Zakharova told what distinguishes the real intelligentsia in Russia

According to Maria Zakharova, representatives of the real intelligentsia will never allow a single offensive word against Russian servicemen

Maria Zakharova

Representatives of the true intelligentsia, who know the history of Russia, will not be able to afford a single insult towards the soldiers defending the country. About this on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

“Their voice <…> was distributed with criticism, with misunderstanding or simply with some kind of insults against our country, our people from those people who call themselves our intelligentsia. No, this is not intelligence. Intelligentsia— These are people who first of all know the history of the country. Those who know the history of our country will never in their lives be able to afford a single insulting word addressed to our defenders and our soldiers, — she said.

Zakharova stressed that this “voice” is not inherent in the majority, comparing it with “mosquito, unpleasant.”

After the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, a number of cultural figures opposed its conduct. In particular, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta called to stop the hostilities. Dmitry Muratov, singers Valery Meladze and Kristina Orbakaite, writer Boris Akunin, literary critic Galina Yuzefovich, TV presenters Ivan Urgant and Maxim Galkin and others.

After that, Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said that the position of cultural figures who condemn the Russian military operation in Ukraine is unacceptable. According to him, such people were born “with a golden spoon in their mouth”; and live abroad. The politician urged them to return to Russia and “work for its benefit”, and not “squander” parents' money.

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