Due to the illegal and ongoing war in Ukraine, the Russian state and security services are currently in full-scale propaganda mode at home and abroad. The latest indictment involves the Federal Security Service (FSB) thwarting “Nazi assassins” who were allegedly plotting to murder Russian state TV host Vladimir Solovyov.
The raid was accompanied by a list of seized items and photos of the cargo. Naturally, this Nazi cell doesn’t seem particularly shy about expressing its affiliation, and beyond that, the photos include Hitler stickers, swastika t-shirts, and… multiple boxes of The Sims 3 and expansions?
Francis Scarr, monitored by the BBC, tweeted the photos from the FSB footage, shown below, along with the official account of the seized items: “One improvised explosive device, eight Molotov cocktails, six A Makarov pistol, a sawn-off shotgun, a grenade,” ammo, etc.
The photos can also be seen on official state television Get here around 5:30.
In these pics from the raid we have a “Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Starter Pack” courtesy of FSB pic.twitter.com/5FSvpze1lGApril 25, 2022
The Sims 3 is there, and with multiple expansions launched, it’s a pretty odd insertion into a rather blatant promotional image. So weird that you have to ask why these so called Nazis have anything to do with it. A ridiculous but surprisingly plausible explanation is that the FSB was told to use the sims to take pictures in these projects, just like in the phone sims – and just got it wrong.
$50 said the russian officials who staged it were told to make sure there were some sims in the photo (as in the sim), they misunderstood and added the sims 3 video game https://t.co/txmwEYBVu2April 25, 2022
Who knows: But another interesting element is a book allegedly inscribed by the Nazis with aThe signature is unclear‘. Apparently, the order was also strictly followed.
Official Kremlin social media accounts Confirming that Solovyov’s “conspiracy” was facilitated by Russian security services (machine translation): “The FSB revealed the name of the journalist who was prevented from being attacked. It turned out to be Vladimir Solovyov.”
Solovyov himself last night claim on Russian state television The assassins were sent by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Russian Duma Speaker claimed it was evidence of Ukrainian terrorism. I’m not sure if Simlish has the word “horseshit”, but maybe it should by now.