Anyone who advocates "Russian-speaking population" topic is Putin's accomplice
Putin unites authoritarian regimes in the fight against democracies
Putin met with representatives of their Civic Chamber in Russia. Here is a fragment of the meeting as reported by the Russian newspaper Kommersant.
"Let's recall what happened in the days of, let's say, Alexander Nevsky," Putin suggested. - "Why? Because the Horde behaved impudently, cruelly, but they did not touch the main thing - our language, traditions, culture, which the Western conquerors claimed! And this is the most important thing, because if the culture, traditions, and history of a people are destroyed, then the people gradually begin to disappear as an ethnic group, dissolve like snow in late spring..."
But what is this? Where does this poetry come from in the opening speech? It's because there was no paper...
"Why do we venerate Alexander Nevsky as a saint so much?" Vladimir Putin continued, "Because of this choice! He thought about preserving the Russian people, and then all the peoples living on the territory of our huge country!
Apparently, he was also thinking about Ukraine. Maybe he just didn't think of something additional then, he didn't have time. But now there is someone to do it:
"In many ways, the same thing is happening today, when we say that we are defending our moral values, our history, our culture, our language, including by helping our brothers and sisters in Donbass and Novorossiya to do so," said Vladimir Putin.
Putin is justifying the Horde. In fact, he is justifying himself, traveling to China himself to get authority to rule. And he unites authoritarian regimes in the fight against democracies, already trading his own sovereignty. But everywhere he emphasizes that he is fighting for the language.
Therefore, for me now, anyone who advocates the "Russian-speaking population" topic is Putin's accomplice.
As well as anyone who does not allow the Russian church to be banned.
We in the committee have started working on amendments to the government's draft law on banning the Russian Orthodox Church. We want to make it effective.
It's not easy. The problem is that representatives of the majority claim that it is not only the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow that supports Putin, but also Protestants, Jews, and Muslims. This is true. In this article from Kommersant, they are also mentioned. But Russian Jews and Muslims are not state churches there, and they do not give commands to their Ukrainian co-religionists under Putin's command.
So there is still a struggle ahead.
About the author. Mykola Kniazhytskyi, journalist, MP of Ukraine
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