These sorts of spinning tops, which make all the rage in school-yards, also arrive in Russia. The hand spinners were not long in attracting the attention of young people, the wrath of the teachers, the anxiety of the parents, but also the suspicion of the chain Rossiya 24, close to the Kremlin. Journalists have investigated the matter as reported by The New York Times.
” It’s a mystery. How has it become so popular in Russia right now? Who is promoting the masses so actively? “Asks Rossiya chain 24 who is trying to make the rapprochement with the opposition in Russia. Hand spinner was reportedly distributed at the rally organized by Alexei Navalny on 12 June. In addition, the chain close to the government sees a link between the promotion of hands spinners and the YouTube channels opposed to the regime.
In the second Russian-24 report, presenter Alexei Kazakov reported that hand spinner would be “zombie” objects that “make people sensitive to manipulation”. Psychologist Svetlana Filatova, guest of the show, drew up a report inviting the Russian consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, to conduct a more thoroughly investigation.