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, about-to-be privatised national companies and so became ‘oligarchs’. Their shameful acts, in fact thefts of national property by those with insider knowledge, created an underclass of homeless. They reveal how these money-launderers sold out their own country and people and souls, often then going to live in Tel Aviv, New York, London, Nice, Marbella, Nicosia etc.
The Traitors were opposed by the Patriots, some of whom worked in the national intelligence services, where some of the best brains met. One of these Patriots, the future President Putin, was then a lowly colonel in Dresden in East Germany, working in the Soviet intelligence services (not a head of it, like so many US Presidents, heads of the CIA). When the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, his office sought answers from Moscow as to what to do. And there was no answer. ‘Moscow is silent’. I believe the story is related in many places, among them in ‘The Putin Interviews’ by Oliver Stone. It was that paralysis and silence of the Centre in Moscow that was among the most decisive events in the future President’s life. He realised that Moscow was betraying the Soviet Union, that it had been taken over by the Traitors, the ‘Nomenklatura’. They believed in nothing, except in their own disgraceful gain. They were anti-Patriots.
Since coming to power in 2000, V. V. Putin has very slowly and very cautiously, but incrementally, been remedying the situation. It is his life’s work – to reverse treachery. In 19th century Russian history people like him were known as ‘Slavophiles’ and they were opposed by ‘Westerners’. These are very vague and rather crude terms, for there are many types of Slavophiles, from primitive and bigoted nationalists to genuine Patriots, who are well-educated realists and seek only the well-being of their people. Similarly, the term ‘Westerners’ can describe outright Traitors and murderers, like Litvinenko and Skripal, but also those who realise that if Russia is to defend itself against the West, it must fight obscurantism and make use of, and then improve on, Western technology. President Putin would probably not identify with either of these historical tags, but rather perhaps with aspects of both of them.
The Slavophile and Westerner tendencies go back far beyond the invention of the terms in the 19th century. Western influence, but not domination, is already there in the late 15th century, in the Italian-built Moscow Kremlin and in the Italian manufacture of cannon under Ivan III, the Great (died 1505). This was positive. However, during the reign of Ivan IV (died 1584), called ‘the Threatening’ in Russian, which is deliberately mistranslated into English as ‘The Terrible’, Prince Andrei Kurbsky became the first Russian political émigré. Today we would call him an oligarch, or a Traitor, for in his correspondence he clearly betrays his Homeland, fleeing to the enemy in Lithuania. He was the first of the Traitors, a stereotypical ‘Westerner’.
In the second half of the 17th century the protest against State-imposed ritual religious changes led to the nationalistic Old Ritualist reaction, popular among merchants and ‘boyars’, in the 19th century called ‘aristocrats’, today called ‘oligarchs’. They were ‘ultra-Slavophiles’, some would say obscurantist nationalists. Then, conversely, came the Westerner Tsar Peter I, called ‘the Great’ (died 1725) who imposed by force Western technology and a Western way of life wholesale, even cutting off beards. This 18th century later saw the reign of the enserfer Catherine II, called ‘the Great’ (died 1796), who in reality was the German Princess Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, who did not stop persecuting Russian traditions. Westerners and Slavophiles, Traitors and Patriots.
In the 19th and 20th centuries three Romanov Tsars were assassinated by Westerners. The first of these was Paul I in 1801, with close British support because Paul wanted to free India from the yoke of British imperialism. In 1825 a revolt of Westerner aristocrats led to the Decembrist plot straight after the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, Paul I’s son. In 1881 Alexander II, the Liberator from the enserfment of the people by the aristocrats, was assassinated by a Westerner terrorist. In 1918 his grandson, Nicholas II, hated by the aristocrats for providing virtually free education and health care and giving away land to the people, was also assassinated, again with close Western support. After the British-orchestrated coup d’etat of 1917 (absurdly called a ‘Revolution’), Westerner upper and middle classes had taken over over, but they were ousted a few months later by Westerner Bolsheviks. The vast majority of these were not Russian, and indeed their idol Karl Marx was not Russian either. Thus, they felt free to genocide the Slav population of the USSR.
Make Russia Great Again
Since the failure of the 1917-imposed Communist experiment of the USSR after three generations, the West has finally had to face a new reality. This was one which the Russophobic Brzezinski had feared so much that in the 1990s he urged the destruction and dismemberment of Russia and her Church. As Samuel Huntingdon put it so well: ‘As the Russians stopped behaving like Marxists and began behaving like Russians, the gap between Russia and the West broadened. The conflict between liberal democracy and Marxist-Leninism was between ideologies which, despite their major differences, were both modern and secular…A Western democrat could carry on a debate with a Soviet Marxist. It would be impossible for him to do that with a Russian Orthodox nationalist’ (1). In other words, the Brzezinskis of this world feared that the Patriots would return to power after rejecting Western secular ideologies, as they mostly did temporarily between 1941 and 1945 in the ‘Great Patriotic War’.
This is also what happened in 2000, when V. V. Putin came to power. Since then he has been very patient, putting up with all sorts of insults and humiliations from the Western world, from one US President after another. Many of the opposite extreme criticised him in those years, those whom The Saker rightly calls ‘sixth columnists’. Similarly, many also criticised Dmitry Medvedev as a ‘Westerner’. Perhaps he was a Westerner then, but now the chips are down and the Collective West has shown its Nazi hand, there is no mistaking whom he supports. And maybe he never was a Westerner anyway. Maybe he was emollient at the time, simply because Russia was so weak and he had to court popularity in the West. We cannot say, but whatever his past, his present is clear.
Now that Russia is strong, President Putin, with his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and all the Russia that counts behind him, is in no mood for weakling Westerners and their compromises. The Special Operation is all or nothing, and the West is losing fast. All has been carefully prepared. For over twenty years the Russian Federation has been gathering allies in a coalition all over the world, wisely using its international diplomatic skills. There will never be a repeat of Yeltsin’s betrayal of Serbia again. There will never be a repeat of the betrayal of Libya again. Technologically and economically, Russia has become independent. And militarily Russia has become stronger than the combined NATO West. The Patriots are in power and the cack-handed West and its sanctions are making Russia great again.
The Great Cleansing
The Great Cleansing has been under way since 24 February 2022. Many internal traitors in Russia soon fled – one of the first was the notorious economist and privatiser Anatoly Chubais. Millions of other traitors also soon fled from the Ukraine westwards, much to Russian satisfaction. Russia will not welcome so many of them back. Only those who left from mistaken or brainwashed panic, or because they did not want to be enlisted in the suicidal Kiev Army, will return. Let the others stay in Poland and elsewhere, living off Western ideological stupidity and humanist naivety. Other internal traitors who infiltrated positions of responsibility over the last 30 years have also been removed in Russia, as they have been found out. We know some of their names. There are still a few left to clear out. The Great Cleansing is here. Dewesternisation is being delivered.
