Voices from Russia

Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Ukraine on the Verge of Collapse

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Dude! Your Head is Up Your Ass! 2015

The figure on the ladder is A P Yatsenyuk… whose well-known nickname is “Rabbit” (after a character in the Sov-era Vinni Pukh multifilms). He hates this name, but everyone finds it apposite… for it fits his goofy appearance. The waggish word on the Kiev “street” is, “The Rabbit shits in a solid-gold toilet”… he’s one of the most-hated figures in the junta (his unpopularity is only exceeded by that of the Klichko brothers… whose arrogance and disregard for common folk is legendary). Yatsenyuk’s sister married an American Scientologist… so, the Americans do have a threat over his head… and Langley isn’t known for being humane and civilised.


The Ukrainian leadership insists that it rules a single and indivisible country, but it’s falling apart before the eyes of the entire world. The junta largely ignored the idea of ​​federalisation, even though it could save the Ukraine from collapse, despite the fact that European leaders strongly advised it to go this way. This led to the Crimea’s reunification with Russia, the war in the Donbass, and separatist sentiment in the Western Ukraine. Not only are independent political analysts convinced of this, so are many Ukrainian politicians.

V V Medvedchuk*, leader of Украинский выбор (Ukrainsky vybor: Ukrainian Choice), wrote on his blog on the Day of Unification that Ukrainian politicians should remember that centralisation has done nothing good for the country, saying:

Today, the Ukraine celebrates the Day of National Unity. 96 years ago, on 22 January 1919 in Kiev, on Sofiya Square, they proclaimed the Act of Union of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic. However, the unity of the independent Ukrainian People’s Republic, as the documents of the time called it, raises more questions today, especially in light of the unfolding events in the Ukraine. United doesn’t mean centralised. Prominent politicians and public figures… N I Kostomarov, I Ya Franko, M S Grushevsky, and M P Dragomanov… saw the Ukraine as a federation… just as I do. Failure to understand the need for federalism led to the breakup of the country. For 23 years, Ukrainian politicians built a centralised government, trying to unite the eastern, western, northern, and southern Ukraine by imposing unitary standards in the social and economic spheres. As a result, they forced the country apart. The centralised structure of the Ukraine, limiting the right of regions to be different, didn’t eliminate differences between regions, but laid the groundwork for internal conflict.

Political analyst Sergei Mikheyev gave his views on Ukrainian unity on-air on the Россия сегодня (Rossiya segodnya: Russia Today (formerly VOR)) radio:

To celebrate the Day of National Unity, the Ukrainian government continues to kill its own citizens and “juggle” the concept of “Consciousness”. The Ukrainian government talk about unity… they’re trying to justify their worthlessness with honeyed words, to cover their crimes and cynicism. All of their verbiage on this holiday is false from top to bottom. It makes no sense at face value. They go on a “Peace March”, but simultaneously begin shelling Donetsk and Lugansk. They speak of unity, but in fact, they in fact continue to pursue a policy that separates the people into those they consider “proper”, and those that they consider “odious”. It’s wrong to kill to build a “new” Ukrainian state. They talk about faith in God, but at the same time, they cook up satanic ways to kill people on holy days, arranging repression operations. They deceive people. The people who head the junta in Kiev don’t consider deception to be bad… they believe that deception is good if it allows you to reach a desired goal in future. They juggle words such as “spirituality” {perhaps, for this, he means the “Consciousness” of Galician national fascist ideology: editor} and “соборность” {sobornost: “collegiality” is a weak translation… it conveys the idea of the unity, single-mindedness, familiarity, “Volkstum/volkstümlich”, and “placedness” of a people… in Russian, it’s clear… in English, it’s a bear: editor}. It’s another fake holiday.

Crimean political scientist Denis Baturin said on Россия сегодня (Rossiya segodnya: Russia Today (formerly VOR)) radio:

From the beginning, the Ukraine suffered from infantile nationalism, so, it was never able to create a national idea that’d be able to unite both the western and eastern part of the country. Only general principles can unite the peoples of the east and west in one country; the main thing isn’t really geography, its different lifestyles, different ideologies, and different cultures. We didn’t find such a principle; so, today, the Ukraine breaks apart.

23 January 2015



* Medvedchuk said, “I believe that there should be no the rehabilitation of those who were in the UPA. We should never treat UPAniki like veterans. They’re different; I’m strongly opposed to them now, and I’ll oppose them in future”… the present junta GLORIFIES UPA terrorists… what more need I say about them and their Uniate/schismatic/sectarian backers?



Monday, 3 November 2014

2 November 2014. Is a REAL Ceasefire Part of the Gas Deal Between Russia and the Ukraine?

01 fishy poker game


00 Donetsk Republic 01 1918. 04.06.14


I’ve not posted yet as I’ve watched events and I’m gathering intel from my (limited) contacts. Everyone’s convinced that a Uniate junta sucker-punch is on the way… “When we let down our guard, the bandits will strike”. Yet, as for solid evidence, THERE IS NOTHING. Let me repeat that. THERE IS NOTHING SOLID OUT THERE TO HANG ANYTHING ON. Anything that you see in the media and on the net is irresponsible and ungrounded guesses. They know no more than I do… and I have NOTHING solid to give you. Stratfor’s analysis is always crank, of course… you’d do well to remember that they don’t have much more in the way of real resources than I do. They do have some middling business and bureaucratic contacts (just as I have some low-level correspondents)… that’s all. NO SIGINT… NO ELINT… NO HUMINT… NO NOTHING. I point this up as many rightwing bloggers are repeating their “conclusions” as gospel truth… they’re not. They’re speculations… biased towards material that’ll “sell” in the marketplace. They’re not real intel operators… they’re snake oil salesmen, nothing more.

The most interesting guess that I got from a contact was that a real ceasefire was part of the gas deal between Russia and the Ukraine. There’s nothing out there to back this. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t so, but it does mean that it’s an interesting comment, not a probability (although it does seem like the sort of thing that Vova would demand, and he does have the whip hand). What we do know is that a major convoy moved through Donetsk on Saturday and that the RF Gosduma recognised the Novorossiya elections. There’s been skirmishes near Gorlovka and the Donetsk outskirts and the VSN reports slackening resistance near Mariupol. A former Natsgadi thug elected to the junta Rada threatened terrorist actions in Russia, but Russia can pay back the junta tenfold for any such folderol. However, if the fanatics leave Novorossiya to “march on Kiev” à la Mussolini, they’d abandon not only the LNR and DNR, but all of Novorossiya (that is, the territory under the Krivoi Rog and Odessa People’s Republics in 1918). The “Ukraine” would shrink to the territory held by the so-called UNR in 1918 (with Poland, Romania, and Hungary jumping in to grab what they consider theirs… American protests would be bootless, and Russia would be the gainer). In short, the situation is so volatile that no one knows anything with certainty. Do have a care… there be wooden nickels in your change.

You pays your money and you takes your choice. Break out the cards and deal out a hand of pinochle… that’s all that we grasshoppers can do at the moment…


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