Recently, in Russia, patriotism has been increasingly talked about at an official level. Moreover, special documents are being prepared on this subject, designed to raise the degree of patriotism among citizens. Meanwhile, in fact, the authorities, including the first person of the state, profess completely opposite values. There is no need to go far for examples. This is written in the author's column by the expert of the “New Region” on security and crisis situations Fedor Yakovlev.
On October 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on “On Improving State Policy in the Field of Patriotic Education”, according to which the presidential administration for public projects was created. Pavel Zenkovich, deputy head of the presidential internal policy department, was appointed head of the office by another presidential decree, who oversaw information policy and interaction with public organizations and civil society.
The simplest and most intelligible handbook on “strengthening the patriotic education and spiritual and moral foundations of Russian society” is set out in the famous song “Where the Motherland Begins,” but the current “tutors of the young generation” cannot understand this and, moreover, cannot put it into practice.
For the education of patriotism, first of all, we need appropriate examples, but what can the current government offer and can it, in the first place, serve as such an example? There is no need to go far for an answer - perhaps the most famous ship in stories Of Russia, the legendary cruiser Aurora was deleted by order of the Minister of Defense from the Navy !? October 16 this year the ship was abandoned by the last sailors who had been doing military service here. This means that a couple of years will pass and the pride of the Russian fleet with more than a century of history stupidly write off for scrap.
But the cruiser Aurora was launched on May 11 1900 of the year and became famous five years later - 14 May 1905 of the year in the Tsushima battle, during which 18 shells of Japanese guns fell into it, and from the fragments from undershoots in the hull several hundreds were subsequently counted holes. Ten sailors, including the commander of the Aurora, the captain of 1 rank Yevgeny Romanovich Egoryev, who died in this battle, were sewn into a canvas and, with their old legs attached to their feet, were buried according to the sea custom at the bottom of the Korean Strait. Another 82 sailor was injured during the battle.
Several times on the Aurora, after direct hits of shells, there were fires, 6 was hit by a flag once, but each time Russian sailors raised it again under the most severe shelling of Japanese ships.
So, the cruiser “Aurora” is not only a “symbol of Soviet power”, but also a Russian warship filled with the blood of Russian sailors, defending their Fatherland even in the distant 1905 year - a symbol of the heroism of Russian sailors, six thousand of whom remained in the waters forever after the Tsushima Battle The Yellow Sea and the Korean Strait, along with their 13 ships, sunk in this one of the most tragic battles in Russian history.
In addition, unlike today, when Russia, in the presence of world-class businessmen, such as Prokhorov, Abramovich, etc., orders the Mistral helicopter carriers in France for its navy, the cruiser Aurora was completely built in Russia under the project and under the leadership of a talented Russian shipbuilder Konstantin Mikhailovich Tokarevsky, but about this “Russian patriots” like Putin, Medvedev, Serdyukov, etc., who decided to write off the ship from the Navy, most likely either do not know, or not even otyat know.
During the blockade of Leningrad, the Aurora cruiser was included in the Kronstadt air defense system, and nine X-mm XMUMX guns taken from the cruiser were transferred to the battery A (Aurora) created in the Duderhof region.
In September 1941, for a week, the battery held back the German offensive tanksfighting to the last shell in complete surroundings. After fierce battles of 165 people, only 26 sailors survived the battery. At present, monuments and memorials built in the 1970s on the site of the former positions of the Aurora battery guns remind of those battles.
For the Nazis, the cruiser Aurora was also a "symbol of Soviet power" and, therefore, throughout the blockade of Leningrad, it was subjected to the most severe shelling and airstrikes. After several hits, the cruiser sat on the ground, but the only remaining effective anti-aircraft gun remained in the ranks, and the Red flag was still flying above the cruiser. What kind of moral monsters need to be in order to so systematically and purposefully destroy a warship that became the pride of the Russian fleet more than 100 years ago and at the same time talk about "patriotic education" !?
And can start this upbringing with ex-presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov, who arranged aboard the legendary cruiser on the night of 6 June 2009, the disgustingly shameful drunk about the anniversary of the Russian Pioneer magazine, which is published for his money? On Posner's words to him: “Celebrating on Aurora, you kind of spit in the face of this past, whether you like it or not. Did you think about it when you decided to arrange such a holiday there? ”, Prokhorov absolutely calmly replies:“ You know, I really, let's say, gently and understandingly treat real characters. But this is not the case with Aurora alone. ” That is, for this “patriot” of Russia, the shed blood of Russian sailors in defending their fatherland does not apply to “real symbols”!
According to the assessment given by the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, the cruiser Aurora, like any other museum, is a historical monument, feasting and having fun in the walls of which is blasphemous. And the presence of officials at such banquets, especially during a crisis, is doubly blasphemous. ” These words related to the Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative in the North-West Federal District Ilya Klebanov, the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina and St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko, who very “patriotically” took part in the orgy on the deck of a ship covered with the blood of Russian sailors. The fact that none of the listed government officials answered for it is clear, but after all, the same composition of the Federation Council, which so “angrily and patriotically denounced” state officials, then unanimously (!) Elected Matvienko as head of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation! And, you can not even doubt that she will be in the front ranks of the “tutors of patriotism” among the younger generation.
