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Yury Grabovsky (right) at trial, Alexander Alexandrov behind him
(I could, but I deliberately won’t publish a photo of the murderer Nadezhda Savchenko. Don’t want to sally my blog with such filth.)
Below is a video of the young wives of the Russian officers Erofeev and Alexandrov saying how hard it was for them to live through their husbands’ capture and sadistic trial, in which they were denied any semblance of normal defense and were constantly intimidated. But, the women say, they always knew their loved ones wouldn’t be abandoned by the country. As we see from the Grabovsky story, there was a very legitimate reason to fear for the men’s lives, should they remain in Ukraine.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the mother and sister of the two slain Russian journalists, who are dead because of Savchenko, asked to release her for humanitarian reasons in order to exchange her for Erofeev and Alexandrov. Peskov said that the request from the two women came in March 2016.
Here is Peskov’s announcement (Russian).
Video of Vladimir Putin meeting with two women, relatives of slain Russian journalists (Marianna Voloshina and Ekaterina Kornelyuk). Putin thanks them for their humanitarian position and hopes that this gesture of good will will help peace in Donbass.
Путин встреча с Марианной Волошиной и Екатериной Корнелюк 25 мая 2016 года.
How Russians feel about Savchenko and her pardon
There are many voices saying Russia should have made Savchenko serve the entire term and that pardoning her and sending her back is like announcing an open season for kidnapping or killing Russians in Ukraine and DNR/LNR. Such people think that this would only encourage more crimes by ukro-nazis. There is some logic to that. Others say Savchenko should have been exchanged for as many people as possible, perhaps, for all political prisoners Kiev has in prisons, and then some.
Presently, there are many unhappy people, who do not accept that Savchenko was let go that easily; people are indignant at how she behaved in court and the fact that she made an open mockery of the court, her sentence and crime.
This mockery was parroted and multiplied in Ukraine, EU and Anglo-American countries. Russians are absolutely outraged at how the West behaves in this matter, as well as others (which we will discuss in the following articles).
Many Russians are now convinced USA and NATO want to start nuclear World War III – and US and EU have no one to blame for it but themselves!
THE REAL REASON SAVCHENKO WAS RELEASED
I’ll give you my view of why Savchenko was pardoned and released.
Savchenko = bargaining chip
Firstly, I believe that she was from the start perceived by Russian leadership as a bargaining chip. She was taken prisoner, tried and convicted, while the hysteria in Ukraine and West around her intensified. While unpleasant, I believe that Russians wanted this hysteria to take place, for one purpose: to hype up her value as a bargaining chip.
There were constant screams from Ukraine and West: ‘free Nadezhda Savchenko.’ Savchenko kept announcing her fake ‘dry hunger strikes,’ which no one believed. After a dry hunger strike a person can’t even stand on one’s feet, while she was jumping up and down during trial and screaming out obscenities. Yulia Timoshenko tried to capitalize on Savchenko’s fame by nominating her to Ukraine Rada from her party. While remaining in Russian jail, Savchenko, bypassing any imaginable laws, suddenly became a Rada deputy. I believe Savchenko was also ‘elected’ in absentia to Europarliament (illegally, of course).
It appears the Rada isn’t a zoo enough – Savchenko will definitely enhance its ‘Lord of the Flies’ look. Europarliament is right behind the Ukraine Rada in that.
All the above hype made Savchenko – nothing in real life – a very valuable bargaining chip.
Poroshenko vs Timoshenko
One of the things many overlook is that Poroshenko is mortally afraid of Savchenko returning to Kiev in her present capacity as a perceived victor. With her loud and black mouth, plus no brains to speak of, she may become someone who may damage Poroshenko’s reputation and wreak havoc in the Rada. She may cause havoc in Europarliament, as well.
Poroshenko is afraid that she will be used to rival him. Yulia Timoshenko will do everything to wind her up and set her loose on her rival. Timoshenko is licking her lips at the presidential post, dreaming about unseating Poroshenko. One possibility: she can announce her candidacy together with Savchenko. Considering how stupid and deranged Savchenko is, it’ll be nice to see these spiders in a jar devouring each other.
Basically, they all do what US ambassador, Nuland and Biden say. I described how it all works in ESR3: OLIGARCH WARS. Incidentally, US ambassador Payet, who orchestrated Kiev maidan and 2014 coup together with Nuland, is out, replaced with another colonial ruler. But it’s still the same drill. That said, it’s getting really hard for the US to keep all these spiders in Ukrainian jar under control. Soon, it will prove impossible.
If Savchenko remained in Russian jail
Another thing to keep in mind about Savchenko is that for the duration of her being in a Russian jail she would be creating anti-Russian propaganda ops all around her persona by constantly going on fake hunger strikes and yelling and screaming for Western audiences how she is being mistreated.
Then, there is the issue of her security. It is almost certain that she would have been killed in Russian jail within 1-2 years.
By whom? Either by Ukraine operatives or by CIA, probably working together. Why? Because to them she is a lot more valuable dead than alive. Her dying in Russian jail would be yet another GOLDEN opportunity to vilify Russia and get a new round of sanctions going.
Hermitage Capital, Magnitsky Act and anti-Russian conspiracy
This is not a supposition, but an almost 100% assurance. Do you recall the death in a Russian jail of Sergei Magnitsky? Supposedly, Magnitsky died of a heart attack as a result of not being given proper medical care. However, it is well-known in Russia that a member of medical personnel was bribed (it was an infiltration, actually) not to provide medical care when prisoner needed it, resulting in his death. Magnitsky is presented in the West as a lawyer to Hermitage Capital. This is false: Magnitsky was an accountant, not a lawyer. Here’s why it’s important.
Hermitage Capital was a US/UK investment company that was accused by Russian authorities in money laundering and tax avoidance. Magnitsky was the accountant who was in charge of the cooking of the books.
In reality, Hermitage Capital was the front for subversive conspiracy focused on regime change in Russia. It was curated by MI6 and CIA. The goal was to unseat Putin and sabotage Russian industry, leading to the country’s complete disintegration. The supposed investment company Hermitage worked with a very influential pro-West Russian opposition leader, whom it supplied with money, secret intel and instructions.
In THE EARTH SHIFTER and in ESR3: OLIGARCH WARS I described the high-profile case involving oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his cronies. Khodorkovsky was nailed on charges of money laundering, while the real charge should have been treason. The Hermitage Capital story is another one in the same vein, the difference being that pro-West political oppositioner was used as a pointman, instead of oligarchs.
In OLIGARCH WARS I also mention another oligarch Boris Berezovsky and the failed plot to blame Putin for his sudden death in London. In the Hermitage Capital conspiracy Berezovsky is important. This story is even more convoluted than Khodorkovsky’s. I have the full material on the recently revealed scandal, who blew the whistle and who was implicated. I may have an Earth Shift Report on that soon (stay tuned!).
Long story short, Magnitsky was very dangerous to CIA alive in jail, where he could eventually start talking, but he was very valuable dead. He conveniently and suddenly dies and now we have the Magnitsky Act.
Wikipedia tells us what it is: The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.
So, If, by some miracle, Ukraine or CIA didn’t get Savchenko in Russian jail, chances are those who suffered from ukro-nazis, battalion Aidar or as a result of Savchenko’s personal actions, would. Frankly, if I were the president of Russia, I wouldn’t want this kind of high maintenance prisoner on my territory. Try her, give her guilty verdict and maximum sentence and then unleash this furious Trojan Horse on Ukraine to undermine it from within – a much better plan.
If she remained, I’d have fully expected Savchenko to die in Russian prison of some mysterious cause, thus triggering US Congress and Europarliament passing ‘the Savchenko Act.’
When she dies in Kiev, it’ll be their problem. In either event, keeping this hysterical and not very bright ukro-nazi alive and happy will be a very big job. Good luck to them – they’ll need it.
You can watch this video by RT: Villain or hero? The many faces of Nadezhda Savchenko. I think the answer to this question is abundantly clear.
In this specific case, she has been exchanged for two Russians, who’d be in grave danger otherwise. This is already a good outcome.
But there is much more going on behind the scenes, and it’ll never be admitted or advertised…
I have been noticing for a period of time that Western investments into Russia have begun accelerating. Recall that I predicted in 2014 that the West would huff and puff for about 2 years after Crimea: sanctions, anti-Russian hysteria, etc. I said in 2014 that it would be just like the 2008 Georgia/S. Ossetia conflict. After 2 years of hysteria, they would begin remembering that they can’t really do much without Russia, such as various peace negotiations as well as business deals and trade relations.
Although Europe seems to be ready to abandon sanctions, US is really standing in the way, stubbornly attempting to prolong sanctions for as long as possible. Obama’s ego is permanently wounded due to his usually looking like a loser compared to Putin. This wounded little ego is one of the reasons.
Considering Obama’s childish pouting and silly resentment of Russia and Putin, an additional push was needed. I am sure that Savchenko’s pardon was used as a bargaining chip in relaxing anti-Russian sanctions. They will keep those sanctions on for a while, probably till the end of year. This has to do, as I said, with Obama’s wounded ego (what do you expect from such little, tiny man). Obama wants to leave office with sanctions intact. Try to save face, count at least this as his ‘victory’…
But what’s impossible to hide is that suddenly more and more European businesses are investing in Crimea and the flow of new Western investments into Russia is substantially up. This, despite sanctions! There is a definite coincidence between Savchenko’s release and sudden blindness of the EU when their businesses break anti-Russian sanctions. This is not to say that it’s all going to be champagne and roses, but I am certain a deal was struck that sanctions would remain in place in name only.
My opinion: this, at least in part, explains frequent recent mystery visits to Russia by Kerry and Nuland (and Kissinger earlier in the year).
Incidentally, this also likely concerns the Nord Stream-2 construction. I would expect an acceleration of this mega-project between Germany and Russia. After Nord Stream-2 is completed, Ukraine will lose its position as the most important transiter of Russian gas to EU. This will make Ukraine un-interesting to the US as a means of blackmailing and inflicting pain on both Russia and EU. As a result, US will release its grip on Ukraine.
As to the concern that Savchenko may return to direct Ukraine artillery strikes on Donetsk and Lugansk.
That would be really stupid of her, and here’s why. First, her face is now too well-known. Should she be captured again, this time she won’t get out alive – there are too many in Donbass who have a score to settle.
Secondly: she is too famous and ‘valuable’ now. Her card will be played by Timoshenko, who won’t let her go to Donbass, if she can help it. I’m sure others will also try to play her card. She’ll be wined, dined and courted. They’ll try to groom and mold her into something. But I think she is so dim and so stupid that she’ll definitely get herself in trouble within 6-7 months, or better yet, she’ll get the whole Kiev junta in trouble.
In short, a pawn such as Savchenko is very useful as a tool and bargaining chip. She doubles as an unpredictable Trojan Horse.
She’s about to fulfill her purpose. I intend to kick back and watch how Poroshenko and Kiev will manage to keep this loose cannon under control. US will have to work overtime, too. This should be quite a show.
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World Hockey Championship 2016 just ended in Russia. Vladimir Putin made a surprise appearance to congratulate Canadian team on their win and present them with the cup. Finland earned silver and Russia bronze. USA was fourth.
A mesmerizing and colorful animation of the migration flows into the US, showing from where 79 million immigrants arrived over the past two centuries. Read More: http://on.rt.com/7dg3
One of the comments under video on YT:
American hedge fund billionaire George Soros is back in the headlines for two things: his most recent funding projects and new revelations that the shadowy political donor has been hiding his fortune from US regulators with Mossack Fonseca, the firm behind the Panama Papers leak. Soros has a total of three offshore companies through Mossack Fonseca alone (certainly more to be revealed in the future).
Brief video report:
As we know from earlier revelations, Soros financed a large group of journalists (about 400 in total), who were hired to dig up offshore dirt on Vladimir Putin and various other heads of state and celebrities, using the Panama papers leak.
It is clear to me that all others were a smoke screen, while the actual target was Vladimir Putin and Russia, as part of the escalating hybrid 4D info war. This is especially undeniable because all Western, especially British, publications, plus Al Jazeera, came out with big portraits of Putin, implying he was the biggest money launderer, whereas his name wasn’t even mentioned in the leaks.
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Almost immediately the questions arose how come there were no Americans mentioned in the leaks at all. However, Fox News did its own investigation and discovered that in the 11.5 million Panama papers, there were multiple mentions of the leaks’ mastermind himself, George Soros.
