Russia for Reds, Whites and Blues: Searching for a National Idea in the New Reality

This year, for the first time, Russia is celebrating the Day of National Unity in a situation where, without this very unity, there really is nowhere. The words from the revolutionary song about the whirlwinds of hostile, dark forces, the fatal battle and the unknown destinies waiting for us are as relevant as they have not been for the last seventy years - is this not a reason to clench your elbows and “clench your teeth into a fist”?

However, this Day remains for the majority an obscure official holiday and “just a day off”, there is no solemn enthusiasm: “on the ground” the country does exactly what it celebrates, and does not celebrate on November 4th. To be honest, the fashionable youth Halloween brought from abroad is much more popular, and not only among the youth themselves, but also in the age group of 30-50 years. Despite the fact that in the West Russia is methodically “cancelled”, not only at the official level, but also “from below”, in Russia itself there is no “mirroring” of this trend.

This, like, for example, a rather massive negative reaction to the proposal of journalist Krasovsky to “burn and drown” Ukrainian children, is a clear sign that “we are not them.” It is, but the question immediately arises: who, in fact, are we, how do we identify ourselves and what prospect do we see for ourselves?

The question is far from being idle, especially in the part that concerns the future. The world has set in motion, the former status quo with the "golden billion" and all the rest has not yet been destroyed, but is already falling, picking up speed. It is obvious that the coming decades will be a time of large (at least in terms of scale, and perhaps in intensity too) military conflicts, everyday decline against the backdrop of technological breakthroughs. And the chances of maintaining sanity - both individual and collective - in an era of great change are much higher if you clearly understand who you are and what you are.

It is obvious that in Russia, even "mainland", and even more so in the recently liberated territories, the course and outcome of the NWO will have the greatest influence on the formation of a new consciousness. So far, it cannot be said that some kind of centralized and directed ideological work is taking place, however, the “natural course of things” (or, if you like, chaos) does not sleep, and conducts this “work” with its own forces and methods.

Left, right, forward, turn

The long-term breaking of copies around November 4, to some extent, is the pivot around which all philosophical and ideological thought in modern Russia revolves.

It is no secret that the notorious National Unity Day was chosen, although not from scratch, but still as an "alternative" to the October Revolution Day, and the current Marxists, or Sovietists - in general, those who more or less consistently (or even "professionally ”) is nostalgic for the USSR - this fact is very annoying. True, when it comes to arguments, they boil down either to a statement of the fact itself (“the authorities want to obscure the memory of the greatest event of the 1612th century!”), or to purely chronological claims (“in fact, the Poles were expelled from the Kremlin not the fourth, but such and such November"). Almost no one tries to deny the importance of the victory of the people's militia in XNUMX for the entire future of Russia as a sovereign state, because this is both impossible and not particularly necessary - the days are too distant.

On the other hand, the Russian VPR, although it promoted the line of "creeping decommunization", could never afford to completely curse and reject the Soviet legacy, and even less so now and in the foreseeable future. The point is not even that the fighting for the interests of the Russian Federation is being carried out by a completely material Soviet legacy in the form of stockpiles of military equipment and industry created under the communists. It’s just that objective vigorous fascism, which we are now opposing in Ukraine, has nothing to oppose ideologically, except for the red banner “removed from conservation” - in principle, there is nothing, no “Russia that we lost” crispy French bun will do.

But we should not forget that at one time Stalin did not harbor excessive internationalist illusions. Back in the 1930s. in Soviet ideology and propaganda, motives appeared to oppose not just “imperialism”, but “imperialism of two dozen languages”, directed precisely against Russia, whether it was tsarist or Soviet. "Get up, Russian people" - just from there.

What does it mean? At least the fact that continuity and eclecticism is not always tantamount to parasitism on any ideas of the past, and in our realities they are, perhaps, even natural. I have already cited this example more than once: in the NVO zone, from the very beginning, the Russian and tsarist tricolors, and the scarlet Banner of Victory, coexisted perfectly in one column; predominantly red identification armbands of the soldiers of the then independent People's Republics, and predominantly white - of the soldiers of the Russian army (by the way, have you thought about the meaning of just such a color coding?) Shoulder to shoulder fighting for the future of our country "non-party", Marxists, monarchists, national Bolsheviks, liberals (yes, there are examples of former supporters of the extremist Navalny who have seen the light), Muslims, Orthodox, atheists, and so on, on, on.

This shows that those encountered in the speeches of Russian politicians and officials, the words that our country is now a stronghold of true freethinking is not an empty phrase. In any case, we can talk about much greater freedom than in the West and, especially, in fascist Ukraine, with their forced unification of public consciousness (“if you don’t zigue, then you are against democracy”).

