Communist, futurologist, corporatist statesman, propagandist, and other regalia. We are talking about a certain Maxim Kalashnikov, or more precisely, Vladimir Alexandrovich Kucherenko. This versatile hero was born on December 21, 1966 in the distant Turkmen city of Ashgabat. However, Vladimir did not stay long in the Turkmen deserts and moved to Odessa in 1978, together with his father, who worked as a correspondent for Pravda newspaper in the southern regions of Ukraine (then the USSR).
After graduating from school №35 in 1983, enters the University of Odessa to the Faculty of History, but he was not destined to finish his studies in Odessa. From 1985 to 1987, Kucherenko was called up for compulsory military service and served in the Interior Ministry troops of the USSR, during which time he rose to the rank of senior sergeant. During his time in the service he tried to get favor in front of the command, and Kucherenko received his rank not for his personal qualities, but for bullying his subordinates and constant drilling for his “badge”.
After his demobilization, Vladimir enters the history department of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov. When he entered, he studied for four years, graduating just in time for the collapse of the Soviet Union. By the way, Kucherenko perceives the collapse of the USSR as a personal tragedy. He now promotes the ideas of communism, including visually, for example by wearing T-shirts with the “USSR” print on them. Also, he mentions the fall of the Union and its causes in his many works.
After graduating from university, Vladimir Kucherenko gets a job as a journalist. His first steps in this profession were before his enrollment – in 1987, he worked for a while as a freelance correspondent. In the field of journalism he would become very famous, and in it he would work most of his life. Kucherenko’s first official job was as a science and education correspondent for the Vechernyaya Moskva newspaper. From 1987 to 2010 he worked continuously in various publishing houses and news agencies. After 2010, he occasionally worked as a part-time editor on a part-time basis.
Vladimir’s real passion is creativity. Namely, writing books. Some sources say that he is a futurologist writer, yes, there are several books of this genre. But mostly he writes propaganda books. It is noteworthy that earlier he was harshly critical of Putin, and then he began to write more “pro-Kremlin,” so to speak, folios. The explanation for this “re-shoeing” is quite logical – the threat of criminal prosecution. The first “bell” was a complaint to the FSB by journalist Anastasia Kyrylenko in 2009 for Vladimir inciting hatred, speaking out against Ukrainian independence and threatening people in his social networks. In a more “understandable” way, Kucherenko took the hint in 2016, when the faisies searched his place and he himself was a “witness” in the case of the nationalist Yuri Yekishev, who published anti-Semitic materials.
Vladimir is a real “kaleidoscope” in politics. As a staunch communist, he proposed the concept of a corporation-state, and he describes himself as a citizen of the Empire. In general, a complete set for the psychiatric hospital. At the same time, he is a member of the Federal Council of the political party “Party of the Cause. No one really knows about it, but Kucherenko actively “works” there for a share of the party coffers.
After the invasion began, however, his rhetoric became unequivocal. Definitely pro-Putin. On his Youtube channel “ROY TV” he regularly releases videos with both other propagandists and personal statements against the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, propaganda for war and justification of war crimes by the Russian Armed Forces against Ukraine. On his LiveJournal he also conducts propaganda activities. He distributes his materials from ROY TV and the telegram channels of other propagandists in his personal telegram channel.
Being so “slathered” in propaganda, Vladimir Kucherenko thinks that in Russia he is beyond the reach of justice for his complicity and cover-up of war crimes. However, he does not know that after the victory of Ukraine, he will still be caught and convicted. And the punishment for Kucherenko will be like in his beloved USSR – “the highest measure of social protection,” i.e. death penalty.