Petition by 29 authors and Nobel Literature prize winners appeals for truth about the war in Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin appears on a television screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 25, 2022. Russia is revving up its sophisticated propaganda machine as its military advances in neighboring Ukraine. Analysts who monitor propaganda and disinformation say they've seen a sharp increase in online activity linked to the Russian state in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
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29 authors, among them several Nobel Literature Prize winners, have signed a petition urging all Russian speakers to spread truth, and not lies or propaganda, about the war in Ukraine.

Petition against Russian state propaganda, lies and false information

The world of letters and literature continues to speak out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 29 authors, including several past Nobel Literature Prize winners, have signed a petition urging all Russian speakers to seek truth and not believe Russian state propaganda, spin, fake news, and lies.

The appeal, to be published in Dagens Nyheter, states that “For many years, the Russian people have been fed with lies. The independent sources of information are almost completely shut down. Opposition leaders – silent. The state propaganda machine works at full strength.”

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, any news of setbacks by Russian forces has been dismissed as Western propaganda by Russian authorities. The appeal also spoke directly to the Russian-speaking people in Russia, Belarus, and Russian-occupied Ukraine asking them to “Tell the truth. Although Vladimir Putin is both blind and deaf, the Russian people can listen to those who speak the same language.”

Among the signatories of this appeal are Belarusian investigative journalist and author Svetlana Alexeyevich, Romanian-German Herta Müller novelist and 2009 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, and Polish writer and activist Olga Tokarczuk.

This latest appeal comes days after more than 1000 prominent writers and authors appealed for an end to the war in Ukraine.

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1 Comment on "Petition by 29 authors and Nobel Literature prize winners appeals for truth about the war in Ukraine"

  1. If they’re trying to blame the Russians for this, they’re spreading “state propaganda, lies and false information,” themselves.
    For as long as it lasts, I’ve got my exposee Biden&Blinken’s War Crime Ukraine War Begetting Holocaust: Facts, Footnoted
    up at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bidenblinkens-war-crime-ukraine-begetting-holocaust-facts-lou-coatney/?published=t&trackingId=GAEgT2ztU0K%2Fxaicy9FJMg%3D%3D

    However, upon LinkedIn threat of expulsion, I had to REDACT/CENSOR the objective reasons why the Russians accuse the Ukraine government of being “Nazi.”

    I’ll see if I can post the *whole* thing here.

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