I previously wrote to you about the blog/site called Stanislavs.org. It is written by a friend of mine, Stanislav Sokolov, who’s originally from Russia, but has been living in Norway since the ’90s. He has done an absolutely tremendous amount of work to keep the memory and record for all of us those things that could be forgotten or distorted, if not for selfless people like him!
Stanislav uncovers the forgotten, and often forbidden, truths covered up with lies about Russian and world history, old and new. He has translated lots of interesting videos, articles and pieces, to which the English-speakers would have never had any access, if not for him, or others like him! The feat even more remarkable due to the fact that the scope of material he tackles is often enormous, but even more so, because English is Stanislav’s THIRD LANGUAGE!! (As it is mine!)
Stanislav has emailed me recently, saying that he may not keep his blog for too long, going forward. He writes that he is losing heart because his efforts seem in vain; that history repeats itself; that few ever want to hear or know the truth!
FRIENDS! Please, please, PLEASE, let’s prove him wrong! Let’s show Stanislav that people DO remember, DO want to learn, and DO want to know and understand someone else’s point of view!
I am posting here some links to Stanislav’s posts and his latest thoughts. Please check out his posts by clicking on links below!
LINKS & Stanislav’s words:
“Dear Lada. Though I was not intending to write about COVID-19 at my blog, the events, the ongoing Russian help to Italy (and its malignment in the NATO-press) forced my hand, so to speak. As I was watching Russian planes land in Italy and the Russian military units going out to help people, I had a strong sense of deja-vu, which I could not quiet place. The dots connected today! Many years ago I read of the Russian sailors helping save people of an Italian city from under the rubble left by a powerful earthquake. After doing some research today, I translated two articles describing the events in Messina in December of 1908. It is a deja-vu, indeed…”
One-of-a-kind gorgeous piece of the ancient Scythian gold (RUS correct: zoloto Skifov). Much of the priceless Scythian gold from the Crimean Museums disappeared without a trace while on museum exchange exhibit in Holland in 2014 – read, was stolen by Holland! – This image is from my 2014 pieces on FT and Lada Ray YouTube Channel (read more below):
From Stanislav’s email to me:
“Disappointment? Yes, maybe… Or, rather, disillusionment. A feeling that there is very little that can be done to change the outcome of this global “whack-a-mole” game, though it is worth trying when the worst happens. First time I was broken out of the everyday revere, was in 1999 when NATO attacked Yugoslavia. And then next time was when the war on Ukraine and Russia started during the winter OG of 2014. Both in 1999 and 2014 it was the acute injustice of the events that made me raise my voice. But whereas in 1999 there were many other voices raised against the attack on Yugoslavia, the attack on Ukraine was met with apathy at best – and with approval at worst – in the society around me. It felt, and still feels, like being a lonely warrior on a vast field.
Rewriting of WWII history… Yes that pains me greatly since it hits especially close to home (https://stanislavs.org/the-road-to-victory-my-grand-uncles-path-from-moscow-to-berlin/).
I’ve come across it in communication with some American acquaintances. Some quite intelligent people, who suddenly come with those 180 degree turned WWII postulations. Europeans are less subjected to it, but given the history of Holland that I wrote of here: https://stanislavs.org/russians-are-coming-restoration-of-the-dutch-kingdom-year-1813/ I am pretty sure that the Russian role in WWII will become maligned and twisted in the whole of the West given some more time, and with the lies so big and on so many levels, that you feel helpless as to where to start so as to unravel them.
Closing this, I wanted to draw your attention to the following 4-part documentary:
I think you reflected the events in your Gold Train novel. It is still a shock to watch the scale of the wholesale robbery of Russia that took place in the 90s. 57kg of gold were just a tip of the iceberg. A lot of jewellery, which were not even displayed at museums because they were so unique, were shipped to the US, where they were dismantled, the diamonds sent to Europe for re-processing, while the precious metals were treated as scrap. (I wonder if the same fate has befallen the Scythian gold…(LADA: which the Netherlands stole from Crimean museums in 2014, using the pretext of not knowing who to return the priceless artifacts to, after Crimea became a part of Russia. The museum curators are still crying and very upset about losing there precious exhibits due to Holland’s unscrupulousness and greed!)
