Thisremovalof statues commemorating historydoes not bode wellfor the future of America.Remember when Maidanus Ukrophithecus began toppling the statues of Lenin, one of the fathers of the Ukrainian state?Ukraine began to crumble. After all, European colonialism is what formed the countries of the Americas.
The city council in Sitka, Alaska has decided to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov, the explorer and first governor of Russian Alaska. The resolution lists a number of serious accusations against the man.
Baranov worked for the Russian American Company, which was the vehicle for the Russian government’s effort to expand into the Americas. For almost three decades he was the de facto governor of Russian colonies on the continent. Sitka – called Novoarkhangelsk by its Russian founders – served as his capital.
On Tuesday, Sitka’s city council decided it no longer wanted a statue of Baranov to greet visitors to the city. The bronze sitting effigy was given to the city in 1989 to commemorate the man’s impact on its history and the rapid commercial development it experienced under his governance. The council took a different view of Baranov’s role, however.
The following is why Russophobia is dangerous. If you eek out a response from them, you get a glimpse of what Russophobes actually believe. A hodgepodge of anti-Russian myths…
The myth of Ukrainian genocide, DONE BY THE RUSSIANS, seems to have taken root among the Russophobic creeps. It does not strike them that Stalin and Lazar Kaganivich were not Russians. And here is why the Russians should never and will never apologise or atone for USSR and socialism.
I was interested in verifying an old claim made by Oles’ Buzyna…
In an essay, “Bandera, the Suffocator of Cats”, the late journalist, Oles’ Buzyna made the claim that the young Stepan Bandera liked suffocating cats. He quoted a biographical book by Halyna Hordasevych, Stepan Bandera, the Person and The Myth, where it said this:
If the incident with cats really took place, it was not out of an inborn tendency toward sadism, but out of a boyish and perhaps not so smart wish to test oneself, would he be able to kill another being? Since on the path of revolution, that Stepan Bandera has chosen, he would have to kill ennemies.
This, it needs to be noted, is a favourable biography from a fangirl. And while I trust Oles’ Buzyna’s integrity, I had to verify this information anyway.
So I requested a friend in Kiev to get me this book. He said the bookseller was very happy because apparently few were after this kind of literature. Neither was I going to read it, I was only looking for that particular quote: