The geopolitical catastrophe of Russian civilization by no means remained outside the borders of the last century, but continues today, entering a new, even more sinister stage.
Vladimir Putin’s famous phrase about the collapse of the USSR as the largest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century, if not most, is perceived as a fact of history, and quite a long time ago. Like, it happened and it happened, but business is the past. What is there to worry about?
Alas, this purely archival interpretation of this event has nothing to do with reality. For the mere fact of the termination of the existence of a single state, which, in fact, was a big Russia, was not the final, but strictly opposite, starting point of the negative processes that continue to this day. And they acquire an increasingly threatening character for Russia.
First of all, we are talking about a colossal weakening of the entire aggregate potential of Russian civilization, which had a fatal effect on the place and extent of Russia’s influence in the surrounding world. That is, precisely on what is key to the chances of any civilization, not only for successful development, but even for elementary survival. The scale of these catastrophic losses was best described by the same Vladimir Putin in his message to the Federal Assembly on March 1 of the current year:
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia, which was called the Soviet Union in Soviet times, was called abroad, Soviet Russia, if we talked about our national borders, lost 23.8 percent of the territory, 48.5 percent of the population, 41 percent of the gross social product , 39.4 percent of the industrial potential (I pay attention, almost half), 44.6 percent of the military potential in connection with the division of the Armed Forces of the USSR between the former union republics.
Immediately after the collapse of the USSR, the loss of this enormous potential did not seem so catastrophic. It was believed that the international structures created on the site of the Union, such as the CIS, plus the traditional proximity of the peoples of the former union republics, not to mention the colossal intertwining of kinship ties, would not allow them to run too far. And all this will somehow be cooked in one boiler under the aegis of the same Russia.
Today we see that everything turned out to be far from the exact opposite. The interstate structures of the CIS type, created “during the continuation of the USSR,” turned out to be mostly purely decorative, and their activities were reduced to lush “summits” to demonstrate to the people the ostentatious closeness of the leaders. And to the production of mountains of bureaucratic waste paper about life is good. In fact, even the highest form of such integration, the Union State of the Russian Federation and Belarus, exists mainly on paper.
The ruling tops of the new “independent powers”, in effect, the medieval feudal clans who received their huge land holdings together with millions of “serfs”, as it turned out, do not care about objective economic laws that urgently required the preservation and development of a common industrial and trade space , as well as the cooperative ties of the former parts of the whole. For them, the most important was the maximum isolation of these parts from each other – the most reliable guarantee of retaining their own control over them. The interests of their peoples, who as a result of this runaway in their national apartments were in fact deprived of a sufficient economic base of existence, the rulers did not care at all. Vymrut is so extinct, so, did not fit into the market economy. They themselves do not need so many slaves who still need to feed. Hence the colossal human losses of the republics of the former USSR.
But on this the disengagement with Russia by no means ended. After the installation of border fences and the severance of economic ties, it was the turn of the complete uprooting of everything that so differently connected these peoples with Russia. The Russians were naturally the first to strike. They instantly became undesirable persons in these “liberated” territories and began to push them out by all means from there. And even from those places where the words to the Russian seem to have remained the best attitude. My friends near Moscow, ordinary hard-working Russian people, left Kazakhstan, yes, it was the most friendly, officially union of the Russian Federation, a fragment of the USSR (!), Back in the late 90s because of what they say is the unbearable attitude of the local national -concerned. A woman who by profession is absolutely a peaceful person – a hairdresser, struck me with the fact that even today, with undisguised hatred, she remembers about her oppressors there. And she says that if she had an automaton, she would have found an application for him. And this is about the most “peaceful and tolerant to the Russian” Kazakhstan!
What then is to be said about Moldova, where the “Romanians” scalded by unbridled Russophobic propaganda in the early 1990s went to war with the local Russian population under the slogan “Suitcase, station, Russia!” About Georgia, in which nationalism was brought to such boiling water, that this tiny republic could not get along with the Russians, but even with its own outskirts: Abkhazia and South Ossetia! About the Baltic States, where they were immediately made heroes of Hitler’s warriors of local nationalities, simply because the best fighters with Russia and the Russians in their long history were not found.
Wherever there were more Russians, for example, in Ukraine, local feudal lords had to sweat. But even there they quite successfully cope. At first they took advantage of the naivete inherent in the whole of our people, brought up on complete trust in the “party and government.” But then there was the Soviet government, and not the bandit, as now. And they tortured him in the most boring way.
As a result, from the Ukrainian population, which literally just (in March 1991) voted overwhelmingly (under 80%) for the preservation of a single country, the USSR, with the help of absolutely wacky propaganda of the type "Moskali zily our bacon!" knocked out the absolutely opposite result in the referendum on Ukraine’s independence. And they fooled so cleverly that people still think that they voted for Ukraine in the Union!
