by Ruslan Ostashko
Translated by Nikolai
Subtitled by Scott
The Balts with their typical sluggish thinking have started figuring out the consequences of losing the Russian transit. The horror of the realization forced the head of Latvia’s State Railway Administration to announce that the situation is close to critical.
In September, when I posted a video on the Russian policy of removal of the last transit from the Tribaltic Desolates, the independent russophobes were still putting up a brave front.
Only a short time has passed, and the sprat democracies started screeching in horror about what was going on and what will the consequences be for lovers of “eurointegration”.
“The volumes of cargo are low enough already and decreased by 12.5% during nine months in comparison to last year. The IV quarter is much worse. It is especially bad with coal, which was our savior. Now, coal turnover volumes are so low that they are worse than even the most pessimistic predictions we made half a year ago” – the director of Latvia’s State Railway Administration Juris Iesalnieks complained.
Suddenly the svidomiye Latvians understood that if you bully the Russians for many years by doing the Nazi salute and screaming “compensation for occupation” it can end badly. Except they understood it only when the process became irreversible.
Now the nezalezhniki (independents) can only lament the perfidy of the cursed moskals.
“Latvia confirms that the Russian government made an agreement with enterprises occupied in the transit business that specified the timetable for the removal of their cargo from the Baltic ports”. “This time the government of Russia took the matter very seriously. We are already seeing it now. As soon as this fall” – Iesalnieks noted.
Translated from the politically correct language the whining of the Latvian official means that the Russian government stopped feeding the russophobes. And the latter quickly felt the disappearance of food. And they felt if with many parts of their independent economic organism at the same time.
“Due to the fall in the turnover of goods the Latvian Railways company received a directive from the Ministry for Transport to reconsider expenses. Possible layoffs are being considered. The project for electrification of Latvian railways is up in the air. European Union funds had assigned €318 million for it but Riga must find another €100 million to realize it. And if the transit turnover is falling, there is no point in electrification”.
Woosh – it turns out that the economic plans of the proud Latvian republic were only based on retaining the cursed occupation transit. But these plans cannot be realized without it, even with significant European subventions.
“’The government supports this project on the condition that it will not impact the state budget and government obligations. If Latvian Railways has to go to the government asking for subsidies, they will not receive support’ – the Minister for Transport Tālis Linkaits warns”
Isn’t it lovely? Only for the first half of 2019 Latvian ports have lost 12.4% of goods turnover. For individual indicators – anthracite transit for example – the losses are even higher. The offloading of Russian coal of this category fell a whole 20%.
Svidomyie, didn’t you want independence from the cursed moskals? Well, there it is, you’re welcome.
“Russian ports in the Baltics demonstrate steady growth. The highest growth rates are in the port of Vysotsk. For the first 10 months of 2019 the cargo turnover here increased 15%. This was due to oil-products, the appearance of the terminal for production and shipment of liquefied natural gas. The cargo turnover of the very large Ust-Luga port increased 10%. The highest rate of growth concerns shipping of mineral fertilizers, ferrous metals and containers. The turnover in Primorsk, which specializes on oil and oil-products, increased 6%. The port of Saint Petersburg added 2%”.
Our only Baltic port where shipping has decreased is Vyborg. Although I believe the situation there can be corrected. Other ports are rapidly broadening their infrastructure.
“In Ust-Luga a complex for storage and transshipping of mineral fertilizers is being built. The plan is that by the middle of 2020 there will be new facilities capable of processing 5 million tons of goods per year. By 2022 transshipping will increase to 12 million tons per year. In Ust-Luga there are also plans to create artificial agricultural lands, which will allow to transfer up to 7 million tons of grain and 2 million tons of food cargo.
In Primorsk by 2022 a huge universal transshipping complex will be put into operation. Its throughput capacity will reach 70 million tons per year, which will be 20% of the total goods turnover of Russian ports in the Baltic Sea. The main types of cargo that will be processed in the port – coal, mineral fertilizers, containers, metal products and grain. Additionally, a depot logistical center will be built on a territory of over 50 hectares”.
I think is not necessary to ruminate over how this will lead to an even worse drying up of the Baltic states transit. Consequently, this will lead to multiple problems in the economy of the independent Tribaltic Desolates.
Speaking of independence. Only recently the entire Russian liberal crowd screeched in unison about secret protocols of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The chief editor of Echo of Moscow got so worked up about it pacing to and fro in the Yeltsin Center that he fell off the stage.