There is another, no less illustrative example - from December 27 2007, according to the verdict of the judge of the North Caucasus District Military Court Tsybulnik V.E. serving 15-year punishment in the strict regime regime 31-year-old Lieutenant Sergey V. Arakcheev, the whole “crime” of which lies in the fact that he honestly served his homeland. Prior to that, Arakcheev was acquitted by two jurors, but also twice, the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court overturned the jury’s verdict, and only “for formal reasons”, which means that, in essence, the jury’s objection to the judges of the Supreme Court , or the second time there was nothing! For the third time, without further ado, the judge of the North Caucasian District Military Court, Tsybulnik, convicted the lieutenant alone and sentenced him to 15 years of imprisonment for murder, which Arakcheev did not commit and there is convincing evidence!
10 June 2011 of the year, in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation, in relation to Arakcheev, a "complex psychophysiological study using a polygraph", more simply, a lie detector, was conducted. The conclusion of an independent expert with a statutory right to conduct such research was unequivocal: “The direct participation of S. V. Arakcheev himself in the events under study (January 15, 2003, on the territory of the Czech Republic) is not detected and is not confirmed”.
In principle, such a conclusion did not surprise anyone, because even on the courts more than 30 witnesses testified that they personally saw Arakcheev at the time of the incriminated murder in a completely different place, excluding even the possibility of his involvement in these murders, but the conclusion of the independent expert was ignored as well as the previous testimony, and Arakcheev continues to serve a completely unlawful punishment.
Isn't it a great example for fostering “patriotism”? Especially if you consider that the appeals to Putin and Medvedev, signed by thousands of Russian citizens, neither one nor the other do not respond.
You can talk about the ideological guidelines proposed by the current government for patriotic education. 22 March this year The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a resolution on the celebration of the 120 anniversary since the birth of the Uniate Patriarch Joseph Slipyy in Ukraine at the state level. This “cleric” is widely known for the fact that on July 6 of the year already called on Ukrainians to “help the German army more broadly through joint efforts.” August 1941 1 of the year swore “eternal allegiance” to German Governor-General Hans Frank, April 1941 20 in Lviv of the year he sent a solemn service in honor of Adolf Hitler's birthday, and in April 1942 took an active part in the formation of the SS division "Galicia" and even sent on this occasion a solemn service in honor of the creation of a division in which Uniate priests were sent to the post of chaplains.
The only deputy from the Party of Regions, who voted against this decree, Yuri Boldyrev said that the vote was "an excuse for fascism", yet the rest of his party colleagues voted in favor of honoring this fascist lackey at the state level! But, after all, the Party of Regions is the party that signed the Agreement on cooperation and collaboration with the ruling United Russia party now in July 2005! All the representatives of which keep on this occasion a truly deathly silence, which, in accordance with the well-known Russian proverb, can only testify to their full agreement with the Party of Regions in the matter of glorifying fascist lackeys in Ukraine at the state level.
Moreover, 16 October this year. In Crimea, the II Interparty Forum of the Party of Regions and the United Russia Party took place, at which the Russian side was represented by the First Deputy Committee of the State Duma on the CIS and relations with compatriots Dmitry Sablin. Answering the question about “feelings from the past Forum,” the politician, by the way, a native of Donetsk region, and, according to him, supporting “constant contacts with Ukraine”, he said: “We have excellent relations. Nevertheless, I can honestly say: never before have we been so comfortable discussing mutual cooperation as now ”! That is, Sablin publicly and fully supported the process of Ukraine’s fascization with his colleagues in an inter-party agreement, moreover, officially on behalf of United Russia!
And this is not an accident, and not a reservation. In May, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, 2009 was created, apparently, with the same "good intentions" as that of Putin, the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation to counteract attempts to falsify history to the detriment of Russia's interests. And what does she remember? Exceptionally, a statement by Nikolai Svanidze, a member of the Presidential Commission for Combating Historical Falsification, who called on Russia to recognize ... the “Soviet occupation” of the Baltic states! According to Medvedev’s decree of February 14, 2012, the commission ordered to live long. Presumably, on the basis of the “history” of her “activity”, it was created for the sake of this statement by Svanidze.
So, based on the experience of implementing other “patriotic” projects aimed solely at “enhancing” the image of Russia, a definite conclusion can be made about the results of the next presidential project. At the same time, the comment of the anonymous “sources” of the Kommersant newspaper involved in the project that “the work of the management cannot bring immediate success and instant results” is especially encouraging, from which it is quite possible to assume that for at least the nearest 5-7 years of "promoting" the management of "the allocation of grants and state awards within its competence" will be impossible to control at all.
This is just wonderful when the current president of the state utters the words that “distortion of the national historical, moral consciousness led to the catastrophe of entire states” and even, ostensibly, understands that “cultural identity, spiritual, moral values, value codes are hard competition, sometimes open information confrontation, and a well-orchestrated propaganda attack ”, and patriotic work is possible only with a“ public-state partnership ”. But it is unfortunate that his words look no more than hypocrisy when compared with his own concrete deeds and their results. For a start, it would be nice if Russian President Vladimir Putin, at least, responded to appeals signed by thousands of Russian citizens about the shameful and unlawful verdict to Russian patriot Lieutenant Sergey Arakcheev.