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Why is Lucy a volunteer? To the resignation of Arestovich

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Why is Lucy a volunteer? To the resignation of Arestovich



How to choose that Lucy ...


Alexey "Lyusya" Arestovich was not perceived as a serious politician in Ukraine and Russia for a long time. Perhaps only his resignation turned him from a court political clown into something more real. He was always charged with the fact that, as an actor, he played the role of the singer Lucy Zaitseva, disguised as a woman.

Because of this, the unofficial nickname "Lucy" once stuck to him. Aleksey Arestovich, the son of the military, half Belarusian, half Pole, was born in a military town in Georgia. It has a very indirect relationship with Ukraine.

He received the nickname Lucy after the film “Do not be afraid, I am near”, where his hero, in order to compromise an opponent, dresses up as a girl, an aspiring singer Lucy Zaitseva. The film did not have a big resonance, but the nickname Lucy stuck to Arestovich firmly and, apparently, for the rest of his life.


He still passed the army


In accordance with family continuity, Lucy still served. And he even finished his service with an officer rank, only the circumstances of his dismissal are unclear. There is an opinion that he resigned from the post of military psychologist with a scandal. Because of what there was a scandal - it's hard to say. But the fact is that Lucy is no longer in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The position of a military psychologist is very murky and controversial. How Arestovich understands this topic - again, it is not clear. It is only obvious that he is a good PR person. Therefore, of course, Zelensky faced a very serious opposition option. This is far from the wasted Medvedchuk and not the Rostov alcoholic Yanukovych.

Did he fight?


The details of Arestovich's service are unclear. It is only known for certain that he served in the intelligence unit, and retired with the rank of captain (according to other sources - a major, there is a version that he was demoted "for special merits") due to alleged disagreement with appointments to command positions of random people .

He really was in the so-called ATO zone. What he did there is covered in darkness. It is relatively plausible that he was a military psychologist. He does have a military background.

This is where all the proven facts about Arestovich end. Then an autobiography begins, similar to Malaya Zemlya, only, unlike dear Leonid Ilyich, he wrote it, apparently, with his own hand. In a military biography of his own spill, Arestovich mentioned that he allegedly crossed the front line 33 times in the course of his intelligence activities.

Evil tongues (which is typical both in Ukraine and in Russia) claim that in reality Arestovich only posed for television cameras when correspondents arrived at the front. What really happened - who will say now, but maybe in the near future we will find out at least something similar to the truth.

There is no doubt that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense will dig under the disgraced Alexei Nikolayevich. Of the documentary facts, the photograph of Arestovich, taken near Kramatorsk, where he holds an AK-74 assault rifle without a magazine, deserves special attention.

There is, however, proof of Arestovich's professionalism as a scout. In 2003, while sitting at an Israeli military forum, he met two Russian officers. Having managed to convince them that he was a Russian military man and went through the Chechen war, he pulled out a number of secret information from them.

Political position


It would be wrong to say that Arestovich has some kind of political position, since during his career he has demonstrated an amazing ability to change shoes in the air. During the military conflict in the Donbass, his rhetoric was in many ways reminiscent of a character from the other side of the front line - Igor Strelkov.

Assessments of the situation at the front were objective and close to reality, like those of Strelkov, devoid of jingoistic patriotism, for which he, apparently, fell out of favor. Arestovich took into account, probably, the experience of the enemy, also resigned of his own free will with no less scandal than Strelkov, but, unlike the latter, who hid for a long time from human eyes, he quickly went on promotion.

The position turned out to be rather strange: a freelance adviser to President Zelensky. In this position, Arestovich was engaged almost exclusively in PR, bribing the public with his insinuating voice and an abundance of references to psychology. In this regard, of course, Zelensky's talking head looked much more respectable than, for example, Maria Zakharova, not to mention Jen Psaki.

But for all his seeming adequacy, Arestovich dramatically changed his style of behavior in his new position. There was no question of any desire to cut the truth-womb. Began to prevail hat-throwing moods. This went with a bang after the start of the military conflict with Russia: the layman, listening to Arestovich on TV, heard what he would like to hear, and no matter how much it corresponded to reality.

Therefore, Lucy was forgiven even for his fundamental lack of command of the Ukrainian language, from which he was exempted from studying at school as the son of a military man. Nevertheless, Arestovich, even with such a desire to promote the Zelensky regime at any cost, showed a certain foresight.

