Voices from Russia

Thursday, 13 March 2014

American Protestors: No Taxpayer Funding for Ukrainian Neo-Nazis!

00 Fascism. Bushism. 12.03.14

“Fascism – Bushism”

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The American political action group National ANSWER is mounting a campaign to “flood” Congress and the White House with thousands of e-mails demanding, “Not one cent of taxpayers’ money be spent for the new Ukrainian government”, which it described as neo-Nazi. The activists stigmatised top US State Department officials for standing arm-in-arm with neo-Nazi leaders of the Euromaidan protest movement, who now hold many of the most powerful Cabinet positions in the Ukraine, including in the military. The online campaign emphasised on its webpage that the new Ukrainian junta’s anti-Russian and anti-Semitic rhetoric spoke volumes, as did their use of Nazi-styled symbols. Those who now have seats in the Rada, and make up the core of its ruling parties also supported many acts of vandalism against war monuments to Soviet World War II vets, including Ukrainians who chose not to collaborate with the German Nazis.

The new Kiev regime is a mixed bag of rightwing and openly fascist forces, with the line between them only visible to those in the know. The movements behind the recent coup… the erstwhile Social National Party now all-Ukrainian Union Svoboda and the Right Sector… are in the ascendancy, as shown by the fact that they’ve taken over the military and other key positions in the state apparat. For instance, the junta’s Minister of Defence, Igor Tenyukh, one of the three Vice Prime Ministers, Aleksandr Sich, the head of the National Defence and Security Council Andrei Paruby, are all Svoboda neo-Nazis. In fact, Paruby co-founded Svoboda in 1991. At that time, it was the Social National Party and had the Wolfsangel (wolf-hook), which closely resembles the swastika, as its symbol. Paruby’s deputy is Dmitri Yarosh, who led the rioters of the fascist Right Sector on in Maidan. Yarosh gained notoriety after saying, “National socialist ideas are popular here. We want a clean nation, not like under Hitler, but a little bit like that”.

Today, Svoboda chieftain Oleg Tyagnibok is one of the most powerful people in the Ukraine. Speaking at memorial to a commander of the Nazi collaborationist UPA, which butchered tens of thousands of Poles, Jews, and communists, he once called on Ukrainians to fight against the “Russian-Jewish mafia”. Other notorious people in power include Oleg Makhnitsky, the Svoboda-affiliated General Procurator, who began his term in office by indicting Crimean leaders after they spoke out against the new order in Kiev, and Boris Filatov, the Deputy Head for the Southeastern Ukraine, whose approach to any anti-Kiev dissent in the east is, “Give the scum promises, give them guarantees, and, then, hang them”.

13 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/US-campaign-no-taxpayer-funding-for-Ukraine-neo-Nazis-3198/

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00 KPRF. Red Fist Smashes Nazi Swastika. 02.03.14

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Editor’s Note:

I believe that the junta timed a major provocation to coincide with Yatsenyuk’s trip to Washington. However, two things intervened to fuck it up, I think. Firstly, the Russians got wind of it… the junta is “leaky”, as it dismissed most of the pros in security; ergo, they lack the ability for serious counterintelligence and competent proactive intelligence. Furthermore, many underlings tell the Russians what’s what on the QT, as they’re convinced that the junta’s not long for this world. That’s quite bad enough… but that’s not all. Even the pro-junta Defence Minister admitted that the forces are useless… their training sucks, their equipment’s in bad order, their morale is in the toilet, their units are understrength… but I’ll betcha that their paper “ration strength” is up to TO&E so that senior officers and politicians can steal funds for THEIR mansions (after all, Yuliya, Kuchma, Kravchuk, Yushchenko, Turchinov, and Yatsenyuk did set an example, a bad one, but an example, nonetheless)… if that ain’t all, they lack proper sustenance, funding, and munitions (due to the massive graft and corruption by the Ukrainian political/oligarch class over the entire period of “independence”).

Note well the junta’s decision to form a “National Guard”. This will be a militarily worthless organisation. It wouldn’t be able to stand against the Crimean militia, let alone proper Russian troops. This element will lack training, discipline, and cohesion. It won’t have units that’ve had the proper time to season (a new formation needs at least 6-12 months to properly gel and form the bonds necessary for a steady combat unit). It’ll be an armed mob with a “licence to kill”. That is, I don’t believe that this “National Guard” is a proper military unit at all… the junta intends it as an anti-coup force and as its mailed fist against dissenters. It’s a new Schutzstaffel; in all ways, it’s a Svoboda Leibstandarte. The junta tells the world… “We seized power by force and we’ll not relinquish it. We’ll crush all those who dare disagree with us”.

