Ambassador at large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Anvar Azimov told the press that Moscow nevertheless expects to conclude an agreement on a visa-free regime for short-term trips with the European Union, if not today, but in 2014, before the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Azimov added that Russia plans to complete a “joint steps program” by the middle of 2013 in preparation for concluding an agreement, and agreeing a document by the end of 2013. The ambassador also reminded that the European Union opposes specific deadlines for concluding an agreement on visa-free regime, and therefore the road it may be a long time to sign an agreement - to take "both months and years." “Political will is necessary for its conclusion, but unfortunately this is not the case in the European Union,” the ambassador concluded.
The will in the European Union is just enough, and it is aimed at letting Russians into Europe as little as possible and as few as possible.
Recently, in June, 2012, in Russia, the EU-Russia summit was held in St. Petersburg, where it became clear at the highest level that the EU does not want to move closer to Russia. The reason has also become clear: as in the “old days”, the West of the Russians ... is afraid. And therefore he is ready to be friends with Russia, but, firstly, in words, not in deeds, and, secondly, if it comes to the Russian trips to Europe, then this, bitte, do it as before, through barriers, border posts, customs, visas and other bureaucracy.
Our president, Vladimir Putin, decided that the Europeans were quite ripe to create a visa-free regime between Russia and the EU: after all, the EU itself wished to work closely with Russia.
It turned out that the EU wants to cooperate, but not closely. It is precisely the narrowness in Europe that Europeans fear.
Western people do not believe that something has changed in Russia since the times of the USSR. It is still the same gloomy and cold country full of political prisoners in prisons, ruled by the totalitarian regime, and there is no difference, Nicholas II, Lenin, Stalin sits on the throne, Brezhnev, Andropov or Putin. Russians, as always, stand in line for sausage, toilet paper, dream of German and Japanese televisions and hair dryers, live with inflationary non-convertible currency, write in savage Cyrillic alphabet, in which there are more letters than Chinese characters, and fervently worship the West - because as soon as he, intelligent and enlightened, can save them and show them the true path. So it is now, so it was in the times of the ancients, when the Russians, if you recall Schlözer, called on Mr. Rurik and his ilk, Herr Sineus and Monsieur Truvor, about whom the Russian pseudo-historian Gumilyov so disrespectfully wrote that and it was not at all.
If you open the borders with Europe, then the unfortunate lost Russian souls will rush to the West. And you can not stop them. In search of happiness and French coffee makers, Russian barbarians will go to Paris, some to Berlin, some to Copenhagen, and some to Brussels, to nourishing cabbages.
From Russia, such a breakthrough will rush to the West, that neither roads nor fields can be seen: the whole space will be occupied by carts and KamAZ trucks with Russian immigrants. Citizens of Russia, according to some foreign analysts, will choose a new homeland on the very first day after the announcement of a visa-free regime. And the Olympics in Sochi is an excellent reason to powder the gullible Europeans with brains. Like, while you all go and fly to our Olympics, we will move to you.
And this is what Western people fear, considering all Russians as potential migrants. Moreover, Russian gangsters, gangsters and spies of the Kremlin are considered the most active and fastest migrants in the West. These people will instantly and massively cross the free European border. With a small margin from them in the EU countries will proceed dense crowds of defectors. About this all the other Putin and hinted at the June summit.
The unnamed source hails from Britain also сообщил to the press, that if tomorrow the visa regime is canceled, then on the same day various asylum seekers will lather in Europe: “We cannot allow visa-free entry in any way. If you announce it tomorrow, just imagine the flow of people who will immediately begin to seek asylum from the Putin regime upon arrival. ”
The first stereotypes of Russophobia in the West - this is not the notorious Russian drunkenness, mental retardation, laziness and congenital crime (Russian abroad will certainly be associated either with a member of the street gang, or with a professional mafia or a terrorist). The main thing that causes all over the world, and not only in Europe, the fear of the Russians and their unwillingness to see them as a “guest” is historical the Russian propensity for slave life, familiar from the days of serfdom, and to blind submission to any totalitarian ruler - whether it be Tsar, putsch Lenin, GULAG owner Stalin, initiator of the “Caribbean crisis” Khrushchev, intriguer Brezhnev, displacing Khrushchev and even wanting to shoot him, drunkard Yeltsin, who shot the 1993 parliament, and finally Putin, his worthy successor, whom Boris Nikolayevich himself planted a kingdom and in which now all freedoms were finally suffocated in Russia, and even USAID, an organization that supplied diapers and nipples to Russia and carefully observed that people in Russia did not pick up HIV and did not suffer from tuberculosis, is rejected about to america.
