Today about Ukrainians. About why we do not understand you, and you us. Why Ukrainians believe any crazy stuff, if it speaks of Russia. About why there are so few "cockroaches".
In part, this article is caused by the presence in the comments on events in Ukraine at least one, and often quite a large number, comments in the style: what do you write, grab the machine gun and run to destroy the junta! Here we, the readers (and the comment from the readers) would do that. We are not such cowards as Ukrainians! Even a direct question about this was asked to me.
I do not pretend to somehow compare, who and what more. Brave Russian, or not. Just yesterday I looked at the mass grave of the times of the Great Patriotic War near the house. The usual grave, what thousands in Russia, Belarus, in Ukraine. Yes, almost all European countries. I looked at the names of those who lie there.
Yes, there are more Russians than Ukrainians, Belarusians or Kazakhs, Armenians, Yakuts, Georgians. What only surnames are not there. The USSR was a multinational country. There were just more Russians. But lie in the grave together. Together! And try to those who survived after the battle, say that some Ivanov fought much better than Sidorenko or Petrovich ... And Sagdulaev and Goridze fought no worse than that. And lay down in one battle. Protecting each other. And together their homeland.
Today I want to reflect on why we, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, became enemies. I understand that now someone will urgently start writing that the junta and the people are different concepts. The people sleep and see themselves as Russians. A nasty junta does not. Alas, but you are mistaken. It is sad to admit it, but ... you are mistaken.
Let me remind your comments to my notes. Comments about how wonderful people, your friends, suddenly turned into your enemies. How you were accused of the war in Ukraine. How your relatives spit into the phone and wished you all kinds of misfortunes. Such cases are not one and not two. Hundreds, thousands ... And believe me, they did it sincerely. Heartily. And their hatred is not foiled. This is not the answer to the call under the control of the SBU.
So why did this happen?
Today, the answer to this question is given by any political TV program. "We, Russia, 23, did not do anything to bind Ukraine to us ... But the United States invested as much as 5 billion dollars and ... tied." Either it is even funnier - “Ukrainian propaganda, through the media, delivers strictly metered propaganda,” “the Ukrainian media print anti-Russian pearls, inventing them daily.”
And they say this about a country where the level of education in the Soviet period was no less than Russian. Well, did the Russian intelligentsia remain educated and thinking, while the Ukrainian intelligentsia suddenly degraded? Stop thinking? No, the roots of the problem are much deeper. Or vice versa, lie on the surface. Which side to look at.
Do you remember the image of a Ukrainian who was still painted by Soviet propaganda? If it is Kharkov or Donbass, then Ukrainian is a sort of shirt-guy. Ready to slaughter or plant. In the company of the same simple, but attractively good-natured men. At home, beautiful wife. And everything is fine with them.
If this village, then there is a completely different Ukrainian. Economic, stingy, ready for his fight. If this is a collective farm, then the chairman will necessarily “pull everything” in the area for the collective farm people. If the farm, the owner is already for his family. And it was perceived as the norm. As courage and uncompromising Siberians, as the courage of the inhabitants of the Arctic, as cockiness Caucasians.
After the collapse of the USSR, a “collapse” occurred in the heads of its former citizens. Landmarks later life were lost. A simple algorithm of life, which was perceived by all as the norm, suddenly ceased to act. Remember - nursery, kindergarten, school (if you study well - 10 classes, if bad - vocational school or technical school), institute. Then work. Army service for men. In 35-40 - apartment from the state. The next stage - the car and cottage. Pension, on which you can live with dignity ...
Ukraine inherited from the "damned past" a lot more than the rest. Developed industry, GTS, excellent network of roads, the Crimea, the fleet, three military districts with all the property. And then ... Then we began to live in exactly the same way as the hinterland of Russia still lives. I'm not talking about the central district. I'm talking about the Urals, Siberia, the Far East.
We began to live "a little later than Moscow." Years on 5-10. The fact that in Moscow was 5 years ago, appeared and with us. Basically, it was good. Ukrainians, even Kyivans, experimented less. We, just like the Russian hinterland, perceived your events of 91 and 93's. Moscow is frantic.
But it was then that the first grain of hatred towards the Russians was put in our heads. And this was the first grain famine. Exactly. The Holodomor as a Russian attitude to the Ukrainians. Russians starved Ukrainians. On a national basis. This stuff has been exaggerated for many years. The generation that believed it grew. And we already do not care that people in the Volga region and other regions of Russia starved and died in the same way. The main thing is that the Russians killed Ukrainians on purpose!
The next such grain was Chechnya. Yes, it was Chechnya who first brought to the first roles our future “heroes”. The most svidomye Ukrainian guys went to help fight for the freedom of the Chechen people. To fight against whom? Yes, against those who killed Chechens during the deportation period, those who today are against the freedom of these proud highlanders. Ukrainians and Chechens have become like brothers.
