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Three big differences

Three big differences

Ukrainian media call Igor Strelkov and his associates terrorists. The Russian media is “the Minister of Defense of the DPR”, “rebel”, “commander of the militia”. Someone focuses on his Chekist past. Someone - on the reenactment. Someone generally believes that what is happening in Donetsk is organized by Marshal Capital.

History The Donetsk People's Republic will still be written, and what analogues to what is happening there now can be found in the recent past?

First agree on the terms. In world practice, there are three ways to achieve independence - this is terror, peaceful protest and uprising. Consider them in turn.


Calling the Donetsk rebels "terrorists", the Kiev authorities pursue understandable goals, but apart from aggravating the zombiking of their fellow citizens with propaganda, they do not achieve anything. Because the words “terror” and “terrorists” have an internationally recognized meaning, which in no way refers to what is happening in the Donbas.

To begin with, we repeat: “terror” is a term derived from the Latin terror (fear, horror). The meaning of terror is in the intimidation of political opponents and civilians through physical extermination, torture, as well as threats of physical extermination and torture. The terrorist, respectively, is the one who deals with terror. This word has no other meanings.

The DPR in general and Strelkov in particular do not take hostages, do not carry out explosions of residential buildings, and do not steal vehicles with relevant political requirements. They are fighting with the regular Ukrainian army, the "National Guard" and irregular armed formations from among supporters of the Right Sector or the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko. In international terminology, this is either called the neutral word “combatants” or a word with a negative shade “militants”.

If something is happening in Ukraine and is terror in its purest form - this is the Odessa tragedy. Political opponents of the Kiev regime were painfully killed, photographs and videos from the scene were promptly distributed to intimidate other supporters of federalization. This is terror, intimidation through physical extermination.

In the Donetsk region - insurgent activity, separatism, irredentism, federalization, and anything else, except terrorism. This is an important point, and I would like to hope that even in the most critical situation, supporters of an independent Donbass or Russian Donbass will not cross this line.

However, many modern independent states or autonomous territories did not shun terror on the road to independence. Somewhere in the terrorist past are embarrassed, somewhere, on the contrary, they make heroes out of terrorists.

First of all, I recall the most independent Ukraine in the format of the “Orange Revolution” and Euromaidan.

“Illustrious Hero” Stepan Bandera personally organized three murders - Polish Interior Minister Bronislav Peratsky, Ivan Babiy, a professor of philology at the University of Lviv, and Yakov Bachinsky, a student. For this, he was sentenced to seven life sentences by a Polish court in 1936, and if not for Hitler’s attack on Poland, he would have been in prison until his death.

Jewish extremists during the period of Mandate Palestine also repeatedly resorted to terrorist acts. The most famous and bloody is the explosion at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, carried out by the Irgun organization on 1946. As a result, 91 people died, among them 41 Arab, 17 Jews, 28 Britons and 5 from other nationalities.

The Irgun’s leader, Menachem Begin, from 1977 to 1983, was the Israeli Prime Minister for the year, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978. In 2006, the 60 anniversary of the explosion was celebrated in Israel. The British Ambassador protested, but all he achieved was editing the text of a memorial plaque on the hotel building, which initially claimed that the British themselves were to blame for the victims, who did not organize timely evacuation.

Where is Israel, there is Palestine. The head of the PLO, Yasir Arafat, regularly from high tribunes disowned the organization of terrorist acts against civilians, but few people still believe him. One way or another, terror has become a very common method of fighting the Palestinian Arab people for independence from Israel. Palestinians killed women and children, bombed cafes and buses, hijacked planes, took hostages - and were considered “high negotiating parties” in all negotiations about what was happening in the Middle East.

In modern Russia, terror is primarily associated with Chechen extremists. But even during periods of active hostilities, few said that the Russian army was fighting terrorists in Chechnya — the FSB was catching terrorists. Military operations were carried out against the militants.

In the USSR, terror was meaningless due to the lack of free media. Nevertheless, in 1977, a series of terrorist attacks were carried out in Moscow, as a result of which 7 people died and 37 were injured. The explosion, according to the official version, was organized by Armenian nationalists.