The Special Operation has revealed who is who. The Traitors have been revealed. As also the Patriots. Those who only in fair weather supported have disappeared. Those who in foul weather still support have been revealed. The multilateral world, led by Russia, China, India and Iran, is taking shape; the unilateral world is over, as Russian sanctions bite. Forget the US vassal and client-state called ‘Ukraine’ – it is over; instead, there will be a smallish Russian Protectorate centred around Kiev. Never again will traitors in Kiev threaten Russians with NATO, nuclear weapons, bioweapons or ban the Russian language and culture, forbidding ‘War and Peace’, but allowing ‘Mein Kampf’. Never again will Kiev promote the Western Nazi ideology of ‘Cancel Russia’. It is over. This is the Great Cleansing.
But let it be said that, just as in Russia, so in the West too there are Traitors and Patriots, the elite and those among the people who have retained some integrity. They have always been there, suppressed and repressed, but still alive. The English historian Robert Bartlett put it very well in his study of Western Europe in the period from 950 to 1350, devoting a whole chapter to ‘The Europeanisation of Europe’. This relates how the West was ‘Westernised’ from the 11th century on (2). In other words, if even after all this time the underclass of Patriots, people of integrity, were to come to power in Europe as a result of the present catastrophic situation there, as decided by the elite, and replace the treacherous Establishment traitors, then the West too could begin a process of Dewesternisation. This would be the even Greater Cleansing.
9 June 2022
1. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Chapter 6, Torn Countries, Samuel Phillips Huntingdon, 1997
2. The Making of Europe, Conquest, Colonisation and Cultural Change 950-1350, Chapter 11, Robert Bartlett, 1993
I’m sorry, but prime minister of Russian Federation is Mikhail Mishustin, not Medvedev.
This is about Putin’s, HIS prime minister. Not about present PM.
Clearly a slip of the pen of which we were all aware, including you. Well spotted.
Maybe correct the statement that Medvedev is the Prime Minister, which currently he is not.
That’s a pretty ominous looking picture as the lead-in to this article. Is the Reign of Terror coming? A new Gulag?
The USA use forced labor without accountability. Let’s be real, it wouldn’t hurt corrupt oligarchs to work with their hands at least one day in their life.
The Gulags we’re the invention of the Marxists.
They could well have called themselves Marxists but they were not Marxists!!
You should read up on the Austro-Hungarian empire and their treatment of rebellious populations.
And don´t forget the ones who developed the Gulag Archipelago were those western communists who went after the Russian patriots.
G’day Aaron Kulkis,
I agree, if by gulags you mean concentration camps; and if by Marxists you mean Talmudists.
ENGLISH Anglo-Boer War? No, Judeo-Boer – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/ENGLISH-Anglo-Boer-War-No-Judeo-Boer.shtml
All true Ron; And again there is currently a documentary on Netlix “Cuba Libre” which details that the first modern European concentration camp was set up by the Spaniards in Cuba. In the middle of the 19th Century. They did an imperialist terror on the whole of Cuba (which was in midst of a powerful national liberation struggle) The Spanish Commander carried out a genocidal policy (Later copied by the Americans in Vietnam.) Take total control of the rural population and herd them into fortified hamlets. Denude the countryside of any independent life outside the control of the Spanish military. The resulting concentration of the totality of the rural masses in Eastern Cuba into enforced hamlets resulted in a massive loss of life. Out of this the reality of the genocidal concentration camp was born. So goes the documentary.
It only took the Cubans 100 years to restore the real balance.
The new gulag is the EU.
“Dewesternisation is being delivered.” Does this mean Russia will cease to be capitalist?
Capitalism goes way back before the west was even thought of, the only thing the west did was take it to a whole new level which is why we are at the stage we are today, where we are no longer going forward but backward as we are trying to play with other system’s, fascism Nazism comes to mind which has destroyed the country making us little different from Ukraine.
A Great Cleansing will be shown by not simply enforcing red lines over the Ukraine, but by a break with the globalist and Luciferian system that has come to dominate most of the world. For example, the Bologna education system now in Russia. There is still a chance to go back to what was used decades ago, when the USSR went from the plough to the rocket quickly. And the financial and industrial sectors are not only full of traitors, but full of people who cannot imagine anything other than being traitors, as that is how they were taught and their fellow students and co-workers believe in it. Breaking out of the neo-colonial system will be very painful.
Also, Make Russia Great Again will require actions, not words. The problem with Trump’s attempt was that little actually changed in the real world. Lots of political figures in Russia talk about a Great Russia, and then vote for the same people and policies that came from Yeltsin’s time.
You call them ‘Westernisers.’ We call them the ‘Westoxicated.’
Many thanks, Batiushka, for this excellent summary of a very complex subject, with profound insight as to our modern-day predicaments. Even after 79 and with a long time devotion to history, there were tidbits in it that had escaped my previous knowledge for which I thank you.
These sentiments get my vote too, and I’m a mere stripling of 72.
Ditto, at 70.
What happened in Russia before the 17th century is not accurate, the information only comes from one chronicle from that time and is an obvious distortion created by German and Western historians invited by the Romanovs to ”correct” Russian history, in reality it was probably the Russian themselves that developped advanced cannon and gun technology and built the Kremlins, Western Europe during the entire medeival period was disunited, poor and divided, devoid of natural ressources and advanced educational institutions this includes Italy, Italy didnt become a untied country until the 19th century, the Russians true history is found in the remnants of the advanced archeological cultures such as the Corded ware culture, the Scythian people which are their ancestors and the legacy of the true Mongolian empire as the descedants of Gog and Magog which the Russians were named Magogli during the medeival period.
The phrase ‘gog and magog’ refers to something entirely different, and it is best to avoid any association with the scythians.
Gog and Magog were the legendary forefathers of the nation of the Scythians of whom the Russians were their direct descendants Gog and Magog is formed of the Russian word MOG which means “Mighty”.
Peter the Great may have westernized Russia, but also, he transformed Russia into a modern military power.
In the same manner, Catherine the Great expanded the Russian Empire. Modern Russia is indebted to her for incorporating the resource-rich regions of Siberia and the Far East into the Russian state.
Not everything is black and white.
Those territories were technically already Russian during the Mongolian empire which is just the Russian medeival period
RE: the final sentence. I’m afraid the West is lost. The embers of our civilization maybe are still faintly glowing, but they are past rekindling. Those who hold the purse strings have corrupted our nominal rulers and neutered, brainwashed and lobotomised the vast mass of the population, while rushing to replace them with hotch potch of economic migrants from Africa and Asia who will soon form the majority. The crackdown on patriotic dissidents is strengthening and in any case we are scattered and disorganised. The parasites will take what they can and move on. Russia needs to look to itself. She represents the hope for the world. We are in for decades of global chaos – bar some divine intervention.
