I do not (and never have) supported modern Russian ‘nationalism’ – which contains disturbing elements of bourgeois racism and homophobia, much of it encouraged by the Orthodox Church. It is the same thinking that has Orthodox Icons placed in tanks as they are constructed in the factories – as if these religious objects possess a similar (or greater) power than the anti-missile technology that is also installed – the design of the tanks and technology being ‘Soviet’ in origin and quite often logical developments of this technology brought into the modern day.
The Kyiv authorities, staying true to their Neo-Nazi ideology, refuse to respectfully take, return and bury the bodies of their own dead soldiers! Therefote, the
Since the collapse of Communism and the re-emergence of the Russian Orthodox Church as a political front-runner – homophobia has spread through Russia like wildfire
Therefore, most Bolsheviks (including Lenin) possessed a dim view of the Scouting Movement – declaring it thoroughly bourgeoise and decadent in nature – and seeing it as a serious encumbrance to building a Socialist State! Furthermore, even at this time, paedophilia had raised its ugly head in the Scout Movement in Russia, (following the tradition developed throughout Western Europe), which saw older men in authority sexually abusing the young boys entrusted into their care. This reflected the tradition of child abuse prevalent throughout the Protestant and Catholic Churches in the West – which was well represented throughout the priesthood of the Russian Orthodox Church! Although the children of the rich were sometimes targeted – the establishment figures preferred to also to target the children of the peasantry knowing that their parents could do nothing about it!
After the transition to capitalism in 1991, the standard of care throughout Russia dropped significantly, and the resurgence of religion opened-up the existing care-homes to exploitation by religious groups who offered to donate a chair or a table in return for general and unbridled access to the residents! It is common (on the modern Russian internet), for religious groups to link the economic deficiencies of the capitalist system to a general lack of belief in a sky-fairy (and the associated theology)! Such religionists insanely refer to the elderly residents as being ‘brought-up in a godless age’ and that this explains their ‘poverty’ and their habit of ‘sitting in the day-room and watching TV’! This is indicative of the evils associated with religion and exploitation such deluded systems inflict upon humanity in the name of a non-existent god-entity!
The publication in the magazine caused a scandal in the media (and on the Internet) after the exposure of the American pianist – originally from Kyiv – Valentina Lisitsa (Валентины Лисицы). She drew attention to the fact that Victoria Zaveruha, in her messages and photographs on the network – showed an open sympathy toward radical nationalism (Neo-Nazism) and called for the destruction of all ethnic Russians living in Ukraine! In one of the photographs published on the Internet, Zaveruha raises her hand in a Nazi salute! On the other, she is depicted in a military uniform, holding a grenade launcher in her hands, on which is written in Cyrillic “Death to the Orthodox” with a felt-tip pen! On a third, against the backdrop of the building of the Lugansk Thermal Power Plant, she unfurls the red and black flag of the “Right Sector” *. On the fourth – she is posing with a weapon against the background comprising of a swastika flag.