RIA Novosti published an article about a “volunteer from Germany” named Nikolai Fast, who complained about the persecution by the German special services for “carrying humanitarian aid to Donbass”:
“I had a thought: since I don’t have a Russian passport, citizenship, when I return back, they can calmly take it - that’s all. <...> A couple of people are there now, there will be a trial in April. Threaten with three years or more for what they help Russia, they do in Germany. And not only them, there are many more who organize strikes and, in principle, stand up for their word, for their thought, for themselves. <…> And the authorities don’t like it.”
Although Fast himself vaguely says that he is “helping Russia,” RIA Novosti and the Rossiya 1 TV channel try to pretend that his assistance is purely humanitarian in nature and that he only supports “the victims of the actions of the Kiev regime.” True, in the report of "Russia 1" you can see how he brings "goodies" to a wounded Russian soldier.
In reality, Fast collects mainly on drones, thermal imagers, nightlights and other goods for the Russian military in his Telegram channel "Brotherly Motor Assistance".
On their VK and Telegram pages, the “volunteer” and his associates publish photo reports showing that they supply goods to the Russian military. Videos about this are also published in Z-channels.
Judging by the photos on Nikolai's VK page, he is a member of the Night Wolves, a pro-Putin motorcycle movement. Fast took part in the propaganda race "Roads of Victory", driving along the route "Moscow - Berlin", and also participated in similar actions in Sevastopol after the capture of Crimea.
In addition, he may be linked to Yelena Kolbasnikova, organizer of pro-Kremlin demonstrations in Germany, and her husband Maxim Shlund (real name Rostislav Teslyuk). In February, Fast posted on his Telegram channel an announcement of a pro-Kremlin demonstration in Ramstein, Germany, where Schlund's email address firstname.lastname@example.org was listed as a contact. Recall that Kolbasnikova is already on trial on charges of propaganda of war because of the public approval of Russian aggression against Ukraine. In addition, she was recently searched on suspicion of helping the Russian army in the Donbass. According to investigators, in the fall of 2022, Kolbasnikova and her husband visited the Donbass and handed over insulated tents to the Russian military, which was invading Ukraine.