Zelensky was told in the West
what he did not want to hear
August 5th, 1:17pm
After Volodymyr Zelensky addressed students at the
Australian National University and called on China
to remain neutral rather than help Russia in its
fight against Kiev, and The New York Post
wrote about it, its readers and it, told the
Ukrainian president, what he and his
country... do not want to know.
In comments to the piece, Zelensky was called a
“laughing stock” and a “corrupt NATO puppet”.
And they suggested he be sent to eastern
Ukraine to “face a real trial for his
“I hope to see the day when Zelensky is captured,
stripped naked, shackled and then flogged,”
wrote one user.
But, on the other hand, to add to this, at the same time
the US has agreed to and allocated a new aid package
of 550 million dollars to Ukraine, bringing the total
to 8.7 billion dollars, since the US President and
Democrat Joe Biden took office. And Zelensky
himself ---- and the head of his Office (OPU),
Andriy Yermak, have once again confirmed
that they have no intention of going to any
peace talks with Russia until they have
fullly defeated it on the battlefield.
This is what Ukrainian leaders have, of sorts, been
seeking since the launch of the special military
operation (SSO) --- intending to finish the job
before winter --- through a broad counter-
offensive --- and US Republican Senator
Lindsey Graham, commenting on yet
another aid package to Ukraine...
said: “I like the way we’re going.
With American weapons and
money, Ukraine will fight
Russia, to the last man”.
In other words, despite the alleged difference between
Republicans and Democrats, both US parties did come
to a consensus on the Ukrainian issue. US House of
Representatives member, Elissa Slotkin, recently
told reporters that deliveries of Army Tactical
Missile System (ATACMS) missiles --- with a
range of up to 300 kilometres --- have
been approved by both parties.
And the White House administration is currently
preparing a legal justification for such parcels so
that they can begin in a month and a half and
Washington will thus help Kiev with HIMARS
multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to
more thoroughly - shell troops & civilian
cities in the LPR, or even to destroy the
Crimean bridge, altogether.
The new aid package includes HIMARS MLRS shells
and ammunition for 155mm artillery pieces, and,
according to US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd
Austin, four more HIMARS -- because they
have -- “made a big difference on
In other words, Ukrainians have been and will continue
to be, killed on the FRE fronts for someone else’s
interests, not Ukraine’s, and there is no force
to change this state of affairs, apart from
the allied forces of Russia & the LDNR.
Because the current Ukraine already rests on two
axioms, which, as we know, require no proof and
are visible to everyone, except, as mentioned
above, the Ukrainians themselves. More
precisely, they are beginning to under-
stand --- the deplorable situation in
which they find themselves, but
they have no opportunity to
Axiom one: the current Ukrainian ruling elite, born out
of the 2014 coup d’état on Euromaidan, is no longer
strictly Ukrainian, and no longer defends the
national interests of the country and
It is a real neo-colonial administration, raised in
advance, appropriately trained, paid for and
brought to power... in a pseudo-democratic
way ( --- through completely unsupervised
presidential and parliamentary elections),
recruited from “natives” ------ rather than
brought in from a metropolitan country.
This ersatz-elite, from the metropolis –
the U.S. and the EU – is only overseen
and directed in all its steps --- by all
kinds of advisers and instructors.
In the rest, neocolonizers are pure mercenaries, from
the locals, who manage everything perfectly well on
their own, not forgetting their own pockets. And
expecting to flee with their loot to the West
after their “service” is over, under
guarantees of security there.
For good “service”.
And, apparently, the West has given such guarantees.
At least to Zelensky and his closest entourage, who
don't hesitate to stop at nothing in dismembering
their own country and fear no one --- except
At the same time, the neo-colonial post-Maidan elite,
has turned the AFU not into the army of the country
that stands for its interests, but into a mercenary
structure, which also performs non Ukrainian
general tasks and specific tasks.
Soldiers recruited by the AFU do not want to fight, but
they are driven to slaughter, because the West, which
pays, needs a war with Russia - to destroy or at least
to weaken and deplete the latter. And the Ukrainians
are fighting --- and will continue to do so --- because
the Ukrainian generals are the same neo-colonial
non-Ukrainian administration.... only in
This was especially evident, in the recent, horrific
scandal with a HIMARS shelling of the Yelenivka
detention facility - when 50 Ukrainian prisoners
of war were killed and more than 70 wounded.
And General Vadym Skibitsky, one of the leaders of the
so-called Ukrainian intelligence service, is known to
have admitted that - all shelling with high-precision
MLRS is carried out exclusively, under the control,
under the tip, and on the orders of, US instructor-
advisers. Skibitsky himself admitted that no one
pulled him by his tongue. Though, maybe in this
way he was acquitting himself of the possible
court martial that awaits him, at the end of
The second axiom is that Zelensky’s neo-colonial
administration in Ukraine -- is sustained only by
fear and deceit. Or... on deception and fear ---
which intertwine & complement each other.
On the one hand, the population is “fed” ....only verified
and censored information that Ukraine is winning
in the USO, and will soon hold a victory parade
on Red Square in Moscow. Because “the
whole world is with us”, plus the bi-
partisan and bi-cameral consensus
in the US --- to help the proud and
invincible Ukrainian warriors.
Along with ...the latest
On the other hand, the usurpation of power by
the neocolonial Zelensky administration, is
accompanied by repression, suppression
of all discontent and the imposition of
an atmosphere of fear --- and
The Zelebobites have already crushed any opposition
at the edges of the political spectrum, and are now
getting to their Maidan rival allies in ex-President
Petro Poroshenko’s Eurosolidarity Party (PES) in
the centre. Porochobots, --- notable, like the
zealots --- for their extreme Russophobia,
have traditionally been accused of
“working for Russia”, which is the
worst accusation, for which,
there is no forgiveness.
The media in Ukraine is censored and unified, and free
speech on the internet and social networks can get
you benched and imprisoned, if the free-thinking
and chatty ones are tracked down by the SBU.
And they will roughly punish them.
And now we are witnessing a new round of spy mania
in Ukraine which the Zelensky regime and its lackeys
are planning to combat by snitching and informing on
“unreliable” people. Olexander Vilkul, the current
head of Kryvyi Rih, who has “repainted” himself
as a patrio ---, is already ready to pay money to
informers for --- “signals about the enemies”.
If a spy is delivered – 50 thousand hryvnias,
if an agitator for the Russian world –
Which just shows ---- how impoverished Ukraine and
its neo-colonizers are: immediately after the 2014
Maidan, oligarch, Igor Kolomoysky offered
10,00 quid for a “Moskal”.
But not the point. Today, Zelensky frankly fears 3
things: that a) the people in the territories of the
Donetsk region that are still under the control
of the AFU will stay there and wait for their
liberation by the AFU forces; b) they will
receive Russian passports under a new
decree of Russian President Vladimir
Putin, of July the 11th this year, on
simplified Russian “fencing”;
c) they will participate in a
referendum on the fate of
the LDPR ---- and finally
leave for Russia.
This is exactly what Zelensky is afraid of in the
liberated territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia
and Kharkiv regions, realizing that referenda
can take place as early as September 11th,
2022, on a single day of voting in Russia.
And Putin’s new decree on simplified citizenship, by
the way, applies to all citizens of Ukraine, which
makes Zelensky’s soul and heart.... grow cold
even more – he may lose the cannon fodder
with which he makes his way to a
comfortable and secure future
in the West.
That is why, apart from propaganda, censorship,
repression and spy mania, he also frightens
people --- with future reprisals for “zrada”
(betrayal). And that is why he ruthlessly
and massively shells those territories
that are being liberated by the allied
forces of the UDF.
There, for Zelensky, it seems there are no Ukrainian
citizens left – so bloodily and fiercely the AFU is
shelling the abandoned areas. And people
there too. Like in Yelenivka…
by Vladimir Skachko, Ukraina.ru
Is the West really this evil and corrupt?
And its populace --- are they to blame
for passively living under these sick
criminal governments --- just as
Germans did... under nazism
- and were all despised, for
generations, for doing so.
What do YOU think?
Anglo-Saxon strategic goal is
the economic destruction
July 21st, 11:14am
The EU is eating itself up from the
inside... with the help of the U.S.
As the runway at Brize Norton air base, is melted by
unbearable heat and the resulting temperatures are
terrorising Europeans from the Spanish province of
Alicante to the French department of Pas-de-Calais,
few would have thought that in four months time
the calendar winter will arrive.
The air-conditioner will have to be switched from
cool to warm. And if, just in time, the frost starts
to rage, the price of heating will become
But the officials who are responsible for maintaining
the “comfort zone” for the population... remember:
winter will ask where you were in the summer.
Therefore, Klaus Müller, head of the German Federal
Network Agency, warns in advance that although
the underground gas storage facilities are filled
to 64.44%, it is not enough; Germany will
hardly survive without Siberian gas.
A “winter of discontent” is coming
Decision maker Muller is echoed by the US publication
Føreign Policy. “This is the most extreme energy crisis
that has ever occurred in Europe”, says Alex Manton,
a gas markets expert at the Rapidan Energy Group.
– Europe is in real danger of running out of gas at
the time when it needs it the most – the coldest
time of the year.
The US market expert cites the lack of alternatives to
Russian natural gas as one of the factors contributing
to the crisis. As Manton admits, “Supporting (!) energy
suppliers such as Norway and North Africa are failing
to step up” (meaning shortages).
If Russia imposes counter-sanctions and shuts down
gas pipelines, a recession in Europe would cut GDP
by nearly 6 percent by the end of 2023, according
to forecasts by analysts at Swiss bank UBS.
Forecasters at the Bundesbank foresee a domino
effect in the absence of Russian energy carriers –
there will be a systemic breakdown in supply
chains, which in turn “will amplify the initial
shock by a factor of two and a half”.
Against this background, Chancellor Scholz
announces plans to restart 16 inactive coal
and oil-fired power plants and to extend the
life of another 11 such air polluters. Greta
Thunberg is nervously smoking pot…
As a consequence, Europeans are in for a “winter of
discontent”, according to Manton. Simply because
electricity rationing for households as well as
businesses --- cannot be avoided.
It is not clear what the biggest threat is. Closing
swimming pools is half the trouble, even a
quarter of the trouble. “The worst-case
scenario,” notes Manton, “is when
people face the choice of eating
out or heating their homes in
“If the degree of discontent rises, the scale of street
demonstrations could surpass the recent peasant
riots by Dutch and French farmers.”
The next step could well be an escalation
of indignation among freezing citizens,
frustrated by the drop - in their usual
standard of living and quality of life.
A social explosion, is all but a
Oil blackmail as an example
The sixth EU sanctions package to be launched
will also be a risky gambit. An embargo on
maritime deliveries of Russian oil (in
force from December 31st) and oil
products (from February 2023)
German Deputy Finance Minister Jörg Kukis resorted
to Cold War clichés, calling the Druzhba pipeline “an
instrument of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe”.
The German financier is silent on the fact that it was
Russian natural gas and oil that became the yeast
of sustainable economic growth in Germany and
the socialist commonwealth countries: either
out of ignorance, or out of malice.
It is pertinent to recall that in 2021 about 35% of oil as
well as 55% of natural gas and about half of all coal
imports Germany received from Russia. Where will
the government of the grandson of SS General
Olaf Scholz be taking the falling out of oil
imports next year? Perhaps Berlin’s
reckoning with the Saudis?
Yes, during US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Saudi
kingdom he was promised that production would rise
from 10 million bpd to 13 million bpd. However, there
are two “buts”. First, only by 2027 and second, only
after an agreement with countries of the OPEC+
alliance of oil producers, which, by the way,
And the refineries in East Germany (the former GDR)
have been adapted to the Russian Urals standard.
If you ask any technologist, readjustment is both
difficult and costly.
Apropos. In the April-June interval Saudi Arabia has
doubled (compared to the same period in 2021) its
purchases of oil from Russia, using it in electricity
generation and thus freeing up its own raw
material for export.
Another curious fact is that the Europeans have been
buying Russian oil in a hurry in anticipation of the
black gold pipes drying up. Tankers belonging to
Greek shipowners called at Russian ports 151
times in May and June, which is 70% more
than the statistics for May-June 2021.
And that’s despite the fact that
freight quadrupled in price
compared to January.
“Now we hear all sorts of hysterical ideas about
limiting the volumes of Russian oil, limiting the
price of Russian oil. This is the same thing that
is happening with gas,” says Vladimir Putin. –
The result will be the same (as with gas)
– price rises. Oil prices will skyrocket.
Attempts by the US and the European Union to
impose a uniform ceiling on Russian oil prices
are akin to a nervous tic.
