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Russian syndrome, or Where did what went Latvian writers about Russian people

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Russian syndrome, or Where did what went Latvian writers about Russian people



I received a letter from the reader. She asks, “where does the Latvian beau monde come from to have such hostility towards the Russians? It seems to be a literature-centric nation, I was brought up in Latvian Soviet literature for forty years, and suddenly, like a chain, they broke ... ”

In some ways, the reader is, of course, right. Latvian Soviet writers favored Russians. But this is not all Latvian literature! But if one asks the question, what attitude to Russians can be traced in the prose of the Latvian pre-Soviet writers, as well as emigre and modern writers, one has to admit that it is mostly bad.

And not to one Russian. The legs of Latvian nationalism grow not so much because of dislike for Russians, but rather of xenophobia in general - out of fear of foreigners and fear of everything else. Talking about occupation is just a mask, under which lies the complex of litlism characteristic of many small nations (from the English. Little). This is a complex of a “little man”, accustomed to groveling before the powerful of the world, but dreaming of turning the tide and stopping at least in his own eyes to look like a footman.

Hence, the Latvian isolation in their national area (the so-called special path of development), and hostility to all visitors to foreigners except those with whose palm they are currently feeding. Hence, too, the manner of belittling in the literary works the merits of any representative of another nationality, exaggerating its weaknesses and extolling its merits.

First of all, it extends, of course, to the Russians, as to its closest neighbors. This hostility is striking as soon as you read a couple of books of cult Latvian writers.

Boris Infantyev, Ph.D., philologist-folklorist and cultural studies, read them much more. He devoted his scientific life to Russian culture in Latvia, so he was interested in how Russian people are represented in Latvian, mostly post-war prose.

This question Boris Infantev investigated thoroughly. A selection of his notes, articles and translated fragments from the novels of Latvian authors was posthumously published in the Almanac of the Sergei Mazur Humanitarian Seminar. They make a stunning impression.

What is most striking is the pettiness and shortsightedness of Latvian writers. For their grievances and feelings, they were not able to see the suffering and deprivation that other nations who participated in the hostilities suffered during the war. A sense of social superiority and neglect of foreigners blinds Latvian authors. The war in Latvian prose - not in the Soviet, of course, but in the one that is now in use - the reader sees not as a world socialhistorical catastrophe, but only as a national tragedy, sweeping the unfortunate Latvians in the wide world.

The blame for this is that Latvian authors hang not on the Nazis, but on the Russians and, in particular, on the Soviet army. One of the most famous Latvian immigrant writers, Anshlav Eglitis, does not name the Soviet army as Mongolian hordes (the novel Green Ice, Blue Mountains). Another equally famous emigre writer Dzintars Sodums in his memoirs goes even further. According to him, in Riga and all of Latvia, the invasion of Russians, Mongols, Tatars, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tajiks overtook Riga - the “colorful rabble” that formed the ranks of the Soviet army and the Red partisans. The pages of the books of Sodums are saturated with acute hostility towards the peoples that were then part of the Soviet country.

But the worst evil is, of course, the Russians. It turns out that this nation has historically developed as a “cluster of mediocrities", which did not give mankind anything that could be compared with European culture. And although the Russians, in the opinion of another writer, have always seen in Latvians carriers of a highly developed Western civilization, their “heightened arrogance and pride did not allow them to admit it.” So writes another Eglitis - Victor, by the way, a graduate of the Vitebsk Theological Seminary and Yuriev University. In the book “Latvian in Russia,” he, recognizing the breadth of the soul for Russians, calls them “the sick people of the neurotic.”

But the hostility towards Russians was imposed on Latvian literature not only by immigrant writers. She originated much earlier. As early as the thirteenth century, Heinrich of Latvia portrayed the Russian people as enemies in his Livonian Chronicles. He wrote that the Russians "reap where they did not sow." That they are lazy, they are gluttons, drunkards and bad warriors: “After a hearty meal, Russians like to take a nap - that's when they are best attacked.”

In unsightly form draw Russian military Latvian authors and later times. Russian officers on the First World War were more concerned with their personal and family problems than with front-line affairs. Such is their portrayal of Karl Shtralis in the war trilogy. ” As for ordinary soldiers, they are a poorly controlled and therefore frightening, gray elemental mass. Russian generals, as a rule, are mediocre. It is their fault that the Latvian arrows in Alexander Green’s novel “Whirlwinds of Dashing” (not to be confused with the Soviet writer) suffer huge losses. Thinking only about their careers, not listening to the practical advice of the Latvian commanders, these military specialists are ready to sacrifice thoughtlessly thousands of soldiers and officers.

The hostility to the “Russian warriors” in Latvian literature was largely shaped by the memory of the Russian punitive detachments and the Cossack “black hundred”. Rutka Tevs (“Latvian and his master”), Karlis Skalbe (“Cossack”), and Andrei Upit (“The North Wind”) wrote about the cruel pacification of the popular uprisings of 1905 of the year, about the uprooted Cossacks.

From here, as they say, hand in hand to distrust and fear of the Russian invasion in general. In order to protect themselves and warn against “Russian filth”, Latvian writers are ready to let go of anything they want. If only to show the Russian man a monster, a scarecrow, or a completely worthless and worthless thing.

Here is a characteristic monologue: “What are Russians? They are cuckoos against the Latvian. They come to woo my daughters, and I lie on the stove and do not even get down. Look at them disgusting. Drunkards and nothing else ”(Anton Austrinsh, the story“ Caspar Glun ”).

If not a drunkard, then a communist. But not a communist, then a traitor, a spy or a morally descending type. With such Russians, Maris Vetra, in his “Sixth column”, is from Petersburg himself, a well-known Latvian singer, an educated man and a friend of Chaliapin ...

