Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov has claimed that the Metal Gear series of games are ‘actually a weapon used by U.S. intelligence agencies to manipulate the public into protesting against the authorities’
“Internet projects of the American special services, such as Metal Gear and RuNet Echo are aimed at direct manipulation of the public consciousness, especially among the youth,” said Kartapolov during a State Duma roundtable. The games are “aimed at encouraging active protest activity and dissatisfaction with the authorities among young people,” he added.
He went on to say that the United States government is hiring “non-traditional” and “openly hostile” Russian artists, politicians and media personalities in an effort to discredit Russia’s “civilized state, cultural ideology and religious identity.”
Kartapolov went on to say that NATO countries are home to a network of centres who’s sole aim is to “discredit Russia, and portray it as an authoritarian country with a barbaric and backward population and government that doesn’t comply with international law.
Andrei Kartapolov has yet to explain how the Metal Gear Series, which was developed in Japan by Konami, helps the U.S intelligence services, he is also yet to offer any kind of proof behind his claims too.