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  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20220226051154/https://ria.ru/20220226/rossiya-1775162336.html
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  3. *All Russian references to Ukraine have been left as in the original. Note that “The Ukraine” and “Kiev” (instead of “Ukraine” and “Kyiv”) are spellings and references that are disliked by Ukrainians, and are used by Russian propagandists.
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  6. THE ADVANCE OF RUSSIA AND A NEW WORLD
  7. by Petr Akopov.
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  10. A new world is being born before our eyes. Russia’s military operation in the Ukraine is opening a new era, and in three different dimensions. And, of course, in a fourth, intra-Russian one. Here begins a new period in ideology and in the very model of our socio-economic structure. We should discuss this separately a little later.
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  12. Russia is rebuilding its unity—the tragedy of 1991, that terrible catastrophe in our history, its unnatural wound, have been overcome. Yes, at great cost, and yes, through tragic events of factually, a civil war, because even now, brothers shoot brothers, divided by their allegiance to Russian and Ukrainian armies. But Ukraine as an anti-Russia will no longer exist. Russia is reinstating its historic unity, assembling the Russian world, the Russian peoples together—in all its entirety; the Greater Russians, the White Russians [Belorussians], and Lesser Russians [Ukrainians]. Had we refused to do this, we would have not only betrayed the memory of our ancestors, but would have been cursed by our descendants—for allowing the break-up of Russian lands.
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  14. Vladimir Putin has taken upon himself—this being said without a drop of exaggeration—a historic responsibility, having decided not to leave the Ukrainian Question to future generations. The necessity of his decision would have always remained an important problem for Russia, for two key reasons. And the question of national security—that is, out of Ukraine, the creation of an anti-Russia and a outpost from which the West would have put pressure on us—is only second in importance out of these reasons.
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  16. The first reason would always be the problem of a divided peoples, the problem of a national humiliation—when the Russian House first lost a part of it’s foundation (the Kiev part), and was then forced to contend with the existence of two governments instead of one, the existence of two peoples. That is, it was forced to either abandon its history, agreeing with senseless versions about how “only Ukraine is the real Rus”, or to powerlessly grit its teeth, remembering the time when “we lost Ukraine”. To take back Ukraine—that is, to return it back to Russia—would have been more difficult with every passing decade. The re-coding, the de-Russification of Russians, and the turning of Lesser Russian-Ukranians against Russia would have taken force. And in the event of the West taking full geopolitical and military control of Ukraine, its return to Russia would have been made totally impossible. We would have to fight for it against the Atlantic Block (NATO states).
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  18. Now, this problem doesn’t exist—Ukraine has returned to Russia. This doesn’t mean that its government will be liquidated, but it will be re-structured, re-established, and returned to its natural state as part of the Russian world. Within which parameters, in which form will a union with Russia be made (through the CTSO and the Eurasian Union, or the United government of Russia and Belarus)? This will be decided after a stop is put to the history of Ukraine as an anti-Russia. In any case, the period of the breaking-up of Russian peoples is at an end.
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  20. And here comes the second measure of the coming new era—it touches on the relationship of Russia with the West. And not of just Russia, but the Russian world, that is the three governments of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine acting as a unified whole on the geopolitical stage. These relations have entered a new stage: the West sees Russia’s return to its historic borders in Europe. And it loudly objects to this, though it must admit in the depths of its soul that it couldn’t have gone any other way.
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  22. Did anyone in the old European capitals, in Paris and Berlin, seriously believe that Russia would give up Kiev? In the idea that Russians would forever be a divided people? And in the very same time that Europe itself is uniting, when German and French elites try to retake control over euro-intergration from the Anglo-Saxons and assemble a united Europe? While forgetting that the unification of Europe was only made possible by the unification of Germany, that happened by Russia’s good (though perhaps not very smart) will. To set sights on even Russian lands after that is not only the height of ingratitude, but geopolitical stupidity. Not even the West, let alone Europe, had the power to retain Ukraine in its sphere of influence, much less take it for themselves. To not understand this, you’d have to be a geopolitical idiot.
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  24. To be exact, there was only one option: to bet on the future dissolution of Russia, that is, the Russian Federation. That this bet would fail should have become obvious twenty years ago. And even fifteen years ago, after Putin’s Munich speech, even a deaf person could hear—Russia was returning.
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  26. Now the West is trying to punish Russia for returning, did not let the West profit at its expense, and did not let it expand its influence east. In striving to punish us, the West thinks that our relations with them have a life-or-death importance. However, this hasn’t been the case for long—the world has changed, and this is perfectly understood not only by Europeans, but by the the Anglo-Saxons who control the West. Western pressure on Russia will never lead to anything. Losses from intensified confrontation will be felt on both sides, but Russia is prepared for them geopolitically and in regards to morale. But for the West, the heightening degree of resistance carries huge overhead costs, and the most important of these are at all not related to economics.
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  28. Europe, as part of the West, wanted autonomy—the German project of euro-intergration makes no strategic sense under the preservation of an Anglo-Saxon ideological, military, and geopolitical control over the Old World. And the project wouldn’t even be successful, because the Anglo-Saxons need a Europe under control. But Europe needs autonomy for another reason as well—in the case that the States go into self-isolation (as a result of increased internal conflicts and counter-movements) or move their focus to the Pacific Ocean, to where the centre of geopolitical tension moves.
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  30. But a confrontation with Russia, into which the Anglo-Saxons are pulling Europe, takes away Europe’s chances at independence. This is not even to say that they are, in this same way, trying to create a breach between Europe and China. If the Atlantists [idek at this point…] are now celebrating that a Russian threat will unify the Western Block, it’s impossible that, in Paris and Berlin, they don’t understand that, having lost their hope for autonomy, the European Project will simply collapse in the short-term future. It is for that reason that independently-thinking Europeans are completely uninterested in building a new Iron Curtain on their eastern borders. They understand that it will become a fencing-in for Europe. Its century (or more accurately, its half-millenium) of global leadership is, in any case, over, but various variants of its future are still possible.
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  32. Because the building of a new world order—and this is the third dimension of current events—is speeding up, and its outline is coming through more clearly through the cover of Anglo-Saxon globalisation. A multi-polar world has firmly become a reality—the military operation in the Ukraine cannot bind anyone together except the West. Because the rest of the world can clearly see and understand that this is a conflict between Russia and the West, this is the answer to the geopolitical expansion of the Atlantists, this is the return of Russia’s historic space and its return to its rightful place in the world.
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  34. China and India, Latin America and Africa, the Islamic world and South-East Asia—nobody thinks that the West controls the world order, let alone establishes the rules of the game. Russia has not only challenged the West—it has shown that the era of global Western mastery can be considered well and done with. The new world will be built by all the civilisations and centres of power, and of course, with the West (united or not), but not on its terms and not by its rules.
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