He alleged that cursed Stalin occupied the independent Baltic states. Although, for some reason the liberals keep silent about another agreement according to which Russia in fact bought the Balts outright.
“Why is no one condemning the pact of Peter I and Charles XII according to which we bought all these chukhontsy (prej. ‘man of Finno-Ugric origin’) from Sweden? It’s just as horrible: two tyrants decided the fate of the free Baltic peoples. If only they had decided that, in fact one of them simply sold several nations to another for cash”.
“We should present a bill to the chukhontsy. Converted to euros and with added percentage. It will be fair. Because they keep adding something up for us among themselves…”
“Sweden got rid of them and filled its treasury handsomely, while we bought ourselves some hemorrhoids out of the kindness of our hearts”.
The age of the kindness of the Russian soul towards the Balts has come to an end, and now Moscow is consistently getting rid of the ‘svidomyi sprat’ hemorrhoid. Using surgery. And the Latvians have the insolence of whining instead of rejoicing for the advent of ultimate independence.
Look here, svidomyie, you should present your grievances to the Swedes now, they are the ones who sold you to the cursed moskals. At the same time, you can take the opportunity to sue the Teutonic Order in the European Court of Human Rights, since its knights oppressed your ancestors. In case you didn’t know, this order still officially exists.
Let it and the Swedes replace the disappearing Russian transit, so that there can be a complete and final “eurointegration”, without a trace of ‘cursed moskals.’
And if you go extinct in the process, such is your historic fate.
Yes, this constant pro NATO whining about ‘Russian aggression’ has finally brought them results, nothing they really wanted though. Plenty more troika debt and unemployment. Merry Christmas baltics no one is listening any more! Lucky europe, they have Ukraine and the tri states to keep on drip feed via the IMF for ever! Well until they beg to come under the RF umbrella again, that’s after they’ve denazificated themselves of course. Time to bite the bullet all people of good conscience.
Even the former Baltic communist leadership admitted that in the Soviet Union the Baltic states only gained economically, losing nothing, which is logical. After independence, between 25 % and 30 % of the populations of the Baltic states emigrated to Western Europe. I don’t see these tiny little states surviving economically and politically.
Lost some people to Siberia, got some oppression. Economically hard to say it’s likely balts would be more like Finland if independent instead of Soviet occupancy. Economically gdp per capita is higher in baltics, I don’t see empires lasting very long with lower economic indicators.
This constant NATO aggression about countries able to choose their own allies has
The Baltic states should not come back under the umbrella of Russia, regardless how they view Russia. Currently they are simply singing a different tune because they are at a disadvantage. They chose to be in the EU, so let someone else take care of them, maybe Brussels or Washington. It’s not Russia’s concern. Russia should focus on its own economic development.
Priceless: “Sweden got rid of them and filled its treasury handsomely, while we bought ourselves some hemorrhoids out of the kindness of our hearts”.
The Baltics, cherished by the Tribe of Russophobes, particularly those nested in the US.Congress, State Dept. and the bowels of Langley. Virginia, are on the endangered species list. Having suffered a hemorrhoidectomy, the Baltics now are withering near extinction.
Ruslan Ostashko delivers another comic gem.
I think I missed quite a lot, he spoke so fast!!
But then the translations didn’t seem to match quite a lot of the visuals.
Oh, well, thanks to the translators. I’m sure that was a bit of a challenge.
I wasn’t able to follow the discussion of Lithuanian vs. Russian. Wouldn’t it be normal for Lithuanian to be the first language of Lithuania?
I do feel sorry for the Balts. Who knows what kind of BS they have been fed ever since 1990.
Look how easily the American public has been swayed to believe lies.
Look how easily the Brits were persuaded to vote for BoJo.
Surely it was the political leaders who should have seen through the cloud of lies and looked at their maps and outlined better economic policies for their countries.
All the other necessities should also be cut if/when NATO et al decide to cause more chaos in these places. Stop the gas and oil exports if they get too close with the INF arsenal. Demand rubels for export rather than dollars if the sanctions remain. The Empire is at the door huffing and puffing.
The Brown And Little Tiny Insect CountrieS a.k.a. the Independent Tribaltic Desolates are 100% left to rot on their own now: Russia doesn’t need these hemorrhoids, least of all now that Sweden has destroyed their economies by massive capital export at the discretion of the deluded Russophobes themselves.
Russia such a big and powerful empire couldn’t even control 3 tiny insect countries 😔. They are rotting because of higher wages and pensions am I right. Sucks having better life in tiny insect land than in big great empire.
