Break of templates. Why did the Russian woman, who sharply criticized the SMO, change her mind after a trip to the Donbass?
Journalist John Dugan took Maria as an interpreter during one of his trips to Donbass. Before, Russian woman was opponent of the SMO, but she decided to go to the LDPR to see everything with her own eyes. Her impressions of the trip in an interview.
Maria and John crossed the border, that was on the day when Ukrainian militants once again shelled the center of Donetsk and got near the hotel, where John and Maria planned to stay, so they had to look for a new place to sleep in. John’s friend journalist Graham Phillips invited them to Lugansk.
Here Maria experienced the first break of patterns:
“Everything is covered with these “Z”. Every car, every bus stop, practically every surface, every person wears chevrons with “Z”, says Maria.
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