Therefore, the whole world, except perhaps Venezuela and Belarus - where totalitarianism also rules the ball - is very afraid of the Russians. If Brezhnev managed to displace Khrushchev so easily, then in the 21st century Putin, whose submarines often float off the coast of California, can easily shift some Obama, and replace the rainbow flag over the British ministerial secretariat with the Russian tricolor.
Czech journalist Pyotr Prokhazkova is very afraid of both Putin and Russians, who can flood Mother Europe. Putin, according to her, chose the ultimate language of “orders, insulting hints and rude attacks” for international contacts even after coming to power in 2000 year. And this choice of the “language of orders”, according to the journalist, justified itself. After all, “the main feeling that Putin wakes up with the majority of world politicians is fear. Those who are bolder, Putin raises concerns. " As for the “uncontrolled” migration of Russian people to Europe, then, according to the journalist, Putin demands to “let the whole east into the EU (read: including citizens of Tajikistan, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and also Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan India, Iran, etc.) ".
Not that Mrs. Prokhazkova took geography lessons from George W. Bush, but her very easy manipulation of countries and regions makes us think about something like that ... Not a single Russian will guess that Russia is stretching so far that its possessions have already crossed the borders of Pakistan India and Iran. And this "and so on." Probably means that the citizens of Syria will rush to the EU countries if the visa barriers are lifted. Why are Iranians-Russians worse than Russians-Syrians, especially since 50000 Russians live in Syria?
Or is Prokhazkov voicing Comrade Putin's secret dreams about the Eurasian Union - confusing him with the EU? ..
The Czech journalist is very afraid that “they will go to Europe (in even greater numbers than before) ... the mafia and organized crime, members of drug cartels, armed gangs and terrorist groups. If you bribe Russian border guards and thus make uncontrollable flow of people, animals and goods to the West, including the harvest from poppy plantations, it is difficult to bribe foreign diplomats who have the authority to give or not to give visas. ”
And who does she mean by "beasts"? I do not think that Pekingese dogs and Persian cats.
The journalist is seriously worried about Putin’s ambitions: “After all, he once said that he didn’t know the greater geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century than the collapse of this totalitarian hydra. So, today, his ambitions to create an open space from Lisbon to Vladivostok are somewhat annoying ... "
This vague sense of "irritation" is a perfectly understandable European fear. An aging Europe experiencing an economic crisis really needs to be afraid - but not Comrade Putin with his “order language” and no invasion of migrants from the East, for example, from Iran and India, but his own fragile consciousness, identifying Russia not with “millions of decent Russians” but with mafia, opium planters and terrorists armed to the teeth - in short, “beasts”.
The one who loves Russia with true love is certainly a Westerner or with Western roots. Or, at least, "Westerner" in views. This is another stereotype for a variety of negative manifestations in relation to the representatives of the Russian people.
“The Russian elections were not ashamed to criticize US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who immediately said she was thinking of them,” пишет Polish journalist Marcin Wojciechowski. “And although she provoked this angry response from the prime minister and, most likely, to the future president Vladimir Putin, that the West is interfering in the internal affairs of Russia, she kept her face. Europe, in the eyes of the Russian opposition, is losing confidence.
“The last European politician who had the courage to talk about Russia about what he thinks was the late President Lech Kaczynski. Therefore, we miss him. Such a voice was very necessary, ”political scientist Lilia Shevtsova told me. And she is not at all radical, but the salt of Russian democracy, liberalism and sanity, at the same time loving Poland (maybe because she was born in Lviv) ... ”
So: “the salt of Russian democracy, liberalism and sanity” - with Western roots.
Another Russophobic idea, probably also related to Putin’s plan of the Eurasian Union, is negative reincarnation by the Western press of the Third Rome mission, which now seems to be exercised by the ROC in collusion with the Kremlin.
The representative of the Polish party “Law and Justice” Anna Fotyga, for example, пишет: “I fear that instead of the Silver Age, we will have to accept the idea of the Third Rome in Orthodoxy in Moscow.” Mrs. Fotyga is afraid of Russian expansion, including even a campaign against Poland.
Russia's leader V. Putin is both a spy himself, and encourages Russian espionage on the scale of the cold war. This is the opinion of Canadian expert Wesley Wark, a security specialist at the University of Toronto. And here you can see another reason to hate and fear Russia. "But the general opinion is this, - claims Canadian expert - that post-Soviet Russia remains very active in foreign intelligence. In particular, the Putin administration seems to be very willing to invest in foreign intelligence, which, in general, is not surprising given its experience in the KGB ”(Putin is a former KGB spy who served in Dresden, East Germany, in 1985-1990). In fact, Russian espionage has never shrunk, despite the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago ... ”
And the former ambassador of Canada in Russia, Christopher Westdal считаетthat Harper’s government is characterized by an internal “Russophobia,” reminiscent of the American neo-cons from the Bush administration.
