«Brother» and «Mouse». The founders of the MSU Z-organization turned out to be the children of Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

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At MSU, a stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion of Z-activists is rais­ing mon­ey for ammu­ni­tion and equip­ment for ultra-nation­al­ists fight­ing against Ukraine, using the offi­cial sup­port of the law fac­ul­ty of the uni­ver­si­ty. T-invari­ant found out that the founders of the asso­ci­a­tion are the son and daugh­ter of Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (he is under sanc­tions from 6 coun­tries). During these sum­mer hol­i­days between under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stud­ies, Andrey Trutnev (call sign «Brother») per­son­al­ly brought to Donbass «broneb­uhan­ki on which Z-activists weld­ed their own anti-frag­men­ta­tion pro­tec­tion» and «re-flashed drones». («Bronebuhanki» are armored cars. Literally: «armour loaf»). Maria’s con­tri­bu­tion is also sig­nif­i­cant: it is to the card in Sberbank of Trutnev’s daugh­ter (reg­u­lar­ly in the TOP-3 of the wealth­i­est offi­cials of the Russian Federation) that school­child­ren, stu­dents and employ­ees of the uni­ver­si­ty can­teen trans­fer money.

The founders of the Student Patriotic Association (SPO) of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov (unites Z-activists at the uni­ver­si­ty) are Andrey and Maria Trutnev. They are son and daugh­ter Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District.

As pre­vi­ous­ly T-invari­ant, MSU SPO activists are offi­cial­ly sup­port­ed by the Faculty of Law of MSU: on the SPO logo there is a Z sym­bol and a quad­copter above the spire of the MSU main build­ing. All mem­bers of the orga­ni­za­tion pub­lish their pho­tos on the telegram chan­nel, most­ly with their faces cov­ered or smeared, includ­ing this is how their pho­to looks like with the rec­tor of Moscow State University V. A. Sadovnichy. The main pub­lic activ­i­ty of the orga­ni­za­tion is to raise mon­ey for ammu­ni­tion, equip­ment, as well as for the so-called «broneb­uhan­ki» for the Russian mil­i­tary, as well as the deliv­ery of pur­chased items to the front line. The SPO coop­er­ates not with the offi­cial struc­tures of the Ministry of Defense, but with a cer­tain group­ing of the PTSD Team. We described in the first part of the inves­ti­ga­tion their type: they pose with weapons and mil­i­tary equip­ment (includ­ing heli­copters), posi­tion them­selves rather as expe­ri­enced sol­diers of for­tune and vol­un­teers than as reg­u­lar mil­i­tary per­son­nel from the offi­cial army struc­tures of the Ministry of Defense, intend to fig­ure out at Moscow State University «pig lob­by» and in threats to jour­nal­ists flaunt their «prox­im­i­ty to law enforce­ment agencies».


We found out that it is Andrey Trutnev who is also the founder of the MSU telegram chan­nel SPO. This can be seen from the meta data of the very first post in their telegram chan­nel (the orig­i­nal post has already been delet­ed, see the screen­shot), as well as from its com­ment in one first posts: it is list­ed as the “own­er” of the channel.

It should be not­ed that in their first posts, mem­bers of the SPO MGU do not cov­er their faces. So in this post dat­ed November 1, 2022, in the first pho­to of Andrey Trutnev, his name is clear­ly vis­i­ble on the uni­form issued by the mil­i­tary depart­ment of Moscow State University. He is also in the pho­to in this post of November 2. After that, and until today, Andrei Trutnev and oth­er asso­ciates and admins of the chan­nel appear only with their faces smeared or cov­ered with bal­a­clavas. The first such post dat­ed November 17, 2022 - Andrey Trutnev (left) gives out a sporty appear­ance (he is active snow­board­er) and, of course, Emporio Armani cloth­ing. In the pho­to, he and his asso­ciates are stand­ing by an SUV with a huge let­ter Z on the rear win­dow. Further, on dozens of sim­i­lar pho­tos, a large let­ter Z as a sym­bol of the Russian inva­sion of Ukraine will cer­tain­ly be present.

In social net­works, Andrei Trutnev shares his two essences. On Instagram (2.7k fol­low­ers) he is a suc­cess­ful snow­board­er, win­ner of var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions. From numer­ous pho­tos from the snowy Alps, from Georgia and Rosa Khutor, you can’t say that he is wor­ried about the sit­u­a­tion at the front. The sit­u­a­tion is sim­i­lar with his VKontakte pro­file, where only sub­scrip­tions to Z-publics (Moscow State University and Higher School of Economics) hint at the polit­i­cal agenda.

His anony­mous Telegram account looks com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent, where the phrase in the bio is: “I love my Motherland, I shoot well …”. Here Trutnev Jr. is the founder of the most promi­nent uni­ver­si­ty Z-com­mu­ni­ty in Russia, and “Uncle Torvald” and oth­er heav­i­ly armed fight­ers from the PTSD Team praise his actions and call the mem­bers of the PDF “our babies”.