The target of US sanctions is the German economy
There are no winners in the sanctions war. But the
biggest loser today is the leading power of the
European Union. The engine of European
integration. A high-tech workshop with
disciplined employees – Germany.
There are at least two main reasons for the failure
of the fine-tuned mechanism. The key sectors of
the economy – steel, automotive, chemicals –
are highly energy intensive and
What follows? German industry can’t stand two evils:
rising energy prices, which are automatically
included in the cost of finished products,
and a recession in the rest of the world
because demand immediately falls.
The German blog platform Deutsche Wirtschafts
Nachrichten (DWN) comes to a disappointing
conclusion: the energy crisis “is a crushing
judgment on the future of the German
However, negative trends were already evident,
caused by accumulated problems such as an
ageing population (average age 47.8 years,
second only to Japan), slow productivity
growth, falling real wages, the burden of
the social security system with a
shrinking taxpayer share, etc.
Whereas in 2007, according to statistics from the
British audit and consulting firm Ernst & Young,
the top 100 companies with the largest
capitalisation included seven giants in
the German jurisdiction, today there
are none there at all.
The German economy, says DWN, is
losing its former competitiveness.
To weaken and break up the Continentals
In the five months since the EIA began, the
consequences of the carpet-bombing of
anti-Russian sanctions, by the US and
the pro-US leadership of the EU, have
become clear. It was “united Europe”
that suffered the most damage. It
was not expected that a “petrol-
cell” country...... with a GDP of
about 2% of the world's total,
would actually ensure the
stability .......of the whole
structure of world trade
and the international
division of labour.
The words of the apostle of the Westphalian system,
the defender of the principle of national sovereignty,
the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, have
been widely circulated:
“At first, I thought we had just shot ourselves in
the foot. At the beginning I thought we had shot
ourselves in the foot, but now it’s clear that the
European economy has shot itself in the lungs
and it’s choking.”
It turned out that the countries of the golden billion
largely built their economic and worldly well-being
on deliveries of cheap energy, & agricultural raw
materials and food, rare earth metals, and other
minerals from Russia. Without an uninterrupted
supply of these precursors, their model of post-
colonial economy begins to bog down, or skid.
It is the German economy that is now being swept to
the side of the speedway. Was it an accident? Not
likely. At least, this is the opinion of Mikhail
Delyagin, a member of the State Duma and
editor-in-chief of the magazine Free
Thought: “The European Union is
devoid of political subjectivity.
It’s a crazy bureaucracy that
carries out the commands
of the US of A, the UK,
and that’s it.”
“The European Union, is really destroying Europe very
effectively. A great tragedy has happened in Europe:
national bureaucracies gave responsibility for their
countries to Brussels, which didn’t accept... their
responsibility, and this “feast of irresponsibility”
has lasted for more than 20 years. And, of
course, it ends in disaster.”
One may either agree or disagree with the other
two theses of the famous economist. First:
“The whole Ukrainian crisis was instigated by the
Americans from the very beginning - in order to
destroy Europe. That was the first task, and
that task is being carried out quite
“England’s strategic objective is the
economic destruction of Europe.”
Given the centuries-long strategy of Anglo-Saxon
elites to divide and conquer and to prevent the
emergence of strong, sovereign and self-
sufficient states in continental Europe,
Delyagin’s conclusions are convincing.
It is possible that this winter’s energy apocalypse
could significantly undermine the foundations of
pan-European solidarity, which are already
cracked by national egoism. The reason
could be... the command-and-control
diktat of the European Commission.
In the emergency plan they have put in place the
right to compulsory (!) reductions of natural gas
consumption in the EU countries if they do not
comply with the instructions to conserve
The photo of greyish-brown bottom of Italy’s longest
river Po (652 km) with a catchment area of more
than 70 000 sq km, dried up like a mummy of
Egyptian pharaohs, is making the rounds of
social networks. Following a sparse winter
of snow, Europe was hit by an abnormal
heatwave with minimal precipitation.
The Rhine, Rhône and Ebro are the
unlucky companions of the Po.
Climatic vagaries are an additional risk factor for
European energy. That’s because French nuclear
power plants (many of which are undergoing
inspections at this time because of cracks
in their designs or maintenance checks)
use river water for cooling. And German
thermal power plants routinely haul
coal by barge down the Rhine….
“Bloomberg wryly comments on the force majeure
situation: “So it turns out that the weather is
playing into Russia’s hands. So when
assessing what happens next in the
energy conflict between Europe and
Russia, watch the skies. And pray
by Vladimir Mikheev, FGC
What do YOU think... could it be, that
this time --- we in the UK and the US,
could we be... the bad guys?
Nazi scandal in the Balkans
indirectly linked to special
operation in Ukraine
July 20th, 10:34am
The memorial complex at the site of the
concentration camp - is specially
designed not to remind people
of the nationality of the
Between Serbia and Croatia there is a grand scandal
...like none seen since the war. Serbian President
Aleksandar Vucic was denied the opportunity
to commemorate his grandfather, a victim of
the uniquely brutal Croatian concentration
camp Jasenovac. What are Croats trying
to hide? And what does this have to do
with the Russian Armed Forces’
special operation in Ukraine?
The idiom “fired from the Gestapo for brutality” usually
describes cases where diligence beyond morality
cannot be appreciated even by those who look
past morality. But life always wins in the
debate over metaphors: there was a
case in history... when Heinrich
Himmler, Reichsfuhrer of the
SS, creator of the Nazi death
machine and the most vile
man in Hitler’s circle --
chided the Allies for
not being human
We are talking about the Ustashas, the Croatian
nationalists. They were raised by Mussolini’s
fascists, but their views and methods were
closer to those of Himmler’s SS. In 1941
the Ustasci seized power in most of
what is now Croatia and Bosnia,
and deployed their own death
machine --- the Jasenovac
system of concentration
camps --- named after
the largest of them.
It is not known why Himmler was so impressed that he
ordered the Ustas to slow down at the meat grinder.
The well-known history of Jasenovac... is a
kaleidoscope of horrors that would have
impressed even the prisoners
The camp itself was destroyed long ago; in its place
is a memorial complex with a composition “Stone
Flower”, symbolising the lasting memory. This
cursed place remembers many things.
It remembers the championships in the killing of Serbs
with special Serbian knives, which were made in
Germany on a special order from the Ustas. It
remembers its winner, Petar Brzica, who
received a gold watch and a roast
suckling pig, for slaughtering
over a thousand people.
It remembers the commandant, Franciscan monk
and military chaplain... Miroslav Filipovic,
nicknamed the “Devil of Jasenovac”
for his cruelty and sadism.
It remembers the unique children’s ward and money
bets between the guards, the essence of which,
was who would be the first to kill a child
in a day.
During the Second World War, Jasenovac was one of
the most gruesome places on the planet. The exact
number of victims is not known and never will be.
The universally accepted minimum, is 100,000
people, more than 80% of whom were Serbs,
while the rest were Jews, Roma and
Serbian historians usually increase
this number ...by several times.
One should not think that in Himmler the stories
of this hell awakened empathy. Rather, the
Reichsführer’s displeasure, was based
on two circumstances.
Firstly, the genocide of the Serbs boded well for
problems of a political nature. Serbia itself, at
the time also had a collaboration government
aligned to the Third Reich sitting on German
bayonets. And Ustasha atrocities, to put it
mildly -- were not conducive to Serbian
loyalty and made it difficult to control
the territory of the Balkans.
Secondly, Himmler was by nature a perfectionist
and bureaucra --, fixated on “German order”, and
competitions for sadists -- and atrocities for the
sake of atrocities, were by no means conducive
to discipline. If the creation of Germany’s own
“killing machine” passed under the rubric of
state secrecy, the Croats were essentially
proud of theirs...
After the Reichsfuhrer’s scolding... the leader of the
Croatian Nazis, the Führer, Ane Pavelic, shifted the
responsibility for the bloody mess onto father and
son, Kvaternikov. The patriarch – Slavko – was
Minister of Defence under the Ustashas, so
he was also responsible for the situation
on the front. The heir – Dido – did pass
as one of the main organisers of
Jasenovac and was considered
a fanatical Nazi (even though
he was a Jew by mother,
albeit with Croatian
His grandfather, Josip Frank, had converted from
Judaism to Catholicism and played a role as an
ideologue of Serbo-Hungarianism, in Austria-
Hungary, to the point of organizing Serbian
pogroms at the turn of the 19th and 20th
centuries. His daughter, Olga, who later
became Slavko’s wife, & Dido’s mother,
eventually decided to take her own life.
She is believed to have been unable
to bear the weight of guilt.. for her
Dido himself escaped responsibility – he moved
to Argentina and died in a car crash in the early
1960s. The same can be said of many other
Ustashas – from Brzica, whose fate is
unknown, to Pavelic himself.
Like Dido, he fled to Argentina but, following an
assassination attempt on the part of Serbian
emigrants, moved to Franco-Spain and died
in his bed after a Catholic Christmas...
in 1959. The Führer’s own Himmler,
Andrij Artukovic, lived until 1988
..almost to the point of Croatian
independence, but he died in a
Yugoslav prison. A year before
his death.... he had been
extradited from the USA
to Belgrade, but could
understand very little
...because of senile
Despite the Stone Flower, the memory of the
Jasenovac tragedy -- is no better than the
justice for its victims: during Yugoslavia,
the communist leadership did a lot to
ensure that it would be forgotten.
That is why the monument is so
– it looks majestic, but is
Inter-ethnic peace, “brotherhood and unity” under
Josip Broz Tito, were much more cherished than
historical authenticity. This was also the case
in the Soviet Union, on a somewhat smaller
scale. For example, in Elem Klimov’s film
Come and See --- which is based on the
Khatyn tragedy, the Nazi executioners
speak German rather than their native
Ukrainian, as in reality. This, too, is a
consequence of the intervention of
the Communist Party.
Their regime was rehabilitated... by Croatia’s first
president, Franjo Tudjman, a former red partisan
like Tito himself. But after his death, moderate
forces under Ivo Sanader took over the ruling
party, and since then there has been some
backlash: the Ustashers were no longer
exalted, and the streets named after
them - were renamed back. It is
believed, that this was one of
the conditions.. for Croatia’s
entry into the EU.
Sanader has been in prison for more than a decade,
accused of corruption and bribery. But the same
party founded by Tudjman – the Croatian
Democratic Union – is still in power.
And the Ustasha regime has again
become a silent figure in public
policy -- it is avoided because
it is unpatriotic to criticise it
and indecent to justify it.
A completely different policy is now in place in Serbia,
where Jasenovac, on the contrary, is mentioned very
often. Monuments are erected, books are written
and films are made. And the head of state, is
President Aleksandar Vucic, the grandson
of one of the Jasenovac victims.
He was supposed to be the first Serb leader (including
Tito the Croatian) to visit the memorial in person. And
he was going to do it as a private person – first last
year... then in spring. The Croats responded in the
spirit of “come tomorrow”, stalling for time. They
still did not want to recall the genocide, but they
also did not want a scandal: Vucic, as it is now
known, was asked to wait --- and not to report
the delays to the media.
Now..., the Serbian president has been denied for the
third time – and information about it, did leak to the
press, and from the Croatian side to the Croatian
side. The tone of some publications was openly
boorish. What is indicative, is the tone of the
Croatian Foreign Minister... Gordan
He said he perceived Vucic’s idea as provocative
and did not believe in the sincerity of his desire
to honour his grandfather’s memory:
“This is not about expressing piety for the victims,
the visit is more motivated by meeting domestic
political needs in Serbia … This is not a private
visit, it is not a trip to the sea.”
The position of the Serbian side is
amply reflected in other quotes:
“It is the same as if you forbade the president
of Israel, to visit Auschwitz. This is an anti-
European and anti-civilization decision,
a gross violation of the freedom of
movement… This is the biggest
scandal in relations between
Serbia and Croatia in recent
history… Shame on you!”
--- PM Anna Brnabic.
“Today..... the fascists are members of the European
Union. They do not like to be reminded of how many
children they killed… But now, all functionaries
of the Croatian state.. all holders of service or
diplomatic passports will have to specifically
declare and justify their visit --- or travel
through Serbia --- and will be subject to
a special control regime.” Interior
Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, said.
“Our relations are at their lowest point in more than
twenty years. And this is already an assessment
from the president, personally. Which Croatian
Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, called
Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb, are, of
course, bad, even without discounting the past
wars. For example, there is a classic arms race
between the two countries, with Croatia being
armed by NATO, and Serbia by Russia and,
partly, by China.
At that, the reluctance of the Croatian authorities to
brush aside the Jasenovac issue is understandable,
as is the desire of the Serbian authorities and
Vucic personally, to brush it on the contrary.
