A friend of mine visited Kiev and discovered an example of a cargo cult. The latter is when aboriginals in peripheral countries build totems and displays to attract the help of a more advanced civilisation. I am living in a NATO country, and I have not seen any such displays…
Note the underground walkway. The tiles look like they haven’t seen a repair since comrade Brezhnev, and I bet it stinks like piss in there. That does not prevent the local government from commemorating the 70 years of NATO.
A number of talking heads have expressed this opinion recently. Shekhovtsov mentions Emmanuel Macron, and Edward Lucas in this Swedish article…
Below is an electronic translation of the subheading:
As the increasingly authoritarian Moscow blindly strikes and strikes for a place in the emerging multipolar world, the country seems to be on the verge of being transformed into a pacifier for Beijing .Only a madman thinks it would be good for Europe with a huge, nuclear-armed proxy superpower acting in the interests of China and the Chinese industry. It is therefore important that European leaders, instead of pushing Russia into the arms of Beijing, consider how they can integrate Russia into a major Europe. But the current corrupt and aggressive leadership in Moscow is pointless to speak with. Therefore, the hope lies in cultivating a European identity – especially with the Russian youth. Europe should regard today’s Russia as a misguided lamb that will eventually return to its European flock, under the conditions of the Western countries, says Shekhovtsov.
In translation, Europe (whatever is meant by that, probably the EU) should continue treating Russia like shit, while we continue to poison the minds of the Russian youth.
I don’t think the Westerners don’t fully realise what they are up against, and Eastern sycophants like Shekhovtsov are too cowardly to treat this matter rationally.
Several months after the mayor of Prague 6 decided to remove the statue of Marshall Konev, who led the liberation of Czechoslovakia from the Nazis, the “village with beer” has another controversy…
The mayor of Řeporyje, Pavel Novotný, announced that he will install a memorial to the soldiers of the Russian Liberation Army (ROA) of general Andrey Vlasov, as a show of gratitude for helping the Prague uprising against German retaliation.
It is based on true events, the Vlasovites indeed helped the rising Czechs but quit prematurely as the Red Army approached and moved towards the West into the zone under American control. The Americans then extradited them back to the Soviets.
Whatever your opinion of the Bolshevik regime, Vlasov was a Nazi collaborationist, who joined hands with Hitler against his own country. Hitler’s plan was not to liberate Russia but to conquer it, and the Bolsheviks were the only true power that represented Russia at the time.
Naturally, such a bold move by the mayor was not taken easily in Russia.
If the Western idiots want to claim that there isn’t a bias against Russia, they are doing a very bad job. Removing Konev in Summer and installing Vlasov in Autumn is almost like fuel for Putler’s sovok TV channels “Look how unfriendly those former Eastern bloc countries are towards us. They have even resorted to whitewashing Nazi collaborationists.”
Mayor Novotný is an exhibitionist, he loves publicity. And he completely lacks tact. It shows that the forces he represents want no good relations with Russia. The carelessness is astounding. And it is all due to Russophobia. What’s next, installing a monument to Bandera because he fought against the USSR for the freedom of Ukraine, to placate the Ukrainian minority?
You know why the latter will never happen? Because the Poles, the Slovaks, the Volhynian Czechs would be triggered, and Novotný actually cares. Shitting on Russia is a fair game. Unfortunately, Russia is toothless…