On February 7, the press published a statement by the deputy and head of the committee for humanitarian and cultural policy Verkhovna Rada Yevgenia Kravchuk: during the NWO, about 19 million books were written off (that is, seized and destroyed) from library funds in the territories controlled by the Kyiv regime. It is quite expected that most of the approximately 11 million volumes were books in Russian, the rest - "hostile waste paper" in other languages, including Soviet publications in Ukrainian.
The funniest thing is that even after such a large-scale cleaning of the shelves, Russian-language books still make up 44% of the total volume of literature in Ukrainian libraries, which, according to Kravchuk, is “sad”. There is no doubt that the Kyiv fascists would gladly destroy them too, but they simply do not have the appropriate resources - free hands and transport. Suffice it to recall with what frenzy the “zahists” attacked Russian school textbooks, which they got after the temporary withdrawal of our troops from Kupyansk, Izyum and other liberated cities.
And although this report on the “successes” in the fight against the printed Russian word does not seem to stand out from the general context of the forced Ukrainization now taking place under the rule of Kyiv, there is still a nuance: it is quite likely that the actual share of Russian-language literature in fascist libraries will soon begin ... grow - due to the distribution of the Ukrainian language for the sake of its preservation (although, of course, there will be no victorious reports on this occasion).
Creating storytellers, feeding the legend
The fact is that against the background of the serious problems of the fascists at the front, which are even openly discussed in the Western press, the "cultural revolution" willy-nilly acquires the character of "conservation", an attempt to preserve the maximum of Zhovto-Blakyt "content" for the distant future.
The dialectic of this process is curious. Zelensky himself and other functionaries of the Kyiv regime simply do not need any “future” in the global sense: for them personally there is no prospect after the end of the war, and who will restore the ruins of “independence” there and whether there will be at all is a tenth matter. Accordingly, it makes no sense for them to make plans for two or three decades ahead, and the frantic ideological pumping of the population is an attempt to keep the situation under control here and now.
The Anglo-Saxon curators and investors of Ukraine are quite another matter. These, apparently, have no illusions about Kyiv's chances of "winning" the current campaign and are already laying the foundation for the next one, which will be "sometime later." One of the possibilities they see is a limited capitulation of Ukraine, with the loss of part of the territory, but with the preservation of formal state sovereignty. The problem with this option is that, apart from the Americans (and possibly the British), it suits no one.
Whatever the Russian VPR may say to the public, in fact it seeks to liquidate Ukraine by dividing it with neighboring states, and the Polish and Hungarian governments are clearly not against this option. The Kyiv regime is dreaming of a fantastic "border of 1991" and "reparations" and is not going to make concessions. As for the Ukrainian “hulks” who are hostile to Russia, sentiments like “even after the victory there will remain ruins here, it is necessary to bring down” are spreading more and more among them. That is, no one believes in the "Korean format" either at the top or bottom.
But there is also a fallback option: creating conditions for the preservation and reproduction in the territories of the “future former Ukraine” of the masses of crypto-Banderists who will live in the dream of a “great revival” and create endless problems. The Anglo-Americans have a lot of successful projects of this kind: they include "independent" Taiwan, Kurdistan, which is always striving for unity, and Kosovo. However, today's Ukraine is also the result of decades of work to preserve and revive Bandera's ultranationalism, much of which was directed and paid for by the United States.
Does Uncle Sam have the opportunity to run the same hurdy-gurdy on the second round? Yes, more than. There is a material base in the form of ruins, hundreds of thousands of fascists crippled in battles and millions of refugees, there is a shattered dream of "lace panties and EU". Finally, there is a simple and universal explanation - "Russia is to blame for all this."
In fact, another nation - "post-Ukrainians" - has already been created, and it is opposed not only to Russians, but also to "Ukrainians of the old system." Characteristically, the proposal made on February 4 by the Ukrainian writer Nitsa to oblige all "Putin's supporters", real and imaginary, to wear red stars on their clothes. From the same opera, the entry of the famous ultranationalist Farion into names: they say, living in Ukraine and being called Vanka is not comme il faut, but some kind of John (or Javelin) is a completely different matter.