Yes, the West is lost, and I feel your pain deeply, but the people will endure. We have been pushed off the land before and we have been on the point of annihilation many times. We will build something else, maybe somewhere else, or maybe in the remnants of what remains here, but we will rebuild. As for the economic migrants, it’s a disaster that will pass. The nations will separate as they always do and we will once again appreciate diversity from afar. Water will find its own level.
Take heart in the fact that there are more Europeans alive today than ever in history. Not less, but many more. This extinction of the Europeans is an elite fantasy and a psychological operation that attempts to enervate our spirits. We aren’t going anywhere. Each of us has ancient blood flowing in our veins.
‘extinction of the Europeans’????
Tell that to the 30+M North Americans, the millions of exterminated natives of the’Indies’, the exterminated Aztecs and Mayans, the exterminated Australians.
Your European victimhood is deluded to the extreme
I never made the claim that Europeans were becoming extinct. I made the opposite claim, that there are now more Europeans than ever before.
The West is temporarily lost. The basics of Western culture are still there to be rekindled, by Western patriots, neoAmerican patriots. I’m not referring to the Trumpists who are our modern, backward obscurantists for the most part. If anyone doubts the ability of the West to rebuild from the (necessary) ashes of failure, I suggest you take a look at Charles Haywood’s blog, https://theworthyhouse.com. I don’t agree with all Haywood believes, but he is at least one example of a modern American patriot intellectual searching for an American Putin.
Excellent post. I agree entirely.
“The West” is ruled by its own supreme Traitors.
The only thing regarding “The West” I value was the development of the scientific methods. All the rest is Globalized Neolithic Civilization, wherein the primary applications of technologies are to enforce frauds, i.e., increasingly integrated and sophisticated slavery systems.
More historical perspective on the career of Putin, in my view, should be put into the overall context that there is only one political system: organized crime. There is only legalized violence backing up legalized lies. There is only the dynamic equilibria between different systems of more or less organized lies operating robberies.
“The West” is an oxymoronic kind of scientific dictatorship, that refuses to be any more scientific about itself! Generally speaking, “The West” refuses to apply an understanding of energy laws and general systems theory to itself. Sociopolitical systems built on enforcing frauds require deliberately ignoring natural laws, as much as humanly possible, which becomes astonishingly possible after enforcing frauds is done for generation after generation.
Alternatives are effectively excluded, as much as possible, from the political debates, by making sure that they have little money, while the mainstream parties have orders of magnitude more money. The fascist plutocracy’s ownership and control of the mass media and big tech continues to be integrated into the vicious spirals of money and political power.
“The West” has become based on the most scientific brainwashing that money could buy. Of course, doing so at about exponentially increasing rates has driven “The West” to manifest runaway criminal insanities, as the result of the excessively successful applications of the methods of organized crime through the political processes. Divide and rule strategies across the board are being driven towards oblivion, by becoming excessively successful.
Assertions such as that:
“… the multilateral world, led by Russia, China, India and Iran, is taking shape; the unilateral world is over …”
Indicate the possibilities of some better balancing of Globalized Neolithic Civilization. However, that Civilization itself has driven its extreme paradoxes such as scientific brainwashing of the majority of the population to believe in Huge Lies, while simultaneously ignoring the foundation of runaway enforced frauds that are the vicious feedback loops which have driven exponential growth toward its tipping points, as the last few actually possible doublings become about exponentially more flabbergasting fraudulence.
As Hudson was rightly quoted yesterday on this site in
“Will the Global South break free from dollarized debt?”
“And most of all, will governments create their own money and steer banking to promote domestic prosperity, or will they let private banks (whose financial interests are represented by central banks) take control away from national treasuries?”
MONEY IS MEASUREMENT BACKED BY MURDER.
Usually, people do not what to think through THAT, because then they should follow through describe the alternative death controls which would back up alternative debt controls. Indeed, most the article above presumes that going back to some old-fashioned traditional cultures would be good ideas. Of course, compared to the cultural degeneration of “The West,” that may well seem like it was both possible and preferable.
However, I REPEAT, what matters about “The West” was the prodigious progress in science and technology. None of those developments are going to go away. I REPEAT, the existing systems in “The West” (and thus, around most of the world) are globalized electronic monkey money frauds, backed by threats of force from apes with atomic weapons.
Political economy in “The West” became almost totally dominated by the Anglo-American (Zionist) Finance Empire. Anyone in “The West” who works for money and uses that money is necessarily embedded in globalized systems of enforced frauds. Those systems have become so extremely unbalanced that they are automatically becoming more unbalanced by the tens of trillions of units of currency, being created out of nothing as debts.
The vast majority of the people living in “The West” have become relatively trivial and negligible compared to the amounts of “Money” that are being created out of nothing around the world. While, once upon a time, it was necessary for the taxation systems to back up those monetary systems, analysis of the real numbers indicates that has become impossible to be the case. Taxpayers in “The West” are NOT really paying for things, because they are all embedded in fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, whose structure requires about exponentially increasing fraudulence.
“The West” is ruled by its own supreme Traitors.
Según mi opinión Putin es el mejor político mundial del siglo 21
Google-translate from mod:
In my opinion, Putin is the best world politician of the 21st century
Totally disagree about the Bolshevicks, to us in the third world, without them our nightmare, would have been worse.
Where do Tsar Nicholas and Kerensky, both of whom preferred to send Russians to fight and die in WWI fit into this? And where does Stalin who, surrounded by traitors, fit into this?
Setting aside ideological nametags, the goal of the West has been to live by murder and theft of resources. That makes Russia a perennial target.
Likewise within Russia, there have been many more interested in maintaining their position, hiding behind religion or ideology, whether capitalist or communist or the Church itself.
Russia achieved its greatness when the Communists and the ROC set aside their differences for the good of Russia.
So it seems to this observer.
The end of the beginning perhaps!
Having suffered Iraq (the lies, genocide), Libya (the lies and brutal rape of a Sovereign country and President ) Syria ( the lies, new war on terror, white helmets, IS, HTS, Kurds betrayal ), Ukraine (the lies, the civilian genocide in Donbass ), this SMO has resurrected my faith in mankind.
The job’s a long way from being over, however, Russia has given the Great Unwashed of Europe a chance to rid ourselves of the traitors therein who will now spend these next months and years stomping on any domestic civil disobedience in a declining economy within their ever increasing military police states.
We can’t expect Russia to carry all the load on her shoulders!
