Author Dmitry Glukhovsky, who wrote the Metro series that inspired later titles, is added to Russia’s most wanted list.
Dmitry Glukhovsky wrote the first book about Metro 2033 in 2002. It is based on the Moscow Metro, which became humanity’s only safe place after the nuclear explosion. The series proved to be more of a cult classic than a hit. However, it proved influential enough to have its own game adaptation, also called Metro 2033, created in 2010. Both the Metro book series and the game follow Artyom, a bar The final millennial becomes a hardened Ranger in the horrors of the apocalyptic world.
While Glukhovsky himself is Russian, Metro games are developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games. As the war between Russia and Ukraine was underway, Glukhovsky came out against the invasion, condemning the actions of his home country’s troops online. While the author of Metro currently lives outside of the country, it doesn’t appear that this gives him absolute safety from the eyes of the Russian government, as he was recently added to the hit list. of the country.
Glukhovsky’s addition to Russia’s most wanted list comes as he is accused of discrediting the Russian military. It seems that the Metro author is not willing to deny his stance on the war, as after confirming that he has been accused of discrediting the military via his Instagram account, Glukhovsky stated, “I am ready willing to repeat again what I. said before: ‘Stop the war!’.”
Across Russia, many media outlets have been informed that the conflict in Ukraine cannot be considered a war or invasion, so even in calling for a cease-fire, Glukhovsky may have warned the Russian authorities. If Glukhovsky is found guilty, he could face up to ten years in prison for discrediting the military and spreading “intentionally false information”. Glukhovsky stopped writing Metro books with the release of Metro 2035 in 2015. Since the end of the series and before criticizing the war, he has supported the campaign of Putin’s political rival, Aleksei Navalny.
Metro games last had a new release in 2019, with Metro Exodus. While the first game, Metro 2033 stayed mostly true to the plot and themes of the book of the same name, Metro: Last Light diverged from the plot of Metro 2034, signaling where the Metro games and books parted ways. .
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