West Propaganda Russia

Meet The Guardian's Luke Harding, and compare his completely false words with the information on the middle of the page: 'What it’s like to live in Putin’s Russia, according to an investigative reporter who lived there for 4 years', Dec 2017, Business Insider
 
Must: "Among those who are pushing for increased sanctions on Russia and ignoring its significant role in winning World War II are the sons and daughters of fascist and Nazi Eastern European emigrés who arrived in the United States in the years following the war, mostly via the Central Intelligence Agency’s «Operation Paperclip», to escape trials for supporting the Nazi cause in their homelands." The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II, 2015, Wayne Madsen
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canada's Minister Freeland history with Nazi Groups: 'The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi".', 2017
 
If you know what happened in Russia after the dissolvement of the Soviet Union, how the Western economists' 'chock doctrine' destroyed East Europe and the Russian society and created Oligarchs, it is clearly falsely absurd, what (Freeland and) Western media say about Russia. 
 
 
 
 
 

Russia - Against Western Lies and Propaganda

A bit of history is necessary to understand Russia today, what Western media systematically lie about and suppress. It explains why Western neoliberal politicians attack and lie about Putin. And why Putin is very popular in Russia: Gorbachev & Yeltsin implemented a pure form of Western Neoliberal 'Chock Doctrine', which destroyed Russia and created the infamous oligarchs (friends of Western neoliberal politicians). Putin took the political power away from the Oligarchs. Western media propagandists lie about "Putin's oligarchs", while illogically asking for the oligarchs to rescue Russia - see page here on the left.

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): "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 Democrats were there at the birth of the Russian mafia-oligarchy, clucking and cooing like godmothers. Bill Clinton and platoons of Wall Street advisors guided the dissolution of the Russian state and redistribution of public assets among the new class of gangster-owners. They openly backed the drunken quisling Boris Yeltsin for president in 1996, and were assured by the nouveau gangster capitalist class of continued subservience to Washington. To this day, the U.S. government (and the New York Times) treats fallen Russian oligarchs like political prisoners, and exiled mafia as allies, and has installed an oligarch-run regime in Ukraine. They hate Putin because he “tamed” the most unpatriotic elements of Russian oligarchy, and put his country on an independent international path. The Democrats don’t hate oligarchs. How could they, when the US (...) But Washington does deeply resent the loss of their special relationship with the Russian oligarchy. Putin’s success in domesticating his country’s mafia allowed Russia to reassert its national interests and, in the process, to resist Barack Obama’s (Democratic) global military offensive, centered in Syria, beginning in 2015, and to forge a working partnership with China, which has reclaimed its ancient status as the center of the world economy. These are the events that will shape our world for the rest of this century." The Democrats Used to Love Russian Oligarchs, Nov 2017, Glenn Ford
 
"One of the latest cases in point is a review of a new biography of Mikhail Gorbachev in the New York Times Book Review (September 10). The review says that Gorbachev “was no hero to his own people” because he was “the destroyer of their empire”. This is how the New York Times avoids having to say anything positive about life in the Soviet Union or about socialism. They would have readers believe that it was the loss of the likes of Czechoslovakia or Hungary et al. that upset the Russian people, not the loss, under Gorbachev’s perestroika, of a decent standard of living for all, a loss affecting people’s rent, employment, vacations, medical care, education, and many other aspects of the Soviet welfare state." Cold War Then. Cold War Now, 2017, William Blum
 
 
 
 
 
'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
 
 
 
 
  
“Allen Lynch has produced the most insightful and balanced book yet published on Vladimir Putin and his impact on Russia. It is a key to understanding the first twelve years of 21st century Russia, whether or not Vladimir Putin decides to resume the presidency following the 2012 election.”—Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. ambassador to the USSR
“Allen Lynch’s ‘interpretive biography’ of the leader who brought stability and economic growth to post-Soviet Russia, behind a facade of manipulative and sometimes ruthless ‘Potemkin democracy,’ ably explains the contrast in Western and Russian views of Putin’s achievements. This well-crafted study is ideally suited not only for courses in Russian or comparative politics, but also for studies of political leadership.”—Robert H. Donaldson, Trustees Professor of Political Science
 
'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!"  
 
 
 
"Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s real crime was not stealing Russia’s assets for a pittance in the bandit era of Yeltsin. His real crime is that he was a key part of a Western intelligence operation to dismantle and destroy what remains of Russia as a functioning state. When the facts are known the justice served on him is mild by comparison to US or UK standard treatment of those convicted of treason against the state." 'The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky', 2011, F. William Engdahl, Voltaire 
 
 
 
Doctorow ...

http://russia-insider.com/en/military/west-has-got-russia-all-wrong/ri20750

 

'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.'  

 

Find flere fra Gowans - debat om det.. https://gowans.wordpress.com/?s=yeltsin
 
https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/afterthefall.pdf
 
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/russian-demographics-perfect-storm
 
Chock Doctrine - 10% mortality ..
 
https://archive.monthlyreview.org/index.php/mr/article/view/MR-048-06-1996-10_1
 
 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-10/moscow-s-makeover-swaps-soviet-grit-for-urban-sparkle 
 

History 

 
 
 

End of Soviet Union

 
"In the early 1990s, Dick Cheney’s company, Halliburton, had surveyed the offshore oil potentials of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and the entire Caspian Sea Basin. They estimated the region to be “another Saudi Arabia” worth several trillion dollars on today’s market. (..) President Bush Sr. gave his old friends at CIA the mandate to destroy that Russian Chechen pipeline and create such chaos in the Caucasus that no Western or Russian company would consider using the Grozny Russian oil pipeline." CIA’s Chechen Wars, Englehardt
 

Russsia & War

http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/10/13/dr-papadopoulos-sets-bbc-straight-on-syria-and-russiaphobia-in-britain/
 
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.dk/2014/09/the-russian-response-to-double.html
 

Hist. Soviet's 'Globalism'