Putinism as the last Phase of Sovietism

By Robert van Voren


Again the world is watching while heavily armed unidentified men in green camouflage suits suddenly appear in Eastern Ukrainian towns, occupy police stations, buildings of the Ukrainian secret agency SBU and other governmental agencies, and take the lead of the separatist movement that is now enveloping this part of the country. And again the world tries to come to terms with what is clear from the very start: we are watching phase two of the Russian invasion into Ukraine, Putin’s major plan to carve out the juicy bits of this country, which will allow him to continue his master plan for the region: the reestablishment of the imperium that was, and that most of us believed would never be again.

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A 75-Year-Long Lie

“There has been no system that lied more than ours in the entire history of mankind.” Historian and scientist Mirskiy on the 75-year-long Lie.

Voices of Ukraine

By Georgiy Mirskiy, honored historian and science worker
10.03.2014  16:27
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: http://www.echo.msk.ru/blog/georgy_mirsky/1276138-echo/

poster-136803-picture-mirskI was thirteen when Stalin began the war with Finland. The Red Army crossed the border, and the next day the Soviet people heard on the radio: “In the city of Terijoki [in Russia, renamed Zelenogorsk in 1948, on the shore of Finland, 50km NW of St. Petersburg], insurgent workers and soldiers have formed the Provisional People’s Government of the Finnish Democratic Republic.” My father said: “See, no country can go to war against us – a revolution will happen immediately.”

I am not lazy – I took out a map, looked at it, and said: “Dad, but Terijoki is right next to the border. It seems that our troops entered it on the very first day. I don’t get it – what revolt? What provisional people’s government?” And it…

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Four Myths about Stepan Bandera


by Artyom Krechetnikov, BBC Russia, Moscow

The figure of Stepan Bandera is once again in the spotlight, in connection with the revolutionary developments in Ukraine. Moscow commentators and participants of pro-Russian demonstrations in Crimea call the new government of Ukraine “Banderites” after Stepan Bandera, portraying  him as the devil incarnate.

In the estimations of observers, the followers of of the leader of OUN/UPA constitute only one minute segment of the “Orange” movement, but they attract a lot of attention because of their radicalism and excess. In real politics, they do not have any chance of affecting the policies of the government. This is just a scare tactic meant to discredit the proponents of European Orientation.

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