Blood group on the sleeve: "pacifism" of Russian bohemia

Former Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova at an anti-Russian rally in Riga, 23.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX

On August 16, a Ufa court fined musician Yuri Shevchuk 50 rubles for discrediting the Armed Forces. He voiced his negative attitude towards the Russian army and the special operation in Ukraine on May 18 from the stage, where he spoke to 8 spectators. Shevchuk reacted to the verdict in a rather curious way: he published a photo of his written statement to the court that he had always been a pacifist, listing all the wars he opposed and signed by hand.

In general, artists, musicians, actors, directors - in short, artists of all sorts - tend to frond. By and large, this is part of their social function, an integral element of the game in public. But Russian bohemia is unique in this sense: for a hundred years now, being in a more or less satisfying government boarding school, it has been permanently opposed to the existing system, spitting abundantly on the hand that feeds. It is simply impossible to imagine such a situation in any other state.

With the beginning of the Russian SVO in Ukraine, the intensity of anti-state protest in the artistic environment reached a peak that had not been seen for a long time, incomparable even with the fountain of discontent in 2014 over “interference in the affairs of sovereign Ukraine” and “annexation of Crimea”. Something like this was, perhaps, only during the collapse of the USSR - but then the creators who felt the sweet smell of freedom poured mud on the dying state and the past, and now - the healthy (well, at least, living) state and the future.

Like parts of the elite of domestic journalism, some of the masters of national culture urgently set sail for a hospitable abroad, where they began to do similar things - in other words, work for enemy propaganda, direct or indirect. For example, the actress Chulpan Khamatova, who ended up in Latvia in March, rushed almost from a run to take part in pro-Ukrainian rallies; fashionable writer Glukhovsky gives out Russophobic interviews left and right Media-foreign agents. Some, like the same Shevchuk, preferred to stay on the territory of the "bloody regime" in order to spit in his grinning muzzle "point blank".

However, equating everyone with the same brush would be an unfair bias. A huge number of Russian artists, famous and not famous, supported the NWO - some in word and some in deed. The example of Yulia Chicherina, who is now densely engaged in volunteer assistance to the troops and the population of the liberated territories, is widely known. Bezrukov, Galtsev, Vinokur and others repeatedly spoke to our soldiers participating in the NWO, including in hospitals. And countless little-known or completely obscure artists, videographers and text writers publish their works every day, glorifying the Russian army and denouncing the Ukrainian fascists.

“Creators, my friend, we don’t need nafig here ...”

Russophobic bohemia, for all its monotony, still lends itself to division into varieties. The first - at least historically - is the old respectable anti-Soviet: the already mentioned Shevchuk, Vaikule, Kikabidze and others, others, others. Born in the USSR and made public there, and now released into circulation, these characters have been talking for decades about how they suffered under the yoke of the Muscovite-communist occupation. They say that censorship, stupid artistic directors and animal-like political instructors with pistols at the ready, guarding artists during the creative process, still dream of them in nightmares. Representatives of this detachment, as a rule, are acquired abroad, and they came to Russia to earn money.

The second group is politicized anti-Putin bohemia: the same Glukhovsky, another writer Chkhartishvili (better known under the pseudonym Akunin), actor Serebryakov, director Serebrennikov, rappers Face (foreign agent) and Morgenstern (foreign agent), and many more musical groups. The audience, apparently, is very motley, but united by a common political fantasy that as soon as the "regime" in Russia is overthrown, it will immediately become "Ceurope" - well, like Ukraine. Citizens who are confident in this live, for the most part, on their food base - in Russia, because no one is interested abroad.

The third detachment is actually Ukrainian artists: Rotaru, Andrey "Verka Serdyuchka" Danilko, fashionable youth performers (Ruslana, "Nerves"), etc. In the end, the current Fuhrer of the Ukrainian people himself came out of the same incubator. With these, everything is clear: while the ATO was going on, they calmly went to work in the “aggressor country”, but with the beginning of the NWO, they urgently changed their colors in yellow and blue from head to toe. Many of them went to the volunteers or the defense.

And, finally, the fourth - parasites on the state order: Khamatova, Netrebko, Raikin, thousands of them. Relatively speaking, “liberal” (but in fact, rather apolitical in essence) brethren, who despises “cattle” on a purely organic level, but remembers politics when it is necessary to hide behind something: the viewer was indignant at a garbage production or a film - “politics! ”, did not issue a grant - “politics!”