Reading all this rubbish about the Russian people, Russophobia is no wonder. But there is one more oddity here. It is known, with what piety Russian writers, unlike Latvian, treated Latvians and their culture. Pushkin, Tyutchev, Turgenev spoke about their friends in Latvia with the same warmth and love. Mayakovsky called Latvians "quite a pretty people." Erenburg was delighted with Latvia. And we can’t say anything about those who from year to year came to the House of Creativity in Dubulti.

And it is also known that Balmont, Bely, Corinthian, and in 50-80-s a huge pleiad of Soviet poets often translated verses from various Latvian authors. So it is strange that for the Latvian translators the poems of even the most famous Russian poets were never of the same interest. And today, too.
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  1. platitsyn70
    platitsyn70 April 20 2014 21: 20
    +9
    they frighten themselves, and it became scary for themselves, as in a cartoon about a two rodents a terrible story.
    [img] http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TKnFkrlruLU [/ img]
    1. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 20 2014 21: 26
      +4
      scary tale
      1. Vladimir.z.
        Vladimir.z. April 21 2014 06: 59
        +2
        And on a fig to us these garbage dumps .... It is not necessary to pay attention to them at all ...
  2. Chifka
    Chifka April 20 2014 21: 21
    +18
    The standard phobia of a "little man" who feels great and mighty in dreams and drinking too much (almost like in famous films about German plumbers) ... slavish trembling. One-to-one. And they rage because they woke up - and ... ... far from the German plumbers, oh far ... wink
    1. Consul-t
      Consul-t April 20 2014 22: 21
      +37
      We have Russians working in St. Petersburg who live in Estonia and wander around families every week. Arrived alone and says that in the Baltic States in public places you may be denied and not served. He says that Russian cafes and restaurants refuse to serve. It was before, but now it is becoming widespread.
      These are the sanctions against Russia and the Russians.
      The question is, how long will we swallow it? Why do Russians have no national pride? Why continue to buy the Baltic and travel to travel there?
      Why do we spend holidays in Jurmala ???
      Why trade with them? Why???
      Why do we have no respect for our and our HOMELAND?
      1. jktu66
        jktu66 April 20 2014 22: 54
        +10
        The question is, how long will we swallow it? Why do Russians have no national pride? Why continue to buy the Baltic and travel to travel there?
        Why do we spend holidays in Jurmala ???
        Why trade with them? Why???
        Why do we have no respect for our and our HOMELAND?
        This is the manifestation of the GREATNESS OF THE SOUL of the Russian people. We quickly forget the bad, responsive, always ready to help. We are friendly, and behind the external tolerance in the west lies a solid wall of indifference and hostility.
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        2. Kahlan amnell
          Kahlan amnell April 21 2014 10: 57
          +1
          This is the manifestation of the GREATNESS OF THE SOUL of the Russian people. We quickly forget the bad, responsive, always ready to help. We are friendly, and behind the external tolerance in the west lies a solid wall of indifference and hostility.

          In this regard, I recall the words of my grandmother: "... The great - kindness and generosity, courage and courage - do not fit in a petty soul. Only small passions fit in a petty soul - anger, envy ... And even dirty trick, and she always - small.
          ... This is how you will understand who is in front of you - a person, or so, a piece of a lost piece ... "
      2. Baikal
        Baikal April 21 2014 00: 16
        +5
        "Yrody" is found everywhere in families - both among Latvians and Russians.
        To all ardent fighters - I wish you to just be wiser.
        If, for example, you were not served in a store because you are a "Russian occupier" - smile and go to another store. The value of the moment is that you, as an uncomplexed and confident person, do not need to prove anything, you are up to a star. And barking at an elephant - let him continue to waste his nerves and poison his life.
        Be better)
      3. Al_lexx
        Al_lexx April 21 2014 01: 17
        +1
        Quote: Consul-t

        The question is, how long will we swallow it? Why do Russians have no national pride? Why continue to buy the Baltic and travel to travel there?
        Why do we spend holidays in Jurmala ???
        Why trade with them? Why???
        Why do we have no respect for our and our HOMELAND?

        1. Besides national pride, Russians have national modesty and tolerance.
        2. We trade with them because we are profitable.
        3. Who told you such nonsense that Russians do not respect their homeland and their fellow tribesmen? You want to express your respect separately, so go to Latvia yourself and pile on a couple of waitresses who refuse to serve you ... you can still play a couple of whores if you refuse ... wink

        We travel to different countries simply because we want to travel to different countries. Nothing more and the Baltic states here on equal terms with any other region.

        I also have friends in Tallinn and Riga. Russians. I would not say that they are eager for Russia. Those. they’ve gotten quite comfortable there. As for those who live in the Baltic states and travel to Russia to work, I would like to ask them themselves, and what the hell they do not respect themselves and do not move to Russia, where they will serve them in any beer? Apparently there is something to lose, if they suffer or the other way around, i.e. complete losers for whom everyone around is to blame ...
        1. Al_lexx
          Al_lexx April 21 2014 01: 37
          +1
          Well, in addition about the Latvian arrows:
          http://russia.tv/brand/show/brand_id/4864

