A video address by Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Russian people was trending on Russian Twitter on Friday and has sparked reaction.
In it, Schwarzenegger warns Russians they are being fed misinformation about their country’s assault on Ukraine.
Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin directly, he says: “You started this war, and you can stop it”.
His intervention has been praised by Russians who oppose the war in Ukraine.
Writing on the Telegram app, opposition politician Lev Shlosberg said it had been filmed “with respect towards us, Russian people”.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger has a unique ability to talk to anyone with persuasion, respect and on equal terms. Wits, power and justice. Have a listen. Think about it. Understand,” Mr Shlosberg said.