All Leftists should take two things into account, firstly, Darya Mitina of the Left Front said:

Those who shout about “imperialist intervention” must remember that the primary goal of any anti-fascist front is that we eliminate the Nazi bastards. In this case, we see part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie, who aren’t in cahoots with the Nazis, who, with the help of the Russian bourgeoisie, crushes another part of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie that chose to ally themselves with Nazi stormtroopers. It’s quite clear with whose side the sympathy of the majority of the Ukrainian people lies, when it suddenly came face-to-face with a criminal-Nazi dictatorship.The main problem is that if one wants to end the fascist threat, one can’t localise it to only the territory of the Crimea, that’s why Russia announced that it’s not logical to send troops only to the Crimea, but also to the rest of the Ukraine. We mustn’t and shouldn’t support a war. We must and should support attempts to prevent bloodshed. One shouldn’t confuse the desire for peace with pacifism and defeatism. If the entry of the Russian army will serve as a deterrent, to condemn such is stupid.

Secondly, VVP is setting the stage for a communist revival after his exit from politics. Recently, when he named Gennady Zyuganov one of the most influential politicians in Russia, journalists tittered. I’ll tell all Marxists out there… the Putin period is a New NEP… Putin never coddled the oligarchs as much as they’re coddled in most post-Soviet states (after all, he did make Khodorkovsky bust rocks under the Arctic sun for more than a decade). The KPRF is the only organised political force in the country at all levels, and Putin, Zyuganov, and the up-and-coming Sergei Udaltsov all know it. Never forget, VVP was a KGB counterintelligence officer… and the Organy didn’t recruit fools. Take a look at VOR, RT, and the Russian side of RIA… they’re all much more friendly to the Left than any Western media outlet is. I believe that a new Communism will arise… Land, People, Faith, and Army… a new Marxism that’d internalise the mistakes taught by the former USSR, Empire, and crapitalistic Russian Federation… a new synthesis of Patriotism, Idealism, and Religious Belief. Remember, Marxism isn’t a static construct… it’s Hegelian, which means that the thesis and antithesis contend, but it leads to a new synthesis. That is, the old “militant antitheistic communism” is dead… the new “believing and patriotic communism” is alive… it LIVES! “Socialism lived… Socialism lives… Socialism WILL live!” Note well that the West opposes that. Oh yes, John Kerry, Victoria Nuland, and Baroness Ashton call the junta’s actions and intentions “democracy”… excuse me, I’ve gotta hurl.

BMD 

 

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Majority of Russians Regret Breakup of USSR

00 Unknown  Artist. We're Coming to the Victory of Communist Labour. 1970s

We’re Coming to the Victory of Communist Labour

Unknown  Artist

1970s

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On Tuesday, independent pollster Levada Centre said that more than half of Russians polled regret the breakup of the USSR; they believe that we could’ve avoided it. Of 1,600 respondents polled in 45 Russian federal subjects, 57 percent bemoaned the collapse of the USSR, whilst 30 percent said that they didn’t regret it, and 13 percent had difficulty answering. Seniors tended more to nostalgia than younger people. Only 37 percent of respondents aged 25 to 39 said that they regretted the collapse of the USSR. However, that figure reached 86 percent amongst those 55 and older. Only 29 percent said that the breakup was inevitable, whilst 53 percent said that we could’ve avoided it. The rest of the respondents couldn’t say one way or the other. The USSR formally ended on 26 December 1991.

15 January 2014 (MSK)

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140115/186524071/Over-Half-of-Russians-Regret-Loss-of-Soviet-Union.html

Editor’s Note:

When asked who the most influential politician in Russia was, VVP answered, “Gennady Zyuganov”. Pro-Western journalists sniggered at that. I believe that Vova knows the country better than they do. As a former member of the organy, he has no illusions about life, none at all. He knows that the “provinces” want the USSR back, and that the KPRF is the only real political party in the country. Besides that, only the KPRF is looking to the future in a real way, Gennady Andreyevich wants the young firebrand Sergei Udaltsov to replace him as leader when he steps down.

