Who would have thought the Russian President would try and restore the glory and greatness of Russia!
CIA Chief Mike Pompeo just blew our minds with that revelation, proving to us that Vladimir Putin has been working for the Russians all along! That kind of deep analysis…that level of deductive reasoning…the grasp of common sense…it astonishes us all. I suppose that’s why they’re called the Central Intelligence Agency, it takes the most intelligent among us to discern that the Russian president could be up to something so surprising like restoring the glory of Russia.
“Our assessment of Vladimir Putin’s intentions has not changed. He continues to believe that the greatest misfortune of the 20th century was the fall of the Soviet Union. He intends to return the former USSR to greatness and glory. This is what he thinks about every day, that his re-election.”
And here we thought Putin was trying to help make America great again. Well…I suppose the CIA just foiled the propaganda charade – now the whole world will know the Russian President is working for Russia. Who could have predicted that Putin would not only be colluding with Russia, but that he would even think about restoring her greatness and…*gasp*…her glory!
Ok, in all seriousness, Putin has indeed said the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical disaster of the 21st century – and there is nothing wrong with that. He clarifies what he truly meant by that in this video:
There explains brilliantly in his own words what he truly meant, and his answer may surprise you. Before you criticize him for that, if you would even do that, you should hear him speak. It has nothing to do with Soviet-Communist nostalgia and everything to do with a humanitarian disaster which is still felt in our times, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Ukrainian-Russians in Donbass.
Not only did the collapse of the Soviet Union displace millions of people; overnight a multitude of people more than the population of some nations awoke to find themselves in a foreign country. Long before the Soviet Union existed, the Russian Empire ruled a vast territory from Finland to as far as the Afgan border. This land was hard bought with Russian blood, it has nothing to do with communism. In 19th century Uzbekistan for example, at the siege of Tashkent, it was a Russian Priest who was the first to vault the walls of the fortress, cross in hand, leading Russian troops to capture the Muslim citadel.
According to the Primary Chronicle of Saint Nestor, Russia began as a state called Rus’ whose first princes ruled from the city of Kiev, the modern capital of Ukraine. Kievan Rus’ existed on a common territory between Modern Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, and excluded lands which they now rule today. In the words of a Ukrainian Saint Lawrence of Chernigov (1950+), believed to be prophetic by Russian Orthodox Christians, the conflict in Ukraine, and the name itself was created by foreign powers in order to weaken the Russian peoples, and make them forget they are Russian.
Much of what Saint Lawrence prophecied has happened today, in the tragedies and ruins after the fall of the Soviet Union. Specifically, he said regarding the fall of the Soviet Union:
“When a little freedom appears, when the churches and monasteries are being opened and restored, then all false teaching will come out, and the demons … will fiercely take up arms against the Orthodox Russian Church. A godless authority will support these heretics, and therefore they will take churches away from the Orthodox and slaughter the faithful. The whole world will be amazed at his lawlessness and will be frightened. But all these slanders of the evil one and false teachings will disappear in Russia [Ukraine], and there will be One Orthodox Russian Church.”
His words perfectly describe the situation in Ukraine today even as he spoke them in the last century long before anyone pictured the Soviet Union falling anytime soon.
It is tragedies like the one in Ukraine, a result of the Soviet Union’s collapse, that created ruinous events for Christians as well as Communists. It divided the lands of Holy Rus’ as much as it ended the Soviet Empire, mostly because the Soviet Union was simply built atop the ancient Russian Empire.
Make no mistake, the Bolsheviks brutally persecuted the Church, but ideally, the violent atheism could have been internally removed by the Russian people, without the state itself collapsing, and with it causing millions of people to live destitute and broken. If only the Soviet people themselves made the reforms away from Godlessness, but stayed united, just as they were long before communism in the Russian Empire.
It could have saved all of Russia and the near abroad from becoming victim to the brutal capitalist Neo-Liberal raping and vandalism that occurred in the 1990’s, that was just as unscrupulous, Godless, and Russophobic as the Bolshevik terror prior.
It is this catastrophe, this prostitution to the west of the Russian nation which Putin laments, not communism. That period of Russian history was perhaps among the worst, together with the Tatar Yoke, the Time of Troubles, and the Bolshevik Revolution. That era is perfectly described by the painting of Glazunov: The Marketplace of Our Democracy:
And yes, the Russian President wants to restore the greatness and glory of Russia along the way…is that really so bad, or moreover, so surprising? Just don’t imply he is trying to revive communism – he’s not. He is trying to restore something much more ancient – Eternal Russia.