          In general, punitive units have always been formed from lumpens.
        2. Consul-t
          Consul-t April 21 2014 21: 51
          +1
          In response to Al_lexx
          Do you trade with them because you are profitable?
          Sorry for the question, but also sell your mom if you get paid well ???
          Besides profitable there is still honor and conscience.
          I don’t buy the Baltic for a long time, but take what is produced in Russia.
          And yet, we are profitable, as you say, selling them gas and oil, while wiping their faces from their spits. It’s profitable for us, right? can be patient.
          Moreover, what will we do when the gas runs out ??? And what will our grandchildren do?
          I am for the fact that we would not sell our energy resources uncontrollably to the West, but only what is necessary to maintain the economy and boost industry.
          And everything received for oil should be invested in education (as a basis), medicine (the nation must be healthy) and build modern factories and housing for the workers of these plants.
          Otherwise, our Motherland will not have a future.
          Something like this. Sorry for the emotions.
      4. mirag2
        mirag2 April 21 2014 03: 21
        0
        That's about the same.
    2. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 21 2014 06: 58
      +1
      Let's give up Latvian ports and products. In fact, it will not cost us so much. It is necessary to diversify the market by changing the ways of trade and transportation of goods only through Russian ports. Let them later sit and grow a subsidiary farm, because there is no other way to live. Then it can be said for sure - Latvia is an independent state, even independent of Russian money.
  3. repytw
    repytw April 20 2014 21: 21
    +23
    Everything is as always - Latvians are a normal people, like all other peoples, but their liberal intelligentsia is as rotten and corrupt as all other peoples.
    1. Committee
      Committee April 20 2014 21: 55
      +14
      Quote: repytw
      Latvians are a normal people, like all other peoples
      nothing of the kind, this is not the intelligentsia of us Russians, even in Soviet times they did not serve us in stores, but the most common people. They shouted to us "suitcase-station-Moscow".
      1. Yura
        Yura April 20 2014 22: 26
        +6
        Quote: Committee
        nothing of the sort, this is not the intelligentsia of the Russians, back in Soviet times, didn’t serve in stores, but the most ordinary people

        I confirm this. Regarding the article, the limited intellect denotes the boundaries of knowledge, not the size of the country and the number of people living, the measure of a large or small inferiority complex, but the intellect, and the higher it is for each individual, the higher it is for the whole people, the lower the feeling of inferiority, the greater a person receives a sense of satisfaction from finds of beauty in other people. With respect for oneself, there is no need to seek the respect of some by denigrating others. There is one breed of frogs, and so the females carry eggs on their body, and when they develop eggs they eat their mother’s body and leave, after which the female dies. Sometimes republics and peoples of the USSR now become independent to me, moreover, they became such only thanks to Russia and the USSR (because some of them never had their own state, and how nationality or nationality were formed when they were already part of the USSR) remind these frogs who don’t think about what will come and their time to wear the eggs of their offspring on their bodies.
        1. mamba
          mamba April 20 2014 23: 53
          +4
          Quote: Jura
          With respect for oneself, there is no need to seek the respect of some by denigrating others.

          Here is just such a case: they respect themselves very much, but do not miss the chance to increase the degree of self-esteem by humiliating others. I would call it self-mediating of mediocrity.
          It is worth remembering Pikul's novel "Moonzund", in which he "walked" well on the mentality of the Baltic states, which for centuries the German barons held for cattle, forbidding them national culture and even communication in their native language. And when the Balts got a little cultured, then ... Well, then we know.
      2. Bosk
        Bosk April 21 2014 01: 38
        +2
        Guys, do not overdo it with the shops, in the same Lithuania and Estonia it happened, but in Latvia it was very rare, mostly if it happened it was only because of not knowing the language. Well, at the moment, if there are any phobias, then they mostly come from the top ... well, their task is to instill anti-Russian sentiments, because "There must be an enemy!", Let's say that about four hundred years ago the enemy was a German, well now they are trying to make Russia an enemy, I must say the task is difficult for them, because most of the population watches Russian TV shows, news and other programs, and in such conditions it is somewhat difficult to hang noodles on the ears ...
  4. Vadim12
    Vadim12 April 20 2014 21: 24
    +11
    And here we are talking straight to the point: "He has, like a Latvian - oh yes soul!"
    The Baltic nedostran just a complex. They can’t change anything, the worst thing for them is if everyone forgets about them.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS April 20 2014 21: 48
      +1
      Quote: Vadim12
      They can’t change anything, the worst thing for them is if everyone forgets about them.

      I read their fables, about how Adam ........... was a Latvian
      1. dmitriygorshkov
        dmitriygorshkov April 20 2014 22: 43
        +6
        Quote: APASUS
        I read their fables, about how Adam ........... was a Latvian

        Yes, they are lying brazenly! The Kiev professor explained everything to us here.
        So it means! In the beginning there was a word, and this word was W.K.R! ....
        1. igor_m_p
          igor_m_p April 21 2014 05: 14
          +1
          But it is interesting, if they are brought together, they will fight for the birthright? wassat
    2. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 20 2014 22: 40
      +2
      Quote: Vadim12
      the worst thing for them is if everyone forgets about them.

      What we are now observing in Dill is unfortunately from the same opera. A human being wants to be proud of something, but when there is nothing? Then he must bite the strong, in the hope that he will not answer!
      When, after the war, Stalin was going to deport the Chechens, the Baltic states also began to move something. He threatened the leadership of sprats that they would soon switch to the Chechen language - they shut up at once!
      It’s a pity! It would be interesting to see what such a symbiosis would lead to .....
    3. jktu66
      jktu66 April 20 2014 23: 00
      +3
      Poles also suffer from an inferiority complex smile
  5. Naum
    Naum April 20 2014 21: 27
    +8
    Complexes torment them. Inferiority. A nation that has not become a state-forming nation. got hold of his state and is afraid of losing it!
    1. RND
      RND April 20 2014 21: 44
      +11
      Quote: Naum
      Complexes torment them. Inferiority. A nation that has not become a state-forming nation. got hold of his state and is afraid of losing it!

      Brainlessness torments them more ...
    2. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 20 2014 22: 47
      +5
      Quote: Naum
      got hold of his state and is afraid of losing it!