In particular, long before the partial mobilization in Russia, he predicted that Russia could not do without it. Even before the start of the NMD, he predicted both strikes from Belarus and an attempted siege of Kyiv. As soon as the SVO began, Arestovich immediately made a statement with a forecast that the war would drag on for a very long time and would be sluggish.

After such a statement, apparently, our hero was slapped on the hat on Bankovaya. Lucy's rhetoric immediately changed, apparently in the direction that was beneficial to Zelensky.

Current metamorphoses


Arestovich's rhetoric in the last week can, without further ado, be called anti-Ukrainian. Well, if everything were limited only to stating the fact of the unsuccessful shooting down of a Russian missile, which cost the lives of people in an apartment building. But then he encroached on the sacred, saying that the Ukrainian anthem does not contain positive.


Arestovich is clearly working for the conjuncture: he is not so stupid as to understand that no one in Ukraine, except for the authorities themselves, will listen to jingoistic speeches. In Ukraine, the people managed to get tired of such protracted hostilities, and the mood there can be expressed by a quote from Yaroslav Hasek: “The Sovereign Emperor is a beast, and we will lose the war.”

As for the Sovereign Emperor, Ukraine is struggling with all its might at least for the appearance of democracy, and you can say something there, in fact, everything in a row, and anyone can claim to become that very Sovereign Emperor there. Having resigned with such ease of his own free will, Arestovich is clearly clearing his way to promotion.

A politician from the future?


Most likely, with all the controversy and inconsistency of this political character, one can still expect some progress from Arestovich. If only because it will not be worse than under Zelensky.

It is worth reminding the reader that Arestovich, who was a member of Korchinsky's "Brotherhood", together with the latter denounced the ideals of the first Maidan and the Orange Revolution and criticized the collective West. For all his unscrupulousness, Moscow has something to count on if such a person comes to power.
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  1. Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 31 January 2023 03: 46
    +5
    Moscow has something to count on if such a person comes to power.
    Rostovnerezinovy laughing . But seriously, it is quite likely that he is a figure of Western intelligence and through him a game is being played against Zelensky. But in Ukraine they will hardly let him fly to Italy with the stolen money - they will bang.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 31 January 2023 06: 09
      +1
      western intelligence figure
      Is the idea that the West has lost out to the East (Ankara, Beijing, New Delhi and possibly Islamabad) in terms of intelligence?
      1. haron
        haron 31 January 2023 15: 22
        +1
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        Is the idea that the West has lost out to the East (Ankara, Beijing, New Delhi and possibly Islamabad) in terms of intelligence?

        Global special services do not have "lost" .. No one will bring relations to a loss, they always stop when there is no consensus on any proposal.
        New Delhi does not fit here. (no explanation). Islamabad....maybe.
        Ankara has too many implemented projects with the West (with the help of the West), it is impossible to believe. Beijing... "negotiations" just started... in 2019.
    2. Shiva83483
      Shiva83483 31 January 2023 13: 57
      -4
      but in Kolyma there are such places .... it’s important to the North Pole ... and the scope of work ... can’t be measured
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 31 January 2023 03: 50
    +2
    For all his unscrupulousness
    Political weather vane wink
  3. Bingo
    Bingo 31 January 2023 04: 12
    +10
    choose that Lucy ...

    laughing
    Handsomely...
    The authors, by the way, thought so well - the article is sensible. Dokin another 5 kopecks about the comparison with Strelkov. But no one thought that Strelkov left, or was thrown out - that doesn’t matter - just at the time when the total "downsizing" of the odious militia commanders began? Moreover, he behaved in such a way that no one was simply looking for him - neither ours, nor suckers? THE MOST odious, first all the resistance in Novorossia was associated with Strelkov alone - and wet him even VSUshnikam not out of hand-it seems like the opposition he is now?
    Think about what professionalism is. In intelligence, for example, the main thing is not to get in - but to get out correctly so that they don’t slam
  4. optimist007
    optimist007 31 January 2023 04: 23
    -2
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    For all his unscrupulousness
    Political weather vane wink

