Between 1914-1917 – the Russian people were allied with the UK against the Germans as allies during WWI. In that time, the Russian people lost around three-million casualties (mostly soldiers recruited from the peasant and workers’ class). This pointless mass murder unleashed various Revolutionary Forces throughout society – and the Russian Bolsheviks were eventually propelled into power through their slogan of ‘All Power to the Soviets’! The Bolsheviks were granted the ‘collective’ power held by their working associations (Soviets) – with Lenin ‘elected’ into the role of ‘General Secretary’ of the Communist Party of Russia! As a consequence, Lenin pulled Russia out of the war and thereby saved millions of lives! Following the Russian Revolution and Russia’s extraction from WWI, the UK, US (and twelve of their allies) militarily invaded Revolutionary Russia (between 1918-1921) and inflicted an attempted genocide upon the Russian toiling masses! This was aided and abetted by Imperial Germany which invaded Revolutionary Russia (together with six of its allies) between April-November 1918 (primarily operating in West Ukraine to the joy of the local Catholic population). Between April-November 1918 – British and German soldiers (primarily of working-class stock), fought shoulder to shoulder as ‘allies’ within Revolutionary Russia – whilst their British and German Comrades-in-Arms still killed one another as ‘enemies’ in the mud and filth of France and Belgium! This is part of the duplicitous ‘bourgeois’ history of WWI (and its immediate aftermath) that is never taught in schools nowadays! This mass invasion of Revolutionary Russia cost the lives of at least 10.5 million Russian people and has become known (rather bizarrely) as the ‘Russian Civil War’ – as if the Russians did all this to itself! And yet out of all this destruction, Lenin (and Stalin) cleverly manoeuvred the Revolutionary Russian people through the Revolutionary process, and a war with the entire known world! This they did in an expert manner and then established the ‘Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ (USSR)!
The world could all be so different if only ethnic Maoris could be allowed to meet, train and educate ‘crack’ Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Units – who would probably look on slightly bemused – thinking ‘Shouldn’t we be eradicating these savages?’ Certainly, their Russian counterparts would treat this development (in the unlikely event Maoris would be convinced to aid and abet a variant of the very White ideology that nearly wiped out their ethnicity), with the racist scorn it deserves! (Most modern Russians are so ignorant of the world – they think Maoris are cannibals). Of course, all this is hypothetical as it could never happen!
The mental illness recorded on film above, shows an area whereby well-armed and equipped Ukrainian soldiers were killed in earlier battles with Russian (or ‘Allied’) soldiers – with their fully dressed bodies simply being ‘left’. As a consequence, many have skeletonised whilst remaining in their dying positions. As the nature of war tends to produce dead bodies – it might be convincingly argued that this is to be expected – and this would be correct. These soldiers may well have been killed by bullet or bayonet – or perhaps caught on the very edge of some type of explosive power (as their bodies and equipment are fully intact)! What the Russian cameraman states is that this is a fluid frontline area that has seen much hand-to-hand ‘bayonet’ fighting with its occupation (and ‘control’) changing sides on a regular basis. However, what is also observed is that occupying ‘living’ Ukrainian soldiers occupied these entrenched areas whilst sitting, standing and lying next to the corpses of their Comrades who were killed during earlier battles – and whose bodies were NOT recovered or treated with respect in any way by the Ukrainian Forces still with us! Surely this is yet another example of the ‘mental illness’ that the capitalist system has ‘normalised’ and serves as the water the Bourgeoisie take great pleasure in making us all swim within!
Following these two refusal(s) to obey the Unit Commander’s Direct Order(s) to leave for the Combat Zone – Criminal Cases were initiated against both of under Article: 332 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – Part 2.1 (“Failure to Comply with an Order”). Punishment varies from 2 to 3 years in prison. The Servicemen in question were detained whilst on parade.
President Putin ordered this procedure to be filmed – whilst demonstrating an air of Slavic compassion! If these men ‘Volunteer’ for the ultra far-right (Russian) Wagner PMC (Mercenary Group) – these ‘Charges’ will be dropped!
From what I have seen whilst mixing with the Russian people via Telegram, many of them hold EXACTLY the same racist, homophobic and misogynist viewpoints as their Ukrainian counterparts – but just happen to be on the other side! There is no ‘Internationalism’ and the average Russian generally hates non-Russians. This is the damage done by just 31-years of capitalist indoctrination. The Wagner Group is named after a Neo-Nazi figure-head – whilst the badge of the Wagner Group usually depicts a ‘skull’ – similar to those used by the Hitlerite SS Units (particularly the ‘Deaths-Head’ Units)! Recently, the Wagner Group murdered a prisoner using a sledgehammer to the head (all filmed and uploaded) and Putin had the head of RT (a woman) go on air and ‘justify’ the murder! We certainly are down the rabbit hole on this one! Supporting the Russia fight against Ukrainian Neo-Nazism does not (and should not) equate to an automatic support for Russia Neo-Nazi (and Neo-Fascist) attitudes! I suspect the Trotskyites are loving this as it is all unfolding to Trotsky’s dream – a point little expressed by the Left (if we can still call it that)!
Of course, the post-1947 Indian Army has lost every battle it has engaged in – including the 1962 clashes it had with China’s ‘People’s Liberation Army’ (PLA)! Obviously, the Indian people have had their minds and bodies badly damaged by the presence of European colonialists and this hideous distortion can be seen in these examples of the utter ‘stupid’ and ‘inept’ bayonet drills practiced by the contemporary Indian Army! These military drills are as much theatrical as they are combative – and seem to be the product of a superficial overlay of pointless (and ‘enforced’) Westernisation that has no historical relevance to the Indian mind and body – and certainly NOTHING to do with the Indian way of making war!