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This is a joy to see!
An Odessan lady once wrote of the courage of those who stay behind enemy lines.. many are poor, or elderly or the determined who endure.. onwards to Odessa now!
‘I’m not one of those who left their land’
by Anna Akhmatova
I’m not one of those who left their land
To the mercy of the enemy.
I was deaf to their gross flattery.
I won’t grant them my songs.
But to me the exile’s always wretched,
Like a convict, or a patient.
Wanderer your road is dark,
And the bread of strangers tastes bitter.
But in the blinding smoke, the flames,
Destroying the remains of youth,
We have refused to evade
A single blow against ourselves.
And we know that in the final reckoning,
Each hour will stand justified…
No people on earth shed fewer tears,
Are simpler, or more filled with pride.
Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. The Collective West is blind to the suffering caused by the Empire of Lies and NATO but there are those of us in the West who are fully aware of the treachery of our ideologues (Trudeau) in charge, they are a den of vipers.
Yes, a beautiful and moving poem indeed. I fully agree with your comment. Here in the UK we have the treacherous globalist puppet Boris Johnson who fully supports the Empire of Lies and its grifters in the Pentagon.
Lisa, you took the words right out of my mouth. Thankfully, anyone who is not stubbornly ignorant knows who is on the right side of history, and it is not the USA nor their puppets. I trust the sun is rising on a new day, albeit slowly.
…not a syllable I disagree with.
The collective west don’t have a heart anymore. The west leaderships with rare exceptions are inhumans, assassins of their own people.
Uncaring, not blind.
thank you for the very meaningful comment
What a wonderful poem, and to imagine the strength behind it.
Dialogue from the movie “Brother” :
— Come home with us.
— It’s OK there.
— And what will I do there?
— What are you doing here?
— I like it here. America is the world’s driving power!
— What is its power, brother?
— It’s the money, brother. Money rules the world. Whoever has the most is the strongest.
— Suppose, you’ve got a lot of money. What would you do?
— I’d buy everyone.
— Even me?
—So just tell me, American, what’s the power is? Is it really money? That’s what my brother says. Well, you got lots of money, so what? I think the power is in the truth, Whoever is right is strong. Say, you’ve screwed someone out of money, made money of that – Did it make you stronger?? No, it did not. Because there is no truth on you! And the guy who got screwed is right… That means he’s stronger, right?
Beautiful! God willing, Odessa will again, soon be free!
Thank you for posting this poem by Anna Akhmatova.
That was the way Europe received us Americans in WWII. The Russians are stealing our ideas.
During the Second World War, it was mainly the Russians, with large deductions Great Britain and France (if you disregard the real history) who did the work.
The Americans entered the war late and let themselves be celebrated. They started the new world order there, so to speak.
For me, the USA are not the war heroes of the Second World War. As always: marketing and falsification of history is everything.
Totalmente cierto,estados unidos no liberó nada que no hubiera liberado la Unión Soviética.Espero que desnazifiquen europa y podamos liberarnos de los parásitos estadounidenses.
The US entered the war only 6 months after the USSR. It’s industrial output tipped the balance to the Allies and armed the Red Army to a sufficient degree it was effective. US AirPower turned the air war in Europe and its constant bombing missions drew AirPower away from the Eastern Front and greatly reduced Germanys industrial output.
The primary benefit to the USSR is Stalin was able to choose what he wanted for lend-lease. This eliminated industrial bottlenecks and allowed their industry to concentrate on what they made the most of.
Zhukov-Stalin-Kruschev all admitted the great importance of aid. It wasn’t until the post Cold War that Soviet propaganda started weakening the US efforts, as you continue to do here.
Land Lease to the USSR made some difference in building aviation capacities. But it did not make a difference in tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery rounds. There the USSR industry from 1943 onwards squarely outproduced Nazi Germany. That made the difference in the decisive Kursk and Bagration battles.
Germany annexed Austria in 1938 and invaded Poland in 1939. It invaded Russia in June of 1941. In December 1941, a few weeks after Pearl Harbor, Germany, not the USA, declared war on America. After that the war that the US fought was mostly in north Africa and the Mideast. As long as Germany was pushing Russia up against the wall of the Urals, we were good with that. We continued selling oil, computer equipment from IBM, and lent money to Germany. Henry Ford, along with Rockefeller and many other western oligarchs, supported the Nazis. It was not until after Stalingrad when it became obvious that Russia was able to push back against the Nazis that the war heated up in Europe. The much celebrated D-Day occurred in June, 1944, a full five years after the invasion of Poland and over a year after the battle of Stalingrad. D-Day was incidental to the ending of WWII. And, of course, the German high command, sans a suicided Hitler, surrendered to General Zhukov on May 1, 1945. On May 7, 1945, the German forces surrendered to Eisenhower in Reims, which is technically impossible since they already surrendered to the Soviet Union. The war was already over.
