On this day a year ago
Ukraine and Russia— popular perceptions
I was just thinking about the “level”, culturally, of Russia and Ukraine.
When you think of Russia in terms of historical culture, a host of names come to mind at once. In the world of literature, you could cite —to name but a few of the most famous— Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Bulgakov, Lermontov, Sholokhov, Leskov, Yevtushenko, Solzhenitsyn etc.
Some of those writers, eg Gogol and Bulgakov, were in fact born in Ukraine; Gogol was ethnically and culturally Russian as well as Ukrainian. After all, Ukraine and Russia were together for a thousand years.
In music, one thinks of, inter alia, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Borodin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Shostakovitch, Myaskovsky, Khrennikov, Popov, Shchedrin, Sviridov and many others.
The same can be said of painters.
As to Ukrainian writers, composers etc, there are quite a number (e.g. Lyatoshinsky), but few who would be known to people in the UK, USA etc.
It is true that, until about 30 years ago, there was a broadly Russifying policy in the Ukraine and, in both the 19thC and under Stalin, a general repression of Ukrainian language, but that is not the whole picture.
Ukraine is a country the same size as France, and which has today a population of over 40 million (minus 5-10 million now living beyond its borders).
There can surely be no doubt that, historically, Russia has produced a great deal more, culturally, than Ukraine, whatever reasons can be adduced, yet when we look at Western propaganda, whether in the msm or on Twitter etc, all we see is that Russians are “savages“, or “orcs” (a reference to the brutal and stupid evil soldier-creatures of The Lord of the Rings) and so on.
By contrast, the Ukrainian (Kiev regime) people and soldiers are represented as being far far better than Russians.
Well, of course, “in war, truth is the first casualty” but, even so, it is “disappointing” to see how easily bamboozled many people are in, say, the UK, and how enthusiastically the basically Jewish-pervaded msm has embraced its faux-war propaganda role.
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In the absence of credible intelligence (available to me), I cannot comment on the “UFO” reports.
I am hardly a fan of Trump, that squawking parrot in a cage guarded by Zionist Jews, but it is probably true to say that the Ukraine war would be over now without US leaders stoking the conflict by supplying weapons and money to Zelensky and the Kiev regime.
As blogged previously, China is now, broadly, in a similar position to that of the USA in the 1930s— an economic superpower but not yet a world military superpower. The USA, by contrast, is now in the position that the Western and Central European powers and empires were in at that same time, prior to the Second World War that toppled Europe from its rightful place.
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Apparently, by someone called Hollis, not by “Jack Monroe”. She will not sue Lee Anderson. She would lose heavily.
From the newspapers
“Russia’s feared new offensive has already begun says NATO chief, as he warns Ukraine is using more munitions than military alliance is producing.
The former Prime Minister of Norway called on NATO to ‘ramp up production’ of ammunition, as he said Ukraine’s rate of usage is far outstripping current capacities and draining stockpiles.
‘The current rate of Ukraine’s ammunition expenditure is many times higher than our current rate of production. This puts our defence industries under strain,’ he said.
Stoltenberg admitted that NATO was facing a ‘problem’ as current waiting times for large-calibre ammunition have grown from 12 to 28 months.“
Looks as though, before too long, the troops of the Kiev regime will run out of ammunition. If that were to happen, those forces would have to fall back, perhaps hundreds of miles back.
The sort of hit piece one would expect from the “British” newspapers…
“The Defence Secretary has demanded up to £10billion extra for the Armed Forces, it has been claimed, amid concerns the military is severely overstretched.”
Ben Wallace never made it beyond the rank of captain in the real army, but in the Westminster monkeyhouse he plays the armchair field-marshal.
Those idiots will not be satisfied until we have actual war with Russia, and until London is a smoking radioactive ruin.
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I wonder which nostril she used (to dispose of the proceeds)…