Fairness does not exist and it is no use looking for it. The world got into the habit of taking the wrong side. That was how Christian Serbia was torn apart and Albanian criminals turned Kosovo - holy for every Serb - into a different state, a drug lord state, a human organ trafficking state, all before the eyes of the progressive humanity. That was how the same Chechens that took maternity wards hostage were called "honorable rebels and freedom fighters" by the newspapers, and murderers up to their elbows in blood still live in London as honored guests. Now, the Russian militiamen of the former South-East Ukraine are called "terrorists" even though they did not besmirch themselves with a single act of terror. The world is ruled by lies.
The Ukrainian language was never spoken in the lands where two new republics, the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and the LPR (Lugansk People's Republic) were proclaimed, united into Novorossiya ("New Russia"). These lands were given to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on the whim of the Bolsheviks. With the USSR's collapse, by the arbitrary decision of Yeltsin, the same lands, with their native Russian population were given to a new country - Ukraine. No referendums were held back then and no one bothered to ask the people if they, together with their homes, want to end up in an alien country. Apparently, what was done then was considered perfectly democratic.
An alien tongue, forced upon them as the official language and a hostile government. Not one Ukrainian president: not Kuchma, not Yanukovych, and especially not Yuschenko paid attention neither to the Russian population, nor to the whole South-East of their artificially fused country. The Russians' patience ran out when another revolution, a common event for that unstable country, brought into power forces, which openly clamored for the reevaluation of World War II, forces, which raised the Hitlerite hangman Bandera as the banner of Ukraine. The inhumane ideology intrinsic to National Socialism engulfed the Russian population of Ukraine. But why, instead of expressing a natural horror at the revanche of Nazism, did the whole world start taking about "Russia's expansion"?
This is another lie. There are no Russian troops in the newborn republics. Putin is afraid to help Novorossiya. And it is hard to condemn him for it, since the threat of World War III is more than real when everyone is blind to the truth.
The basically unarmed volunteers of Novorossiya stand in the path of the Ukrainian army. The strength of the sides is unequal. Colonel Strelkov's volunteers fight and die in an uneven battle and civilians, women, and children are being attacked from the air. Does anyone care about the deaths of Russian children in Ukraine? Does at least one media outlet publish the photographs of the atrocities? No, and again, no.
In recent days, a video shot in Lugansk made the rounds of the Russian internet. On the video, a woman whose legs were ripped off is dying. Her name was Inna Kukurudza and with her last breaths, she is seen trying to give her daughter's telephone number. What is really scary is not the video, but the outrageous fact that it did not make its way into the foreign media.
And the scariest part are the comments that were posted in social networks. Ukrainian bloggers joke about which untoward object should be placed on the coffin of the dead woman. "There are no humans in Lugansk, they need to carpet bomb it. 450,000 amoebas deserve to be annihilated. The guys that are liquidating these animals, need to keep in mind: they are not dealing with humans", writes one blogger. "If there are so many casualties from the hit of one small rocket, why not hit them from the planes for real, bury a thousands of these beasts at once and get it over with the Lugansk republic?", asks another. "They did not rub out enough Russian vermin!", calls out a third blogger. "They are not women, but female Colorado potato beetles, you have to know your biology", laughs a fourth.
Consider - this is all being said with the video of a young woman's violent death playing in the background. Here we see a characteristic National Socialist phenomenon - the dehumanization of the victim. The key assertion here is: "these are not humans". The same thing happened a month before the air strikes when around fifty people opposed to the Maidan and just bystanders were burned to death in the Trade Unions House in Odessa. Back then, the murdered people were called "May shish kebabs" in the Ukrainian social media. What other explanation could there be for this inhuman cruelty in the 21st century, in the middle of Europe other than the revanche of Hitlerism. As the Russian publicist Olga Tukhanina wrote: "Now we can see firsthand how it all happened with Germany".
These evil cruelties were preceded by words. Just words that seemed to be "only words, nothing less". Everything is preserved in our information age. The internet kept a video of a school yard line-up, apparently in Kiev, where a group of teenagers chants "Russian to the gallows!" Deeds always follow such words. Is it surprising that Crimea and Novorossiya expressed their desire to leave Ukraine?
Thousands of men from all over Russia are going through the border to join Colonel Strelkov in Slaviansk, which became the symbol of the anti-Nazi resistance. Young people and college students are joining up. Recently, the volunteers escorted a seventeen-year-old boy who claimed to have "lost his documents" back to safety.
The volunteers keep arriving, people keep dying, and the world does not know about the ongoing evil. Colonel Strelkov asks the Russian government for help, but Russia is silent. The heroes of Slaviansk are still fighting. Fighting with whatever is left of their strength.
Russian novelist Elena Chudinova is an outspoken critic of Islam and Muslim immigration. Her article was translated by Chronicles contributor Eugene Girin.