The collective “West” needs to re-discover true Christianity – not the organised by “Church” one, but the one that is in all of us, inside our souls and in our genetic HUMANITY. We come into this world already “pre-wired” for that, unfortunately for a lot of people the right connections within that “circuit board” never happen. Most afflicted ones seems to be the Anglo-Saxons and their fervent followers. Why is that? Some faulty DNA in their genetic make up? Or specific type of the so-called education? But then they were hell-bend on conquering, dividing, ruling and subjugating others when they were still illiterate. So, must be in the genes. God knows how long will take to breed THAT out of them. Perhaps never?
“Do NO harm” should be No1 comandment to all of us. From there the rest will flow and then perhaps we, as human family, could HAVE a decent future on this our beautiful planet. Another one to keep in ming is also very plain and simple – Live and Let Live.
Meantime, as author stated, the Global Great Cleasing is absolutely imperative!
Although the biggest Cleansing would need to start with Greatest Global Parasite that ever existed – you know the one that produced Talmud and invented usury.
Arguably our whole world needs to discover and embrace the true message of Christ Jesus. That message was that we need to love our neighbour (everyone – including our enemies – and everything) AS self (i.e. we need to learn to love self) FOR the love of God (ALL).
Jesus’ teachings were distorted and corrupted by the Pharisees who created the Christian religion so that today few comprehend and seek to live that truth. For some discussion of these issues see eg: Judaism and Christianity – Two Thousand Years of Lies – 60 Years of State Terrorism: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity—Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies—60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml
Jesus’ authentic teachings will begin to envelop our world as a result of actions currently being directed by Christ Michael Aton and taken by Russia (as foretold by Edgar Cayce) and many others.
Although significant truth remains within the words of the Bible and Christian religious teaching, we need to be aware that religions are created by humans for use as socio-political control mechanisms.
Jesus the Christ did not incarnate to establish a religion and didn’t. He incarnated to teach divine truths about life, the universe and everything which had been lost over millennia and corrupted by Pharisees and others.
The Christian religion and the Bible didn’t exist in 325 AD until Emperor Constantine organized and presided over the Council of Nicea. In 331 Constantine commissioned fifty Bibles for the Church of Constantinople, but little else is known (in fact, it is not even certain whether his request was for fifty copies of the entire Old and New Testaments, only the New Testament, or merely the Gospels).
In effect, Roman Emperors, advised by Pharisees, created the Christian religion. The Pharisees were not content with crucifying Jesus, they also sought to eradicate his divine revelations by creating and using the Christian religion. The neo-Pharisees who call themselves Jews are continuing that project.
Once the Pharisees had arranged for Roman Emperors to establish a false religion in an effort to eliminate the truth taught by Jesus they distorted his teachings by excluding the Gospel of Thomas and many other books from the Bible. But their biggest coup was getting the Torah included in the Bible as the “Old Testament”. That completely compromised Jesus’ teaching and created the basis for perpetuating the colossal LIE that Christian truth and morality somehow arose out of Pharisaic bullshit. That perfidious accomplishment has enabled Pharisees and neo-Pharisees to pretend that despite having crucified Jesus they never-the-less happen to be the font of “Judeo-Christian” morality and values and hence the source of the civilisation that Jesus’ divine teaching caused to manifest in Europe. LOL!
Anglo-Saxons appear to be most afflicted by Talmudists and their machinations because the ‘name stealers’, i.e. those who Jesus foretold would ‘say they are Jews but are not’, settled in England in the 17th century by supporting King William III to gain power for which he repaid them by granting them an exclusive licence to establish the Bank of England as a privately owned corporation authorised to create money out of thin air and lend it at interest (usury) to Britons and others. As is their habit, the Talmudists then had their rich daughters intermarry with the British aristocracy. NB. Talmudists consider offspring of Jewish females to be “Jews” and in any event their offspring get heavily indoctrinated and mind controlled using the Talmud and Torah. See eg: England’s Jewish Aristocracy – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/England-s-Jewish-Aristocracy.shtml
Arguably, average Anglo-Saxons are merely as susceptible to Talmudic mind control as other nations. The real problem is created by having Talmudic banksters exclusively controlling money creation and its usurious emission backed up by police enforcement by governments that demand the exclusive right to exercise force and violence. That power has been rampantly exercised and extended to the whole world by the military forces of the British and US empires because they are covertly controlled by Talmudists i.e.the Khazarian Mafia.
Dear Ron Chapman: Thank you for an excellent contribution. I feel profoundly supported by what you have written. I have felt dedicated to uncovering the real truth inside Christianity for many years.
Currently I am reading a book – “Not in HIs Image” by John Lash. Nash focuses on the distortion engendered by a one sided patriarchal and Apollonian rendering of “Christianity” for the purposes of domination and imperialist control. He calls for the return of Christianity to union with a living divine Earth. Nash does so much for me in reinforcing everything that you are saying. Sufficient for me to intuit that I am encountering a wave function of healing truth flowing from both Nash and yourself. I do like to support others on this site. Now I wish to thank you for making me feel so supported.
Jesus spoke in parables because all the Old Testament prophets including Moses spoke in parables Hosea 12:10. When that is taken into consideration, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 the entire Bible is all about Jesus Christ who is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 12) per Paul in Galatians 3:16.
Individuals in every nation and in every generation since Christ are invited to participate in communion with the spirit as his agents for the betterment of humanity. Russia is currently engaged in a classic battle against the Satanic forces that have subjugated the West.
The Pharisees were 1st century Zionists revolting against Gods plan and nothing has changed since then. The good news is 60 to 80 years on this earth is nothing compared to eternity for those who persevere in the truth that is in the Gospels. To paraphrase CS Lewis from Mere Christianity….if you aim at heaven you’ll get earth thrown in, if you aim at earth you’ll get neither.
I couldn’t agree more. Our self-appointed elites wearing their dunce caps have placed themselves in quite a pickle. The only direction they can move in now is Totalitarianism, but without an industrial economy or, frankly, a plan of any kind. Furthermore, it will be difficult to get the police to do their bidding in the current social climate. The police are so demoralized at this point that, in these parts at least, they can’t be bothered with issuing tickets anymore. Instead they hide out in their squad cars. It’s just wide open out there and a great time to be a criminal.
They will screw up Totalitarianism just as they screw up anything else. We could appoint a forty-five year old truck driver as our foreign minister and the first thing he would do is re-establish diplomatic courtesies.
It’s that bad folks. For anyone who thinks America is winning anything . . .
“Similarly, many also criticised Dmitry Medvedev as a ‘Westerner’. Perhaps he was a Westerner then, but now the chips are down and the Collective West has shown its Nazi hand, there is no mistaking whom he supports.”
I don’t agree with you on this. Dmitri Medvedev is 100% Russian, not a westerner then or now. I’ve seen him being the President of Russia Federation, when Putin was the Premier for one term. That was a pretty tough time for Russia with all those terrorist actions. It was felt even at that time, who is really running the country. I’d also like to point out that, before before becoming the President Medvedev was the chief of Gazprom. Also, Lavrov, Medvedev, Miller and Putin are from Leningrad. They are a team, having different parts to work on, direct. Vladimir Putin is the unquestioned leader.