But the utterly boorish tone of the first
persons of the Croatian state...
A possible explanation for this behaviour
is indirectly linked to the Russian Armed
Forces’ special operation in Ukraine.
We are now witnessing an attempt to turn Vucic into
a European pariah, which is being undertaken by the
very people who previously forced Croats to behave
decently: the functionaries of the European Union.
Earlier an ultimatum.. was given to the Serbian
president to impose sanctions against Russia.
The ultimatum was rejected by Belgrade.
Moreover, Vucic tried to convince the
Europeans - that they were dragging
the continent with their own hands
- into the hell of World War III.
All in all, the Serbian president, is not happy in the EU.
And Croats could take that dissatisfaction as a “fass!”
command, or, at the very least, as a “may” command.
In Europe, in recent years, it has, indeed, become
possible to do many things that were not thought
possible before – from getting a pass to go to the
shops and blockade of the Kaliningrad region to
freezing assets on ethnic grounds, and support
for neo-Nazi militias. If so, the mockery of the
memory of the victims of ethnic cleansing
from the “wrong side” – should we
That said, Croatia’s ruling party now needs to distract
its target electorate – the nationalists – from its own
helplessness. President Zoran Milanovic, who is in
opposition to the government, has proposed to
Plenkovic, to block the West’s much needed
NATO expansion to the North -- until the
Croats of Bosnia... are given the same
self-government that the Serbs have.
This is precisely the concern of Plenkovic’s nationalist
electorate, which loathes the socialist Milanovic. The
trick is that the President was essentially trolling the
government he hates -- knowing full well that the PM
did not have the guts to contradict his “honourable
Western partners”. Nor did he have the courage,
but he got a wonderful opportunity to remind
supporters of the Ustashas, that it is
possible to hate, not one’s own
government, but the Serbs...
in the old fashioned way.
The Serbian future... is the most interesting thing in
the story about the tragic past and the scandalous
present. And, above all, how serious is the EU’s
intention to make Vucic a pariah – and how it
will affect the geopolitical orientation of
Belgrade, where the authorities were
previously sitting on two chairs.
It would not be desirable to have the influence so
that Belgrade's foreign policy will be decided in
Brussels, and the memory policy – in Zagreb...
when everything is strict, precise, technical,
and unconditional -- with full dedication --
within the framework of “Europe united”.
Himmler would have liked that.
Dmitry Bavyrin, VZGLYAD
What are we to make of a
''Europe'' -- that fights for
fascists and hegemony
over the world -- in the
name of democracy...
and really for the US?
What do YOU think?
The U.S. & the Ukrainian issue:
everywhere there is a wedge
July 20th, 10:06am
According to Swedish media, a 28-year-old lieutenant,
who had recently left the national air force, was
killed near Donetsk. According to the source,
he arrived in the war zone a couple of
months ago to “share his
This news -- despite its local nature -- is on a par
with other developments in recent days, which
unequivocally show that the West is at a
crossroads - and will soon be forced to
make a fundamental decision on the
form of its further involvement in
The problem is that, on all fronts, the processes
are not developing the way they were planned
and intended on both sides of the Atlantic
Ocean. And the situation is rapidly
Russia’s economy has withstood the brunt of the
“hellish” sanctions. On the other hand, Europe
and America have been hurt so badly that
they cannot hide it. And in the autumn
the situation threatens to become
The isolation of Moscow... did not work out either.
Moreover, watching what is happening, the non-
Western world is openly demonstrating its
disdain for the global hegemon.
Biden’s trip to the Middle East was an embarrassment,
that no amount of buoyant rhetoric.. could cover up.
Putin, on the other hand, had an excellent flight ---
to Tehran yesterday. Mr Lavrov, too,
demonstrated at the Indonesia
summit, that boycotting our
country at the G-20 ----
is not an option.
But most importantly, things are not rosy in Ukraine.
Events on the fronts are still developing slowly, so
that sofa experts do not tire of breaking their
spears --- in disputes about whose favour
the score ends up being.
At the same time.. officials are increasingly making
statements and decisions that reveal the essence
of what is happening. Zelensky’s beheading of
the Prosecutor General’s Office and the
Security Service of Ukraine - with the
words “unsatisfactory work results”
and “numerous facts of state
treason” - speak for
For the West, it is Ukraine that has become the main
stake in the fight against Moscow. Failure here is
simply unacceptable. But things are not going
well at all.
In Ukraine, the West is at war against Russia, using
Ukrainian armed formations as its proxy troops. In
theory this was indeed an ingenious plan. Firstly,
because there is no risk of a direct clash of the
nuclear powers. Secondly, because it is much,
much cheaper... than going to war yourself.
And thirdly -- this format of confrontation
presupposed the exhaustion (economic,
military, social, etc.) of our country,
while Europe and the US.......
would bear minimal costs.
However, in five months of Russian special
operations, it has become clear that the
West is getting deeper and deeper
bogged down in Ukraine.
It is forced to spend more and more money on it.
Yes, against the backdrop of the trillion-dollar
bubbles inflated by the printing press, the
billions allocated may not be that
significant. But the support of
European and US societies
for this expenditure is
in the face of a
The West is - constantly - being forced to allocate
armaments instead of grinding out allied troops.
And it has come to the point --- of increasingly
modern and expensive Western-made items.
Those are, of course, troublesome, for the Russian
and republican troops -- but their use is in no way
capable of turning the tide of military action. In
addition --- Russia is learning to resist such
weapons. And Kiev is not to be trusted
either --- given how some of the
supplied volumes...... simply
evaporate, and journalists
unearth facts of trivial
theft and sale to the
The publicised death of the Swede, however, has
once again highlighted the growing problem --
of growing casualties among the foreigners
fighting on Kiev’s side. There is no doubt -
that among them are many commonplace
mercenaries who have come to Ukraine
simply because they want to earn extra
money or because of their Nazi beliefs.
But the “retired lieutenant” is a different matter; most
likely ----- it was a military adviser “in plain clothes”.
All in all, the usual story: NATO and almost-NATO
countries, use the long-standing method of
formally distancing themselves from the
conflict while actually helping one side.
The bottom line for the Western countries is extremely
worrying: money, weapons (of which there is already
a shortage) and people are lost, and the internal
situation is deteriorating at home. And there is
no result. And with every decision taken in
Washington and European capitals, the
proxy coverage (even if it does not
fool anyone) is erased from their
war against Russia.
This begs the question: how
should the West proceed?
It has three obvious options: 1) to back down,
2) putting aside the formalities and engaging
in an open military confrontation with Russia
in Ukraine, or 3) to continue with the
The first option implies an open surrender of the West
to Moscow, which looks almost unbelievable at the
moment; the second option is to bring the planet
to the brink of a global nuclear war with a high
chance of falling into it.
And the third option, which has already proved ineffective,
means continuing to build up comprehensive, costly aid
to Kiev, which cannot turn the tide on the frontlines
and will only drag the US and Europe.. deeper into
a conflict that is sure to be a loser for them.
In short, there is a wedge
in every direction.
It is from this set that the West
will try to ---- put together the
phrase “victory over Russia”.
(by Irina Alksnis, RIA)
Well... what do you think?
Are the West's elite
or just vicious ---
in which case ---
isn't it an excellent idea to rid
ourselves.. of these lunatics?
Zakharova reacts to
from French and US
July 16th, 1:38pm
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria
Zakharova, commented on a photograph from
a reception at the French Embassy, in the
United States, to mark the anniversary
of the taking of the Bastille.
It shows the first transgender woman to become
a US admiral - Rachel Levin - in the company of
another transgender woman, the US Assistant
Secretary of Nuclear Energy, Sam Brinton.
“Answer yourself, honestly, the question:- are these
the values you are willing to instil in your children?
Or are we fighting for our own, after all?” the
diplomat wrote under the photo, in her
Transgender woman, Rachel Levin, was promoted
to the rank of admiral of officers of the US Public
Health Service in 2021. The agency is dedicated
to maintaining the country’s health care system.
Levin is the first transgender person to receive
such a high rank.
Me? I'm saying nothing.
What do YOU think?
Ukrainian state has
no geopolitical value
July 16th, 11:21am
Not every state is worth dying for. To defend a state
just because it is a state is the destiny of shallow
minds. A state must possess something more
significant than just the name “state” in
order to be worth anything.
The Ukrainian state possesses nothing of the kind. It
was built on the civilizational and geopolitical fault
line between East and West, and it cannot be
enduring by its nature. It is like if someone
built a house in a zone of high seismic
activity over a crevice in the ground
and hoped to live in it happily
And if such a person were to attack anyone who
advised him to put up his house, and store his
property elsewhere, he would be considered
unreasonable. And if in such house a man,
who is able, as Platon wrote, “to imitate
neighing of horses, bellowing of bulls,
murmuring of streams, crashing of
the sea, thunder and other in a
similar way”, that is, clown or
joker, would be appointed as
a manager, the days of such
a house would be numbered.
In the house called Ukraine, all this unpleasant stuff is
available. The clown president, “a drunkard with the
eyes of a dog and the heart of a deer”, often under
the influence of strong substances, is sending
thousands of his fellow citizens to their
Unreasonable people with sticks are national activists
and the SBU, violently forcing fellow citizens to
believe, against logic, in the longevity of
The cleft, over which the house of Ukraine is built, is
the hostile line drawn by the West with the Eurasian
civilisation. The zone of high seismic activity is
Eastern Europe, turned by the Americans into
a bridgehead for militaristic pressure
In ancient Greece there was a prediction --- that a
state would collapse when it was ruled by an iron
or copper guardian. By iron and copper men the
Greeks meant a generation that had deviated
utterly... from allegiance to the virtues and
precepts of their ancestors. The positive
characters opposed to them, were called
golden & silver guardians by the Greeks.
Under the golden and silver ones, the
A ruler hatched from the iron-copper generation ‘by
drawing a carpenter and showing him from afar to
children or people not very clever … may mislead
them and they will take it for a real carpenter’,
Guarded by iron-copper guards, such a ruler juggles
before the crowd with fake images and false
promises, leading them as if on a rope.
“Thus the people … exchanges their immoderate
freedom for the most grievous slavery – slavery
to slaves” (Plato, “The State”). This is what
happened to the Ukrainians. First they
collapsed... into the vortex of the
“Euromaidan” licentiousness --
and now by law, they cannot
even leave the country.
Zelensky is not independent in his decisions, he is just
a talking doll of Washington, London and Brussels,
i.e. a political slave who chases other slaves –
his fellow citizens.
Such states, “like ships sinking into the abyss, will
perish or have perished or will perish in the future
because of the uselessness of their steersmen…
– the greatest ignoramuses of great affairs who,
not knowing anything about government, think
that they have mastered this knowledge most
clearly in every respect,” Plato warns in the
dialog “The Politician”. Ignorant people do
everything in their power to attribute the
terrible consequences of their own
ruling to external forces.
Ignorant Zelensky attributes all the
misfortunes of Ukraine... to Russia.
Initially Ukraine was not created as an independent
state, so it had stability only within the framework
of ...more powerful state formations (the Russian
Empire, the Soviet Union). Figuratively speaking
Ukraine “hovered” --- between the Eurasian
Economic Union and the European Union,
being neither one nor the other.
In geopolitical terms, Ukraine is also in a perpetual
state of “between” – it is neither in Eurasia nor in
Europe, and in relation to both... it occupies a
peripheral position. The periphery is always
deprived of the power to make fateful
decisions. Its fate... is to obey the
decisions made by others. If the
West decides to stage a coup
d’état in Kiev, the coup is
organised in 2014.
A decision by Moscow.. to denationalise the
authorities sentrenched in Kiev..... after the
coup d’état – denationalisation has begun.
In both situations, Ukraine had no influence on
decision-making. Zelensky’s bogus slogan --
“nothing about Ukraine... without Ukraine”
in reality sounds like this: “About Ukraine
without Ukraine”. The West clearly
adheres to this formula when it
comes to important, not
The Russian philosopher Konstantin Leontiev (1831-
1891) said: “There are Slavs, there are no Slavs”. A
large part of the Slavic world is under the control
of the Atlanteans. Besides Russia and Belarus,
only Serbia resists the pressure of the West.
Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Croatia, Bulgaria have long been
subordinated to the Atlantists.
Ukraine performs the function of a destroyer of the
East Slavic oikumene, in the interests of the West.
Ukraine is a means to split the Russian-Orthodox
civilization from within ... which is a practical
manifestation of the “iron-copper” deviation
from the historical path, that was
fore--ordained by the ancestors.