In modern Armenia, there is no “pride” for the organizers and perpetrators of the terrorist act, this topic is not popular at all, and those who write about it, with reference to Academician Sakharov, are trying to prove that the charges were falsified by the KGB.

We summarize. There are states that are proud of their terrorists, there are those who try not to remember about them. But even after a very brief insight into the history of terrorism of the 20th century, it can be said with confidence that Igor Strelkov and his associates are not terrorists.

Peaceful protest

Of course, even the most vehement admirer of the DPR is unlikely to say, despite the obvious, that what is happening there is a peaceful struggle for independence. The problem is that history generally knows very few examples of the peaceful achievement of their goals by the “founding fathers” of new states or self-governing territories.

The most popular example is India and Mahatma Gandhi. They say that the world's largest democracy was created in an absolutely peaceful way. This is not true.

Yes, Mahatma personally was a principled supporter of non-violent struggle. But millions of his associates were not pacifists at all. When the Quit India Movement campaign of civil disobedience was launched in 1942, Gandhi and his loyal supporters really called for a peaceful protest and were engaged in a peaceful protest. But many supporters of independence acted “in the old manner” - blowing up the administrative buildings and actively resisting the policeman who shot them.

Peaceful methods can perfectly mobilize people and attract the world press. But to achieve real independence is extremely problematic, which confirms the entire subsequent history of modern India with numerous wars, terrorism and shameless annexation of Goa.

By the way, it is symbolic in the light of the current events in Ukraine that Mahatma Gandhi was killed just for his separatism. A supporter of the armed struggle, Indian nationalist Nathuram Godse shot the leader of the nation because Gandhi was a staunch supporter of the division of united British India into India and Muslim Pakistan itself.

And if we continue to draw parallels, then between Hindus and Muslims, of course, at first glance, there are more differences than between Orthodox Eastern Ukraine and Western Uniates. But with the exception of the religious aspect, the cultures of Pakistan and India are extremely close to each other. What does not prevent these states from being the main geopolitical and military opponents in Asia.

But the residents of Northern Ireland, belonging to Britain, do not want to become part of an independent Irish Republic just for religious reasons: they are Protestants, and the majority of independent Irish are Catholics. In addition, the vast majority of Northern Irish, regardless of religion, categorically does not share the terrorist methods of the IRA.

So there is no more logic in the existence of a united Ukraine than in the united Indian-Pakistani state, and the division is no more absurd than the two Ireland.

The history of the 20th century knows very few examples of peaceful independence - for example, the will granted by the Bolsheviks of Finland in the 1917 year. True, after that a civil war began in the country, during which more than 30 thousands of people died. In addition, Finnish troops actively participated in the civil war in Russia, and some historians even speak of two Soviet-Finnish wars in the 1920 and 1921 years.

Another example is the disintegration of the Soviet Union — prominent separatist political organizations were active in the Baltic States, Georgia, and Moldova, but the matter did not come to military clashes. The tragic events during the dispersal of demonstrations in Vilnius and Tbilisi are not an uprising at all. And many states of Central Asia, independence fell completely unexpectedly.

But the main thing in the collapse of the USSR is that it happened solely because of the complete political impotence of the Allied leadership and the separatism of the Russian authorities, and not at all due to the “struggle for independence” of various “popular fronts”. Moscow dissolved the Soviet Union because of its own powerlessness, and not at all because of someone else's power - we must not forget about it.

Moldova and Georgia did not manage to hold out in the borders granted by Joseph Stalin for a year, Azerbaijan lost Karabakh before gaining independence. Kiev maintained the Stalin-Khrushchev border almost 23 year. However, the second revolution in 9 years is a serious test for any state, and not just for such a patchwork and economically stagnant one as Ukraine.

Perhaps the only example of a truly peaceful divorce can only be the disintegration of Czechoslovakia. Not a drop of blood spilled at all because the Czechs and Slovaks are so peaceful. The fact is that the people did not want a divorce at all - the decision was made by politicians. The referendum was not held, and on a sociological survey, only 36-37% of citizens of both republics were in favor of independence. The division practically did not affect the standard of living in the Czech Republic or Slovakia - the first, as it was moderately richer, remained.