And all this happening while the country was starving, when the precious items could have at least been used to buy food as was done after the 1917 revolution.
All the best and take care of yourself and loved ones in these challenging times!
(LADA: I want to mention that I do not necessarily agree that it’ll get worse. There is a possibility of the record getting better, as more people in the West awaken and stop trusting in the lies of Western MSM, politicians and history books, thanks in large part to the efforts of people like Stanislav, and yours truly.)
Recent Stanislavs.org sampling:
- Crimean Bridge Complete – The First Passenger Train Passes!
- The Reason for the Destruction of the Family Values in the West
- Happy ending for Lisov father and his three daughters, who escaped abduction by the Swedish CPS
- History being rewritten in front of our eyes…
- Western-language words having Slavic/Russian/Rus roots
- “So many? Really?” Germans do not know how many Russians were killed by their ancestors
- Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Crimea’s Reunification with Russia
- NEWSFLASH! A former Ukraine SBU operative sheds light on the dark doings of CIA-backed Ukraine junta
- 20 Years Since US-NATO War-criminal Invasion of Yugoslavia and Declaration of War on Russia
- Five Years Later, the Crimean Scythian Gold Worth $4 Million May Fall into Poroshenko’s Hands
- New Year of Peter I and the Roots of Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden – Their True History
- USA’s plans for the nuclear annihilation of USSR (Russia) and China disclosed
Apr 6, 2020. Here’s what I wrote as a comment to Stanislav’s latest post on Russian help to Italy, twice in just over a century:
I love this new post. Amazing, practically forgotten piece of history! How many selfless and generous deeds by Russians have gone unnoticed, or worse, maligned for years! Hell, for centuries, due to the low consciousness level of humanity. Due to fear, jealousy, greed, aggression and all those unsavory energies I talk about in Quantum Calibrations!
But the tide is turning! The reality is changing, no matter how much some are in denial. People start remembering true, but forgotten history. This is why your contribution is so invaluable! Thank you for letting us all know on Lada Ray Patreon, and for leaving the link!
Also, before the 75th anniversary of Victory, I want to have a series of posts on FT or FT 2.0, or both, we’ll see. I usually have some sort of Victory Day marathon. Perhaps you want to participate. Let me know if you have something interesting you want to translate on your blog – I can repost it on FT! It would be nice, especially considering the virus situation and the fact that most public celebrations may be cancelled or reduced. It’ll be a shame, but we should do more virtually.
Friends! Perhaps you’d also like to leave some nice and encouraging words for Stanislav,
so he doesn’t feel alone or discouraged!
Even a few words would be awesome, to let him know that you have read and appreciated his work! That would also help drive the traffic to his site! THANKS!
(TIP! When posting a comment, unless it’s very short, write it out first in notepad or elsewhere, and then copy and paste. His site times you out if you are writing it for more than a couple of minutes, which is what makes it so hard to post a comment there.)
GO TO Stanislavs.org!
WE NEED STANISLAV’S VOICE! WE NEED HIS HUMBLE, BUT OH SO NECESSARY WORK!
I hope he never stops writing and translating!
According to my Multidimensional SOULS Theory, Stanislav is a
MEMORY, HISTORY, TRUTH & True ROOTS KEEPER
Just imagine how important people like him are for the fabric of human society! They preserve the memory of things long forgotten within their genetic code. This code gets activated, like it has been now, when people are ready to receive the knowledge of the forbidden historic truths!
I do this, too, every time I get the chance, but I have many other responsibilities. You can explore my posts on FT. I also have EARTH SHIFT & Forbidden History WEBINARS. Check’em out, if you are new.