Just as a fish can't live in an unnatural environment
for itself... the state cannot exist in an unnatural
geopolitical environment. Even if.. Zelensky and
his clique will argue the contrary - as Kravchuk,
Kuchma and Yushchenko did before them. Life
punishes, for breaking the laws of geopolitics,
as inevitably as for breaking the laws
No one would think of declaring the selfhood of a
single room within a single flat. Such a story
would be a laughing stock and worthy of the
attention of psychiatrists. Ukraine is just
one of the “rooms” of the Eurasian “flat”
and its declaration of selfhood... is so
contrary to sound geopolitical logic,
that the degeneration of Ukrainian
selfhood into a laughing stock
is not surprising.
Competing for the title of homeland of borscht,
disfiguring Easter crocks with the colours of
the Ukrainian flag, desecrating the face of
the Blessed Virgin Mary with the image of
a US Javelin in her hands, requests to
count Stepan Bandera’s father to the
list of saints for raising such a son
are clear symptoms... of moral
ill-health. So why die for such
a travesty of a state?
The conclusion is simple: the Ukrainian state has
no geopolitical value. It is a historical accident,
a geopolitical invalid, unable to survive
Ukraine... was economically healthy and politically
stable only when it was in an alliance with Russia.
At that time no seismic activity, instigated by the
West, would frighten it, because the earth did
not expand beneath it, and no geopolitical
cracks appeared beneath its foundations.
The iron and copper heads do not realise this, and the
gold and silver ones, after the 2014 coup, have either
been killed by the nationalists or driven out of the
country. Ukraine has trapped itself in stupidity,
creating an atmosphere of intolerance for
common sense. This is what is causing
it to decay.
Vladislav Gulevich, One Nation
Phew - quite a tough article
...and YOUR opinion?
Can Russia become a
on a par with the
US and China?
July 11th, 1:22pm
The transition from unipolar to multipolar world
order, about which, the opponents of US-style
globalization have been talking for so long, is
acquiring obvious features of irreversibility
Of course, the U.S. is not going anywhere in
the foreseeable future. Even in the worst
international developments for the US,
it will remain a centre of power that
has to be reckoned with.
It is clear that the “only truly global” empire is failing.
Last year’s inglorious retreat from Afghanistan was
not the first, and certainly not the last, evidence
of that. However, the geopolitical consolidation
of the West around the U.S. against the back-
drop of the Ukraine crisis shows that the
US elite, is not going to retreat on all
fronts -- at all. Washington’s zone of
global responsibility is shrinking...
but on the contrary, the influence
of the United States is growing..
in the Euro-Atlantic controlled
territories. Even if only
Another undisputed contender for global leadership in
a multipolar world is the People’s Republic of China.
By 2050, the ruling Communist Party promises to
turn the Middle Kingdom into a superpower and
achieve “universal prosperity” for its citizens.
China’s gross domestic product has exceeded the
United States in terms of purchasing power parity
for several years in a row. But Beijing, is also
aiming to surpass the US -- in nominal GDP.
It is both an audacious and a deliberate
strategy. The Chinese are the ones
who know how to plan.
Russia’s claim to global leadership is not so obvious.
Yes, we managed to defend national sovereignty
..while on the losing side of the unipolar world
after defeat in the Cold War. Yes, the country
has demonstrated... a number of successful
examples of securing its security and long
-term interests, as they say, in the far
reaches. Yes, Russia is, with varying
success, but steadily, establishing
control of the situation along the
perimeter of its state borders.
That may be enough to consolidate its status as an
influential regional power. But does our country
have enough geopolitical audacity to truly
compete with the US and China?
American global leadership is bolstered by the $22
trillion that the United States economy will deliver
in 2021. China’s catching-up and overtaking
development rests on $16 trillion of
nominal GDP generated by the
Russia’s contribution to the global economy is
$1.65 trillion, less than the gross regional
product of California or China's province
of Shenzhen. It seems Washington is
still rather bewildered by the extent
to which the Russian geopolitical
ambitions are disproportionate
to Russia’s current share of
the global GDP.
Moscow, on the other hand, believes that what
matters is not the size of its economy, but
how skilfully its competitive advantages
Russia’s economy has obvious growth potential. In
the unipolar world, our natural resources primarily
ensured prosperity of the West which built entire
industries on relatively cheap and stable hydro-
carbon supplies from Russia. In a favourable
conjuncture... raw materials exports to
Europe were also profitable for Russia,
but the cream in the process.. was
still skimmed off in Germany and
other EU countries.
The conflict with the West.. not only opens up the
prospect of reorienting oil and gas flows towards
Asian markets. After all, simply becoming a raw
materials appendage of the rapidly developing
East... is a dubious pleasure. The freezing of
export infrastructure on a western direction
poses an urgent task for the country to
re-orient its resources towards
It makes much more sense.... to extract value from
Russian raw materials at each stage of processing
rather than endlessly exporting them “naked”.
China is ensuring its impressive economic growth in
spite of the fact that it spends hundreds of billions
of dollars annually on imports of more than 70% of
oil and almost 50% of gas. What prevents Russia
from achieving similar GDP dynamics when the
entire Mendeleev table is literally under our
feet, including huge hydrocarbon reserves?
Apparently, the lack of strategic planning, which in
the 20th century made the USSR a global leader
and - in the 21st century - allows China to
challenge the US economically. Only if
we have a clear vision of what we
want our country to be by 2030,
2040 or 2050... will Russia
be able to overcome the
technological lag that
has accumulated in
Few can compare to the Russian Federation in terms
of resource endowment. It's possible and necessary
to build a much more competitive economy, and
monetary system on our natural riches. In this
sense, the decision to sell gas for roubles is a
step in the right direction. But how realistic
is it to transfer other export operations to
settlements in the national currency?
As the world economy becomes dedollarized, a niche
will gradually open up for the ruble, but will Russia
be able to use it competently?
For the Russian national currency to be taken
seriously in the world, one should first ensure
its elementary stability. And at the very least
...to convert into roubles most of the settle-
ments within the Eurasian Union. And
only after that... should one claim,
on an equal footing with the yuan,
to participate fully... in the more
complex currency mechanisms
of the BRICS. It is not an easy
task, but it is quite solvable.
Undoubtedly - Russia has prospects for global
leadership, and not bad ones at that. After all,
Russia was and remains at the forefront of the
struggle for a multipolar world, and therefore,
may well claim to be one of its main centres
of power. Meanwhile, excessive geopolitical
ambitions without a corresponding
economic basis are too risky.
Courage, as you know, takes cities.
But only a strong and diversified economy, which
ensures “universal prosperity”, can keep them.
That is why it would be premature to say that
Russia is now capable of competing on an
equal footing with the US and China.
However, work in this direction...
is undoubtedly necessary.
by Alexander Vedrusov,
Perhaps those who have read the
CPRF articles on this page, will
know the answer... but what
do YOU think?
US Pledges... Not to Start
a Cold War Against China
at G20 Meeting
July 10th, (teleSUR)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary
of State, Antony Blinken, held "substantive and
constructive" talks on Beijing-Washington
relations... and major international and
regional issues of common interest..
on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign
Ministers' Meeting in Bali,
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken pledged
during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister
Wang Yi in Bali... that Washington would not
start a cold war or challenge the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP).
He also noted the need for personal contacts
between U.S. and Chinese representatives
in his meeting with Wang Yi on the side-
lines of the G20 Foreign Ministers'
Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
"Blinken stated that the U.S. side is not seeking a
new cold war with China, is not trying to change
China's state system and will not challenge the
CCP and its political role," China's Foreign
Ministry said, in a statement, Saturday.
The Secretary of State at the meeting argued that
Washington... "is doing everything possible to
control risk factors in relations between the
two countries." Blinken also assured that
the US... "will take an open stance to
promote cooperation with China,"
the report said.
Wang emphasized that China has practiced
mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and
win-win cooperation as three principles
in the development of relations
between the two nations.
Since the U.S. has pledged not to seek to change
the Asian country's system, Washington should
respect the path of socialism with Chinese
characteristics chosen by the people of
the Asian country, the foreign
China also submitted four lists to the United States:
the list of U.S. irregularities to be stopped, the list
of key individual cases of concern to China, the
list of China-related bills of great concern to
China, and the list of eight areas of
The foreign ministers reached a consensus, to push
for more results from the China-U.S. joint working
group consultations on an equal and fair basis.
They agreed to resume people-to-people
exchanges and consultations and
strengthen cooperation on
climate change and
The two sides also put forward the vision of strong
China-U.S. interaction, in the Asia-Pacific region,
...and exchanged in-depth views, on the Ukraine
issue and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Sneaky US tries, permanently, to weaken
Russia/China unity... but is this really
going to work?
What do YOU think?
How Poland and the Baltics
are preparing for ''war''
The authorities in Poland and the Baltic States,
continuously make belligerent statements
against Russia, criticizing France and
Germany, for “capitulating” to any
compromise with Moscow
But here is the question: are the Baltic States and
Poles themselves, ready for war with Russia? It
is not a question of politicians, of course, but
of the common people. And the picture is
at least controversial.
Recently, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
made a comical statement: “The Kremlin must
know that if Russia ever intends to invade
Poland, we have 40 million Poles ready
to defend their homeland.
Given that Poland’s population as of 2018 was 38.4
million, it turns out that Morawiecki has enlisted
everyone in the Polish Army without exception
– including children, women and the elderly.”
There are not so many people who want to join.
But the Poles, by and large, are not ready to run
away and enlist. This conclusion is contained
in a document, prepared by the staff of the
Supreme Chamber of Control of Poland.
The publication Dziennik Polityczny calls the agency’s
report “alarming data”. Earlier Warsaw announced
plans to build up the army – in particular, the
head of the Defence Ministry, Mariusz
Blaszczak.. announced the creation
of 2 new combined arms divisions,
which, according to him, will be
deployed “along the Vistula
River in Central Poland”.
However, it turned out that manning both
existing and planned military units...
is not an easy task.
According to calculations of the Polish Ministry of
Defense, in the future, the country should have a
250,000-strong professional army and 50,000-
strong territorial militia.
In March 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda
signed a new law “On Defense of the
Fatherland”, according to which,
the country’s military spending
will amount to 3% of GDP next
year and 2.5% of GDP in 2023.
The law also envisages the introduction
of simplified recruitment mechanisms
a new system of incentives for
volunteers, and significant
purchases of weapons
However, despite an intensive propaganda campaign
for several years now, urging the population of
pre-retirement age to “become soldiers of
Rzeczpospolita”, the actual number
of people in uniform, in 2021,
increased by only 3,486 –
amounting to 113,586
soldiers by the end
of last year.
At the same time, 6,165 people took off the uniform
–this turned out to be the highest number of
departures from the army in the last ten
years. The Polish Supreme Control
Chamber also specified that only
12.3 thousand reservists, were
called up for training in 2020..
(the low figure was, however,
put down to the coronavirus
The Polish army is also facing
a shortage of civilian workers.
For example, in 2020, 45,376 civilians were employed
in various structures of the armed forces – whereas
the limit set by the ministry... was 47,388 positions.
In addition, the Polish generals were disappointed
by the results of an inspection carried out at the
aviation academy in the city of Demblin. The
M-346 training aircraft.. was in a state
of disrepair; consequently, over 40%
of graduates from the academy in
2019-2020 had never trained on
this type of aircraft.
This particular case, is a reflection of general
problems with sloppiness and irresponsibility
prevalent in the Polish army.
Polish historian Michal Krupa wrote in the American
Conservative, in April, that Warsaw’s bellicose
policy runs counter to the mindset of
“According to an opinion poll, conducted in early
March, by sociologists from IPSOS... about 60%
of Poles responded negatively to the question:
should Poland and NATO make a military
intervention in Ukraine? The message
is clear: Poles do not want to take
part in someone else’s war,”
The Polish state is now luring young people.. to join
the country’s recently introduced “voluntary basic
military service”, promising volunteers a salary
of over 4,500 zlotys (53,400 rubles) a month
and the chance to obtain a driving licence,
or any professional licenses. Many young
Poles, however, consider this level of
“How can Russia be trusted?”
The smell of gunpowder has been hot in Lithuania
lately, after official Vilnius announced a partial
blockade of Russia’s Kaliningrad region.
US TV channel, CNN, reports that Lithuanians
are joining the militia - in large numbers. The
Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union (the equivalent
of Ukraine’s territorial defence – a unit of
civilians armed with light firearms and
undergoing regular military training)
currently has 12,000 members.
“Since the first days of the war in Ukraine, the number
of recruits wishing to join the militia has increased
from 10-12, to more than 100 a month,” the CNN
correspondent assures. He said.... residents of
the territories known as the “Suvalki Corridor”
– the isthmus of Lithuanian territory between
Belarus and Russia’s Kaliningrad region's
borders – were particularly interested
in joining the militia.