The journalists he hired to implicate Putin and Russia said that ‘they had no idea Soros was in the papers.’ Oops!
Why would Fox, not really known for its wonderfully progressive and honest stance on things, want to out Soros? Aren’t Fox and Soros supposed to be parts of the same globalist machine? Good questions!
The answer lies in the upcoming US presidential elections. Soros is the biggest donor to Clinton campaign, something between $8 and $13 million. That’s official. Multiply that by, say, ten (or more), using various unofficial channels and proxies. Meanwhile, Fox is a very conservative, right-wing channel.
If you ask me, there is really very little difference between Hillary and Fox: they all are Russophobic globalist hawks. But as always, during elections American ‘right’ and ‘left’ are ready to trash each other for a seat in Congress or a place in the White House. In this case that’s good, because in their ardent desire to harm an opponent, they help us – the people – to find out the real truth, whether it’s their intention, or not.
In this specific case, Fox News is bent on not allowing Hillary to be elected. I have to say, I am with them on that, probably the only thing I would ever agree on with Fox. This is why they will continue dragging out of the closet Hillary’s skeletons, and she’s got plenty of those. The new scandal ties Hillary to Soros and his excessive campaign donations, along with his tax avoidance and shady offshores.
In conclusion, let me answer the questions I received from readers at various times:
Who is really George Soros and whom does he represent?
Does Soros work for CIA? Who does he ‘report’ to?
George Soros is not a CIA asset, although he works with CIA, US State Dept and Pentagon, as well as Wall Street, to coordinate when necessary. He really doesn’t report to anyone per se, at least not the way humans normally understand it.
As you know, I don’t often use the word NWO. Soros is NWO pointman, or as I prefer to say, the globalist elites pointman. I call him ‘the visible face of the globalist elites,’ most of whom are well hidden and shy away from cameras.
His agenda is two-fold:
1. Russophobia – he’s hard-wired as a quintessential Russophobe;
2. Globalist takeover based on the US-style imperialistic capitalism.
Both are intrinsically connected.
Soros uses America and US dollar as convenient tools to fulfill his agenda. He is absolutely disinterested in what happens to America or Americans (or anyone on earth, for that matter), as long as the ultimate globalist agenda is achieved.
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- Lada Ray’s First US Presidential Elections Prediction: Revolt in Republican & Democratic Parties
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May 19, 2016. Unseated Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken to RT in her first TV interview since being suspended from office by the country’s Senate. She says that the old Brazilian oligarchy is behind the impeachment process, and vows to fight the ‘coup.’ RT exclusive. English translation.
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The snapshot of the NATO tweet below just about sums up the escalating Eurovision scandal.
‘Repeat after me: NATO loves Jamala and there was absolutely nothing political about her win’ (via
Most of my readers are probably far from being fans of Eurovision. I know I am not one, and I certainly wasn’t planning on mentioning it on FT. However, the latest scandal just keeps popping up wherever I look, so I thought I’d put in my two cents.
Eurovision is a very big deal in Europe. As some of you may know, it is the world’s largest and by far the grandest pop song contest that has been established years ago by the UK and a few other founding countries to promote ‘cooperation and understanding’ in Europe.
It’s sort of Olympics of pop, if you will, where people from various countries pop up (no pun intended) with national pride or go crazy with disappointment, depending on their singer’s result. It usually gets very emotional and doesn’t always reflect the actual quality of the song. But for those who like good music, sometimes, if you are really lucky, you may even catch a nice performance or two.
However, based on the stunts Eurovision organizers are pulling lately, I think they should rename it to ‘Eurohate.’
The organizers of the competition are public television stations in each founding country. For UK this would be BBC, plus other corresponding TV organizations in several other EU states (I believe these are France, Germany and Spain). The Eurovision competition has been on for so long that the singers from the USSR had participated in it. I think this about sums it up and gives an idea who is in charge and where it’s going.
A huge scandal is developing as a result of Eurovision 2016, which has just ended in Sweden. Firstly, organizers secretly changed the judging system.
Previously, it were the fans and spectators who called in their opinions of every performer. Based on the number of popular votes in each country the resulting country score for every participant was announced: maximum 12, minimum 0. The formula for how that was determined also raised a lot of questions in the past years. Then the judges were added, whose votes were counted as part of the score.
This year, after the final participant list became clear, Eurovision announced new cardinal changes to the system. The overwhelming favorite was a well-known Russian singer Sergey Lazarev. Many believe that the system was tweaked in such a way that he would not be able to win, and consequently, Russia would not be able to host Eurovision next year. But that was only part of it. The idea was to humiliate Russia, make it uncomfortable and painful, therefore, it was necessary that an anti-Russian song would win. Enter song ‘1944’ and ‘Ukrainian’ singer Jamala, who’s in reality a self-professed Crimean Tartar, and who’s originally from Kyrgyzstan.
Eurovision announced that the final result of the 2016 contest would be calculated based on two things: popular vote in each country and a secret judging panel of five in each country. The judging panel was not announced publicly and it met behind closed doors. This arrangement posed a lot of questions as to who were the judges, who named them, and who influenced their opinion. The unknown judges’ marks were pompously presented during the final TV vote as the marks of the country in question, which negated the system of public voting.
News-Front Agency, whose material I sometimes post on FT, has interviewed a member of the German judging panel, who said that they met and voted a day prior to the actual final performances. You decide what this means: that 5 judges times 40+ countries were all clairvoyant? Or, more plausibly, they were simply told how to vote?
Oh yes, before I forget, according to rules, the songs must not be political. After all, Eurovision is all about ‘cooperation and building bridges,’ right? The winner of this year’s Eurovision outright broke this rule with her openly political song.
Another rule: countries cannot vote for their own singers; they must vote for other countries. And so they did.
According to Eurovision’s own tally, the all-European popular vote across the board was given to the Russian performer Sergey Lazarev. However, for some ‘strange and unexplainable’ reason Lazarev across the board received extremely low scores from the national judging panels. For example, in Ukraine popular vote gave him 12 – maximum, while judges gave him 0.
The video above (watch from 3:55 onward) gives a list of strange disparity between the popular and judge vote in various countries when it came to judging the Russian singer’s performance. On the list: Armenia gave Russia: popular vote – 12, judges – 2; Estonia 12 vs 0, Ukraine 12 vs 0; Czechia: 10 vs 0; Georgia: 8 vs 0; Germany and Serbia both: 12 vs 1.
Belarus, Azerbaijan, Greece and Cyprus gave Russia the highest score, 12 points, on both sides.
Meanwhile, the judges routinely gave their highest score to a participant from… Australia. I haven’t listened myself, but I am sure the charming Korean girl from Australia deserved such high score and her performance was lovely… That said, I must have missed the Great Earth Shift in the past few weeks. Did Australian continent suddenly move from its usual place is southern hemisphere and somehow became co-joined with Europe? After all, Eurovision, as so many Europeans like to insist, is a EUROPEAN contest.
I recall the noise when Turkey and Azerbaijan became a part of Eurovision. ‘They don’t belong, don’t let them in.’ Well, Azerbaijan is located in Caucasus – ON European continent. And whether some like it or not, a small piece of Turkey, where Istanbul (Constantinople) is situated, is also located on European soil.
At one point there were even indignant voices that Russia shouldn’t belong in the contest because ‘it’s not a part of Europe.’ Hurray for the top-notch European education with a brilliant knowledge of geography!
Don’t get me wrong. I think the competition should be open to all countries on the globe. The more the merrier. The problem is not the contest itself; I think the idea behind it is marvelous. Building bridges is what normal people would want. It’s who is pulling the strings and what this contest is used for – that’s where the problem lies.
Sadly, Eurovision, much like the Nobel Prize, is used as a high-profile proxy in the war against Russia. Just like the aforementioned prize, Eurovision is also used to punish those the West considers undesirable, and to reward those they want to encourage. Usually this encouragement is used as part of the aggressive global divide and conquer.
But let’s get back to the judging results. So, Russian singer gets the popular vote and Australian singer gets the judges preference. Now, a wild guess who actually won? That’s right, Jamala, a Crimean Tartar singer from Ukraine. Australian singer was second and Russian Sergey Lazarev ended up third.
The song Jamala sang was called ‘1944.’ It talked about tragic experiences of Crimean Tartars during WWII, when the entire tribe was deported to Central Asia. Let me again point out that political songs are not allowed at this competition, yet this rule is routinely broken. I think next time Russian singers should sing about the 27 million Russians/Soviets killed in WWII, or about Mongol-Tartar invasion and the devastation Crimean Tartars inflicted on Russians throughout history; Brits should sing about bombings by German aviation of Coventry and London, while Germans should sing how US/UK bombed to the ground Dresden. Serbs should sing how NATO bombed their country; Czechs – how Germany and Poland invaded them and tore the country apart; Greeks, how Ottoman Turks invaded and killed them, and so on. If some can do it, why can’t others? It’s a democracy and same rules apply to all, don’t they?
I didn’t want to focus here on what really happened in 1944 and why. I may touch more upon the real truth of what happened in Crimea in 1941-1944, as well as Crimean Tartar actions during Mongol-Tartar invasion. This should be discussed in my future Crimean Agenda Earth Shift Report, which will come out later in the year (see Earth Shift Reports link at the bottom).
But because the real history was so severely re-written or silenced due to West’s relentless desire to malign everything Russian, let me say a few words for clarity’s sake. The gruesome truth is that when Crimea fell to Hitler and German Nazis in 1941, Crimean Tartar leadership greeted the invaders with great enthusiasm. Under occupation, many Crimean Tartars served as snitches, concentration camp guards and executors of Russians and Ukrainians. The situation in Crimea was quite similar to western Ukraine and Bandera ukro-nazis. Many, many Russians were tortured and executed by, or with the help of, Crimean Tartars.
When Red Army returned in 1944, local witnesses told stories of the brutal genocide Crimean Tartars inflicted together with Hitler’s troops. When volumes and volumes of evidence were collected, the decision was made to relocate all Crimean Tartars to Central Asia, mainly Uzbekistan, partly for their own safety, because Crimeans might have torn them apart if they remained. Let’s recall, it was still the middle of WWII and parts of Soviet territory were not liberated yet. Russians could hardly spare many resources for such a massive endeavour. They acted in the best possible way with the information and capacities they had at the time. Also, considering the brutal invasion Russia/USSR was still under, 27 million dead, cities and infrastructure destroyed, the overwhelming tragedy and devastation, just look at the humanity with which it was handled!
The relocation destination was not the cold Siberia or Kazakhstan, but the warm and sunny Uzbekistan, where there is plentiful food that grows all year round and the climate similar to Crimean. Plus Uzbeks are Muslims, with similar enough customs to the Crimean Tartars, so it was reasonable to assume they would get along.
Granted, just like in the case of Western Ukrainians, not every Crimean Tartar was a snitch or war criminal/mass murderer, but it was the middle of the most brutal war Russia has ever known. There was no possibility to investigate who was who and who did what. It was known that many were and many more supported it. Was it cruel to relocate people so suddenly? Yes, it absolutely was. Now let’s ask ourselves: how would you react if you found out that these people caused thousands of your people to be executed, if you knew many of them looted the homes and buildings retreating Russians were forced to abandon, thus preying on the common tragedy? How would you react if your family was dead because of them? How does the deportation look compared to that inhumanity and cruelty?
On top of it, there was another reason for deportation: as Red Army continued advancing to chase Hitler out of the country, it was legitimately feared that Crimean Tartars may betray again and strike from behind. With no possibility of keeping enough forces to guard Crimea, when all resources were necessary in the advancing western front, when it was impossible to investigate which of them were implicated in treason and which weren’t, the most humane and expedient way to solve the problem was to relocate the entire tribe far from the danger zone. Note also that this way families weren’t separated (which would occur if males, who potentially presented more risk as combatants, were placed in concentration camps till further investigation) and were able to continue living a normal life after relocation.
I’ll just add that during medieval Mongol-Tartar invasion, the nomadic Tartars invaded Russian steppes from Asia. Some of them took over Crimea and settled there, thus becoming ‘Crimean’ Tartars, as opposed to other Tartars living in Russia, such as Volga Tartars. Crimean Tartar Khanate, ruled by a war lord referred to as ‘khan,’ made a living by periodically invading Russian cities (they went as far as the rich Kiev and Moscow). They would loot, kill, burn down cities and kidnap as many Russians as they could, to sell them as highly prized slaves in the Middle East. There is much more to the story, and books could be filled with sordid details.