You are right , Rockefeller, Ford financed the German army during the 1930’s and early in World War 2. What followed was basically a conflict between the United States and Britain Jewish financiers took over and the Rothchilds backed Germany. Germany essentially had the green light to invade the Soviet Union and Britain had her back contradicting all the so called mainstream history including the classic William Shirer book the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
So you are saying Britain was part of the Axis? Consider first Rudolph Hess did not fly to England because he was “crazy” but under direct orders from Hitler to sigh an peace pact. Consider that Britain fighting the Germans was a smoke screen. They brutally destroyed the entire French naval fleet that surrendered, a war crime among other subversive activities.
Finally, consider how Britain finally got rid of Prince Paul in Yugoslavia a thorn in their sides. They then did not provide protection to the Balkans by not moving the British fleet to Thessaloniki to support Yugoslavia and Greece. Hitler erased both countries before moving against the Soviet Union.
Both Prince Paul and Queen Maria of Yugoslavia were treated as criminals and exiled to Africa. Churchill than betrayed Peter II of Yugoslavia and installs their mole, the Communist Tito.
Britain was never clearly part of the Allies or Axis , they were playing both sides and it could be argued the US was doing the same. How the world has been deceived ! Goering testimony at the Nuremberg trials provides many clues on Britain’s role and the bizarre behavior of Rudolph Hess points to that he was possibly drugged according to testimony from his son.
The Communist show trials used similar tactics to drug the accused . The Yugoslav Royal Army General Draza Mihailovic was incoherent and confused during his trial in Belgrade contrary to his actions during the war. He was obviously drugged and brutally murdered by Tito Communist bandits.
A more thoughtful person might wonder why the Russians would do so, for example the US airbrushing the Soviets out of the WW2 narrative & claiming excessive credit.
Decades of hostility towards Russia & nowadays helping whitewash other peoples falsification of history E.G the Baltic States.
It might be be that nowadays, the Russians dont consider the Western Allies to be morally important to their WW2 history or nessicery for victory.
Russia never fought Japan. That was the other half of WW2 that Russia omits. The US fought the sea battles and Russia the land battles. And the US has never had to worry about a land battle the way Russia has. It is apples and oranges.
The Soviets and Mongolians ended Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto (South Sakhalin), and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). The defeat of Japan’s Kwantung Army helped bring about the Japanese surrender and the termination of World War II. The Soviet entry into the war was a significant factor in the Japanese government’s decision to surrender unconditionally, as it was made apparent that the Soviet Union was not willing to act as a third party in negotiating an end to hostilities on conditional terms.[
“Russia never fought Japan.”
not true at all. they fought a decisive battle in the russian/chinese borders (manchuria/mongolia, which was part of china then) where the jap kwantung army tried to attack the soviets. it was there that general zhukov (i think) who resoundingly destroyed them there via tank battles and forced them to retreat that they never had the thought of attacking the ussr. which, in effect let the soviets worry about the western theatre vs the eastern one.
so you are right that the soviets never really fought a war with japan, but they did that earlier and hence, the jap’s never dared to attack them, but went further into china.
Radio Free Europe – yea I’m good on that source.
Lend-lease helped no doubt, but even without Lend-Lease, the Russians still would have won. Take a look at the below book:
The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison
Stalin’s modernization of Russia was quite thorough. He was able to move most of the factories to the East, resulting in Uralvagonzavod today. By 1942-43, the Russians were out producing the Germans in tanks, rifles, and almost all key war materiel.
We only entered WW2 to make sure Stalin didn’t push further Eastward as he surely would have done. It wasn’t to defeat the Germans who were already defeated after Stalingrad and Kursk, it was to take as much land with as few losses as possible against a broken Wehrmacht.
Germany sent her best men to die in the Eastern front, while what the Anglo-Americans fought at D-Day were 2nd class old men. Our propaganda lionizes D-Day, but the war losses tell its own story. Battle of the Bulge for example was against an already defeated Germany.
