The control of the authoritarian regime Vladimir PutinRussian society also reaches sport. The Russian Ice Hockey Federation (KHL), now requires clubs to use war propaganda during their games regarding the war in Ukraine.
“Please note that this campaign is mandatory and must be reported”The KHL’s head sent the following to all ice hockey clubs:
The Russian side is trying to silence the voices of those who are opposed to the war by raising more and more objections. A gag law is against the press. Russian media are prohibited from calling and have strict guidelines about reporting. War to Invasion of Ukraine. Journalists who violate the law can be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.
According to the web sports.ruRussian hockey federation sent an open letter asking all clubs to share information with their fans. “Every minute there is a lot of information published on all information channels and, unfortunately, very often it is improbable and false news. We will mail you coordinated posters. These can be printed and distributed as pamphlets or banners. This promotion must be reported. The day following the match The association must receive a report containing photos and videos. In its letter, the Federation includes a brief description and an explanation of the event that occurred before ten o’clock AM.