Miniatures of military vehicles with the letter that identifies Russian troops for sale in an online store in the country | Photo: Reproduction
From the first moment, Russia has tried to brainwash its population about the war in Ukraine, repeating the argument that the invasion is a “special military operation” with the objective of “denazifying” the country neighbor; anyone who contests this theory is promptly repressed.
2022 A front of this propaganda war is aimed at children. Over the weekend, social media users from Western countries expressed surprise at the wide variety of toys on sale in Russia with the Latin letter Z, which identifies military vehicles of Russian troops in Ukraine.
2022Miniatures of military trucks, oil tankers and missile launchers are among the options in a Russian online store, with prices ranging from 602 to rubles (between BRL 602 and BRL 100 ).
2022 Indoctrination within schools is the weapon core of this strategy. In early March, a few days after the invasion of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation released an “open classes” project, with online videos for students to be “informed why the liberation mission in Ukraine is a necessity.” ”.
2022According to a statement from the folder, students are instructed “about the danger that NATO represents for our country, why Russia defends the civilian population of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk [áreas ucranianas separatistas apoiadas por Moscou]” and also to “distinguish the truth from the lie amid the huge flow of information, photos and videos available on the internet today” .