TikTok star mocked Russia – kicked out

TikTok star mocked Russia - kicked out

The “Nekoglai” TikTok star, whose real name is Nikolai Lebedev, posted a video earlier this week in which he mocks Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Nekoglai has 9.5 million followers on the popular platform, and the video, impersonating a Russian soldier fighting Ukrainian bombs, went viral on social media.

However, the parodies did not go well with the Russian authorities.

They are deported

The video sparked strong reactions from the Russian organization Safe Internet League, which is trying to prevent the spread of “dangerous” content on the Internet. The leader of the organization, Yekaterina Mizulina, accused the 22-year-old of defaming the Russian army, and therefore he informed the authorities about this, according to what he reported. palm.

Shortly thereafter, he was arrested, fined 5,000 rubles, and expelled from Russia, according to the state-run Russian News Agency. RIA Novosti.

According to many media outlets, Nikogli is said to have Moldovan citizenship, and the authorities claim that the reason for the deportation was a violation of immigration law.

– silly

The TikTok video has been viewed more than 3.4 million times and is a parody of a war video that previously garnered a lot of attention online. The original video shows a Russian soldier being attacked by a drone in a trench in Ukraine. Russian media reported that the soldier survived the attack and is safe.

Despite the ban, the TikTok star refuses to remove the video from his platform.

– I don’t understand this reaction at all. I certainly did not want to mock or insult the Russian army. It is simply ridiculous. I respect the soldiers and their efforts, Nikogli said in a statement.

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Throughout the war, the Russian authorities imposed severe restrictions on Russian coverage of the war in Ukraine. In March, the Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, introduced a bill allowing prison sentences for people who spread “false information” about the war.

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