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Western Propaganda Russia

If you read reliable information about what happened in Russia after the dissolvement of the Soviet Union, how the Western economists's 'chock doctrine' destroyed the Russian society and created the Russian Oligarchs, you will see how absurd the Western media are on the facts. A few examples:


Against the Western Lies and Propaganda 

'Russia’s Very Different Reality', 2016, "Special Report: The demonization of Russian President Putin and Russia, in general, has reached alarming levels in the West with a new “group think” taking hold that ignores Russian realities and interests", by Natylie Baldwin ICH

What the Western media systematically lie about and suppress: The Historical background for Putin's popularity in Russia. Gorbachev & Yeltsin implemented a pure form of Western Neoliberal 'Chock Doctrine', which destroyed Russia and created the infamous oligarchs.

Seumas Milne, now working for Jeremy Corbyn, explains Russia's Catastroika. Milne reviews Prof. Cohen's: Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia). Notice that this is also an expose of Western media lies on Russia both then and now, the Western economic profession and neoliberal politicians:

"By the late 1990s, national income had fallen by more than 50% (compare that with the 27% drop in output during the great American depression), investment by 80%, real wages by half and meat and dairy herds by 75%. (...) The numbers living below the poverty line in the former Soviet republics had risen from 14m in 1989 to 147m even before the 1998 financial crash. The market experiment has produced more orphans than Russia's 20m-plus wartime casualties, while epidemics of cholera and typhus have re-emerged, millions of children suffer from malnutrition and adult life expectancy has plunged."

"As this human tragedy was unfolding, western politicians and bankers harried Russia's leaders to push ahead more energetically with the "reform" and privatisation treatment producing it: a transition in many areas to a premodern age." 'Catastroika has not only been a disaster for Russia', 2001, S Milne, The Guardian

'The End of Communism in Russia Meant the End of Democracy in the West' - Le Figaro interviews Alexander Zinoviev, 1999: "(...)Without a successful Russian counter-revolution against the Soviet Union, the West could not have started the process of globalization.
Q: So, the role of Gorbachev was not positive? - A: I look at things from a slightly different angle. Contrary to common belief, Soviet communism did not collapse because of internal reasons. Its collapse is certainly the greatest victory in the history of the West. An unheard of victory which, let me say it again, can establish a unitary power monopoly on a planetary scale. The end of communism also signalized the end of democracy. The modern epoch is not only post-communist, it is also post-democratic! Today we are witnessing the establishment of democratic totalitarianism, or, if you will, totalitarian democracy. 
 Q: Does not it all sound a little absurd? - A: Not at all. Democracy requires pluralism and pluralism implies an existence of at least two more or less equal forces which oppose each other and at the same time influence each other. During the Cold War there was world democracy, global pluralism, with two opposing systems: capitalist and communist, plus other countries with an amorphous system which belonged to neither. Soviet totalitarianism was sensitive to Western criticism. In turn, the Soviet Union influenced the West, in particular through the latter’s own communist parties. Today we live in a world dominated by one single force, one ideology and one pro-globalization party." 
"The West wanted and programmed the Russian catastrophe. I read documents and participated in the research, which under the guise of ideological struggle worked towards the destruction of Russia." Original 1999, Le Figaro, 2015
'We Lived Better Then', 2011, Gowans, What's Left: Paul Cockshot points out that: The restoration of the market mechanism in Russia was a vast controlled experiment. Nation, national character and culture, natural resources and productive potential remained the same, only the economic mechanism changed. If Western economists were right, then we should have expected economic growth and living standards to have leapt forward after the Yeltsin shock therapy. Instead the country became an economic basket-case. Industrial production collapsed, technically advanced industries atrophied, and living standards fell so much that the death rate shot up by over a third leading to some 7.7 million extra deaths. - For many Russians, life became immeasurably worse.
The Tragedy of Russia's Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy, 2001, Peter Reddaway, Dmitri Glinski. Description: "The Tragedy of Russia’s Reforms presents a boldly original analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the birth of the Russian state. The keys to understanding these events, the authors argue, are the prescriptions of Western “transitologists,” the International Monetary Fund, and advocates of economic “shock therapy. (...) These prescriptions allowed the nomenklatura and the financial “oligarchs” to acquire Russia’s industrial and natural resources and to heavily influence the country’s political destiny. In this long-awaited, sweeping interpretation, the authors skillfully place the contemporary Russian experience in the context of history, political theory, and Russia’s place in the international system." - From Amazon Review (Huff): "Yeltsin's "oligarchical conservatism disguised as reform" (p. 352) dovetailed nicely with "really existing Western democracy," to borrow the old Soviet phrase. Economists, academics, and politicians who saw no contradiction in Pinochet's Chile as a role model of freedom also had no trouble with Yeltsin's giving the peoples' store away to Russia's One Percent."
The Oligarchs: Wealth And Power In The New Russia, 2011, by David E. Hoffman Amazon review: "This is one of the best (maybe The Best) account of the plunder that 7-8 "fast guys" (Berezovski, Khodorkovski, Gusinski, and a few other "ski's") organized in Russia and robbed 150 million population of 80% of the assets the entire country worked to create for 70 years... Hoffman did an exeptional job investigating and uncovering minute details of the robbery - well done!"  
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'Sadly, Nobody Likes America These Days'. [NEO, Oct 2016]: 'A vivid example of this development is Ukraine, which the White House has been governing over since 2014 as if it were an additional state, appointing the government while making all the important decisions regarding this nation’s fate. () The international human rights organization known as Human Rights Action (HRA) has recently published a report that displayed migration numbers that shocked Kiev. Since the beginning of this year, more than three million Ukrainian citizens have moved to Russia.'  


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