Reuters: Ukrainian computer game featuring Hitler in Moscow angers Kremlin

Starni Games, its Ukraine-based developer, in a statement released on Reddit, has denied glorifying Nazism.

The Kremlin on Wednesday accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade in Moscow, a charge the developer rejects.

The game, “Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg,” invites players to take command of the German army during World War Two and offers different fictional scenarios depending on the outcome, Reuters said.

One such fictional scenario depicts a Nazi victory parade in the heart of Moscow and shows Hitler reviewing it as German tanks rumble across Red Square and planes screech overhead.

“Here we can only express extreme regret that this game is available in our country, especially during the year when we are marking 75 years of (the Soviet) victory. This game, for us, is nothing other than Nazi propaganda and is unacceptable,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The Kremlin hoped relevant Russian government agencies would take measures, said Peskov.

One Russian senator has raised the possibility of criminal proceedings against the game’s developers.

Starni Games, its Ukraine-based developer, in a statement released on Reddit, has denied glorifying Nazism.

“…In no way (are) we trying to glorify the Nazi ideology, we strongly condemn their deeds,” the statement said. “We’ve created a historical game with alternate history possibilities: if the player loses, there are Soviet troops taking (the) Reichstag, and if he wins one of the battles German troops are taking Moscow.”

Nor, the statement said, did the game portray Hitler in a positive light.

Russia had planned to mark the anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany on May 9 with a military parade across Red Square. President Vladimir Putin was forced to postpone it until June 24 however due to the coronavirus outbreak.

(c) Unian

4 comments

  • ““We’ve created a historical game with alternate history possibilities: if the player loses, there are Soviet troops taking (the) Reichstag, and if he wins one of the battles German troops are taking Moscow.”

    Poor Peskov, he doesn’t realise that Hitler MkII and the nazis took over Moscow 20 years ago.

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  • “This game, for us, is nothing other than Nazi propaganda and is unacceptable,”
    Says the worthless piece of shit whose entire life is devoted to the dissemination of filthy lies and propaganda for a nazi regime in all but name.

    Liked by 4 people

  • англійський масон

    I always wonder what is the matter with these people.

    If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, listen to it, look at it, go to it, or whatever.

    In this case, if you don’t like it, don’t allow it to be sold in your Country.

    What Pisscough has done is increase the awareness of this Game, so now more people will want to buy it.

    So far as I’m concerned, if you get as upset as this child has, you need a bit more adult supervision because you obviously can’t separate fantasy from reality.

    Another win for the Ukraine Gaming and IT industry so far as I am concerned. Makes you wonder what could be achieve in St Petersburgh if efforts were applied in a different direction.

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