Despite his official stance in favor of limiting technology in Echidna society, Pravda's home was filled with unnecessary technology and machinery, including a high-definition TV and sound system. He was abducted by Lien-Da and the Dark Legion and had a chip implanted in his brain so that he could be controlled.
The Dark Legion made him withdraw from re-election as High Councilor, and support their android operative Benedict as a pro-technology candidate, in order to gain a foothold in Echidna politics. The plan was foiled however when Knuckles generated an EMP which destroyed Benedict's circuits. The EMP also destroyed the chip in Pravda's brain, leaving him in a vegetative state.
- The word pravda (правда) means truth in Russian. Pravda was also a Russian political newspaper, and affiliated with the Communist Party before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.