I agree that Putin is a very patient person — I’d have blown up many a time — because he loves Russia and its inhabitants, so he can make himself patient. Russia (RF) comes first, not his personal feelings, so any kind of insults get brushed off. A very rare ability by any leader in any country.
Medvedev is the leader of Jedyna Russia, the ruling party of RF. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, where the chairman is Vladimir Putin. Medvedev is 100% Russian and lives for Russia. Well, the majority of western-born people won’t fathom that. The word “patriot” really doesn’t explain that. By the way, Putin is soft spoken, while Medvedev is somewhat harsh, Lavrov is diplomatic.
The West and its MSM keeps on saying Putin’s army, Putin’s gas, Putin’s oil, Putin’s war and so on. Of course, Putin had become a brand, the most powerful brand in the world. Even, the Russian major newspapers write articles, TV says, Putin said this, mentioned that, explained something and so on. The Russians actually love that. They love Medvedev’s harshness too. 😃
“Russia (RF) comes first, not his personal feelings, so any kind of insults get brushed off. A very rare ability by any leader in any country”…change Russia to Hungary and you could easily be speaking of Orban.
Both the article and the comments are far too rambling and generalized to have objective value. What labels and judgments are being thrown around! No one is answering my questions. Please define exactly the difference between a “traitor” and a “patriot.” Tell me who will make those judgments. Will we have people’s courts? A new committee on state security? Snitches as witnesses? The death penalty? A reconstituted gulag? Or are these questions too bourgeois for people who think their every word is divinely sanctioned? By the way, I think Putin is a great statesman. I have read every word of his autobiography. I do not believe he would be uttering some of the dark words I am now seeing.
“I have read every word of his autobiography.”
What is the title of this autobiography? I would like to read it. I have searched and cannot find it, only a collection of interviews or biographies written by others – but I trust no-one to write such a biography.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter……does that answer your question ?
It’s all a matter of persective, bias, prejudice, pre-conceived notions, ideology, weather, planetary alignment, dice roll, etc.
What is truth today is tomorrow’s lie, the day after, something else.
What ? you expected something cut and dry to fit nicely into some fantasy ?
A great article on a Russian Patriot “Comrade Krieger,” here with some interesting first hand accounts on the special operation by Rolo Slavsky
Rolo Slavsky? Really? 😏
There is a gap in the story – an deep abyss.
German Cardinal De Cusa noted in the 1460’s that European civilization was doomed because of the Oligarchy – the only hope was to start up again, somewhere distant.
This little note found its way via Torricelli, who provided maps, to Columbus. 7 years lobbying in Spain paid off – they funded a voyage west. Result – the world totally and unexpectedly changed. Even Columbus thinking Cipango (Japan) based on Marco Polo’s faked map, does not change this.
The Oligarchy, both western and Russian, has never, ever gotten over this shock.
Since then a huge struggle broke out – republics or Oligarchy? Ongoing today, in Europe, Russia, USA, China, India…
the US today may look like a disaster – after all it is TARGET#1 just for being the US. Look at 9/11, 9/11-2, crashes, bailouts, fraudulent elections. If that is not war – what are ye smokin’?
Just to give a sense of the shock that prompted DeCusa – a French Burgundy Catholic bishop Cochon (yes, swine in English), ordered Jeanne d’Orleans to be cooked alive TWICE at the stake, in case she was supernatural!
When this story spread through Europe, just imagine the horror!
This teen had just organized the defeat of the English Oligarchy.
“After the British-orchestrated coup d’etat of 1917 (absurdly called a ‘Revolution’), Westerner upper and middle classes had taken over over, but they were ousted a few months later by Westerner Bolsheviks. The vast majority of these were not Russian, and indeed their idol Karl Marx was not Russian either. Thus, they felt free to genocide the Slav population of the USSR.”
I assume the reference here is to the Khazarians? The Bolsheviks were bankrolled by them as well as some very old US families like the Harrimans. W. Averell Harriman (Skull & Bones, Club of Rome, CFR) was involved in getting US army units over to defend the Russian railways in the East from attack by the White Russians (America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones by Antony Sutton). Few people realise the US army physically aided the Bolsheviks during the initial months of the October revolution. Another interesting point about Harriman. He was the only high ranking American to ever visit Andropov, which he did in June of 1983. A few months later a Korean passenger jet was shot down near the Kamchatka peninsula by a Sukhoi SU-15. On board was Congressman Larry Macdonald, who was at the time second President of the conservative John Birch Society.
Marx (German classical education, pauperdom by Engels, a Liverpool millionaire) was a paid servant of British Library chief Urquhart – known as Ali Bey in Dagestan.
Ask Kadyrov’s Chechnya fighters about this.
Batiushka is a bit “over the top” here and in other pieces. But opinions are free. What disturbs me though is falsification of history between the lines.
The key omission is in the comment above – the discovery of America.
Not foreseen in various biblical Delphic utterances, including Third Rome Mount Athos acolytes.
«He realised that Moscow was betraying the Soviet Union, that it had been taken over by the Traitors, the ‘Nomenklatura’. They believed in nothing, except in their own disgraceful gain. They were anti-Patriots […] ‘Slavophiles’ and they were opposed by ‘Westerners’. These are very vague and rather crude terms, for there are many types of Slavophiles, from primitive and bigoted nationalists to genuine Patriots, who are well-educated realists and seek only the well-being of their people.»
It is not about “their people” in the end, it is not about patriotism or not, it is a class/income/wealth divide. What the Saker calls 5th-6th columns are not ideologically pro-western or anti-russian, they only care about “their own disgraceful gain” indeed, and they just reckon that becoming USA vassals means more money and more security for them than real independence.
Same as the crude ukrainian upper and upper-middle classes, who don’t really care about the raw fascist xenophobia of the ruthenian fanatics, but merely fund and use them.
Same as the much less crude upper and upper-middle classes of the UK, Italy, Poland, Germany.
Instead some of the french elites are still “gaullist” (Putin in one view is a russian “gaullist”), but Macron on one side and the “yellow vests” on the other show that France’s upper and upper-middle classes mostly are also aligned with the “Washington Consensus”.
And it is not just about the “1%”, but the richest/best-paid 10-30% depending on the country.
The Special Military Operation – I just cannot get enough of this ingenious phrase – has given me renewed hope that there is a a way out of the darkness. I believe there are multitudes in the West who secretly feel this way.
And the letter Z. Damn it’s good. I would like to know who came up with it and why, but maybe it’s better that it just hangs there as a mysterious symbol.
Great and interesting article. A joy to read.
