Vladimir Putin was accused today of making a “gesture reminiscent of a Nazi salute” when opening the so-called Future Games in the Russian city of Kazan.
Independent news outlet SOTA said: “Putin opened the Future Games tournament in Kazan, raising his hand ‘towards the sun.’
But the dictator “reproduced a gesture reminiscent of a Nazi salute.”
He did so when opening the games and said: ‘Dear friends, thank you very much. Good luck.’
Warmonger Putin, 71, has been accused of a Hitler-style invasion of Ukraine and similarities to the German wartime leader in repressing his people and establishing a Russian version of the Hitler Youth, indoctrinating young people in patriotism and military discipline.
Vladimir Putin was accused today of making a ‘gesture reminiscent of a Nazi salute’
Putin inaugurated the Future Games in the Russian city of Kazan
But Putin justifies his war against Ukraine by seeking to crush “nationalists” whom he calls “Nazis,” even though Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, is Jewish and is related to several people who died in the Holocaust.
Russia’s UN Mission said as Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine: ‘The purpose of this operation is to protect people who for eight years have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kiev regime.
“To this end, we will seek to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, as well as bring to trial those who perpetrated numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.”
Putin emphasizes that it was the Soviet Union that bore the brunt of the defeat of Nazism in World War II.
The strange “greet” occurred at the inaugural Future Games, also called the Future Games, where Putin was seen alongside recently banned anti-doping skater Kamila Valieva, 17, and former Russian soccer star Andrei Arshavin, who He played for Arsenal.
Putin was attended at the ceremony by the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the Republika Srpska.
Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade in Kholodny Yar equip weapons from their positions in the direction of Bakhmut
Russia invaded Ukraine almost two years ago.
Putin was joined at the ceremony by the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the Republika Srpska.
‘Sport should stay out of politics; On the contrary, it should unite people. There is no doubt that this will be for the best,’ he stated.
The Kazan games are billed as a “major sporting event that innovatively combines traditional and electronic sports.”
It includes 21 innovative disciplines such as Phygital Football, Phygital Basketball, Phygital Hockey and Phygital MOBA.
2,000 athletes from more than 100 countries and 270 multinational teams participate in the event.
“We have always been committed to promoting sport and its high humanistic values,” Putin said.
‘The Future Games are our gift to the global sports family. “I am sure that the true spirit of sport will prevail during these Games.”
Today, UN human rights chief Volker Turk accused Russia of inflicting suffering on millions of civilians, saying in a statement: “Russia’s large-scale armed attack on Ukraine, which is about to enter its third year with no end in sight, continues to cause serious and widespread violations of human rights, destroying lives and livelihoods.’
So far, 14 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country two years ago.