Bulba dictator, Alexander Lukashenko pretty much realised that he owes the EU shit in terms of border protection, and whom he lets into the country, and stopped arresting migrants from the Middle East aiming for Europe. There is hysteria among the pro-Western commentariat of Eastern Europe.
On the one hand, of course, we might sympathize with illegal migrants, those ill-fated people whom the Minsk regime is now so cynically exploiting. Moreover, according to an investigation by Lithuania’s national broadcaster LRT, Lukashenko is also profiting off of the trafficking scheme. Those people save up money to leave their troubled life behind and move to tranquil Europe, which their traffickers assure them will be a safe trip. Instead, they find themselves in a temporary detention camp, facing prospects of being deported. A truly hopeless situation…
Lithuanians, on the other hand, also must be heard out. Working hard for the past years to overcome the consequences of Soviet occupation, they are trying to adjust their lives to European standards. And then, out of the blue, their usual way of life which they’ve so eagerly sought to achieve gets turned head over heels. And all due to the Belarusian dictator’s revenge, his cynical attack through deploying migrant “pawns.”
Deported where? To Belarus? To Afghanistan?
Note that the Lithuanians are now in a precarious situation that does not have an easy solution. But honestly, all North African countries and Turkey are doing the same and nobody calls these migrants “Erdogan’s pawns”, or “Mohammed VI’s revenge”. Isn’t that kind of hypocritical?
Lithuania should show the Western countries how its done! By the way, Mohammed VI is a cool guy…
One of my hobbies is astrology, and one of the astrological theories revolves around the correlation of the transit of Saturn with life events in the development of people. A rather secular understanding of this would attribute these events to hormonal changes but that does not explain events around you. Each one of us has a Saturn at a certain position when we are born but the planet does not stand still. In 15 years, it will stand in opposition to your Saturn, and what do experience? A youthful rebellion!
Many of millennials experienced a crisis come late twenties. This is when Saturn returns to the position in the Zodiac it was at at the time of your birth. Some will say that they haven’t had any crisis. Well, some people are well posited, they have rich parents, or they have made the right choices during the opposition and the waning square. But Saturn presents a challenge for the young people to adapt to adult life, you have to overcome your youthful fire, and you have to do good in uni, or in your job. You have to get those grades, make a good impression as an intern etc.
Mr. Protasevych is a textbook example of this theory, it is the Saturn return for him as he is now in his mid-late 20s, but to understand the road that led him here, one must look at the choices he made at the time of his Saturn opposition in his youth.
I personally think Russia and Belarus should stop all energy imports into Ukraine. Electricity powers anti-Russian propaganda, and oil products fuel the Ukrainian war machine in the Donbas. Sternenko agrees with me.
I don’t have the old sovok in mind. I mean a Union of Slavic States of the Rus…
The Eastern Slavs deserve an Empire with outposts in the Carpathians. This ideology presupposes the rejection of any propositions that do not lead to the unity of Eastern Slavs. Disunity and regional separatism is nothing but a method of the Collective West to weaken Russia and exploit its territory.
Anything that opposes the unity of Russia is actually a tool of the West to be used against Russia. The Ukrainian nationalism is a decrepit ideology of Petlyura, Bandera, Shukhevych, pogroms, Babiy Yar, Khatyn’, The Odessan House of the Trade Unions. It is an evolutionary dead end. The Ukrainian nationalists haven’t won any of their territories and must give them back to the Russian people. Ukrnazis can relocate to Canada for all I care.
The Russian Federation and its ally Belarus must work out a way to neutralise and topple the regime in Kiev and install somebody that would realign the country East. An ideology of unification needs to be worked out.
New Ukraine will have:
Russian made official on the entire territory.
Trade Union with the Russian Federation and Belarus.
Ukrnazis and any forms of Hitler onanism will be banned and Ukrnazis will be expelled to the West.
That includes a total ban on radical Ukrainian nationalism, that means Bandea, Shukhevych, Petlyura were all ghouls.
Russophobia will be punished with prison.
I believe that the above is achievable in our lifetime. Russia, Belarus, DNR and LNR should work in concert to neutralize Banderstan. Banderstan is now almost surrounded, and I am not certain why Moscow, Minsk, Donetsk and Lugansk let it live?
I have found a video on Politnavigator, that terrible Russian disinformation platform, which however happens to be more informative than your mainstream media. It features Lithuanian parliamentarian, Emanuelis Zingeris speaking to a Belorussian opposition figure. I translate what he says.
I would like to tell my Belarusian friend that there isn’t any relent in Warsaw or Vilnius. You know how much we are paying for this. Belarus, Lukashenko, the former president has given an order to remove all the transports, starting with Potassium, through Klajpeda. This is the closest port for Belarus, one third of all transports through Klajpeda are Belarusian transports, we have rejected those things too… And we are simply on the side of the Belarusian people and it costs us, we understand this, and I am glad our government has given a clear statement on this matter. We are on the side of reforms in Belarus, we support Mrs. Tikhanovskaya and we hope that the Belarusian people learn from the experience of Ukraine and adopts Ukrainian structural changes. How Ukrainian became todays Ukraine…
There are politicians, who are so deluded as to give Ukraine as an example. Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe; it has a civil war on its territory; the Russian language, which Zingeris uses to communicate to his Belarusian friend is not official there; millions of people are forced to emigrate in search of jobs and security (Lithuania experiences similar trends); opposition parties are being under legal harassment; TV channels are being closed; neonazis celebrate SS in Kiev…
Belarusians can be glad Bat’ka did not allow Belarus to become Ukraine.
Apparently, the current name reminds one of Russia too much. Weren’t we told that the word Rus has as much relationship to Russia as Romania does to Rome?
The word Rus is an antiquated word for Russia. The current name Russia is a hellenism which has been adopted by European languages, including Russian somewhere in the Middle Ages. In the Early Middle Ages however, the Arabs referred to the Varangians that sailed the rivers of Russia as Rhos, clearly adopting the nomenclature of the people they wrote about.
The division of Rus, into what we now know as Russia, Ukraine and Belarus has its origins in a centuries long occupation of the lands of Rus by Lithuania and Poland, which has created a creole culture that formed the basis for the national movements of the Belarusians and Ukrainians. And while the Ukrainians have found a way to do away with their previous ethnonym, which was Little Russians, the Belarusians did not. Nevertheless, I still not know whether changing the ethnonym was a win for the Ukrainians.
Gabrielius Landsbergis, the foreign minister of Lithuania thinks the name of Belarus needs a little tweak. He said so the other day in a meeting with the Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Translated from Shariy.net:
The name that we use for our neighboring country should not evoke the notion that Belarus is a part of Russia, which developed during the years of occupation. Belarus means White Rus not Russia, and this should be reflected in the name we use. If the Belarusians express the wish, we will change the name we employ, just like we changed the name of Georgia to Sakartvelo.
Perhaps the EU should start calling Georgia: “Sakartvelo”. But perhaps this works for Baltic languages. The Czechs would finds this funny.