      Where did he get it?
      They are like Banderlog reasoning: "Better for America than for Russia!"
      That is, the question of prostitution is not worth it! There is a question for whom! Proud nations to whine!
  6. kocclissi
    kocclissi April 20 2014 21: 29
    +6
    Latvia is a small country and to spoil the air around you, a lot of people are not needed!
    1. jktu66
      jktu66 April 20 2014 23: 02
      +1
      There is almost no people left in Lithuania, who are smarter and more energetic, rushed to permanent residence or to work in the EU.
  7. mirag2
    mirag2 April 20 2014 21: 30
    +4
    Now the Baltic states has become the capital of the information struggle with Russia.
    Back in that year, Estonia was happy that they had created an outpost of the NATO cyber military.
    So think about it.
    1. andrewvlg
      andrewvlg April 20 2014 22: 26
      +3
      Quote: mirag2
      Now the Baltic states has become the capital of the information struggle with Russia.
      Back in that year, Estonia was happy that they had created an outpost of the NATO cyber military.
      So think about it.

      But what prevents our politicians from waging an information war, or at least engaging in enlightenment? The path is beaten by the Americans - you can organize all kinds of NGOs. You see, public opinion about Russians will change for the better. Why are we worse?
      Or "venerable" Latvian writers do not live on fees? I think many will not refuse to fulfill a certain "social order".
    2. jktu66
      jktu66 April 20 2014 23: 05
      +1
      friends told me that at first the NATO troops regularly rained in Šiauliai. then quit a futile lesson ...
  8. from punk
    from punk April 20 2014 21: 40
    +2
    I don’t know what the article deserves my attention. Let me tell you the Baltic states exactly. Let them live as they want. Well, if we are cuckoos for them. then crap and shot
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    1. fif21
      fif21 April 20 2014 22: 05
      +10
      Quote: N7 Wanderer
      Genocide, total genocide
      Why so rude? What are not friends, we know for a long time. They are just NOBODY, and their name is NO. Russia is not the USSR, the time will come and they will be hired by us. And yapping from under NATO ... The dog barks, and the caravan goes on.
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    4. tokin1959
      tokin1959 April 20 2014 22: 29
      +6
      Dear moderators!
      why do you allow writing such nazi nonsense.
      The site is not only read in Russia, but also in the West.
      an extra trump card in their hands - they’ll say, look, this is what the Russian racists write in the comments !!!
    5. Ilotan
      Ilotan April 20 2014 22: 59
      +8
      Nationality does not guarantee certain qualities. I had to meet both decent and Russian Latvians - freaks. And if the seller in the store was rude to me, this is not a reason to go and shoot all the sellers across the country. And such loud statements are a sign of a lack of life experience, poor education and a short mind.
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    6. jktu66
      jktu66 April 20 2014 23: 11
      +5
      There are many Russians ... And most people are good ... The family has its black sheep. The population there is so small in sight. The people there are mostly busy with survival. Industry is not working. taxes, communal take a lot. Products are cheaper, but not by much.
    7. anfil
      anfil April 20 2014 23: 52
      +1
      Russia is a polite country, a geyropa will deal with them where they so selflessly sought
    8. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx April 21 2014 01: 40
      +1
      Quote: Wanderer N7
      I hope that I will live to see the moment when Russia will burn Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. It will burn so that their rivers boil and the soil turns into a glass crust and that every Baltic and Pole dies .. Genocide, total genocide. Scum!

  10. SHOCK.
    SHOCK. April 20 2014 21: 41
    +13
    Everything is as always - Latvians are a normal people, like all other peoples, but their liberal intelligentsia is as rotten and corrupt as all other peoples.

    He worked with Latvians for about two years, often visited Riga, broke down somehow in Kraslava (there was no money, traveled from a business trip), repaired the car without any problems. Of course there were slanting looks, but there were more good people.
    1. fif21
      fif21 April 20 2014 22: 10
      +4
      Quote: Sh.O.K.
      repaired the car without problems
      I remember the times when sellers in the Baltics turned their faces from Russian-speaking muzzles, and turned their backs angry
      1. koshh
        koshh April 21 2014 00: 54
        +2
        It was still under the USSR. And they made a gesture that they did not understand. Now they are in the geyrop, we rarely remember them, just looking at sprats. Although we can remember a lot. To begin with, the Latvian riflemen are an SS unit in the Red Army. Probably for this Lenin gave them statehood. Yes, a lot of compatriots Russian grandfather nazdaval.
        1. Al_lexx
          Al_lexx April 21 2014 01: 42
          0
          Nuuu .... strictly speaking, then Trotsky brought them all (Latvian shooters) to zero, so that there would be no witnesses.
        2. alexng
          alexng April 21 2014 01: 43
          0
          La, by the way, for the Latvian shooters it is necessary to "show" them under their nose.
          1. Bosk
            Bosk April 21 2014 11: 47
            0
            You can certainly show it ... but do not forget this "Butterfly Effect" - if there were no Latvian shooters, then the history of Russia could have gone the other way, and this path could be either better or worse ...
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    3. annodomene
      annodomene April 21 2014 06: 52
      +3
      And I'm in Latvia, in shops, cafes, etc. I speak exclusively Russian, and they understand me, they don’t turn away. Although I was born and raised in Riga, and Latvian is my second native language.
      1. Bosk
        Bosk April 21 2014 11: 44
        0
        And I try to speak Latvian with Latvians, but somehow Latvians often begin to switch to Russian over time, and what is interesting is this not because of the quality of knowledge of my Latvian language, maybe this is also a manifestation of Russophobia?
  11. C-300
    C-300 April 20 2014 21: 44
    0
    forgive me, I didn’t read to the end; the word Baltic states Nazism fascism is killing me, death is for you and all forgive me, I farted at them.
  12. Riperbahn
    Riperbahn April 20 2014 21: 45
    +2
    Everything is mutual with them. L. Buses hate Russians, but Russians do not see Latvians at all :)))
    - Who is this victim ?! (c) Mimino movie
  13. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch April 20 2014 21: 47
    +5
    Dogs members. All of their literature is for internal use, picking acne on the ass, in short ... And in general, their names are obscene. You will see on the cover - and reluctance to read.
    1. koshh
      koshh April 21 2014 00: 56
      0
      Quote: iliitch
      picking acne on the ass

