Russia’s chief propagandist Vladimir Solovyov launched into a tirade against his own audience on May 30 after some expressed joy at drones exploding over an upmarket district in Moscow that’s home to many Russian officials. 

Speaking on his TV show "Solovyov Live", he advised his fellow citizens to “come to their senses” after becoming incensed by viewers’ comments.

“Why are you guys writing this bulls**t?” he asked. “Do you like the fact that a strike has happened in Moscow? Why are you so happy? Do Russian people not live there? Are they not our compatriots?”

He added: “What are you making such a big deal out of? Or have we no longer got a united country… a united people?”

Solovyov’s rant came just a few hours after the Russian capital came under attack from kamikaze drones that damaged two buildings and injured two people.

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Moscow authorities said eight drones were used in the attack, though other non-state media sources claimed the real number was closer to 25. A senior Russian lawmaker said three drones had been downed over the capital's exclusive Rublyovka suburb where Russian President Vladimir Putin has an official residence.

Solovyov told his viewers to be “careful with their intonation,” adding: “Shove your ego up your ***hole… think about the country and think about the people.”

His viewers’ opinions appeared to be shared by Wagner Private Military Group Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. whose profanity-laden outburst on May 30 lambasted officials from the Russian Defense Ministry for allowing drones to fly over Moscow. He accused them of failing to step up and implored them to “tear the s**t out of their offices.”

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At the same time, Prigozhin appeared to be fine with drones flying over the elite Rublyovka suburb.

“The fact that they fly into Rublyovka – to hell with it, let your houses go up in flames,” he said. “But what are ordinary people to do when drones carrying explosives crash into their windows.”

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Maria
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I'm sure that bombing Rublovka would bring a lot of joy to many Russians :)

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Nature Boy
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Ukraine cannot allow Putin to define the battlefield. These attacks will theoretically force Putin to deploy his already limited resources along the entire Ukrainian border, limiting resources to defend occupied territory within Ukraine & limiting resources to mount new attacks & counter attacks.

The Russian people need to feel some of the pain & fear they have wrought on the free & peaceful people of Ukraine

FREE UKRAINE 🇺🇦

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Ukraine lovers
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They need to back off putins borders and leave Russia in peace. Ukraine unfortunately become Europe's proxy war.

Propter
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@Ukraine lovers, my $ is on Wagner doing this to start a revolution.

Pavov
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@Propter, jnteresting point

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MarcNorth
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Yes, how dare Ukraine retaliate even once in the same manner that Russia attacks Ukraine every single day. It's mindboggling, right?!

I support
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@MarcNorth, downright bonkers mate

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Pavov
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These people are poison rotten to the core

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Stephen
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The problem with some Russians in the UK, even though they see the media from around the world, they still agree with putin. We HAD a friend who was Russian and she agreed with putin and now we don't talk. I helped many Ukrainian refugees and will continue to do so, They are all like family to me. My wife is Ukrainian and now I have never seen her so patriotic. My opinion of Russian people having been there several times. their mindset has not evolved into 21st century. The government has brainwashed them so much. Everything comes back to the patriotic war,yes of course remember it, but don't let it run your daily life, The government drives this patriotism to control them. It is a hive society and putin is the Queen bee, LONG LIVE UKRAINE

I support
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@Stephen, good on yah for helping refugees

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I support
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Once the Russian people know the scope of atrocities committed by their government they are gonna have to choose. I would like to believe they would choose to stop this insane war let's hope good overcomes madness.

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