Russian propagandist, "military commissar", "poetess"; uses pseudonyms Anna Lemert and Alonso Kexano.
She was born in 1988 in Kharkiv (although emphasizes that she “does not consider Ukraine her homeland”).
In 2010, after graduating from Kharkiv National University (Department of Chemistry), she moved to Kyiv, worked as an Internet journalist, wrote news articles and political columns, then moved to St. Petersburg.
After the start of the war in the Donbass, she left for Lugansk, to her fiancé Alexei Zhuravlev (at that time a representative of the pro-Russian militants of the so-called "LNR"), who died by the time she arrived. Remaining in occupied Luhansk, she began propaganda activities as a "war correspondent". Collaborated with Channel Five, Ridus , Vzglyad. She was included in the list of the Ukrainian “Kremlin-watch” website "Peacemaker".
In 2017, in Donetsk, she met Andrei Kutsky, a militant of the self-proclaimed DPR, whom she married, but they soon divorced.
In 2018, Dolgareva moved from Donetsk to Moscow, periodically traveling to the territories of Donbass occupied by Russia. In 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Dolgareva worked as a volunteer in the Department of Purulent Surgery of the Vinogradov City Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
In 2022, with the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she traveled to the occupied territories, in particular to Melitopol.
She published three collections of poems, regularly gives concerts in different cities of Russia and in the occupied territories of Ukraine; she is also the winner of the Levitov All-Russian Literary Prize, the Filatov Fest festival and the Lyceum Prize. She herself evaluates her own work very highly (“there are not many poets better than me ”), while she is often subjected to harsh criticism even from an audience loyal to the “Russian world” from Donbass, outraged by the abundance of obscenities in Dolgareva ’s poems (which are characterized as “low- minded and low-quality "and even compared with" shrill expletives of a drunk prostitute").
Despite fanatical support for the war and the “Russian world”, Anna Dolgareva ’s views on the Russian political regime are not particularly “loyalist”: despite her sympathy for Putin, she calls the Russian political system “rotten” and capable of “collapse at the slightest push” and draws attention to the absence of "a normal leader, at least opposition, at least left, at least right, who can become the next political leader ".
It should be noted that in her manipulative reasoning, Dolgareva sometimes goes quite far, even touching on the topic of sexual minorities, which is very unpopular in the modern Russian Federation - in particular, accusing Ukraine of persecuting LGBT people (on the contrary, extolling Russia as a supposedly “more tolerant” country, where supposedly "Unlike Ukraine, there is a civil society").
According to some information, she has a brother who does not share her views.
Propaganda of the aggressive and predatory war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as complicity in the mentioned aggression.
Here are examples of propaganda messages spread by Anna Dolgareva in the media space :
• "..... at least some positive decision was made from the leadership - the mobilization ... And I see our Victory only in the form of Russian tanks on Khreshchatyk ".
• “ When the ‘Russian Spring’ [in 2014] began, I understood it as a hope for liberation, not even from under the Ukrainian regime, but from what is called ‘Ukrainian culture’. From under this heavy ‘wadded blanket’ of the Ukrainian language of my homeland, in general, left-bank Ukraine.”
• “... I went to Mariupol, spent three weeks there in April. I saw with my own eyes what the ‘Azovites’ were doing, listened to the stories of the civilian population, and in general, all my doubts disappeared. Then I realized that the ‘special military operation’ was necessary, because we live next to the monstrous evil incarnate, and this evil must be exterminated, must be destroyed ".
Thus, it is obvious that Anna Dolgareva 's frankly “pro –war” and chauvinistic propaganda activities directly contradict both international law (in particular, Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966), and, at least, the criminal law of the Russian Federation (Article 354 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Ukraine (Article 436 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), and must receive a proper official legal assessment, with the consequences from her consequences for that person.
Moreover, it should be noted that Dolgareva is not only a propagandist, but also an active “volunteer”, raising funds and acquiring equipment for the occupying forces, thereby being an indirect accomplice in their war crimes .
In addition, Dolgareva published the coordinates of bridges in Ukraine, thus calling for strikes against these infrastructure oblects .
Also, according to some information, she personally participated in the deportation of Ukrainians from the territory of Ukraine to Russia.
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