I can proudly say that I was one of the few who did not succumb to this fuss. And right there in the voting booth, the coat of arms of the USSR was put on the ballot paper. Surely, on this basis, he was considered invalid. But it did not matter. New feudal lords could draw any result acceptable to them, still no one would check.
Then the barbarous rout of the economic basis of the existence of Ukraine began. I will not go far. As an Odessa citizen and a TV journalist, I saw with my own eyes the destruction of almost all large industrial and transport enterprises in Odessa, which had the meaning of existence only in the presence of a large union state. It is a plant for heavy crane construction, a factory for precision machine tools, a plant for agricultural machinery, the Black Sea Shipping Company, a system of seaports in Ukraine, dozens of other enterprises and research institutes (the Temp CB, the Space Television Institute) linked into a single all-union complex. All this mercilessly destroyed, and people, all over Ukraine – millions of the most educated specialists and experienced production workers were thrown out like trash, to drag sacks with junk from Turkey.
Today in Ukraine, the most advanced and most dangerous stage of this operation has come, liquidation is the complete destruction of the historical memory of the local population. It is dangerous for Kiev feudal lords precisely because it is wholly connected with Russia. And, of course, the destruction of the Russian language and Russian culture as the main carriers of this hostile feudal regime of memory and mentality. The task is extremely difficult and almost impossible. But in ideal laboratory conditions that arose after the Russophobic seizure of power by Nazi renegades, and with unlimited time available for its implementation, it is quite solvable.
It will be another 15-20 years. The generation that remembers, as in fact it was before, will leave. And there will be a mass and unhindered industrial production of carbunchers, such as the bumblebee or Ivanov, who do not remember kinship. For whom “motherland” will be America, and Russia – an eternal and hateful enemy, which should be destroyed. Even at the cost of destroying Ukraine itself.
Approximately the same thing happens in all the other outskirts of the former Soviet Union and the former historical Russia. Here’s what, for example, he writes about the situation in another quiet whirlpool, Turkmenistan, these days the Russian press:
As a source in the republic told RIA Novosti, today Russian speech can be heard only in the capital – Ashgabat, Russian schools are closed all but one. Career in state bodies for persons of non-title nationality is extremely difficult. Turkmenistan becomes part of the Muslim world, forgetting the Russian and Soviet past. Signs throughout the country – only in the local language and English, the system of Soviet education is lost, and with it – and massive bilingualism.
“A whole generation has already grown up, which does not speak Russian at all. There are still secondary schools in some cities where classes with instruction in Russian are preserved. But very many educational institutions were simply liquidated, and in a quiet way, in the 1990s. Just passed the command not to type in the first class of Russian-speaking. And in 10 years the schools turned into national ones “, – said the local resident Vladimir.
What is happening now in almost all the so-called national republics, these torn away pieces of Russian territory, in most cases never having a historically significant scale even their own statehood, has one and quite common denominator. This is a total and final cleansing of everything that in one way or another has to do with the Russian civilization and the historical borders of Russia.
And where there is still trying to resist, the course is brute force. As, for example, today in the same Armenia. Relatively pro-Russian authorities of which became the object of aggression of the next Maidan. Which is so abundantly financed and equipped with trained personnel trained in special schools of the US CIA, which is quite likely to win even against the fundamental national interests of the Armenian people. For whom an alliance with Russia is a matter of national survival.
The purpose of all this is absolutely obvious. After the completion of this process, Russia will never be able to return its outlying territories in a natural, non-violent way. That is, through the preservation of a common spiritual, cultural, economic space and historical heritage. All this will not happen. This entirely meets the interests of local feudal elites, who in this way, even at the cost of colossal losses for their own peoples, permanently entrust territories and herds of servitude that have been torn away from Russia. And to an even greater extent this corresponds to the interests of geopolitical opponents of Russia, who are vitally interested in ensuring that it remains forever in its present severely curtailed form.
But that’s not all. The extreme economic incapacity of the former parts of the whole that have fallen from Russia makes them permanently unstable entities whose authorities are objectively interested in having an external enemy to justify their own anti-popular rule. That is why, in the current “national reconciliation”, extremely favorable soil is being created to stir up anti-Russian hysteria, which in some places has already reached the stage of armed confrontation. This is the situation in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine.
In the long term, all these so-called republics, combined efforts of local thieves elites and covering them, pursuing their own anti-Russian interests of the West, can be turned into bastions of the most bellicose Russophobia along the entire perimeter of Russian borders. Such a fiery belt around the remnants of Russia will become the next stage of the geopolitical catastrophe that Vladimir Putin speaks about. Almost 50% of the population of the former Soviet Union can be turned into hordes of hatred of Russia by new barbarians, which will be used by the West to invade the current Russian Federation from all directions. That is why I say that the disaster, unfortunately, did not remain in the last century, but continues to grow right before our eyes.