      No, it’s more painful - acne on the nose is pressing.
  14. Committee
    Committee April 20 2014 21: 50
    0
    with what reverence Russian writers
    and now Maslyakov with KVN is treated with the same reverence, apparently so?
  15. saramb
    saramb April 20 2014 21: 51
    +9
    Yes, the whole Baltic was sickened with her stink-buy Kaliningra sprats, And they will conquer. During the time of the Union they lifted the whole racket, they all drove them away, while our Far East, the Urals needed modernization and development, WE RESTORED THEIR ECONOMY.
  16. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich April 20 2014 21: 54
    +7
    Calm down, this is anger from powerlessness and worthlessness.
  17. wax
    wax April 20 2014 21: 54
    +3
    In order for a midget to climb a normal woman, he needs at least a normal member.
    1. Yura
      Yura April 20 2014 22: 39
      +2
      Quote: Wax
      in order for the midget to climb on a normal woman, he needs at least a normal member.

      That's for sure, but to an abnormal woman, an abnormal dick fellow drinks
  18. C-300
    C-300 April 20 2014 21: 55
    -4
    I haven’t lived anywhere in the very center of Russia and I think that there are more of ours than these are ugly and will not come to wait long and we will overthrow from not pure strength and will live easily.
  19. Ulairy
    Ulairy April 20 2014 21: 56
    +12
    Anslav Eglitis otherwise than calls the Mongol hordes the Soviet army
    I could not read further. Does this full house remember that the Mongol hordes skidded in Russian blood while Catholic churches were rebuilt in western Europe and attacked our Novgorod principality stealthily? But now you have the world's strongest army, which will soon declare war and defeat Russia:
    (Latvian armored personnel carriers alone put me in "shock and awe")
    1. Orc-xnumx
      Orc-xnumx April 20 2014 22: 38
      +4
      Army of "proud Papuan" with decommissioned Gelendvagens and ATVs!
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    3. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch April 20 2014 22: 50
      +2
      Ulairy, Respect, neighing with all his heart.
      1. Riperbahn
        Riperbahn April 20 2014 23: 08
        +4
        Thank. Also neighing over the power of the Latvian army. Even their mighty fleet was transported. I wish I could see the parade of the Estonian army, but I'm afraid there will not be enough patience for this tyagomotin :))))
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        2. iliitchitch
          iliitchitch 1 May 2014 19: 38
          0
          Humor appreciated. Gee.
    4. Nekarmadlen
      Nekarmadlen April 20 2014 23: 32
      +2
      As I understand it, the commentator of the parade is joking about powerful ATVs and coast guard boats ?!
    5. Nekarmadlen
      Nekarmadlen April 20 2014 23: 32
      +1
      As I understand it, the commentator of the parade is joking about powerful ATVs and coast guard boats ?!
  20. Arkan
    Arkan April 20 2014 21: 57
    +1
    Complexes must be eradicated, not developed. People, in every nation, come across different.
  21. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 20 2014 21: 57
    +5
    the quintessence of all that has been said is a complex of a “little man”, accustomed to groveling before the powers that be, but dreaming of turning the tide and stop looking, at least in his own eyes, a lackey. And the point. Because it’s not interesting to understand the reasons for their idiotic behavior. Latvia in general as a country is a dubious entity!
    1. koshh
      koshh April 21 2014 01: 04
      0
      I completely agree that there is a "lackey's complex" like the rest of the Baltic states.
  22. larisa gurina
    larisa gurina April 20 2014 21: 58
    +1
    Quote: iliitch
    Dogs members. All of their literature is for internal use, picking acne on the ass, in short ... And in general, their names are obscene. You will see on the cover - and reluctance to read.

