Vladimir Solovyov is one of Putin's chief propagandists.
Back in 2008 he sang a different and more sensible tune.
As many Russian analysts have recognised, the Ortho-con policies of Putin have pushed the Ukrainians away from the Russians. Had Putin simply followed the the ideas expressed by Solovyov in 2008, he--and Russia--would he would be in a much stronger position than now.
It even gets weirder than this. Here's a link to Solovyov and Zelensky singing together on Russian TV in 2013.
Bonus: For Comrade Vatnik who likes to populate my comments thread with vulgarities. It appears that Solovyov is a bit of a fan of Mussolini.
Russia's war against Nazism in Ukraine is in safe hands!
You can't make this stuff up. This really is Clown World.