“There are fears that if Ukraine falls, Russia will
occupy this corridor next, possibly in a matter
of days, cutting off the Baltic states... from
other NATO states,” the channel reports.
CNN reports that nearly 30,000 Lithuanian prisoners
allegedly died in Soviet “labour camps” – and now
Lithuanians are ready to fight to prevent such a
thing from happening again.
TV reporters, in particular, talked to Vytas
Grudzinskas, a 59-year-old resident of
Kibartai... who said that there is a
“Riflemen’s Union” base - near his
home - training takes place there
both day and night. Grudzinskas
himself, keeps a machine gun
in his wardrobe at home.
“My father was sent to Sakhalin for fifteen years.
The first year he ate grass to survive. How can
you trust Russia? With our history? Of course
I am scared,” the Lithuanian confides to a
visiting US journalist.
For its part, Lithuania's Ministry of Defense
reported that, this year, the Union of the
Riflemen had been allocated additional
4.8 million euros, i.e., the funding of
the organization had been tripled,
in comparison with last year.
The Union of Riflemen will spend the next three
years, to purchase 4,500 rifles, new uniforms,
1,500 G-36 automatic rifles with ammunition,
2,000 helmets, 500 flak jackets, 2,000
waistcoats and backpacks, 70
thermal imaging cameras
and 250 digital radios.
Also planned are the purchase of 60 frame tents with
equipment, 20 electric generators, 16 cross-country
vehicles and eight minibuses. Funding will also go
up... for the “Riflemen’s Union” camps, which
prepare young Lithuanians, from childhood,
for the defence agenda.
“Weapons cannot be given to non-patriots”.
Something similar is being observed in neighboring
Latvia as well – in recent months, the number of
people signing up to the local territorial militia
Zemessardze (Defence of the Land) has
grown. Not only ordinary citizens, but
also... high-ranking government
officials are joining the militia.
For example, recently the Latvian Minister of Justice
Janis Bordans became the militiaman, who in May-
June developed and managed to “push” through
the Seimas, the law on the demolition of 70
monuments to Soviet soldiers located
on the territory of Latvia.
Bordans came to Zemessardze to sign up together
with his son and colleagues from the Ministry of
Justice. And they are not alone. On March 7th,
Brigadier General Egil Leschinskis reported
that Latvians had submitted.... 784
applications to join Zemessardze,
in just two weeks.
Leschinskis notes that it is a lot ---- so many
applications haven't been received - before
and during - the whole year. The general:
asked those who want to join the militia
to be patient, because they first have
to pass a medical examination, get
a certificate from a psychiatrist
and a narcologist as well as be
checked by special services.
Then they have to sign a contract, take the oath and
undergo basic training, which lasts for 21 days.
Egil Leschinskis, reminds, that at the moment
the “Zemessardz” has restrictions regarding
age – citizens from 18 to 55 years old,
can be accepted into the club.
However, the situation has been improved and the
possibility for older people to be admitted, has
been planned to be legalized.
Latvian media have been happy to reprint social
media posts shared by newcomer Zemessargi
militia members. “Came to Zemessardze.
People standing in line. Young guys and
bearded men in suits. Even women in
coats. The joy of the day,” wrote
Raymond Schiferis, for example.
And another new zemessarg, Andris Vitols, reflects:
“I didn’t think the time would come when a regular
war would start. Under these circumstances,
everyone must be prepared. The supporters
of a ‘neutral’ position, actually support the
war against Ukraine --- initiated by the
However, not everything is so smooth. The other day
Latvian publicist Egil Lycitis examined the situation
with the number of the state army. At first, Lycitis
lamented the absence of compulsory military
conscription at such a “dangerous time for
the country”, but then concluded that
this was for the best.
Lycitis counted the number of all potential Latvian
soldiers. According to him, there are about 7,000
professional soldiers... about 8,000 members of
the Zemessardze militia, and reservists whose
exact number is difficult to establish – only a
fifth of them come to the military training
camp - on summons.
Such a small number upsets Licitis and he
wonders what would happen if universal
conscription, abolished in 2006, is
reinstated in the country.
He arrives at the disappointing conclusion that, in that
case, those in Latvia who await “Putin’s coming as a
liberation from the heavy boot of nationalism”, will
also have access to weapons. According to Licitis
Latvia is full of “the most loyal followers of
Putin’s regime” who work in shops and
taxis, live in mixed families and
continue to support Russia...
''even''after the start of the
“Non-patriots cannot be given weapons, so there
should be no universal conscription in Latvia,”
the author concludes.
“Loyal” and “disloyal”
The picture is similar in Estonia. On the one hand,
the local authorities readily tell... of an influx of
“national patriots” into the ranks of the local
territorial militia “Defence League”.
The militia’s leadership says it receives requests from
the population for additional information sessions
that provide in-depth information on how to join
the militia. At such events, the halls are so
packed with interested citizens, that
there are sometimes not enough
chairs for everyone.
On the other hand, the country’s officials express
concern, that they believe there may be many
“disloyal” residents... who do not see the
Estonian army as their defenders.
Some of the nationalists automatically classify
as “disloyal”, the entire Russian population of
the republic – which is 23% of the population.
As they have been constantly made to feel that they
are 2nd-class citizens here – the gradual liquidation
of Russian-language education, restrictions on the
use of the Russian language, not allowing
Russians into the Estonian government –
they have no reason to consider the
Estonian state, to be fully theirs.
Nikita Demyanov, VZGLYAD
My humble opinion, for what it's worth,
is that Russians in the Baltic states
could be much better off, moving
to the Russian Federation -
what do you think?
BRICS is turning into a
by Elena Panina,
BRICS expansion has been discussed for a long time.
It is significant, that the last summit, on June 24th
in the BRICS Plus format, was attended by such
countries as Algeria, Argentina, Cambodia,
Egypt, Fiji, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran,
Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Senegal,
Thailand and Uzbekistan.
At the same time, the fact that the first applications
for membership were submitted by Argentina and
Iran, which did not take part in the BRICS Plus
meeting, does not seem accidental.
Initially, the BRICS group, was created as
an association of the largest developing
economies in the world. However, in
the modern world, it is political
decisions that determine the
nature of the development
of economic ties.
It is quite logical that the first countries with a
pronounced geopolitical sovereignty and
having their own geopolitical scores
with the collective West, are
preparing to join the
Iran is already almost 2,500 years old, since the time
of Cyrus the Great is a powerful historical power,
and its geopolitical significance cannot be
Geography itself determines the potential of its
influence on the countries of the Arab world up
to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the
Persian Gulf, in the Transcaucasus, Central
Asia, as well as on the Afpak region
(Afghanistan and Pakistan).
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s state
ideology has been anti-Western. Tehran is
engaged in an intense struggle with the
US-British coalition for influence in
Iraq, and is helping Syria in the
fight against terrorism.
From an economic point of view, Iran’s potential is
also great. The Iranian economy.. is in the world’s
top 20... in terms of purchasing power parity the
country is third in the world - after Saudi Arabia
and Venezuela - in terms of proven oil resources
and has 16% of the world’s proven gas reserves.
Argentina, since the time of General Juan Domingo
Peron, has also clearly felt its geopolitical role,
being one of the regional leaders, in Latin
America. This role is recognized all over
the world. Argentina, while not one of
the world’s largest economies, is
nevertheless, a full member of
Having survived the failed war with Great Britain
over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), as well as
the collapse of liberal reforms --- according to
the IMF recipes, the country has an obvious
quest:-- to find an independent path of
development. Today... Argentina is in
a difficult economic situation, it has
a huge external debt. However, the
potential of Argentina, as one of
the global food exporters, has
significantly increased in
For various reasons... both Iran and Argentina, are
extremely interested in BRICS projects to create
new international settlement systems that are
an alternative to the global hegemony of the
dollar. Iran -- which is under sanctions -- life
itself has forced to go to “de-dollarization”,
the country practically does not use the
For Argentina, the transition to a hypothetical new
monetary and financial zone, would mean an
escape from the stranglehold of the IMF...
from the pressure of US creditors, which
today, have an extremely destructive
impact on the national economy.
In any case, against the background of aggressive
pressure from the United States and its allies on
potential new BRICS members, the desire of
Iran and Argentina to join the community
requires a certain amount of foreign
There is reason to assume that the process of their
joining the BRICS, will be successful, since both
countries do not cause rejection, even in India..
which until recently was the main opponent of
expansion. We can confidently predict that in
the near future, the process of adding new
members to the BRICS will continue, due
to the entry of a number of Asian and
But even now, the BRICS expansion at the expense
of Iran and Argentina is the final departure of the
community from the idea of Goldman Sachs
analyst, Jim O’Neill, who coined this
abbreviation twenty years ago,
& who decided to designate
such a term as “emerging
economies” -- that are
“catching up” -- with
the developed West.
We can say that BRICS is confidently turning into
a “collective Non-West”, from a community of
emerging markets, it is finally transformed
into a community of world powers -- with
a pronounced geopolitical sovereignty.
Elena Panina, is Director of
the RUSSTRAT Institute.
Sounds fair... wonder what's going
to happen to Wales, in all this....
what do you think?
“Kyiv is playing for time”:
Russian expert evaluates
progress of Russia’s
June 20th, 11:04am
The collective West will not stop pumping Ukraine
with weapons, deliberately delaying the process
in order to 'force' Moscow to stop the offensive
of the RF Armed Forces, after the completion
of liberating all the territories of Donbass,
Sergey Markov, head of the Institute for
Political Studies, shared this opinion,
whose interview is published
The expert recalled -- that US senators in charge of the
armed forces came out with an approving assessment:
of the fact of an additional allocation of $45 billion for
defense for the coming year. As the head of the US
committee, Reed, hopes, the document will help
''eliminate'' the catastrophic consequences of
inflation and will also provide another $800
million in military assistance to Kyiv.
“There will be new deliveries of weapons – heavy
artillery -- so that Russia will stop the offensive
after the capture of the Donetsk and Lugansk
regions,” the expert said.
According to the political scientist, the West intended
to supply Kyiv with multiple launch rocket systems,
as well as howitzers in order to carry out attacks
on the Crimean bridge, Belgorod and Russia’s
“I must say, that the current government of Ukraine, is
a terrorist group, and terrorists strike... not because
they can or cannot. I am sure that there will be more
attacks on the centre of the cities of Kursk,
Belgorod, and Rostov, and there will be
attempts at terrorist attacks.”
However --- Kyiv’s ambitious hopes to “overcome”
are clearly meaningless. According to the expert
a large-scale movement -- is now underway in
Severodonetsk -- the Ukrainian command is
transferring military forces to the regions
of Donetsk and Lysychansk... with the
sole purpose of slowing down the
Russian advance, he said.
“But our people want most of the Ukrainian troops to
be ground -- let it be there – Slavyansk, Kramatorsk,
Avdiivka. Better there than in large cities - Odessa,
Dnepropetrovsk, or Kharkov. This is a reasonable
strategy, it is better to take fortifications in
small towns”, the political scientist
Recall that earlier, Sergei Markov called the fighting in
Severodonetsk nothing more than “the destruction of
the Ukrainian army.” The collective West, according
to him, believes that now about 50% of the entire
Ukrainian army is located in the city area, so if
this group is liquidated, a fundamental turning
point may occur during the special operation
– the battle for Severodonetsk... may well
become the finale within the framework
of the special operation deployed by
the Kremlin on the territory
The Russian special operation to force Ukraine
to peace, started on February 24th, by decree
of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Its
main goals are the denazification and
demilitarization of the criminal Kyiv
regime, which, for eight years, has
subjected the civilian population
of Donbass to harassment,
abuse, and genocide,
What do YOU think?
What will Russia do........ if Kiev - on US
instructions - strikes the Crimea bridge
Mystical death of three "gravediggers
of the USSR" at once — the grin of
history or a sign of rapid changes
by Vladimir Vorsobin
June 20th, 10:31am
Burbulis (Russia), Kravchuk (Ukraine) and
Shushkevich (Belarus), the signatories of
the Bialowieza Agreement, passed away
in just a month and a half.
Even if we are thrice materialists, do we believe
in coincidences? Don't we look for patterns in
everything, even before we die?
Telegram channels - are now discussing a mystical
sequence - almost simultaneously, in just a month
and a half, half of the "funeral team of the USSR",
three of the six signatories of the Belovezhskaya
Agreement, passed away:- the former head of
Belarus, Stanislav Shushkevich (May 3rd), the
former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk
(May 10th) and literally last weekend, June
19th - the author of the famous phrase
"The Soviet Union as a subject of
international law and geopolitical
reality ceases to exist" the
former Secretary of State
of Russia, Gennady
The word "gravedigger"is very convenient here. This
sad profession... does not involve murder and other
evil. And the participants of "Bialowieza" insisted
they did not kill the Soviet Union, it was doomed,
it only remained... to witness its death, giving
freedom (they thought) to 15 new countries.
