So the other day my mother sent me this article on RIA Novosti, their real estate section, about a village for American conservatives to be built outside Moscow…
For some times I keep hearing stories about Russian Germans making the move back to Russia to escape the wokeness, diversity, and decline but these guys are Russian speaking and often mixed with Russians and Ukrainians, and are of Russian culture…
UPD: while writing this, I found an article on Moskovskyi Komsomolets about German repatriating to Russia. (in Russian)
I personally always thought Russia could open its arms to other people that want to escape the decline. The image of Russia as underdeveloped should not hinder people because Russia has land and resources to grow.
The story about the village appeared in English on RT but accessing RT from the EU is near impossible, many providers suppress the links. But I found the same information at Newsweek.
RIA Novosti quoted Timur Beslangurov—a partner of VISTA Immigration law firm who assists foreign investors in obtaining residency and citizenship in Russia—as saying “about 200 families want to emigrate [to Russia] for ideological reasons.”
In total, Beslangurov said, tens of thousands of people with no ties to Russia want to move to the country.
The lawyer spoke about the planned project for conservative ex-pats at a legal forum in St. Petersburg, according to RIA Novosti, saying the regional government in Russia had approved plans for the village.
Beslangurov reportedly said traditional Catholics are among the 200 families from the United States and Canada that are looking to move to the Russian village because they “very strongly believe in the prophecy that Russia will remain the only Christian country in the world.”
Interesting prophecy, might investigate it. I have always been into religious phenomena, not that I believe in any of it.
No Russian officials have announced plans for the village, but Beslangurov said the Moscow region administration has signed off on the project. He also said the community will be financed by the relocating families.
As for why Westerners are seeking to relocate to Russia, Beslangurov cited the spread of progressive values.
“The reason is the propaganda of radical values: Today they have 70 genders, it is not known what will happen next. Many normal people emigrate, including considering Russia, but they face huge bureaucratic problems of Russian migration legislation,” he said.
George Ajjan, international political strategist, told Newsweek that if the report of the village is to be believed, Russia would likely not have too much trouble filling the village with conservatives.
PS: The article on Newsweek begins with a meaningless rant about Donald Trump, the quotes above are from the rest of their article. That’s a pretty crude propaganda technique. But still I am glad Newsweek published this, I wonder if any mainstream Czech media would dare write about it? If you find any mention in Czech media, post it in the comments.