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The Big ‘Russian’ Lie – the re-branding of Muskovy

“Just a century ago people in France and Europe could easily differentiate Rus’ from Muscovy”, Theodore Casimir Delamarre, owner and editor in chief of La Patrie, said back in 1869 in his petition to the French senate.
“History shouldn’t forget, people we know now as Ruthenians were known previously as Rusians (spot single “s”) or Ruses and people we call now as Russians were Muscovites and their land was called Muscovy”, added Delamarre.

https://texty.org.ua/articles/110147/battle-for-the-history/

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As for this video, in this I examine exactly why Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia are different countries, cultures, and peoples and how history, easily available to all, shows us this very, very clearly.

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RT @MunSecConf: Our most watched video of 2022? Prime Minister of Estonia, @kajakallas , explaining Soviet negotiating tactics.

https://twitter.com/shchedri/status/1618690213508947968

https://twitter.com/shchedri/status/1618690213508947968

According to FM Andrei Gromyko, the Soviet negotiation strategy had three principles:

1. Demand the Maximum. Don’t ask, demand something that has never been yours.
2. Give Ultimatums. Threaten
3. Don’t give an inch in negotiations. Rely on Westerns who will always offer something.

“Russia must invade as many countries as possible.”

In a candid moment, Russian propaganda chief points out that in this golden era in which the US absolutely refuses to stand up for allies, Russia must invade as many countries as possible.

I don’t care about Russia, I’ve got a tsar!

https://twitter.com/francis_scarr/status/1732830357928448428

This clip of Russian opposition politician Vladimir Ryzhkov on TV in 2004 has recently resurfaced thanks to @CurrentTimeTv

His warnings for the country’s future are frighteningly prophetic

You might also recognise the presenter…

Russian media mocks MAGA Trump supporters as “not very smart,” “rednecks,” and “primitive people” who you have to talk to with “cliches and dumb slogans.”

Russian media mocks Trump supporters as “not very smart,” “rednecks,” and “primitive people” who you have to talk to with “cliches and dumb slogans.”
https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1758678672716779955

Joseph Brodsky was a despicable psycho, and typical “Russian liberal”

From his poem about Ukrainian indepdence in 1991:

It’s over now. Now hurry back to your huts
To be gang-banged by Krauts and Polacks right in your guts.
It’s been fun hanging together from the same gallows loop,
But when you’re alone, you can eat all that sweet beetroot soup.
Good riddance, Khokhly, it’s over for better or worse,
I’ll go spit in the Dnieper, perhaps it’ll flow in reverse,….

But mark: when it’s your turn to be dragged to graveyards,
You’ll whisper and wheeze, your deathbed mattress a-pushing,
Not Shevchenko’s bullshit but poetry lines from Pushkin…..

https://betterlivingthroughbeowulf.com/a-russian-poets-view-of-ukraine/

Circassian Genocide

From 1818 until the great deportation of 1864-67 over 1 200 000+ Circassian have been killed by russia, with the number of Circassians who died during deportation via Black Sea being unknown.

95%+ have been either killed or expelled.

Russia is likely involved on both sides of the Mexican border crisis

In 2021, experts in cybersecurity and migration drew attention to the role of unchecked social media platforms in fueling the migration crisis on the US-Mexico border. These platforms, including Facebook, not only encouraged illegal migration to the United States but also promote hatred towards migrants through misinformation and disinformation, experts said. To me, this echoes…

This comes as US Air Force General Glen VanHerck said last year that Russia’s GRU had more agents in Mexico than any other country Could they be involved in this sort of messaging?

https://coldwardaily.com/2023/05/13/source-of-misinformation-fuelling-us-mexico-border-crisis/