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The schism begins! Orthodox Church of Florence, Italy, in protest leaves Constantinople Patriarchy and joins Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
The fallout of the global religious war started by Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew (Istanbul) driven by ego, jealousy and greed, together with Kiev junta and US, has begun! Read my preceding FT post: Lada’s Commentary! Russian Patriarch Kirill Speaks: Constantinople Patriarch Religious Schism Result of ‘Global Demand to Destroy Russian Church’
LINK: Община Флоренции ушла из юрисдикции Константинополя в знак протеста против решений по Украине (RUS). Translation: Orthodox community of Florence left Constantinople Patriarchy in protest against decisions on autocephaly for Ukrainian Church.
- Решение об этом было принято в знак протеста против действий Фанара на Украине, пишет издание Parlons D’orthodoxie.
The community said that ‘they stopped understanding Constantinople Patriarch’ and couldn’t go on with him. Florence church now joins the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which is an autonomous branch of the Russian Church.
Incidentally, The Russian Church Abroad, uniting Pravoslavnie (Russian Orthodox) believers from N. America to Australia, already expressed its complete disapproval of the schism orchestrated by the Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew. So did a number of other Eastern Orthodox churches, including the Church of Alexandria and All Africa, Church of Antioch and All East, and Church of Jerusalem.
**Unlike in Catholicism, in Orthodox Christianity each Patriarchy is autonomous and such decisions can be made collectively only. Bartholomew broke all rules and canons of the church, by acting as if he was a Pope. The problem is that his actions are fully supported by the US, as I’ve shown in previous post.**
How many other church communities will leave Constantinople patriarchy? Will this religious war split and weaken the global Orthodox church? Yes, it will, as this is the original design of puppet masters, in order to weaken and destroy Russia, by hitting at its mainstay spiritual foundation. But this will backfire in the end for those who have masterminded this scheme.
By latests polls, 92% of Ukrainians will stay with the Russian Church, Moscow Patriarchy, and they are ready to defend their churches and monasteries from forced takeovers planned by Kiev and Bartholomew.
And this is just the beginning! The real fallout is only coming for the Constantinople patriarchy, Kiev junta and those who are pulling strings behind the scenes! The result may be incredibly and shockingly bad… And they don’t even know what’s coming to them…
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In this post, related closely to the article below, I explain the new type or international relations proposed by Russia. I also explain why I call Trump the American Gorbachev and where the US is heading.
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One of the latest is a complete 180 degree turnaround by the West towards Russia – as I predicted back in 2014! A global fight not against, but FOR Russia is on.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has called on the end of the witch hunt against Russia and for the improvement of relations between Russia and EU. The signal is clear; Junker and Brussels politicians go where the wind blows. They’ve been getting pressure to rescind anti-Russian sanction from rebelling members, notably Italy, EU’s third economy. The new Italian coalition, called ‘the friends of Putin’ is in a fight for the control of government against Eurocentric elites.
The biggest fish in the pond, Germany and France, have been switching gears in midair as well – and in a hurry.
Last week Putin received first Merkel, and then at the St. Petersburg Forum, Macron and IMF Chief Christine Lagard. Japan’s PM Abe was also at the forum. So were Chinese deputy PM and the president of Moldova Igor Dodon, who doesn’t miss a single forum.
Trump/US received unusual criticisms from Merkel, Lagard and Macron, while all three made overtures towards Russia. I found IMF Chief Christine Lagard uncharacteristic criticism of the US and Trump especially striking.
Merkel finally found the missing backbone and re-affirmed Germany’s full commitment to Nord Stream-2, which is being completed in a rush manner, despite tremendous pressure from the US.
Macron’s attitude during his state visit was completely uncharacteristic of his intermittent powerplays and strange mancrush behaviors with Trump. He was demure and meticulously respectful towards Russia and Putin. He even tried to be refined, citing Tolstoy’s War and Peace episode during the FRENCH (!) takeover of Moscow, in order to make a point of reconciliation. It almost sounded like a hint: I’ve learned my lesson, big brother, please forgive me… As we know, Napoleon’s takeover of Moscow resulted in absolute devastation of the French army and a hasty retreat out of Russia with few survivors. The end result was the army of Russian Cossacks dining in Paris and inventing for posterity the French bistro (if you don’t know the story, I’ll tell you some day).
