Has Sergei Lukyanenko (Russian science fiction and fantasy author) made any statement or given a public interview about his political opinions after the article I Will Vote For Putin he wrote in 2012?

Primarily I am interested in his opinions on Russian politics, but not only that.

Motivation to ask: In his books, politics is often mentioned and the article surprised me a lot, and I am interested in how his views changed since 2012.

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    Before this is voted off, could you please tell me what can I improve? Or if you consider off-topic (I read the Help and thought it is ok, but who knows), is there some other SE to ask this? – TGar Dec 11 '18 at 17:41
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    The question appears reasonable. Have you researched it? There are links on Wikipedia (en) about opposition to the Ukrainian government, and support for the annexation of Crimea (2015). But all the sources are in Russian. Our Russian users may be able to supply more details. – James K Dec 11 '18 at 20:29
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    I don't know IRL answer, but his books reveal author's viewpoint as being strong Russian nationalism and exceptionalism, general soft disdain for the West in general and USA in particular (including rather unflattering references to Obama), very strong anti-Ukrainian views; and a somewhat fuzzy sociopolitical philosophy (under a microscope, everyone is equally unflattering and gray and nobody's a purely Good). – user4012 Dec 12 '18 at 2:55
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is about the political beliefs of an obscure writer and is thus of little relevance to the vast majority of visitors. – JonathanReez Jan 6 '19 at 19:25
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because while this question is about an opinion of a popular science fiction writer, it's not clear to me that his opinion has any political significance. This site exists to help people to better understand inner workings of governments. As such, even if the author himself were answering the question, his opinion would not be appropriate for the site.Opinions of what a government (any government) ought to be,rather than what it is, are off topic. – grovkin Jan 6 '19 at 19:58

I have not heard of his interviews or other public statements entirely devoted to political issues, but his opinions can be seen from statements that occasionally slip out in his speeches on other topics. It seems that he believes, or at least wants the reader to think that he believes, that the Western world is hostile to Russia, and that it inspires and encourages the Russian opposition. He also approves of the official Russian policy towards Ukraine. However, he shies away from answering questions whether the current policy of Putin and Russian government is in the interests of people.

Below are some of Lukyanenko's statements (in shortened translation)

Our opposition does not advocate its own interests, but serves as a tool for achieving other counties's goals. ... This opposition offers us to return to 1990s and lay under the authority of the USA.


No one doubted Putin’s victory, but the activity of people has proved to be higher than expected. The reason lies in the pressure that the West is now putting on our country. In fact, an undeclared war is being waged against us.


Among Ukrainian authors there are people who accepted euromaidan with an open mind. Frankly, I have nothing to talk with them about. ... These people supported euromaidan wholeheartedly. I see no sense and I have no need to communicate with them.


Travelling to Ukraine is the same thing that travelling to Nazy Germany when death camps are operating there


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