And here is the fate of fate - it was in 2022, when the
course of History turned sharply, as if trying to
challenge the Bialowieza verdict to the Union,
that by some strange, incredible coincidence
these three died. It is those who, it would
seem, forever put an end to a huge
country and its new borders.
What does it mean?
If you are a materialist, probably nothing.
Although... Maybe this is a hint that we are again
(here, "lucky" those who are over 40!) living on
the scrap of History? The old familiar world, is
disappearing before our eyes. And obediently,
in an organized manner - together with their
architects. It is decaying, collapsing,
overgrown with graves and ghosts
of already irrelevant ideas.
Another one arrives. And, as then, in the 90s -
the same unknown, with new architects and
"signatories of historical treaties" that will
again lead Russia and its suburbs...
By the way, on the day of his death, Burbulis managed
to give an interview at a conference in Baku, where
he answered the question: is it possible to restore
the USSR?: "This is nonsense and utopia.
It cannot be restored."
And it sounded like a challenge.
Silly article or omen ---
what do YOU think?
What is coming to replace
by Vladimir Vinokurov,
(in 'The Star')
June 13th, 12:34pm
Russia’s military special operation has changed world
politics and world relations: the transformation of the
new order, the formation of a new reality, not yet so
visible, but already evident, due to the movement
of the “arrow” of those or other interests in world
politics, suggests the end of US “unipolarity” in
world politics. What replaces it?
The thesis of a unipolar and multipolar world
confrontation was first put forward in 2000
by former Prime Minister, Foreign Minister
& Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence
Service E.M. Primakov. Since then, the out
lines of the global crisis... have become
increasingly clear: endless sanctions,
which have resulted in energy
shortages, food and water
climate problems, etc.
due to the fault of the
West in his countries.
One of the triggers of this crisis in the West, is
Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
Indeed, Russia’s special military operation has
changed the world order, which is no longer
dominated by the West, some experts say.
Its new structure, in their opinion, has
already started to take shape.. and to
take concrete contours. The process
of shaping the new reality is not yet
that visible due to some or other
interests of the world politics
...but it implies fundamental
changes in the world order.
Some Western media outlets have already started
to acknowledge that a new commonality is taking
shape on the planet --- one that is in many ways
superior to the Western one. In particular, CNN
journalist F. Zakaria states this directly, and
he believes that the United States will lose
its status as the world hegemon... in the
Collapse of Pax Americana
In the light of the emerging situation, the West led by
the U.S. is convulsively trying to retain control, but it
is yielding to it with great difficulty. The unipolar
world of Pax Americana is bursting at the seams
and, according to many experts in our country
and abroad, attempts to save it from Russia by
closer consolidation against Russia are
nothing but ‘putting out the fire
Discussing the role of the US in the modern world, the
famous British philosopher and sociologist Z. Bauman
believes: “No one... can consider himself truly
irreplaceable. Even the most privileged status
can turn out to be temporary - and suddenly
change”. The prospect of living and acting
according to alien standards and patterns
that lead to a loss of national identity and
The US is used to setting the world’s rules of the
game and changing them depending on the
situation, seeing its mission as being at the
top of the governance pyramid. Therefore,
inequalities in income, consumption and
living standards are only increasing, and
this is fraught --- with fragile economies,
aggressive policies, regional instability
Here it is worth recalling the words of Henry Kissinger,
one of the outgoing “propaganda ministers of world
government”, about the vulnerability of an all-
powerful country, about the problems of a
new order in which America cannot
dominate the world:
“It must not compromise its own greatness by
harbouring illusions about the limits of its
capabilities. World leadership.. is an
essential part of America’s power,
and moral values... but it does not
include the privilege of pretending
to be in league with other nations,
or the unlimited ability to impose
its will on them by curtailing
However, there is an ongoing and heated debate in
expert circles on how long the transformation of
the world order will continue and what will
happen on the international stage before
the final establishment of the multipolar
world. Many observers are inclined to
believe that this tectonic change
could result in the world...
descending into chaos.
If not the USA, then impartiality?
With the United States now failing as the sole pole of
the world order, the world has entered a period of
uncertainty and increased risks, especially
exacerbated after the start of Russian
special operations in Ukraine.
In his book “Global Confusion: American Foreign Policy
and the Crisis of the Former Order”, R. Haas, former
adviser to Barack Obama & president of the Council
on Foreign Relations, introduced the notion of a
world without states or a non-polar world.
“A system of world government must be
established - and sovereignty abolished.
Nations must be prepared to surrender
sovereignty to world structures. This
is already happening in the trade
sphere,” he argues. And further:
“The moment of unipolarity” in U.S. politics is over.
International relations in the twenty-first century
will be determined by a situation of non-polarity.
Power will be diluted rather than concentrated,
and nation-states will become less important
as non-state actors strengthen. But this does
not threaten the United States in any way. In
the face of transition, Washington is still
able to hold the course to a more
In the twenty-first century, the dominant feature of
international relations will be non-polarity: It will
not be one, two or even a few states, but dozens
of actors that can have different effects on the
state of the world. The new situation is
fundamentally different from what it
was in the past and represents a
fundamental change in the
balance of power.
But the advent of the era of non-polarity raises
a number of important questions. How does it
differ from other forms of world order? How
and why did it emerge? What are the
possible consequences of its
functioning? And how should
Russia respond to the
In contrast to multipolarity, which implies several
distinct poles or centres of power, a non-polar
international system is characterized by
the presence of numerous centres
...with considerable power.
A multipolar world order may be based on cooperation,
even taking the form of a “concert of powers”, when
several major states work together to create the
rules of the game ...and develop measures to
influence those who violate them... (the vivid
example - the Vienna system of international
relations). A multipolar world may also be
more competitive and based on a balance
of power, or it may pose a risk of conflict
when that balance is disturbed.
An un-polar world today is not simply the result of the
rise of other states and organisations or the failures
and irrational moves of the United States. Impolarity
is an inevitable consequence of globalisation. It has
increased the volume, speed and importance of
cross-border flows – from drugs, email, green-
house gases, industrial goods and people to
television and radio signals, viruses (virtual
and real) and weaponry.
Globalisation perpetuates a non-polar disorder and
makes it increasingly pervasive, which will have
mostly negative consequences for most states,
including Russia. With so many actors wielding
considerable power & trying to exert influence,
it is more difficult to organise collective action
and make international organisations work.
Controlling dozens of actors is harder than
controlling a few. The failure to reach
agreement on the Trans-Pacific
Partnership at the time, is a
clear demonstration of
However, even though the advent of an era of non-
polarity is inevitable, the nature of this form is not
predetermined. To paraphrase the international
relations theorist H. Bull, we can conclude that
global politics anywhere in the world is a
mixture of anarchy and organization.
Moreover, anarchy is recognized as
a leading force in the development
of international relations.
“Anarchy” is interpreted as the absence of a world
government, a single supreme authority in the
interaction of states. The question is what
is the ratio of these components and
what is the trend.
Much can and should be done to form the structure of
a non-polar world. Order will not emerge on its own.
On the contrary, a non-polar world, if left to its own
devices, will become more chaotic over time.
Entropy teaches us that systems consisting
of a large number of actors will, in the
absence of external intervention,
tend towards more randomness
An impolar world order makes diplomacy difficult. It
is not just that there are more actors in a non-polar
world. It lacks the predictable fixed structures
and systems of relations that characterise uni-
polar, bipolar & multipolar forms. For example,
alliances will lose much of their significance
--- if only because they require.. predictable
threats, clear projections and commitments,
all of which are lacking in a non-polar world.
Relationships will become more selective and
situation-driven. It will become more difficult
to define other countries.. as either allies or
adversaries, cooperating with us on some
issues.. and opposing us on others.
Consultations and interest-based coalition building
will come to the fore, as will diplomacy, which
encourages engagement wherever possible
and protects it from the consequences of
It is particularly important not to make a mess
of international terrorism if we do not want
the era of impartiality to turn into an era of
modernmedievalism. There are many ways
to weaken existing terrorist organisations,
using intelligence, law enforcement, and
military capabilities. But none of this will
work unless recruitment and funding for
these organisations can be reduced.
Parents, religious leaders and political leaders must
show that terrorism is unacceptable, by showing
contempt for those who engage in terrorist
activities. More importantly -- governments
should find ways to integrate marginalised
young people into society, which cannot
happen in the absence of political and
The era of globalisation the world has experienced for
the past 40 years is beginning to be replaced by an
“age of disorder and chaos”, a Deutsche Bank study
said. According to the forecast of the report’s author
Jim Reid and his colleagues, the distinctive feature
of the new time is the strengthening of the Chinese
economy --- and its predominance over the U.S.
economy. Analysts suggest that confrontation
between the countries will occur mainly in the
economic sphere and at times will resemble
the relationship between Washington and
Moscow during the Cold War.
The report says that the “century of disorder” will be
characterised by rising inflation, economic inequality,
increased intergenerational competition and a new
technological revolution. German economists
predict that “disorder” will define the new
era for a decade or longer.
The concept of “controlled chaos”
In US geopolitics, the theory of “promiscuous
disorder” is closely tied in with the doctrine of
“controlled chaos”, which is a kind of tool for
world struggle without rules for geopolitical
power in the world. The goal is to organize
a country’s lack of subjectivity & establish
a world order --- in the interests of the
organizer (user) of “controlled chaos”.
As for the origins of the chaos theory, its original
underlying idea was as follows: any evolutionary
process is expressed by a succession of
alternating opposite states – order and
chaos, which are connected by phases
of transition to chaos (destruction of
structure) and exit from chaos (self-
The increased scientific interest in the problem of
chaos appeared under the influence of I. Prigozhin
and I. Stengers’ “Order out of Chaos. The New
Dialogue of Man with Nature”, published in
the West in 1979 (in revised form in 1984).
A key figure in the development of the geopolitical
doctrine of “controlled chaos” is S. Mann, who
began his career as an employee of the U.S.
Embassy in Jamaica, then worked in the
embassy in Moscow, in the Soviet Union
Affairs Division & the State Department
Operations Centre, and, from 1991 to
1992 was responsible for Russia and
Eastern European countries... in the
Office of the Secretary of Defense.
The basic idea of “controlled chaos” .......lies in the
creation of controlled chaos in national economies
and the social sphere. This paradoxical concept
suggests that the economic and social life of
the countries that are victims of this war is
transformed into chaos. & the aggressors
themselves, sitting at the controls of this
weapon, keep the chaos in the camp of
the enemy under control, for them, it is
deliberately created... a special order.
The objectives of “controlled chaos” are: the
reduction of the population not of interest to
the organizers of the new world order, the
weakening / destruction of nation-states
with their control transferred to trans-
national corporations, supranational
bodies, and organizations under the
control of the initiators of launching
the technology of controlled chaos,
followed by... blocking the
subjectivity of develop-
ment of the country.
To solve these problems, various methods are used to
create chaos in the country, including: promoting
liberal democracy; improving living standards in
the population, especially the elites; displacing
the national ideology and values; supporting
market reforms. The basis for organization
of controlled chaos is the restructuring of
the mass consciousness and worldview
through the rigorous influence of
modern means of manipulation
of the entire spiritual sphere
of man with the use of
information and socio-
During this restructuring, the destruction of
the culture of solidarity, national unity, the
destruction.. of the ability of large masses
of the population to resist, to self-organize
and develop. The main tools are the media,
TNCs, private foundations & organisations
and the intelligence services.
In fact, the doctrine of “controlled chaos” is a new
form of colonial policy, turning some countries
into a service appendage of “chosen” states
or communities. This assumes and then
implements the unequal, predatory
relations of exchanges of goods
and the appropriation of the
property of “colonies”.
As a result, the doctrine of “controlled chaos” results
in organization of “lack of personality” in the country
or region, which is targeted by the organizers of
No matter how long the non-polar world order and
‘controlled chaos’ continue... this period will be
difficult and dangerous. But promoting a higher
degree of global integration, will help to
achieve stability. Creating a central
grouping of governments, and other
actors committed to multilateralism
would be a significant step forward.
Let’s call it “concerted non-polarity”. This model
would not end non-polarity, but it would help
manage it and increase the chances that the
international system would not degrade
On the eve of global changes
Thus in the 21st century international relations
are undergoing a powerful transformation, that
is changing the nature, structure and essence
of the world order.
