Metro Exodus series’ creator is a part of Russian wanted list

Metro Exodus series’ creator is a part of Russian wanted list

Metro Exodus series’ creator is a part of Russian wanted list

Metro Exodus series’ creator is a part of Russian wanted list

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  • The Russian government places the author of Metro 2033 on a blacklist for speaking out against the war in Ukraine.
  • His views on Russia’s conflict with Ukraine have gotten him in trouble.
  • He is now on Russia’s federal wanted list, for speaking out against the war.
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The Russian government has placed the author of Metro 2033 on a blacklist for speaking out against the war in Ukraine.

It was quite impressive as Dmitry Glukhovsky, the creator of the Metro series, spoke about Russia’s history and politics, as well as the wider world, while  interviewing him in 2019 for the release of the Metro Exodus video game. So it’s no wonder that his views on Russia’s conflict with Ukraine have gotten him in trouble.

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He is now on Russia’s federal wanted list, according to sources, for speaking out against the war, notably for an Instagram post he posted in March that the Russian government alleges discredits the Russian Army.

‘Stop the war!’ he added in a more recent Telegram post, according to Google Translate. Recognize that you are fighting a battle against an entire nation, and put an end to it!’

Although his particular whereabouts is unknown, Glukhovsky is not believed to be in Russia at this time; yet, if he is apprehended and arrested, he faces a lengthy prison sentence.

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In Russia, it is prohibited to spread ‘fake information’ about the conflict, or even to describe to it as a war or invasion — the government prefers the euphemism ‘special military operation.’

Under the same regulations, Russia has already detained journalists and opposition leaders, but Glukhovsky is one of the first who does not fit into either group. He’s also the first to gain popularity in the West as a result of video game adaptations of his work.

Amid 2002, Glukhovsky published Metro 2033, a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel set in the wreckage of the Russian subway system. In 2010, Glukhovsky wrote the script for the video game adaption Metro: Last Light, which was released in 2013.

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Despite the fact that he didn’t take any credit for Metro Exodus, he was definitely involved in the game on at least an advising level, and he suggested at the time that he might work on other titles in the future.

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The fact that 4A Games, which developed all three games, is based in Ukraine further adds to Glukhovsky’s opposition to the conflict.

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