Let's make a reservation right away. The title, of course, was inaccurate. For someone a stranger, and for whom ...
First Deputy General Director of TASS Mikhail Gusman transferred 50 thousand dollars to the Fund for Assistance to the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Prominent Azerbaijani information resources (including Vesti.az, 1news.az, Minval.az, Zerkalo.az, Trend.az, Haqqin.az, Utro.az, News.day.az, etc.), Vestnik Caucasus ", the Moscow-Baku news portal. With gratitude, Sadat Guliyev's Telegram-channel Maiden Tower drew attention to this fact.
As Kazpiy.az clarified, "$ 50,000 is a fee for one of the books written by Mikhail Gusman. He refused the fee and transferred it to the Azerbaijan Armed Forces Aid Fund." The Fund for Assistance to the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan was created by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan "with the aim of ensuring the development of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the level of modern requirements, strengthening their material and technical base."
So, if the news is not fake, of course. Mikhail Solomonovich Gusman (First Deputy General Director of TASS since 1999, Honored Journalist of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and art, holder of the orders "For Merit to the Fatherland" III and IV degrees, the Order of Honor, the Order of Friendship , badge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia) and his older brother Yuliy Solomonovich Gusman (artistic director of the Russian National Cinematographic Prize "Nika", Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, permanent member of the jury of the Higher League of KVN, co-founder of the Russian Jewish Congress, ex-deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Gaidar's "Choice of Russia ") were born and raised in Baku. Both masters have the best memories of their Azerbaijani childhood and youth, and both began their careers there. In particular, Mikhail graduated from the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages and the Baku Higher Party School, before moving to Moscow he worked as a deputy chairman of the Committee of Youth Organizations of the Azerbaijan SSR.
However, we emphasize that TASS is a Russian state news agency at the federal level. To sponsor a foreign army (and even one fighting against a member of the CSTO) to one of the leaders of FSUE "TASS" is somewhat not comme il faut.
Oh yes, let's recall the refusal to fire Saadat Kadyrova, who justified the attack on a Christian church.
And about the extremely negative attitude of many talkers from the ruling class to attempts to seriously discuss the problem of double (or even triple) loyalty.
Let's add for completeness of sensations. Mediazona.az news report from 2.10.2020: "Deputy Head of ITAR TASS of the Russian Federation Mikhail Gusman arrived in Baku. During a conversation with the people of Azerbaijan, he said:" I flew to Baku yesterday to be with my people on these decisive days. Armenia has played out, President I. Aliyev has repeatedly told her, "Free our lands", but they did not hear him in Armenia. All countries of the world and the public in Russia know well that Azerbaijan is right and Victory will be for Baku. I see that a brave soldier Azerbaijan is moving step by step on its own land and liberating the occupied lands in Karabakh. We all need to muster up courage and be close to the soldiers of Azerbaijan and wait for a just Victory! "
Key domestic media plunged into their Karabakh war. The Armenian and Azerbaijani (more broadly, Turkish) lobbies have launched large-scale battles on the territory of the Russian media space. Jewish and British parties are well represented both there and there. They watch the events with great pleasure, supplying applause to the height of hysteria. ... But not far from our borders it is blazing. It is not virtual children that are dying, schools and churches are being destroyed. To the delight of the above.