On May 9, the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video with singer Valeria, in the video she congratulates the Russians in Ukraine on Victory Day and asks the fighters to return home as soon as possible. At the same time, earlier her husband Iosif Prigogine, in a conversation with former senator Farhad Akhmedov, harshly criticized the Russian authorities, as evidenced by the leaked recording.
“Our dear soldiers, I congratulate you on the holiday, on the Great Victory Day. Let the feat of our ancestors inspire you. And return home as soon as possible: to where you are loved, waited for, pray for you every day, return safe and sound. Let it be so! God is on our side, happy holiday, my dears, ”says Valeria.
Also in the publication of the Ministry of Defense there is a video congratulations with other artists supporting the war in Ukraine. So, Nikolai Rastorguev, Alexander Marshal, the Zapashny brothers, Vadim Samoilov from the Agatha Christie group and Alexander Ivanov (Rondo group), Anna Semenovich and Sergey Voitenko recorded their congratulations on May 9. The Ministry of Defense noted that they all "took over the baton" and joined the congratulations of the "participants of the NWO on Victory Day."
The recording with Valeria's husband, Joseph Prigozhin, was published by Ukrainian media on March 25. On it, Akhmedov and Prigozhin criticize the Russian authorities for half an hour. Prigogine says the following:
“To be honest, of course they are criminals, damn, what other criminals. They lost to Kvartal-95, damn it. And the fact that they say that those are fighting against them, behold - they themselves gave a reason. He was driven into this x * ynyu ... He drove himself into this! To be honest, I would fucking stop, get a Nobel Prize and go to hell."
Also on the recording, Prigogine says:
“They teamed up, Igor Ivanovich (Sechin - Ed.), Sergey Viktorovich (Chemezov - Ed.) and Viktor Zolotov. They blame Shoigu for everything. They call him a dork, behind his back, of course. And they have the task of demolishing it, damn it. Yes, but because someone needs to be blamed (military defeats - Approx. ed.), Listen. They are the most fucked up people. My opinion is simple: they act like kings, like gods, damn it. They are finished creatures."
On March 26, Prigozhin recorded a video message in which he stated that the leaked recording was a fake. According to him, ill-wishers forged his voice using neural networks. In a conversation with Podyom, Prigozhin stressed that he supports the Russian authorities, and the authors of the fake want to discredit supporters of Vladimir Putin. However, "Important Stories", citing a source in the special services, reported that the recording of the telephone conversation leaked to the network was genuine.