VVP wants no chaos when he steps down. The country agrees with him. I believe that Sergei Udaltsov will be the next real leader of Russia, and he may very well restore the old Union under the guise of the Eurasian Union (EvrAsS). Russia will end its present infatuation with the West and sweep away the godless neoliberal crapitalism now regnant. I wouldn’t want to be an oligarch, then… there’ll be a new emigration (the Affluent Effluent will flee to the USA, where the Republicans will ooh and ah over them)… the citizens of the Union will say, “Good riddance to bad rubbish”, and most of the world will agree with them. I wonder what the ROCOR will do when (not, if) that happens (will Potapov, Lebedeff, and Whiteford flip yet again?)… perspirin’ minds wanna know!

BMD

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Nutters Toss Molotov Cocktail at Church… Left Front Disowns Them

00 Molotov Cocktail – Resized

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On Saturday, the local MVD said that two self-identified Russian leftists face charges of torching a church in the city of Nizhny Novgorod in protest against a recent pro-church law. The MVD website stated that the duo pelted an Orthodox church with a Molotov cocktail last week. However, earlier reports said that the Molotov cocktail only burned one windowsill. The cops said that the attackers were members of the unregistered Left Front, a political vehicle for leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov, without providing their names. The suspects said that they were protesting against last month’s law that introduces punishments for offending “religious believers’ feelings”.

The opposition claimed the bill infringed non-believers’ rights, and linked it to the Church’s ideological alliance with President Vladimir Putin, whose re-election bid last year was endorsed by church head Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev. The city’s branch of the Left Front identified one of the suspects as group member Dmitri Kapelyush and confirmed that he plead guilty. On its page on the social network Vk.com, the Left Front said, “We don’t support such attacks… and we regret that we failed to explain it to our comrade”.

Earlier, the opposition website Kasparov.ru said that Kapelyush claimed that city police repeatedly threatened to fabricate a case against him. The church hasn’t commented on the case. Last year, it supported criminal persecution of three opposition members of the punk band Pussy Riot who performed an anti-Putin song in a cathedral, and who each received a two-year prison sentence. Puzzlingly, the perps weren’t accused of violating the law they were protesting against… police only charged them with deliberate damage of property, not offending believers’ feelings.

6 July 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130706/182091662/Radical-Left-Torch-Church-in-Russia–Police.html

Editor’s Note:

There are some zapadniki on the English side of RIA… they tried to spin this as a Left Front attack. It wasn’t… it was just cracked nutters, who claimed the Left Front’s mantle, that’s all. Note well that the Left Front distanced itself from the action and from the perps rather smartly. The Left isn’t anti-Christian (or anti-religious in general), but the Right IS anti-Christian… and the most virulently anti-Christian sorts are those who loudly proclaim themselves “Christians”… fancy that…

BMD

 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Putin Spokesman Peskov Sez Russia’s Internal Affairs No Concern of USA

00.01ac KPRF Election Protest. 24.12.11. Moscow

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The USA has no place in any dialog between Russia’s government and opposition movements opposed to President Putin’s rule, Putin’s spokesman told an American journal. In an interview published on Thursday, Dmitri Peskov told The National Interest, a bi-monthly American foreign policy journal, “The dialogue between the Russian government and the opposition can’t be a subject of the bilateral relationship between Moscow and Washington, and in no way can be an issue of [interstate] discussion”.

Putin frequently accused the USA of being behind the unprecedented protests against his rule that broke out in December 2011, whilst late last year the alleged torture of opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev sparked a diplomatic row between the two former Cold War foes. The USA also slammed last year a Moscow court’s decision to jail members of the anti-Putin punk rock group Pussy Riot over a protest in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Washington also expressed concern over the treatment of protest leaders such as Aleksei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov, both whom are facing long jail terms.

However, Peskov told the journal that Russia wouldn’t take into account American concerns over what The National Interest called “the domestic climate inside Russia”, saying, “Those are our domestic affairs, our domestic politics. We’re a democratic country, sharing the same values with the whole world, but we’re a country that’ll solve all the problems, domestic and the like, without any interference from abroad”. Peskov also praised what he called Russia’s “growing civil society”.

 25 January 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130125/179020255/Russias-Internal-Affairs-No-Concern-of-US–Putin-Spokesman.html

 

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