You are missing – omitting? – the essential: all these efforts were made by American officials who viscerally hated the Russians, who already had plans to use the war to finish drowning the British Empire for good and subdue the surviving parts of Europe. While being convinced to be smarter than everyone else: there is no possibility to deny even this last observation, it is all over the correspondence. So behind every dollar invested, every piece of armement procured, every goodwill theatrical gesture there were – always – power grabbing plans. This was and is still the prevailing mentality in the US ruling class, and even poor old Brits continue to fantasize that they are still doing it. I am sure that if I dug under every details of your post, I would find very interesting…complementary informations. As expected, the culprits themselves are always clean, always right, always generously dispensing us with their “bottom line” analytical mentality.
My cousin served the USAAF in Europe in WW II. How well I remember when I was in my teens and asking him about the war. I was aware of the firebombing by the Brits and the US. When I brought up the subject, he told me that as devastating as the Allies bombing was, the Russian artillery was equally, if not more, devastating and destructive. His comments came to mind as I read of he recent victories of the Russians in Ukraine, and how these victories are attributable to the devastating effectiveness of the Russian artillery tactics.
The inhabitants of Caen (to pick just one city) may not have rejoiced quite so much. The city was intact on D-Day; this is what the Allies did to it soon after.
The Russians lost 27 million people in WW2. You came in 2 years late and your Hollywood protrayed you as victors. I bought that crap too and then read enough to see who really destroyed Hitler.
Why is it that every war you start you have to have others with you and stay conveniently at the back, like in Ukraine or what you are trying to do in the south china sea?
Well keep looking at superman 20 or top gun 50, for America is a cuntry that can’t even take care of the mess it has become. The mess you create all over
the world does not matter. I know.
Honest decent humans expressing their gratitude being free is contrary to embedded western journalist in the middle east, where you killed millions. You rejoiced then but do it now.
” Weapons of mass precision” they called it, like the strike in Afghanistan killing a family of 11, admitted 2 weeks later due to overwhelming evidence, just like this short clip.
>” Weapons of mass precision” they called it, like the strike in Afghanistan killing a family of 11, admitted 2 weeks later due to overwhelming evidence, just like this short clip.
LIes first, the admission later, and voila! The US investigated itself and found no wrongdoing.
Joe Biden – Terrorist president along with the fool Trump, weak Obama, and butcher Bush.
Hello Tommy Jensen. You are talking about Hollywood movies and nothing else.
But that’s what the US is. Just Hollywood-style fiction. It lies and manipulates, is agreement incapable, practices international piracy and economic robbery, plays the blame game and re-writes history to suit its overblown image of itself. I doubt very much that any government in the world trusts the US, not even its allies (of convenience).
History is written by the victors. Most of what you were told isn’t even wrong. Both wars were started by the Banksters. Having taken control of the US through the passing of the Federal Reserve Act they then used the two wars to further consolidate their own power. They backed both sides in both wars. The Bolsheviks were funded by the American oligarchs. American troops even guarded the Siberian railways during the revolution to prevent the White Russians from sabotaging them. How many people realize American troops were fighting for the Bolsheviks in the early 1920s in Russia? The Banksters needed to destroy Germany and ensure they NEVER worked together with the Russians. The Anglo-American establishment understood that if these two countries ever worked together they would never achieve their One World Government. What we are seeing now is the fruition of this plan. Unfortunately, it appears they have just about won. The US was captured by the Globalists a long time ago.
Bravo, that is exactly what happened. The history taught in schools deprives the world of the true history. I remember in my early twenties and one of University profs taught the hypothesis and Britain started both World Wars. I scoffed at him but he was 100 percent correct.
Salaam Jugo- thanks.It was perfidious Albion and the French,guilty both times for the causes of WW1&2.
I await the reply from the paper clip, Admiral Kirby, to comment on the sorrows of these two women.
Just tell us one more time Kirby about the latest Game Changer, that’s on the table! Consequences, Sanctions and the Full Rectum Dominance of Woke USA.
The ZOV crew are the real “Game Changers,” and it’s on a role. Normal America is going to suffer the most : “you can’t fly on the 4th of July,” for a reason and it ain’t Putin.
I am quite sure that one day this little video of just a few seconds will be one of the most iconic of the 21st century. From a psychological point of view Lissichansk will be Selensky´s Stalingrad. Adieu ancien regime.
As always in the Western media they will say that they were forced into these statements by the Russians.
Liborio Guaso: “As always in the Western media they will say that they were forced into these statements by the Russians.”
I watched the body language and these people were expressing their true feelings. The front line should how ever been pushed further west to make people of this industrial town to come back and live peaceful life.
We should not forget this is also battle for Russian language and culture Kiev zealots were planning to destroy.