We summarize: the peaceful disintegration of the state and the attainment of independence is the rarest exception, possible only when political elites on both sides want a “divorce” more than citizens, or when central authorities are more inclined towards separatism than marginal ones. In all other cases there will be war.


Revolutions are social and national. But both the first and the second can equally well destroy a single country. First of all, I recall Vietnam, China and Korea, and now Ukraine.

The Vietnamese, with the support of the USSR and China, succeeded in uniting the country that had collapsed because of the attitude to communism, having conquered the USA with gigantic victims.

China has managed to agree with Portugal and Britain on the return of Macao and Hong Kong, but still can not agree with the one-blood Taiwan, who continues to retain independence from Beijing.

Korea for almost half a century remains divided, and the chances of a peaceful union seem to be miserable so far.

The United States has spent a lot of effort and money to make communism the main “scare” of the second half of the 20th century, but there is one important nuance. With all the bloodiness of many communist regimes, after the terror came to power during the struggle, they didn’t allow themselves, with the exception of completely marginal - like the aforementioned German "Red Army Faction".

The most vivid example of a classic uprising is, of course, Cuba. Fidel Castro, which many have now forgotten, was not at all a communist. He fought not with capitalism, but with dictatorship. Struggled with weapons in the hands, but all attacks were carried out on other armed men. Not a single terrorist act, not a single hostage taking - only honest war, in which Castro and his comrades won.

Argentinean Ernesto Che Guevara was and remains the leading associate of Fidel and the main media star of the revolution. For the first time, he came to Cuba in 28 years, but by the time the revolution was victorious, he was in fact the second or third person in the state (the assessment of the role of Raul Castro in different sources diverges). And for some reason no one said then that "the revolution in Cuba was inspired by Argentina."

However, Guevara was a bad official, so he continued to “make a revolution” in other states - the Congo and Bolivia. And again, no one spoke of the “Cuban intervention” in these countries.

In Bolivia, Che Guevara was captured and killed by Bolivian regular troops with the support of the CIA, after which the story began not of a man, but of a symbol.

DNR and Cuba

About Igor Strelkov and his political views have recently been written a lot, anyone can get acquainted. How long will be able to hold out the DNI and personally Strelkov - hard to say. To relate to what is happening in the Donetsk region can also be different.

But one thing is for sure: Strelkov is not a terrorist, not a mercenary bought, and not an occupier. He is a rebel with his ideology and beliefs.

The same applies to other activists of the DPR. The closest historical analogy to them is the Cuban “barbudos”, who won in an open confrontation with the support of the people, the army of the dictator Batista.

Now, before Strelkov, there is a choice - whether to become "Che Guevara of our time" or "new Fidel" - to continue the insurgent struggle or concentrate on state-building in the DPR.

The nationalization of Rinat Akhmetov, declared in response to the sharply critical in relation to the DPR, also very much resembles the first steps of Fidel and Che after the victory of the revolution. But will the DPR have enough resources to carry out nationalization, or will the statement remain just words?

Nowadays, few people perceive Donetsk activists as people who can change history. But after all, the legendary Ernesto Che Guevara was also, in essence, an ordinary rebel who came to a foreign country to fight for freedom and won.

So the story is just beginning.
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  1. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 23 May 2014 06: 29
    Hmm. The story is just beginning. On blood, as usual.That's how they treat the Russians. They themselves do not want to stand up for themselves. They want to shove everything onto our Vanka.
    1. gandalf
      gandalf 23 May 2014 07: 02
      Published on February 1. It seems to me that she’s calling on the Maidan ...
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      3. Penzyac
        Penzyac 23 May 2014 12: 34
        Quote: gandalf
        Published on February 1. It seems to me that she’s calling on the Maidan ...

