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May 16, 2021
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Ukraine dreams of “returning” Kuban

Ukraine dreams of

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The Kuban should belong to Ukraine, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada said on the air of Channel 4 Alexey Goncharenko… The same former first deputy chairman of the Odessa Regional Council, who was once a member of the Party of Regions, but then switched to the camp of the most active supporters of the Maidan, and during the tragic events of May 2, 2014 in Odessa, he loudly boasted on TV Savik Shuster: “We have demolished the separatist camp!”

In general, the Square of the Square, Svidomo of the Svidome. The enemy of Russia is obvious, vicious, impudent and arrogant.

Now Goncherenko expressed his indignation at the fact that in Russia they call Kharkov and Odessa Russian cities, and offered to remind Moscow that even a hundred years ago in the Kuban they allegedly spoke MOV. At the same time, Goncharenko called the region “Ukrainian ethnic lands” cut off from Kiev “by the will of fate.”

“Today many people there have forgotten that they were part of the Ukrainians. But all the same, I think that these roots – both by surnames, and by songs, and by culture – they look different. “, – quotes Goncharenko RIA Novosti.

One question, is it worth taking this abnormal seriously? After all, Goncharenko is not the first to stutter about this …

– Dr. Goebbels once argued that the bolder and more unceremonious a lie, the sooner they will believe in it, – notes historian, publicist and permanent expert of the Izborsk club Alexander Dmitrievsky… – For the carriers of the ideas of Ukrainian nationalism, impudence is the second happiness: the more uncompromising and impudent you are, the more aggressive you insist on your own, the easier it is for you not only to achieve your goal, but rather to gain authority in the eyes of like-minded people. Therefore, claims to the Kuban and Chernozem regions are an integral part of this entire Bandera policy of aggressive Russophobic inclinations.

“SP”: -Goncharenko something himself believes in what he carries?

– The biggest mistake is to consider the enemy a fool. This person is quite normal, and everything he said is a well-thought-out provocation. Ukrainian national-radicals want to achieve the goals set by their overseas masters, the main of which is to drag Ukraine into confrontation with Russia, and the more they manage to quarrel the parties, the better for them. No one demands victory from a provocateur: it is important for him to drive a wedge, and as deeply as possible.

“SP”: According to Goncharenko, today many people in the Kuban have forgotten that they were part of the “Ukrainians”. Was it “Ukrainian”?

– It is known that the famous artist Repin worked on his painting “The Cossacks write a letter to the Turkish Sultan” in the village of Pashkovskaya near Yekaterinodar. That is, the same Zaporizhzhya Sich, its language, its soul and traditions – they were preserved in the Kuban. Only this can hardly be called Ukraine: the Kuban did not know exactly that Galician “Ukrainianship”, about which they so love to talk in Kiev …

“SP”: After all, there is not only Kuban utskronaziks still claim the Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh regions – that is, the entire Central Chernozem region. And some even put forward claims to Primorye, because during Stolypin and later many ethnic Ukrainians were resettled there and many villages bear Ukrainian names. And also – to the Tyumen North, since there are many Ukrainians who produce oil and gas. What is it? Part of mythology?

– Belgorod, as well as a significant part of the Kursk and Voronezh regions – this is the historical Slobozhanshchina. There, the vernacular language in the rural outback differs little from the language of similar districts of the Kharkiv region, but this still does not mean anything: there has never been a nationalist “Ukrainian”, and in the same Kantemirovsky district of the Voronezh region, where you often cannot hear of classical Russian speech, the ideas of Bandera are perceived by the locals as something unambiguously hostile.

Regarding the Tyumen North and Primorye, the Ukrainian identity of those who arrived there is eroding rather quickly, and not least due to the fact that the Ukrainian language is not able to serve the vital branches of human life. And the same Little Russian, and even more so – Galician, farmer mentality at a drilling or oil field is not something that will allow a person to fit into the work schedule. All “Ukrainians” in such conditions very quickly decline to the state of drinking songs, or, at most, participation in a folklore group, but such folklore groups in the North exist in every community. Dagestani, Chechen, Azeri …

“SP”: Let’s say – purely theoretically: Kuban in some incredible way suddenly became a part of Ukraine. And how long would it take to Ukrainize there?

