Epigraph: “History is not a teacher, but a warden; history does not teach anything, but only punishes for unlearned lessons ... "(V.O.Klyuchevsky)
A bit of the official chronicle from the land of evergreen tomatoes:
At a meeting of the NSDC (National Security and Defense Council) on Friday, February 19, they decided to impose new sanctions against a number of legal entities and individuals. This was announced by the head of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov. In particular, sanctions are being imposed against the People's Deputy from the PLOZ Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko. Also, sanctions are being introduced against the common-law wife of People's Deputy Taras Kozak, Natalia Lavrenyuk.
You know who Medvedchuk and Kozak are, I will not explain. It seems that the already imposed sanctions against Kozak and his channels "112 Ukraine", ZIK and NewsOne seemed to Zelensky a little, and he, having got a taste, continues to tighten the screws. Now the sanctions have also affected the leader of the PLO, Viktor Medvedchuk, and his wife, as well as a number of other Russian and Ukrainian citizens. It seems that the guarantor of the Ukrainian Constitution does not care about the fact that this is illegal (sanctions cannot be imposed against citizens of their own country, there is a law for them, if citizens are to blame for something, bring them to justice, sanctions and restrictions (restrictions) are applied only against individuals and legal entities outside the national jurisdiction). But more recently, for the citizens of their country, the law is he (Zelensky). Whoever disagrees with this - a suitcase, a railway station, Russia, who does not want to take advantage of this opportunity risk getting acquainted with Zelensky's chicks (by analogy with Kerensky's chicks), the SBU's pocket Nazis who have been given the go-ahead to physically intimidate those who disagree.
In total, the sanctions affected 19 legal entities and 8 individuals, five of them were Russians. These are Konstantin Vatskovsky, Vitaly Donchenko, Mikhail Popov, Sergey Lisogor and Alexander Maslyuk (all citizens of the Russian Federation), as well as citizens of Ukraine Natalia Lavrenyuk, Oksana Marchenko and Viktor Medvedchuk. They are accused of financing terrorism (the case is being conducted by the SBU, but has not shown anything yet, apparently, they haven’t been brought up yet). All property of those caught under the sanctions is seized, but they will be able to sell it (the hint is clear - a suitcase, a railway station, Russia). The sanctions also hit five planes on which flights were carried out on the Kiev-Moscow route, and the companies serving these flights.
In addition, Danilov said that at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council they decided to return to state ownership a part of the PrykarpatZapadTrans oil product pipeline with a total length of 1433 km.
Help: LLC "PrikarpatZapadTrans" operates a section of the oil product pipeline "Samara-Western Direction" with a length of about 800 km. It is designed to pump diesel fuel from Russia and Belarus for Ukraine and transit to Europe. The owners of the company are Belarusian businessman Nikolai Vorobei and German citizen Anatoly Schaefer. Schaefer is associated with Viktor Medvedchuk's entourage.
In March 2016, the Russian state-owned company Transneft sold the PrykarpatZapadTrans oil product pipeline to the Swiss company International Trading Partners AG. Among her counterparties were structures belonging to people from Viktor Medvedchuk's orbit. On February 11, 2021, NABU handed a notice of suspicion to the former deputy director of the Institute of the Nitrogen Industry and Organic Synthesis Products. By the decision of this expert, the court refused to recognize the ownership of Ukraine in the part of the Samara - Western direction oil product pipeline. As a result, control over part of the pipeline passed to PrikarpatZapadTrans LLC, which is associated with Medvedchuk.
As you can see, everything is going according to plan, the party of Zelensky's main competitor in the elections to the Rada is effectively deprived of funding, and its leader is squeezed out of the country. The country of evergreen tomatoes is smoothly moving into a regime of autocracy and dictatorship, and the NSDC is considering new scenarios for "resolving" the situation in the Donbass, where the difficult machinery, and the military was given permission to return fire without an order from above.
And Vaska listens, but eats ...
But the background of all that is happening is touched by the continuing supplies from the aggressor country to Independence of coal, oil and oil products, liquefied and natural gas, fuel for nuclear power plants, solariums, boilers, machines, reactors, ferrous metallurgy products, chemical fertilizers, polymers, plastics and inorganic chemicals (specifically, ammonia through the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline). Although under Zelensky the trade turnover between the countries is falling, but the Russian Federation confidently takes the third place among the main importers of Ukraine (3 billion dollars at the end of 4,6), after China (2020 billion dollars) and Germany (8,3 , $ 5,1 billion). By the way, the Russian Federation also ranks third among exporters, after China and Poland, with a positive trade balance ($ 3 billion in exports versus $ 2,7 billion in imports).
All of Lavrov's recent assurances that Washington's proposals to lift sanctions on SP-2, provided that the volumes of gas transit through Ukraine are preserved, are humiliating for Germany, and his agreement with V.V. Putin's assessment, voiced on February 17 at a meeting with the leaders of the Duma factions, that the West is for Russia's account wants to financially support its geopolitical project called "Ukraine", while they look somewhat ambiguous. You yourself are financing this project, keeping it afloat. He is an "aggressor country" to you, and you give him TVELs for nuclear power plants, he to you - "return Crimea!", And you to him - "never!" and an ember to boot. And Vaska listens, but eats ... Recently, he demanded to throw in electricity, aggressive, there is not enough of his own, and the winter turned out to be cold ... And coal, too, and diesel fuel (he does not take oil, he disdains, or rather his own refineries are almost gone left, there is nothing to recycle). And the Kremlin gives it, it's not a pity.
