What should Russia do with Ukraine?
Russian political strategist Timofey Sergeytsev published an article in the leading Russian state publication RIA Novosti, which is actually a mini-analogue of Vladimir Putin's Mein Kampf. This text explains the need for a systemic destruction of Ukrainians and the state of Ukraine based on the monstrous goals of Putin's policy. We believe that the whole world should know about this monstrous plan, therefore we offer an English translation of this text.
Back in April last year, we wrote about the inevitability of the denazification of Ukraine. We do not need Nazis, Bandera Ukraine, Russia's enemy, and the West's instrument to destroy Russia. Today, the issue of denazification has moved into practice.
Denazification is necessary when a significant part of the people - most likely its majority - is mastered and drawn into its policy by the Nazi regime. That is when the hypothesis "good people - bad power" does not work. Recognition of this fact is the basis of the policy of denazification, all its activities, and the very fact is its subject.
Ukraine is in this situation. The fact that the Ukrainian voter voted for "Poroshenko's peace" and "Zelensky's world" should not be misleading - Ukrainians were quite satisfied with the shortest way to peace through the blitzkrieg, which was hinted at by the last two Ukrainian presidents during their election. It was this method of "appeasement" of internal anti-fascists - through total terror - that was used in Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Mariupol, and other Russian cities. And this quite satisfied the Ukrainian layman. Denazification is a set of measures against the Nazi mass population, which technically cannot be directly punished as war criminals.
The Nazis who have taken up arms should be destroyed as much as possible on the battlefield. There should be no significant distinction between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the so-called national battalions, as well as the territorial defense that joined these two types of military formations. All of them are still involved in exorbitant cruelty against civilians, they are equally guilty of the genocide of the Russian people, and do not comply with the laws and customs of war. War criminals and active Nazis should be roughly and demonstratively punished. Total lustration should be carried out. Any organizations associated with the practice of Nazism have been liquidated and banned. However, in addition to the top, a significant part of the masses, who are passive Nazis, accomplices of Nazism, are also guilty. They supported and indulged Nazi power. Fair punishment of this part of the population is possible only as bearing the inevitable hardships of a just war against the Nazi system, which is carried out as carefully and prudently as possible against civilians. Further denazification of this mass of the population consists in re-education, which is achieved by ideological repression (suppression) of Nazi attitudes and strict censorship: not only in the political sphere but necessarily also in the field of culture and education. It was through culture and education that a deep mass nationalization of the population was prepared and carried out, fixed by the promise of dividends from the victory of the Nazi regime over Russia, Nazi propaganda, internal violence, and terror, as well as an eight-year war with the people of Donbass who rebelled against Ukrainian Nazism.
Denazification can be carried out only by the winner, which implies (1) his unconditional control over the denazification process and (2) the power providing such control. In this regard, the denazied country cannot be sovereign. The denazisifying nation - Russia - cannot proceed from a liberal approach to denazification. The ideology of the denazifier cannot be challenged by the guilty party subjected to denazification. Russia's recognition of the need to denazify Ukraine means recognizing the impossibility of the Crimean scenario for Ukraine as a whole. However, this scenario was impossible in 2014 and the rebel Donbass. Only eight years of resistance to Nazi violence and terror led to internal cohesion and conscious unambiguous mass refusal to maintain any unity and connection with Ukraine, which defined itself as a Nazi society.
The timing of denazification cannot be less than one generation, which must be born, grow and reach maturity in the conditions of denazification. The Nazification of Ukraine lasted more than 30 years - since at least 1989, when Ukrainian nationalism received legal and legitimate forms of political expression and led the movement for "independence", rushing to Nazism.
The peculiarity of modern Nazid Ukraine is the amorphous and ambivalence, which make it possible to disguise Nazism as a desire for "independence" and "European" (Western, pro-American) path of "development" (in reality - to degradation), to argue that in Ukraine "there is no Nazism, only private isolated excesses". After all, there is neither the main Nazi party, nor the Fuhrer, nor full-fledged racial laws (only their reduced version in the form of repression against the Russian language). As a result, there is no opposition or resistance to the regime.
However, all of the above does not make Ukrainian Nazism a "light version" of German Nazism during the first half of the twentieth century. On the contrary, since Ukrainian Nazism is free from such "genre" (political technological essentially) frameworks and restrictions, it freely unfolds as the fundamental basis of all Nazism - as European and, in the most developed form, American racism. Therefore, denazification cannot be carried out as a compromise, based on a formula like "NATO - no, EU - yes". The collective West itself is the designer, source, and sponsor of Ukrainian Nazism, while Western Bandera cadres and their "historical memory" were only one of the tools of Nazifization of Ukraine. Ukronazism poses no less, but more threat to peace and Russia than Hitler's German Nazism.
The name "Ukraine" does not seem to be preserved as the title of any fully denazified state entity in the territory liberated from the Nazi regime. The people's republics newly created in a Nazi-free space should and will grow from the practice of economic self-government and social security, restoration, and modernization of life support systems of the population.
Their political aspiration cannot be neutral - atonement for guilt before Russia for treating it as an enemy can be realized only in reliance on Russia in the processes of reconstruction, revival, and development. No "Marshall plans" should be allowed for these territories. There can be no "neutrality" in the ideological and practical sense compatible with denazification. Personnel and organizations that are an instrument of denazification in the newly denied republics cannot but rely on direct power and organizational support from Russia.
Denazification will inevitably also be deukrainization - a rejection of the large-scale artificial inflating of the ethnic composition of self-identification of the population of the territories of historical Little Russia and Novorossiya, initiated by the Soviet authorities. Being an instrument of the communist superpower, artificial ethnocentrism did not remain orphaned after its fall. He passed in this official position under the direction of another superpower (power standing over states) - the superpower of the West. It must be returned to its natural borders and deprived of political functionality.
