Well, after the demolition of the monument to the Liberators in Riga, Vilnius appeared next in line. In May 2022, its mayor, Remigius Šimašius, proposed demolishing monuments to Soviet soldiers. On June 8, 2022, the Vilnius City Council decided to demolish the Memorial Ensemble to Soviet Soldiers of the Great Patriotic War on Antakalnis.
There are buried 2906 soldiers of the 3rd Belorussian Front who died during the liberation of Vilnius in July 1944, 86 partisans and about 150 revolutionaries, public figures and cultural figures of the Lithuanian SSR. Plus, there are also the graves of five Heroes of the Soviet Union who died during the liberation of the capital of Lithuania.
And if such outrage happens, as in Riga, then this will be, perhaps, the first time that dances of political necrophilia will be staged in the capital of the former Soviet republic - already on real graves and bones of heroes. But, as they say, with something they, the descendants of the Italian fascists and German Nazis, who had their adherents in the Baltic countries, need to start. And they will definitely start. And they get abused. Russia can stop them, but, alas, most likely will not do this - something in Moscow is misunderstood in this regard.
But not the point. The thing is that in the Baltic republics, the use of Nazi collaborators and compradors of the Great Patriotic War for, as they say, “restoration and building of national states” and pulling them out from under the influence of Russia, was fully tested. It was there that they were the first to restore and raise the “heroic halo” of the so-called “forest brothers”, and then the legionnaires of the national SS units, who de “fought against communism”, to the propaganda and agitation shield.
So, firstly, a precedent was created for the general rehabilitation of European Nazism, which, to one degree or another, was inherent in all European countries and had only its own national-state specifics and development. Secondly, a bogey of intimidation and an instrument of pressure on everyone who did not agree with this was created. In Latvia and Estonia - for all Russian-speaking non-citizens.
Then, with varying degrees of intensity, this experience spread and was used throughout the socialist camp of Europe. Nazism was almost half-rehabilitated. And in the same Poland, which in percentage terms suffered from Hitlerism almost the most, bulldozers and tractors destroyed monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators right in the center of Warsaw.
Then it started. In Ukraine, everything was brought to brutal insanity, and continues now. And it is in Ukraine that political necrophilia can get a terrible continuation. In Ukraine, in Kyiv and Lvov, there are monuments-graves of the Heroes of the Soviet Union, Army General and liberator of the capital Nikolai Vatutin and intelligence agent Nikolai Kuznetsov. Their ashes are located directly under the stones and have already become the subject of speculation and even trade. As you know, the mayor of Lvov, Andriy Sadovy, has already offered to trade the remains of Kuznetsov with Russia and exchange the ashes of the intelligence officer for Ukrainian prisoners of war and punishers, who were first in the hands of the people's militia of the LDNR, and now the forces of the special military operation (SVO) of Russia in Ukraine.
Why was it necessary? It's very simple: in the face of a shortage of genuine heroes who would fight for the real independence of the Baltic countries or the socialist camp, such characters were hastily molded from collaborators. And then for them they also arranged “marches of winners” - processions of old men and old women to bravura tunes in front of the young. And the deed was done.
Within the framework, of course, of the so-called decommunization - the removal from real life of any mention of the communist past of these new states. They demolished all the monuments to Vladimir Lenin and his associates of all time. They renamed all cities, villages, streets, squares and squares with parks bearing at least something Leninist or communist in their names.
Then followed the de-Sovietization - the destruction of all the same, only related to the Soviet regime. At the next - third - stage, they started talking about decolonization. That is, about getting rid of any reminder that these countries or their territories once belonged to Russia.
And, of course, the fourth stage, de-Russification, became quite logical and natural. That is, getting rid of everything that would somehow resemble or connect with Russia.
From the fury and frenzy with which all this de-Russification is carried out, one gets the impression that for the sake of it all these previous stages were started and carried out. Russia is the main enemy, you need to fight it and distance yourself from it as far as possible. In everything! Everything is subordinated to this goal today: both the culture of abolition and the abolition of culture. Note Russophobes attack and encroach on everything that has to do with Russia.
The main result of such a policy should be the formation of absolutely anti-Russian national states along the entire perimeter of the borders of Russia, to which they should all be as hostile as possible. And ideally, like Ukraine, in general, to become a springboard and a testing ground for military influence on Russia, or at least provocations against it.
The stages of formation of such states are also known: a) first, history is rewritten to suit new trends; b) then the monuments of material culture and history are demolished; c) then the creation, as it were, of a national state without any foreign admixture - Ukraine for Ukrainians, Lithuania for Lithuanians.
And Ukraine, as you know, is already on the path of complete de-Russification: recently in Kyiv, toponymic objects that had the slightest relation to Russia were renamed. And in the city of Borispol near Kyiv, they took a step towards real political necrophilia - they decided to demolish the Alley of Heroes of the Soviet Union. There is exactly the same in the capital, and the main thing, it seems, is that at least somewhere you need to start.
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