A piece of Russlish almost succeeding in out-wangling Franglais…
Not so sure most Balts are as bothered by this situation actually, especially the country folk who live quite separate existences from the urban hordes.
Looking at the slaughter of the Soviets after the Wehrmacht occupied these territories, I should think the locals are actually quite glad coal and coke transits are diminishing.
Of course, those who liberate the odd lorry load of coke from their oppressive Russian owners to burn in free Balt stoves might be a bit miffed. I’m sure they’ll soon plunder the vast Balt forests for alternative fuel.
Rail electrification isn’t all it is cracked up to be. We’ve had it for a century in the UK and ‘leaves on the line’, signal problems and frozen points still cause the same old problems. Definitely better off with wood burning locomotives which would create hundreds of jobs for the locals.
Actually I suspect this is just Russian hype designed to deceive gullible Australians and other antipodeans who are standing up side down. Must be difficult being up side down.
I mean, these Balts should just buy Australian coal and then everything would be hunky dory.
Anyway nice piece of Russian mumbo jumbo which I’m sure has been over exaggerated somewhat.
Horses are even better
Yes definitely. Buy American coal. Even more better. Or even go back to stone age.
Although, for some reason the liberals keep silent about another agreement according to which Russia in fact bought the Balts outright.
Could someone please elaborate?
Does Ruslan Ostashko believe nations and peoples can be bought and sold outright?
I think intellectually it happens all the time, and a percentage of that does trickle down financially until you are indebted, liquidated, put into receivership, by someone or some country.
He explained in the very next paragraph. Imperial Russia purchased, with cash, the Baltics from Imperial Sweden. Empires did this sort of thing all the time, back in the day.
Russia Sold Alaska to the USA. It also sold the area of Sonoma County California, including the area of
The Russian River, Fort Ross(iya), Sebastopol, which are to this day their actual names. The only problem was they sold it on based on a promissory note, which their Americansky counterpart welched on–never paid.
Therefore, Sonoma County should go back to Russia.
It isn’t quite historically accurate to say that the Baltics were purchased from Sweden. The area known as Ingermanland when it was part of Sweden (which includes part of the area of the current Baltic republics but also the current Leningrad Oblast) was de facto conquered by Russia as a direct result of the Great Northern War (1700-1721). Though it is true that a very large sum of money was given to Sweden for the area under the terms of the peace treaty concluded at Nyborg after the death of Charles XII (the Swedish king),there is no way that this “purchase” would have taken place if Sweden had not been comprehensively beaten to a pulp and nearly bankrupted by the war.
Here a little history about the Baltic’s
And yes, why one shouldn’t buy a country? Even trump wanted to buy Greenland ….
Only the other day, the Japanese bought Mageshima island – for a bargain: $146M.
And the Chinese are seeking to lease (not buy) Tulagi Island in the Solomons: 1,250 inhabitants…
Trump wasn’t really going to ‘pay’, they would have just stolen it like Brazil, or Libya, or Iraq, or Syria.
First they test the waters, get a reaction, but the fact that ANZ did speak out loud that they want “Greenland” is telling, it means its on their ‘TODO LIST’
I guess they will have to be liberated and introduced to democracy…… there must be some local mad tyrant they can be liberated from…….. ?
There’s the small matter of Alaska….i understand that Russia never sold Alaska to the USA – it was handed over to be administered by the USA…rather like Kruschev’s agreement to hand over Crimea for administration by the Ukraine, which in no way meant “Transfer of Sovereignty”…
I think it is time for Lavrov to insist that Alaska be handed back to Russia…
Um…whilst on the topic, i’ve seen maps showing as “Russian-America” the land that is today known as California…anyone know what this involved? Did the Russians abandon California in the same way that the Danes neglected Heligoland only for Heligoland to be captured by the British?
I don’t know where this theory of Russia not selling Alaska comes from..? I hear it now and then. Russia did sell Alaska to the US, unfortunately.
They should all just go to Mcdonalds, eat a happy meal, and be happy. They got cell phones don’t they? What’s the problem. Just be happy, guys. Nothing to worry about. Think rainbows.
The Ball Ticks have their insolent and warped sense of grievances to blame for their p[redicament. Poland is the same, but, have their noses firmly up the West’s anus, being abigger country, will feel the f pinch less. The stupidity of the three Baltic countries is monumental. They should pucker up and learn to kiss Amerikkkan ass.
Sure, the Baltics may be losing the revenue of Russian transit, but guess what?
