Putin will lose if every Ukrainian forgets their Soviet heritage
Vladimir Putin is waging this war to restore the Soviet Union, and he will lose faster if each Ukrainian draws a line under their Soviet heritage
Mykola Knyazhytskyi, Ukrainian journalist and parliamentarian, shared his views
Everything was the biggest and best in the Soviet Union. There was even a joke: the Soviet microcalculator is the largest microcalculator in the world!!!
The Soviet Union was proud of the largest army, the first man in space, atomic weapons.
Oleksandr Tvardovskyi was quoted at that time (verse):
"They sound in all corners of the planet
Without translation, like Moscow,
Bolsheviks, October, Soviets,
Peace, satellite - Russian words.
And this word - echo -
It is already in the family,
Among those words,
That was the name of Lenin
That called to life on Earth."
This Soviet system was built on leaders and technology, not on people.
The impoverished life of a person in the USSR was of little concern to anyone. On television, one TV channel at a time (now we would call it a telethon) showed Soviet cosmonauts, happy peasants from "Potemkin collective farms" and poor Americans near garbage cans.
Putin is waging this war to restore the Soviet Union. And he will lose sooner if each of us, even young people, throw the Soviet heritage out of our heads.
Soviet heritage is indifference to man. It is easier to love the "people" and the "army" than an individual citizen and soldier.
What do we know about the Ukrainian soldiers in Olenivka? And about their families? Why do they go to rallies? What do they want? Just shout, but the authorities will solve everything? Or maybe not? Maybe everyone has their own story?
What do we know about immigrants? How many are there? What are everyone's problems? Where are they living?
What do we know about the soldier? Not about the army in general, not about the General Staff, but about the soldier's problems?
We even give a humanitarian aid to the state, the Armed Forces, and the mayor. And what does every Ukrainian who heroically fights or has suffered in the war need?
Our state is not needed for government officials and stars, but for every Ukrainian man and woman in it to be convinced that their rights will be protected, that they are loved here, that Ukraine is them.