    good you won’t say more precisely. but still, I think, there are really more good people.
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch April 20 2014 22: 11
      0
      So I'm not talking about people, about scribblers.
    2. The comment was deleted.
  23. siberalt
    siberalt April 20 2014 22: 00
    +1
    We will deal with Ukraine and take up the Baltic states. Delov something. laughing
  24. thrower
    thrower April 20 2014 22: 02
    +4
    That's right, I have a cat - a charming creature, but sometimes it bites my legs. So with the Balts - they eat from the Russian hand, but they strive to bite it. A footman is forever.
  25. leo44
    leo44 April 20 2014 22: 09
    +2
    In general, these Baltic gay Nazi parades infuriate me the most. Russia ought to say a good word on this subject, have already tried, harder it is necessary that they have calmed down already. And it’s really disgusting. Poor there are Russians and in particular in Riga. The acquaintances lived there told, some even had to mow under the native Latvians until they left. Nasty country! I don’t understand Russophobia at all. If the nation is afraid of the Russians and at the same time welcomes Germany and the States, then at least they don’t have a headache - they need to be treated!
  26. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 20 2014 22: 10
    +5
    And from this, by and large, it’s not cold, not hot. If you pay attention to every Latvian Russophobe, then there will not be enough time for other things.
  27. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT April 20 2014 22: 16
    +2
    But I do not care how much the Latvians think and write about my people. Much more important, for me, is what my people think and write about them, the ancestor of the great literary heritage.
  28. sv68
    sv68 April 20 2014 22: 21
    +3
    wild labuses forgot that during the Soviet Union all pro-Baltics lived better than anyone else. They scanned the independent remnants of the Soviet economy and are infuriating. Well, you don’t even envy yourself anymore and I don’t advise touching Russia, or we’ll blow you off the world map and don’t notice how it happened
  29. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 20 2014 22: 25
    +5
    The Baltic states are like a cat, eating for free, drinking for free, doing some dirty tricks, and with ... it pretends that a damn thing doesn't understand Russian!
  30. stalkerwalker
    stalkerwalker April 20 2014 22: 26
    +6
    Here, in VO, there are many forum users from the Baltic countries. So they could illuminate this problem from the inside. But after such slogans - what about the Latvian, etc. - it is unlikely.
    Let me explain.
    They are citizens of their countries. And if they live there, then there are more factors holding them there than annoying factors. And one of the restraining factors for them is such an undisguised crying of not the authorities, but the very fact of the existence of these countries on the world map.
    And hardly any of them will budge, despite the program announced recently by the Russian government, the resettlement of compatriots in the Oryol region ...
    hi
  31. kirieeleyson
    kirieeleyson April 20 2014 22: 28
    +2
    all this is complicated .. We, too, in the Russian Federation have such "geniuses of the pen". I am sure that in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (up to a heap) there are many good kind people who treat our country as a neighbor. It is a pity that state policy is a tool that breaks down good relations between neighboring peoples, for the sake of overseas elites. Even small nations can be great if you follow common sense and do not betray yourself and the little that makes us human.
  32. 120352
    120352 April 20 2014 22: 34
    +1
    The complex of the "younger brother", climbing into the brothers, where, due to psychological characteristics, they are not taken. And especially from forced incest. With such a population, it is inevitable. Hence the degradation. But all is well with "national pride". That is what it is! Other, however, nothing ... Well, perhaps, sprats. Every day more and more skinny and less and less in demand.
    I somehow lacked real literature, and Latvian literature ... Where would it come from! I remember Latvian shooters, but they are very far from literature. They would have to shoot, kill someone, which they proved by first shooting for the Cheka, and then in the SS troops. And they still have to learn letters. Our. And to write in order to sign up as a writer, you also have to in Russian. On their own farm, writers are unlikely to be truly in demand. There are more mundane interests. Far from literature.
  33. anfil
    anfil April 20 2014 22: 35
    +3
    Quote: siberalt
    If not a drunkard, then a communist. But not a communist, then a traitor, a spy or a morally descending type. With such Russians, Maris Vetra, in his “Sixth column”, is from Petersburg himself, a well-known Latvian singer, an educated man and a friend of Chaliapin ...

    Bad you know russian
  34. C-300
    C-300 April 20 2014 22: 37
    -3
    I’ll tell you that the Balts, or rather the pro-fascists, did with us after the 41st, I’m personally ready to bury them alive for my grandfathers, great-grandfathers for not giving us the life of my brothers, so I’ll say for my own people death is not quick, it’s painful for my own until Fshism dies.
    1. jktu66
      jktu66 April 20 2014 23: 35
      +1
      here vapm I will say that the Baltic states or rather the pro-fascists did with us after the 41st
      You can still recall Latvian shooters; a lot of people were also chopped up. There were also many Russians in punishers and policemen. People, do not become like the hatred of neighbors to some representatives of these neighbors! I worked side-by-side with Lithuanian guys for 5 years in African lands, periodically visiting Lithuania. Mostly normal ordinary people live there, with their concerns, oddities, dissimilarities to us. By the way, many Russians living in Lithuania have acquired a special style of conversation.
  35. lambert
    lambert April 20 2014 22: 38
    -1
    I read and was stunned.

    Well, it’s understandable - the historical link - Henry of Latvia - but he turns out to be just GERMAN, not by birth. so upbringing.

    Singer - well, you need a quote from Wikipedia - if you yourself can’t see it yourself - Maris Vetra (Latvian. Mariss Vētra, real name Moritz Blumberg, Latvian. Morics Blumbergs; July 19, 1901, Tiers parish - December 24, 1965, Toronto) - Latvian opera singer ( tenor).

    He studied philosophy at the University of Latvia, as well as in Berlin and Frankfurt. In the years 1918-1919. served in the Latvian army (8th Daugavpils infantry regiment). In 1921 he made his debut in Liepaja as a dramatic actor, since 1922 he used the pseudonym Maris Vetra. In the same 1922, he began to study vocal at the Latvian Conservatory and perform on the stage of the Latvian National Opera, in 1925, under a scholarship from the Latvian Cultural Foundation, trained in Italy.

    In 1927-1940 soloist of the Latvian National Opera. Among the main parties are the headlines in Richard Wagner’s operas “Lohengrin” and “Tannhäuser”, the main tenor parts in the operas by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, as well as in the operas of Latvian composers. In 1929 he made a tour of Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia.

    In 1944 he took part in the premiere of the oratorio of Lucia Garuta “Lord, Your land is on fire!” [1]. In the same year he left Latvia, lived in Sweden, since 1946 in Canada. He sang at the Halifax Opera House, participated in the work of Latvian immigrant organizations. In 1953 he moved to Toronto, where he opened his own vocal training studio. Since 1954, published several memoirs.

    Everything is clear immediately.

    The second - memories - they didn’t sell it in the store, they didn’t fix the car there, they showed the wrong way there.

    Well, I'm just trudging.


    And my daughter-in-law comes to Latvia and declares - why should I study in Latvian to say hello - let them learn Russian.

    Who has ever been to Latvia in the last year. But the memories of twenty years ago, everyone remembers.

    Sometimes it’s even better than Yulia’s phrase - it shoots with nuclear weapons, and we burn out the whole Baltic.

    In general, after the red Latvian arrows put things in order in the RSFSR, so far some people have a tantrum.


    In general, in order for you to be respected in any state, you need to behave accordingly. You comrades. you don’t understand this.

    And this article is quite provocative, I do not know such writers. In my time, they hung in the West and treated them like Solzhenitsyn.

