Monday, May 30, 2022

Ossetian Blogger Fears Residents of Russia will Recognize What Putin is Doing Too Late to Stop Him

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 15 – An Ossetian who blogs under the screen name “Angry Iron” says that he does not understand Ossetians who back Putin’s war in Ukraine and fears that they and others in Russia like them will not come to their senses until after the GULAG and all the other repressive features of the Soviet Union are restored.

            His words capture the hopes and fears of many who are beginning to see the light about what Putin is about ( reposted at

People who back Putin in what he calls the “fight against Nazism” in a war against a foreign country don’t want to notice what’s going on at home, real domestic fascism? Or have you been used to it?  … Learn to think critically. And if you begin to think critically, you will become afraid of what the bald man (Putin) has done.

Don’t think that with the economic blockade everything will be like it was in the Soviet Union and we will build communism.  The botox-lover (Putin) is surrounded by oligarch-thieves, to whom, as 2014 showed, he has given enormous funds to keep himself afloat. What about ordinary people? Don’t you remember Medvedev’s “there is no money, but don’t give up”.

Talk of “we survived the 90s and will survive again” has no basis other than stupidity and shortsightedness. Now we find ourselves in international isolation, while in the 1990s we had a market that was absolutely open to any kind of supply, and people could go to Poland and bring something to sell.

Shall we hope for China? If China will supply anything, it will be at exorbitant prices, and most likely by smuggling … Chinese businesses do not want to risk their world markets for the sake of the crazy dwarf (Putin), especially because purchasing power of the ruble has fallen to unprecedented levels and will continue falling.

And we have absolutely nothing of our own. Even for oil and gas production foreign equipment is used.

Another argument against ‘wet dreams’ about the USSR restoration is the example of such countries as Iran and North Korea. Have these countries progressed much during the period of isolation? Not at all. Poverty reigns there and there is a complete lack of prospects for the future.

Very soon common people, now salivating in defense of the old maniac (Putin), will realize that they are even poorer. That all the money would go to support the army, the police, and propagandists. Construction projects are already stopping, prices in stores are going up, financing is starting to rapidly decline, because we need money for new tanks, and one tank costs so much that it could support the budget of the republic for a month.

In the past, everyone comforted themselves with the mantra “the main thing is that there is no war. But aren’t our loved ones dying in war now?

All these factors indicate that once again the government is lying, lying about being ready for sanctions, lying about fighting Nazism, lying about a “military operation”. But most people do not understand this, digesting the propaganda mush in their heads and believing that all around are enemies.

They will realize something only when they have nothing to eat, and when they go out hungry into the streets, they will be beaten by well-fed cops, and then tried by well-fed, fat judges. But it will be too late to do anything. And if we return to the USSR, it will be a poor country without any prospects for our future or the future of our children.

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