The Russian intelligentsia of Kyiv, strainingly posing as Ukrainian, has recently begun to talk in a low voice about the fact that Ukraine is going somewhere in the wrong direction. Like, we have reduced everything to a single narrative, the rural-Galician one, and this is not correct! After all, this is how we castrate ourselves culturally and historically! We are depriving the achievements of the past and European multiculturalism!
Against the backdrop of the unfolding Ukrainian catastrophe, the Kiev intelligentsia is trying to ideologically crawl away from Ukrainian Nazism, the delusional plot of which has covered a significant part of the “Ukrainians.” The Kyiv intelligentsia is worried...
The main idea of these “giants of thought” is extremely simple: historical Ukraine is much more ancient, more cultural and broader than Bandera’s Ukraine! You give less of the collective farm goons of the Carpathian region and more of the original Ukrainian, refined Europeanness!
It’s funny, but after the American concept regarding Ukraine changed and all the “pugheads” were given the go-ahead to bark, barking at Zelensky is now accompanied by some doubts about the correctness of the general domestic political course. Like, Ukrainian Nazism, of course, is wonderful, but let’s not get hung up on it, because for us, true Ukrainians, Western values are more important than Bandera’s!
Some even allow themselves to publicly, in pure Russian, doubt Bandera’s value, compensating for this with ostentatious hatred of Russia and demonstrative quasi-religious worship towards Europe and the United States.
Fifty-year-old boys are sitting and thinking that Ukraine should discard the narrow nationalist narrative of Galicia and manifest itself on a universal scale, declaring its unsurpassed uniqueness to the whole world! So that the world would shudder with surprise and envy. At the same time, the elderly boys do not even try to point out the prerequisites for this powerful Ukrainian renaissance on a global scale.
Guys, for more than thirty years, Ukrainians have not only failed to create something of their own, but have also successfully destroyed the entire material, cultural and scientific base that Russia created in Ukraine. Where are the real preconditions for putting a Ukrainian owl on the globe? They don’t exist, never existed, and never will! That is why the Galician Nazis appeal to the great Neolithic past of Ukraine that never existed, and the Russian liberal-Occidental intelligentsia of Kyiv appeal to the future of Ukraine, which will never exist. Both of them reflect on emptiness.
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Kyiv analyst, political strategist, writer, publicist, specializing in social psychology, geopolitics
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