Notably: as Putin told Macron during the St. Petersburg Forum panel, if France is afraid that US won’t ‘protect it’ any more, based on Trump’s new policies — no worries, Russia will help. Macron replied meekly that France still has Transatlantic obligations, but also has some of its own military force.
The signs of the US/Trump withdrawing from various treaties and obligations to allies are very visible. The allies are in shock.
As to Trump, he is fulfilling some of his election promises, but what he is not noticing is that by doing so, he is facilitating the Earth Shift (read more in next Patreon post!).
Meanwhile, also consistent with my predictions about the Time of Russia the Great Balancer, pilgrimages of different country leaders to Russia continue and grow.
Not far behind Macron was the PM of Bulgaria Borisov, who visited Putin in Moscow last week. When Putin offered his hand, the big Bulgarian instead rushed to embrace him in a tight bear hug.
Putin responds to Bulgaria PM Borisov hug
This comes as an abrupt and drastic change in Bulgaria’s behavior.
The big question is why?…
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Ahead of G20, an Italian farmer transformed his cornfield into a giant Putin portrait, using his tractor and demonstrating impressive artistic skills:
Xi Jinping and Putin really hit it off, and relations between Russia and China are the best they have ever been in history. This is the third time this year the two leaders have met. Last year they met 6 times.
Remember my 2014 predictions? One of them was that the more West tries to put sanctions or vilify Russia, the more Russia will swing to the East, and toward China as the leader of the East.
One of my flagship millennial predictions is about Russia the Great Balancer rebalancing the world away from the West and towards the East.
The latest threatening moves by the US towards China work the same way: they very effectively push China closer and closer towards Russia. The grand sum is yet again, my prediction coming to fruition: Russia the Great Balancer rebalancing away from the West and towards the East.
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Italy’s eurosceptic anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) has achieved a breakthrough by winning mayoral elections in Rome and Turin. 37-year-old Virginia Raggi beat ruling party in Rome. The win is expected to be a massive blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s center-left Democratic Party (PD).
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Vladimir Putin has completed his 2-day state visit to Greece, where he met with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and Greek president. At the airport Putin was lavishly greeted, complete with red carpet, honorary guard and 3 jets flying overhead in his honor.
Putin arriving to Greece:
Greece, much like Italy, Cyprus, Hungary and France, as well as Germany, is trying to find a way to bypass sanctions and to increase trade with Russia. If you ask me, the easiest way to ‘bypass’ sanctions is to simply end them. But Brussels and Berlin play games, and this is what gets the rest of Europe in trouble.
One area for both Italy and Greece that may shine is Russian tourism, especially after Russian tourism left Turkey and Egypt. Another area could be investments. As I mentioned before, Italians are active at investing in Crimea, and so are Germans. Russian companies would be glad to invest in EU, should the opportunities present themselves. Russian energy is always of great interest for Greece, Italy and most of Europe. However, the political games being played make it difficult for businesses to make deals based on reason and necessity.
In view of the EU sanctions, Russia works with certain separate countries, such as Greece and Italy.
The clear three reasons Italy and Greece are at the forefront of friendly relations with Russia are:
- Their economy is more dependent on trade with Russia and, therefore, they have much more to lose from bad relations with Russia;
- Club Med countries suffer more than Germanic countries from EU’s economic downturn and their need for additional markets is much stronger than for some Western European counties;
- Greece and Italy are traditionally some of the most friendly to Russia countries in the EU.
Greek PM Tsipras talked about the pressing need to remove sanctions and proposed to serve as an intermediary between Russia and EU.
During the visit, Putin mentioned that it was time to translate the great relations between Greece and Russia into mutual economic benefit.
Putin – Tsipras meetup video: Russia and Greece sign various documents re. improving trade relations, energy, tourism and other cooperation agreements.
Notice the important symbolism and body language on the above video image!
