as a factory manager, said that he did not support the war and that he came to the shooting because of the fee, without looking at the script in advance:
“I’m not quite a scoundrel yet, not completely. I signed the contract, but I didn't even read the script. During the filming, the director or assistant told me that this guy was going to the army under a contract. But I have already signed the contract, I should have looked earlier, read the script, what is it all about, which I did not do. Well, I took off and took off, I think, a small sin. Bes misled me. It was too late to refuse. But in general, you must definitely watch what kind of shit you are filming. It will be a lesson for me,” Knyazev said.
Does not support the war in Ukraine and the actor who played the villager, who decided to conclude a contract, because he was tired of hard work at the factory:
“I do not share the position that you need to go as a volunteer to Ukraine. Most of the actors already knew what was happening on the spot. Plus, we were told that this video was for the internal use of some company. They cheated a little."