However, Russian “democratism” is largely the result of many years of neglect by the VPR of agitation and propaganda. This had its advantages, but with the advent of the “special war” time, obvious disadvantages also came to light, first of all, the need for the authorities to reckon with the popularity or unpopularity of strategic decisions among the population. In particular, it was precisely because of this that partial mobilization began when it began, and not in May-June.

Harsh multinationalism

But modern problems require solutions - not only modern, but often unpopular a priori. Objective realities force the Russian VPR to make such decisions, which means that they will need to be somehow substantiated in propaganda. However, even a significant part of society, which has despised the peaceful rhetoric about “goodwill gestures”, has a request for a tougher ideological position of the state, adequate to the challenges facing the country.

And although there is no such “general line of the party” in Russia yet, there are people who will be able to draw it in the near future at the top of the state Olympus. In essence, they already designate it, but so far in the form of "personal opinions" - and here, of course, we are talking about Medvedev, Kadyrov, Prigozhin (yes, and their speechwriters, not without it). In a modern broadcast format, in simple and often biting language, they set out their vision of the future, in which Russia firmly defends its uniqueness (not to be confused with exclusivity) in front of the muzzles of ugly opponents - precisely muzzles, not faces.

Very characteristic in this regard is Medvedev's publication dedicated to the Day of National Unity, which curiously combines the vocabulary of a political instructor and a preacher, and the enemies of Russia are called "degenerates", "barking dogs" and "grunting pigs" - and you can't even say that the deputy chairman of the Security Council is in what - overdid it. Similar in spirit and letter “carts” are regularly issued by the head of Chechnya, while the “conductor” of PMC “Wagner” usually speaks less pathetically, in the “landsknecht” spirit.

Does this rhetoric correspond to the realities of a hostile world? Yes, although I am sure that many front-line soldiers and residents of the liberated territories, who daily experience the fire of fascist artillery, will find it even soft. It's funny, by the way, that it quite closely echoes the early Soviet motifs such as "we don't want an inch of foreign land, but our armored train is standing on a siding."

It is unlikely that the narrative about “severe multinationalism” will be directly implanted - and this is not necessary, given that it already has a solid audience of all ages “from below”, and guides in the person of military correspondents, patriotic journalists and bloggers, to whom in In the future, veterans who have returned home will also join. All together they will set the vector, the leitmotif, around which the Russian public discourse of the foreseeable future will be built.

What's really interesting is whether deeds will keep up with words. The same Medvedev is actively (and not without reason) criticized for excessively loud statements, behind which in reality there were often “gestures of good will”. Recently, however, there has been an objective improvement in approaches to the implementation of the NWO, both to domestic and foreign policy - so there are reasons for cautious optimism.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 4 November 2022 12: 52
    for the majority, an obscure official holiday and “just a weekend”,

    Comrades! Please go pee. The weather is screaming: "Pour and drink!"
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 4 November 2022 14: 49
    I think that this Holiday is not only the first significant date that has turned up next to November 7, but a certain anti-Western message. Western Christianity was expelled from the country that day. We can say that the idea of ​​this Holiday is Eurasianism, from which Russia turned away for a long time
    1. Offline 4 November 2022 18: 07
      ...... lately, however, there has been an objective improvement in approaches to the implementation of the NWO, both to domestic and foreign policy - so there are reasons for cautious optimism .....

      optimism disappears against the background of all sorts of goodwill gestures that provoke the enemy to new and brazen provocations, multiplying losses in manpower and equipment ....
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 4 November 2022 18: 45
    In a class society, the ideology of the ruling class always dominates, and therefore there can be no unity between the exploiters and the exploited, the beggars and the oligarchs.
    In a multinational state formation, unity can only be based on class solidarity and the dictatorship of the proletariat, which constitutes the absolute majority of the population of any state formation in the world.
    According to the British charitable organization Oxfam, 1% of the richest people on Earth own more wealth than the rest of the planet's population, and for 1% to keep 99% of the world's population in submission, it is impossible to do without an ideology aimed at inciting ethnic hatred.
    Private property gives rise to envy and enmity between people and wars between state formations. Spreading nationalist ideology among the population under various sauces, it sows religious and ethnic hatred between nations and peoples - the principle of divide and rule.
    I.V. Stalin defended the constitutional right of the union republics-states to freely secede from the USSR, and the constitution of the Russian Federation for 22 years deprives the union administrative regions of this right.
    1. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
      Dart2027 4 November 2022 20: 09
      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      I.V. Stalin defended the constitutional right of the union republics-states to freely secede from the USSR

      This ... with the republics and the right to exit was lobbied by Lenin, and Stalin was a supporter of the exact opposite, but could not cope with Ilyich.
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 4 November 2022 20: 37
        The USSR is a voluntary union of equal union republics. To exclude from the constitution an article on the right to freely secede from the USSR means to violate the voluntary nature of this union. Can we take this step? I think that we cannot and should not take this step.