A few thoughts off the top of my head:
Z: we choose to use the Latin character instead of our good Cyrillic equivalent, so you western idiots will make no mistake in understanding our purpose.
Z: the last letter of the western alphabet. The ultimate, the end.
Z: the mark of Zorro, the Hispanic counterpart of Robin Hood, one of England’s greatest heroes; they fought for the poor over the rich, the small over the great, truth over lies.
Z: go back to sleep, morons, while we with our friends remake the world as the world itself wishes itself to be.
So then you become the thing you say you are against, a supremacist.
I’m also curious to know who exactly fits into the basket of deplorables you call Westerners. Is a Pole a Westerner? Do you mean any man, woman and child of European lineage to the west of Russia? In other words, all white people in the world who are not Russian? Or are all Slavs among the saved and all non-Slavs among the damned? And are we Westerners born evil, Pasha? Are we born racist? We get this sort of attitude here in the “West” from the Woke crowd.
Here is another question for you. Do you think that Russia fights against “The West” in Ukraine? If you think this, then maybe we Westerners are not as ignorant or as stupid as you think. Maybe we are in some ways ahead of the curve. Let me tell you who Russia fights in Ukraine. They fight this entity called “The Pentagon”, which is controlled by a tiny country in the Middle East with no strategic depth of its own and which has made enemies with all its neighbours. This country seeks safe harbour in its old stomping grounds. For whatever reason the Russian state does not speak its name. I can imagine why.
The world is not so cut and dry and common people are not the enemy of each other.
As for the letter Z, since you elaborated, I see it as necessary for a nation to raise up a symbol when they are fighting in an existential struggle against an immense force. This necessity is as old as time. It can be any symbol. It can be a turnip. I don’t think they chose it to insult Westerners.
“The vast majority of these were not Russian, and indeed their idol Karl Marx was not Russian either. Thus, they felt free to genocide the Slav population of the USSR.”
Henry Ford listed statistics in his publication “The Dearborn Independent.” He wrote that the number of Jewish members of The Commissariats was “never lower than 76 percent.” He said that Lenin was Jewish, which makes sense in a situation where Jews were present in a noticeable disproportion to their percentage of the population. He said Lenin’s wife was Jewish; his children spoke Yiddish; his proclamations were put forth in Yiddish; Lenin abolished the Christian Sunday and “established by law the Jewish Saturday Sabbath.” Sometime before 1921, Ford asked: “…why are the Russian Christian churches turned into stables, slaughterhouses and dancing halls, while the Jewish synagogues remain untouched? And why are Christian priests and ministers made to work on roads, while Jewish rabbis are left their clerical privileges?”
Murray N. Rothbard was a great American scholar. Karl Marx wrote poems in his youth. Rothbard cites some of them. In his poem “Feelings”, Marx wrote (and I quote Rothbard):
“Heaven I would comprehend
I would draw the world to me;
Living, hating, I intend
That my star shine brilliantly…
“Worlds I would destroy forever,
Since I can create no world;
Since my call they notice never…”
“The Satan theme is most explicitly set forth in Marx’s ‘The Fiddler’, dedicated to his father:
See this sword?
the prince of darkness
Sold it to me.
With Satan I have struck my deal,
He chalks the signs, beats time for me
I play the death march fast and free.”
Rothbard has more excerpts. (Source: “Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume II, by Murray N. Rothbard, pages 338-339.)
Austrian School is London School of Economics Prof. von Hayek. British Adam Smith stuff on steroids.
As Alastair Crooke writes recently this pillar of Empire is collapsing.
3 pillars are gone bunnies – Adam Smith, Newton, and Locke. Closely interlinked, they go to Davy Jones locker together.
Why follow Moby Dick to the deep?
Capitalism is helpful too. The Austrian Mises defined it as a “system of social cooperation”, not a smoochy cooperation, but “cooperation” that allows people to live in an organized way with prosperity.
Under what other system can you break your computer on the 11th month because you dropped it and return it to the store with no questions asked? Only in advanced capitalism. In a less advanced capitalism, a pharmacy will say “Your Friendly Pharmacy”, but you can’t return an item unless you buy another one for the same price (at least you have that option). In advanced capitalism, you can return the item in any city the pharmacy is open in. You can buy a a big pot and cook in it, then decide you should have bought the smaller pot, return to the store and either change it for another pot or get your money back, no questions asked. You can return it “if you are not satisfied.” What other system will do that for you? None. I like the idea of a mixed system, but it would be bad not to recognize the good things of capitalism and preserve them.
Hayek was from the Austrian school; Smith is “classical school.”
Both Smith and Hayek looked to Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees, the Grumbling Hive, where public good spontaneously, but un-knowably, arises from the complexity of the market. IOW Public Virtue from Private Vice.
Mandeville plagiarized French physiocrats, so not even original. Smith’s East India Company’s first economist was Malthus, the population reduction icon for today’s Davos Great Reset.
Who ever saw industrial progress, production occur in a bees hive? As Lincoln said beavers are busy, yet in aeons never changed their houses. Hayek, Austrian, Smith are all of a feudal tribe.
As a not coincidental aside, Mandeville ran the British Isles Hellfire Clubs – a classical example or Satanic cultivation seen today with Azov.
It was Karl Marx’s satanic spirit which was behind the communist tyranny that fell upon Russia in 1917.
@ tranquilocomp: lol. Shakespeare’s wheel. If you’re having a good time, wait a little. If you’re having a bad time, wait a little… Cheers!!
Communism was all darkness.
‘It takes two to tango’, but West ‘breakdancing alone’ – Lavrov
Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow is open for direct talks on Ukraine even as some EU politicians oppose the idea
Music from Argentina!
A. Piazzolla – Libertango by Tatyana’s Guitar Quartet
“Music from Argentina!”
I posted two tangos at the cafe (22/06/08).
Alors….quel beau texte!
Tu me rejoins vraiment la question des patriotes! Ici au Québec, nos ancêtres ont beaucoup souffert des sevices du pouvoir colonial d’alors – exécutions publiques sur des échaffauts, etc- , en fait, ce qui s’est passé ailleurs sur la planète, dont en Russie, dont vous révelez les périodes de grandes douleurs dans votre texte d’aujourd’hui.
Je suis vraiment content de vous avoir lu et je suis aussi heureux d’être en si bonne compagnie.
So….what a beautiful text! You really agree with me on the question of the patriots! Here in Quebec, our ancestors suffered greatly from the sevices of the colonial power of the time – public executions on scaffolds, etc. – in fact, what happened elsewhere on the planet, including in Russia, whose periods of great pain you reveal in your text today. I’m really glad I read you and I’m also happy to be in such good company.
Canada and the Banderites
https://www.voltairenet.org/article216720.html en Francais.