Putin and Tsipras are clearly leaning towards each other. This always denotes mutual trust and affinity. In fact, Tsipras is leaning towards Putin more.
Now, let’s look at Putin’s arms. They are open, which means he has nothing to hide. But Tsipras arms are folded, which means he is guarded or isn’t as open as he’d like to be. The reason for this regrettable (as Tsipras is, no doubt, considering – just look at his pensive face) guardedness is revealed by the flag situation to the right of the image. Greek flag is there next to the EU flag, sort of juxtaposing itself to the Russian flag on the other side.
Here is the hidden message conveyed:
‘We, Greece are talking to Russia, but haven’t forgotten that we are a member of the EU, whether we like it or not.’
In fact, as revealed by the combination of Tsipras’ body language, the fact of Putin being met as a very special guest upon arrival to Greece, and the added symbolism of the flags, there is a dissonance being present.
Tsipras hidden message is: we would love to have tighter and more intimate relations with Russia; in fact, that would be our preference, but we are confined by our membership in EU, which imposes severe limitations on who and to what degree we can be friends with.
During his visit to Greece, Vladimir Putin also visited the Sacred Mount Athos (RUS: Гора Афон), the so-called Republic of the Monks, housing 20 Orthodox monasteries, including a 1000-year-old Russian monastery. During service, the monks put Putin in the emperor’s place. Since you can’t sit during an Orthodox service, on visits to Mount Athos Byzantium Emperors of old would stand in a specially constructed, gilded honorary portico.
Putin in Byzantium emperor’s portico. Photo says: ‘Greece treats Putin like king during visit’:
Brief video – Putin on Mount Athos:
This is a longer, 25 min video of Putin’s visit to Mount Athos:
The monks recall a story of this good omen: during Putin’s first visit to Mount Athos in 2005, a donkey appeared on the road, and it ran in the center of the road in front of, and then next to, Putin’s car all the way down hill. On Putin’s way back, the donkey waited for him and again ran in front of his car, this time all the way uphill. The monks interpreted that as a fortunate sign from the Holy Mother, the patroness of Mount Athos.
In conclusion: Dmitry Medvedev has dropped a sanctions bombshell
Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia intends to extend her anti-EU/US food and agricultural embargo (aka, return sanctions) till the end of 2017. This is what Russian domestic agricultural producers ask us to do, said Medvedev.
Recall that I predicted this outcome from the beginning of the 2014 events. I said that EU’s anti-Russian sanctions are a blessing in disguise and that Russia will use them to strengthen domestic agricultural producers, as well manufacturers, who will be able to occupy the shelves with their products, previously entirely filled by imports.
I also said that the longer EU continues with sanctions, the more European products will find themselves squeezed out of the Russian market.
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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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Pope Francis: Catholic Church’s Pope, an ancient title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, in which capacity he is Sovereign ad vitam of the Vatican City State. Born: December 17, 1936 (age 78), Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Full name: Pope Francis. Nationality: Argentine. Parents: Mario Jose Bergoglio, Regina Maria Sivori.
During his visit to Italy two days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francis at the Vatican. It has to be noted that, while the Pope is obviously not fooled about what’s happening in the world – undoubtedly, his Argentine roots play a role in his clear vision – Italy as a state also is trying to find a way to quietly mend relations with Russia outside of the EU. It’s interesting that Putin’s visit took place directly after the G7 bash in Germany, during which Merkel and Obama sang a lot of anti-Russian songs in-between of sips of banana-flavored beer (not kidding) and vowed more anti-Russian sanctions.
It is also happening against the backdrop of the US trying to sneak its mid-range nuclear missiles into the EU, targeting Russia, and many other ugly things that signal the fresh push for World War IV (WWIV because, in all truth, we should really consider the Cold War as WWIII). But more about that in another piece.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s third meeting with Putin in the past year is a signal that Italy is attempting to distance itself from Germany and the US. Italy is obviously trying to wiggle its way out the crippling anti-Russian, and return Russian, sanctions. Italians have told me that Italian agriculture is hard hit by the quid pro quo sanctions.
