The writer of Metro 2033 was sentenced to 8 years in prison for defaming the Russian military

A Moscow court found Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the original Subway 2033 The novel and its sequels, he was charged with “intentionally spreading false information”, which resulted in him being sentenced to eight years in prison. The charges say Glukhovsky posted texts and videos on his social channels alleging Russian soldiers were committing crimes in Ukraine.

According to what was reported by the Associated PressGlukhovskey was tried in absentia because he is not in Russia. Renowned journalist and writer Glukhovsky was declared a “foreign agent” last year for his criticism of the Kremlin and Putin himself. This case falls under The law passed by the Russian Parliament Soon after the invasion of Ukraine, it imposed prison terms of up to 15 years for spreading “false” news about the military.

Dmitry Glukhovsky has been an outspoken critic of the Russian regime for quite some time, and he doesn’t hide it at all. The author has spoken Publicly and critically on social channels about the Russian Ukraine invasionwhich started in February 2022.

Within the games, Glukhovsky is best known as the author behind metro The series that spawned the video game adaptation. These dystopian novels follow survivors living in metro Russia, where rival factions vie for power beneath a post-nuclear wasteland.

Even in the gaming world, Glukhovsky is not alone in his criticism of Russia’s behaviour. Subway 2033 Developer 4A Games called for support among many others, helping highlight the situation as much as possible for the industry.

Of course, some developers had war experience first. Some developers even fought He reportedly died on the front line.

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