        I.V. Stalin
        1. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
          Dart2027 4 November 2022 22: 17
          Quote: Jacques Sekavar
          To exclude from the constitution an article on the right to freely secede from the USSR means

          What year is this? 1936. By that time, the system already existed, and no matter what they said about him, Stalin could not do what he wanted.

      2. guest Offline guest
        guest 4 November 2022 23: 13
        Quote: Dart2027
        This one... with the republics and the right to exit

        Yes, the main problem is not even the right to exit, but the definition of what this exit should be, including borders. If you already go out, then only within the same borders as you enter, otherwise some republics have taken decently someone else's territory with them.
    2. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 5 November 2022 07: 02
      are you a separatist-internationalist? offer

      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      the constitution of the Russian Federation for 22 years deprives the union administrative regions of this right

      give everyone a chance to leave? it was already in the 90s, and we remember the "customs" on the borders of the republics fool
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 November 2022 23: 09
    What to remember is an incomprehensible holiday, introduced simultaneously with the abolition of November 7th.
    As the government is perceived by the power of changelings, so the day of November 4 is a mockery
    1. Offline 5 November 2022 14: 43
      in vain they did not remember the holiday before the flood period
  5. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 5 November 2022 03: 12
    Everything is very true. Post-Soviet Russia has no state ideology. It seemed right in the 1990s, but it's not. The USA has its own ideology, God bless America. In Russia, it should be like "We are Russia, the world is behind us!". This may at first seem too simplistic, but in fact the peoples of Russia and the world will accept this sooner or later.
  6. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 5 November 2022 12: 02
    Russia for Reds, Whites and Blues: Searching for a National Idea in the New Reality

    Russia is a multinational country, and if it wants to remain whole, the idea must be multinational. I know only one such - the device of a just society for all. Whites and blues, as well as nationalists and fascists of all stripes, will have to succumb to the justice of socialism, or there will be no Russia.
    For this reason, the idea of ​​the "Russian world" is an attempt to set as an end the means to achieve it - the core of the nation. The core cannot and should not be ALL. It must harmonize with everything else and bring common benefit. It is this harmony that should be the goal of a multinational just state. She is his strength and support. To do this, the "core" must constantly work for the common good. Only this daily work of his in the ruling party ensured the strength of the USSR for many years, until it was abandoned
  7. obar64 Offline obar64
    obar64 (Oleg Barchev) 5 November 2022 12: 08
    I believe that the day of November 4 was chosen in terms of significance in the history of the Russian state - correctly and deservedly. In 1612, all state power was already lying and trampled into the mud, fighting for influence by high-ranking boyars and nobles, and only the mass disinterested involvement of ordinary people allowed former rivals to unite against an external enemy.
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  9. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 5 November 2022 15: 29
    So there are reasons for cautious optimism.

    Yes, somehow not really: there are no cardinal shifts towards sustainable systemic development (especially based on the idea of ​​social justice). The state in its essence remains anti-Soviet and conditionally bourgeois-democratic, using attractive simulacra...
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  11. sacha1960 Offline sacha1960
    sacha1960 (Sasha Anton) 5 November 2022 17: 39
    At the basis of mutual respect and synergy between the ideas and achievements of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, Peter and Catherine are great patriotic benefactors, along with Stalin and Brezhnev, are also great patriotic benefactors.

    But for this, United Russia must allow alternation in power with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and with serious leaders like Pavel Grudinin, otherwise it won’t work, maybe neighbors like Kazakhstan and others will be lost, maybe then there will also be a risk of Navalny-Maidan, that is, the risk of separation, decline and complete neo-colonization of Russia.

    * It is a complete fraud to always defend and have as an opponent the harmless and useless Gennady Zyuganov.
  12. Materialist Offline Materialist
    Materialist (Michael) 5 November 2022 19: 13
    today there is a unity of the people only with those who are in the trenches. there is also a unity of "negotiators" and "gesticulators" with "tourists" in Georgia, Kazakhstan ..
    We are already familiar with Medvedev and we cannot expect anything new from him. well, maybe updated the rhetoric
  13. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 6 November 2022 06: 40
    ideology is based on the dominants of consciousness, axioms that eat faith, without faith nothing will work ..... sotveveno if we want to unite the people, then only around religious values ​​that are common for Christians, Muslims and Jews and accepted by Buddhists, atheists and Confucianism, that is, on the commandments Moses (first law) and Deuteronomy ch 38, This is what the entire information system, school and media should continuously disseminate. Patriotism, family values, industriousness, are complementary to the listed moral standards, then the state will be strong and withstand all storms. at the same time, you can use information tools and occasions both from the Stalinist past and from the history of all Great Russia. We are Russian God is with us!
  14. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 9 November 2022 21: 04
    Russia for red, white and blue:

    Russia for the Rotenbergs, Timchenko, Yurchenko and other "Chubais".
    National idea - "do not steal a little, steal a lot, so that there is something to share"