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Watch: Russian state TV takes aim at Welsh capital in propaganda video

10 Jan 2023 2 minute read
The Russian State TV clip

A video that has appeared on social media has captured a segment from Russian state TV which attacks the state of countries in the West – and Cardiff in particular.

In one piece it takes aim at the Welsh capital and states that because of the cost of living crisis people in the city are heating food on radiators, eating pet food and turning to prostitution for survival.

A TV presenter can be seen earnestly reading the following words during the clip: “In Britain it’s even worse than Germany. Because of rising costs residents of Cardiff are now eating cat food, and are heating food on radiators, and British women are resorting to prostitution, and are having sex in order to survive, so sex for food and heating, sex for survival.”

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The clip has been viewed thousands of times on the TikTok account of Ukranian @Vlad1mir.k and while the state TV clip may be sensationalised for propaganda purposes in an attempt to show Russians how bad it is living in the West, some of it may actually be rooted in truth.

Last month BBC Wales ran a story in which a community worker in the Trowbridge area of Cardiff with 20 years’ experience said that people were having to eat pet food while others try to heat food on a radiator.

Mark Seed, who runs a community food project in the deprived area of east Cardiff, detailed how he was shocked at the choices people had to make because of poverty and the cost of living crisis.

“I’m still shocked by the fact that we have people who are eating pet food,” he told BBC Wales.

“[There are] people who are trying to heat their food on a radiator or a candle.

“These are shocking kind of stories that are actually the truth.”

He added: “Cardiff is a flourishing city however there are pockets of deprivation which are simply not acceptable.”


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
25 days ago

Is it propaganda if its true?

Its like us saying “Putin is a bad lad, he does wars and judo and its cold in Russia”
and Pooty responding with “Ey, now come on, that’s a bit much innit?”

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
24 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

It’s not true its part of Putin’s propaganda machine – the same propaganda machine that sees russian state tv lie about their war crimes in ukraine

Riki
Riki
24 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

And yet you have only ever seen the world from the POV of the West. You (We) suffer from just as much propaganda as anyone else. Let’s not kid oursleves!

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
25 days ago

Ms Presenter, your country has removed the choice of eating any kind of food from tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians by murdering them. Think before you speak.

Riki
Riki
24 days ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Is it wrong to attack a country? Yes! Is it wrong to kill your own citizens because they are descended from different people and speak a different language? Yes! Let’s not act like Ukraine is completely innocent, because they aren’t! What, are we 10?!

Rob
Rob
22 days ago
Reply to  Riki

Do you have any evidence to back this up? Yes there are bad people in Ukraine as there are in almost all countries

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
24 days ago

Its the same sort of Lies and Propaganda that is put out about CYMRU and Scotland by the Torygraph Daily Mail and Daily Express

Kipp
Kipp
24 days ago

Pml you can tell how bad Russian GPS is really bad…. Trowbridge is in Wiltshire Not near Cardiff. Anyway in Wales we live in caves so no radiators and we ate all the cats a long time ago 😉

David
David
24 days ago
Reply to  Kipp

Trowbridge is a district, community and coterminous electoral ward on the eastern edge of the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales. Wikipedia
Population: 16,194 (2011)
Postcode district: CF3

Mawkernewek
24 days ago

Obviously Russian propaganda watch the BBC and learn.

Glen
Glen
24 days ago
Reply to  Mawkernewek

In the words of John Pilger “The BBC is the world’s most refined propaganda service”.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
24 days ago
Reply to  Glen

Would that be the john pilger who has become a apologist for putin and his war crimes in ukraine and who suggested the poisoning of the skripals was the work of british intelligence

Glen
Glen
24 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

And you’re one of those dummies that allows the BBC to do your thinking for you.

RT and Fox News could learn a lot from the dear old BBC.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
24 days ago
Reply to  Glen

Glen your comments on The BBC are music to my ears.I stopped watching BBC News years ago and I have even blocked them on my News feeds. This is 2023 and there is no need whatsoever to decievedby State MSM misinformation when there’s a multitude of other media available.

Rob
Rob
16 days ago
Reply to  Johnny Gamble

So what news sources would you recommend then? Just asking

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
24 days ago
Reply to  Mawkernewek

Thank you when you mention watch the BBC and learn it has made me double up with laughter.

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
20 days ago
Reply to  Johnny Gamble

The BBC is as bad as RT on reporting the things their government owners want you to hear and believe.

Sorgina
Sorgina
24 days ago

The lower end of the UK media, which unfortunately now includes the BBC, loves to focus on sensationalist “true life” stories and hyperbole e.g. the “perfect storm” that pops up everywhere. It is hardly surprising that such output is being used to make generalisations about the bankrupt state of the country by those whose interests are counter to those of the UK.

Rob
Rob
22 days ago

What I find really sad is that there are plenty of Russians who dislike Putin and are opposed to the war, yet some EU states are denying them entry into their countries. They simply want to stay alive, allowing them to flee Russia actually helps Ukraine. Its interesting to see things from their perspective on their YouTube channels: NFKRZ, Vlad Vexter, Inside Russia etc.

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
20 days ago

I wonder if the Russian media think the same about the Ukraine.

Both the Ukraine and ourselves in Wales have issues with a larger bully to our east.
The UK take our taxes paid for themselves and give us only a portion in return.

The Ukraine and Cymru Wales both are victims of imperialism.

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