But regarding this story, I confess, there was a worm sitting inside. And slowly gnawed. There were too many oddities and inconsistencies, to be honest.
After the second attempt on the Brain we laid out our opinions and arguments. Alexey Borisovich laughed heartily at them. Although one of the versions, as they say, lay next.
After the third and last, we argued without his comments. Almost blindly.
Frankly, we did not get to the point in any of the four versions. Just because they were not aware of some things. So, to be honest, this material is not an attempt at rehabilitation for frank faults in judgments, but rather, an opportunity to show what actually happened. If only because the main number of participants are alive, healthy and continue to work and serve.
All these 10 months from the moment of events, to be honest, I dug. Not an excavator, rather, a sapper shovel. He spoke with those who could tell something. I wrote letters. Received answers. Read different opinions and memories. And here the set of puzzles in a picture did not develop. No
The case helped. At my disposal was the correspondence of Anna Samelyuk and Alexey Brain with one person from Kiev. Mostly valuable in Anna's correspondence, for Alexey Borisovich had a very peculiar attitude to the writing of letters. More precisely, I saw this case in a coffin. In a year and a half of our communication and cooperation, I received a total of 5 (five) messages from 107 (one hundred and seven) words. Considering prepositions and pronouns. Well, the person did not like to write what can you do.
The authenticity of the correspondence is checked and is beyond doubt. It was actually written by those who were declared. And it's not about whether the style of each of the characters is well or badly known to me. Just before March 2015, I was aware of many things that were discussed there. Including me there touched quite naturally.
In total there are a little more 500 pages. I had to read everything. And when I finished reading, and then carefully looked through the documents I sent, the puzzle, as they say, was formed.
Two words about the interlocutor of the Brain and Samelyuk. He is from Kiev. Not a militia. Cooperated with Anya, helping her in the promotion of her informproekt. Very successful, by the way. It was at his suggestion that Brainstorm began to talk less about the problems of the army and began to talk about the problems of everyday life. What, by the way, earned a lot of political points. And according to his proposed plan, steps were taken that entailed a chain of events.
So what happened at the beginning of last year?
The following occurred. As soon as the reformatting of the army of the LC, began, the "Ghost" began to bend. In order to either cram into the corps, or disband as Cossack units. Everyone remembers, I hope, how much noise was on this topic.
The main problem of the bend was that, despite repeated proposals from the official authorities of the LC, Brainstorming did not contact. And from the proposed positions of the Deputy Minister of Defense and Deputy Minister of the Interior refused. It’s not for me to judge whether he would be good in the role of minister, or not, but the fact is that, as a result, the proposals were withdrawn, and the Brain was left out of business. Plus, the team began to fall apart due to problems related to lack of funding and supply. And, not least, due to the lack of prospects for the fighters. For it is one thing to serve in the official Corps, with all the consequences, and another thing is to be a unit fighter with, to put it mildly, a dubious future. And the fighters left.
As a result, the "Ghost" returned to the composition of the two-hundredth battalion, consisting of local residents and completely committed to the ideas and personality of the Brain people. In principle, by March 2015, the brigade was no longer there, as well as the brigade commander Mozgovoy was purely nominal.
This is exactly what caused us a lot of surprise. Indeed, what was the point of killing a kombrig? From almost three thousand fighters left three and a half hundreds. Carpentry seems to have come to an agreement. It seems to be the remnants of the "Ghost" took to the state territorial police of the LC. Why all? What for?
Parade 9 May, who wanted to hold a brain in Alchevsk? So did not hold the same. Alchevsk plant? Also by, although I personally thought in the direction of the owners of this institution. Not confirmed.
However, it turned out that the reason was. Yes, even what.
In March, when it became clear that the brigade could not be preserved as it was, it was decided that the warlord Brainstorm should retrain into Brain policy.
In general, it was not difficult. Brain and so the forces of the brigade provided all possible assistance to the city and its inhabitants. Here you have drugs, food from brigade assistants, and care for children and retirees, a lot of things happened. The whole department worked. 088 Division. And until March, 2015, this unit did not weakly worked on the image of the Brain.
But, since the administrative resource was assigned from Lugansk, in fact for the Brain there was only one way up. Elections. Fortunately, they were outlined and were spelled out in the Minsk agreements.
And it was a difficult decision to register a social movement "People's Revival". To revive, in the name and on behalf of the people, everything that is necessary in the LC. Good idea.
Where should this OD be legally registered? It is clear that not in Russia. It is clear that not in the LC, no one in the world would have looked at such a movement. And given the nuance that the elections were planned according to Minsk in the Ukrainian format, it is clear that according to the mind, registration must be done in Ukraine.
A normal person will immediately ask: is there all that and absolutely that? Accept for registration documents from the separatist and the terrorist Brain - this is how? That's how. There is such a hole in the Ukrainian legislation. A public organization without a current account and the right to conduct financial activities may be registered upon notification. There is such a Regulation №140. That is, citizens of Ukraine submit a set of documents of the appropriate sample ... by mail. And within 3 (three) days from the moment of receipt, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine is obliged either to register or send the declarants to far away.