There are always people on both sides, just to be for or against something. I bet you could also find people not welcoming the Russians, but as always RT won’t show that? Bigger question is was bombing around their homes worth it, nothing much will change for these people.
Many of the people who are “not welcoming” the Russians are mostly russia-hating western Ukrainians who came east to help administer the occupation and passification of the “separatist” territories. They have probably all fled back westward and will never be coming back. Good riddance!
You are Spot-On Steve. This is proven by the fact that as soon as the 20,000 western diplomatic and NGO staffers fled West, at the time when Russia simply positioned its troops north of the Ukraine, these 20,000 had acted as the ‘anchors’ of precisely these western Ukrainian Banderites…Once these ‘anchors’ were gone, the Banderite population – some 400,000 fled to the Western Oblasts and into Poland…
This ‘natural’ ethnic cleaning, will make it far easier for Russia to consolidate its hold over the East and South. How the De-Nazification process will work out in the Central and western Oblasts is very much up to the activities of NATO > the more provocations from NATO, the more the Banderite population will be under pressure to vacate the central and western regions as well…
Most of them must have retreated along with the Ukrainian forces.
“I bet you could also find people not welcoming the Russians, but as always RT won’t show that?”
How very predictable – we see what we want to see, and refuse to see what we don’t want to.
Here’s the flip side to your allegation – would Britain’s Sky News show that?
[ https://theduran.com/sky-news-published-a-story-from-lisichansk-but-things-didnt-go-according-to-plan/ ]
I love these video’s. However the answer the questions:
““I bet you could also find people not welcoming the Russians,” etc.
My wife has parents from Bosnia and Croatia. My MIL cam from Banja Luka in Bosnia. When the war broke out, many people fled the area to make sure they would not end up in a mass grave. The situation was pretty dire, with ethnic cleansing occurring by both sides. (Most Cro’s and Serbs AFAIK). After the war there were huge problems with basic concepts like ‘home ownership’ as Serbs had moved in to homes formerly occupied by Bosnians. The Serbs that moved in were no just opportunistic home upgraders but were often people fleeing area’s of war where the Serbs\Cro’s were fighting. In my MIL’s case they had a big family estate and lost the whole thing. She wasn’t overly upset as she had already moved to Australia.
Point is, people on both sides have to live somewhere, and in time of war it becomes a real mess as borders change and the ‘Governing Authority’ also changes. There will be a million different stories pro\con that could be told by the individuals. I have a soft spot for the babushka stories though. :)
You made a point “would Britain’s Sky News show that”, by sending a link with a Sky News clip in it showing negative response to Britain and some person hating on Ukranians? So in fact they did show it?
Exactly. That’s the point.
If both sides of the propaganda divide are saying the same thing, then chances are it’s closer to the truth than not.
… as opposed to the alternative (fictional) narrative that “as always [ allegedly ] RT won’t show…”.
Sure, there are indeed some who were stating only that they only wanted to be independent of Russia and did not want to now be absorbed by Russia…
Keep in mind another situation: There are Russian Ukrainians who welcome the activity of the Russian forces but they have to act as if they are pure Ukrainian patriots,,, as they continue to be surrounded by Ukrainian Army and SBU units. Unfortunately the mobile tactics of the Russian Armed Forces has not always been to consolidate their hold on liberated territory, thereby exposing populations that thought they were now liberated, to the vengeance of the Ukrainian extremists who moved back into these territories.
But the issue of the full legal borders of Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts needed a clear mandate..and this issue is no longer up for any negotiation.
Many Ukrainians, whether they were for against the SMO, will find that in the long term it was extremely worthwhile to be freed of NATO interference. EU and US interference from 1990 to February 2022, was like the Boiling Frog Syndrome…a gradual take-down of all the wealth in the Ukraine, forcing many to emigrate. Once Russia consolidates its hold over the areas it feels it needs, to gain a secure border against NATO, the citizens within this new Russian area will feel it has been very much “worth it…” Places like Melitopol for example are rapidly recovering…everyone is optimistic and pullng their weight…
You need to understand how wealthy the Ukraine was before 1990….there is no reason why Russian cannot rebuild the Ukraine back to where it was before 1990. Just look at Grozny today..
Same thing for NATO brother, once NATO consolidates its hold over the areas it feels it needs, to gain a secure border against Russia, the citizens within NATO will feel it has been very much “worth it”. Places like Poland don’t have to fear against an attack from Russia. Just look at the whole “border region” between Russia and Germany, look at how wealthy those countries were under Soviet rule… “boil frog stuff” you know gradual corruption taking out funds and party privileges. Look at most Eastern European countries now, many doing better than the O.G.