        At that time (November - January) there were not only Nazis and oranges on the Maidan, but also naive romantics and ordinary people, outraged by the scale of corruption and nepotism in power, and we have the majority of the population, regardless of ethnicity.
        1. CALL.
          CALL. 23 May 2014 16: 46
          The USA spent a lot of effort and money in order to make communism the main "horror story" of the second half of the XNUMXth century,

          In the September issue of National Business for 1953. In Herbert Harris’s article, “Russians are catching up with us ...” it was noted that the USSR is faster than any country in terms of growth in economic power, and currently the growth rate in the USSR is 2 ~ 3 times higher than in the USA. US presidential candidate Stevenson evaluated; - that if the pace of production in Stalinist Russia continues, then by 1970 the volume of Russian production is 3-4 times higher than American. And if this happens, the consequences for capital countries (and especially for the United States) will be at least formidable. And Hirst, the king of the American press, after visiting the USSR demanded the creation of a permanent planning council in the United States. Capital understood perfectly well that the annual rise in the standard of living of the Soviet people is the most weighty argument in favor of the superiority of socialism. This is what capitalists all over the world fear. And they continue to spend a lot of money to discredit "Stalinist socialism" to this day. ...
    2. Sunjar
      Sunjar 23 May 2014 07: 25
      The absolutely correct position regarding the goals of terror is intimidation. By and large, in all colors to show the results of arson, explosions, torture in the media only play into the hands of terrorists. You do not know about the explosion, you are not afraid. Terrorists suck. But the investigation should be carried out fully, and the perpetrators should be punished to the fullest extent of the law or not taken alive.
      1. Turkir
        Turkir 23 May 2014 08: 27
        One part of the population is already duped, another is intimidated.
        Yarosh's handwriting.
        1. AnaBat
          AnaBat 23 May 2014 11: 51
          A brief history of the state of Ukraine for 23 years:

          December 5, 1991 - down with the bloody thieves and Muscovites and their OPT! Long live freedom and Kravchuk
          July 19, 1994 - Down with the bloody thief Kravchuk and his organized criminal group! Down with Moscow! Long live freedom and Kuchma!
          January 23, 2005 - Down with the bloody thief Kuchma and his organized crime group! Get out of Moscow! Long live freedom and Yushchenko!
          February 25, 2010 - down with the bloody thief Yushchenko and his organized crime group! Death to Moscow! Long live Ukraine, freedom and Yanukovych.
          the end of 2013 the beginning of 2014 - down with the bloody thief Yanukovych and his organized crime group! yaku on a dime! Beat the Golden Eagle! Long live freedom and the EU!

          Only one question is brewing - are there normal people ???
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    4. liberal
      liberal 23 May 2014 10: 54
      pathetic, while extremely primitive, verbal rhymes, standard expressions, colorful scarf, slurred hands.
      did not impress
      1. Penzyac
        Penzyac 23 May 2014 12: 38
        Quote: liberal
        pathetic, while extremely primitive, verbal rhymes, standard expressions, colorful scarf, slurred hands.
        did not impress