At the same time, Italy is trying to revive its lucrative energy cooperation with Russia, which the US and its vassals in the EU are actively sabotaging. Italian energy companies have been working on deals with Russia since Berlusconi. The most important component of these deals was the direct supply of the Russian gas to Italy via the southern route, which was supposed to be accomplished via South Stream. The northern route – Nord Stream – was successfully and very quickly pushed through by Germany, utilizing the German clout in international affairs.
Italian clout isn’t nearly as substantial. Moreover (I wrote about that in the past), Berlusconi’s reputation with women notwithstanding, he was undoubtedly pushed out of his post because of his close relationship with Putin and ‘excessive’ friendliness towards Russia.
The Italian energy companies, first of all Eni, took a blow after US managed to sabotage South Stream and the project was closed. The new Turkish Stream project is needed like fresh air by many countries, but it is already running into significant difficulties due to sabotage from the same source. See my video: Macedonia Coup Attempt – War Against Russia & China (LRL12). The new twist in this saga is coming up in one of my future vids. Stay tuned!
Pope Francis is another thing all together. Catholic church and the Vatican continue to hold a very substantial sway over worldly affairs, even if this soft power is invisible to most.
Francis’ interest in meeting with President Putin isn’t so much economics, although this issue concerns anyone who lives in Italy; while the Vatican is a separate state, it is, after all, geographically a part of Rome. Additionally, much of the Pope’s flock resides in Italy and surely, his people are well-aware of those farmers and shippers who are going bankrupt because of sanctions; they know of losses Italian energy and industrial companies are suffering.
Still the Pope’s main interest at this point is geopolitics and the diplomacy of peace. And that’s where it gets interesting.
During Putin and Pope’s behind-the-closed-doors visit, which lasted 50 minutes – longer than prescribed – Pope Francis gave Putin the “Angel of Peace” medal. This medal is said to have the ability to create peace and protection, as well as the solidarity among peoples. The choice of words is very interesting: a symbol – ‘talisman,’ ‘wish’ – of protection and peace is being given to Putin by the head of the Catholic church. ‘Solidarity’ is the word feared terribly in the US, but used broadly in socialist and left-leaning societies, including South America and Pope’s native Argentina. Pope Francis has also mentioned that the Bible addresses not just spiritual matters, but also geopolitics as one of the important aspects of human co-habitation. The above language of symbols and hints, typical for the Vatican, thus reflects an important message.
The US pressured (and by pressure I mean blackmailed, coerced and attacked in the media) Francis to take a tough line on Putin and condemn Russia. Meanwhile, the head of the so-called Greek-Catholic church of Ukraine archbishop Shevchuk criticised the Pope for meeting with Putin and urged him to shorten or cancel the meeting.
The Greek-Catholic church of Ukraine is something that was created in the 18-19th centuries, during a forceful Catholic conversion of the western Ukraine population – at the time under Catholic Poland and Austria-Hungary. It is in fact Catholicism disguised with a thin layer of Greek flavor (the words ‘Russian Orthodox’ were banished).
Since the 2014 Kiev maidan coup, Ukraine’s Greek-Catholics took a very violent posture against Russian Orthodox churches and priests, traditional for most of Ukraine. Many Orthodox churches in Donbass were destroyed by bombings or burned down and looted. Many priests and church-goers continue being threatened and humiliated. A large number of Orthodox churches all over Ukraine were forcibly taken away from the rightful owners and converted into Greek-Catholic ones.
Someone asked me last year, when all this was going on, whether Pope Francis was becoming a hidden ally of Russia. My reply was that the only thing Francis could do as far as Ukraine was to offer an olive branch and try to distance himself from what was happening in Ukraine. This is what he did.
