Photo: Boris KUDRYAVOV
Like many stars of the Russian show business, Lera Kudryavtseva was personally acquainted with Vladimir Zelensky. The future president of Ukraine gladly came to Russia to work, took part in filming and went to parties. According to Kudryavtseva, in those days, Zelensky was extremely kind to her, to say the least about her: the loving comedian looked at her with might and main. However, Lera did not pay attention to her attention signals.
“Then, of course, no one thought about it and did not look closely: what is he like,” the blonde said on the New Russian Sensations program on the NTV channel.
Now Lera and 483 other Russian artists are on the “black list”, personally approved by the President of Ukraine. The TV presenter suggests that she got on the list of banned cultural figures due to her annual trips to Crimea.
“I have been on the Peacekeepers list for a long time, since the fourteenth year. Because every year in the Crimea I spend holidays in Artek for children. I am on this list, probably because I come to the children, ”Kudryavtseva believes.
In addition to Lera, the singer Lolita, Valeria and her husband Iosif Prigozhin, the radio host Alla Dovlatova, Natalia Koroleva and her husband Sergei Glushko were included in the “black list”, in a word, almost all the people with whom Zelensky he communicated once during his business trips to Russia.
“Who was your friend, suddenly becomes an enemy. Whom you talked to, he suddenly he turns away from you, or you from them. Now it is impossible, as they say, to go back in time and think about what he was like. Everything, time has changed, unfortunately, ”says Kudryavtseva.
Lera did not immediately understand how Zelensky was a two-faced person. In the first months of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, the TV presenter tried to objectively understand what was happening and gradually realized how many lies Ukrainian propagandists publish in the media and on social networks.
“To be honest, for the first few months I believed what Ukraine wrote. It was only later that I began to realize that half were fillers, half were not true. Later I realized that there are such services, the CIPSO service, where billions of money are invested, how everything works beautifully, how everything is presented to us beautifully and people believe in it. I only realized this later. But I never had the idea to leave Russia. And it never will, I hope. I love my country very much, I am proud of it, ”Kudryavtseva emphasized.