À l’évidence, le Canada, bien qu’éloigné de plus de 6 000 kilomètres de l’Ukraine, a une implication cachée dans ce conflit.
That is why I urge Russia and Co. to spare those western made man-portables.
They have built in plausible deniability.
Yes well all this had to happen to clean out the dross in Russia since 1991.
But the dross is everywhere. It is needed in US and other places too.
Everyone knows about the US DC swamp that someone tried to drain.
The traitors are everywhere in the west – 80% of those in the US Capitol Building are classifiable as such.
Similarly but not as bad % in Westminster. Betraying ordinary and middle class people in their orgy of greed and corruption.
I wasnt following things in 1990-91 but of what I see I think Gorbachev was tricked into dissolving the USSR.
There is evidence he was misled by the Bush Administration.
I was surprised when USSR allowed the Berlin Wall to go down and East Germany to merge (even though it was the appropriate thing to reunite a split Germany after 45 yrs when the mindset of the ordinary person had changed). You also had the Gulf War 1 distracting things (we have to wonder whether that was part of their game plan).
But what really needs looking at in hindsight is why the USSR couldnt address its key deficiencies like food production when in recent times it has. And basic consumer goods production.
The key thing Putin and his associates need to do is ban the operation and influence of unsound western media and commercial entities (FB Twitter Amazon eBay and other media & streaming sources) and replace them with sensible Russian ones (both private & govt) under govt supervision. And strict ongoing monetary control, like he has commenced. Traitors and corruption operate via the monetary system – it is their currency of control.
A cleansing of the West is needed now too and lets hope someone with strength will follow Putin’s example.
Batiuska, some might say that the Starovery were and are ” obscuritanist nationalists” and all that, but I believe that the end of the Raskol will be like life from the dead, for Russia and for Orthodoxy. I believe in the special military operation, but hard times are ahead for our dear Holy Rus.
I am so pleased by your writing
on Russia and her history.
Thank you so Much.
I would love to learn more about history of the Eurasian great powers politics, geo-strategical conflicts, revolutions and more in the last centuries, especially the 19th century and the “British-orchestrated coup d’etat of 1917 (absurdly called a ‘Revolution’)”. Are there any books, not mainstream narrative, but alternative and enlightening?
And how many of these assassinations by “Westerners” were actually carried out by Jews? Please don’t dissemble. Thank you.
The war in Ukraine is not over yet, but already the clamor for “Make Russia Great Again” has begun, emulating Trump’s impossible dream of returning the USA to the status of owner of the world and of humanity.
A “USA great again” necessarily implies putting all other countries in a condition of subordination, something incompatible with a multipolar world.
If in Trump’s case, his nostalgia for lost greatness has resulted in a grotesque farce (the US has not even been able to make its own internal infrastructure great again), what future will a great again Russia have?
In the 19th century Russia defeated the invading Napoleon (who also aspired to a great again France), but ended up defeated by itself.
As the Russian Empire was not able to recycle itself into a federation of republics, and ended up being overthrown by the Bourgeois Revolution of February 1917.
This was followed by the Socialist Revolution of October 1917, which the nostalgics of the aristocracy and of the times when the State was not secular insist in characterizing as “a coup orchestrated by England and executed by Jews”.
Every reevolution has a coup component, but it is not reduced to it. The 1917 Revolutions originated not in international conspiracies to make Russia small, but must be sought in the defeat of the 1905 Revolution.
However, the Revolution soon distorted itself from within. And the Russians, by themselves, again defeated themselves. The Stalinist dictatorship haunted the country until the death of big brother, leaving after-effects in Russia that persist to this day.
If in the Great Patriotic War Russia defeated the Nazi invader, it was not able to expel the curse of Stalinism from itself.
In 1991 Russia tried to free itself, only to fall prisoner to neoliberalism. The country was devastated, to the point of population reduction. Although there was a clear and direct participation of the Imperium, the option for neoliberalism was then a sovereign decision by Russia. Another self-inflicted defeat.
Throughout its recent history Russia has been its own worst enemy. Continuously she has betrayed herself. Now Russia has a new opportunity to free itself once and for all from the ghosts of its past.
But this will not be achieved by trying to make Russia great again. On the contrary, by taking this path, Russia will once again defeat itself.
” but already the clamor for “Make Russia Great Again” has begun”
“But this will not be achieved by trying to make Russia great again. On the contrary, by taking this path, Russia will once again defeat itself.”
That was understood from 1969 onwards by those not immersed in simplistic binaries such as “us” and “them”, “patriots” and “traitors”, “sheep” and “us”, and a component of reasons which informed the strategies of transcending coercive social relations with social relations based on mutual co-operation, not the supplication inherent in if only the Papa Czar knew encouraged throughout the Zubatovschina, including outside the Winter Palace in January 1905 by “Father Gapon”.
“In 1991 Russia tried to free itself, only to fall prisoner to neoliberalism.”
From 1969 onwards some understood that “The Soviet Union” was not sustainable for many reasons, one of which being nationalism including Russian nationalism, some of whose practitioners continued to “advise” goverments within “Soviet Union” but outwith the Russian socialist republic component of “The Soviet Union, particularly throughout Central Asia and the “near abroad” – the Baltic states – and hence some aided the “lubrication” of the “independence” of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
That was also expected without defining precise date of occurence from 1969 onwards, as being a likely short-term vector which afforded people opportunities to understand for themselves from their “lived experiences” – not by the efforts of others as “teachers” and them as “pupils – which was further encouraged by tourists who thought they were “teachers” treating them as “pupils” telling them consistently that they got everything wrong and their life experiences had been misguided.
This process is still attempted by tourists who stayed home in “virtual realities”, and has aided the modified perceptions of increasing populations throughout the world, not only in The Russian Federation.
Given the contexts in 1991, including disposition of forces and half-lives of ideologies, it was understood that in the short-term this was the most productive option to facilitate the purpose of transcending coercive social relations by social relations based on co-operation for mutual benefit with the complicity of those practicing coercive social relations – not co-operation by coercion such as the derivatives of our way or the highway co-operation options offered by the coercive social relations self-misrepresented as “The United States of America”
Although I find your comment very interesting, I admit that I did not exactly understand the meaning of it.
Perhaps it could be a problem in the translation of your text into English.
Still, 2 points are clear:
– “Make Russia Great Again” is one of the main (perhaps even the main) themes of this article.
– The goal of “transcending coercive social relations by social relations based on co-operation for mutual benefit” can never be achieved through market relations, even more so through neoliberalism.
Social relations determined by the capitalist market just replace direct coercion by force by a coercion disguised by economic power.
“Perhaps it could be a problem in the translation of your text into English.”
Language is a catalyst of connotations, and connotations functions of facility and experience, hence
“I did not exactly understand the meaning of it.” consequently exactly understanding it is not an option, but understanding improved by “praxis” of tesing hypotheses through co-operation and implementation.
