Denial, anger, bargaining (the world is here), depression, acceptance. Bidding around Ukraine, but in fact about the reorganization of the world, really began this week. NATO head Stoltenberg spoke about territorial concessions, Macron about Russia’s place in the world order, and Arestovich about a joint Russian-Ukrainian army that will tear Europe like a heating pad. And Russia, through the mouth of Putin and especially Medvedev, says that bargaining is inappropriate here.
Our country this week celebrated not only the Day of Russia, but also the Day of the Russian Language – the birthday of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. Our sworn partners could not pass by the holiday.
The US Embassy in Moscow in its social network decided to congratulate us on the poet’s birthday: “We are sure that you already know Pushkin’s biography, he, no matter how the sun of Russian poetry, is a talented and famous poet.” Then a few more words about how Pushkin is honored in America, then the word “in general” – well, they wrote it as best they could, and in the end: “Happy birthday, Ivan Sergeevich!”
Now, if you want to understand why our liberal “intelligentsia” considers Russians to be bio-garbage, look at its teachers. For them, we are all Papuans, Russian Vankas with cabbage soup in their beards. Vanka, by the way, adopted the Western experience of trolling, and the US Embassy in Moscow will have to get used to the new address – the square of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Speaking of America. Americans are angry that they have Putin dispersed inflation and raised the price of gasoline. And when a person is angry, he does illogical things.
To take revenge on Putin, they decided to annoy Roman Abramovich. After all, we have a very rich country, every honest person can earn money for a plane with absolutely honest work. Abramovich earned two. One is a hefty Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the other is a smaller Gulfstream business jet.
And now an American court has issued an arrest warrant for two of Abramovich’s aircraft. Damn Biden reached out. In the case of our oligarchs, an amazing story is happening – what our comrade major did not have time to do with them is being done by the world gendarme.
Although our comrade major did not doze off during the week either – while trying to fly out of the country, Oleg Mitvol was detained and arrested on suspicion of embezzling 900 million rubles allocated for the subway in Krasnoyarsk. The same one that closed the gay club in Moscow, the Nashi headquarters, the Anti-Soviet barbecue house and, together with the riot police, stormed the cottage village illegally built by the elite in the Moscow region. Directly not the fate of an official of the 90s, but a classic of the genre. Deputy Khinshtein claims that Mitvol “admits his guilt and intends to expose other people involved in the commission of crimes.”
But another official, Natalia Poklonskaya, has a far from classical fate. They can’t attach her anywhere – either a deputy, or an ambassador to Cape Verde, or a deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo. Now they’ve been fired from here. But Poklonskaya is okay, she treats this normally – she says Putin knows better. Although this story looks no longer even comical, but somewhat sad. A sort of suitcase without a handle is hard to carry (Poklonskaya is a peculiar and not very manageable person), and it’s a pity to throw it away (albeit faded, but still a symbol of the Crimean spring). I even wonder a little where she is now and for how long.
Because the deputies remembered. Have you forgotten how we laughed together at the law allowing citizens to collect deadwood? Here, they say, bastard Russia, the 21st century in the yard. And now it turned out that our deputies are visionaries, they adopted progressive laws when it was not yet mainstream. Last week, Poland launched the Khrust+ state program – permission to collect firewood (crunch in Polish) for money as compensation for the rise in the price of coal and gas. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki explained: “We want every Polish family not to be afraid of the cold, to be sure that when winter comes, brushwood will sparkle in every stove. Therefore, we are launching the Khrust+ program as a response to the vital needs of Polish families.” They do not wait, in other words, but prepare for a new life.
And Europe as a whole is also getting ready. And slowly begins to bargain: what if it turns out to soften the conditions? NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg admitted the possibility of territorial concessions to Ukraine. He said that peace in the country is possible, the only question is what it will cost Kyiv, and that is why the alliance is helping Ukraine – so that it pays the lowest price.
Macron calls “not to humiliate Russia”, “because we should be able to build a road to the exit through diplomatic means.” In general, Western leaders, one after another, begin to state with regret that the victory of Ukraine is extremely doubtful.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine accused Europe that “either does not quite understand what is happening, or understands, but is tired and resigned to the death of Ukrainians.” And Arestovich gave out something incredible at first glance. Like, you (the West) are not helping us, and then Russia will win and the 500,000-strong Ukrainian army will join the 1.5-million-strong Russian one (let’s leave the accuracy of the numbers on its conscience). And then the European “amusing troops” will not be able to oppose them. But this is incredible only at first glance. But in reality – Europe’s correctly noticed fear of the unification of the Russian people and Russian lands.
And unification is inevitable. Vladimir Vladimirovich, it seems, does not intend to bargain on this issue. He spoke out on this issue last week, closed Torgsin, you can say: “Here, Peter the Great waged the Northern War for 21 years. It would seem that there, he fought with Sweden, he rejected something … He didn’t reject anything: he returned and strengthened. It also fell to our lot to return and strengthen. And one more thing: “A country can be either sovereign or a colony, there is no intermediate state. If a country is not able to make sovereign decisions, then it is a colony, there is no chance to survive in a tough geopolitical war.”
Putin says what Russia will do. Lavrov explains how Russia will do this and what options are available for partners. Shoigu – does. And over the gray plain of the sea, our Medvedev flies menacingly, like a black lightning. He explains what will happen if you do not hear Putin, do not negotiate with Lavrov and ignore Shoigu. Explains intelligibly: “I am often asked why my Telegram posts are so harsh. The answer is I hate them. They are bastards and geeks. They want death for us, Russia. And as long as I’m alive, I will do everything to make them disappear.” Who are they? Medvedev did not elaborate. But we have long understood.
They have just begun to understand. Therefore, we have reached the stage of bargaining. When they realize that bargaining is just an illusion in their heads (for the sake of interest, look at the stages of accepting what these stages were originally), depression will begin.