Further, however, there are nuances. The applicant (or one of the applicants indicated in the documents) is obliged to personally pick up the documents from the Ministry of Justice and further carry out a number of registration actions. But from the moment of the appearance on the Charter of the stamp "Legalized" or "Registered", a public organization is considered to be held. Full state registration occurs at the moment when one of the founders puts his signature on the receipt for the registration certificate.
I am so verbose in writing so that later it becomes clear what action these manipulations have produced.
As a result, three citizens of Ukraine submitted a notification to the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice about the creation of the public organization "National Revival".
Here is a photo from my personal archive, in which they are all three. Andrei Kozlov, Anna Samelyuk and Alexey Mozgovoy. The photo, of course, was made not in Kiev.
Andrei Kozlov, as a person with a higher legal education, prepared the entire package of documents. In accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine. I have copies of it now too.
Since the notarial office in the LC was then ... It is better to say that it did not exist, then copies of passports were not assured in Alchevsk, but in another settlement. Brainstorming Authority and OSCE Mission Assistance helped.
And on that day, Anna Samelyuk sent this package to Kiev. From Russian Donetsk, of course. Here is a copy of the receipt.
Further, 5 May, this package was received by the Ministry of Justice. Here is a scan of the departure movement report from the Russian postal service.
Well, having a man in Kiev, it was easy to find out that on May 8, the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice satisfied the request of citizens of the Brain, Kozlov and Sameliuk in registration. It remains the case for small: someone personally (or authorized person) to pick up a certificate of registration.
What happened on May 8 in Alchevsk? If anyone knows, there was an anti-fascist forum. About a hundred people came from all over Europe: Spaniards, Greeks, French, Serbs, Slovaks, Bulgarians. There were both ours and Ukrainians. It is difficult to say today who “leaked” information that the Brain Social Movement has been registered. I managed to find four people who took part in this forum, but only one, Zlatko Stojkovic, answered me the question of when and from where it became known about registration. He specifically learned from a friend from the OSCE, but by evening everyone knew.
The forum also became the birthday of the new organization. And at the same time, the “People’s Revival” received, as it were, international recognition, since representatives of other public organizations naturally expressed a desire to cooperate and help.
I have no evidence that the registration took place. For obvious reasons. But on the video, the former chief of staff of the "Ghost" Shevchenko at a mourning rally speaks about it quite openly. And he, along with the "Good" was fully aware of what is happening. 6-minute recording.
By the way, I will note that the holding in Alchevsk of this forum was met by the authorities of the LNR without enthusiasm. But no one began to quarrel with representatives of foreign, including humanitarian organizations.
Reentated at the parade in honor of 9 May, if you remember. The parade was strictly forbidden.
Let's summarize some results.
1. Kombrig, and now the politician, Brainstorming, has registered the NGO "National Revival".
2. This NGO was at that time the ONLY public organization recognized by Ukraine on the territory of the LPR since the actual separation of the republic.
3. To doubt that this organization will receive the support of the population, to be honest, it would be foolish. The work was done, and it was done well.
4. According to the Minsk agreements, regarding the elections, the Brain and other members of his organization registered as deputies are the only ones Ukraine would recognize.
In the DPR, too, at that time there was only one such organization. Party "MMM" Pushilina. But where is Pushilin and where is Brainstorming ...
Personally, I have no doubts about the effect that this information could produce, for example, in the MGB LNR, and also submitted in proper form.
"Brainstorming is a traitor! He conspired with the Ukraine, they registered a party for him so that he could go to the polls! Here are the proofs!"
Can you imagine such a tantrum in any office of the MGB? And I can. And I can well imagine the victory of the Brain in elections not only in Alchevsk, but also in Lugansk.
Indeed, the situation can be interpreted in two ways. Apparently, somewhere she was interpreted as required. And we all know the result. Mozgovoy’s intractable politician with his rather peculiar ideas of building a republic turned out to be much worse than a brigade commander with three thousand soldiers, tanks and Grads.
And do not forget about the forbidden space bridges with representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Removed from the road tough and professional. Not arranging a kindergarten sample of May 2014 of the year, without wacky makeshift crackers, as in 2015. Clearly and smoothly.
Well, ask me, and what Kozlov? The third of the founders?
I don't know.
Andrei "Sledak" Kozlov was arrested the day after the death of the Brain and Samelyuk. At first he could still talk on the phone, write. He applied for help to his friends, he needed treatment, he was even transferred to the hospital. Kidney problems. They say he was just killed during interrogations.
And now, six months from him there is nothing. No one knows where he is, find out at least something is not possible. Those who want to risk less and less in the LC. Although among people who are aware of what is happening, there is a perception that Andrei has long been dead.
Summary. Alexey Borisovich Mozgovoy died not because of friction with the Cossacks. Not because of the economic relations with the Alchevsk Combine. Not because of the actions of the Ukrainian DRG. And not because of their betrayal, who wanted in his place. Although people from his entourage played a role in the whole story. But more about that another time.
The bottom line is that in our opinion, a certain number of sheets of paper with printed marks turned out to be more terrible for someone than tanks and guns. More terrible than the campaign of the "Ghost" in Lugansk, which was promised in its time, in the heat of the moment.
I think the answer to the question "for what?" came out quite intelligible. There are, of course, more questions, "who is to blame?" and "who benefits?" But it makes sense to return to them in a separate conversation, especially since there is more than enough information for reflection and analysis.