Early this week MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, a Russian national, sent out an internal email to his colleagues expressing his feelings and stance on the current situation. Sardarov expressed that this letter may be shared.
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I would like to address you in these difficult times as I’m sure you are aware that there is a war inflaming between Russia and Ukraine. For me as a Russian it is the biggest tragedy of my 40 years of existence. I have never thought that I would feel so betrayed by the action of my own country.
I have a lot of friends in Ukraine and a lot of friends and family in Russia. During my upbringing and the upbringing of my parents we always considered each other as closest brother nations.
We had free movement between our cities, we never considered each other different. We supported each other, we fell in love with each other – before these horrific atrocities were conducted by the Russian regime.
All my family is shocked, all the people that I know are shocked, angry, and feel betrayed.
The repercussions for Europe and the whole world are very unpredictable.
The rhetoric that is coming out from the Russian and Western media are so polarised that it is making me sick. I believe that most of Russians also feel the same. Russians are a very proud nation and in our history no one has ever betrayed us more than this regime led by the Russian regime.
My thoughts and prayers are going to all the Ukrainian people and the poor Russian soldiers, young boys that have been thrown into this brother-killing conflict.
Sorry for emotions, but I don’t have many people to express them to and I consider all of you my family.