        If you are so smart, write yourself, not standard and talented, but we will appreciate how brilliant you are our critic. Also, Belinsky was found.
  2. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 23 May 2014 06: 39
    People like Strelkov and his associates make history. Good luck guys!
    1. Artyom
      Artyom 23 May 2014 14: 51
      a little humor from maydanutyh about Strelkov
      "Former MOSSAD employee Igor Girkind, under the influence of the Russian special services, recalled his alleged Russian origin and betrayed the Jewish people (according to the Semites). This renegade has already been stripped of Israeli citizenship and his name is forever cursed by the Jews of the whole world. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine Reuven Din Il spoke on this topic in Kiev with an official speech, in which he expressed condolences for the victims, and also hoped for an early resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine.Mr. Din Il also complained about the absence of an extradition treaty between Israel and Ukraine, according to which it would be possible to deport Igor Girkind to Israel, where he would have been tried to the fullest extent of the law.We remind you that a few days ago, after a special operation by the SBU and MOSSAD, Igor Girkind's connections with the FSB were revealed and he created an underground cell in Haifa and Yafo from among Russian repatriates engaged in illegal activities. primarily money laundering and terrorist sponsorship. "
      1. Artyom
        Artyom 23 May 2014 14: 54
        Well, what can I say, so long and successfully fight with an enemy that is many times superior, can only an employee of MOSAD, not otherwise laughing
        1. Artyom
          Artyom 23 May 2014 15: 00
          By the way, why are the American intelligence services silent? they, too, must insert their 5 kopecks and declare that Colonel Girkin, a renegade and a traitor from the ranks of the CIA or other secret US service, and demand his return to America.
          Someone in Photoshop make Strelkov certificate of the co-agent of the American special services! And then I'm lazy bully
  3. nvv
    nvv 23 May 2014 06: 43
    I would like to see Strelkov at the head of the DPR. Many will say that he is not a business executive, not a politician. This is crap. If only the person was good, everything else will follow. Unfortunately, the revolution is committed by the people, and scoundrels come to power.
    1. Predator
      Predator 23 May 2014 07: 17
      They’re a good candidate, and they’ll pick up ministers and business executives! And experience will come over time, the main thing is to get recognition and defend independence!
    2. Turkir
      Turkir 23 May 2014 08: 30
      Shooters LEADER. A leader can always pick up a TEAM consisting of specialists, and not sneakers and relatives.
      He does not need to be a business executive.
    3. Penzyac
      Penzyac 23 May 2014 12: 42
      Quote: nvv
      I would like to see Strelkov at the head of the DPR. Many will say that he is not a business executive, not a politician. This is crap. If only the person was good, everything else will follow. Unfortunately, the revolution is committed by the people, and scoundrels come to power.

      Che Guevara was also a good man ...
      Everyone should do his own thing, to which the soul lies and knowledge, experience and abilities are available.
  4. andrey903
    andrey903 23 May 2014 07: 11
    Compared to Strelkov, Kiev leaders look like mongrel
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 23 May 2014 07: 35
      Quote: andrey903
      Compared to Strelkov, Kiev leaders look like mongrel

      I am once again amazed at how the Romanians got out of this situation after hanging Ceausescu. They declared a general amnesty. Only in this way can the country be saved and dialogue between regions started.
      But the United States needs a war in Ukraine, and power in Kiev, too.
      1. Turkir
        Turkir 23 May 2014 08: 33
        Romanians without a trial, like bandits, hanged Ceausescu and his wife, and then, themselves, announced an amnesty.
        What is there to be surprised at?
        1. Penzyac
          Penzyac 23 May 2014 12: 48
          Quote: Turkir
          Romanians without a trial, like bandits, hanged Ceausescu and his wife, and then, themselves, announced an amnesty.
          What is there to be surprised at?

          True, almost exactly like the Maydan impostors in Kiev ...
          Half of the right-wingers, the National Guard and mercenaries of the private forces of the oligarchs are amnestied criminals.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 23 May 2014 19: 00
          Quote: Turkir
          Romanians without trial or investigation, like bandits, hanged Ceausescu and his wife, and then, they themselves announced an amnesty. Why be surprised?

          They thought of forgiving ALL, including employees of special services and party nomenclature. What did not happen in the Baltic countries or Poland itself, from time to time they still hunt witches and put them there.
          This amnesty allowed to save the country and gave rise to the construction of a new country.
      2. CTEPX
        CTEPX 24 May 2014 13: 32
        Quote: APASUS
        But the United States needs a war in Ukraine, and power in Kiev, too.

