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‼️ We Are Z

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog The Schloss Elmau, ‘a Luxury Spa Retreat and Cultural Hideaway’ was a very suitable location at the end of June 2022 for the G7 elitists, ‘hiding away’ from the anger of their exploited peoples. Holed up in a castle in Bavaria (sounds familiar?), protected by thousands of paramilitaries, the neo-feudal Gang of 7 of the Western world met and condemned freedom, which is another

Europe’s Third Attempt at Suicide and Generation Z+

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog ‘The next war in Europe will be between Russia and Fascism, except that Fascism will be called Democracy.’ Fidel Castro, c. 1992   Introduction Europe is a serial suicide. The first attempt began in Sarajevo in 1914 and finished in Versailles in 1919. The second began a generation later in Warsaw in 1939 and ended in Berlin in 1945. Having very nearly succeeded at

Some Replies to Some Comments on Recent Articles

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog 1. Errors I do apologise for the rare error which comes from not checking the text enough times. For example, Kuleba is of course the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, not the Minister of the Interior. Thank you, readers, for any factual corrections! 2. Why did the Russian Revolution happen, if everything was going so well before 1917? There never was a Revolution. It is a

Myths from the Past and the Third Incarnation of Russia since 1721

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog The First and Second Incarnations of Russia The Russian Lands existed for well over a thousand years before 2022 and took on many highly significant political and geographical forms. These could be described at another time; here we do not have space. However, in the last 300 years, between 1721 and 24 February 2022, they had known only two incarnations: The Russian Empire (1721-1917),

‘Nothing Will Be As Before’

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog Western Europe and North America are now in dire economic straits. Four EU leaders, from Germany, France, Italy and Romania, have just been to Kiev to plead with Zelensky to start negotiating again and make territorial concessions. The Western media did not much report on the fourth Romanian/German leader, Klaus Iohannis, and showed few photograph of him; possibly because the racists who work in

Pro-Ukrainian, but Anti-Nazi

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog I have noticed that there are a few reviewers of the Special Operation in the Ukraine who seem to support it only because they are racist, anti-Ukrainian. Let it be made clear that this is not the case of the overwhelming majority of its supporters. And it is certainly not the case of the vast majority of the Russian forces involved in the Operation.

The World Is Looking At You

By Batiushka for The Saker A huge and historic injustice took place in Europe in 1914, which over the next four years left many, many millions dead. Who was responsible? The power-lusting Prussians of Germany, using Austro-Hungarian imperialism as their pawn, or the power-lusting Establishment of Great Britain, using French revanchism as their pawn? Some would say that all were to some extent responsible, though the spontaneous 1914 Christmas Armistice

The Tale of the Evil King

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien Once upon a time there was an evil King whose forebears had sailed across a great ocean to a vast land. There they had slain with many firesticks and pestilences or else taken captive the native peoples of that rich and fertile land, which had many minerals in its earth. The other nations of the earth called this land

Traitors and Patriots

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog The prolific Russian nationalist author of 91 books, Oleg Platonov (born 1950), relates in his work on the fall of the Soviet Union how in the 1980s, on the eve of the country’s collapse, Westerners, whom The Saker rightly calls ‘Euro-Atlanticists’, betrayed the USSR. These ‘Euro-Atlanticists’ were the ‘Communists’ who in the 1990s overnight became super Capitalists, bought shares for almost nothing in valuable,

Goodbye, Harry Lime: The Old Vienna and the New Europe

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog ‘I’m not interested in whether a racketeer like Lime was killed by his friends or by an accident. The only important thing is that he’s dead’. The Old Vienna Vienna, City of Destiny, is at the heart of Central Europe, Mitteleuropa, between Western and Eastern Europe. It was the city which my father, who had fought since 1941, got out of in 1945. Had

The Very Special Operation

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog The special operation in Ukraine has brought the confrontation between Russia and Western countries, led by the United States, to a climax. Battles are going on not only in the vast spaces of the Ukraine, but also in the economic, political and cultural spheres. The style of the Anglo-Saxons has not changed for centuries. And so today they continue to dictate their terms to

Operation Z+: On Raising the Iron Curtain Which Hangs Over Europe

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog From Kaliningrad on the Baltic to Odessa on the Black Sea an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the American sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to American influence

The Future to the Back

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places’. Words recorded by Matthew in his Gospel, chapter 24, verse 7, April 33   ‘It is Russia that is now at the forefront of the clash of civilisations’. Boris Mezhuyev, Professor of Russian Philosophy at the VIII Russian Philosophical Congress in Moscow,

Quo Vadis, Mr Johnson?

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog ‘I…believe that…our children (will) some day (be) citizens of the same worldwide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes’. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Noble Bachelor, 1887 Alexander Johnson, or to give him his full name, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, was born to wealthy British parents in New York in June 1964,

Civilisation and Anti-Civilisation

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog Religion is the key of history – Lord Acton Civilisation The word ‘Civilisation’ comes from the Latin word ‘civitas’, or city, and so ‘civilised’ simply means to live in cities. This word ‘civitas’ gives us words like civilian, civic and civil. Civilisation means that people no longer live as nomadic hunter-gatherers, but are settled. Although therefore they have organised agriculture, they are not dependent

Will NATO Aggression Force Russia to Extend the Special Operation Beyond the Ukraine?

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog Introduction: The Three Aims The three aims of the Russian Federation’s Special Military Operation in the Ukraine were clearly announced by President Putin at the outset on 24 February. They were very specific, very limited and deliberately excluded the occupation of the whole of the Ukraine, let alone attacks on any territories outside it. Moreover, any suggestion of the use of nuclear weapons was

History is Being Written Before our Eyes

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on: And neither Devotion, nor Wit Shall make it cancel a Half-Line of it, Nor Tears shall wash away a Word or Whit. Omar Khayyam Introduction: The Distant Past In 1945 the US and the UK betrayed and turned on their ally, the Soviet Union, which was far too victorious against Nazi Germany for their taste

After the NATO War is Over

By Batiushka for the Saker Blog Make no mistake about it: The tragic war that is currently taking place on Ukrainian battlefields is not between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine, but between the Russian Federation and the US-controlled NATO. The latter, also called ‘the collective West’, promotes an aggressive ideology of organised violence, a politically- economically- and militarily-enforced doctrine euphemistically known as ‘Globalism’. This means hegemony by the Western

We Will Win

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog There are only two powers in the world…the sword and the spirit. In the long term the sword is always defeated by the spirit – Napoleon Bonaparte Introduction: You Are What You Believe Like the Saker, I have White Russian connections. I know what the generation of my grandparents, adults before the so-called 1917 ‘Revolution’, told me. Then I read a lot about it.

The Third Patriotic War

A St George’s Day Contribution by Batiushka for The Saker Blog Introduction: War I am not a technical-military man, but I have very strong military connections and a keen interest in military history, both Russian and Western, and also in geopolitics, having lectured on it. I lived in Soviet Russia in the 1970s, experienced its weaknesses, its strengths and also its hollowness, understanding that it would eventually fall, for even