    Mishandled (exiled) Cossack)! drinks
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 31 January 2023 05: 36
    +6
    Lucy, where are you now? Who kisses your fingers?
    Where did your little Chinese Li go?..
    You, it seems, then loved the Portuguese,
    Or maybe you left with the Malay.
  6. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 31 January 2023 05: 38
    +2
    And here is where it gets really interesting! Who plays Arestovich's joker?
    1. parusnik
      parusnik 31 January 2023 06: 18
      +6
      hi
      Who plays Arestovich's joker?
      Until they play, the "joker" is up the sleeve. "The joker" will appear, at the last moment.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 31 January 2023 06: 30
        +4
        My respect, Aleksey!
        In my opinion, even Erdogan is being played in the dark in this Great Game.
        1. parusnik
          parusnik 31 January 2023 06: 44
          +6
          in this Great Game, even Erdogan is played "in the dark."
          And he thinks he fooled everyone. smile
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 31 January 2023 06: 58
            +3
            I think he is consciously playing the role of frontman of the coalition. The beneficiaries of this war have long been determined, and this is clearly not Washington.
    2. sergo1914
      sergo1914 31 January 2023 08: 47
      +2
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      And here is where it gets really interesting! Who plays Arestovich's joker?


      Not yet known. But it must be a master of multi-moves. There are versions?
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 31 January 2023 19: 06
        0
        Let's watch the "movie" to the end, especially since there is a chance of becoming extras.
  7. Nikolay Malyugin
    Nikolay Malyugin 31 January 2023 06: 06
    +2
    The main question is why Arestovich is not touched by the authorities of Ukraine. We know how mercilessly they deal with any hint against wool. Either there is some kind of game here. Or an influential group is looking for alternate airfields. Our habit of looking at everything straightforwardly can greatly hinder us.
  8. your vsr 66-67
    your vsr 66-67 31 January 2023 06: 12
    +3
    son of the military, half Belarusian, half Pole


    It's hard to believe that he's half Pole. More precisely, it would be said that half a Jew!
  9. Doccor18
    Doccor18 31 January 2023 06: 26
    +10
    If only because it will not be worse than under Zelensky.

    Are you firmly convinced of this?
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 January 2023 06: 46
    0
    Despite the twists and turns of his biography, sometimes inadequate statements and outright lies, Arestovich still managed to write his name (albeit in crooked letters) into the Ukrainian history of the modern period.
    he allegedly crossed the front line 33 times in the course of his intelligence activities.
    Such a "dick" and not yet a cemetery?
    1. your vsr 66-67
      your vsr 66-67 31 January 2023 09: 09
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Despite the twists and turns of his biography, sometimes inadequate statements and outright lies, Arestovich still managed to write his name (albeit in crooked letters) into the Ukrainian history of the modern period.
      he allegedly crossed the front line 33 times in the course of his intelligence activities.
      Such a "dick" and not yet a cemetery?

      It was he who presented himself as the hero of the novel "In August 44th", he forgot the name of that Don Cossack who swore on the blade to take revenge on the Soviets all his life. You have to look at the novel. It is in the home library.
  11. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 31 January 2023 06: 51
    +7
    In 2003, while sitting at an Israeli military forum, he met two Russian officers. Having managed to convince them that he was a Russian military man and went through the Chechen war, he pulled out a number of secret information from them.

    Mdaaa what Israeli forum, two Russian officers with secrets.... request what kind of joke is this?
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 31 January 2023 07: 13
      +10
      two Russian officers with secrets....
      Petrov and Bashirov.)))
      1. Stanislav_Shishkin
        Stanislav_Shishkin 31 January 2023 08: 16
        +4
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        two Russian officers with secrets.... Petrov and Boshirov.)))
        They posted an ad on an Israeli forum:
        Secret recipes for the light version of "Novichok" for domestic use (rats, insects, neighbor-Arab, etc.). Inexpensive.
  12. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 31 January 2023 08: 11
    +4
    If only because it will not be worse than under Zelensky.
    As if things were better under Poroshenko...
  13. know
    know 31 January 2023 08: 32
    +3
    With all the ambiguity of this character, it must be admitted that many of his predictions came true, and he very often (against the background of others, of course) said something close to the truth. Most likely, his resignation and a new "image" is part of a plan to create a party that should receive the votes of the most adequate citizens of Ukraine in the new elections.
  14. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 31 January 2023 08: 42
    -1
    Why discuss this character? He that will participate in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation? If yes, then there is something to discuss, if not, then the article is graphomaniac. It is better to think about what will happen in Russia next year ...
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 31 January 2023 08: 49
      +5
      Quote: Vladimir80
      He that will participate in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation?