It certainly isn’t the kind of history that Crimean Tartars, nudged and supported by their Western handlers, are trying to present. They portray themselves as poor innocent victims, mistreated by big, mean Russia for no reason at all. They are not the first ones to manipulate history and reality to suit their ulterior motives – we’ve seen this before. Of course, such blatant manipulation is only possible because the West encourages it.
But every coin has two sides. Part of the problem is that Russians always tried to sweep the tragedies that OTHERS CAUSED TO THEM under the rug in order to keep a friendly cooperation going. To keep peace in the family, so to speak. This, as much as the West’s encouragement, emboldened falsifications.
Incidentally, Putin recently signed the Crimean Tartar rehabilitation law. Hundreds of thousands of them returned to Crimea, they are given social help, housing and opportunity to start business. Crimean Tartar language, along with Russian and Ukrainian, is an official language of the Crimean autonomy – three official languages in total. Today’s Crimean leadership is doing everything to reconcile the past, include Crimean Tartars in the life of the republic, and keep peace. Now, that’s a mature and responsible behavior!
Meanwhile, the true history related to Tartars is turbulent and very unpleasant, to say the least. As usual, karma normally catches up with all. You live by the sword – you die by the sword. Crimean Tartar violence caught on to them eventually. The WWII deportation story, while tragic for families, is a karmic consequence of earlier collective deeds.
I’ll tell you more: the sooner Crimean Tartars understand the universal karmic law of cause and effect, the sooner they at large make peace with it and take a different route as a tribe, the faster they will resolve their heavy karma. The sooner they understand that those who attempt to revive old animosities are the true enemy of their people, the easier they will regain peace and dignity they crave so much. The sooner they figure out that the so-called Crimean Tartar Mejlis and the convenient dupe Jamala are fakes, being used as expedient political tools to harm Russia and plunge Crimean Tartars again into conflict, the better for everyone.
There are indications that the majority of Crimean Tartars residing in Crimea are starting to get it. It’s an absolutely different story for those ‘Crimean Tartars’ who are outside of Crimea and who are on payroll of Western or Turkish interests.
I know Russians are trying very hard to help Crimean Tartars be accepted in Crimea and overcome their old karma through extending a hand of cooperation and involving them in the life of the republic. For example, deputy head of the Crimean republic is a Crimean Tartar.
But Russia is alone in this positive approach. Driven by hate, the West, Turkey, Ukraine, Mejlis and all sort of extremist Islamist organizations attempt to use Crimean Tartars as an instrument directed at destabilizing Russia.
It is clear that Jamala is a political project and tool in the new all-out anti-Russian war. The Mejlis ‘leader’ Mustafa Jamilev, who’s a Kiev Rada deputy and well-known agent of CIA and Turkey, was at Eurovision to cheer her on. Crimean Tartar Mejlis is the organization that exists in Ukraine and Turkey. It has been banned in Russia as terrorist organization after in December 2015 it, together with Ukraine nazis from the right sector, blew up electric transformers, leaving without electricity 2.5 million Crimeans, including hundreds of thousands Crimean Tartars.
To conclude, the Crimean Tartar card and their turbulent history are used to:
1. Distract, humiliate and malign Russia
2. Attempt to create more animosity between Ukraine and Russia, keeping the artificial separation alive
3. Attempt to create a fight between Russians and Tartars, presently co-existing peacefully in Crimea
4. Stoke animosity between Muslims and Christians within Russia
5. Prop up an artificial wall of distrust and animosity between Western Europe and Russia, not allowing them to come together in cooperation as one single Eurasian space.
Let’s add that today, May 18, is the anniversary of the 1944 Crimean Tartar deportation, and the picture is complete. Jamala’s Eurovision win timed to this anniversary, and so ardently supported by NATO, says it all.
But let’s also remember that the Europeans’ public vote was given to Russia.
A few closing notes and news:
There is a petition (could be more than one), started by an Armenian, which demands that Eurovision 2016 results be annulled and Jamala stripped of her win. This petition as of yesterday gathered over 100,000 signatures.
Winner Ukraine is supposed to host next year’s Eurovision. Hosting Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine, a country in a state of civil war and rapidly falling apart? Why not, after all they did have presidential elections during civil war.
Jamala has hardly won, but Ukraine already announced that only those Russian singers would be allowed to participate in Eurovision 2017, who are ‘against Russia’s annexation of Crimea and who support this Kiev regime.’ This is in direct violation of Eurovision rules.
It is universally known that Ukraine has absolutely no funds to host Eurovision next year – a very expensive undertaking. All this was predictable and goes to show how little the Eurovision organizers are actually concerned about the quality and success of their competition. Looks like they are much more concerned about humiliating Russia.
Incidentally, in my personal opinion, Russia should stop participating in Eurovision and spend that million euros annually, or whatever the current fee is, on something useful.
Sadly, the ugly info war and the dirty global hybrid war will continue intensifying as we progress deeper into the Great Earth Shift. Lies will continue being told.
But the good news is that more and more truth about history and global shady dealings will continue emerging at the same time.
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Italy: The regional parliament of Veneto (with capital in Venice) will vote on May 18 whether to recognize Crimea as part of Russia: source.
It also plans to insist that EU removes anti-Russian sanctions. If everything goes to plan, Veneto parliamentarians plan to take their votes to Italian parliament and to EU. Once the regional vote has passed and regardless of how it goes in the country and EU votes, Veneto province plans to unfreeze economic relations with Russia and begin doing business with its big interest, Crimea.
Veneto, one of Italy’s richest regions, loses 1 bln euros annually due to Russian sanctions, while all of Italy loses 3.2 bln annually.
Business contacts between Veneto and Crimea have already begun at the Spring 2016 Crimean Business Forum, which attracted first investments (if memory serves me, something to the tune of 90 bln rubles, which is good, considering sanctions). Italian businesses are some of the most active. Their primary interests are (of course) Crimean wines and tourism. German investors are also quite active – you’d think there were no sanctions whatsoever. Japanese investors are right up there, as well.
I recently wrote that French parliament voted to lift anti-Russian sanctions: French parliament votes to lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU.
The French vote was non-binding. But the Veneto vote, should it pass, will be.
On May 18, 2016 Veneto Parliament voted 27 to 9 (75% for) to recognize Crimea as part of Russia!
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Below is a video interview with expert, Oleg Chagin, Director of the Institute of Social Anthropo-genesis (in Russian). To summarize, he talks about a dire situation in Ukrainian army. Some in the army still do believe the Kiev propaganda that Russia is the aggressor against whom poor Ukraine has been fighting for two hard years. But many don’t. Meanwhile, the army as a whole has been demoralized to the core. It has been lowered to the role of a terrorist organization, bombing civilians and country’s own citizens, to boot. Some in the army, perhaps without realizing it, are in fact sabotaging orders of their command.
Chagin goes on to say that it’s impossible to divide Russia from Ukraine and vice versa. The tragedy is that many of the officers would have friends and comrades on the other side, aka, in DNR and LNR, or in Russia. They don’t want to fight against those they consider their closest people. He says that 40% of Ukraine army officers have not passed the lie detector test and are now subject to dismissal.
Yes, you’ve heard me right: Ukraine army now administers a lie detector test to all its officers. The main question asked is – what do you think? – whether Russia is the enemy and whether they would fight Russia with all their might.
Can you imagine the tragedy of these officers, who once signed up to protect their country, and who are now made to prop up a rotten foreign occupation regime, who have families they need to feed, who may not have any other profession on their hands and who, when eventually the war crimes tribunal is on, may be branded war criminals. From this perspective, those who get dismissed now because they’ve failed a lie detector test will likely be better off in the long run, when this junta is kaput.
Chagin also mentions the fact anyone with any sense has understood since 2014: if the Russian Army were indeed involved in Donbass, if Russia really did want to take over Ukraine, the whole thing would have been over in 1-2 weeks tops. By the end of this term, Russian Army would have been in Lvov (western Ukraine). To date, Donbass confrontation has lasted 2 years.
Chagin believes that the army is at the end of its tether and that it could turn against the Kiev regime at any moment.
Олег Чагин – военный эксперт, директор НИИ социального антропогенеза – о деморализации и деградации армии Украины, которую опустили о уровня совершения терактов.
I can add to this that IF Russian army indeed entered Ukraine, it would have been greeted as liberators in most of it; moreover, at the sight of Russian Army most of Ukrainian army would gladly change sides, the way it happened in Crimea.
In 2014, the very beginning of Ukraine events, I’d talked about the fact that Ukraine army would have a hard time taking orders from this Kiev junta, that allegiance to Russia and Russian tradition would take precedence. In Crimea, this is exactly what happened. Elsewhere in Donbass and Ukraine it was a mixed bag, but overall, there is evidence that this is the case in increasing numbers. However, frankly, I was hoping both officers and soldiers of Ukraine army would have more courage, dignity and honor than they’d shown so far. The fact that they meekly allowed themselves to be used as cannon fodder and terrorists within their own country just shows how much Ukraine has degraded in the past 25 years of ‘nezalezhnist’ (Ukr: independence).
Despite degradation, there are still plenty of those who refuse to fight, try to defect, or simply quietly sabotage orders. All of the above is extremely dangerous because the army is watched at all times by national guard and the right sector, who are given orders to shoot to kill, should they notice anything suspicious. Many cases are known when soldiers or whole companies tried to defect, but were killed en route.
When Crimea returned to Russia, only 2,000 out of 20,000 Ukrainian troops stationed there chose to return to Ukraine. They were all allowed to leave with their weapons. These 2,000 were relocated to Nikolaev. It is turning out that, having compared what it was like to remain in Ukraine, these officers are now defecting and trickling back to Crimea. Many of them have semi-legal status and no jobs, but they still prefer Crimea to continuing to serve in Ukraine.
A very similar situation is happening with Ukraine police. Many old police hands also didn’t pass the lie detector test (meaning: deep down they don’t really consider Russia an enemy and western Ukraine fascist Bandera their hero). A large percentage of experienced policemen were dismissed from the force. Some of them try to make their way to DNR/LNR, others to Crimea; yet others try to migrate to other parts of continental Russia. Some stay in Ukraine, and you can imagine how passionately all these people, skilled with weapons, wish Russian Army did roll into Ukraine; how much they are all itching to act!
My opinion is that, while the army is every bit as demoralized and fed up, it lacks organization and leadership to do something as big as mutiny. However, the longer this situation lasts, the more of the army this regime will lose. If not mutiny per se, there will be mass defection, which eventually may turn into all-Ukraine civil war of everyone against everyone, simply because there will be no place for these people in society, where there are fewer and fewer jobs. Most likely, 2017 will be the year of a turn around in Ukraine – and it won’t be pretty.
Remember my prediction, dated November 24, 2015?
“And now, a little preliminary prediction for the USA’s presidential elections 2016. I am saving the full prediction for the US elections for 2016, when I’ll do a complete prediction about USA as part on a new Earth Shift Report. But I will give you a sneak peek, which is tied to the Russian jet downing in Syria.
Here is my prediction about US elections:
AS A RESULT OF ALL THE FAILURES AND EMBARRASSMENTS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, DEMOCRATS WILL LOSE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.”
Read complete predictions in Explosive Consequences of Turkey Downing Russian Su-24 Jet in Syria – Complete Analysis and Predictions!
Recall also what I said in Earth Shift Report 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT. I said that if you care about the future of the US and the world, whatever you do, don’t vote for Hillary Clinton.
The missing Hillary Clinton’s emails may be in the Kremlin’s possession. According to US MSM, there is a debate between Russian Foreign Ministry and Intelligence whether to release these 20,000 emails they had hacked, or not. I generally wouldn’t hold my breath for US MSM’s accuracy, but in this case it’s plausible.
I predicted many times previously that those who orchestrated Ukraine coup, those who continue moving NATO towards Russian borders and those who supported ISIS and Erdogan in Syria would have hell to pay. Let’s recall that Clinton was US Secretary of State under Obama and that she is presently the biggest hawk out there.
Another interesting detail, confirming what I’ve said, is Kerry’s recent visit to Moscow. A few months ago, out of the blue, Kerry asked for an unscheduled Lavrov and Putin’s audience. He arrived to Moscow, carrying a guitar and a mysterious suitcase he didn’t entrust to anyone. The contents of the mystery suitcase became the subject of a Putin’s joke, who remarked that if Kerry was carrying billions of dollars as a bribe, then Russia wasn’t for sale. Incidentally, the visit took place right after the Rostov plane catastrophe, when a hoax was floating around, postulating that on board there was a female CIA agent carrying millions of dollars as a bribe for FSB. Kerry responded that he brought a gift, which they would be pleased to see.