The extreme violence and rage of the primarily Greek-Catholic element from western Ukraine isn’t something he can control. But after the violence finally calms down and the right people come to power in what is now Ukraine (recall my timeline: 2016 -2018), all the churches wrongly taken away from the Russian Orthodox church will be returned to the rightful owners. Let’s consider this one of my little predictions. Putin and Francis spoke behind the closed doors and the topics of their conversation were not disclosed. But knowing Putin, I am sure that he got a promise from the Pope that he would use his power to return the churches.
The Vatican continues being a powerful and deep-reaching conglomeration of various interests, from spiritual to financial and geopolitical. This is one of those entities that can subtly influence world opinion and serve as part of the diplomatic solution, when used for good. There are one billion Catholics in the world today. The power of the Catholic church stretches through Europe and Latin America, as well as many countries of Asia and Africa. Catholic influence in the US is not as significant and it is doubtful that Pope Francis would be able to talk any sense into the US ‘leadership.’ On the contrary, US has the audacity to admonish the Pope and read him lectures on how he should conduct his affairs. What else is new?
But it is out there for all to see that this Pope is different. Pope Francis clearly disagrees with the West and the US and he clearly prefers Putin. In fact, there is a talk of an unlikely alliance. Call it a soft-power diplomatic-spiritual alliance. Francis likes the fact that Putin has positioned himself as defender of Christians, who are under attack in Syria, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. Francis also took a pro-Assad and pro-Syrian government position against the US.
Pope Francis and all heads of the Catholic Church – as leaders of most other main religions – prefer Putin to Obama, or other Western leaders. The reason lies in Putin’s straightforward conservative values combined with his active stance in promoting religious tolerance, equality, friendship and cooperation between various religions. I hear the same from prominent leaders of Jewish and Muslim religions. Since most people on the planet are religious, this is something that endears Putin to many.
Pope Francis is undoubtedly anti-US hegemony, anti-Western imperialism and militarism. He has to be as diplomatic and possible, but the fact remains: this is certainly his Argentine roots talking. Based on the above, Putin and Francis hit it off pretty well.
But it goes deeper than that. I believe that it’s well beyond Pope Francis and his personal preferences, although it helps to have the right man at the helm.
The Vatican elites aren’t blind. They see where the wind is blowing – and it’s away from the US and West, towards the East. Call it abandoning the sinking ship of the West OR steering the Vatican ship into more promising waters…
The Vatican is re-orienting towards the East, Russia and China.
And the Vatican isn’t the only one. Israel is doing the same, and not just Israel.
But what about Putin? Oh, he plays his master chess as usual. I wrote in 2014 that Putin, with his out-of-this-world tireless productivity, circled the world and managed to glue together a network of various allies all over the globe. Sure, the US has the biggest and scariest army in the world; it also controls the world media and financial system. It can intimidate, bribe, blackmail or attack anyone. That’s why countries are afraid to speak up. But the future is behind the alliance that is forming quietly, and often secretly, behind the scenes.
Putin continues looking for new allies, quietly weaving together the new world, where the US won’t be hegemon. And now the Vatican is slowly but surely shifting towards this alliance.
Italy is the friendliest towards Russia out of all significant Western economies. The Vatican, located in the middle of Italy, is positioning itself for the future. The Pope’s friendly position towards Putin and Russia also reflects the opinion of the majority of Catholics in Italy, Spain, Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and all of Latin America, as well as Asia and Africa. And it’s not what Washington has hoped for.
An interesting confirmation of what I said from an unlikely source, CNN!
I really don’t read or watch CNN. But as I was looking for the Pope and Putin’s image online, this popped up: ‘Why only Putin could turn up late for meeting with the Pope’ – Link to article. Moscow (CNN):
“There aren’t many world leaders prepared to keep the Pope hanging around for a meeting. Russia’s President is perhaps the only one.
Pope Francis discovered this on Wednesday as he waited, patiently, for more than an hour at the Vatican for his guest to finally arrive. There aren’t many world leaders either who could annex one part of a neighboring country while backing a bloody rebellion in another part, and still avoid strong criticism from, arguably, the world’s most influential religious figure. Vladimir Putin appears to fall into that narrow category too.
