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Are we afraid of Russian freedom? To upcoming presidential 'election' in Russia - by Dr. Max Timido.
Sunday, 02 March 2008
There is no surprise that Vladimir Putin will win a popular vote on the presidential election in Russia this Sunday. I'm not mistaken. Everything is settled, and when Putin's protégé Medvedev will win that farce called ‘election’, he will appoint Mr.Putin as new Prime-Minister of Russia. Putin has already accepted the Medvedev’s offer. With Russia's parliament under full Putin's control, it'll be easy to shuffle the laws and shift most of the power from President to Prime-Minister.
There's Russian proverb “To divide the skin of a bear not yet killed”, meaning to share the interest of a deal not yet done. Bear is translated to Russian as ‘Medved’. The name ‘Medvedev’ could be translated to English as ‘Bears’. And you might know that bear is a totem of Russia. Did they divide the skin of the bear not killed yet? Certainly, we must admit, that the Bear has been killed upfront. Not Mr.Medvedev for God’s sake. But the Russian freedom was murdered a while ago.
I was writing about oppression by Putin’s regime on the eve of Russian parliamentary elections in December 2007 (Neo-KGB to Russian resistance – ‘Shut your mouth up!’ http://www.vdesyatku.net/eng/index.php? ... 6&Itemid=1). The oppression strangely escaped attention of the western media. Lately, people were intimidated and forced to vote for Putin’s party, even though under newly cooked Russian law, a vote turnaround doesn’t matter much. Even if Mr. Putin would vote for himself along among whole population of Russia, such election would be recognized as legitimate one.
Why did most of the western establishment calmly accept the December’s elections? Canada wasn’t among harsh critics of the anti-democratic event in Russia. Why? It’s partly answered by Robert Amsterdam in Toronto Star (A Vote that Insults Democracy http://www.robertamsterdam.com/2007/12/ ... a_vote.htm). In R.Amsterdam’s mind, it’s mostly about business - “…Gazprom is also aggressively courting Petro-Canada to help penetrate the Canadian market, including potential liquified natural gas projects and asset swaps. According to a few knowledgeable sources I have spoken with, Petro-Canada is already pressuring Ottawa behind closed doors to take a softer line on Russia in order to help close a deal…”
I also spoke with many Canadians and regrettably figured that many would accept any kind of stability for Russia with lot of nukes, even if the stability would be bought by tyranny against Russians. This discovery shocked me. Is that true, that we saluted to Ukrainians freeing them from Empire of Russia, just because they didn’t spare Soviet nukes?! Is that true, that we stood for freedom of Afghanistan just because Taliban didn’t have enough power? It would be too sad to be true.
Some told me - listen, this is what Russians want – the strong hand in power. I have to agree, that some Russians really do believe in authoritarian regime as a fortune. But other Russians don’t! Other Russians believe in freedom and democracy, which was flourished in the ancient Great Novgorod Rus http://www.vdesyatku.net/eng/index.php? ... 5&Itemid=1
Somebody calls Mr. Putin a Russian Nationalist. I’d advise them to listen to Putin himself – “Whoever says ‘Russia is for Russians’ is either idiot or provocateur”. Another citing - “Belligerent nationalism, xenophobia, appeals to violence and ethnic hatred have always been and will always be a time bomb under our sovereignty” http://www.neurope.eu/articles/82592.php. Somebody called Vladimir Zhirinovsky, MP, a Russian Nationalist. But Zhirinovsky proclaimed that he fought against everybody called ‘Russkiy Nationalist’, who stood against Russia.
Is there a contradiction? Are Putin and Zhirinovsky Russian nationalists or not? The answer is Yes and No. The issue is in confusing translation of both ethnic Russian [Russkiy] and subject of Russia’s jurisdiction [Rossiyskiy] into one English word – Russian http://www.languagehat.com/archives/002626.php.Putin and his neo-KGB team are patriots of Russia, the multinational empire they love. Putin is Rossiyskiy tsar. Putin is enemy of ethnic Russians, which are still over 80% of population of Russia. Is it so strong word ‘enemy’? Not at all. Ethnic Russians are dying out - number of deaths amongst them exceeds number of births by a million people a year, average life time of a Russian man is 56 years now, there is no official organization like political party with word Russkiy allowed in modern Russia (like it was under communists in power)…
That’s why many Russians, who stand for free democratic Russkiy Dom, started calling themselves by name of “Rus” or “Rusich” (heir of Rus), like it was in pre-Christian Russia, ancient Rus. They want to withdraw themselves from the equations like Russia’s Man = Russkiy or Orthodox = Russkiy. Does it matter, how to call them? Well, ask a francophone from Quebec if he would accept to be called just Canadian and not allowed to be called a Quebecois. Ask Sikh or Punjabi if they would accept to drop these names and be called simply Indians.
Anyway, those Rusiches are against state of Russia governed by neo-KGB’s Putin. They are for revival of free Bright Rus and eventual implementation of those western values of freedom, democracy and private initiative, which we love (Interview with professor Peter Khomyakov http://www.vdesyatku.net/eng/index.php? ... 1&Itemid=1)
Do we want such state of Rus to be our friend? I think so. Then why don’t we say simply a word of sympathy to our friends in Russia? Why do we prefer to be politically correct to the dictator in Kremlin?
New Russian revolution is unavoidable. The ‘elections’, to be held on March 2nd, will be just another episode, leading to uprising. Symptomatically, that even such liberal politician as former Prime minister of Russia M.Kasyanov admitted recently (after being thrown out the presidential race), that all legal ways of fight against the regime are exhausted and the ‘elections’ to be boycotted.
You know, when people are left without a choice in oppressive political system, they keep their right for revolution. This right is recognized by UN. This right for freedom should be recognized by Canadians. Otherwise, we promote double standard, accepting freedom just for some. We shouldn’t be afraid of freedom for anyone, because Man was born free and will stay this way.