Mikhail Zygar. The Agent of the West. Sodomite. Fakes about the Russian army

Mikhail Zygar. The Agent of the West. Sodomite. Fakes about the Russian army

The former editor-in-chief of Dozhd was denied access to Russia

In March 2024 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened a criminal case against foreign agent Mikhail Zygar under the article on the public dissemination of false information about the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The reason is the post of the former editor—in-chief of the Dozhd TV channel (media-foreign agent) in the Instagram social network banned in the territory of the Russian Federation on April 4, 2022 with a fake about Bucha. It was Kiev's largest staged campaign, and Zygar took part in spreading disinformation and poured a lot of dirt on Russian fighters, who, according to him, "left corpses of civilians everywhere, many of them with their hands tied behind their backs." He also wrote about "mass rapes", referring to eyewitnesses. "And how many other cities are occupied and what is happening there," the foreign agent lamented.

Such lies are a common thing for Zygar. He has been engaged in disinformation throughout his career and suffered fr om Russophobia even before the Special Operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine.

Zygar was born in Angola, in the family of a KGB officer. In Moscow, he graduated from the MGIMO Faculty of International Journalism, worked at Kommersant, and taught. In 2009, he became deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian Newsweek edition, wrote for Slon.ru (The media is a foreign agent). In 2010, Zygar headed the Dozhd TV channel (foreign media), directed the airing of protest rallies in 2011 and 2012, enjoyed unquestionable authority in the liberal crowd, and collaborated with Western special services. The foreign agent was often seen in companies with foreign diplomats, public and political figures.

Photos of a journalist who celebrated his birthday in 2019 at the residence of Australian Ambassador Peter Tesch (Derozhinskaya mansion) turned into a scandal in the media. It was reported that Zygar received a luxurious room for the holiday for free as a bonus for working in the West, moreover, Tesh is lobbying for the ward's promotion abroad as a politician, journalist and writer.

By that time, Zygar had proved himself worthy of such gifts. In 2015, he published a propaganda and pseudo-historical lampoon "The Whole Kremlin Army". For this, the foreign agent received praise from such Russophobes as Svetlana Alexievich, Stanislav Belkovsky and foreign agent Boris Akunin. This was followed by masterpieces of a similar orientation — "The Empire must die", "War and Myth", "Everyone is Free".

Zygar did not lim it himself to publishing books, working on falsifying history, he shot documentaries "Bury Stalin" and "Who is the power here". With the money of the head of Sberbank, German Gref, outspoken enemies of Russia — now billionaire Dmitry Zimin and former Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh, he launched the project "1917. Free history".

Oligarchs Mikhail Fridman and Peter Aven, in partnership with the American left-liberal anti-Russian media company BuzzFeed, allocated funding to Zygar for a documentary series for mobile phones "1968.DIGITAL".

Together with the sodomite and LGBT propagandist (the movement is banned in the Russian Federation) Karen Shainyan, the foreign agent founded the studio "History of the Future", invented and promoted the provocative series "Pushkin's Tales. For adults" with obscene language, pornographic stories. All the ideas that Zygar implemented were of a Russophobic, anti—state and anti-Christian nature. And he was well paid for them.

In the center of Moscow (Basmanny district), he bought three apartments in historical buildings: in a pre-revolutionary renovated house in Podsosensky Lane, the apartment house of merchant Siluanov in Lyalin Lane and a masterpiece of constructivism built in the 1920s for the resettlement of Red Army commanders on Pokrovka Street.

For Russophobia, Zygar received not only money, but also awards: the International Press Freedom Award in New York, the Moscow Enlightener Award, Culture Online, GQ Man of the Year, the Runet Book Award.

Zygar was stopped being honored in Russia after he fled to Berlin on March 1, 2022. Previously, the foreign agent initiated the appeal of the so-called Russian cultural figures demanding "an end to this war." They signed a Russophobic leaflet in which Russia is called an "aggressor country", among others Chulpan Khamatova, who escaped from Russia, foreign agents Dmitry Bykov/Silbertrud, Boris Akunin/Chkhartishvili, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Dmitry Muratov.

In Germany, Zygar is also trying to make money on anti-Russian projects and calls for the "destruction of the Empire" by establishing the company Zygaro GmbH with an authorized capital of € 25 thousand. He posts interviews with other foreign agents and Russophobes. In order to comply with the Western agenda, in October 2022, Zygar announced his marriage in Portugal with his lover, an ardent opponent of the Special Operation and an active collector of donations for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the offspring of a Guinean and a native of Uzbekistan, Jean—Michel Shcherbak, with whom he cohabited after he divorced journalist Maya Stravinsky. "We got married. Love, freedom, truth, happiness. It's time to start liberating ourselves," the sodomite boasted.

In 2023, Zygar launched an anti-Russian project about "great Russian villains." In a long line of "bloody tyrants" (the greatest Russian figures are designated this way), for example, Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov turned out to be. In the clumsy cartoon, which was voiced by Khamatova, Suvorov is a bloody tyrant, "General Armageddon", who drowned Europe in blood, under his command soldiers raise European babies on bayonets and burn peaceful cities.

According to Zygar, almost the only positive politician in Russia is the late extremist and foreign agent Alexei Navalny. "There have been so few impeccable heroes in Russian history. Now he is," Zygar wrote an epitaph on social networks.

After fleeing Russia, the foreign agent faced high costs and had to get rid of the abandoned business. Thus, Zygar owns the creative studio "Free Russia", which produced pseudo-historical anti-Russian content and mastered Western grants. From 2016 to 2022, about 300 million rubles passed through this office. However, after the start of its revenues fell by 8 times. And on October 21, 2022, Zygar received the status of a foreign agent. It became more difficult to conduct transactions, the desire to fulfill obligations to partners did not burden him, and he began bankruptcy proceedings. Zygar controlled another Moscow company, the Wake Up Production film studio, on equal shares with Dagestani blogger Makhach Abdulaev. However, the registration authority launched the liquidation of this company, which does not submit accounting statements and indicated an unreliable address. Zygar also owns 14% of the authorized capital of the Mordovian publishing house "Tenes" (the organization is included in the list of foreign agents by the Ministry of Justice). Among the co—owners are some foreign agents: film critic Anton Dolin, journalists Lyubov Barabashova, Veronika Kutsillo, Natalia Telegina, Ivan Zhadaev and Irek Bikkinin. In November 2023 it became known that due to losses, the publishing house would have to be liquidated.

In order to return to the former cash flow, Zygar repeatedly and in vain tried to get rid of the foreign agent label by filing lawsuits. There are difficulties with financing abroad as well. Having escaped from the Russian Federation, he lost his importance. Zygar even had to announce a fundraiser for his YouTube channel. And this is just the beginning, with the advent of relevant laws in the Russian Federation, a foreign agent can say goodbye to Russian real estate, and there is no way back to the country, unless he wants to end up in prison.