A Norwegian computer engineer has established a website that allows anybody to send an email on the Ukraine war to up to 150 Russian email addresses at once, giving Russians an opportunity to hear the truth that their government is suppressing. Email inboxes are pinging all across Russia.
Millions of texts with the fascinating topic Ya vam ne vrag – I am not your enemy – are being received.
The note is written in Russian with an English translation and begins as follows: “Dear friend, I am writing to convey my fear for our children’s future on this planet. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has been widely denounced across the world.”
The long email continues to exhort Russians to oppose the war in Ukraine and seek the facts about the invasion from non-state news outlets.
More than 22 million of these emails have arrived in Russian inboxes in only a few days, and they are being sent by volunteers all around the world who are contributing their time and email addresses to the cause.
It’s one of an increasing number of unique methods in which hackers, activists, and ordinary people across the world are attempting to reach out to Russians online in order to evade media bans and censorship. The idea of a Polish Twitter user to write evaluations about the conflict to Russian companies on Google and Yandex became popular.
In other cases, cyber groups claim to have damaged Russian news websites with slogans urging Russians to “stop Putin”
However, a tiny team in Norway’s spam email operation appears to have captured the attention of thousands of individuals looking for methods to assist Russians learn about the conflict.
“People flew over Germany with leaflets and dropped them out during the Second World War and previous wars. This is simply a more current method of persuading people to open their eyes “says Fabian, the person who came up with the notion.
The 50-year-old Norwegian, who owns a computer network company, does not want his surname to be made public for fear of punishment from Russian authorities.
He claims he felt obliged to act after growing more concerned about the potential of World War Three.