      Crap. Well, you can't do that! May come true.
    2. Stanislav_Shishkin
      Stanislav_Shishkin 31 January 2023 10: 11
      0
      Quote: Vladimir80
      Why discuss this character?
      In a hybrid war, the information and psychological component at some points may be more important than the presence of nuclear weapons. And who to discuss in this area? Does anyone, except Arestovich, care about creating a conceptual apparatus, a language in which, in the future, it will be possible to discuss the topic "Ukraine"? I hope that the differences between the discussion and "xoxlocpacha" are clear to everyone. Before submitting questions to referendums, especially in right-bank Ukraine, it would be nice to have an idea of ​​what Ukraine is - not Russia, which excludes its quick return to the status of an Anglo-Saxon puppet - Anti-Russia, or to the status of Eastern Kresy, which is practically the same and also. To do this, you need to think about how they will live, and not just create a country on a piece of paper, enclose the land with people and let them think for themselves. Or forcibly pull them to Russia?
      Quote: Vladimir80
      It is better to think about what will happen in Russia next year
      What's stopping you? Think write an article.
  15. sergo1914
    sergo1914 31 January 2023 08: 53
    +3
    Aleksey Arestovich, the son of the military, half Belarusian, half Pole, was born in a military town in Georgia.


    So what is his nationality? For example. A sparrow hatched from a nest in a stable. He is not a horse. Or in Japan, a child is born in the family of an Uzbek woman and a Kenyan. Is he Japanese? The problem, however.
  16. gromit
    gromit 31 January 2023 09: 32
    -1
    Did you decide to nominate Arestovich to the post of President of Ukraine?))
    Why, a young, stylish, heroic intelligence officer, a competent politician ...

    And if we join Ukraine, then Arestovich will automatically become our citizen, will he be able to be elected? By analogy with the DPR officials - it should.
    In a joke it will be)))

    "Who is temporary here? Get off"!))
  17. Maks1995
    Maks1995 31 January 2023 09: 32
    +3
    The usual distraction.
    Ukrainian oligarchs REALLY contain national battalions. But about them, about the content, about business, purchases, connections - no articles, not a word.

    And all the notes are Zelensky (not an oligarch, not an economist, not a diplomat, not a military man, etc.), and about this Arestovich.
    Talking heads for suckers...
  18. Mishka78
    Mishka78 31 January 2023 09: 37
    +5
    If only because it will not be worse than under Zelensky.

