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The last war in the Caucasus?

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Source: rossaprimavera.ru


From the author:


I wrote this text in the very first days of the recent (hopefully, the last) Karabakh war at the suggestion of representatives of one of the belligerents. True, it was never published. Apparently, because he did not fit into the wave of agitation and propaganda, which is most in demand during the war days.

Taking advantage of the objectivity of your platform and reviewing the materials of the Military Review on this complex and extremely sensitive topic for too many, I direct my then momentary considerations at your discretion.

There will be no in-depth analysis of military operations, assessment of the forces and capabilities of the parties. Do not expect the then forecasts of who will win. There can be no winner in such a war, by definition. And even a peacemaker is, alas, still a loser.

Thank you.

Bound by one ...


The latest bloody events on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border echo with an alarming echo, in essence, in every Russian family. Because each of our families, in one way or another, for economic, construction, food needs of everyday life, and simply for friendship and long-term partnership is connected with each of the warring parties.

This connection now, in modern times, is not imposed, not "well-read" from above, it was born from below in the mutual experience of survival, and more or less normal, not hungry life in difficult years for all of us, immigrants from the USSR.

And the conflict in the Caucasus is twisting ever tighter, more terrible, a fatal geopolitical knot with multilateral participation is emerging, into which, God forbid, Russia, willingly or unwillingly, can be dragged into.

For me personally, this topic is doubly sensitive: both because I myself come from the North Caucasus, from the long-suffering Budennovsk (in 95, bullets flew to my hometowns), and because I and my large family have many real friends among Azerbaijanis, and among the Armenians.

May those who wish to hear hear


I know that big bosses today do not listen, let alone read writers, just as the “common people,” including in Russia, don’t read and trust them very much.

And yet, it is a little easier to reach out and shout to the people, to earthly workers, mothers and fathers of families than to the inhabitants of heaven. What if someone really hears my humble word?

And it is as follows.

My dear friends, all those on whom, perhaps, have already fallen and, God forbid, the main bloody severity and breaking - ties, destinies, lives will fall in the catastrophic development of the situation. Nature, yes, I am afraid, and the Lord God Himself has lately been sending on all of us, regardless of our nationalities, so many global, irreparable and overwhelming disasters, cataclysms.

I know this from personal experience from the Armenian earthquake and from the events of the tragic entry of troops in 1990 in Baku, and even from the black coronavirus plague that now covers the entire world. So it is not worth it, my dear ones, to aggravate these heavenly punishments (and possibly cause them) also by human internal slaughter.

I am convinced that the conflict that is now flaring up in the Caucasus cannot be extinguished, or at least reduced its degree, without the participation of ordinary people. They are able to both strengthen it, pushing on their leaders, and, I am sure, at least to some extent to calm it down.

Curb pride, everyone entering this world


Pride is a great sin, a great tempter and an unreliable counselor. The inner strength to pacify it, the gift of human compassion - more than once rescued all our peoples in times of great and common troubles, they are capable of returning even the most seemingly irrepressible destructive streams in the end to the mainstream of common sense and feelings of human self-preservation.

This, I repeat, in the current concrete situation concerns both opposing sides. Not to mention the fact that it is acutely, bloodily, painful to us, Russians. There is nothing more terrible and reckless than the modern war, with its destructive capabilities today. For heaven's sake, try to stop her, including in your own hearts.


Source: sb.by

Yours Georgy Pryakhin


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Georgy Vladimirovich Pryakhin is a famous Russian writer, the author of several novels, numerous stories and short stories. A native of the North Caucasus, after ten years he served in the army, graduated from the journalism faculty of Moscow State University, and worked in several newspaper offices. In Komsomolskaya Pravda he rose to the position of deputy editor-in-chief.

His name appeared in literature in the late 70s - early 80s. Pryakhin's first story "Boarding", published in the magazine "New World" with a foreword by Chingiz Aitmatov, was dedicated to the children of the post-war years. In the publishing house "Young Guard" the story was published as a separate book and was recognized as the best book by a young author for the year.

In critical years, Georgy Pryakhin was actively involved in politics, became a political observer, and then deputy chairman of the USSR State Radio and Television. But in the end the writer and writer became a publisher, he has been heading the publishing house "Khudozhestvennaya literatura" for many years.
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  1. Cartalon
    Cartalon 14 December 2020 14: 53
    -1
    Everything says that in Transcaucasia things are heading for a big war and it is good if it affects only Transcaucasia.
    1. FIR FIR
      FIR FIR 14 December 2020 17: 14
      +4
      Quote: Cartalon
      ..it is heading for a big war and it’s good if it affects only the Transcaucasus.