They get something much more valuable by adopting Western values like and choosing from an infinite variety of gender identifications and rainbow-colored LGBQT Pride parades!
The last part, from:
“And if you go extinct in the process, such is your historic fate.”
12.5%, 20% even 80% is not enough.
Russia needs to cut any economic ties with Baltics 100%. Hundred percent!
Political ties to reduce to nothing.
Croat, you took the words out of my mouth. Like China, Russia too needs to stop doing business with those infected by rabid Russophobia. I understand the decoupling from those backstabbing statelets is underway. Chinese completely ignore those that recognise Taiwan as an independent state. Some years back FYR Macedonia (from now on referred to as Macedonia) recognised Taiwan. China went berserk so much so that the puppets in Macedonia had to unrecognised Taiwan. We live in tragicomic times.
After all that Russians did to my nation and continue doing through articles such as this one we prefer to go extinct :) and it is a lovely idea to take to the court every single nation that has oppressed us, in such way we will be extremely welthy in no time :) and dear author I hope you believe in karma!
What Russians did to your nation
You had republic that was one of the most advanced in USSR.
And you had beautiful nazi Latvian SS units that committed many war crimes in Russia.
And if you have done something like that to Brits or Americans, those Anglosaxons would wipe you from the face of Earth.
So you had better (Removed language ,MOD).
Thanks Soviet Union for deporting tens of thousands of Baltic civilians and Jews to Siberia. They were saved from the Nazis and facists!
Soviet Union ethnically cleansed baltics before war with Nazi Germany. That’s what they did.
O Yesss, this is probably new version of history. And what Baltic Jews survived your SS divisions.
You will have to convince Jews in this.
Soviet Union ethnically cleansed Baltics!!!
So Latvians, Estonians and Litvanians do not exist after 1945.
Ethnic cleansing is a process and does not mean removing the whole native population.
This happened form may to june 1941 just before the war.
Nazi Germany and Soviet Union both abused and destroyed the Baltics.
Baltics don’t want Nazi Germany or Soviet Union, but Russia is the same Empire, but much weaker.
Talk about hemorrhoid baltic states and then cry oh no russophobia.
The Russian River is worth a trip. Especially if you like pelicans and seals.
Also, the USA bought the Louisiana Purchase from the French. I read somewhere recently that early plans for the Louisiana Purchase were for the vast territory to be earmarked only for Native Americans.
Actually, the US under Jefferson just wanted to buy New Orleans from the French, but the latter, for their own reasons, offered the whole territory. A quick read of the story on Wikipedia provides ample justification for Jefferson to be described as “wily.”
You must be one of those ‘patriots’, marching with Nazi SS veterans in Riga.
You really are going extinct, and in no small part thanks to my country, Sweden. Good riddance.
Sweden itself its going to be extint out of political correctness and its role as happy US/NATO bitch just wait and see.
Yes, that’s what I also think. Should tell you something about the fabulous judgmental abilities of the Balts, swooning at the feet of Swedish banksters 😁
The ethnic situation in the Baltics is historically complicated and loaded.
There was a significant German diaspora community in Latvia and Estonia.
The Baltic Germans were basically a ruling class and the Latvians were the serfs.
Then there were about a million ethnic Russians.
Then there were the locals.
I have read most about the situation in Latvia because I edited a memoir written by a Baltic German who had grown up fairly privileged in Riga. After 1939 the Baltic Germans were moved to the Reichsgau as the Polish were moved out in order to make room for the Germans. After 1945 the Baltic Germans had to move on again.
Since before WWI the Latvians were tossed back and forth between the German and Russian powers and of course the Latvians themselves were fractionated while also trying to advocate for Latvian nationalism.
So, a somewhat traumatic history and probably national identity crisis.
I am pleased to hear that the Russians started to behave logically. I would do that much earlier but it’s never too late. Let the chukhontsy ask for compensation from EU and US. Why would Russians help economies of their enemies?
Victimhood is the way how Baltics are going to sail in era of Eurasian integration. Not clever way to operate.
Where did you get that idea from
From what I understand, the economic disengagement started with the original Crimea based sanctions. Lithuanian pig farmers were out protesting as they suddenly got hit with counter sanctions over agricultural products. Didn’t the Russians begin to divert at that time ships to non-Baltic ports?
In the US the Baltics play a critical role in Russian aggression conspiracies, as the Russophobes believe that the first countries Putin wants to invade to re-establish the USSR are the Baltics. And the Lithuanian propagandists understand this and constantly emphasize they will be the front line states against a yet to be announced Russian invasion.