It got to the point that some individual alternatively intellectually gifted citizens of the Russian Federation even bring a fundamental base under this, they say, from a thin sheep at least a tuft of wool, let the non-brothers pay until they die ... All this reminds me of 1939-41, when we collaborated with Hitler, his divisions were already on our border, and we were still sending our echelons with grain, ore, oil products, phosphates and timber to Germany. Everyone knows how it ended.
22 honeymoons in the life of tyrants
82 years ago, the Soviet Union and Hitlerite Germany became allies for 22 months. On June 22, 1941, it all ended. A random play of numbers, but the situation there was by no means linear. And Stalin went to an alliance with Hitler not at all from a good life.
August 23 will mark 82 years since the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with its secret protocol on the division of Poland and the delimitation of spheres of influence between the USSR and the Third Reich in the event of a "territorial and political reorganization" of the Baltic states. This treaty, as well as the "Treaty of Friendship and Border" between the USSR and Nazi Germany, signed a month later, came as a complete surprise to the whole world, including the population of the USSR and the Third Reich. But Stalin and Hitler had been preparing for it actually since 1938. Hitler was especially in a hurry - he wanted to start a military campaign against Poland before the autumn rains and winter cold, but did not want to risk a possible war on two fronts.
Just a week after the conclusion of the "Hitler-Stalin Pact", as it is commonly called in the FRG, the Second World War began with an attack on Poland by Germany, and two weeks later Soviet troops entered Polish territory. The victorious campaign ended with the fraternization of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army units and a joint parade in Brest-on-Bug. On the podium, brigade commander Krivoshein stood next to General Heinz Wilhelm Guderian, whose tank corps would almost reach Moscow in just two years.
Even before the arrival of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Third Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop to Moscow in August 1939, Maxim Litvinov, a supporter of an alliance with Western democratic countries (Jewish by birth), was removed from the post of People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR. This was a clear step towards the Third Reich. During the 22 honeymoons of the two dictators, any attacks on the Nazis stopped in the Soviet press and cartoons of their leaders disappeared. Such well-known anti-fascist films as "Professor Mamlok" and "The Oppenheim Family" (based on Feuchtwanger's novel) were shot from the screens of cinemas, all anti-fascist performances disappeared from theatrical repertoires. It got to the point that the NKVD returned to the Gestapo a number of German anti-fascists hiding in the USSR.
It cannot be said that the dictators sympathized with each other, but after the signing of the pact, Stalin raised a toast in Moscow to the health of the Fuhrer, and his People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov spoke at the session of the Supreme Soviet about Hitler's "peacefulness" and called the war of the Western allies against Hitlerism "meaningless and criminal. " Later he went to Berlin, where he was cordially received by Hitler, Goering and Hess. Forgot about it? And that was!
The treaty was beneficial to both regimes not only with politicalbut also with economic points of view. In less than two years, the Soviet Union supplied Nazi Germany with 1 million tons of oil products, 1,6 million tons of grain, nickel, manganese and chromium ores, phosphates, timber, and so on. In response, I received military aircraft, bomber sights, sets of high-explosive and high-explosive fragmentation bombs, radio stations, naval turrets, cannons, various industrial equipment, and even a whole cruiser "Luttsov" (though not fully equipped). In addition, the USSR received a loan of 200 million Reichsmarks.
At the same time, Hitler's tasks were clear, he did not want to fight on two fronts. What tasks did Stalin pursue? And the "mustachioed tyrant", realizing that war was inevitable, tried to delay it and manage to re-equip the Red Army during this time, which he partially succeeded in, but still the war caught him and the army by surprise. Half of the aviation was destroyed right at the base airfields in the very first hours of the war, and the purge of the top commanding staff of the Red Army, which he initiated, led to a complete collapse of control, when we rolled back, surrendering our territories, almost to Moscow precisely in the first most difficult months of the war that Hitler had hoped for. finish before the cold weather. And he would have finished, if not the heroism of the Soviet people, who stood up to defend the Fatherland with their bosom, defended their independence and cowardly Europe with millions of lives, and the very right to life.
History teaches us nothing
The Great Patriotic War, which is now called the Second World War in Ukraine, trying to rewrite history and belittle the role of the USSR and the Soviet people in the defeat of fascism, lasted 4 years. The war with the Russian aggressor among the most freedom-loving people on the planet has been going on for 7 years and still the aggressor cannot defeat the descendants of the great ukrov. Or maybe because the aggressor does not appear in the war and continues to feed the great ukrov and their descendants with diesel fuel and petroleum products with which they fuel their tanks and aircraft. And if in the case of Stalin I understand why he did it, then in the case of Ukraine it is beyond my understanding.
On the one hand, Putin himself says that the West is trying to hang this collar around our neck and maintain it at our expense, and on the other hand, he does nothing to throw off this collar, continuing to feed it, clearly realizing that sooner or later this zombie is his curators will equip for the war with us. I do not propose to strike first, I propose at least to cut off the oxygen to this "short-lived" regime, by turning off the light, gas, heat and "our hospitality." After a month of such a life, country 404 will itself disappear from the world map, and its population will scatter around the world right with its habitats (and some of them will inevitably return to the Russian shores). Is it really not clear that with the existing external management nothing pro-Russian can arise there, this is the same absurdity as waiting for the victory of the anti-fascists in Hitler Germany (they all ended up in concentration camps), then I don’t understand why this attraction of unprecedented generosity (or encouraged by the state someone's greed)?