    I hear this phrase from Kuchma. And in retrospect, we can conclude that it will be worse.
  19. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 31 January 2023 09: 47
    0
    An ordinary parrot who sometimes spoke the truth, for which they left.
  20. cpls22
    cpls22 31 January 2023 14: 15
    +1
    The position turned out to be rather strange: a freelance adviser to President Zelensky.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's called "an astrologer under the president").
  21. Report card
    Report card 1 February 2023 08: 21
    0
    And why didn't the author mention Lucy's violent activities in the ranks of Russian Eurasians under the leadership of Dugin himself?
    Arestovich openly admitted that he learned a lot from Dugin. Obviously in between the filming of the series "Come to me Mukhtar" on Russian television.
    Citizens of Ukraine who do not speak Ukrainian well see Arestovich as a representative of their fresh trend in Ukrainian politics. At this base, Arestovich competes with Zelensky ...
  22. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 1 February 2023 11: 36
    0
    Quite curious. That is, a smart, completely unprincipled person (he could easily get a job in Moscow even in the presidential administration, have connections there), a clear-thinking person. During the SVO, he clearly mastered a grant or other one-time fat dacha. As soon as the dacha ended, I began to analyze the situation.
    The setting is simple. The West has been looking for many years who will fight with Russia and defeat it for the West. We chose the Ukrainians. However, the choice was not working. Yes, Ukraine has the coolest army in Europe, that's right. But the coolest army in Europe is now far from what is needed to defeat Russia militarily.
    And at the moment it is necessary to decide where to take the money next. Moscow won't let it, it's too exposed. And the West will, after the defeat. Who then will have to continue to pose as Ukraine after the defeat? It cannot be completely reset, because the most effective way of self-defense of Ukrainian statehood at the moment is the ruthless picking up of public debt. Captured Ukraine? Pay her debts
    The West would gladly hang on us a hundred or two hundred billion of their debts, but there are also nuances here) In response to such a trick, Moscow will start an audit of these debts. But most of the money borrowed from Ukraine was not even rubbed ... So there will be a puppet government of Ukraine, sitting somewhere on the edge, and this Arestovich will be very in place in it. First. Then, of course, they will kill you. Pretty smart...
  23. NikolayDS
    NikolayDS 1 February 2023 12: 54
    0
    Cleverly stated, but no analysis.
    Arestovich is not in opposition to Zelinsky. Arestovich is Yermak's "man", Zelensky is Yermak's "man". And what is the opposition?
    It’s just that Yermak secured himself and brought Arestovich out of the political field into the reserve. Arestovich's candidacy as the next "peaceful" president of Ukraine has long been agreed with Brussels. I wrote about this six months ago, here, on VO.
    Don't like Arestovich as the future president of Ukraine? Then it is necessary to remove Yermak from power. That's all. And "to fence here the garden" is not worth it.
  24. Former soldier
    Former soldier 1 February 2023 13: 10
    0
    Lucy is able to roll over and change shoes more than once in a jump. smile
  25. Glagol1
    Glagol1 1 February 2023 13: 39
    0
    I think the authors hit the mark. Everything is very well described. Of course, Arestovich is a very intelligent person, very popular in the 404th. It's just that his media presence, delivered speech, competitiveness compared to most of the hard-headed blockheads from the Ukrainian elite carries a big risk for him - let's remember Mr. Kireev. They killed a famous person right in the center of Kyiv, it is known who killed, how, for what, etc. - and nothing. Like murder isn't a crime. Therefore, the best way out for Mr. Arestovich now is to get out of the square until better times. Just in case. A human life in today's 404th is worth nothing. Zero.
    1. flyer
      flyer 1 February 2023 14: 30
      0
      Arestovich is beneficial for the SBU. No one knows how long Zelensky will stay in prison, and his replacement in the person of Arestovich is right there. Given the influence of the West on the elections in Ukraine, the votes will be counted as needed.
  26. flyer
    flyer 1 February 2023 14: 29
    0
    The West blinded from Arestovich a politician shaking hands for everyone. He reassured Ukrainians for a long time, now he continues to support them in various interviews on YouTube and, together with the "Ukrainian" side of Arestovich, they launched information that he speaks Russian with children, and information was heard from his lips that with Russia, as with neighbors need to negotiate.
  27. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 1 February 2023 14: 34
    0
    Another expectation of a "new Maidan"?) They waited for 8 years, and it didn't happen, sir. After Ze, it is likely that not another "almost actor" will come to power, but someone who has more proven himself in matters related to modern military operations (if the situation is not resolved, of course). Because at the top of Ukraine for too long there were talkers and orators with their mouths, this fashion has thoroughly worn out. Now there will clearly be "strong hand" tendencies.
  28. Roust
    Roust 1 February 2023 16: 29
    0
    Do we really need it..........? Ay..
  29. Anyuta Glorious
    Anyuta Glorious 1 February 2023 21: 45
    0
    Whoever plays "their own game" on the outskirts. Arestovich is a project of the British special services. I do not remember which of the political scientists mentioned this in a conversation. Spins into it. No matter what he says, no matter what he does, he will remain an enemy.
  30. Zord3375
    Zord3375 3 February 2023 21: 17
    0
    He's still on ROS. will give interviews and receive money
  31. Chervony Biker
    Chervony Biker 5 February 2023 04: 30
    0
    The article misses the point...
    Arestovich, or rather his most dangerous ideas for us - Rus Ukraine.
    In fact, these are Grushevsky's ideas adapted and creatively developed according to the moment.
    They gave Ukraine a chance to go along the edge of civil conflict and possibly avoid war.
    Of the entire Ukrainian political serpentarium, it is Arestovich who is the most dangerous.
    It's great that he himself fell out of Bandera's cage beautifully.
    It is unlikely that he will hang around in Ukraine.
    Send an ambassador somewhere.