You make various assumptions in the sentence quoted above predicated on ideological constructs of coercive social relations, including that translations can exist as an option between languages where as only interpretations are options even within the same language, which the construct of we are all in this together seeks to deny- a construct facilitating nationalism/usness/themness/competition requiring various forms of coercion to sustain.
“Social relations determined by the capitalist market just replace direct coercion by force by a coercion disguised by economic power.”
You are missing ideological components/vectors which facilitate linear modification and hence margins of tolerance and half-lives to coercive social relations within specific emulative social relations which included “The Soviet Union” and “The United States of America”
Among the most important of these are :
Social relations determined by the capitalist market when perceived as necessary to sustain these relations, attempt to linearly modify direct coercion by force with various forms of co-operation by coercion including “perception management” based on perceived pre-existing ideologies of “we are all in this together” facilitating “representative democracy”, when their potencies are no longer fit for purpose, return to attempted coercion by force.
This was illustrated by the perestroika first (restructuring first) and glasnost later (openness later) strategy adopted by the Politburo in belief of assumed continuance/half-lives/potency of pre-existing ideologies that, The Communist Party was the representative and tribune of the people of “The Soviet Union” and hence we are all in this together, which accelerated the ongoing process of the transcendence of “The Soviet Union” by what became The Russian Federation with the complicity of the Politburo.
“The goal of “transcending coercive social relations by social relations based on co-operation for mutual benefit” can never be achieved through market relations, even more so through neoliberalism.”
The notion of goal is based on a measure of pre-perceived existing forms, where as purpose is not so constrained by acknowledging that change is constant and hence omniscience is never an option, the constraints facilitating notions of that’s a dream better the modified comfort that you already know, these problems will pass – facilitating iterations of sustainability/emulation.
““Make Russia Great Again” is one of the main (perhaps even the main) themes of this article.”
A “case study”
A man visits a polyclinic with a rash and the doctor prescribes ointment.
The man dies because he has smallpox.
To some this is one of the main contents of this article/blogs in various presentations, hence the previous interaction
“” but already the clamor for “Make Russia Great Again” has begun”
Enjoy your journey as Brasil is a land of opportunity and implementations in context, as the whole world is.
Thank you very much for your answer.
Cordial greetings from Brazil, with every effort so that Brazil can be a great partner of Russia in a world founded on multi-polarity colloborative.
“Ivan IV (died 1584), called ‘the Threatening’ in Russian, which is deliberately mistranslated into English as ‘The Terrible”
“Иван Грозный” – [Ivan Groznyj] – Ivan IV
I’ve been thinking about how to translate the Russian word “Грозный” to English.
Yes, I agree that it “is deliberately mistranslated into English as ‘The Terrible” but to find the right translation is important anyway.
But “the Threatening” is not correct either because it is – “Угрожающий”.
“Грозный” and “Угрожающий” – there is a difference.
I have found another word which is closer to original one i my opinion.
It is “Formidable”.
Formidable – adjective – inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable. (“Oxford Languages”)
And this is exactly what “Грозный” is and who Ivan Groznyj was – the Russian tsar, who inspiring fear and respect through being impressively powerful and capable.
So, my suggestion for translation of “Иван Грозный” – “Ivan the Formidable”
Ivan the Formidable.
What do you think dear Batiushka?
Another translation then would be Ivan the Awesome (or Ivan the Awful but that would be misleading). Very Bill and Ted!
The English is not my mother tongue.
Any way I can not see these options among available ones at all for instance here:
But Formidable comes first … nevertheless
In my country of origin, Greece, which for my father, born 1910, was still the Ottoman Empire, your article, ‘Traitors and Patriots’, is particularly true. The conflict of conscience was and still is centred around being or not being a Westerner. I would say, most Greeks, like Russians, whom I know well and love, from having lived in Russia and worked with them, are not Westerners. They are people longing to be liberated from ideological/ cultural bondage. We are silent dissenters. Like Galileo keeping to our beliefs, usually not able to voice them, if we do not want to be ostracized. Our faith helps keep us hardy and strong inside. But in a worldly sense we are small, insignificant and on the periphery. If we have achieved success, it is despite the EU, the US, the UK etc.
However, although I consider myself to be a christian and a patriot, I would say in defense of “traitors”, that some are lost, errant and perhaps tempted and tricked… It is not easy to be brave, or true
Thank you for your article
My Greek friend –
Try explaining to someone that the Renaissance was sparked by refugees from Byzantium.
For fun ask them, where should all the stolen art in Venice be returned ? :) :)
200 years together – Solzhenitsyn’s monumental history is finally available online in English
Interesting perspective. I can see the traitor westerner narrative playing post USSR, but it’s opaque during the USSR period. Clearly it was in Germany’s interest to promote the revolution and also the Anglo Zionist British empire as they always saw a ‘Russian threat’ in their ‘great game’ pillage of India (Mogul India was 27% off global GDP pre British theft and British India was 5% post theft)
However, people develop their own thoughts, the USSR influenced liberation across the colonized works as an unintended consequence. Chinese liberation especially.
The USSR then became the main target via Barbarossa.
Russia it’s the successor to the Mongolian empire.
Various dubious persons, air sellers, often hang around the Russian authorities. Sort of “Rasputins”. Or as alchemists at the courts of medieval kings.
Before the SMO, they were political strategists. In Russia, false teachers, online conman are called info-gypsies. So these businessmen, spinning around the executive offices, can be called polit-gypsies.
As a result, various worthless ideologies are being rapidly invented in Russia, ideological disputes are being conducted, and the search for ideological enemies is underway. But real things are also not actively being done. There are people who seriously believe that the main thing is ideology. In their opinion, it is only necessary to invent a good ideology and Russia will have no problems. Here is the author of a typical Russian ideological dreamer. But the economy should not be replaced by ideology. As Rolo Slavskiy wrote recently: “Colossal amounts of resources will be wasted on trying to bend reality to the constraints of the new ideology” – https://roloslavskiy.substack.com/p/a-national-project-vs-a-national?s=r
Maybe during the SMO these ideological games and debates will become less and the time will come when there will be more cases.
“As a result, various worthless ideologies are being rapidly invented in Russia”
Not worthless, useful foolery to fill the day and “needs” of others according to their facilities of limited or any agency rendering their complicities in facilitating the purposes of others.
“Maybe during the SMO these ideological games and debates will become less and the time will come when there will be more cases.”
Not necessarily since, useful foolery has utility for those with facility.
Quite enlightening article. I’m happy that Russian patriot forces are domestically winning where it really makes the difference on the power balance. Eager to witness the fall of White Western Civilization where Humanism was never a naivety but always a reaffirmation of a White Western Supremacy and the fear of losing it locally and globally.