It later turned out that he brought a guitar, which he played for Sergey Lavrov as a gift for his birthday. After Kerry came back to the US, he unexpectedly began defending Russia’s actions in Syria during a Congress hearing, causing confusion in the ranks of Russophobic Washington DC. Russian Foreign Ministry’s official rep Maria Zakharova praised Kerry and even dedicated a poem to him.
Let me translate all this from secret diplomatic slang: Regardless of what else Kerry brought to Moscow in his suitcase, he definitely brought an olive branch and a signal that he wanted to make deals. How far those deals have gone? Certain concessions by the US were made regarding Ukraine and Syria.
USA has already backed off in Syria, as we clearly see. In Ukraine it will take much longer and it will be extremely gradual, so US wouldn’t lose face (prediction: it will still lose it, but later). Recall my original prediction Ukraine turnaround will occur slowly over the period of 2016-2018. We are right on schedule.
Kerry also came to distance himself from the White House, Pentagon and Hillary. Russians responded by signaling that they appreciated that and that they would welcome any Americans who were ready to negotiate.
Before you listen to videos below, let me predict one more thing. Watch what happens in the next few months, before the US elections! You’ll see a lot of games being played. You’ll see some forces trying to protect Hillary and delay the FBI investigation. You’ll see it underplayed, etc, etc.
However, the actual investigation doesn’t even matter. The very thought that USA could end up in the hands of a commander-in-chief who is so irresponsible that she has taken secret emails to read in her home’s comfort, while sipping tea and lounging on a couch, thus potentially jeopardizing the country’s security, will make many Americans vote for anyone, but Hillary Clinton.
Full circle back to my predictions.
Videos with details:
Clinton Staffer’s Emails Still Missing – The Perfect Storm – Judge Andrew Napolitano – The Kelly File
Kremlin Having Debate Whether To Release the 20,000 they hacked
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In case you were planning a trip to Moscow, I thought you all might enjoy this fun piece about the Kremlin. We have talked lately about UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Palmyra (Syria) and Odessa. The Moscow Kremlin is another one.
Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is presently closed for tourists due to Victory Day – May 9, 2016 parade preparations. Since last year, a part of the Kremlin has been under massive renovations after the decision to demolish the so-called Building No. 14, which used to house presidential administration and which, according to specialists, didn’t represent any historic of architectural value. It was built in 1930’s, replacing the Small Nikolayevsky Palace, damaged during the revolution and demolished in 1929. The palace once served as Moscow residence for Emperor Nikolay II and his family.
The demolition of Building No. 14 opened up a boon for excited archeologists. The well-preserved foundation of the Nikolayevsky Palace was found underneath the structure. Historians and researchers were allowed access to its mysteries for the first time ever. Underneath that, archeologists discovered foundations of another dozen or so ancient buildings, as well as artefacts and relics dating back to 12th century Moscow.
Gold-domed medieval Kremlin cathedral
The new gardens now bloom in place of the huge building; previously blocked, a gorgeous view on the unique Kremlin cathedrals has opened up. Moreover, the new Kremlin tourist route has been opened, previously inaccessible due to presidential security. Tourists can now exit the Kremlin through its most famous and grandest Spasskaya Tower.
The Kremlin reopens after Victory Day celebrations, on May 10.
Watch the video below, with the new look of the grandest Moscow landmark. At the end of video, you’ll see the new tourist route, which, as usual, starts by Alexander Gardens, through Kutafia Tower. But you can now exit through Spasskaya Tower, allowing direct entrance onto Red Square, right by St. Basil’s Cathedral. Spasskaya Tower exit was previously open only for state visits and officials. I’ll tell you, considering the enormous distances you need to cover around the Kremlin, your feet will thank you dearly for this shortcut; and your eyes, for the luxurious view of Red Square!
St. Basil’s, Red Square
Towards the end of video, notice the glass enclosures. These are entrances to Kremlin’s underground archeological digs. What new mysteries does this place hold? Many more, for sure…
Cherry on the cake: thought I’d include a video showcasing the legendary Kremlin Presidential Regiment. The Presidential Regiment is celebrating its 80th birthday. The role of this elite regiment is to guard President and Kremlin, as well as to perform Kremlin ceremonial duties. Chosen for their looks, its members are much more than just pretty faces. During the 1941 battle for Moscow, the entire Kremlin Regiment went into battle straight after the parade.
The Kremlin Presidential Regiment today. Some are chosen for looks, others, for their way with horses. Do check out the only woman serving in the Presidential Regiment.
#Moscow #Russia #Victoryday #immortalregiment
Happy Victory Day (May 9)!
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Last week Russia proposed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a fair investigation of the May 2, 2014 Odessa massacre. The resolution was rejected by Security Council’s permanent members: US, UK and France.
Read this report in conjunction with:
my latest and very timely
Earth Shift Report 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT,
dedicated primarily to the explosive Odessa and Black Sea events and conspiracies!
Odessa’s Cold Spring 2016 Report!
Odessa under occupation; thousands of ukro-nazis descend on the city; tensions peak between May 2 & May 9 anniversaries.
May 1, 2016: some of the flyers, posted around the city by the resistance in the run-up to May 2 anniversary.
Flyer 1 translation: Map of Ukraine – sign over western/central Ukraine/Kiev – SOLD; sign over eastern Ukraine – LOST (a more direct translation ‘SCREWED OVER’); sign over where Crimea used to be as part of Ukraine – LOST (‘SCREWED OVER’); sign over southern Ukraine/ Black Sea coast (Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson): SOON TO BE LOST.
Flyer 2 translation: There is no third alternative: either free and sovereign Novorossia, or slavery and suppression under junta. Choose one!
Flyer 3 translation: On top (flag of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) with words: ‘This is the flag of my country, under which it was built and prospered.’ At the bottom, blue-yellow flag of today’s Ukraine with words: ‘This is the flag of separatists under which the country was destroyed, sold out, became a laughing stock, and under which people are killed.’
Today, May 2, 2016, #Odessa marks the anniversary of the #Kulikovo Polye massacre.
This spring is especially hard for Odessa. The provocations had begun on April 10, 2016, the day of ‘Odessa’s liberation from German Nazi and Romanian occupation.’
After Crimea and DNR/LNR, Odessa is the biggest symbol of resistance against the Kiev junta and fascism. The goal of the junta and their foreign handlers is to break the spirit of the city that had never surrendered. As I revealed in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT, Odessa is the most valuable asset left in Ukraine’s possession. It consists of seven major ports and it hugs the entire northwestern shore of Black Sea. Kiev junta and its Transatlantic handlers are attempting to mold Odessa into being the ultimate anti-Russian sea fortress, especially in case they lose the rest of Ukraine. For this reason the ousted Georgian president and US agent, Saakashvili, was illegally installed as governor. For this reason they also want to bend the will of the majority of Odessans, who never agreed with foreign occupation.
This is why on May 2, 2014 they orchestrated a massacre, when 48 people were burned alive or killed on Kulikovo Polye. This is the number officially admitted by Kiev. By accounts of researchers, the actual number of victims was over 100, by others, over 200.
Kiev, ukro-nazis and Saakashvili have been determined to sabotage today’s 2nd anniversary of the Kulikovo massacre. The city is being turned into a huge concentration camp.
My Odessa intel says that since April eight thousand ukro-nazis from western Ukraine descended on Odessa. They were settled in various budget resorts near Odessa, rented whole to house those who would serve as provocateurs during May 2 and May 9 memorial dates.
Meanwhile Saakashvili called for national guard. Ukrainian national guard was formed in 2014 after it became clear that most of the army and police were refusing to fire at peaceful protesters and were not hot on attacking Donbass. Minister of interior Avakov admitted that every third national guard member was a criminal and/or a jail-bird, many with murder convictions. Those who aren’t convicted felons, are ukro-nazis from western or central Ukraine.
At the same time, at least 500 ukro-nazis from ‘azov’ battalion were moved from Mariupol to Odessa. The vast majority of ‘azov’ members hide behind face masks, fearing recognition and future responsibility for their actions. Azov is well-known for its role in the bombings of Donbass, looting and massacres of peaceful civilians.
This spring, tensions in Odessa and around Odessa Oblast are the highest since 2014. The impression is that junta, ukro-nazis and foreign invaders are testing how far the patience of the people will go and when it will snap. Are they looking for an excuse to formally militarize the city, turning it into a giant concentration camp?
Earlier, western Ukraine ukro-nazis announced that they would be celebrating birthday of the Bandera ukro-nazi SS division Galichina, in Odessa on April 28. The division formed in western Ukraine, was part of the German fascist SS troops responsible for mass killings in Ukraine and Poland. According to the Nuremberg Tribunal, this division, its symbolism and ideology is banned and must be prosecuted. However, in today’s Ukraine it is celebrated and its marches are openly welcomed. Not a word of condemnation has ever been said by sponsors and bosses of Ukraine junta, USA, Poland, Canada and EU. The impression is that they support Nazism and the resurrection of SS.
SS division Galichina never had anything to do with Odessa, the decidedly anti-fascist city. The pre-announced SS Galichina’s march in Odessa caused a wide-spread international indignation. As a result, Kiev was forced to ban it. Instead, the march took place in Lvov, the birthplace of SS Galichina.
SBU (Ukraine security/intelligence services) issued warrants for all leaders of Odessa’s Kulikovo Polye movement for today, May 2. Instead of being on Kulikovo Polye on the day of protests, these people had to show up for an interrogation. By doing so, SBU hoped to stop today’s event.
The Kulikovo Polye movement is grass-roots organization that was born after May 2 massacre to remember the victims and to demand fair investigation and punishment of perpetrators. To this day NONE of those responsible was brought to justice or charged. However, Odessa jails are full of those who were the Kulikovo victims and who, by sheer accident, survived. They were arrested, instead of being given medical help. Dozens have been held for 2 years without trial. There are truly horrific stories of brutal conditions, torture and no medical help.
At the same time, ukro-nazis have been threatening activists and simple people with bodily harm should they dare show up today. However, as you’ll see below, it didn’t work. By estimates, over 5 thousands people still showed up to lay flowers and protest fascism. But it’s a far cry from the 2015 numbers, when over 40,000 people showed up.
Here’s why. Authorities surrounded Kulikovo Polye with armored vehicles and heavy-duty weapons, preventing anyone from entering the square. Thousands of people are trying to get through to lay flowers, but they are forced to crowd in a tiny patch of land at the entrance to the square.
Upcoming Victory Day on May 9 is also expected to be turbulent. First of, Ukraine banned all Russian and Soviet symbolism and reminders of the true history of Ukraine. Anyone trying to show up with Georgievskaya Lentochka (band of St. George) or Victory Banner would be arrested or killed by ukro-nazis.
As the ultimate provocation, authorities authorized a football match at Odessa stadium on May 7, just two days before Victory Day. The crazed ‘football ultras’ were part of the force that executed extreme violence on Kiev maidan. They also were used in part to kill people on May 2 in Odessa. Now these ultras are coming to town on May 7, promising to stay over for May 9. This means that they will try to create mayhem, preventing people from commemorating Victory Day, marked widely in Odessa as the day of memory and as a day of mass protests against ukro-nazis.
Kulikovo Polye: before, during and after May 2, 2014 tragedy
Before May 2, 2014 tragedy:
Pic 1: bird’s eye view of the Kulikovo Polye, Odessa’s main square, more or less as I remember it as a child.
Pic 2: 2013 – main alley leading from Kulikovo Polye, also still peaceful, although during Soviet days it was much better maintained than during Kiev rule:
March 2014 – Before the massacre: peaceful protesters of the Kulikovo tent city. The banner reads: ‘Odessa for Referendum.’ Meaning, the referendum whether to join Customs Union or sign EU association. This was after ukro-nazi Kiev coup of February 2014, when people still believed they lived in a democratic country and that peaceful protests could be heard. They still thought they were safe to protest in their own city, in their country… May 2 will put an end to that. People will fully understand that they live in a country that has been occupied by fascists and sold to foreign interests. On May 2, between 2 and 4 thousand of trained and well-armed thugs will attack 200 unarmed people manning the 24/7 protest.
These are images from May 2, 2014 genocide in action (sorry, graphic, but we cannot forget what they had done!)
May 2, 2016: military occupation of Odessa by Kiev national guard and ukro-nazi battalion azov. They blockaded the square and didn’t allow mourners to lay flowers at the site of May 2 tragedy.
Videos from today’s, May 2, 2016 events in Odessa:
People step on leaflets depicting Parubiy, the present speaker of the Kiev Rada. The leaflet reads: ‘Murderer.’ Ukro-nazi Parubiy was on May 2, 2014 the chief coordinator of the attack on the unarmed protesters of the Kulikovo tent city. Today he occupies position No. 3 in Ukraine, after Poroshenko and his stooge Groysman.
Complete 2 hour plus video of what went on today near Kulikovo Polye. Between 5 and 10 thousand gathered. All this is happening without the Kulikovo movement leaders, who have been detained by SBU.
People chant: ‘Fascism won’t pass,’ Odessa – hero city,’ ‘We won’t forget, we won’t forgive.’ After waiting for a long time, people start chanting, ‘Let us in,’ and ‘Open the square.’ Notably, around 1:30:00 people chant, ‘Odessa is a Russian city.’
At 1:33:00, being denied entry onto the square, people lay flowers on a patch of grass outside the square. Behind them, in the distance you can see the Building of the Unions, where the massacre occurred two years ago.
1:33:13 a brave woman says: ‘They must answer! Kiev junta, Parubiy, police who didn’t do their job and allowed our people to be massacred – they must be held responsible; murderers and traitors must pay!’ Another woman says: ‘We want Poroshenko, Parubiy, Nemirovsky, Gordienko (some of the known killers) to answer for the killing of peaceful people.’
Incidentally, identities of all those who killed and burned people are known, ample video proof is available, but no one in Ukraine bothers to prosecute! People start chanting ‘Hold them all responsible!’
At 1:34:00 “Poroshenko is a murderer, Poroshenko belongs in jail,’ “Parubiy is a murderer,’ ‘Saakashvili back to Georgia.’ ‘Rada are traitors, stooges of fascists and US.’
1:38:00 Chanting: ‘Donbass, we are with you.’ You may notice that women are especially vocal and brave here.
1:51:00 A field of flowers.
2:03:00 More people are gathering. Black balloons and white doves ceremony. There are signs in the crowd: Spain, France, Italy, Israel and others.
2:08:00 You can see how national guard blockades the square, keeping people squashed in a small appendix.
What and why happened two years ago in Odessa…
Analysis and thoughts
In the past two years you may have read my posts about Odessa. Moreover, my latest Earth Shift Report 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT is mainly dedicated to the globally important events, as well as futurist forecast, for Odessa and Black Sea region.
You may recall that I grew up in Odessa and that this city holds a very special place in my heart. I wrote about it in my 2013 posts where I, unknowingly, predicted what would happen. Read about the still peaceful Odessa:
On May 2, 2014 something terrible happened in Odessa. By official account 48 people were burned alive on Kulikovo Polye. By many credible unofficial accounts, over 200 died that day a terrible death. To this day, Kiev junta and ukro-nazis in power refuse to investigate the shocking event. They never arrested perpetrators, whose names and faces were all captured on camera – in fact, the criminals went around posing with burned corpses, uploading these gruesome videos on their YouTube channels. Instead, the authorities arrested the surviving Kulikovo Polye protesters, some of whom were later let go because of mass protests and some are still in jail.
That day, May 2, 2014 Odessa experience the worst tragedy since the Great War (WWII) and Romanian – German Nazi occupation.
Thousands of well-trained and armed Ukrainian Nazis (ukro-nazis) were brought into the city from central and western Ukraine. As is constantly being revealed by various sources, the training camps for these ukro-nazis were organized in western Ukraine and Poland, where angry, displaced and brainwashed young men were trained by instructors from US, Canada and Poland. Financing came from the same sources. We can be sure that a part of the ‘5 billion US dollars’ that Victoria Nuland spent on ‘subverting Ukraine’ were used to support these thugs.
The whole chilling scenario reminds us painfully of how Al Qaeda and ISIS were organized, financed and trained.
The ukro-nazis from ‘svoboda,’ ‘the right sector’, battalion ‘aidar’ was also lavishly financed by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoysky and organized for the attack on Odessa by the current speaker of the Kiev Rada (Ukraine parliament) Parubiy and current Interior Minister Avakov. Parubiy recently became the Ukrainian Rada speaker after previous speaker, Groysman, was installed as Ukraine PM, replacing former PM Yatsenyuk.
Groysman is the man of Poroshenko, who in turn is a direct US agent. Avakov is the man of Yatsenyuk, who was installed as Ukraine PM after 2014 coup personally by US State Dept’s Victoria Nuland (you recall the leaked 2014 tape where Nuland converses with US ambassador to Ukraine Payet: ‘f*** EU, Yats will be PM, Klitchko won’t work, etc.). Parubiy is a well-known CIA agent.
Therefore, there is no doubt that all of these entities were in on the hit against Odessa.
The attack of May 2 was organized with far-reaching goals in mind. On the surface it was done in order to spoil the city’s May celebrations. May 1 is Intl Workers’ day & May 9 – Victory Day, both traditionally widely celebrated. Odessa, for its brave resistance to the Romanian – German Nazi occupation during WWII, was awarded the Gold Star of the Hero City – one of only four original Hero Cities of the USSR (read about that in above-linked Odessa articles).
But Odessa, along with Crimea and Donbass, also played an incredibly important geopolitical role for the Kiev junta and US occupation. The extreme importance of Odessa as a key port, site for the US mega navy-military base and as a means of containing Russia is Black Sea is all discussed in detail, together with predictions and forecasts in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
What happened on May 2, 2014: western and central Ukraine ukro-nazis descended on the unsuspecting city by train and bus. They joined forces with very few and far in-between locals. The proof that very few Odessans succumbed to ukro-nazi propaganda and turned on their own history and truth is that they had to bring thousands of reinforcements from other parts of Ukraine. However, the few locals who did join them were necessary as guides. They knew local terrain and could point out where people were hiding, how to block escape routes, etc.
All these thugs attacked the peaceful protest ‘tent city’ on Odessa’s main cobblestoned square called Kulikovo Polye. The tent city was organized during Kiev maidan 2013-2014 and especially grew after ukro-nazi coup of February 22, 2014.
Thousands of these very well-organized thugs, clearly directed from one center, burned tents and hunted down unarmed protesters. People from the tent city had no choice but to attempt to escape into the nearby building of what is today the House of the Unions (aka, the building of Trade Unions). When I grew up, the Kulikovo Polye’s landmark granite building housed the Odessa Oblast’s Communist Party headquarters.
The Kulikovo square constitues a pretty large open space. Moreover, it is located close to Odessa’s main train station, which is also surrounded by open spaces. It’s very hard to hide or escape there. Due to the terrain, the only viable hiding space was the building of the Unions.
It was a normal work day and at the time of the attack many simple, unsuspecting employees toiled inside the building. It appears that some of these employees, seeing what was going on in the square gave shelter to the protesters to save their lives.
Since the building is pretty solid, ukro-nazis could not storm it. Instead they began throwing Molotov cocktails and various incendiary devices into windows. The inside of the building, with its parquet floors, large wood doors and paneling caught on fire. The poor working women, innocent employees of the Trade Unions, were forced to get out on ledges to save themselves from fire. After that, ukro-nazi thugs stormed the building, where they finished off those who were still alive or those who tried to escape the fire. To this day it’s unclear how many people actually perished; some believe the number to be as high as 213 victims.
After the tragedy, the city was in shock. Those who organized this vicious attack counted on such reaction. Their goal was to subdue the independent-minded and always having a mind of its own city, scare the people to the point that they would be afraid to stick their noses out. This only worked for a few months. Very soon a grass-roots peaceful protests came about. People simply gathered on Kulikovo Polye to lay flowers to the site of the attack they brought pictures of victims, held rallies and spoke about justice. People organized a make-shift plywood memorial in front of the burned down House of the Unions, which to this day hasn’t been rebuilt. They gathered every week, and sometimes even more often. These people, who bravely continue coming to the spontaneous Kulikovo protests, are called ‘Kulikovtsi.’
Oftentimes, ukro-nazi thugs attack these rallies, popping black balloons symbolizing the victims, destroying make-shift memorials and trashing flowers.
An interesting phenomenon was noted by many observers. While young people came as well, mostly, in such grass-roots rallies one could see women and older, retired men. Not because young men weren’t interested. No. As on many dire occasions in Russian history, women yet again demonstrate their courage and amazingly practical common sense. According to them, ukro-nazis are on the outlook for young, strong men. They would target such men, beating them up, kidnapping them, or provoking a fight, leading to a protester’s arrest. When older women come, the danger that they would be attacked is much slimmer, although it exists. While sold-out, local police wouldn’t dare arrest an older woman. Generally, even ukro-nazis try not to attack older women, which only generates negative publicity and can get them arrested.
Some criticize the fact that relatively few young men show up at the Kulikvtsi protests, and brand them cowards. However, I do understand the rationale. It is not worth it getting beaten up or killed by ukro-nazis, who are on constant lookout for those who may become the new wave of real Odessa resistance. Any premature showing will only result in the men who will eventually have to stand up to occupation, being killed. Women understand that and naturally try to protect these last ‘300 Spartans’ (in reality many more than that) until the time is right.
It’s much better to sit it out, gather strength, and wait for the right moment to act. To paraphrase a Russian singer Visotsky’s song: “Who said that Odessa has died? No, for a time, she simply went into hiding.”
Victory Day 2015 demonstrated this very well. Over 40,000 people came out to the Unknown Sailor’s memorial, with victory banners and banned in Ukraine Georgievskaya Lentochkas. See videos and my post: MOLDOVA and ODESSA: Hundreds of Thousands Come Out for May 9 #Victory70 Celebrations Despite Attempts to Ban Holiday.
On April 10 Odessa marked the 72 anniversary of the liberation of Odessa by the Soviet Army from the Romanian/German Nazi occupation. Crowds gathered near the Unknown Sailor’s memorial, again with banned Georgievskaya Lentochkas. Ukro-nazis tried to take away these symbols of victory, resulting in some fights and arrests. After that, a large column of protesters, Kulikovtsi and others, marched to Kulikovo Polye. However, it turned out that a large number of very aggressive ukro-nazis already surrounded Kulikovo Polye, no allowing anyone to come in. Police advised protesters to cancel the march. Meanwhile, aggressive nazis again trashed the victims’ memorial and ended up attacking police, who tried to keep relative order. Kulikovo square yet again turned into a battleground, but this time between police and ukro-nazis. It appears, this time police was authorized to do what was necessary. Of course, police had an upper hand, and as many reported, they took immense pleasure in beating up the thugs, many of whom seemed very young, somewhere between 15 and 22 years of age. Also, scores were arrested.
What happened on April 10 in Odessa proved yet again that in fact previously police was given orders to look the other way, or worse, to help ukro-nazis. This is the only explanation how so many people were burned alive right under the windows of the Odessa Oblast Administration, located across from Kulikovo Polye. The police was used as part of the op to destroy the spirit of Odessa.
Another thing it proves is that there is one invisible and very vicious hand orchestrating this diabolical chain of events. Only the support and direct encouragement by the US (Canada, Poland, Lithuania, EU being USA’s stooges) could have emboldened ukro-nazis to the point that they would commit the unthinkable crimes all over Ukraine. They are cowards and dregs of society. They only do what they do because they are sure they would not be punished; moreover, they are sure they’ll be paid well in US dollars. As such, ukro-nazis chanted, attacking peaceful people, “America is with us.”
For as long as America, EU and other stooges support, finance and protect criminals in Ukraine and all over the world atrocities will continue.
Of course, in their ‘work’ US has to rely on the internal force that is capable of committing such despicable acts. US seeks out and breeds crooks, greedy oligarchs and politicians, lying MSM, PR and propaganda specialists, as well as angry armed thugs of all persuasions. The phenomenon of the lost and very aggressive young generation is something peculiar to Ukraine. It is also peculiar to some of the Muslim cultures. Generally, such confused, displaced and very aggressive young people appear in countries that failed to create social lifts, educational and job opportunities; that was unable to produce a system of which these young people would be proud. They become an easy prey for those who wish to harm their own or neighboring countries.
After the breakup of the USSR in 1991, Ukraine went from bad to worse. As is recognized by many experts, Ukraine and the older, more experienced generation, completely dropped the ball on the education of the young generations. Busy with own survival and bringing home the bacon, they allowed the entire educational system to fall into the hands of the US/Canadian/Soros propagandists with hidden agenda. Entertainment, MSM and PR went the same way.
No one was looking in that direction, until it was too late. The superior Soviet educational system was replaced with inferior Western-style educational system, combined with falsified history, thus creating a warped alternative reality. In the absence of real education and amidst the smartest and most talented people leaving Ukraine by millions, this resulted in 15-25 year-olds having absorbed ukro-nazi, Russophobic propaganda. The most bizarre thing is that some of those who have become ukro-nazi Russophobes are in fact Russian-speaking people. In fact, these convenient dupes deny who they are in order to advance a foreign agenda.
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In the midst of Ukraine’s horrors and struggles (and not only Ukraine’s), I just wanted to post something positive…
In Russia May 1 (May Day) was traditionally celebrated as both the holiday of spring and nature and as the day of the international solidarity of workers. Many came for holiday parades and then spent the day on the town with their families, amid street entertainment and vendors, who tried to outdo themselves for the cheerful crowds. Others chose to go to dachas (traditional Russian country homes with garden plots), beaches, or nature to officially kick off the warm season. In nature the guitar-accompanied songs were sung and something yummy was usually made in a fire pit. This is how I remember this day.
May 1 today is an official state holiday in about 55 countries and is celebrated in over 140 countries.
This is to the issue of remembering and accepting your past and honoring you traditions that we discussed in SPRING 2016 UKRAINE REPORT: War Against Memory:
The colorful May 1 parade on Red Square and on central streets of all cities and towns was a time-honored USSR tradition. After 1991 it was discontinued for 20 years – thank Yeltsin for that.
Three years ago it was again re-started, following the overwhelming vote by the people. Yesterday, May 1, 2016, 100,000 people marched on Red Square alone – this was the unified march of the Trade Unions, organized together with the ruling United Russia party. Plus, Russian Communist Party had its own mass parade. Other parties had their own rallies, as well.
A short clip with highlights of the colorful Red Square May 1 Parade, plus, highlights from Vladivostok, Kazan’, St Petersburg, and other Russian cities:
This is a clip about May 1 celebration in Simferopol, capital of Crimea:
This is Pervomay (May 1) in Sevastopol, Crimea:
International May Day celebrations (and clashes in some countries):
SPRING 2016 UKRAINE REPORT! Nuclear Disaster, Elenovka Tragedy, War Against Memory, What Russia Wants
May Holidays and the dangerous spring 2016
This is a cold and dangerous spring of 2016. At least in Ukraine it is. So much is going on that I’ve decided to publish this new UKRAINE report in two parts.
Part 1 addresses a number of crucial new events and important threats facing Ukraine. These are:
1 The shocking Elenovka tragedy – a clear proof of Kiev breaking Minsk-2 peace agreement.
2 Polish and Ukrainian war against Russian monuments and their own history.
3. Chernobyl-2 in the making: persistent dire warnings of possible new nuclear disaster in Ukraine!
Also in this report:
4. The whole truth about Hitler and Nazi Germany.
5. What does Russia really want in Ukraine?
6. How Putin and Lavrov, through peaceful means and reason, outplayed Merkel and Hollande and why Poroshenko won’t be able to attack DNR and LNR.
7. A concise Lada Ray guide to Ukraine’s parts (See additional maps and complete explanation in ESR6: NEW KHAZARIAN KHAGANATE.)
8. Why the pristine Kherson Oblast I once knew is being turned into a disaster zone, being invaded by ISIS militants and the ‘right sector.’ More in the future Earth Shift Report: CRIMEAN AGENDA.
9. Worrying news from Odessa! City’s bracing for possible civil war on May 2 and May 9. The world’s eyes are on Odessa! Part 2 of this report, SPRING 2016 ODESSA REPORT, will put in perspective the dangerous events expected there.
10. Plus, a pre-announcement: upcoming surprise Earth Shift Report re. big changes in EU!
We are approaching May Holidays (RUS: Maiskie prazdniki)
What is that? Maiskie prazdniki is the cumulative name for two holidays: May Day on May 1, which is celebrated as both the day of spring and nature and as the international day of worker solidarity, and May 9, or Victory Day, marking the end of WWII and the Russian victory. Both are very widely celebrated in the entire Russian World / post-Soviet space.
During this period the provocations and clashes in Ukraine are widely expected. Also expected are provocations in other post-Soviet and Eastern Europe countries.
Poland’s war against monuments to Soviet soldiers, those who died liberating Poland from fascism
Polish government is descending more and more into fascism. It has announced the dismantling of something like 500 monuments to Russian soldiers, who liberated Poland during WWII. Hundreds of thousands of Russian and other Soviet soldiers who gave their lives for Poland, had been buried on Polish land. In the past several years vandals desecrated many Russian burial sites and Polish authorities dismantled many Russian monuments. In fact, those local mayors who resist dismantling monuments experience threats from the government and Polish nationalists.
It has to be noted that some simple Poles have been writing to the Russian Foreign Ministry with apologies for the actions of the Polish vandals destroying the Russian soldiers’ graves all over the country and the Polish government destroying monuments. Some try to restore and protect them. I’ll refrain from posting the graphic images here, but you can find them online, or search for videos on YT.
In this post I wasn’t planning on invoking the obvious word: karma. But there will be consequences for such actions. I’m not talking about any ‘Russian vengeance’ here. Not at all. I am talking about divine justice.
Incidentally, I warned about Poland’s descent into madness, isolation and hatred since 2014. Back then, a Polish woman indignantly wrote to me that I had no idea what I was talking about, that Poland would never, blah, blah… And, oh, look: just a couple of years later – as predicted!
Their biggest fear is the United Eurasia: the plan to keep Europe and Russia separate
The campaign of dismantling Russian monuments and other anti-Russian hysteria in Poland is accompanied with the usual BS about ‘Russian occupation.’
This convenient mantra was slapped together by the Transatlantic handlers for their current Eastern Europe vassals back in the 1960s-1980s. At that time it was used to tear as many countries as possible away from the USSR. Today it serves the purpose of artificially keeping the people of Eastern Europe and Russia apart. By stoking a fire wall of animosity between Russia and EU’s Eastern Europe members, the puppet masters are able to keep the Iron Curtain between Western Europe and Russia alive and well.
This is all a part of the same global game of weakening and isolating Russia from the rest of Europe. The creators of this lie are the same as the creators of anti-Russian sanctions and the ‘subversion’ of Ukraine. They will do anything to keep Russia and Europe apart. The thing they fear most is the re-unification of Eurasia into one continuous cooperative and mutually beneficial space – as it historically was and as it’s supposed to be.
In ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT I talk at length about Stratfor Baltic-Black Sea Plan and how Poland is being used to erect a new Iron Curtain between EU and Russia.
Please read ESR8 for a full picture, tying together the worrying events in Poland, Odessa, Pridnestrovie, Moldova, the Balkans and Caucasus. Nothing that happens in those convoluted for the Westerners parts, happens by accident!
The whole truth about Hitler and Nazi Germany
The destruction of Ukraine on all levels continues. A big part of it is the destruction of human memory, re-writing of the genetic code and own history. As Ukraine descends into fascist madness, it is simultaneously ‘decommunizing.’
Hmm… we’ve seen this before in one nice European country, called Germany. The outcome of the German Nazis’ all-consuming thirst for denial and destruction of others is well-known: it caused the near destruction of Germany itself.
It’s amazing to me how short and selective human memory is! I hear everywhere – even heard it a couple of times from my own readers – that Hitler was a good guy and that it was UK and US that made him take the slippery road to destruction. Frankly, I have very little patience with people like that, so I’ll just say it this once.
One: these are the kind of people who think they are independent thinkers because they read this in some obscure book and because they think it’s unconventional to think this way. In reality, they simply regurgitate someone’s hidden agenda.
Two: Yes, it is true that Hitler and Germany were manipulated into starting World War II. Simultaneously, they were pumped up with credits and technology by UK and US. The ultimate goal of this scheme was to unleash Hitler on Russia/USSR in order to destroy the only country that always stood, and continues standing, in the way of Anglo-American globalist expansion and the complete takeover of the world. Along the way, they wanted to destroy another rival – Germany itself.
However, the whole point of being a national leader is to be smart enough to see the pitfalls and traps prepared for you and your country. I am leaving aside Hitler’s hideous national-fascist Nazi ideology, which is partially explainable by Germany’s defeat in WWI. But only just. Again, who was forcing Germany to BEGIN WWI? Yes, they were manipulated by the same forces. But where was the wisdom and common sense?
There, obviously, was none. Incidentally, a German philosopher said: ‘Every country deserves its government.’ Germans ELECTED Hitler and watched indifferently as he prosecuted those who had a different opinion inside the country. The people of Germany also watched and participated(!) as Hitler invaded and looted country after country. Incidentally, the same was true for Japan, which invaded and brutally killed millions of Chinese, Mongols and other Asians.
IF national leadership and the people of Germany allowed themselves to succumb to outside manipulation, if they knowingly benefited from the tragedy and suffering of millions of others, if they CHOSE to purposefully and willingly participate in inflicting terrible destruction on the peaceful people all over the globe – they are responsible and there is nothing that can change that! Hitler and all those who were a part of the German/Japanese/Romanian aggression against other countries are war criminals and their crimes can never be forgotten, unless humans want a repeat of 1914, 1939 and 1941.
Some may say there was no choice. There always is a choice! Some Germans went to concentration camps or were killed because they spoke up. Others became anti-fascists and resistance partisans, or surrendered to Russian troops because they refused to participate in the massacre of Russians, Soviets and Europeans.
Three: I just have one simple number for you – 27 million lives. This is what Hitler’s and Romanian aggression (in Odessa and Moldavia) cost Russia and the entire USSR. Primary losses were in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Two members of my family died and more were wounded during the Great War of 1941-1945.
36 million Chinese were massacred by the Japanese aggressors during WWII period.
Incidentally, I have absolutely no problem with German people. Two of my best friends in school were Germans; I love Germany and German culture. Same goes for American, Polish, Japanese, or any other people anywhere on the globe.
It’s not about anyone’s culture or nationality – it’s about world view and civilizational choice. It’s also about one’s conscience.
That said, on this site we have zero tolerance for anyone who promotes Hitler or Nazis/fascists of any sort. Permanent ban will be implemented against anyone who posts such comments. See BLOG RULES on top bar.
What Russia really wants in Ukraine
Ukraine won’t be able to repeat the German fate, no matter how much Kiev ukro-nazis try, because Russia won’t let that happen. If Russia weren’t doing everything to keep Ukraine from descending into ultimate madness and complete self-destruction, if Russia played by the same devious rules as the West, by now we would see the entire territory of Ukraine in the midst of civil war. The loss of life, coupled with the destruction of most infrastructure, would be much more widespread.
As it stands, Ukraine is doing an excellent job of imploding all by itself, even when others try hard to cushion the fall.
I wrote in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT that the West has no idea how many means of secret influence, intel gathering and sabotage Russia does possess in Odessa. The same exact thing is true for all of Ukraine. The reason Russia isn’t using these means is one and only: Russia is trying to preserve the lives, infrastructure and psyche of Ukrainians.
Russia is doing everything humanly possible to gently neutralize the US plan: turning one part of the Russian people against another part of the Russian people.
The West is using Ukraine as a puppet and a disposable tool to manipulate and weaken Russia.
Meanwhile, Russia’s goal is to keep Ukraine as intact as possible in the midst of self-inflicted destructive psychosis, activated and supported by foreign entities. Feel the crucial difference!
As I predicted back in 2014: Russia continues carefully and patiently remolding the situation in Ukraine, which eventually will lead to Ukraine’s turnaround. To do that, Russia is absolutely correctly treating Ukraine with kid gloves, even when it doesn’t deserve them.
Russia is Ukraine’s only hope for survival. Russia treats Ukraine and Ukrainians with kindness and forgiveness of a mother or father, who, despite the cruelty and bad behavior of a prodigal child, knows that one day that child will learn its lesson and return home. No one else needs or wants Ukraine, with all its problems.
Despite all difficulties, this, only correct, strategy is starting to bear fruit. Look at how different some European countries’ position is today, compared to 2014! Remember my 2014 predictions? More and more people in Ukraine and West will be awakening to the understanding of what’s going on; slowly, gradually, Ukraine will be turning back towards Russia and away from the West.