The structure of the international system has been
enriched by new actors that challenge the power
and influence of traditional states and inter-
governmental organisations. Consequently,
the essence of international relations has
undergone significant changes. States...
which sought to maximise their interests
on the basis of the principle of
sovereignty... now seek to
enter the world-economy
In a changing world the United States is losing its
military, political, economic and moral supremacy
and cannot pursue a unipolar world alone. It is
important for a once-powerful power, today, to
understand not just what it wants to achieve,
but rather what it can achieve, what an
increasingly fractured coalition led by
it could support, and what its rivals,
Russia and China, can come to
Russia faces an era of turbulence, a complex and
unstable time that differs significantly from the
realities of the past century. New criticality
factors are taking shape in the world.
Under these conditions, reliable anchors of stability
for our country have been and will remain the unity
of the multinational people, a powerful Armed
Forces and a successful national economy
that must match Russia’s status as a
To what extent we all living on this earth will be able
to solve the task of building a new world, and what
the price for the elimination of contradictions
associated in particular with the problem of
global disorder will be, it is difficult to say
now, but it is clear that the establishment
of a new model of international relations
will be very painful and costly.
At the same time... the experience so far accumulated,
to solve the most diverse & no less complex problems
than today... gives hope that eventually the desire to
create a favorable external environment for the
development of states, the growth of their
interdependence will outweigh all the
negative factors and lead to the
formation of a better model of
international relations, than
the previous ones.
Well... very interesting...
what do YOU think?
They see you coming!
(Unified peaceful Mass
by a blogger, June 5th.
In view of the carefully-suppressed “domestic
problems” affecting the US, and the rapidly-
emerging risk of loss of dollar primacy
(which WILL be catastrophic for the
US), it is at least “interesting” to
remember back to 2012... and
the “not so simply explained”
relatively sudden purchase
of BILLIONS of rounds of
ammunition by many US
Agencies, who are not
with the need for any
firepower... let alone
One of MANY examples –
Interesting, too that the majority of these orders were
for hollow-point ammunition – and the use of such
deformable ammunition --- has been banned in
warfare since the Hague Convention in 1899.
Guess which Country NEVER ratified this
Forward to 2015 –
Hollowpoint rounds are always antipersonnel rounds,
and were banned owing to the extreme amount of
injury, even lower kinetic energy rounds could
inflict, since they are designed to impart ALL
their kinetic energy into the target, rather
than passing through it.
One shouldn’t jump to conclusions, but one also gets
the feeling that “someone” saw all this coming, and
that “someone” already knows how the situation
will develop on the domestic front.
Again, I understand training. I really do. I understand
you can go through ammunition fast, but seriously,
does the Social Security Administration, or the
National Marine Fisheries Service need guns,
let alone ammunition? As of yet there is no
explanation from either agency as to
why the people working for them
need any of this.
[Rhondda Records adds: John Lennon was
shot using hollow point bullets - revealing
that his killer was not the ''deranged fan''
of media lore, but a real Manchurian
Candidate controlled by a handler
- to make sure John would stop
inspiring his generation - to
change the world for good.
Read the book 'Who Killed
John Lennon' ..and then
tell me the US ''elite''
Hollow point bullets for Social
security staff - what do YOU
What will the $ 40 billion
allocated by the US for
Ukraine actually do?
by Valentin Alfimov
May 28th, 4:43pm
Joe Biden signed a law that will send $ 40 billion in
military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. In Kiev,
they are already rubbing their hands.. before the
upcoming profit. But not everything is so simple.
Zelensky and his friends will see no more than 10%
of this amount, the rest is "not about your honour",
and no one is going to transfer this money either
today or tomorrow.
I carefully read the document signed by the President
of the United States together with Professor of the
Faculty of Law of the Higher School of Economics
Alexander Domrin. It turned out that the numbers
in it are very crafty.
A TEASPOON A YEAR
This is the seventh aid package that the United States
has allocated to Ukraine. The first was on February
25th. That is, the "urgent package" they allocated
literally the next day after the start of our special
operation. Support of this kind does not pass
through Congress so quickly. It is quite
obvious that they prepared this
After that, there were two packages in March and four
in April. But this is a different kind of help altogether.
Not like this.
"What's the difference?"
Everything that was before these 40 billion is designed
for immediate assistance. Urgent, one-time payments.
Call it what you want. Currently, the support is
designed for years. That is, the US' plan that
this conflict will last for a long time. The
law clearly states: that this assistance
is designed for several budget years.
So tomorrow a plane with containers will not arrive,
where stacks of 40 billion rubles with the signature
"Zelensky"will be packed?
"No, of course not. Approximately 5 billion of these 40
billion were allocated for the 22nd and 23rd budget
years, and another 9 billion is planned for the 2026
budget year. The full amount - $ 40 billion should
be spent before the 2031 budget year.
Do they expect that Ukraine will
not be denazified in 10 years?
"They don't calculate, they plan. They want it to be a
long-term conflict. And the law on the allocation of
aid to Ukraine speaks eloquently about this.
"I don't care. Even for 10 years,
this is a large amount.''
There is such a thing as crafty figures. Nothing like
that, no one allocates 40 billion to Ukraine. This
money goes to " Ukraine and other countries
affected by the conflict." This is a quote
from a law that has already
"THIS IS ME, AND THIS IS ME, THIS IS ME AGAIN"
What will these 40 billion rubles be used for?
The law is very amazing and it clearly describes
who this money is intended for. So:
$3.9 billion - "assistance to the
US armed forces in Europe."
We will immediately subtract this amount from the
same 40 billion. Of course, this money will not go
to any Ukraine, they will not even see it in Kiev.
$19 billion-goes under the article "military
assistance to Ukraine". What do they
$6 billion – training of the armed forces of Ukraine
(training of soldiers, purchase of equipment and
The instructors are American -- the weapons are
American (which they have in their warehouses),
and the logistics support is provided by the US
and NATO forces.
Washington will transfer this amount directly to
its factories, units and specialists. Zelensky
won't see them.
$9 billion - replenishment of US weapons reserves
In the previous paragraph, the Pentagon sold weapons
to Ukraine from its warehouses. It now needs to be
replenished. What they are going to do with
9 billion "allocated to Ukraine". In other
words, these 9 billion dollars simply
remain in Washington.
$4 billion is given to Ukraine
for independent purchases.
This is the first tranche that will fall into the hands of
the Ukrainian authorities. On them, Zelensky will be
able to buy anything from anyone. Well, his minions
can warm their hands here.
And the third article "general assistance to
the Government of Ukraine" - $16 billion.
Literal quotes from the law in the description of this
amount: "global humanitarian aid" & "international
programs to minimize the global consequences of
the conflict in Ukraine". Apparently, the US
assumes that there will be some global
consequences... of the conflict in
Ukraine, & allocate this money
for international programs to
getout of them. What is
meant, they don't
specify. But they
$5 billion for global food security
$2 billion - "long-term support for NATO allies"
and "modernization of the Ministry of Defense".
That is, the American Pentagon. As you
understand, this money will not go
beyond the United States.
$1 billion - to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
$364 million - research on the
military situation in Ukraine.
The American Institute will investigate by itself. So far,
the author of these studies has not been named, but
one thing is for sure - the "right" company is
selected for such contracts. We have
already seen what corruption
scandals Joe Biden's family
was involved in, so, there
is no doubt that they will
launch their hand here.
In addition, it is necessary to take into account
the fact -- that 12% of any contract with the US
government goes to administrative expenses.
$400 million - "documenting and collecting evidence
of war crimes and crimes against humanity
committed by the Government of the
Russian Federation in Ukraine".
That is, "new Buchi". It is with this money, that the
next provocations will be invented, produced, and
staged, which will then be called "war crimes"
and "crimes against humanity" --- allegedly
committed by the Russian government
The same "general assistance to the government"
of Ukraine includes funds for refugee support,
diplomatic support and expert advice, and
so on. Part of the amount is spread
across other US departments and
ministries. For example:
The State Department receives $110 million
to organize and strengthen the security of
embassies in Ukraine and neighboring
countries (to be transferred directly).
The Ministry of Finance... receives $52 million to
track & locate the assets of Russian oligarchs.
That is, the US Treasury Department will
search for Russian oligarchs in the US.
Please note that the word 'Ukraine'
is also missing here.
These are the details that make up the $ 40 billion
that supposedly goes to Ukraine. They largely
either stay in the US or go to its allies.
AT WHOSE EXPENSE IS THE BANQUET?
The question remains open, Domrin notes.
Definitely, Kiev will have to return - with interest - the
$6 billion for "training of the armed forces of Ukraine"
and $4 billion for "independent purchases". Biden is
always vague about the rest. He likes to talk about
Lend-Lease, but he never talks about its terms.
But believe me, the United States will never
leave itself at a loss.
Meanwhile, the reputable rating agency Moody's
downgraded Ukraine's long-term rating to Caa3,
which means " very low-quality, high-risk
liabilities." The agency noted that so
far, due to international support,
Ukraine is still afloat, but the
national debt is growing
very much from this.
Any comments? email us here
Putin is a man of reason and great courage:
an amazing sermon by a British bishop
British (Welsh!) Left-Leaning Bishop, Richard
Williamson, 82 (!), during a trip to Poland, on
May 15th, 2022, said very interesting things
about the Ukrainian conflict, Western
leaders, and the Russian President,
We invite you to watch his sermon in
Warsaw, by pressing the link below:
amazing sermon by a British (Welsh) bishop (VIDEO)
"Russia was forced to defend itself, and stupid Europe
follows the orders of the United States. Vladimir Putin
is a man of reason and great courage..."
v v v v v v Z v v v v v v
Vladimir Putin addressed the
plenary session of the 1st
Eurasian Economic Forum
May 26th, 2022
Also attending the meeting were... Prime Minister of
Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan
Sadyr Japarov, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman
Golovchenko, and Chairman of the Board of the
Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail
Myasnikovich. The forum moderator was
Alexander Shokhin, President of the
Russian Union of Industrialists and
Entrepreneurs, member of the
Presidium of the EAEU
The purpose of the Eurasian Economic Forum,
established by a decision of the Supreme
Eurasian Economic Council and timed to
coincide with a meeting of the SEEC, is
to further deepen economic cooperation
between the EAEU member states.
The EEF 2022 in Bishkek, themed Eurasian Economic
Integration in the Era of Global Shifts: New
Investment Opportunities, will focus on
promising areas for the strategic
development of integration.
The participants will discuss ways to deepen
industrial, energy, transport, financial, and
* * *
Address at the plenary session of
the 1st Eurasian Economic Forum.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: I am grateful for
this opportunity to address you, to speak on the
issues which you [Alexander Shokhin] have
raised and which, as you suggested, should
be addressed in greater detail.
First of all, I would like to thank President of
Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov and his team for
organising the event. I can see many people
in the audience, including businesspeople
and government officials. I am sure that
the media will take a keen interest in
This is what I would like to begin with when answering
your question. The development of Eurasian
integration has no connection whatsoever
to current developments or market
conditions. We established this
organisation many years ago.
In fact, we established it at
the initiative of the First
President of Kazakhstan
I remember very well the main conversation we had on
that issue, on that subject, when he said, “You must
choose what is more important to you: working
more actively and more closely with your direct
neighbours and natural partners, or prioritising,
for example, admission to the World Trade
Organisation.” It was in this connection
that we had to make decisions.
And although we were interested in joining the WTO
and in developing relations accordingly with our
Western partners, as you said and as I continue
to say, we nevertheless regarded as our main
priority the development of relations with our
direct and natural neighbours within the
common economic framework of the
Soviet Union. This is my first point.
The second. Already at that time, we started
developing ties - I will speak about this later
- within the framework of the Greater
Eurasian Partnership. Our motivation,
was not the political situation.... but
global economic trends, because the
centre of economic development is
gradually – we are aware of this,
and our businesspeople are
aware of this – is gradually
moving, continues to move
into the Asia-Pacific Region.
Of course, we understand the tremendous advantages
of high technology in advanced economies. This is
obvious. We are not going to shut ourselves off
from it. There are attempts to oust us from this
area a little but this is simply unrealistic in the
modern world. It is impossible. If we do not
separate ourselves by putting up a wall,
nobody will be able to isolate such a
country as Russia.
Speaking not only about Russia, but also about our
partners in the EAEU and the world in general, this
task is completely unfeasible. Moreover... those
who are trying to fulfil it... harm themselves the
most. No matter how sustainable, economies
of countries pursuing this shortsighted policy
are, the current state of the global economy
shows that our position is right and justified,
even in terms of macroeconomic indicators.
These advanced economies have not had such
inflation for the past 40 years; unemployment
is growing, logistics chains are breaking and
global crises are growing in such sensitive
areas as food. This is no joke. It is a
serious factor affecting the entire
system of economic and
Meanwhile, these sanctions and bans are aimed at
constraining and weakening the countries that are
pursuing an independent policy, and they are not
limited to Russia or even China. I do not doubt for
a second that there are many countries that want
to and will pursue an independent policy and their
number is growing. No world policeman will be
able to stop this global process. There will not
be enough power for this and the desire to do
so will evaporate due to a host of domestic
problems in those countries. I hope they
will eventually realise that this policy
has no prospects whatsoever.
Violating rules and norms in international finances and
trade is counterproductive. In simple words, it will
only lead to problems for those who are doing it.
Theft of foreign assets has never done any good
to anyone, primarily those who are engaged in
these unseemly deeds. As it's transpired now,
neglect for the political & security interests
of other countries, leads to chaos and
economic upheavals with global
Western countries are sure that any persona non grata
who has their own point of view and is ready to
defend it can be deleted from the world
economy, politics, culture and sports.
In fact, this is nonsense, and, as I
said, it is impossible to make
We can see it. Mr Shokhin, as a representative of our
business, you certainly face problems, especially
in the field of supply chains and transport, but
nevertheless, everything can be adjusted,
everything can be built in a new way. Not
without losses at a certain stage, but it
leads to the fact that we really become
stronger in some ways. In any case, we
are definitely acquiring new skills and
are starting to focus our economic,
financial, and administrative
resources on breakthrough
True, not all the import substitution goals were
achieved in previous years. But it is impossible
to achieve everything: life is faster than
administrative decisions, it develops
faster. But there is no problem. We
have done everything necessary
in key areas that ensure
Let us move on. After all, import substitution is not
a pill for every ill, and we are not going to deal
exclusively with import substitution. We are
just going to develop. But we will continue
to arrange import substitution in those
areas where we are forced to do so.
Yes, maybe with some mixed results,
but definitely we will only become
stronger thanks to this, especially
in the field of high technologies.
Look, after the CoCom lists – I have already spoken
about this many times – after what you said about
our work, for instance, within the same former G8
and so on, restrictions still remained. In the most
sensitive areas, everything was still closed. In
fact, fundamentally – I want to emphasise this
– nothing has changed fundamentally.
These issues related to large-block assemblies and so
on, it took so much effort to increase localisation
within the country, in our economy, in the real
sectors of the economy, in industry. And
even then we did not agree on key
issues, in many respects.
Actually, import substitution was necessary
to create not just assembly shops, but also
engineering centres and research centres.
This is inevitable for any country that
wants to increase its economic,
financial and ultimately political
sovereignty. It is inevitable.
This is why we have been doing it, and not because
the current state of affairs demands it from us, but
simply because life itself demanded this, and we
And, of course, we will work actively within the
framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and
within the CIS in general, we will work with the
regions of Asia, Latin America and Africa. But I
assure you, and you can see it yourselves,
many of our companies from Europe, our
partners from Europe, have announced
that they are leaving. You know, some-
times when we look at those who are
leaving, we ask ourselves: isn’t it a
good thing that they have left? We
will take up their niches: our
business and our production
– they have matured, and
they will safely take root
on the ground... that our
partners have prepared.
Nothing will change.
And those who want to bring in some luxury goods,
they will be able to do so. Well, it will be a little
more expensive for them, but these are people
who are already driving Mercedes S 600, and
will continue to do so. I assure you, they will
bring them from anywhere, from any country.
That is not what is important for us. What is
important for the country, for its development
– I have already said this and I will repeat it –
are the engineering centres and research
centres that are the basis of our own
development. This is what we must
think about and what we must work
on both within the EAEU and in a
broad sense with our partners –
those who want to cooperate
We have a very good base that we inherited from the
old days, we only need to support it and to invest
resources there. As for those areas, in which we
did not invest appropriate resources before,
including, say, administrative resources,
relying on the fact that everything can
be bought by selling oil and gas, life
itself has now forced us to
And thank God that this has happened. I do not see
any problem here with the fact that we have not
completed something in the field of import
substitution. We will not do it just because
the current economic situation forces us
to do so, but only because it is in the
interests of our country.
The Eurasian Economic Union has developed a
roadmap for industrialisation, with over 180
projects --- with a total investment of over
$300 billion. A programme for agricultural
development has been prepared,
including more than 170 projects
worth $16 billion.
Russia has something to offer here, and
businesspeople are well aware of this.
We have grown to be highly competitive
at the global level, in the global markets.
Russia remains – if we speak about
agriculture – the largest exporter of
wheat, number one in the world.
Until recently, we were buying it
– now we are selling it, number
one in the world. True, countries
such as the United States or
China produce even more ---
but they also consume more.
But Russia has become no.1
in international trade.
Our high-tech industries are growing successfully, too.
And we would like to continue growing together with
our EAEU partners. We can and should restore our
I have discussed this with my colleagues, with the
President of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister of
Armenia – not because some of Russia’s IT
workers have moved to Armenia, not at all.
They are free to relocate and work anywhere,
and God bless them. But again, it is a certain
challenge for us: it means we must create
We have opportunities to work with the Republic of
Belarus in a number of areas of cooperation... and
we will definitely do this, because the Republic of
Belarus has retained certain expertise that's very
important for us, including in microelectronics.
President Lukashenko and I just met in Sochi
and talked about it, and even agreed to set
aside funding for those projects in Belarus.
The products that these enterprises, these
industries will make, will enjoy demand in
Russia. This is a very interesting and
The EAEU countries have laid the foundation for
a common digital landscape, including a unified
products traceability system. Various platform
solutions are being developed, for example,
the Work without Borders search system.
The project is very important for all our
countries. Despite all the crises and
challenges caused by the current
political situation, labour migrants
continue to send almost as much
money home from Russia as
before. Moreover, some
countries are receiving
even more money now,
as my colleagues from
the CIS, have told me.
The practice of payments in national currencies is
expanding, which is very important. Notably, their
share in the mutual trade of the Union’s countries
has already reached 75 percent. We will continue
to work on interlinking our national payment
systems and bank cards.
We believe it is important to expedite the dialogue
on internal international financial and payment
mechanisms, such as transitioning from SWIFT
to direct correspondent contacts between the
banks of the friendly countries, including
through the Russian Central Bank’s
financial messaging system. We
also propose strengthening the
cooperation with key lending
and financial centres in the
New topics related to Eurasian integration include
developing cooperation in green technology,
environmental protection and energy saving.
We expect to receive support and proactive
suggestions from the business community.
In the current international conditions when,
unfortunately, traditional trade and economic
links and supply chains are being disrupted,
Russia’s initiative to form a Greater Eurasian
Partnership– an initiative we have been
discussing for many years – is gaining a
We are thankful to the leaders of the EAEU countries
for supporting this proposal from the very beginning.
BRICS members such as China and India as well as
several other countries also supported creating a
Greater Eurasian Partnership. The Shanghai
Cooperation Organisation, ASEAN and other
organisations have shown interest in
Here, I would like to mention several specific ideas
pertaining to the comprehensive development of
the Greater Eurasian Partnership.
First, it is reasonable to develop shared institutions for
specific growth points, including creating a Eurasian
export centre and trade houses, expediting the
establishment of a Eurasian reinsurance
company, examining the issue of
developing special trans-border
economic zones, probably even
with supranational authority.
The second point. It is important to step up the EAEU’s
cooperation with foreign partners and inform them
about the benefits & advantages of working with
the EAEU.. and of our key projects and plans. My
colleagues know that interest in our association
is growing. In this context... the EAEU Business
Council could play a significant role. It's already
successfully developing ties beyond our union.
Its business dialogue system may become an
example for a potential business cooperation
platform in Greater Eurasia.
That said, as I have already noted, it would be
desirable to support the freedom of business
initiative, the creative activity of business, of
our investors. I suggest creating additional,
better incentives for this purpose and
investing more in Eurasian projects.
Naturally, companies representing
national businesses of the EAEU
countries must receive
My third point. It is time to draft a comprehensive
strategy for developing large-scale Eurasian
partnership. It must reflect the key inter-
national challenges facing us, determine
future goals and contain instruments and
mechanisms for achieving them. We must
consider further steps in developing our
system of trade and investment agree-
ments, in part, with the participation
of the SCO, ASEAN and BRICS
In fact, we may draft new agreements that will
develop and supplement WTO rules. In this
context, it is important... to pay attention
not only to tariffs but also to the removal
of non-tariff barriers. This may produce
considerable results without subjecting
our national economies to risks.
In conclusion, I would like to say the following. It
would be no exaggeration to say that Greater
Eurasia is a big civilisational project. The main
idea is to create a common space for equitable
cooperation for regional organisations. The
Greater Eurasian Partnership is designed
to change the political and economic
architecture and guarantee stability
& prosperity on the entire continent
– naturally, taking account of the
diverse development models,
cultures and traditions of all
nations. I am confident, and
this is obvious anyway, that
this centre would attract a
I would like to wish success and productive
cooperation to all participants of the
Eurasian Economic Forum.
Thank you for your attention.
What do YOU think...?
Is Putin really... a knuckle-headed egotist
- as the West's media tries to paint him?
Ukraine’s Nazi Connection,
And The British National
by Brett Redmayne-Titley
May 22nd (SouthFront)
The UK government is funding a Nazi regime
in Ukraine... rather than prioritizing its
domestic national interests.
Britain’s parliamentary warlords have to date gladly
provided £2.1 Billion --- to fund the Ukrainian war
effort --- rather than budgeting to fix the UK’s
gutted NHS, declining educational system,
historic poverty - or ever-increasing home-
less population. With the deplorable state
of the UK in mind, why does the British
public continue to ignore this national
decline, in favour of Ukraine’s factual
allegiance to neo-Nazism?
Answer: the lies of the British media.
It is high time to factually challenge the UK media
cover-up of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi connection, by
exposing the inconvenient truths regarding
its allegiance to Nazi-inspired Ukrainian
leader Stepon Bandera, the Ukrainian
Right Sector, and the Azov Battalion
whose swastikas are steeped in the
blood from the slaughter of 14,000
The origin of the war in Ukraine and its propagation of
neo-Nazism can be traced back to the 2014 Ukrainian
“Orange Revolution” that saw the US help overthrow
a legitimately elected president Viktor Yanukovych,
and create the terror of Maidan Square.
Months before, Assistant US Secretary of State
Victoria Nuland, had publicly stated that the
US had spent US$5 Billion, to support US-
style democracy in Ukraine. When that
“democracy” spiralled into predictable
national violence, much to the dismay
of European leaders, Nuland famously
stated, “F***k the EU.” A three-word
synopsis for US democratic
diplomacy, then and now.
Regionally and culturally Ukraine is divided East to
West, on either side of the Dnieper River with the
capital, Kyiv at the north end. Eastern Ukraine,
is primarily culturally Russian and has been for
centuries. The 1939 Molotov/ Ribbentrop Pact
divided Ukraine along new borders and today
west Ukraine... is far more aligned culturally
and politically with western Europe and the
US. For these reasons, western Ukraine has
great animosity towards the East, hence the
2014 election.... was very close and violent.
Yanukovych was from the Donbas of far eastern
Ukraine and until the 2014 election, the people
of the city regions of Luhansk (LPR), Donetsk
(DPR), and the Donbas had little to fear from
the Ukrainian government.
These regions are the important industrial,
manufacturing and mining centres of
Ukraine while the western half is far
more agrarian. Regardless, east and
west lived in relative harmony
post-1939... until 2014.
On February 20th that year pro-democracy snipers
murdered - in cold blood - forty-nine innocent
Ukrainians and four policemen in one night,
during US-backed post-election protests
against Yanukovych, at Maidan Square.
The murders -- falsely blamed on Russia -- had the
intended effect of sending Ukraine into a tailspin
of East vs. West anti-Russian ultra-violence.
Yanukovych abandoned the presidency and went
to Russia and the parliament installed Arseniy
Yatsenyuk as temporary president, until
new elections brought to power Petro
Poroshenko, who was aligned with
US interests and did nothing to
restrict the growing influence
of the neo-Nazi Right Sector,
or Azov Battalion.
Thus began the Ukraine war.
Before 2014 the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) had
been rife with anti-Russian/ Jewish sentiment for
decades, but was held in check by Yanukovych,
and other Russian aligned leaders. During WW2
Ukrainian Nazi collaborator, Stepon Bandera,
achieved almost hero status in western
Ukraine, for his genocide of Ukrainian
Russians and Jews and statues were
erected in his honour after he was
assassinated in 1959.
Bandera was unabashedly a neo-Nazi and created
his legion of the like-minded. However, his death
only galvanized his underground supporters,
many of whom remained within, not only
the Ukrainian Army, but the political
This is evidenced by a Ukrainian politician, Andriy