The issue of Ukraine was raised, we’re told, during their brief, closed-door meeting. According to a Vatican statement, “The Holy Father affirmed that it is necessary to make a sincere and great effort to forge peace,” in the war-ravaged country. Pope Francis and Putin also agreed to “restore a climate of dialogue.”
But the exchange was not the condemnation called for by many, including members of the Greek Catholic congregation, who number millions in Ukraine, and who have expressed frustration at the Pope’s failure to criticize Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict. Nor are the words likely to satisfy the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, who urged the Vatican, ahead of the Putin meeting, to “say more about concerns on territorial integrity” in Ukraine.
To be fair, the Vatican is not following the same diplomatic agenda as Western governments regarding Russia.
Hale goes on to suggest that Francis may play a diplomatic role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine too. But if Wednesday’s meeting was anything to go on, in which the Pontiff and the President exchanged gifts, I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
No, that meeting was more about Putin than the Pope. Just a day after being publicly scolded by the world’s industrial powers, the G7 — including a particularly strong rebuke from U.S. President Barack Obama — Putin was shoulder to shoulder with the spiritual leader of 1 billion Roman Catholics worldwide.
Russia may not be quite so isolated after all.”
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Bravo and congratulations to the left-wing SYRIZA party for spectacularly winning the Greek elections!
My brief predictions (I may expand on them later):
This is the beginning of an end of the EU!
What is fascinating is that in this resistance to the EU and US dictate, the most unlikely forces get united: from far left to the very radical right; from spiritual people to simple farmers and big industrialists. This is because the present day US/dollar-centric ‘world order’ makes no sense to anyone, and just about anyone who has two brain cells to rub against each other wants change.
However, it will take perhaps a few years for Greece to exit the EU due to how entangled the economic and financial situation is and how much pressure Greece receives from Brussels, Germany (which stands to lose most), and France. And don’t forget the NATO pressure; plus, the biggest monster of them all – the United States!
I see Greece exiting the EU around 2016 or 2017. This event is set in stone and is just the matter of time: GREECE WILL EXIT THE EU!
More defections are on the horizon, including Italy, France, UK, Hungary, among others.
Many smaller Eastern European countries are desperate to exit the EU, but they are practically enslaved by Germany, as they say, and can’t get out. Even Italians complain that they had been enslaved by Germany, remembering with nostalgia the good old non-EU days, and confessing how much they hate Merkel.
That said, many Germans also understand very well what is happening, as we discussed in a number of previous articles.
The whole thing will implode and exodus out of EU will become a stampede by the 2020s. This will be an interesting deja vu of the implosion of the USSR.
At the same time, more and more countries will want to join a union with Russia and become part of Eurasian Union and SCO. Once 2020s roll in, you won’t recognize the world around us!
As I said in my last piece, West Invaded Ukraine: English-Speakers, NATO Troops Fight for Kiev Junta in Mariupol!, the deeper US/NATO/EU dig their claws into the poor Ukraine, trying so hard to destroy it in order to harm Russia, the harder they will fall in the end.
Incidentally, did I mention that both Greeks and Italians love Russians, and en masse support Putin and Russia. I just spoke with various people from both countries. They are also very much anti-Kiev junta, and anti-fascism in Ukraine and EU. An average person on the street understands correctly what is happening in Ukraine. Moreover, today, TV in both Greece and Italy is showing a pretty truthful account of the events in Ukraine.
The Italians are incredulous and angry that US/EU/Kiev would bomb people, blockade cities, deny pensions, and destroy infrastructure in E. Ukraine. My sister residing in Italy (who is originally from the Russian city of the ship-builders Nikolaev, located not far from Odessa – both for now a part of Ukraine), as well as my other sources, confirm that. Similar opinions are coming from the people of other countries, including Cyprus, Albania, Romania.
The people all over eastern and southern Europe know what is going on. They also hate the anti-Russian sanctions and confrontation with Russia. For now they think they can’t do anything about it. But the discontent is brewing and status quo will change!
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