But the task ahead is truly monumental. After 25+ years of Soros/US/ukro-nazi brainwashing, coupled with oligarchic infestation and socio-economic disaster, some younger Ukrainians had forgotten who they were, succumbing to anti-Russian propaganda. It will be very hard, but possible, to rehabilitate this lost generation.
As it is, Ukraine had lost its way 25 years ago and it must go through this cleansing process. When health has been neglected for so long, the cleansing never looks pretty. There is no way of going forward without getting rid of old problems first.
But on the surface, it seems the opposite to my hopeful forecast is taking place. Today’s situation in Ukraine resembles the expression ‘it’s darkest before the dawn.’
Chernobyl 2: New nuclear disaster in the making!
On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the loud expert warnings sound that the remaining functioning Ukrainian nuclear stations are a disaster waiting to happen. They have begun replacing the compatible Russian nuclear fuel with American Westinghouse fuel, which proved to be incompatible. This fuel was previously rejected by other Russian-built nuclear stations, for example, in Slovakia and in Ukraine itself.
Kiev’s severing ties with Russia means that stations are not being properly maintained and Russian-made parts are not replaced on time. All four stations are getting old, approaching a point of no return. Using the incompatible Westinghouse parts may lead to a catastrophe.
The biggest worry is the reckless exploitation schedule. Due to power shortages after Ukraine refused to maintain the unified power grid with Russia, operators are forced to constantly speed up reactors to maximum capacity during peak hours. Such experiments led to Chernobyl catastrophe 30 years ago.
The Elenovka tragedy
Two days ago Kiev executed a targeted bombing against peaceful civilians. Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and scores wounded, in Elenovka village. These people were sitting in their cars near border control post between DNR and Ukraine, waiting in line to cross to the other side. Some of them were retirees forced to drive to Ukrainian side to get their pensions, others – on their way to visit families or tend to their fields stuck on the other side.
Because Kiev continues shutting down border crossings, more and more have to use the same crossing, resulting in long lines. People sometimes have to spend the night in their cars, waiting for their turn to cross. Just before the shelling, locals reported hearing a Ukrainian drone, and shortly after, the Minsk-agreement banned heavy Ukrainian artillery began shelling cars with sleeping people inside.
Link to video with the aftermath of the Elenovka tragedy. Warning! It’s very graphic!
In my recent post Poroshenko Prepares New War in Donbass? Why US, EU and OSCE are Blind and Deaf? I said:
“If Kiev can’t attack directly, what can Ukraine do? Instead, they are attempting to provoke DNR and LNR. To accomplish that they continuously shell peaceful citizens and villages near frontline. The idea is to anger the republics so much that they lose their cool and begin retaliating, thus breaking Minsk 2 agreement. After that Kiev, US and EU get to blame DNR/LNR and, of course, Russia in violating cease-fire. If that should happen, Kiev and US will immediately demand new sanctions against Russia and attempt to vilify Russia and Putin yet again.
This is why DNR/LNR can’t respond to obvious provocations. The especial cruelty of the situation is in the fact that innocent people and animals suffer under shellings, with no recourse.”
This new provocation falls in line with Kiev tactics of trying to provoke DNR/LNR into retaliating. Poroshenko is desperate. He is being pressured by EU, and now even by US due the election year, to start fulfilling Minsk agreement’s demands. He can’t do that because his own Rada will tear him apart. His only choice is to re-start armed conflict in Donbass to delay Minsk-2 fulfillment. This is why provocations, targeting peaceful civilians, will continue.
My prediction is that the Elenovka tragedy won’t go as planned by Kiev. The plan to provoke DNR into retaliating is needed to distract Ukraine’s public from internal problems, to re-ignite animosity against Russia, to delay the implementation of Minsk 2, to blame the republics for breaking the truce, and to instigate renewed sanctions against Russia in the wake of EU gearing up for their removal. However, all this will backfire.
Instead, the brutal killing of innocents will serve as yet another clear international proof of Kiev breaking the Minsk agreements. This event will put yet another nail in the coffin of the Kiev junta and its support by the West (many more nails still required, but it’s a start). If not, then EU, US, Canada, IMF and NATO will publicly demonstrate to all that they condone the slaughter of innocent civilians. Before some crucial referendums and elections, and in view of recent EU and US criticisms, this won’t look good.
The revolt in the EU has already begun: French parliament votes to lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU. Recently, the people of the Netherlands have voted ‘NO’ in a referendum on Ukraine’s EU association. These are the first harbingers of spring, more to come soon!
Ukraine’s war on monuments – war on its history and genetic memory
Scores and scores of Lenin monuments have been destroyed all over Ukraine. Let’s recall that ‘Ukraine’ as a state-like entity was first created by Lenin as part of the USSR. Before that, there was no country called Ukraine, not even an autonomy.
The destruction of Lenin and other monuments all over Ukraine is accompanied with the wholesale looting and re-sale of parts of these monuments. The video below shows how many such monuments were destroyed and how the enterprising ukro-nazis posted ads all over the internet to sell parts of ‘Illich.’ A whole bust of Lenin, painted in blue-yellow Ukrainian colors, slightly dented: $35,000. Another internet ad about a sale of parts of what used to be a Lenin monument: ‘own a piece of history: made out of rare material, the same used to build the Red Square Mausoleum, price depends on body part.’ Disgusted yet? I am.
If Ukraine’s president, parliament, oligarchs and army can sell the entire country, why can’t these small ‘wheelers-and-dealers’ sell pieces of their history and heritage?
Video (The map of destroyed monuments reads: ’25 monuments to Lenin were destroyed, 5 – attempted to be destroyed.’ By now, I’d say there are many more):
This is the newest one, which happened yesterday: in Kiev, Ukraine, Ukrainian fascists from ‘the right sector and ‘azov’ tried to destroy Soviet monument to Chekisti – RUS: чекисты. The monument is to the first Extraordinary Commission’s servicemen circa Russian Civil War and first years of the USSR (1918-1925). The abbreviation ‘чк’ (pronounced as ‘chekah’) was used to designate the counter-intelligence investigative unit, establish by Lenin in 1918. Later it would be called NKVD and after that, KGB.
Again, let’s remember that without Lenin the entity we today call Ukraine would NOT exist. The territory was slapped together of a number of different areas of South Russia (Yuzhnaya Rossia, aka, Novorossia) and Malorossia (below see my guide to the parts of Ukraine).
VIDEO: ukro-nazis attempting to destroy the granite monument, with hardly a dent.
While not everyone agrees with the methods used by the Chekisti, it is still a part of Russian, Soviet, and therefore Ukrainian, history. Its role was often viewed as controversial, but also necessary, for as long as the country was in the deathly fight for its very survival.
The right thing to do is to accept what happened as part of the country’s history. Only by making peace with the past can one move forward. If you deny your past, your history, you deny yourself. In this regard, Russians are wisely accepting all facets of their past, good and bad. This is why Russia today is where it is, and Ukraine is where it is.
The Chekisti monument was built to last. As you see from this short clip, despite many days of efforts to destroy it, the monument was hardly dented. As one person commented: ‘The Chekisti are just looking down with disdain on these morons.’
The destruction of monuments in Poland and Ukraine are manifestations of the same darkness-induced craze that we are observing in Syria, where ISIS destroys priceless, UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as ancient Palmyra.
Normal people build. The urge to destroy what others have built is a manifestation of an overwhelming darkness experienced by the confused, undereducated and zombified minds, with violent tendencies.
Ukraine is a large country. A small minority of these thugs keeps in fear the majority. But I have to emphasize yet again that none of this would have been possible if these dregs of society were not supported and encouraged by the West! The West, especially and specifically the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brussels, as well as their stooges in Poland and Lithuania, actively supported and nudged these crazies.
During Kiev maidan, Victoria Nuland and US ambassador Payet personally blackmailed Ukraine president Yanukovich and PM Azarov, threatening them with forced removal from power and personal harm, if the government tried to resist maidan violence and restore order. Similar pressure was put by the EU governments and politicians.
Under any normal circumstances and in any normal society such people would have been in jail, which would deter others. Instead, they were touted as heroes. The all-permissiveness always breads more violence.
The biggest criminals are those from the West who came to Ukraine with the expressed goal to generate violence, hatred and death.
Due to severe imbalance, which the world has experienced in the past 25 years since the collapse of the USSR, the weakened Russia was unable to fulfill her global balancing and stabilizing role. Large numbers of the world’s young people have succumbed to propaganda. This propaganda could be Western, emphasizing Russophobia. But it could be extremist Islamist just as well. It could also be fascist propaganda, stressing the resurgence of the popularity of Hitler and Nazi ideology of hatred and destruction. All these may have a different wrapper and flavor, but their essence is always the same: aggression, hatred, destruction and harm to others, while enriching yourself.
Putin for president and Azarov for PM of Ukraine
Since 2014, most Ukrainians lived in shock and fear. Some were zombified and confused. But the change is coming, the awakening is happening, slowly but surely.
In BLACK SEA GAMBIT I said that if a referendum to join Russia took place in Odessa today, 90% would have voted ‘YES.’ Very similar numbers would be true for the entire South and East. Even Kiev and sane parts of western Ukraine may surprise us.
Kiev just swapped the inept PM Yatsenyuk, who presided over the 2014-2015 destruction of Ukraine’s economy, for the equally inept PM Groysman, who is Poroshenko’s puppet. A poll conducted in Kiev showed that only 29% approved of Groysman as PM, while 58% wanted back Nikolay Azarov, who was PM under Yanukovich. Some now say that ‘Azarov was the best thing that happened to Ukraine in 25 years.’
An earlier poll conducted in Ukraine showed that 82% of Ukrainians wanted Putin as their president.
Renaming of streets, factories and cities – another maniacal epidemics sweeping Ukraine
As part of ‘decommunization,’ streets, factories and major enterprises are being renamed. The citizens are resisting it as much as they can. There are instances when the new name sounds suspiciously similar to the old one. Example: under pressure, a factory in Donetsk oblast (the part located on Ukraine side), was renamed from the ‘Illich Kombinat’ to… the ‘Illich Kombinat.’ Illich is Lenin’s patronymic and he was often called by this alternative name. ‘We renamed it after a worker of this factory, whose patronymic was also Illich,’ explained the locals.
They made an attempt to rename Odessa and call it ‘Kotsyubiyivsk’ (try not to break your tongue). Of course, if they succeeded, that alone would have caused Odessa to secede.
Wholesale destruction of Russian monuments
Under the guise of decommunization, ukro-nazis are destroying monuments to Russian scientists, writers, artists and also generals, who liberated Ukraine during WWII. In 2014, under the cover of the night, they removed the Odessa monument to General Chernyakhovsky, who commanded the army liberating Odessa. I bet Chernyakhovsky’s bust has already been sold to the highest bidder. Just like the ancient monuments of Syria, Ukrainian monuments, or their pieces, end up on the black market, often being sold to Western ‘collectors.’
Odessa, monument to Pushkin on Primorsky Boulevard
This greedy and senseless destruction of everything in sight is happening all over Ukraine. Recently, the famous monument to the 19th century writer Pushkin was under threat in Odessa. Ukro-nazis are continuously threatening to destroy the gorgeous monument to Katherine the Great, founder of Odessa. Obviously, aristocrat Pushkin and the Empress of Russia were ‘damn communists’ and had to be purged. Both monuments are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and were saved due to the widespread international indignation.
LADA’S GUIDE TO UKRAINE
End of 19th century English map of South Russia and Malorossia (Little Russia)
Ukraine was slapped together out of several parts, of which the majority was, and continues being, completely Russian-speaking, despite all the brainwashing. This was done by Lenin in 1922 for several reasons: geopolitical, internal political, psychological and ideological. I explain in detail what those reasons were in ESR2: UKRAINE and ESR3: OLIGARCH WARS.
While we all were a part of one big Soviet Union, no one was bothered by it that much. People were prepared to tolerate being a part of Ukraine even after the breakup, as long as they were able to easily commute to Russia for better jobs, sell their stuff to Russia, and be a part of the Russian culture through TV, books and concerts. But now they are unable to do any of that: Russian TV, journalists, artists, writers, cultural icons and political figures have been banned in Ukraine.
I believe I’ve mentioned this in Black Sea Gambit: Kiev is so afraid of the truth that they have banned me and my blog, FuturisTrendcast! Ukrainians can’t read my blog directly, but of course, there are many methods to bypass the ban in a roundabout way.