The next motive of world Russophobia is based on the stereotype that all the rulers in Russia create excellent living conditions for themselves and at the same time disgustingly slave for the people, which forces the population to emigrate (as an option: pushes for drunkenness, prostitution, theft, gangsterism, drug addiction ...).
Yazdurdy Aytgulyev from Georgia Online приводит The following terrible data: in Russia, 50.000 murders occur every year, and taking into account only official data, the Russian Federation ranks third in the number of murders in the G20, while the crime statistics are falsified with the aim of understating. The Russians are leaving Russia in droves, because they do not see any prospects for life in their native country: here they have no place to strive for and nothing to do. Doctors and scientists go abroad because Russian medicine and science are far behind Western ones. And the government is corrupt and is not going to give its own citizens to develop and achieve something new. Increasingly, Russians are trying to send their children to study abroad, and children "brought up by a foreign civilization will never want to return to their forgotten homeland."
At the same time, the journalist reminds that Moscow criticizes the West for Russophobia. The idea of the article is transparent: The main russophobes are government critics themselves. “There’s no reason to blame the mirror, since the crooked face ...” the journalist tells them.
Eastern Russophobia built on the same stereotypes, which do not seem to change for decades.
Boris Tkachenko, a leading researcher at the Institute of History of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a couple of years ago fell into the hands of the brochure "Piercing the eyes of Russia", published in a total of 135 copies. It collected translations of excerpts from Chinese books and newspaper publications, which the scientist generalized.
According to the Chinese, the Russian people because of the long period of life in slavery do not have the traditions of democracy, but there is a desire for extreme individualism. And the Russians are so contradictory that, with their individualism, they also differ in their slavish obedience. “Russians forever fluctuate between these two extremes. Having received freedom, they know no boundaries, they are ready to destroy everything. ”
The Russian people, they believe in China, are not capable of anything without foreigners: “... Russia's achievements have always been associated with foreigners. As soon as the Russians themselves got down to business, everything quickly collapsed. The reason was their inability to self-control, self-management. In Russia, they always bowed to the West. ”
And the Russians, according to the Chinese, consider themselves superior to other nations: “Russians consider themselves superior to others. This is reflected in the theory of the superiority of the Slavic race. Russians look with a contemptuous look not only at the backward East and South, but also at the more developed West. They always want to be the first, to be the leaders. The idea of seniority penetrated deep into the psychology of the Russians. ” Russia's foreign policy is built on hegemonism: “... Even now, when it cannot be considered even a second-rate country, it is difficult for it to hide its hegemonic psychology.”
They believe in love in China; Russians are not capable. In Russia, there is no love at all, there is only the cult of sex, which replaces love. Russian schoolgirls consider prostitution to be the most attractive profession; society condones this. Newspapers openly print ads for hiring girls to provide sex services. Russian society does not understand what is good and what is bad.
Russian people can not not drink: “You can not eat, but you can not drink - this is another bright feature of the Russian people. Vodka has become an important part of the culture of Russian society. Alcohol is something without which Russians cannot and do not want. If in other countries they say: “Whoever gets up early, earns bread”, then you can say about Russians: “Whoever gets up early, he will have something to drink.” The Chinese are reminded that Yeltsin was an alcoholic.
In Russia, according to the Chinese, an atmosphere of general suspicion reigns. The role of the FSB is still great: “Almost all telephone conversations are intercepted, and if desired, the special services can always present compromising information on you”.
In the Baltic countries, despite the pluralism that is flourishing and smelling there, fashionable in the EU, and at the same time thanks to pluralism, Russians are definitely considered “new Jews”, i.e. outcasts. In Brussels, therefore, they are not in a hurry to seriously articulate, for example, Latvia, for its powerless “non-citizens”, that this is about Russophobia, secretly welcomed in the European Union, built partly on stereotypes that cannot be corroded by acid, partly on propaganda, which, by the way, also has root stereotypes. The modern attitude in Latvia towards Russians is exactly the same as towards Jews, the former member of the Latvian Seym Vladimir Buzaev, the author of the study How Russians Survive, has succinctly and briefly expressed. The roots of anti-Semitism and Russophobia in Latvia, in his opinion, - alone: “We can observe the common roots of these phenomena every year on March 16 near the Freedom Monument. Those who glorify there, both Jews and Russians, are accustomed to look through the slit of the same Schmeiser's sight. And the attitude of the authorities to the disgraceful march in honor of the Waffen SS is the most blissful: pluralism of opinions. ”
Another, smaller, cause of the phobia to the Russians is ecological. Russians are considered unscrupulous. Where Russian, there garbage.
