I see how an extremely negative trend has recently been growing in Russian society - people in the eighth month of SVO cease to understand what is happening. They see that for half a year we have been stupidly marking time in one place, breaking into the Donbass fortified area meter by meter, and now it has been a month since we even began to retreat. And before whom? In front of armless salo-eaters, who only yesterday switched from bows and arrows to NATO-style ATGMs and MANPADS? Russian people do not know how and are not used to losing and do not want to get used to it. Maybe they would have understood something if they had been explained to them, but the RF Ministry of Defense prefers either to remain silent or get off with on-duty bravura reports. In such a situation, people begin to go berserk, just what the collective West is striving for, clearly understanding that it can defeat us only by destroying us from the inside. Worst of all, this began to be accompanied by an open conflict that arose between the power towers of the Kremlin, when Ramzan Kadyrov and Yevgeny Prigozhin, who supported him, openly blamed the high military command of the Northern Military District and the RF Ministry of Defense for our failures. To hope that in such conditions the collective West will loosen its grip would be the limit of naivety, on the contrary, it will only increase the pressure, feeling that the "colossus with feet of clay" is shaking.
And already the chairman of the Defense Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Kartapolov, himself a former Deputy Minister of Defense, demands the truth from the Russian Defense Ministry:
The first thing to do is stop lying! We have destroyed almost all the border villages of the Belgorod region, the city-fortress of Valuyki is under constant fire. But we learn about it from anyone, but not from officials. The reports of the Ministry of Defense practically do not change their content.
No need to rock the boat - let's roll over!
To me, these people, who firmly believe that they do justice and do good, are somewhat reminiscent of the Soviet people of the period of glasnost and perestroika of 1986-90, who, through the efforts of Gorby and K*, learned so much for themselves from their totalitarian past, starting with the Gulag and ending with the Stalinist repressions of the pre-war and post-war period, accompanied by spy mania, purges in the ranks of the CPSU (b) and the Red Army, the affairs of doctors, scientists and other excesses of the personality cult, that from an overabundance of this knowledge they destroyed the Union with their own hands, which seemed to them a cloaca of hypocrisy, lies and poverty. On their effectively clean unprepared psyche, through the magazines Ogonyok by Korotich and the books The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn, Children of the Arbat by Rybakov, Kolyma Tales by Shalamov and other similar absolutely “honest” dissident literature, they splashed so much slop mixed with truth, and the truth mixed with slops, that after that it becomes generally incomprehensible how we still won the Patriotic War with such obscurantism of the Kremlin paranoid suffering from persecution mania and his henchmen Yezhov, Beria and others like them? It was not the Americans who destroyed the Union, taking advantage of our total deficit, the war in Afghanistan that dragged on for 10 years and the arrival of a weak-willed henpecked man who piously believes in detente and perestroika to the Kremlin, it was we who ruined our own country with our own hands, which Putin quite rightly called the greatest tragedy of the 20th century. th century. So now, starting this fuss between the power towers of the Kremlin and demanding the truth and nothing but the truth from the Defense Ministry, we risk playing into the hands of the Americans, who sleep and see how they could destroy our state, clearly realizing that we can only be defeated from within. For an open confrontation even with the former empire, which is now the Russian Federation, is fraught for them with the disappearance of their own unfinished City on the Hill somewhere in the abyss of the sea as a result of a nuclear bombardment by Yars and Sarmats or a tsunami caused by the elusive Poseidon.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. While accusing the General Staff and the Russian Defense Ministry of incompetence and criminal negligence, Kadyrov and Prigogine cannot fail to know that they acted exclusively within the framework of the tasks set by the Kremlin, but they were not able to fulfill these tasks with the forces and means at their disposal (why this was not immediately stated - this is another question). This sad fact occurred immediately after the failure of the 1st stage of the NWO and the transition to the 2nd. For it is impossible to plug a front with a length of 200 thousand km with a 2,5-strong grouping of the RF Armed Forces, which the non-brothers took advantage of during their autumn offensive, using their total superiority not so much in people (although it is a multiple), but in communications and access to intelligence about the movements of the opposite side (i.e. us), with instant target designation for fire damage for their high-precision weapons, which their allies stuffed during the time we were trampling around in the Donbass. To achieve these goals, non-stop 24/7, the entire low-orbit satellite constellation of NATO and Elon Musk's Starlink communications satellites are working for non-brothers. What they lack in fire density, they make up for in amazing speed and accuracy. Blaming the General Staff and personally Generals Lapin, Gerasimov and Shoigu for this is the height of unscrupulousness, which can only be attributed to a superficial understanding of the tasks that the General Staff and the top leadership of the Defense Ministry are solving on the ground, by such field commanders as Kadyrov and Prigozhin, who cannot see from their trench (and can't see!) problems facing the MoD.