        Anglo-Saxons need another world war. And it will be in Ukraine now and a little further and a little later - it depends, including, on us)).
  5. Tanechka-clever
    Tanechka-clever 23 May 2014 07: 28
    A good and smart article for beginners, but most importantly competent, which is really capacious and answers many questions. Only I would have completed it differently and let me be condemned.
    Firstly, the United States today is international terrorists and their main difference from other terrorists is the use of their regular army against the civilian population of a foreign country. In Ukraine, the United States cannot use its army and therefore force the Kiev junta to use the Ukrainian army.
    Secondly - for Strelkova Ukraine is the MOTHERLAND. Strelkov constantly emphasizes this and I understand him, because for me Ukraine is also part of my MOTHERLAND. And today Strelkov and militias are not rebels, as the author of the article claims, but FREEDOMS from fascism. The Kiev junta is the terrorists who seized power in Kiev, so in Ukraine today there is a confrontation between the two forces - both forces are equally endowed with a nation-wide mandate, however, the DPR granted the referendum a popular mandate, but the United States only gives the Kiev junta this mandate - that’s what absent in articles and misleading readers, and this should not be allowed. The shooters are not a rebel, but a MILITARY and part of the people's army against the junta.
    Thirdly, today, in fact, the United States declared war on Russia and this is the beginning of the third war - even if such a statement seems to be wrong to someone. Today Strelkov is at the forefront of this war as a militia in the Great Patriotic War, but NOT as a rebel, and this is important. And if Strelkov and the DPR lose, then it will not be their defeat, but Russia. This is the main confrontation in Ukraine today. The army in the Ukraine of the eye is still popular and therefore the Kiev junta is already beginning terror against it. I hope the article was not written by a journalist from "Echo .."
  6. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 23 May 2014 07: 48
    Still so foggy ... True, I want to believe in the best.
  7. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 23 May 2014 07: 51
    The article is positive in that it makes the ignorant understand the difference between some concepts. And then as it happens with us - they heard a word and everyone repeats it without knowing the meaning, wanting to be considered smart and educated. This refers to the bulk of the population, which is far from terminology, military affairs and politics. Therefore, in private conversations they repeat what they heard on television or radio. And this is already called propoganda, if certain concepts are repeated with enviable persistence. Therefore, the usual disagreement of the people, even in peaceful form, becomes terrible terror.
    And this happens ... especially in Ukraine.
  8. 23 May 2014 07: 55
    Analysis, analиh ... Solidly substantiated by types of "fighters" and wrestlers - genera, sections and subsections. But to convince the local community that Igor Ivanovich Strelkov is not a terrorist is an obvious excess. Not stupid tea. Plus, I staged it only for the lively prelude, with no opera at all.
  9. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 23 May 2014 08: 21
    If such guys appeared in '91, you look and Ukraine would be alive, if not the Union
  10. mig31
    mig31 23 May 2014 08: 27
    Why so much reasoning and words - deeds respected as a sign of becoming, and the rest - to hell with the dog ...
  11. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 23 May 2014 08: 29
    Everything in the article is laid out on the shelves and chewed up, but the point is not terrorism, revolutions are about the fact that the people of Donbass do not want to be slaves to the parasitic West of Ukraine, headed by the Kiev junta. And to paraphrase the words of J.V. Stalin, let me say: " Your business is RIGHT, you WILL WIN "! Glory to the real Heroes of South-V of Ukraine!
  12. jovanni
    jovanni 23 May 2014 08: 35
    Yes. Everything is correct. But the small number of "barbudos" in the South-East is very upsetting ...
    1. andj61
      andj61 23 May 2014 13: 36
      Do you hear the chased step -
      It goes Barbudos;
      The sky above them is like a fiery banner
      Hear the chased step!

      Homeland or Death! -
      These are fearless vows.
      The sun of freedom over Slavic to burn!
      Homeland or Death!
  13. Altona
    Altona 23 May 2014 09: 24
    The article is good, only the aspect of the collapse of the USSR itself is little touched upon ... I regard the struggle between Strelkov and Co. as a struggle for the return of the "temporarily torn away and occupied by Gauleiter" territories of the USSR (historical Russia) ...
  14. Giant thought
    Giant thought 23 May 2014 09: 46
    Shooters are primarily a patriot. Military success and good luck to him. First, independence must be defended, and then it is already possible for him to connect to state building.
  15. dmb
    dmb 23 May 2014 09: 46
    The normal counter-propaganda pattern. I would recommend this article for study to our illiterate television reporters, otherwise they always have incomprehensions with concepts. Of course, the situation in the DPR is very similar to Cuba, with one and perhaps the most significant difference: Cuba and the USSR had a common attitude to property, the DPR, which declared nationalization with Russia, is different, and therefore its leaders should not expect the support that Fidel received .
    1. andj61
      andj61 23 May 2014 13: 38
      Quote: dmb
      Cuba and the USSR had a common attitude to property, the DPR, which announced nationalization, is different from Russia, and therefore its leaders should not expect the support that Fidel received.