Naturally, only tops are listed here - but the same scheme applies to roots in the form of small film studios, municipal theaters, regional unions of artists and city rock clubs. "White bone" is everywhere.

When the NWO began, "NO WAR!" they also yelled at all levels: some - for “convictions”, and some - for more base motives. For example, a considerable number of domestic artists and musicians of the “little league” worked for a foreign client (and I myself also worked part-time) - and the sanctions campaign launched by the West deprived them of a greater or lesser share of their income. Who is to blame for this, if not the "regime" that arranged the "war" out of the blue, right? By and large, this public did not give a damn about the real reasons and prerequisites for the operation, the many years of suffering in the Donbass.

However, those “creators” who hastily escaped abroad had a very sobering experience: it turned out that in democratic countries, especially in the post-Soviet space, they hate not some kind of “regime”, but Russians as such. In addition, unlike the fugitive journalists who were quickly (albeit not for long) taken over by the Western propaganda machine, Russian artists turned out to be of no particular use to anyone. The funny thing is that it was easier for small and unknown artisans to find work in their profile than for former celebrities. The examples of the same Khamatova and Netrebko are very revealing: in the eyes of real Aryans, an untermensch will remain an untermensch, no matter how flexible his back may be.

Non-brain of the nation

The fact that the state looks at the antics of bohemia through its fingers is not at all surprising. Although there is no official ideology in Russia, in practice it still exists, and represents a “creeping de-Sovietization”: not the radical “under the communists there was only evil!”, rooted in the countries of the former socialist camp, but “contrary to the communists, there was also good.”

The vast majority of the characters who are now equating Putin with Hitler, not so long ago at the expense of Russian taxpayers (and to the pleasure of some of them) equated Stalin with Hitler, served, so to speak, faithfully. So it is unlikely that for the state apparatus, including officials from culture, such an ideological continuity of Russia from Sovka, which opened after February 24, came as a surprise.

In addition, it seems that in official circles there is a certain disregard for "stardom" - I must say, not without reason. In our time of overwhelming information flows, multiple overproduction of “content” and trends spreading at lightning speed, literally any freak can suddenly (even for himself) gain popularity in social networks - and just as suddenly lose it in favor of some other scarecrow. Under these conditions, star status really does not have the same weight as in the “pre-Internet” era.

In this regard, artists who have said too much are held liable on a general basis, like any other private person. This, however, does not prevent bohemia from promoting the topic of supposedly existing "black lists" of musicians, actors, etc., who will be oppressed for "political reasons".

In reality, of course, there are no such lists. In particular, the same "Bi-2", which appeared on the list of "forbidden musicians" that went for a walk on the Web on July 7, successfully entered the stage in St. Petersburg on the 10th - where they were booed. The Little Big group "hit" the same list allegedly for their anti-war video, also canceled their tour of Russia of their own free will, hoping in this way to "hype" abroad - but in the States it turned out to be of no use to anyone and has already returned to their native "Mordor" . Most likely, this “black register” of 213 musical performers (of which only a couple of dozen names were published) was composed in the editorial office of Fontanka, from the page of which it went to the people.

But the idea of ​​such a list, as they say, is in the air. After the start of the SVO and provocative statements by some of the artistic intelligentsia, an initiative “Group for Investigating Anti-Russian Activities in Culture” or GRAD was formed, which includes a number of deputies of the State Duma and the Federation Council, including Zakhar Prilepin. Although the GRAD aims only to stop government funding of pro-Western "doers", the group has already been accused of "witch-hunting" and attempts to impose political censorship.

The group's initiative is certainly sound, but it is unlikely to be implemented. State subsidies for culture are, in principle, a sore subject; even regardless of the ideological component, the product (at least the same movie) that patented professionals give out at public expense often looks like chocolate, but smells completely different. In addition, it is difficult to imagine clear criteria for support and “non-support” of the NWO, when its ideological component is in itself very vague: take, for example, “gestures of good will”, not their practical content, but the media presentation.

There are also living examples of a change of position. For example, actor Yevgeny Mironov on February 26 was among those who signed an open letter to Putin asking him to stop the special operation. Having visited the DPR, having learned firsthand about the antics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, against which the allied forces are fighting, on June 1 he told reporters that his signature was a mistake. How many more such "impulsive creatives" who opposed the CBO on pure emotions - no one can say for sure; no one will count the opportunists who keep the yellow-blaky ensign under their pillows, but prudently keep quiet about it.

