Head of Russian state broadcaster makes a 180-degree turn and suddenly calls for an end to war: “Words with a taste of betrayal and blood”

Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russian state channel ‘RT’, has pleaded for an end to the war in Ukraine on Vladimir Solovyov’s popular talk show on friendly state channel ‘Russia-1’. That is diametrically opposed to what she has been proclaiming so far. It cost her dearly with Russian military bloggers, who accused her of “defeat propaganda”. “There is a special cauldron in hell for traitors,” they replied plainly.