– Let’s just say: if the Kuban itself and voluntarily wanted to become part of Ukraine, it would have been Ukrainized long before that and without any coercion. Take a look: Donbass was forcibly given to Ukraine in 1920 and immediately ran into the resistance of local residents, who sabotaged the Ukrainization of the region in full swing. This sabotage continued actively throughout the Soviet era and later until 2014.

Under the USSR in Donbass, it was in the order of things a massive refusal to study the Ukrainian language in schools, I even remember how the now deceased teacher of the Ukrainian language at a parent meeting herself insisted on freeing me from studying her subject, because she did not want to see such a “juvenile great power chauvinist” like me in my lessons.

This sabotage also took place later, during the time of Ukraine, when the assignments for studying “exploits” Bandera and Shukhevych they hid in a long box, and completely exaggerated replies were sent upstairs. And the translation into the Ukrainian language of instruction in schools was very often purely formal, and during the classes the teacher and students switched to Russian.

In other words, if in Donbass, where Kiev created hothouse conditions for Ukrainians during the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, it was not possible, then what can we say about the Kuban, where even close such conditions simply cannot be created for purely objective reasons …

Regarding the second part: the Ukrainian intelligentsia of Donbass has been carefully nurtured, groomed and cherished for almost a hundred years. And it turned out to be completely destroyed as a phenomenon in just a few weeks in the spring and summer of 2014: it simply fled in all directions, as soon as it realized that it turned out to be a completely alien minority for Donbass. And if in the Donbass at the cost of colossal investments in a hundred years it was possible to build only a castle on the sand, then in the Kuban region there will simply not be such investments.

“SP”: Can these people like Goncharenko go from words to deeds: start propaganda in the southern Russian regions, or even conduct subversive activities there?

– They can. Only these types of activities are very demanding on resources, without which they simply wither in the bud.

– Before any reasoning, it should be recalled that Alexey Goncharenko was one of the participants in the burning of pro-Russian activists in the Odessa House of Trade Unions on March 2, 2014, – reminds Member of the Political Council of the Other Russia party E.V. Limonov “* Andrey Milyuk… – This guilt should always be with him, and this is his first characteristic as a public figure.

Goncharenko is an opportunist. “Regional” until 2014, a Ukrainian nationalist after 2014, and now an imperialist, another fan of drawing “Great Ukraine” on the map. In short, a person says and does in politics what will bring the maximum benefit to him personally.

Right now, Goncharenko’s statements look comical, in the style of “ancient ukrov who pulled out the Black Sea,” but thanks to the Kremlin’s “far-sighted” policy, we are forced to consider everything that concerns Ukraine in the perspective of the next 5-10-15 years, and nothing else.

Having frozen the war in Donbass, the Russian leadership has brought up an evil neighbor who dreams of getting even for the humiliation of 2014-2015. Should the Russian statehood weaken, and we will get: a) a poor, but numerous army on its western borders; b) a ready-made ideological justification for the rejection of part of our territories. And it doesn’t matter on what ridiculous anti-scientific mythology this ideology will be based.

It will be perceived indifferently by a significant part of society. But at the same time, repeated many times, it will gain loyal supporters for itself. Let them be few, but they will be energetic, and this is already enough. At the very least, Ukraine is quite capable of facilitating the separation of some independent Kuban republic from Russia in the event of a crisis of statehood in our country.

This is a very real threat that our military are forced to take into account. Moreover, Ukraine is working in this direction to the best of its ability. Saboteurs in Crimea, attempts to shake our pro-Ukrainian nationalists, work with the liberal opposition. In short, Ukrainians are doing what our special services should be doing on the territory of Eastern Ukraine.

Remember who in recent years has been promoting the idea of ​​dividing Ukraine between its five neighbors – Eduard Limonov, the most distant politician from the Russian officialdom. Status political scientists, functionaries of the ruling parties have demonstratively distanced themselves from the discussion of this issue. Well, now they will have to comment on the idea of ​​dividing the Kuban.

To understand how the Russian political leadership does not feel the era: in 2015, Goncharenko was in Moscow for a memory procession Nemtsov, then happily, though not without incident, returned to Ukraine. Russian law enforcement officers had no complaints against him.

Absolutely marginal, utopian ideas of the triumph of Ukrainian statehood, they will still gain their strength in troubled times. It is foolish to hope that the country supported by our enemies will not live to see a major political crisis in Russia.


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