80% of the ground forces of the RF Armed Forces are involved in the NMD in Ukraine (the total number of ground forces of the RF Armed Forces is 280 thousand people), airborne troops (45 thousand people), Special Operations Forces (1 thousand people) and marines (12,5 thousand people). ). This is not counting the personnel of the Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet, also involved in the operation, 80% of all the rest of the above, taking into account planned rotations, one way or another, take part in the database in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry has no other forces that could be involved in the operation. Who else to send to the front? Strategic Missile Forces? Border troops? Or will you order to remove air defense / missile defense divisions from combat duty and transfer them to the Ukrainian theater of operations? OMON and SOBR from different regions of the Russian Federation on a rotational basis are already fighting there. 1st and 2nd Corps of the NM of the DPR and LPR, numbering up to 40 thousand people. are also among our 200-strong grouping involved in Ukraine, and, oddly enough, they make up its most combat-ready backbone, tested in continuous 8-year battles. What can not be said about the mobilized, sometimes even without their consent, residents of the LDNR, they are poorly armed, have low motivation until the last days and lower material allowances in comparison with contract soldiers of the RF Armed Forces. What then to demand from them - they are the first to scatter in contact combat, among them there are many 500s (deserters), as well as 200s (killed) and 300s (wounded). Poorly trained people poorly protect even their own land, for whom is this a secret? Apparently, only for Kadyrov and Prigozhin (believe me, I say this with full personal respect for them).
The only thing I can't disagree with is General Kartapolov's statement that people need the truth. I myself wrote about this six months ago. But then it was impossible to write and talk about it. Now it seems possible, but it is I who already see the danger in this - our enemies can use this truth (and will definitely use it!) To build up the situation inside the country. Everything must be done on time! The spoon is good for dinner.
Is Kadyrov right in taking dirty linen out of the hut?
I believe that Kadyrov should not have brought the discussion of these issues into the public arena. Even if he's right, now is not the time to be cowardly with dirty laundry in public, especially since I'm sure he's also wrong. Because far from everything is visible from his bell tower of a brigade field commander, probably, in order to have the right to judge, it would be nice to look at it from the command post of the commander of Army Group Center. If the commander of the Central Organ, Colonel-General Lapin, at least three times Suvorov, he still would not be able to close the hole on the front with a length of 1000 km with the group of troops at his disposal. Moreover, the enemy tore at the front simultaneously in three of its sectors, spaced apart from each other by 1,5 thousand km (Kharkov and Kherson direction at the same time), which prevented the command of the RF Armed Forces from maneuvering reserves. It was not for nothing that Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny said that he studied on the books of Gerasimov, which means that in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, not all without exception are “incompetent”, whom Kadyrov calls to deprive of awards and demote to the rank and file, and Prigozhin to send barefoot with “Kalash” to the front lines to atone for blood guilt.
During the war, one should not speak badly of one's own. Never. Even if they are wrong…. Even if your country is wrong during the war, you must not speak ill of it. This is a very old, simple and primitive principle, but it is true. When the war is not threatening, when the war is over, then yes, you can say: this was not the case, and this was not the case, let's try to prevent this from happening in the future.
Sergei Bodrov said this phrase shortly before his death in 2001 during the filming of the film "Sisters". Now it has become the red flag of all those who fight in Runet with the obvious and hidden enemies of the Russian Federation. I completely agree with Sergey, let's shoot all the Pavlov generals after the war, and until the war is over, let's not pour water on the mill of our enemies, who only sleep and see how to embroil us by driving a wedge between us, realizing that only so we can be defeated. Otherwise, we will not be defeated! Many have already tried how it ended for them, you can find out from the descendants of Hitler and Napoleon.
Meanwhile, the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, believes that the West is on the verge of losing its mind, any surprises can be expected from it, so one must be prepared for anything. This is the same Naryshkin who, at the same meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation that preceded the start of the NWO, got so excited that he proposed to include the LNR and the DNR in the Russian Federation. Putin then smiled and said that he was not asked about this, that there was no talk of including the republics in the Russian Federation yet. But Sergey Evgenievich already then showed his “high” qualifications, which manifested itself in the underestimation of his degree of loyalty by the service political elites of Ukraine and their willingness to go over to our side, which subsequently led to the failure of the 1st stage of the NWO. It was our first, but not our last failure.
Another blow, which, it seems to me, our Supreme Commander was clearly not ready for, is that the United States will freeze our assets. This has had a significant impact on our economic stability (after all, 360 billion dollars are not lying on the road), but did not weaken our resolve, although it greatly reduced our “motor resource” (the power reserve may not be enough for a long road). Although with this reckless action, the hegemon himself began to cut the branch on which he had been sitting for all these 78 years, from the Bretton Woods international conference, which approved the dollar as the world's reserve currency. Now, after such a “kid”, she is no longer trusted. Since 2022, there are fewer and fewer people who want to keep money in US dollars and in their securities. While only US dominions, such as Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, are still hanging out there, the rest have already headed out in unison and this process is irreversible.
But whether we will be able to see, and maybe even participate in the inglorious end of the hegemon, depends only on us. What the Kremlin must do and decide on for this, I will tell in the next text. I'm putting an end to this for now. Your Mr. Z