      And after this announcement, for some reason, troops are withdrawn ...
      A plus article.
  16. Normal
    Normal 23 May 2014 10: 16
    The correct article.
    It was high time to point out the substitution of concepts practiced by Kiev. Calling the militias of the South-East terrorists, and the fighting against them ATO, impostors in Kiev are not able to present terrorist acts committed by the militias. Just like that - there are terrorists, but no terrorist attacks.
    It is necessary to call a spade a spade. What Kiev does is a punitive operation against the citizens of their country. The shelling of the residential sector is proof of this.

    The position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and pro-government media is puzzling. Why are there no official statements that it is unacceptable to call terrorists who are not involved in terror?
    Why is the Russian media a punitive operation called an anti-terrorist operation (even with the clarification that it is called in Kiev)?
    Why is there no official company with the unveiling of the facts of terror against their own citizens by the Kiev authorities? What it is is very sluggish and clearly not enough.

    The whole propaganda machine of the West works against us, and our leadership is silent, limited to single statements and does not conduct a massive, consistent and tough company of resistance.

    The article is of course a plus.
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    2. 97110
      97110 23 May 2014 14: 34
      Unfortunately, I have to admit the complete deprofessionalization of people who are called upon to defend the Motherland in word. It feels like it's all American spies. Medvedev informs us in a box about future difficulties and the need to chase work across the country, followed by an advertisement for blue diamonds. Of course, one should not look for malicious intent where everything is explained by simple stupidity. But the obvious carriers of this same stupidity can be re-qualified through the employment service to more accessible professions for their intellect. Janitors, for example.
    3. Burberry
      Burberry 23 May 2014 15: 43
      Quote: Normal
      Why is the Russian media a punitive operation called an anti-terrorist operation (even with the clarification that it is called in Kiev)?

      In fact, I myself am surprised by this fact. But I can say that Channel 5 SPb calls it a punitive operation. At least on the morning news.
  17. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 23 May 2014 10: 40
    from the Don.
    Akhmetov and nationalization are the cornerstones of the existence of the DPR! And how the DPR team will cope with this is a question. GOD can help!
  18. X Y Z
    X Y Z 23 May 2014 11: 53
    The beauty is that, having declared itself the pinnacle of democracy, the United States can easily afford to interpret the term "terrorist" as it pleases. Today, this concept characterizes an individual, organization or country that infringes on American interests and interferes with the conduct of American policy in full. Like the one who interferes with the kindest, smartest, most democratic and just country simply, by definition, cannot but be a terrorist. It's funny.
    1. Andrey82
      Andrey82 23 May 2014 12: 16
      Quote: XYZ
      The beauty is that declaring yourself the pinnacle of democracy

      Since when is the so-called has democracy become a benchmark? Each nation is free to choose its own destiny. In fact, you need to start with the fact that there is no and will not be an ideal form of government.
  19. andj61
    andj61 23 May 2014 13: 41
    The Verkhovna Rada proposed equating the DPR and LPR and all who support them to terrorists!
    Finally, Ukraine will fall into the Guinness Book of Records: no one in the world has a terrorist organization of nearly 7 million people!
  20. 97110
    97110 23 May 2014 14: 27
    Quote: dmb
    I would recommend this article for study to our illiterate television reporters, otherwise they always have incomprehensions with concepts.
    And they also have incomprehensions with numerals, punctuation and other tricks of the Russian language. And about such subtleties as the fact that the market is a piece of music performed on a musical instrument called a ship's bell, they have no idea. To call an aircraft carrier a ship, and a pleasure craft - a ship, for them as hello.
  21. navara399
    navara399 23 May 2014 17: 00
    If you put him at the head of the DNI, it will benefit the republic. The country needs strong, strong leadership. In the future, in case of victory over the Natsiks, it will be necessary to wean people hard about the 23-year-old mess, stop the banditry and anarchy that inevitably accompany any revolution. He is ideological, not infected by the oligarchy.