    So think hot Finnish guys. count to at least ten. So stupidity was not visible .....
    1. tokin1959
      tokin1959 April 20 2014 22: 56
      +2

      And my daughter-in-law comes to Latvia and declares - why should I study in Latvian to say hello - let them learn Russian.

      the daughter-in-law thinks correctly. The Baltic states have been part of the Russian Empire for several centuries. Well, 2 times for 20 years fell out. in centuries-old history, these 20 summer periods are a grain of sand. these territories will still be part of Russia.
      and geopolitically, small nations always become dependent on their larger neighbors.
      and now it turns out that the Russian people in Tataria are told to learn Tatar, in Buryatia - Buryat, and in Yakutia - Yakut. what is this? Russian 90 percent of the population. languages ​​and nationalities in Russia - a hundred, then Russian should learn 100 languages? and not vice versa? are you confusing anything?
  36. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 April 20 2014 22: 52
    +2
    Even the GERMANS during the war were shocked by the atrocities of the BALTS in the occupied territories of RUSSIA and BELARUS. And what can we say. soldier
    1. tokin1959
      tokin1959 April 20 2014 23: 00
      +1
      Baltic warriors atrocities, but we do not need to become like the beasts who committed atrocities - he must answer. and if we practice the collective responsibility of peoples and nationalities for the tricks of individuals, then how do we ourselves differ from animals ????
  37. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv April 20 2014 23: 04
    +2
    In the Baltics, Russia, as always, is losing the information war.

    It is necessary to more often and more fully show all the negative Baltic states:

    - their thieves-embezzlers;
    - their blue;
    - their lack of loyalty to imaginary Europeans;
    - their hatred of Russians and all Russian
    - their nearness and TOTAL dependence on trade with Russia ...

    And this propaganda must be dealt with systematically, DAILY !!!
  38. ururu
    ururu April 20 2014 23: 15
    0
    Latvians have a saying, literally translated like this, the best breakfast for Latvians is to eat their neighbor. They feel good when a neighbor feels bad.
  39. Cossacks
    Cossacks April 20 2014 23: 18
    +3
    The Chukhons exist only thanks to the Russians, who, by virtue of their stupid mentality, are trying to ensure that any booger has the right to life. If they fell under the rink of American civilization, then there would be no trace left of them. From the Incas and the Aztecs remained for the study of the pyramid historians, and from the Baltic states there would not even be a favorite wooden shoe worn before the Soviet regime.
  40. bomg.77
    bomg.77 April 20 2014 23: 21
    +1
    Latvia ^ & Russia
    population: 5mln winked 140mln

    territory: gulkin uy fellow Russia 17mln sq. Km

    history: 600-700 years & 1500 years

    Culture: Liepa request Writers, composers, artists, etc.

    technology --0-- sad Radio, Tele, Space, Hydrogen Bomb
    AK, and other ...
    Who should teach whom? Wise, strong, numerous, cult

    r or Uncultured uneducated, youngsters?
  41. Tanechka-clever
    Tanechka-clever April 20 2014 23: 27
    +3
    I saw the Latvians drunk. Only among our Russians - the soul is wide and begins to attract them to society, but the essence is different for Latvians - they like to drink mainly at someone else’s expense or alone, so that no one would see and therefore are very secretive, but they drink no less than Finns and Russians - man he is not averse to drinking everywhere. So there is enough drunk everywhere - especially for free - at least in the USA, even in Latvia. And the article is very correct and true.
    Latvian - "This is the complex of a" little man "who is accustomed to groveling in front of the powerful in the world, but who dreams of turning fate and ceasing, at least in his own eyes, to look like a lackey."
    Today they grovel in front of the American puppies. An empty pot dreams of filling itself with at least something - but hatred justifies and warms everything. Let them drown in this hatred. They will never grow up to a Russian peasant - "they didn't come out with a mug" - this is what I say to you as a woman
  42. akvald
    akvald April 20 2014 23: 42
    +11
    I’m probably on the site for about 5-6 years, and the farther, the more disgusting it was to go in and read comments. Unaware of the situation, you start to water ALL! Running theme. Is this fair? Do you really know the story? It seems that some are knocked out in front of each other, they say I can do it like this, but the other is cooler ....
    Let's all fit in one comb. Poher, Afghanistan, Angola, Cuba and other places where they were together !!!. Were there others? Why, have everyone forgotten about this?
    Let's remember that where they didn’t serve, and I’ll start, that in the Soviet army, the old people oppressed in the first year, though it was almost 50 years ago. What came, served the Olympics in Moscow. And there the Muscovite didn’t give me, and so on.
    And 700 German rule, Swedish, Polish, the people survived, until Peter 1 won the Baltic states. The owners here were all but the Balts, the Russians, what was not on these lands? Many towns were founded by Russians. I would like to say, but one ... not to convince some here! Useless and nasty!
    1. tokin1959
      tokin1959 April 20 2014 23: 51
      +2
      there are enough idiots - it looks like a competition - whoever writes even genther is cooler.
      We condemn Zhulka Tymoshenko for firing at Russians from a nuclear machine, but here calls to burn the entire Baltic States and Poland.
    2. screw cutter
      screw cutter April 21 2014 00: 53
      +1
      It is precisely that the Baltic states became masters of their land only under the Russians, it was Russia that gave them the countries, and they don’t know what to do with this good, they profiled for 20 years, and the Russians were to blame again.
    3. annodomene
      annodomene April 21 2014 06: 59
      +3
      He said everything correctly. There are enough idiots everywhere. Although I am Russian, I was born and raised in Riga. Latvia is my homeland for me, there I was born into the light of God. I have many friends from native Latvians; Latvian is my second native language. It’s just painful and disgusting to watch how a handful of some disadvantages in Latvia itself are trying to trample the Latvian people into the mud ...
    4. Manul
      Manul April 21 2014 21: 09
      0
      Quote: akvald
      I’m probably on the site for about 5-6 years, and the farther, the more disgusting it was to go in and read comments. Unaware of the situation, you start to water ALL! Running theme. Is this fair? Do you really know the story? It seems that some are knocked out in front of each other, they say I can do it like this, but the other is cooler ....
      Let's all fit in one comb. Poher, Afghanistan, Angola, Cuba and other places where they were together !!!. Were there others? Why, have everyone forgotten about this?
      Let's remember that where they didn’t serve, and I’ll start, that in the Soviet army, the old people oppressed in the first year, though it was almost 50 years ago. What came, served the Olympics in Moscow. And there the Muscovite didn’t give me, and so on.
      And 700 German rule, Swedish, Polish, the people survived, until Peter 1 won the Baltic states. The owners here were all but the Balts, the Russians, what was not on these lands? Many towns were founded by Russians. I would like to say, but one ... not to convince some here! Useless and nasty!

