Vienna Restores a Soviet Monument

A tale of two cities and two different approaches to WWII memorials…

In Vienna, on the Schwarzenberg Plaz, restoration works on the gold plating on the Memorial to soviet soldiers. The healing of the memorial, the restorers are wearing white coats like medics. The restoration works should be completed in the beginning of May, right for the Celebration of the Great Victory.

How Many Rubles for the Heads of Novotný and Kolář?

Ondřej Kolář is the mayor of Prague 6, who recently removed the statue to the Soviet liberator of Prague, Ivan Konev. Pavel Novotný is the mayor of Řeporyje, a village that forms the outskirts of Pragua. He brings plenty of traffic to this blog, and recently came up with the initiative to commemorate the soldiers of the Russian Liberation Army. A Nazi collaborator group formed of Russians, who at the very end of the War turned on their Nazi masters and helped the revolt of Czech patriots against the German occupiers...

The Czech Republic is a funny place. Following the removal of Konev’s statue, Russia reacted with enacting a law that would prosecute people, who desecrate the monuments to Red Army in Eastern Europe. But the reaction of the Czechs has been rather hysterical. Not so long ago, a piece of news began circulation that the Czech secret service, the BIS, has information that a man has arrived in Prague, who can be a potential danger to Ondřej Kolář, Pavel Novotný, and the principal mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib. All, as I know, were placed under police protection. Recently, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs said he knows of Russian actions and that should anything happen to Kolář or Novotný, they will know who did it.

I personally think, the BIS has links to Kolář and this is a conspiracy to create a moral panic with the aim of damaging Czech-Russian relations, and the current government in the Czech Republic as all the mayors represent the opposition. The opposition in the Czech Republic is normally represented in urban areas, whereas the government and the president represent the countryside.

Some people seized on the opportunity to have a bit of laugh at the expense of the eccentric mayors of Prague. Some Zdeněk Pernica from an obscure regional right-wing party asked on Facebook how much is the reward, and added that he lost money due to Corona and needs to cover the losses. He did not mention anyone in text but included a doctored picture with himself holding a rifle and the three mayors seated.

Novotný and representatives of the Czech liberal wing went into hysteria and tried to get the police involved.

Police CZ, thank you, here is a man worthy of investigation from Brno…

The journalists were also active…

This is an explicit threat of death made by Zdeněk Pernica, this should be of interest to the police. The police president was also tagged.

I really hope the police still has some sense of humour left unlike the liberal turds that went ratting on the man. The issue was widely reported in mainstream media, which tried to create a moral panic.

“Do you know the size of the reward in rubles?” -wrote on a social network, the head of the movement, Slušní lidé (polite people) and included a picture of Prague politicians, who are facing threats because of the removal of the Konev statue. All three are under poĺice protection.

Lybov Sobol’s Husband and Brother are Ukrnazi and Maidan Supporters

Almost everyday I find yet another Ukraine link in the non-system opposition in Russia. This time at the very heart of the action. See my other recent posts, about Ruslan Shavetdinnov, Ilya Novikov, Kirill Naumov, and Vladimir Shipitsyn

Apart from Ruslan Shavetdinnov, whose case has been widely reported by the likes of the Washington funded RFE/RL, the rest of the individuals I have covered are low level activists really. This time, I discovered the brother and husband of Lyubov Sobol, the Moscow resident activist, and close Navalny comrade.

The information is now relatively dated, it actually comes from 2016 but it has resurfaced recently, and it is worth reposing here because it adds to the series I was running.

It turns out, the brother of Lyubov Sobol, Grigory Musatov took active part in the Euromaidan.

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The grinning twerp on the right is Grigory Musatov…

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A rare sight, the Hrushevsky street is without Molotow cocktails. What a mess!

Her husband, Sergey Mokhov is not far off:

Here Mokhov shows support for the neonazi Azov Battalion…