An advertisement for PMC Wagner began to be shown on television, a Russian woman noticed a video on the Novosibirsk TV channel NSK 49. The video recorded by her was published by the Siberia Media Telegram channel.
In the video, one of the founders of the PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, urges Russians to sign up for the Wagner group, promising a “friendly team”.
“Learn men’s work the way it’s supposed to be,” Prigozhin, a recidivist felon, claims in the ad.
Earlier it was reported that PMC Wagner launched an advertising campaign on the site Pornhub. The video was posted by the author of the Telegram channel “That guy with porn addiction” Nikolay Chumakov. He claimed that ads are shown to Russian users who logged in through VK and access the Internet without a VPN.
In 2022, a few months after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, banners advertising PMCs appeared massively in different regions of Russia. For example, in Rostov-on-Don they hung a poster with the inscription “Motherland, honor, courage, Wagner. Join." The Insider's correspondent called the given number, introducing himself as a man born in 1990, who served in the army. The man who answered the call offered him a salary of 240 thousand rubles, bonuses, and also promised to send him to the Donbass or Ukraine. In addition to banners, flyers with a call to join the Wagner PMC are hung in cities, often at public transport stops.