Tag "russophobia"

Russophobia in Bulgaria

Two Russian tourists stopped at a gas station in Bulgaria to  fix a flat tire on their beach buggy car.  Suddenly, they were attacked by a gas station attendant, who started screaming at them and demanded them to leave. When they refused to leave before fixing a tire, he tried to take an air tire inflator from them, while screaming insults and obscenities at them. When verbal assault didn’t make

Wishful thinking (Saker rant)

Caveat one: Wishful thinking is considered bad, pollyannish, naïve, deluded, etc. Fine. I will plead “guilty” to all of these and boldly proceeded to express some terminal wishful thinking. I will do that because I do believe that it is sometimes important to set aside such otherwise precious things as realism and the so-called “real world” and to unabashedly proclaim that the world we live in is not the world

Guy Mettan’s book on russophobia is a “must read” for any person interested in Russia

Review of the book “Russie-Occident – une guerre de mille ans: La russophobie de Charlemagne à la Crise Ukrainienne” (“The West vs Russia – a thousand year long war: russophobia from Charlemange to the Ukrainian Crisis”) by Guy Mettan, Editions des Syrtes, Genève, Suisse, 2015 (www.editions-syrtes.com). Initially, I planed to write a ‘regular’ review of this book, but by the time I finished reading it I realize that nothing short

Counter-propaganda, Russian style

This column was written for the Unz review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/counter-propaganda-russian-style/ Listening to the western corporate media one would get the impression that the Kremlin controls all the Russian media with an iron grip and that not a word of criticism of Russia, nevermind Putin himself, is ever allowed. So bad is this situation that the AngloZionists are now funding new “information” efforts to counter-act the Russian propaganda machine and bring some

Russophobia as a part of the Western mass culture

Translation by Alena Scarecrow “Украина. Ру” observer Alexander Chalenko interviews Aleksei Kochetkov, the Director of the Fund of Civil Institutions Development. – Over the course of the last 20 years I’ve been all over Europe, you know. And never have I – an ordinary person – noticed any signs of russophobia. Recently you chaired a conference in Moscow on this subject and, as far as I see it, you maintain

Multi-level russophobia

Russophobia is an interesting thing to observe.  First, let’s look at the high end of the spectrum.  In an article of the Atlantic Council entitled “Russia Plans Spring Offensive in Ukraine, Warns Ex-NATO Chief Wesley Clark” General Wesley Clark, the “moderate Democrat who tried to start WWIII” declares that the Russians are preparing a Spring offensive somewhere between “Orthodox Easter, on April 12, and “most probably” before VE Day on

Oh how much they hate and fear Russia and Putin

A (well anonymized) anonymous reader sent me a very interesting link today.  It is an opinion piece by Strobe Talbott for Reuters entitled “In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell” in which Talbott predicts that: The year ahead could see the outbreak of the third Chechen war, which, in turn, could be the death knell of the Russian Federation in its current borders. (…)  For the past

Ukrainians inflict a painful defeat on their Russian opponents

Finally, after a long series of humiliating defeats, the Ukrainian Nazis have succeed in scoring a major defeat against their Russian opponents.  True, this did not happen Novorussia and their opponents were already dead.  In fact, the Ukrainian “attack” happened on a cemetery in Australia in Sydney, the Russian and Serbian sections of the Rookwood Cemetery, the biggest in Australia.  Apparently, the attackers did not realize that some of the

The US, Canada and the Ukraine refuse to condemn the heroization of Nazism

It is often argued whether the Ukrainian junta is Nazi or not.  I would strongly argue that even though Poroshenko did not come out, make a Nazi salute and declare “I am a Nazi” all the signs point to the conclusion that the regime in Kiev has its ideological roots in the Nazi past.  The latest example of that “filiation” can be found in this absolutely amazing event last week: 

Russians are sub-humans in the eyes of the West

by “Juan” Untermenschen. That is what we are in the eyes of The West. Untermenschen. Subhumans. I have watched the unfolding coup d’etat in Ukraine from it’s very beginning in late November 2013 in Kiev. I have watched a steady stream of western dignitaries and politicians parade through Maidan Square in Kiev, each and every one of them publicly and vocally expressing their open support of the coup d’etat. I

The BBC seems to make Putin-bashing a daily exercise

Latest BBC propaganda piece: Putin’s palace? A mystery Black Sea mansion fit for a TsarOn a thickly wooded mountainside overlooking Russia’s Black Sea coast, an extraordinary building has gradually taken shape. It is alleged to be a palace built for the personal use of Vladimir Putin, with massive and illegal use of state funds. You can read the rest for yourself.  Needless to say, the BBC only reports about Putin’s

What is wrong with the Brits as soon as they look at Russia?!

The Brits are going totally overboard with Russophobia.  Check out the intro to this Guardian article: A brutal crackdown may be coming for Russia’s renewed opposition. The growing sense of unrest in Russia may lead Vladimir Putin to take drastic and possibly violent action. While they are at it, why don’t they add that Putin may eat babies of breakfast, the Russian military may be about to nuke Monaco and