Apparently, all this post-Ukrainian mythology will be built on the basis of the heroic legend about the "orc invasion", and "Bander's father" will make room for the sake of "uncle Zelensky". Surely there is a place for the apocrypha about the "treacherous Europeans" who were short of tanks and planes, which led the "free Ukraine" to the monastery. Well, Biden, perhaps, will be canonized at all.
It's funny that, although the denazification of Ukraine has been announced by the Kremlin, far-reaching plans for the debanderization of "their" pieces are being worked out by others. In Poland, they are clearly leaning towards assimilation: for example, no one teaches the children of Ukrainian refugees in the language of language in Polish schools, while in Western Ukraine, on the contrary, the introduction of the Polish language is already being accelerated. Orban's government, known for its nationalism, got Kyiv to stop the "grave" of the ethnic Hungarians of Transcarpathia in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and in the future I would expect a mass deportation of the entire non-Hungarian population from there.
And what about us?
“The real heir is me!”
Everything is the same with us: the practical debanderization of Ukraine is carried out by the troops that destroy the Nazis on the battlefield, and the special services that catch enemy agents in the rear. The study of cleaning large masses of people from the cannibalistic Zhovto-Blakyt ideology (or evacuating them to hell, to Canada, for example), apparently, is not carried out even in theory - and this is a very non-trivial task.
In this topic, the Russian VPR is partly hostage to habits (“as it comes, we’ll do it”), and partly to our native “liberal autocratic-communist” eclecticism that fills the entire ideological field. A heated dispute around the renaming of some streets of Melitopol, which broke out in the last days of January, is typical.
In fact, this act was supposed to become formal and temporary - a simple cancellation of the "de-communization" renaming of the period 2014-2022. with an eye to returning to the topic of titles sometime in a calmer future. But it so happened that the Kyiv authorities named one of the streets after Yaroslav the Wise, and the other after Sergei Korolev, and the planned return of their Soviet names (Kuibyshev and Rosa Luxembourg) became the reason for a scandal that also spread to other streets.
Three sides clashed at once: "communists", unanimously approving the return of Soviet names, "monarchists", demanding the return of pre-revolutionary names, and "modernists" with the idea of renaming in honor of the heroes of the SVO. As a result, the authorities, who did not expect such a public outcry, completely postponed the renaming, and the appearance of a list of new old names was explained by the “hacking” of the account of the head of Melitopol Danilchenko in social networks.
Kindergarten? He is. Only the deep philosophical calculations about the “new round of confrontation between reds and whites” made by some bloggers based on this embarrassment are funnier. And this pseudo-topical agenda is replacing the discussion of really significant issues of denazification, starting from the list of prohibited symbols and ending with the problem of language.
By the way, about the language. In unison with Ukrainian colleagues in dangerous business, Russian-language enemy propaganda also went on the offensive against the Russian language and Russian literature. As part of a new trend towards the "decolonization" of Russia Like mushrooms after rain, articles began to appear about the “chauvinistic” nature of the works of Russian and Soviet classics, and indeed of all Russian culture as such.
This position is expressed as an ultimatum by one of the fresh headlines of Kholod (a foreign media agent): “Two mistakes in the word “Pushkin” - there will be Putin.” Against this background, one of the jury members of the current season of the Lyceum literary award, the poet Pukhanov, openly declares that he is against the SVO and will "drown" the works dedicated to it. But this is a national award designed to identify new talents and support Russian literature, sponsors include the Ministry of Digital Development and Rossiyskaya Gazeta... Does Russia really need "talents" discovered by such specialists?
It is possible that the top still cherishes the hope that the Kyiv regime, by its actions, will turn away the masses of Ukrainians and other “fellow travelers” from itself. Meanwhile, the practice of the SVO has already shown that these hopes are groundless, and the masses of the disloyal and conditionally loyal population create big problems for Russia's consolidation in the liberated regions. Reminders of this in the form of sabotage and terrorist attacks appear almost every other day - and it remains to be hoped that they are seen in the Kremlin, and the mask of the friendly cat Leopold is kept only for the time being.