During the sum­mer hol­i­days, after grad­u­at­ing from Moscow State University, Andrey Trutnev gave video inter­view to one of the most impor­tant Russian mil­i­tary cor­re­spon­dents - WarGonzo. According to Trutnev him­self and his inter­view­er, the record­ing takes place in the Donbass, Trutnev’s face is hid­den by a bal­a­cla­va. Trutnev says that he won’t be in the Donbass for long, because he is enter­ing the mag­is­tra­cy of Moscow State University and boasts about how he and his asso­ciates “col­lect and reflash drones” and brought “two broneb­uhan­ki, on which they them­selves weld­ed anti-frag­men­ta­tion pro­tec­tion.” Also from this video it turns out that Trutnev Jr. has the call sign “Brother” (for whom the call signs are “Purchase” and “Guest”, so far it has not been pos­si­ble to install).


Maria Yuryevna T. is direct­ly respon­si­ble for rais­ing mon­ey for ammu­ni­tion, equip­ment and armored vehi­cles. All ads and posts con­tain the details of “Maria Yurievna T.”. In the telegram chan­nel, her pho­tos, unlike the pho­tos of her broth­er, prac­ti­cal­ly do not appear. In one of the posts on the third pho­to - in a bal­a­cla­va (left). Maria Yuryevna T. is also the admin of the telegram chan­nel of the Moscow State University SPO and in her telegram account (in the bio the phrase “Always with love and from the heart only …”) as an avatar here is this pho­to (SPO patch on the shoul­der). Presumably, the call sign of Maria Trutneva is “Mouse”.

It is inter­est­ing that even school­child­ren reg­u­lar­ly par­tic­i­pate in col­lec­tions for night vision devices, broneb­uhan­ki, quadro­copters and oth­er ammu­ni­tion for the PTSD Team and oth­er social­ly under­staffed fight­ers at the front and employ­ees of the uni­ver­si­ty cafe­te­ria. It is unlike­ly that any of the donors real­ize that the father of Andrei and Maria reg­u­lar­ly falls into the troi­ka of the wealth­i­est fed­er­al offi­cials RF.

The broth­er and sis­ter Trutnevs have been active ath­letes since child­hood, includ­ing prac­tic­ing wushu in one sports school in Moscow, where they still appear togeth­er on site.


Yuri Trutnev active­ly sup­ports the war, reg­u­lar­ly comes to Donbass for pro­pa­gan­da pur­pos­es. In the Far East, Trutnev Sr. con­trols region­al gov­er­nors in mat­ters of mobi­liza­tion. Here he is in December 2022 inspect­ing the readi­ness of those mobi­lized at the train­ing ground in Uspenovka (Sakhalin Region). As a result, Yuri Trutnev has already been includ­ed in the sanc­tions lists of 6 coun­tries. It is curi­ous that after the first pub­li­ca­tion of the T-invari­ant, he made a state­ment that a “patri­ot­ic asso­ci­a­tion” should be cre­at­ed in every uni­ver­si­ty in the Russian Federation. “And if it doesn’t exist and its work is not planned, vice-rec­tors for edu­ca­tion­al work will be replaced,” quote Vedomosti official

“Not related to professional activity”

The edi­tors turned to Andrey and Maria Trutnev for com­ments through those telegram accounts with which they admin­is­ter the MSU SPO chan­nel. Andrei Trutnev ignored the call, but read the ques­tions. Maria Trutneva answered the call, but declined to com­ment, then she closed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tact her through this account.

Yuri Trutnev did not respond to a mes­sage on social net­works (mes­sage sta­tus - read), and his press sec­re­tary first stat­ed that the offi­cial was on a busi­ness trip “with­out com­mu­ni­ca­tion”, and a few days lat­er stat­ed that there would be no com­ments, since the request ” not asso­ci­at­ed with pro­fes­sion­al activ­i­ties “Trutnev Sr.

The Faculty of Law did not respond to the request (more than a week has passed since all requests). However, a short response came from the Faculty of Law to a request for first pub­li­ca­tion T-invari­ant. “For ques­tions about the MSU SPO, you can con­tact the MSU SPO direct­ly,” wrote A.A. Berezhnov.

Rhetorical questions

After the first part of the T-invari­ant inves­ti­ga­tion, the edi­tors had two ques­tions. First, why do the young Z-patri­ots of Moscow State University cov­er their faces so care­ful­ly? And sec­ond­ly, why does the admin­is­tra­tion and the press ser­vice of Moscow State University not respond in any way to requests from jour­nal­ists on this top­ic? Now the answers are obvi­ous. The head of the Trutnev fam­i­ly him­self (the offi­cial has five chil­dren) is under sanc­tions, and at least two more mem­bers of his fam­i­ly are anony­mous­ly sup­ply­ing the par­tic­i­pants in the inva­sion of Ukraine.

Author: Alexander Litoy