“I thought it was absolutely necessary to do everything that at least depends on us in order to convey to as many people as possible the amazing poetry that our, without exaggeration, front-line poets are writing about the Donbass, the NVO, about everything that is there going on,” Simonyan said.

Many of these poets have been writing for a very long time, and some have only just begun to write, the editor-in-chief added.

“These poems, most of what I read, are great Russian poetry, which is no worse than the best examples of Simonov, Alexei Surkov, everything that we used to read from the Great Patriotic War.

It's cool, just cool.

I did not expect that it would grow so suddenly and we would get, in addition to what we already expect from this special operation, we have already received a rise in our poetic culture.

And I will do everything that depends on me in order to support the guys and support the ability of the guys to be heard and read by the audience, ”she said.

On October 5, RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, at the ZOV poetry evening dedicated to the special operation in Ukraine, presented a collection of poems “Poetry of the Russian Summer”, published by the team of the RT television channel.

The collection combines works of military subjects.