Unlike, say, Georgia and the Baltic countries, Ukraine, as history has shown, is impossible as a nation-state, and attempts to "build" such naturally lead to Nazism. Ukrainism is an artificial anti-Russian construction that does not have its civilizational content, a subordinate element of someone else's and alien civilization. Debanderization itself will not be enough for denazification - the Bandera element is only a performer and a screen, a disguise for the European project of Nazi Ukraine, so the denazification of Ukraine is also its inevitable de-Europeanization.
The Bandera elite must be eliminated, its re-education is impossible. The social "swamp", which actively and passively supported it by action and inaction, must survive the hardships of war and learn the experience as a historical lesson and atonement for its guilt. Those who did not support the Nazi regime suffered from it and the war it unleashed in Donbass, should be consolidated and organized and should become the backbone of the new government, vertical and horizontal. Historical experience shows that wartime tragedies and dramas benefit peoples who are seduced and fascinated by the role of Russia's enemy.
Denazification as the purpose of a special military operation within the framework of this operation itself is understood as a military victory over the Kiev regime, the liberation of territories from armed supporters of Nazis, the elimination of irreconcilable Nazis, the capture of war criminals, as well as the creation of systemic conditions for the subsequent denazification of peacetime.
The latter, in turn, should begin with the organization of local self-government, police and defense bodies cleared of Nazi elements, the launch on their basis of the constituent processes of the foundation of new republican statehood, the integration of this statehood into close cooperation with the Russian department for denazification of Ukraine (newly created or redesigned, say, from Ross In this regard, Russia should act as the custodian of the Nuremberg Trials.
All of the above means that to achieve the goals of denazification, it is necessary to support the population, and its transition to the side of Russia after liberation from terror, violence, and ideological pressure of the Kiev regime, after withdrawal from information isolation. Of course, it should take some time for people to recover from the shock of hostilities, and make sure of Russia's long-term intentions - that "they will not be abandoned." It is impossible to foresee in advance in which territories such a mass of the population will constitute a critically needed majority. "Catholic province" (Western Ukraine as part of five regions) is unlikely to be part of the pro-Russian territories. The alienation line, however, will be found empirically. It will remain hostile to Russia, but forcibly neutral and demilitarized Ukraine by formally banning Nazism. Russia's haters will go there. The guarantee of maintaining this residual Ukraine in a neutral state should be the threat of immediate continuation of the military operation in case of non-compliance with the listed requirements. This may require a permanent Russian military presence on its territory. From the line of alienation to the Russian border, there will be a territory of potential integration into Russian civilization, anti-fascist in its internal nature.
The operation to denazify Ukraine, which began in the military phase, will follow the same logic of stages in peacetime as the military operation. Each of them will need to achieve irreversible changes, which will be the results of the corresponding stage. At the same time, the necessary initial steps of denazification can be determined as follows:
- elimination of armed Nazi formations (which mean any armed formations of Ukraine, including the Armed Forces of Ukraine), as well as military, information, and educational infrastructure ensuring their activity;
- formation of bodies of people's self-government and militia (defense and law and order) of liberated territories protecting the population from the terror of underground Nazi groups;
- installation of the Russian information space;
- withdrawal of educational materials and prohibition of educational programs at all levels containing Nazi ideological attitudes;
- mass investigative actions to establish personal responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity, dissemination of Nazi ideology, and support for the Nazi regime;
- illustration, publication of the names of accomplices of the Nazi regime, their involvement in forced labor to restore destroyed infrastructure as a punishment for Nazi activities (among those who will not be subject to the death penalty or imprisonment);
- adoption at the local level under the supervision of Russia of primary normative acts of denazification "from below", prohibition of all types and forms of a revival of Nazi ideology;
- installation of memorials, memorial signs, monuments to the victims of Ukrainian Nazism, the perpetuation of the memory of the heroes of the struggle against it;
- inclusion of a set of anti-fascist and denazification norms in the constitution of the new people's republics;
- a creation of permanent denazification bodies for 25 years.
Russia will have no allies for the denazification of Ukraine. Because it's a purely Russian business. And also since not just the Bandera version of Nazi Ukraine will be eradicated, but also, above all, Western totalitarianism, imposed programs of civilizational degradation and disintegration, mechanisms of subordination to the superpower of the West and the United States.
To carry out the plan of the denazification of Ukraine into the life of Russia itself will have to finally part with pro-European and pro-Western illusions, to realize itself as the last instance of protecting and preserving those values of historical Europe (Old World) that deserve and which the West ultimately abandoned, losing in the struggle for itself. This struggle lasted throughout the twentieth century and was expressed in the world war and the Russian revolution, inextricably linked to each other.
Russia did everything possible to save the West in the twentieth century. It implemented the main Western project, an alternative to capitalism, which defeated nation-states - a socialist, red project. It crushed German Nazism, a monstrous product of the crisis of Western civilization. The last act of Russian altruism was Russia's hand of friendship, for which Russia received a monstrous blow in the 1990s.
Everything Russia has done for the West, it has done at its own expense, by offering the greatest sacrifices. The West eventually rejected all these sacrifices, devalued Russia's contribution to resolving the Western crisis, and decided to avenge Russia for the help it unselfishly provided. Then Russia will go its way, without worrying about the fate of the West, relying on another part of its heritage - leadership in the global process of decolonization.
As part of this process, Russia has a high potential for partnership and allied relations with countries that have been oppressed by the West for centuries and that are not going to put on its yoke again. Without Russian sacrifice and struggle, these countries would not have been liberated. The denazification of Ukraine is at the same time its decolonization, which the population of Ukraine will understand as it begins to free itself from the dope, temptation, and dependence of the so-called European choice.