So, with a high degree of probability, the situation on the cultural field of the country will change little, and everyone will remain on their own. This causes some anxiety, not for the moment, but for the future: how will the destruction of Ukrainian fascism be immortalized in Russian culture, especially in official (that is, large-scale)? Do not certified "creators" shove something like that between the lines, or will they immediately give out something like the "9th company" and the "Brotherhood", consisting of "such" a little more than completely? Neither one nor the other, to put it mildly, is not excluded.
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  1. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 17 August 2022 18: 29
    Everyone should have a single mindset, because the people are presented as a herd, as a mass, which means that the mindset is only that which is allowed by the censorship. The only strange thing is that they have not yet caught the one in whose flies sat a portrait of the greatest. Everything should be in such a war, as Yaroslav Gashek wrote about it. Type from the police breathed power alien to the people.
    1. Balin Offline Balin
      Balin 17 August 2022 19: 55
      The message of the article is simple and clear - if the culture does not like the people and the ruler who elected him - break away from the state feed and live on what you can earn.
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 18 August 2022 11: 01
        If you remove state subsidies, then who will entertain the people?
    2. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 18 August 2022 13: 17
      Quote: zenion
      Everyone should have a single mindset, because the people are presented as a herd, as a mass, which means that the mindset is only that which is allowed by the censorship. The only strange thing is that they have not yet caught the one in whose flies sat a portrait of the greatest. Everything should be in such a war, as Yaroslav Gashek wrote about it. Type from the police breathed power alien to the people.

      as version. Caesar - Caesarean. and the actors from the intelligentsia to educate, enlighten. entertain, not betray. hypocrisy, quarrel and humiliate

      ps look on the internet for a fresh performance by Galkin in Riga
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 17 August 2022 18: 43
    Dear Author, are you dissatisfied with the pacifist position of the Russian bohemia?
    But doesn't this follow in line with the state "Medina" policy "No to war!" ‒ M. Zakharova:

    The special military operation of the Russian Federation does not aim to overthrow the current government of Ukraine or the destruction of statehood?

    It is quite natural that the ideological vacillations of the authorities are reflected in the reaction of a significant part of the creative intelligentsia!
    1. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 17 August 2022 19: 21
      But doesn't this follow in line with the state "Medina" policy "No to war!" ‒ M. Zakharova: "The special military operation of the Russian Federation does not aim to overthrow the current government of Ukraine or destroy statehood"?

      Both are correct. You just need to understand what they are talking about and why.
      Large-scale military operations were started by Zelensky, so we are against the war. But since it happened so (not through our fault), we fight to the bitter end. And we warned...
      We are not yet interested in completely destroying the statehood of Ukraine. It must be left at least within the Kyiv region. For the court of the current government to recognize (according to Yanukovych's application filed last year) the illegality of removing him from the presidency. Then all the decisions of the Kyiv junta in 2014. become illegitimate. Then the power can be thrown off.
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 18 August 2022 11: 02
        Did Zelensky start large-scale military operations?

        Sailors have no questions! ;-(
    2. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 17 August 2022 19: 25
      Quite so. And about the "frightened patriots" one should ask the author ...
  3. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 17 August 2022 19: 23
    Prilepin is generally a vague type. And next to him is Mironov, a titan of political washing ... Empty bottles on the second of August, he had to beat less and take care of his head. She needs to eat and drink calmly .. Well, everything else - "shit will remain shit, although shower it with stars" ... We need to deal with the culture of the people, and not prolong the exam. Something like this. IMHO.
  4. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 17 August 2022 21: 21
    Until there is censorship in the good sense of the word (at least in the form of a committee of the State Duma), and a normal minister of culture, the Urgants-Posners-Akhedzhakovs-Reihelgauz will continue to steer ...
  5. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 17 August 2022 21: 29
    the most effective punishment for these mankurts who do not remember kinship is a complete disregard for them, you just have to not attend cultural events with their participation and they will die literally and figuratively
    1. instrument Offline instrument
      instrument (xxx) 18 August 2022 09: 24
      but what about TV, private parties, concerts for liberda, how to deal with all this? no, without steering from above, nothing can be changed ...
    2. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
      ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 18 August 2022 15: 20
      Survive on private closed...
  6. Victor 17 Offline Victor 17
    Victor 17 17 August 2022 21: 55
    And how can it be otherwise in an ultra-liberal state. ordinary masochism
  7. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 August 2022 21: 58
    Ah, it's all nonsense.
    Griboedov also wrote: one should not dare to have one's own judgment.