      Honestly, I didn’t understand anything in your comment. You were indignant here, and the result according to Chernyshevsky - who is to blame and what to do is not announced. So the minus sign is mine.
      PSAh, if during these 5 years you would have been constantly expressing, both here and on your resources, that the hatred of the Baltic states against the Russians is an artificially biased move by the pro-Western political leadership, and the whole Baltic region is much more profitable and more natural to cooperate and even make friends with Russia .. But you will not get a warm response about us there .. What do you want? We have suffered for so many years, and now get the return.
  43. shelva
    shelva April 20 2014 23: 52
    0
    The dullness, a trait inherent in their nation, is covered by snobbery and arrogance - so they manage, in their opinion, to pass for the smart. Type - meaningful silence hides ignorance.
  44. AlexandrSZB
    AlexandrSZB April 21 2014 00: 01
    +1
    Personal experience of communicating with Latvians during two years of joint army service in the early seventies in Riga, where we are military personnel, "conscripts" called up from Leningrad, Karelia and all regions of Latvia, carried out public order protection daily, allowed us to draw a certain conclusion: every Latvian is ready to annoy Russian. During the years of perestroika and at present, communication with a few entrepreneurs showed them as unreliable partners.
  45. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 21 2014 00: 15
    +2
    "But the worst evil is, of course, the Russians. It turns out that this nation has historically developed as a 'bunch of mediocrities' who have not given humanity anything that could be compared with European culture."

    Well, of course, Mendeleev just came up with a table, Lamonosov is also not good-looking, but a bunch of examples. Who then launched Gagarin into space and built atomic icebreakers?
    Probably cosmodromes and shipyards in Jurmala or Riga, and we did not know how sprats in banks from Russian metal are tormented.
    Zadornov knows this topic better.
  46. vezunchik
    vezunchik April 21 2014 00: 18
    0
    "... In Slavyansk, an ardent Euromaidan activist Irma Krat was detained.
    “She is accused of torturing anti-Maidan activists and shooting Berkut soldiers,” said Pavel, an activist of the militia. .. "
    The fact that Krat really is in the East can be seen from her Facebook account - yesterday she was, apparently, in Kramatorsk.

    The massive influx of Maidan's asset closer to Slavyansk, apparently, can be considered evidence that this audience is ready to make its own judgment on opponents. Naturally, they will not go in the forefront - there is less valuable meat for this. But they will cut and strangle prisoners - you’ll sway.

    Irma Krat and her "hundred" occupied premises in the Kiev city administration, from where they were thrown out by "Svoboda". In the same building there was the "Revolutionary Tribunal", in the basements of which people were actually tortured and killed.

    Those who came out of the revolutionary torture chambers told that women also took part in torture and beatings. Apparently, Irma Krat's suspicions and accusations of torturing the captive "Berkut members" may well have all the grounds - the female names of Maidan are completely psychopathic personalities, so there is nothing surprising in this.

    In general, I would really like the award to find the hero, however, Krat is unlikely to get what she really deserves today - so far the bitterness has not gone too far.
  47. falcon
    falcon April 21 2014 00: 23
    +3
    I read the article, did not put either "+" or "-".
    The author analyzed the work of seven-eight Latvian writers, and obviously not top ones, and
    He made a thoughtful conclusion about the pronounced dislike of Latvians for the Russian people. Me
    always jarring when someone talks about love for another people. Gives something
    insincere, fake. You can love Mother, wife, Motherland. It’s impossible to love another people,
    they can be interested in, admire, respect (or disrespect). The same Latvian can sincerely
    to love your Russian wife, and just as sincerely despise the neighbor - a thief, but the Latvian
    nationality. Therefore, I think the author tried to generalize the non-generalized.
    PS Sometimes you come across in the media articles by domestic "intellectuals", so the above
    Latvian paper scrappers just relax! That's who you need to deal with!
  48. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 21 2014 00: 39
    0
    Quote: vezunchik
    In general, I would really like the award to find the hero, however, Krat is unlikely to get what she really deserves today - so far the bitterness has not gone too far.

    But it is ripening! she would be rolled up in jars from under the sprats and sent with a valuable parcel to Merkel or Ashton ...
  49. Barakuda
    Barakuda April 21 2014 00: 53
    0
    Quote: akvald
    And 700 German rule, Swedish, Polish, the people survived, until Peter 1 won the Baltic states. The owners here were all but the Balts, the Russians, what was not on these lands? Many towns were founded by Russians. I would like to say, but one ... not to convince some here! Useless and nasty!

    Why one? there are enough literate and reasonable people. Write, if not disgusting ..
  50. ASSARU
    ASSARU April 21 2014 01: 07
    0
    Bravo
    Here is a description of Ukraine-Russia relations. For 20 years they have endured a non-envy attitude. Now it’s time to decide. If the Baltic region hates Russian culture, the Russian language. Yes to health. The sex of the world is not seen.
    Only RUSSIA must decide who is with her and who is against.
    Long live Russian Ukraine.