Mar 18, 2022
Arnold Schwarzenegger's anti-Ukraine war video trends on Russian social media
A Twitter address by Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Russian people is among the top Twitter trends in Russia on Friday and has sparked reaction from various quarters. Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin directly, he says: "You started this war, and you can stop it". The Austrian-born former bodybuilding champion - whose film Red Heat was the first US film shot in Moscow's Red Square - speaks of his affection for the Russian people. His comments have been praised by Russians who condemn the war. Another says: "You have of course seen Schwarzenegger's address. Do you know why it is good? It is indeed filmed with respect towards us, Russian people. We are outcasts in the world and Russophobia that used to be a propaganda myth for years has unfortunately materialised now. Arnold is one of the few people who addressed Russians not as savage orcs, but as good people who have lost their ways," liberal journalist Anton Orekh also said on Telegram.
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