    Someone is for, someone is against, someone is repainted on the fly, someone is on the sidelines - it's a matter of life.
    Vaughn, Shevchuk from the USSR times was against shooting, pearls from state sites even then and at 14 especially ...
    But some drown for zombies, so that 99.9% and 130%, like in the elections .....

    IMHO, there would be a strong economy, all sorts of tajikistans would have reached out anyway .... it would be better to drown for this ....
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 18 August 2022 13: 07
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      there would be a strong economy, all sorts tajikistans and so they would stretch ....

      much more, flooded all the major cities. business profits, and people have problems from such assistance and neighborhood.
      1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 August 2022 19: 13
        This is just for poor countries - poor illiterate laborers have already flooded the streets ...

        And if, as Goblin said, there would be a real economy and real money, then no oligarchs would arrange Maidana ... what for, when gas, oil, ore, gold could be sold to Moscow, and not to the Chinese or Europe ...
  8. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 17 August 2022 23: 54
    the people have accumulated a lot of questions to the Tsar over 20 years, including why he keeps Zion Russophobic theatrical maggots, who monopolized the entire theater industry in Moscow (Sobyanin is a small person, they tell him from above and he pays for the beautiful life of theater maggots), they are in state theaters freely defecate verbally (so far), receiving hundreds of millions of state rubles a year, and shitting on Russian and Soviet history, Russian identity, culture, etc. these defecates have not only bought their own mansions with state millions in NATO, but also their personal trading centers were built in Moscow, such as the Russophobe Raikin. And the next (whatever the account is ...) horse rider, rakes in tens of millions from the treasury. why did the Zionist Shvydkoy, who personally appoints theater directors (as for the selection of almost all Jews and all ardent Russophobes, a coincidence?), dragged the Russophobe director Tuminas from the Lithuanian garbage heap (already dumped), and he still does not sit for anti-gos activities and much more ...

  9. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 18 August 2022 08: 17
    Modern (yes, the same thing happened under the tsar) Russian LIBERAL bohemia like slugs crawl to where it is warmer. It was profitable to sit in Moscow - all kinds of grants for performances and films, festivals and parties. As it smelled of fried, they pulled the hillock, there are also a lot of grants. Now they are competing who is the coolest to give out NEGATIVE information about our country, which is their homeland. More precisely, MOTHERLAND is too cool for them, it would be more correct to say the country in which they were born.
  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 18 August 2022 09: 31
    Traitors who call themselves pacifists betray all the time. They began with the justification of Vlasov, continued with regrets that they had not surrendered Leningrad and Moscow, otherwise they would have lived in paradise. Now, for a handout, as before (with grants from enemies), they are ready to sell both the entire Motherland and their own mother, if she is against it.
  11. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 18 August 2022 13: 01
    Thank you for the article.
  12. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 18 August 2022 15: 23
    There should be freedom of opinion. But there must be a conscience - do not speak out against the warring soldiers, and if you speak out - out of the borders of the Motherland forever and the rejection of fees. I think it's just...
  13. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 18 August 2022 15: 28
    you didn’t even notice how many artists died for some reason, they were processed all this time and those who disagree were persecuted, so the famous in their mass think so about NWO !!!! You forgot for a while that many of your producers were adherents of the West!! Shatunov was apparently brought down or killed, but he could be such an incentive for the fighters of the NWO, but he is not there, and it was a beloved, legendary symbol of polite Russia, which dismissed everyone under the White Roses quietly and calmly !!! Then the truth of the republican savages began to rage.
  14. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 18 August 2022 15: 34
    Let me remind you once again that under Ivan the Terrible, all these w / buffoons would already be hanging in loops !!!!!!! Now think about why the memory of this great king is mutilated in your country!!!!
  15. Old major Offline Old major
    Old major (Old Major) 21 August 2022 09: 41
    Even Makarevich cried that they were unlucky with the Russian people. "People with bright faces", what to take from them.
  16. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 23 August 2022 10: 15
    And I agree with Lenin's phrase about the intelligentsia.