Voices from Russia

Sunday, 8 July 2012

8 July 2012. There’s Nothing Official, Semi-Official, Unofficial, or Just Plain Rumour Out Yet on JP… Show Some Patience… It’s a Virtue

Be prepared for all sorts of self-justifying crapola from the First Families later today. More and more, this appears to be a farcical Ruritanian coup, not a serious change of administration. The Centre hasn’t committed itself, yet…


There’s nothing surfacing on JP, yet. NOTHING. NOT A THING. SILENCE. Ergo, all the speculation should cease until we all get some more solid intel to go on. However, there’s been some reaction to Yustinian serving with Herman Swaiko:

I hope that you aren’t suggesting that Herman might be reinstated in Jonah’s place? In some ways, he might have been superior, I think the community in general would get whiplash trying to assimilate such a turn of events.

My reply was:

It means that the Centre is no longer publicly behind JP. As for anything else, my Russian contacts are just as flummoxed as anyone else is. There’s no news, that’s all one can say of the matter. Just sit tight…


My take, based on the information available at present, is that the move against JP is a First Family coup led by pukes such as Kishkovsky and Potapov. They saw JP dragging them under, so they launched a putsch. Whether this is Red October or the Beer Hall Putsch remains to be seen. It’s very poorly executed; the fact is that the putschists have no “narrative” in place to explain their seizure of power. Indeed, they’re acting like the loony August putschists in 1991… that led to the fall of the USSR. Shall this lead to the OCA‘s fall, as well? One can only hope…



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