      The "big war" will affect everyone.
      I would like to hope that politicians will be smart enough not to bring the matter to a big war.
    2. Megatron
      Megatron 15 December 2020 23: 09
      +1
      Armenians and Azerbaijanis from Russia to their homes, let them solve their problems there! We don't need these noviopes.
  2. svoit
    svoit 14 December 2020 14: 59
    -4
    Quote: Cartalon
    it's heading for a big war

    It’s just not clear who will fight ... NATO will crush everything for itself, and this will all end
    1. Cartalon
      Cartalon 14 December 2020 15: 07
      -3
      Putting Turkey at war with Russia, and then saving it, is an old pastime.
      Erdogan has become insolent and must be removed, and in order to remove him you need a major defeat for the Turks, and only Russia can inflict a major defeat on the Turks.
      Then a more compliant government comes to power in Turkey, and only then does NATO come into play.
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 14 December 2020 17: 10
      -1
      Quote: svoit
      Quote: Cartalon
      it's heading for a big war

      It’s just not clear who will fight ... NATO will crush everything for itself, and this will all end

      If you followed modern politics, you would notice that NATO (especially the United States) is trying to "throw" the conflicts of the Middle East and the Caucasus onto Europe and Russia. This is not about rhetoric, it is about real participation. So that those who live nearby will have to rake it.
      1. Snail N9
        Snail N9 15 December 2020 07: 27
        -1
        Erdogan is insolent and needs to be removed

        What are you talking about .... VVP, obviously, had a different opinion, saved his "friend" Erdogan for the sake of another cunning plan ... as it turned out, on his own head .... but he is a genius of many moves, so there is nothing worry, everything will be fine ... let's rally ... wink
  3. Overlock
    Overlock 14 December 2020 15: 08
    +36
    The last war in the Caucasus?

    There is no affirmative answer to this question. Moreover, the opposite can be argued. Baku will not calm down as long as the territory of the NKR proper is out of its control. Much depends on Turkey's ability to help her in this matter. Without the Turks, they will not dare
  4. Jünger
    Jünger 14 December 2020 15: 26
    +10
    Because each of our families, in one way or another, for economic, construction, food needs of everyday life, and simply for friendship and long-term partnership is connected with each of the warring parties.

    Well, this is the author bent hard. For the ninety percent of the Russian population, both of these sides come to one place and there are zero connections.
    1. apro
      apro 14 December 2020 15: 40
      +4
      Quote: Junger
      Well, this is the author bent hard. For the ninety percent of the Russian population, both of these sides come to one place and there are zero connections.

      You can't argue here ... these diasporas are boiling in the Russian Federation in their own juice. And for them it is a mesoto for raising the dough ..
  5. Avior
    Avior 14 December 2020 16: 14
    +3
    ... in the current specific situation concerns both opposing sides.

    Incomprehensible thesis from the author
    Azerbaijan is fighting for its territory, generally recognized by all, including Armenians.
    What does pride have to do with it?
    If among Armenians its influence is noticeably traced on this issue, even after losing the war, then why does the author add Azerbaijanis to this?
    Strange logic.
  6. svoit
    svoit 14 December 2020 16: 41
    0
    Quote: Cartalon
    Erdogan has become insolent and must be removed

    He does exactly what Europe and the United States need, for us he may have become insolent, but for them His neo-Ottomancy is directed to the East and North, and in no way does Europe or the United States threaten, even helps, by creating another center a force that Russia will have to reckon with. Or do you think that the United States will slow down Erdogan so that he does not spoil Russia too much?
    1. Pavlos Melas
      Pavlos Melas 14 December 2020 22: 45
      0
      His neo-Ottomancy is directed to the east and north and does not threaten Europe or the United States in any way,
      Unfortunately, you are mistaken, neo-Ottomanism is ready to develop in any direction, Syria and Libya, Greece and Bulgaria and Bosnia in addition, well, and Jerusalem, how can it be without it on the one hand. On the other hand, if you are lucky, he will not hesitate to grab to Yakutia. hi
  7. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 14 December 2020 16: 58
    +2
    The last war in the Caucasus?

    Not the last, but the next.
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 14 December 2020 17: 13
    +1
    Quote: Overlock
    The last war in the Caucasus?

    There is no affirmative answer to this question. Moreover, the opposite can be argued. Baku will not calm down as long as the territory of the NKR proper is out of its control. Much depends on Turkey's ability to help her in this matter. Without the Turks, they will not dare

    The NKR is already in its administration, since it is on its territory. Peacekeepers are temporary, there is a mechanism for terminating the mission. Baku is happy!
    And there will be NO REVANCE on the part of Yerevan. The country has no resources. No economy, no raw materials, no money. And signs of some activity to revive the industry. Victory is forged in the rear. It is better to send citizens to vegetable markets. hi
  9. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 14 December 2020 17: 43
    +2
    Georgy Vladimirovich's appeal is wonderful! But only unrealizable: there will always be wars, including in the Caucasus. The current Azerbaijani-Armenian one, by the way, is not over, but only suspended. And pride was, is and will always be. Especially among the Caucasians. Although, of course, not all.
  10. parusnik
    parusnik 14 December 2020 18: 10
    +4
    A small touch, the EU and NATO countries do not enter into military conflicts with each other. And the conflict in Transcaucasia is a conflict between the CIS countries.
  11. Vladimir Koshevoi
    Vladimir Koshevoi 14 December 2020 22: 28
    0
    Armenia, Georgia, Moldavia, the Baltic states are "fading dwarfs" to varying degrees.
  12. rusboris
    rusboris 20 December 2020 15: 49
    0
    Results of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  13. Graduate student
    Graduate student 21 December 2020 15: 21
    +19
    The last war in the Caucasus?

    Alas, this is not the last war in Transcaucasia and directly in Karabakh.