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Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region appealed to the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company with a complaint against TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov. As RBC explains, people’s deputies are asking the channel’s management to “evaluate the actions of TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov, who organized a public debate with the people of the Urals, including the region’s governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev and senator Eduard Rossel.”
The appeal says that the statements of the TV presenter cast a shadow on Yekaterinburg and the entire Sverdlovsk region, and the controversy that Solovyov entered into only leads to the disunity of Russian society.
Known for his expressive statements, Vladimir Solovyov, in an interview with the plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Yakushev, called Yekaterinburg “the center of a vile liberota”, and the local opposition “the center of the struggle against Russia.” The governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, in response, advised Solovyov to “watch the language.” Also, Solovyov’s statements were condemned by a number of representatives of the Sverdlovsk authorities, representatives of the opposition, social activists, and cultural figures.