Interesting comment. I ‘get’ where you are coming from. My feeling is that from 1945 to 1990 the Russians respected the Ukraine as part of their own and built up the Ukraine with massive shipbuilding, aircraft, car manufacturing capability for example as a frontal buffer-state, so there was very obvious wealth there……but did not have much respect for Poland, Romania, Bulgaria due to WW2 memories. Having lived and worked in East Germany, i did not feel that the East Germans were ‘held back’ in fact they had some world-class industries and were good at exporting both to east and west…
I also lived and worked in Hungary for 14 years and could thus see first-hand, the transition from the Soviet system to the new capitalist model. I cannot agree with you that eg Hungarians are better off today. There is far more personal debt. The Western banks were extremely supportive with loans from 1990… nice… everyone in Eastern Europe is sitting on a treadmill…running but standing still…
You comment about NATO is extremely misguided. NATO is the military enforcement arm of a corrupt western financial mafia and if you think this organisation can ‘protect’ Poland or any other NATO member from “corruption’ this is a very misguided perspective when NATO/US.EU is itself corrupt. The evidence is clearly there in the ‘performance of NATOs weapons systems…very little bang for the buck… so the ‘protective wall of NATO’ is a chimera..
Poland needs maybe to apply improved levels of diplomacy and create an environment where they can be better trusted and then would discover that Russians are extremely reasonable in response…
It is worthwhile mentioning something about “The liberation of Eastern Europe from the Soviet yoke” – I lived through these events and was a witness to them…much like the fictional Forrest Gump, i seemed to be right there when things happened.
For example, i was regularly scooting between London and Berlin on business. It took me 10 hours by car. I witnessed personally on the Magdeburg to Berlin autobahn, how American military trucks and tanks were moving into the rest-stops and bivouacking for the night. Nothing much on the western German side but once on DDR territory, the East German motorists were driving their cars towards the US encampment, hooting their car horns, putting on their main beams, turning up their car radios, in an obvious effort to be disruptive towards the unwelcome presence of US troops there. When i reacheed my Berlin destination, i discussed this with the locals and they pointed out that the stories about East Germans wanting to flee to the West was just a lot of BS…the East Germans were simply motivated by the novelty of crossing over to the West but the majority had homes, jobs, family, to get back to and certainly had no intention to flee to the West….and i am talking here of 1961 as well as 1989-90.
I noted the absolute hatred that the West Germans had for East Germans. i noted the bewilderment and uncertainty that the East Germans felt, at losing their DDR government (no it was not motivated by Stockholm Syndrome).
I arrived with a British registered car. Pre 1990, Westst Germans treated me in a friendly manner on the roads…post 1990, i was told my plates lokked like Polish ones and with me driving a big car, this was “a provocation to West Germans who assumed i was driving a stolen car”…Tnen in East Berlin, in 1990, the Poles were equally detested for their regular theft of cars (my own GF had her Trabant stolen just aweek before i arrived with the VoPo telling her “it was more than likely the Polish who did it”
In later years my car, parked in an east Berlin suburb, was attacked by youths who left their boot prints embedded in the metal …but also i received love letters from East German girls posted on my windscreen, ‘wanting to meet a real Englishman’. Cute.
I was also visited by the VoPo who were agitated by neighbours and did not like the presence of a British reg car ..(I was in a housing estate allocated mainly to the MfS and VoPo and DDR government officials). After a calm word with them i was left alone and accepted and even helped the locals by volunteering to break parking restrictions, with everyone then gaining courage and the police then backing off…
I witnessed how the German Treuhand was specifically created to destroy DDR industry, to prevent any competition from them for the big west German industrial companies.
Throughout my time in East Germany, i never heard a bad word said against Russians, even after 1990 when East Germans were more free to speak out.
The East Germans disliked the Poles intensely. They respected the Hungarians and the Bulgarians and dismissed the Romanians as simple gypsies
Then on to Hungary: 1990; Hungarians had great respect for the Czechs, they were wary of the Russians. They detested the Slovaks and the Poles, considering these two nations to be only full of thieves. I was welcomed as i was a link-man to financial infusion of capital which Hungarians badly needed. By 1995 the tone changed…the Hungarians were intimidated and frightened of speaking openly in the face of mafia-like US and Australian investors. I was told by Hungarians that the nations closer to Hungary were the most trusted and kinder to Hungarians and the further distant the investors the more aggressive. By the year 2000, i was cut off…Hungarian managers treated me at arms length, with a coldness which showed a new assertiveness. Hungarian consumers stopped their mindless fascination and admiration for all things western and boycotted the consumption of western brands. Hungarian investors stepped in and took over and have been far more successful than the aggressive and intimidating.western managers. (Today Hungarians trust the Russian leadership and this pragmatic and realistic approach puts Hungary in a good position for the future)…
My observation was that the Czechs, respected to Hungarians and East Germans but were wary of the Slovaks and disliked the Poles. The Czechs were the most open to western investment (but that did not surprise me as Czech women had a reputation for getting what they wanted already long before 1990 ;oD )…The Czechs were ambivalent about Russia pre-1990 but i never heard a bad word from them about Russia, post 1990.
Slovenia was an other fascinating society: Far more western than i even imagined. Their society was multilingual and open to influence from France, Italy, Germany, Austria. Slovenians were the most pro Russian of any people i met just after 1990 and never said a bad word about Russia in all the time i was circulating in their business world. There was a lively trade with Russia…then…
I could go on with observations about the other Eastern European societies but what i wish to emphasize here is that i noted from 1990 that it was mainly Poland which created tensions within the Warsaw Pact area…and from the moment that Poland applied for and was accepted into the EU, Poland just created a lot of trouble (not that British or Spanish accession was any better).Most of the tensions were created by the Polish mindset that they continued to be resentful towards ‘Germany’ so much so that Polish youths assumed it was quite natural to steal from both East an West Germans as much as possible…and the Polish government even deliberately frustrated attempts to impose Law Enforcement agreements by western European governments.
So if there is any discussion about “Eastern people being held back by Russian corruption” i would feel it appropriate to ask where the seed of corruption has first been planted…Polish corruption went on way past 1990, way past any Soviet influence…Ukrainian corruption similarly…one needs to look at the Western ‘investor class’ that moved into the Soviet space post 1990 to see how the Ukraine deteriorated from that moment on…sure, the enablers were local but the real damage in terms of sucking out wealth was from western investors….
Just one extreme example to underscore my own definition of ‘corruption’ > if i visited Budapest and did my work, i was paid £4,000 for one month of intense networking and writing a report based on this. In 1990 i asked staff of one of the largest accountancy companies, who were now settled into an office in Budapest, how much they would charge for a similar report. They came back a while later having analysed all parameterss of my own activities…and stated that they would not do it for less than £50,000.
That means in practice that Hungarian companies who were now being privatised had additional costs added to their overheads…which then had to be passed on to the Hungarian consumer. I witnessed the moment when prices inflated. East German and West German families used to meet up in villas on lake Balaton but after 1996-98 it became too expensive. i witnessed and met up with retired Viennese who arrived in Sopron by the coachload, with a Viennese explaining to me that with Viennese state retirement pay it was difficult to live in Vienna but if he took a coach each morning to Sopron, he could take advantage of the lower prices and have breakfast, lunch and dinner in Sopron and take the coach back to his home in Vienna…After the western investors started to turn the screws on Hungarian operations, prices inflated to the point that these Viennese coach trips stopped…
Not a positive situation for the restaurant trade in Hungary, nor for Austrians, nor for Germans who were able to meet up on Lake Balaton each summer. So I dont see the entry of the western financial system into eastern Europe as ‘making life better and less corrupt.” Post 1990 it was all about casino-capitalism and the traditional entrepreneurial capitalism was abandoned. The new Russian and Chinese economic model being gradually introduced again across the Soviet space, is all about entrepreneurial capitalism. Additional State regulation will help reinforce measures against corrupt practices.
Just my 2 cents of opinion…
Well just look at their body language. Obviously they are held at gunpoint! (Not! But that won’t stop them from trying)
Congratulations. This was one of NATO proxies toughest garrisons. Bakhmut is also being liberated shortly. Onwards to Transnisteria.
“KGB linked babushka’s coerced into spewing Putin’s propaganda.” – CNN, probably.
Lord Haw-Haw was hanged for his bs, can we hope for the same for their (w)anchors?
The fascists understand only one language. Please do not waste your time speaking any other language but action.
It is wonderful and moving to see the tears of joy from these people who are now free from the nationalist thugs of Ukraine. Thank you Russia!
Salaam,the victory of the Great Patriotic War,was borne in the sacrifice of the blood and souls of the 27 million citizens of USSR.
My heard is truly touched. I am very, very happy for this people.