Despite the fact that for many years the Ukrainians lived in Kyiv time, they still checked their lives in Moscow. Experts in cleansing the brain from common sense trumpeted that Russia is the most corrupt and impoverished country in the world. Freedom of speech is choking in the arms of the Kremlin. Without democracy, there is no life, and beyond the Ring Road there is no life at all in principle. Beggars Russian pensioners are dying of hunger right on the streets. In Russia, there are no roads, but there are some directions. The Nord Stream will never be built. "South Stream" hellish roads, and therefore also will not be built. The Russian army is not capable. The Russian Armed Forces are a mountain of worthless iron and a crowd of demoralized rabble. Very soon, Russia will turn into a desert, some of the population will die, the rest will run over the hill. Chinese hordes will cross the border and occupy deserted territory. It became easier for Ukrainians because their neighbors are even worse off than they are. Details did not interest them.
However, rumors that things are not so bad in Russia, as Ukrainian propagandists claimed, reached the ears of little Ukrainians. But then another brain cleaner from seditious thoughts was switched on, which dispelled all emerging doubts. Russian oil and gas reserves are running out, soon the flow of oil dollars will dry up, and the “Russian miracle” will end. As an option, experts considered a radical drop in hydrocarbon prices with similar consequences for Moskaly.
The Russians, without noise and dust, took control of the Crimea. What was it? Who are these well-armed and trained men? Where is the Ukrainian army? It turns out that after the 23 years of permanent reforms, she turned into a dog that knows what, but not the army. Quiet, sha, ”said the Ukrainian expert,“ now Ukraine will return the Crimea. The day has passed. Week is gone. Month. The authorities dismiss commanders, find the guilty, who, as it should be in Ukraine, are agents of what special services and states are clear. That they, traitors, destroyed the army and drank the entire arsenal weapons. Ukrainians do not lose heart. Moreover, they are inspired by the fact that the State Department Almighty will help to return the runaway peninsula to the Square. US President Obama will stick out his index finger and threaten Russia with them, and Putin will be frightened and remove his “polite people” from the Crimea. However, until now something does not add up, all progressive humanity has stuck out a finger, Russia has put on him that ... Blah blah blah. Verbal exchange of fire. Once again, blah blah blah. Russia does not care.
Crimeans absolute majority in the referendum supported the entry of the peninsula into the Russian Federation. Ukrainian experts unanimously squealed that the Crimeans at the barrel of the machine guns of “polite people” voted for independence, that is, joining Russia. Indeed, how can you voluntarily vote for Russia if it collapses soon and Ukraine joins the G-8 tomorrow? Instead of Russia, of course. And it's nothing that Ukraine to the "big eight" as the moon on a scooter.
Kiev politicians and experts serving them could not even think about how in their right mind you could run into a “bloody rashka” from the flourishing “Ukrainian democracy”? However, Ukrainians immediately found an explanation for such unreasonable behavior of Crimeans. First, the choice was influenced by false Russian propaganda, and secondly, the Crimeans were Russians, and this is a diagnosis. However, the Ukrainian rulers of thoughts and wallets do not lose heart. Crimea is not going anywhere. Now the Russian savior will take a sip and crowds will ask back to Ukraine. Analysts are bending their fingers and comforting fellow citizens that Russian pensions are not really so big, there are not enough living wages, and all the current reasons for the Russian government are nothing more than cheap PR. So that there is no doubt that this is exactly PR, Ukraine has banned broadcasting Russian TV channels. Just in case. From sin away. Ukraine is one more than ever ...
In Ukraine, it is fashionable to look for “agents of the Kremlin”, only it is difficult to find them. Because all those who are looking for them, in fact they are. Isn't the Ukrainian national patriot a “Kremlin agent” misinforming Ukrainian society? Who benefits from the fact that the Ukrainian politician, expert, analyst, throws initially implausible information into the information space? Only the Kremlin, because guided by erroneous data on the situation in Russia, in Ukraine and in the world, are made erroneous and destructive decisions for the state and the people. Russia is a reality, and its state of affairs must be assessed realistically. Reality is its international authority, economic and military power and unshakable firmness in upholding its national interests. In addition, Ukrainians would do well to remember that the West defends first of all its own interests, and not Ukrainian ones. You can return the Crimea to Ukraine only by declaring war on Russia, which neither the United States nor the European Union will do. The West is tied to the supply of energy resources from Russia and is extremely interested in exporting its products to the Russian Federation. Imagine for a minute what will happen if Europeans lose Russian gas for a couple of months ?! Will the Germans be able to fight for Ukrainian interests? Not. In the game of the West against Russia, Ukraine has always been and is a changeable figure, during the exchange of which it remains only to agree on a price.
Freedom of speech in Ukraine, of course, was and is. But there was no freedom of opinion either, and that ultimately led to degeneration and freedom of speech, and the entire intellectual community as a whole. Ukrainian analysts and experts continue to compete in who of them will be a great Russophobe, a patriot and a clinical idiot, which is exactly the same thing.
It makes no sense to refute the nonsense, which disseminate experts to fool the population. The best healer from the clouding of the mind is time, which, anyway, will put everything in its place. Post-revolutionary euphoria will pass. Western allies will declare another “reset” of relations with Russia, while Ukraine will remain with its nose, that is, without the Crimea, and one on one with its own problems. International financial assistance will come and disappear somewhere, along with the “collateral” property in the form of the gas transmission system, railways, land, that is, everything that may be of interest to Western corporations. The prices for public transport will rise, Ukrainians will receive new bills for rent, gas, electricity. Pensions and salaries will be frozen. They will, of course, say that it is necessary to suffer for the sake of a bright future, maybe a year, maybe two, but in general an eternity, since a bright future for Ukraine is not provided for in principle.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainians will have a desire to compare their achievements with the achievements of the Crimeans, who most recently lived in the united Ukraine. I have no doubt that the difference will be visible, as they say, with the naked eye. Just ex-Ukrainian Crimea will develop, turning into Sochi-2, and mainland Ukraine will degrade, turning into Somalia-2. Here another revolution will begin, and God forbid that it should start in the head, not on the Maidan.
However, I deliberately leave the consideration of a sadder scenario for Ukraine, when the South-East of Ukraine will follow in the footsteps of the Crimea. It is already история another state.