Vatnik Soup
Soup number223
Date04.09.2023
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Vatnik’s professionSocial media personality
Vatnik’s country of originAustria
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In other languagesRoman GK (de)
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Roman GK

In today’s #vatniksoup, I’ll introduce an Austrian communist and social media personality, Roman GK AKA @GeromanAT. He’s best-known for promoting pro-Kremlin perspective on the Russo-Ukrainian War and for trying to monetize his apparent social media addiction.

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.@GeromanAT belongs to the “big three” of pro-Russian Twitter analysts/political commentators, the other two being a Serbian nurse, @200_zoka whose account has since been deleted, and German Russia-LARPer, @Trollstoy88, who’s still pretending to be someone he’s not.

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As much as he would like to be a Serb, Roman is actually German-Austrian and lives in Austria. So, we have yet another vatnik and fan of authoritarian regimes living comfortably in the West.

Why these people never move the countries they so much seem to like?

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Roman has worked in IT support for a long time, but apparently the business hasn’t been exactly booming lately.

Perhaps due to this, he’s started a side hustle of spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda. At the moment he makes around 200 USD a month, or around 70 cents per hour.

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What he lacks in knowledge and skill, he makes up with volume - since 2015, he’s tweeted almost 400 000 times, averaging to around 120 tweets/day. He’s also in X’s subscription program.

Fortunately his partner makes decent money, otherwise he’d probably be homeless already.

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Roman is a strong supporter of various conspiracy theories. He believes in the most ridiculous Russian lies, including “US-funded bioweapons labs in Ukraine”, that Ukraine is infested with “Nazis”, and that the 2014 Revolution of Dignity was an “illegal NATO coup”.

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In the Geroman-world, absolutely everything that somehow supports Ukraine or the West is a “psyop”.

Here are some examples of events Roman considers to be “psyops”: Bucha massacre, QAnon, Anonymous, Pentagon leaks, Chinese spy balloons, ...

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...Ukraine’s attack on Kherson, Uyghur genocide, White Helmets in Syria, MH17 and Skripali poisoning. He also absolutely despises Bellingcat, probably due to their exposes on Russia’s crimes against humanity around the world.

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In Roman’s view, Russia can and will do no harm to civilians or civilian structures, and if they do, it’s because the evil “Ukrainian Nazis” are hiding out in these civilian buildings. Of course in his twisted world, the evil Ukrainians are targeting civilians all the time.
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The most disgusting of these alleged “psyops” is his denial of the Bucha massacre. He’s stated that “We did not see a single video showing Russians killing civilians in Bucha” and that the whole thing was “done by AFU”.

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He called the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson and Kharkov planned and professional retreats, and before Ukraine re-captured Kherson, Roman was highly optimistic on Russia actually attacking in both of these directions in addition to southeastern Donbas region.

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He considered the battle of Bakhmut a “designated meat grinder” that was supposed to deplete Ukraine of its troops. Recently his focus has been on Robotyne, saying that UAF is “running down a valley secured by RF held high grounds and will suffer even more casualties.”

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Roman thinks that “communism will be the leading world power soon.” He’s also declared that capitalism has “killed much more people all over the world than Communism” & that you can see that “communism works” by looking at totalitarian, hyper-capitalist countries like China.
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Roman absolutely despises NAFO, probably because they’re the ones who always call on his BS. He calls all NAFO members “nazis” and supports so-called “NAFO hunters” who report pro-Ukrainian accounts in order to get them banned.

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He also has a Telegram channel with around 15 000 subscribers. In August 2023, Z-supporter Merdan E doxxed the wrong Pekka Kallioniemi and posted his phone number and a flat he was selling on various platforms. This failed doxx was also posted to Roman’s TG and is still there.
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It must feel extremely empowering to doxx the wrong people and put them in harm’s way.

Apparently Roman has also collaborated somehow with the @DD_Geopolitics collective. It’s still unknown if this collaboration extended outside of sharing the failed doxxing information.

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Considering that he seems to loathe all “Nazis”, he talks surprisingly little about Russian Nazis like Alexey Milchakov or Yan Petrovsky of the Rusich Group or the Russian Imperial Movement:



Maybe they’re just another “Western psyop”?

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