“The environment is well demonstrated by my neighbor, - пишет Czech Jiri Just (not a rabid Russophobe, by the way). - His favorite summer sport is throwing beer bottles out the window. The sound of glass breaking on asphalt for many years signals us that the warm season has come to our area.
Garbage is thrown everywhere. Everywhere there are cans or bottles of beer. I remember how I was struck by a dump on the lake somewhere in a hundred kilometers from Moscow. People quietly sunbathed next to a pile of garbage, which here, apparently, left the previous campers.
It never ceases to amaze me that in Russia they do not recycle garbage. I'm still at home used to sorting garbage in special tanks. In Moscow, it is almost a sin to say something like that. In the regions, you will automatically be considered crazy. ”
Thirteen years ago A. Nikonov ("Our Country", a newspaper published in Buenos Aires) led glaring examples of Russophobia:
“Recently, the racist tendency has received a new development. Immigrants from the USSR or the CIS who violated the law, committed something bad or simply unsympathetic people, Western propaganda, regardless of their origin and citizenship, are usually called "Russians." For example, a citizen of Israel L. Bor, apparently mentally ill, who organized a blood bath in Cologne several years ago and was liquidated during the liberation of the hostages, was called Russian in many German newspapers, although as a native of Soviet Central Asia, neither ethnically nor legally had nothing to do with Russia. <...> An unknown person who shot two police officers in Helsinki was instantly enlisted by public opinion as a "Russian" only because the tragedy took place not far from the "Russian Federation" embassy, and he himself allegedly carried a bag over his shoulder "in the Russian manner". The newspapers demanded to close the border and expel all Russians from the country. Subsequently, the caught criminal turned out to be a Dane. "
One is Israeli, the second is Dane. But the press shouted about the Russian threat. He carried the bag “in the Russian manner” ... It’s a pity that Breivik did not declare himself to the Russians.
What about today? Nothing has changed.
For more than a month, Russian Denis Telyakov, a student of ESL language school in Alberta, has been in a Canadian hospital. 18 August Russian arrested by police, accusing him in threats to a fellow student. According to Elena Romanova, Denis's sister, the reason for the arrest of her brother was just an unsuccessful joke to the leadership of the ESL school and one of the students. With the latter, Denis had a conflict on the basis of jealousy: a Canadian liked a student from Russia, to whom Denis was not indifferent. Telyakov rudely answered his fellow student, and the headmaster of the school decided that an unsuccessful joke was a very real threat. What did Denis say? Helen was not reported to the police.
In the Canadian detention center of a sleeping 24-year-old student, two cellmates cruelly, almost to death, beat him. Denis's sister says: “Doctors in such cases do not carry out operations. Outwardly, everything seems to be normal, his cranial pressure is slightly elevated. But how can you describe the state? He lies in a hospital bed, opens his eyes, constantly crying because of emotional stress. He hardly remembers me, does not remember English, he wiggles his toes and fingers a little. It feeds through the probe, breathes through the tube. He has a lot of damage in different parts of the head. He had pneumonia as a reaction to artificial ventilation of the lungs. When he was attacked in a cell, the two kicked him in the head and jumped on it. Puffiness is only now beginning to descend a little. But there is a strong cranial pressure. When he is very nervous, he is very shaking. Other parts of the body were not damaged. He was assigned an American nurse who speaks Russian, because he completely forgot English. He reacts to me. He saw his reflection in the mirror and wept very much. He can not control his emotions, as we are with you. He cannot hold his head, only lies. The last four days he does not eat. All that they give him, goes back - he does not take a nutrient solution ... "
Elena also told about those who beat Denis: “One guy, from those who attacked Denis, from a dysfunctional family. The second is Asian, but by birth, also Canadian. There is a preliminary investigation. They are in prison, they have been lighted up in different cells. At first they were imprisoned for hooliganism for four months, now they are accused of attempted murder. According to Canadian law, it's 15 years old. As the detectives told me, one of them confessed. When they asked him why Denis was beaten, he replied: “Just like that,” they wanted so ... ”
Rђ RІRѕS, main reason - that’s why the spring of the conflict straightened out: “When a conflict arose, a Canadian threatened: "I will write that you are a Russian terrorist, and you have a gun."
Everything. Russian means terrorist or mafia, the enemy by default. What is in Latvia, what is in Poland, what is in the Czech Republic, what is in Georgia, what is in China, what is in the USA, and what is in Canada. Believe not to people, believe in stereotypes.
It is strange that a Canadian student fell in love with a Russian girl. After all, she has “Makarov” under the pillow, “Kalashnikov” under the bed, and in the wardrobe - trotyl checkers disguised as soap.
Observed Oleg Chuvakin
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