As soon as these bans began happening, this is when everyone suddenly began remembering that in fact they were never supposed to be a part of Ukraine, that Kiev usurped power and that they really wanted to go back to their roots.
Parts of Russia that became parts of Ukraine in 1922 and later:
Donbass (spelled out as the Donets Basin – RUS: Donetskiy Bassein) – presently Donetsk/DNR and Lugansk/LNR.
South Russia, basically consisting of the historic Tavria and Bessarabia. The Black Sea coast, including Odessa, Nikolaev and Kherson. Pridnestrovie (breakaway Transnistria) and pars of Moldova are included. The famous Tavrian steppes stretch along Black Sea from Odessa to Kherson and into Crimea.
Crimea (aka, Tavrida) – now a part of Russia again.
True Russian territories, including the ancient Chernigov, Kharkov/ Slobozhanshina (the area which was part of the lands gifted by Empress to the South Russian Cossacks), Dnepropetrovsk and more – what is often referred to as ‘Eastern Ukraine.’ Dnepropetrovsk, located next to Zaporozhie, is also a part of the traditionally Cossack territory.
Original Zaporozhie Cossacks territories – presently the industrial city of Zaporozhie and Zaporozhie Oblast. I talk at length and explain everything about the amazing, colorful culture of the South Russian Cossacks in ESR6: NEW KHAZARIAN KHAGANATE.
Everything I listed above is historically referred to as Novorossia (New Russia), although of course Russians (Russo-Arian Slavs) lived on these lands for millennia.
Present capital Kiev and poor, agricultural center and north of today’s Ukraine 1000+ years ago were called Kievan Rus, and 300-100 years ago – Malorossia.
Today’s Western Ukraine is correctly called Galitskaya Rus and Podkarpatskaya Rus. These are the lands of the Galician and Carpathian Rusins (RUS: Rusini; incorrect English: Ruthenians). During medieval times there was a pretty large Galitskaya Rus state there, which was invaded at different times by Poland, Lithuania and Austria-Hungary, who eventually destroyed it.
How Putin/Lavrov Outplayed Merkel, Hollande, Obama
& Why Poroshenko Cannot Restart Donbass War
In the midst of today’s gruesome Ukrainian landscape, there is something that has, perhaps, a more positive tone.
Donetsk warns of imminent Kiev attack on DNR and LNR
Donbass braces itself for the new offensive by Kiev. Eduard Basurin from DNR ministry of defence and the head of DNR, Alexander Zakharchenko, continue to warn that Kiev is amassing troops and hardware in order to attack both republics.
However, as I said previously, I simply do not see how they may be able to pull it off (read my analysis in Poroshenko Prepares New War in Donbass? Why US, EU and OSCE are Blind and Deaf?
Additional analysis and predictions
The thing is that Poroshenko has to make certain noises to appease the radicals and ukro-nazis. But as far as real actions go, he really is tied up pretty tight. Besides, as we have determined previously, Ukraine is being slowly but surely ‘flushed down’ by the US and EU (as I predicted since 2014).
The Dutch referendum on Ukraine’s EU association sent a clear message. So did Biden’s advice to Kiev Rada to begin federalization process ASAP. So did yesterday’s French parliament’s vote to lift anti-Russian sanctions (French parliament votes to lift anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU). And this is just the beginning!
But there is more:
The more information comes out about the atrocities and lies of the Kiev junta, the more EU citizens question the position of their governments. Europeans question more and more the propaganda that told them that Russia was bad, Kiev maidan was good and that EU did the right thing backing Kiev together with USA. The longer anti-Russian sanctions last, the more EU farmers, shippers and industrialists get impatient. Meanwhile some notice that while EU trade with Russia shrunk dangerously, US trade with Russia INCREASED! And that’s in the midst of sanctions! Slowly, US companies are taking over EU business with Russia.
More and more Europeans are realizing they were simply duped and the revolt is brewing.
Merkel, Hollande and other former advocates of anti-Russian sanctions now have no choice but to support Minsk-2 peace agreement at all cost, since the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions has been tied to its fulfillment. In a way, EU as a whole has cornered itself by imposing sanctions on Russia and tying them to Minsk-2 fulfillment.
Neither DNR/LNR nor Kiev are really planning to fulfill Minsk 2 in full. It is actually impossible to do so while this Kiev junta is in power. Poroshenko and his government can PRETEND to implement only certain points. The entire Minsk-2 in principle cannot be implemented until after the ukro-nazi Kiev junta is gone.
This signifies that:
1. What I said from the beginning of 2014: EU elites are inept and don’t understand at all what they are doing, which European citizens are finally beginning to grasp.
2. Merkel, Hollande and others will have to support Donbass truce at all cost. They are being watched by opposition and electorate. The alternative means they and/or their parties will lose the next election for sure. Recall my 2012 prediction about Hollande betraying the hopes of his electorate! As to Merkel, the recent 11% drop in her ratings will continue accelerating. All in all, her political career is finished. It’ll take time, but she’s on her way down.
3. EU supporting Poroshenko’s new offensive on DNR/LNR will give additional ammunition to eurosceptics and accelerate the breakup of the EU.
4. As I predicted in 2014, Putin and Lavrov were absolutely right not to antagonize Europe, continuing to patiently work with them throughout Ukraine crisis and despite their openly provocative, anti-Russian attitudes. This patience and lack of antagonism looks a little toothless to some. I had said that it was the only correct approach.
We’ve already been through this in 2008 with Georgia and several times during 2000s, when Ukraine shut off Russian gas to EU. They yell and scream, and stomp their feet. Then they calm down and recognize that Russia isn’t a monster and that, may be, just may be, they jumped the gun.
I know, I know. Putin, Lavrov, and Russia in general, are the only adults in the room and their patience is truly angelic. While Obama and US destabilize everything they get their hands on, Russian foreign policy is the only thing that keeps the world from plunging into a new global war.
VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Odessa’s cold spring 2016: city and oblast are bracing for blood and violence on May 2 and May 9!
This spring is especially hard for Odessa. After Crimea and DNR/LNR, Odessa is the biggest symbol of resistance against the Kiev junta. May 2, 2016 is the 2nd anniversary of the terrible tragedy, when 48, or likely more, people were burned alive on Kulikovo Polie. Kiev and ukro-nazis, together with Saakashvili, are determined to make a bloodbath out of the May 2 and May 9 in Odessa. Thousands and thousands of trained ukro-nazis from ‘azov’ battalion and western Ukraine have descended on Odessa. Provocations are expected everywhere. Tensions are the highest since 2014. Basically, people are gearing up for civil war and fear the repeat of May 2 massacre.
What is happening can be big and is also a harbinger of important changes in Ukraine and around the Russian World.
On Monday, May 2,
I’ll publish part 2 of the UKRAINE report: The ODESSA Report!
Read it in conjunction with my timely ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT,
dedicated primarily to Odessa & Black Sea events and conspiracies!
Kherson Oblast is dying — and Crimean Agenda ESR
As I remember it growing up, Kherson once was a quiet sleepy hollow, complete with untouched, contemplative nature, robust agriculture and down to earth people.
Kherson is dying: it is experiencing a disastrous invasion of ukro-nazis and Islamists from ISIS, Turkey and Crimean Tatar Mejlis, which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia. The damage to the environment is terrible and the damage to the population is catastrophic.
Their ultimate goal is to squeeze out the native, Slavic population and replace it with Muslim transplants. It may sound crazy and bizarre, but it’s not so incredible if you look at the map and notice that Kherson Oblast borders Crimea to the south – the only land connection to the Crimean Peninsula.
Having lost Crimea, US, Turkey and Kiev have concocted a plan to destabilize it through Kherson. All this is a part of the bigger agenda to destabilize Russia by creating zones of instability all around Black and Caspian Seas. To those who plan all this, people’s lives don’t matter.
All this is the topic of the upcoming new Earth Shift Report
It’s an explosive and eye-opening Earth Shift Report, crucial for understanding the Russian and global geopolitical situation. However, due to urgent May events surrounding Odessa, Russia and EU, I’ll be postponing it till further notice. Since Crimean – Kherson situation is still in development, CRIMEAN AGENDA will come a little later. Please stay tuned!
The present focus is on hot EU developments!
New, surprise Earth Shift Report coming your way!
I received a lot of questions from readers regarding TTIP, Brexit, the possibility of the breakup of the EU, the Dutch, German and French revolts, etc. Therefore, I am preparing a surprise Earth Shift Report in which I’ll address all that, and more!
Formal announcement coming! Stay tuned!
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A friendly nod to my tweepal
@banksterslayer for pointing it out.
This video, released by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister and head of defence industry, Dmitry Rogozin, shows a successful test of a new protective suit for the Russian military. The tester walks through huge explosions and bursts of flames, while being totally unaffected by them, thanks to the latest Russian Terminator suit.
There is currently not much more known about this new secret Russian military invention with anti-explosive body armor characteristics.
And it’s a woman!
As those who watched my Earth Shift Report 4: ALIEN TECHNOLOGY & NEW RUSSIAN WEAPONS know, I call the new warfare: the 4D warfare (more on 4D here), as opposed to traditionally crude, 3D warfare, in which millions have lost their lives. I coined the term ‘4D warfare’ to describe the new type of warfare, in which protective technologies come to the fore, and physical damage is avoided at all cost.
This is the wave of the future a new DEVELOPING GLOBAL TREND, in which Russia will be the leader and pioneer!
The 4D warfare puts emphasis on protective and disabling technologies, rather than aggressive, lethal, physical carnage technologies, aimed at destroying as many ‘enemies’ as possible.
It’s still warfare, and still a confrontation – YES! But those who understand how geopolitics work, those who grasp that certain entities in our world would do anything to destroy others if given the opportunity, will appreciate that taking away the chance for a successful aggression will do wonders to stop the aggressor, while preserving life. Therefore, the defensive and protective 4D technology is a huge leap forward in human consciousness, compared to the devastation of the previous world wars!
Incidentally, this is a timely reminder, since we are approaching Victory Day on May 9th, marking 71st anniversary of the end of WWII. Human memory is short – many have already forgotten the devastation of World War II. Some advocate re-writing history, while the resurgence of fascism/Nazism is on the rise (WWII & Great Victory).
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Apr 24, 2016: Extreme mission on drifting ice near North Pole as a test for Russian airborne troops. Immersion in ice-cold water just a few miles from the North Pole wasn’t among the hardships planned on this training mission, but the soldiers took the plunge anyway – just for fun. RT’s Roman Kosarev reports from the Arctic.
The world we live in is full of negativity and unpleasant news, on which we are forced to focus every day in order to shine the light of truth on grave problems and injustices. However, today I want to focus on something, perhaps tragic, but still inspiring and rather positive in a very profound way.
Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko (left) with dad
This is a very touching story of Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko and his heroic death in Syria. Facing imminent capture, he called the Russian fire upon his own hidden position after being surrounded by ISIS jihadists, thus taking many islamists with him to the grave. He was posthumously awarded the Gold Star of the Hero of Russia. Lieutenant Prokhorenko has left behind his pregnant wife.
Alexander Prokhorenko and wife Ekaterina
Incidentally, Prokhorenko is a typical Ukrainian name. You’ve probably heard me say before that there are millions of Ukrainians living in Russia, since essentially ‘Ukrainians’ are, simply put, Southern Russians, and most of the normal ones don’t consider themselves separate from the Great Russians in any way.
With great dismay, I often talk on this blog about the embarrassment that today’s Kiev junta-ruled Ukraine has turned itself into. This young man proves that there are good Ukrainians left in the world.
But the story of the Russian hero doesn’t end there. A French couple, in protest against the French media and government’s silence about Prokhorenko’s act of heroism and Russia’s role in Syria, decided to donate their cherished WWII medals to his family.
I’ve said that today’s Ukraine is an embarrassment. However, in truth, today’s collective West’s behavior and manipulation is an even bigger embarrassment, especially that of the US and EU.
But while the West is silent, trying to ignore facts and twist the truth to suit its agenda, ordinary people do speak up. It’s people’s diplomacy at work: Prokhorenko family has been getting letters and donations from all over, through Russian embassies and organizations. These tokens of support won’t replace their beloved husband and son, but they do confirm the family isn’t alone, as many grieve with them.
Touching video with details of Lieutenant Prokhorenko’s Syria act and the French couple’s gift: