Plenty of contemporary Russian writers are pro-Western liberals and Ukraine solidarists. The Calvert Journal called Boris Akunin, a “dissident detective novelist”, who turned “into master historian.”
Well, Akunin’s historical “masterpiece”, “The History of the Russian State; The Time of the Horde, Part Of Asia” was banned in Ukraine, and it is forbidden to import this book into the country. The author called the action: “obscurantism”.
Akunin is basically a cuck, who suddenly does not care about Ukraine. But in 2014 he was ready to criticise Crimeans, and said they will regret their choice, and he also praised Ukraine for bravely “asserting her statehood.” Isn’t he interested in what made the Ukrainians angry about his book? I certainly am, and it was because they deemed Akunin’s work as “insinuating imperialist ideological doctrines which aim to create ideological framework for the return of Ukraine, and other independent countries, into the sphere of influence of the empire.”
I am once again reminded that most of the Russian creative class are spineless worms, who need to be ignored. I still don’t get why Akunin sells.