Thomas Röper

Versions of names: Томас Рёпер

Thomas Röper is a German non-fiction author and blogger living in Russia for decades. He runs the website, as well as Telegram and YouTube channels which have been accused of promoting pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation, as well as Covid-19 conspiracy theories. Röper appears continuously on Russian state television, including the Russian Defense Ministry's TV station Zvezda. Starting from July 2023, he has been hosting the weekly show "Anti-Spiegel-TV" in collaboration with the Russian-backed international broadcaster RT DE.
Röper published a book with translated Putin's speeches. He told the Komsomolskaya Pravda that there had to be a counterbalance "to the reports from Kyiv" and he saw it as his job to fulfill the role.


Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Kherson to Russia

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Institutional affiliation to website

The violations that I saw only concern threats from Ukraine, there were attempts to attack us, we saw shelling. At the voting itself, I did not see any violations: the ballot boxes were sealed, the booths were in place. [Translated from Russian] (2023-08-25)

The German Thomas Röper emphasized that the inhabitants of the Kherson region are opposed to the Kyiv regime due to the constant destruction of peaceful infrastructure. [Translated from Russian] (2023-08-25)

Corresponding elections

From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.