Marathon ONF and Solovyov LIVE raised more than 67 million rubles for the fighters of Donbass Russian news EN

Marathon of the Popular Front and Solovyov LIVE raised 67 million rubles for the fighters of Donbass

Only in the first half hour of the marathon, which took place on June 23, the Russians – listeners of radio Vesti FM and viewers of the broadcast of Solovyov LIVE – after the call of the head of the Executive Committee of the Popular Front Mikhail Kuznetsov and one of the country’s leading journalists Vladimir Solovyov transferred to the accounts of the Fund “People’s Front. Everything for the Victory” 3.3 million rubles. In total, the marathon in support of the defenders of Russia raised 67 million 85 thousand rubles. More than 32 thousand 300 citizens and organizations of the country made money transfers in support of the military units of Donbass. This is reported telegram channel Popular Front.

“Fighters of the LPR and DPR need bulletproof vests, helmets, thermal imagers, night vision devices, binoculars,” said the WBA and IBF world boxing champion. Denis Lebedev. – The special operation began in winter, now it’s summer – a different uniform is needed. All this is purchased with the money that we collect today. When people saw me that I was doing this with the Popular Front, I tell you with full responsibility, my phone was melting from calls – Denis, how to help, where to send? Today I received a call from Lipetsk — there is a powerful generator, let them come and pick it up. Already arrived, already taken away. Siberia, the Urals, they call from everywhere. Very important now www.pobeda.onf.ruwhere there is a collection, join and participate. We have recognizable faces personally supervise the fees – Denis maidanov, Dmitry Pevtsov – They have confidence. When the amount is collected, things will be bought, and this person will deliver the goods to the LPR or DPR to a specific brigade, clearly under the video. In 2 weeks, the collection that I oversaw raised 15 million. This is proof that people want to help end this brown mess faster.”

“This is the first such marathon,” said Mikhail Kuznetsov, head of the Executive Committee of the Popular Front: In our main song “Victory Day”, there are words: “We brought this day closer as best we could.” And I felt them completely differently today, because everything, what ordinary people collect for the front, the amounts they transfer are a contribution to bringing victory closer and saving lives. And the Popular Front, as a presidential movement, helps to quickly purchase the necessary things, quickly deliver them, quickly drag them across the border and quickly deliver them to the unit. Thanks to everyone who donates, thanks to military officers and public people who help us and open their fees.”

On the resources of the Popular Front “For us the truth” “All for Victory” and in the special section “Words of support for the fighters”, people wrote messages for Russian servicemen and militiamen of the republics of Donbass, and the hosts of the marathon read them out live. And right at the start of the marathon, the host of the broadcast, Vladimir Solovyov, tested how the technical side of fundraising was organized. He pointed the mobile camera at the QR code, went to the field for entering card data from the PSB bank and called on the viewers and listeners of the broadcast to make transfers for the military units of Donbass. “If you want to feel involved, don’t forget to transfer your money, this is money for the right purposes. They will go for the purchase of everything necessary for the guys from the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. The war will put everything in its place, ”the TV presenter emphasized.

During the marathon, Vladimir Solovyov announced a permanent collection of the Solovyov Live project called “Fly, brothers!”. The collection is open for modern quadrocopters for reconnaissance units of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. Along with the drones, the servicemen will receive special gifts from the project — original patches, a signature buff, and a keychain. The same souvenirs are provided for the most active participants of the gathering.

What is missing on the front line and how it complicates the activities of the defenders of Donbass, said Yuri Gagarinsoldier of the Special Assault Regiment of the Marine Corps, volunteer from Chelyabinskwho received the call sign “Angel” for saving more than 300 children in Mariupol.

“What the Popular Front has already provided today is already solving strategic military problems. Thanks to drones from the Popular Front, 11 pieces of equipment, including the latest, were destroyed specifically by our battalion. These drones helped us out. But of the three drones we recently received, we only have one left. Everything that the Russians send us today reduces the casualties among the personnel. When we have “eyes” and “ears” in the form of copters, we make decisions on the spot more quickly and effectively perform combat missions on the battlefield.” Gagarin also said that now there is an urgent need for high-precision sights and tires with bearings for armored personnel carriers. Also, the commander of the “Sparta” battalion of the DPR Artem Zhoga and the commander of the International Brigade “Pyatnashka” of the DPR spoke about the specific needs of the LDNR units on the air of the marathon Akhra Avidzbacallsign “Abkhaz”.

Transfers to the accounts of the Everything for Victory project during the marathon came from both individuals and legal entities, although 90 percent of the proceeds were from people. The maximum amount of payment received in the collection from an individual amounted to 1 million rubles, from a legal entity – 600 thousand rubles. The blogger spoke about his attitude to the project and how it can develop in the regions of Russia on Soloviev Live. Yuriy Podolyakaleaders of the regional executive committees of the Popular Front in Sevastopol and Novosibirsk region Larisa Melnik and Svetlana Zaikina.

People’s Artist of Russia Dmitry Pevtsov, the curator of the gathering for the Berkut brigade, called on the Russians to support the defenders of Donbass with any amount. “Russia has once again taken on the mission of ending the war. Our guys, together with the fighters of the DPR and LPR, are now protecting us from Nazism. It is our direct duty to do everything possible to help them. From the very beginning, I participated as a deputy in recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR by pressing this button when voting in Dumaand continue to act now and wherever possible. As for the Popular Front project, I am very pleased with the amount that has already accumulated. I am grateful to everyone who participates in the collection, regardless of the size of their contribution, I am glad that my compatriots hear us and want to end the genocide of the peoples of Donbass.”

The marathon is over, and the collection of material assistance for the soldiers of the republics of Donbass continues. All details on the site And the words of moral support to all the defenders of Russia can also be left on the portal “For us the truth” (

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