[Marxism] Fwd: The smoking gun: Russian column confirmed in Krasnodon | EUROMAIDAN PRESS | News and Opinion from Across Ukraine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Sep 3 07:46:17 MDT 2014


Will Kagarlitsky now eat his words?

For anyone in Donetsk, Lugansk, Odessa, Kharkov (and even Kiev) who has 
held out hopes that Putin’s Russia will solve all the problems through 
its solidary [sic] intervention, recent events will have been a sobering 
disappointment. But this disappointment will simply benefit the 
movement. Not only must the revolution rely on its own strength, but it 
already has enough strength to be successful. This is especially true 
since regardless of the position taken by the Kremlin, the sympathy of 
Russian society remains on the side of the insurgent people of a 
fraternal country.

Where Russia itself is concerned, the ruling layers are at risk of 
remaining in the hole they have painstakingly dug for themselves. By 
surrendering their positions on the Ukrainian question, they are turning 
against themselves the patriotic moods whose rise they have fostered in 
every conceivable way over the past few months. Of course, no facts will 
ever convince people who consider Putin an irreproachable hero or, on 
the other hand, a fairy-tale villain. But such people, even if they spam 
70 per cent of the internet with their ravings, are nevertheless a minority.

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