And Russia, instead of "putting pressure" on the Ukrainian government, to catch our future fascists on our territory, proudly pretended that there were no Ukrainian mercenaries. It turns out today that everyone knew everything. And about all. And then the bandits became heroes in the eyes of our boys. They kind of continued the work of their great-grandfathers. Those who stood for the freedom of Ukraine. And the most disgusting, the fascists were then perceived as continuing the cause of our partisans. Not all nationalists and fascists henchmen, namely the partisans.
It then appeared competent psychologists among the curators. It was then that boys and girls began to be attracted by their beautiful form and the ability to play "war games" with real rifles and in real caches.
By the way, it was the same in Russia at that time. Remember RNE and similar organizations. Nationalists openly strolled across Russian cities. And then they represented the real force.
But, besides the field of hatred for the Russians, there was another field in Ukraine. A field about which no one speaks at all. The heads of Ukrainians' superiority over the Russians have been thrown into our heads. What you read in the Ukrainian social networks today.
Russia, realizing that the Ukrainian industry would quickly “bend” without Russian orders, and partly for the sake of economy, constantly “loaded” Ukrainian enterprises with orders. Even to the detriment of himself. We had no problems with work. We had no problems with the market.
You thought you were saving us. And we understood differently. More precisely, we were inspired by another. Is Russia building helicopters? So what? Let them fly without our engines. Ships? Yeah ... And all the serious stuff from where? Rockets? Well, yes ... where "Satan" was produced? Simple truths were hammered into our heads. Russia without Ukraine zilch. And all this against the background of a real decline in production in Russia. Against the background of the closure of enterprises.
And in the end, our rulers have achieved their. Most Ukrainians believed in their exclusivity. Believe in the fact that Russia weight on our feet. It is Russia that is preventing us from going to a bright, rich European future with a cheerful step. We believed that our factories would be demanded by Europeans. We believed that our agriculture would be a salvation from starvation for Europe. We believed that our engineers and technicians would become the coveted employees of leading western firms. We believed that we Ukrainians are a really brilliant nation. We are intelligent, well-educated, genetically superior to the northern neighbor. Let me remind you the classic "moss for Russian".
Believe sincerely. And this belief formed the basis of all that happened next. This belief moves today the majority of Ukrainians.
Most recently, the Kiev International Institute of Sociology conducted a survey among citizens of Ukraine. The results of this survey will not please you. 63% of Ukrainians are sure that we are at war with Russia. Sure! 65% know for sure that there are Russian troops in Ukraine. And only 18% say that there is no war.
I cited figures only for you to understand: there is no insight among Ukrainians. There is a part that was pro-Russian from the very beginning, but the bulk of them are “fighting”.
Of course, among those who are for the war, some of them responded as for personal security reasons (the SBU is tough enough with domestic separatists), but the majority answered sincerely.
And you know what the ugliest thing in this whole situation? The most vile thing is that the lack of unity of our nation "plays" against Russia. More precisely, the absence of the Ukrainian nation as such. We both were, and remained "patchwork". At least four colors. West, center, east, Tatars ...
And today we blame Russia for what is happening. Two years ago, we shouted: Maidan is the speech of the Ukrainian people for Ukraine! Today: Maidan is organized by Russia to destroy the Ukrainian statehood! And how many such examples? I do not even want to bring. In any place where it is already impossible to hide the anti-Ukrainian actions of the authorities, there is a separatist associated with the Russian FSB. For us, Putin has become an icon. Most Ukrainians today know more about Putin than any Russian.
What has been going on in Russia for many years is happening in Ukraine. I am about the national idea. Russia, I think, has found this idea. I found it in the unity of the people, in the power of the state. In the statehood, if you want. Today you feel yourself responsible for the world. Or maybe for the Earth. You are back to the idea of the Great Russians.
We have this process went a completely different way. Our national idea for today is that Russians are to blame for all our troubles. We are looking for an idea outside of Ukraine. We are looking for an enemy. When there is nothing that unites the people, the only way to save the state is to invent an external enemy.
I do not know how my friends will take these notes, but the enemies will be exactly happy. The cockroach revealed its anti-Russian insides. The cockroach is the enemy of Russia.
I have a normal gut. And I love Russia. Just write what lies in my heart. What the soul hurts about. I deeply care about the attitude of my fellow citizens to the Russians. I deeply care about the attitude of Russians towards us. I considered and consider us one people. He wrote about it repeatedly. And today I just tried to find the origins of what is happening with us. Find and show. To in Russia this did not happen. So you understand how easy it is to lose your homeland. Lose and not notice it.
And the humor will be in the next notes. Especially since I'm not alone. There is a cockroach, there is a Vyshivanok, there are militias ... And while we are there, you will not be bored. Every day we chebuchim something. As the hero of Yarmolnik said in one famous film: "It seems to me, it was a comedy." I hope after this phrase the artist will not be included in the anti-Ukrainian list. So wait for "comedies".
I say goodbye to this. I apologize to those who expected “Hochma” today. But there are thoughts like that.