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Monday, March 19, 2018

Moscow’s support for separatist movements in the West, the boomerang will hit Russia

At the end of September in Moscow will host the second international conference “Dialogue of Nations. The right of peoples to self-determination and building a multipolar world”. According to the organizers, “the event aims to unite representatives of parties and movements advocating self-determination and independence of their regions”. Simply put, we are talking about the world forum of separatists. Obvious involvement in the conduct of the Russian authorities is reminiscent of the well-known folk wisdom: “don’t dig a hole for somebody else; you yourself will fall into it”.

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The conference is organised by the anti-Globalization movement of Russia (ADR). Among the honored guests, according to the organization’s website, “delegates are expected from Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Northern Ireland, Catalonia, Scotland, Western Sahara, Kurdistan, etc.”. Travel and accommodation of the forum participants provide hospitable hosts. The event will be held on September 25 in Moscow “President-hotel”, subordinated to the administrative Directorate of the President of Russia. And it’s not the only evidence of involvement in the project of the Russian authorities.

Money to hold the “dialogue of Nations”, 3.5 million rubles allocated a National charitable Foundation that bluntly reported that works under the patronage of the head of state, in contact with the Administration of the President of Russia”. Money, of course, not God knows what. And never mind if for a good cause. But in the usefulness of this action are just serious doubts.

The organizers are guided by it as old as the world and extremely simple formula: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. “There are many small Nations that have a historical experience of political independence, and now many of them are thinking about its revival, — tells, for example, in a press release ADR on previous, the first “Dialogue of Nations”. — To such territories and peoples include: Texas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Catalonia, Scotland, Ireland, Venice, Western Sahara, etc. people inhabiting these areas… you have every right to declare their autonomy and independence from other States”. For reference: under the Ireland, of course, refers to the Northern part of the United Kingdom.

Among last year’s guests of the forum there were a lot of very exotic characters. Including, say, lanny Sinkin — “chief Advisor to the king of Hawaii”. It is noteworthy, however, that there was no “thinking about revival” of national minorities from countries that are friendly or a little bit warm relations with Russia. Although there is also a dime a dozen in China, and in Syria, and in India, Kazakhstan, and Brazil… Russia, incidentally, is also not an exception. However, here we have clearly a double standard: advocating for the right of Nations and territories to self-determination, we have similar aspirations burnt with a hot iron. And pursued not only actions, but also what is called thinking out loud. In 2014 in the Criminal code there was an article 280.1 “Public calls to actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”, — promising violators up to four years of imprisonment. It brought at least half a dozen criminal cases, several people convicted. Including, for example, the Krasnodar civil activist Darya Polyudova, the organizer of the “March for the federalization of Kuban”, was sentenced to two years in prison. And whether there will be.

If such a norm was in force in the countries where the delegates of the separatist Congress, they are all as one would not have gone to exciting and comfortable journey to Russia, and in places not so remote. In General, to the fortuneteller do not go: the goal of the organizers of the “dialogue of Nations” least of all associated with the worries for the fate of peoples, the rights of which neglect de “the governments of the major Western States.”

Perhaps the revelation of all about the ultimate goal of the Directors of this performance expressed in his speech last year at the conference Fedor Biryukov: “I urge everyone using the effort and the resources that we have… are embedded in civil structures using legal and illegal methods of struggle, using those media that we have, to create a global front of resistance to the Washington ghouls”.

It is clear that policy is rarely done in white gloves. However, sooner or later the double standard will come out of Russia hand. He who lives in glass houses should not throw stones, and from the point of view of national-territorial structure and of the complicated history of the statehood of our country — namely the glass house. “Act so that the Maxim of your will could be a universal law,” the old man said Kant. In other words: treat others as you want them to treat you. Otherwise, do not be surprised that problems arise. The propaganda of separatism, even though facing outward, will inevitably boomerang on Russia itself: if something is allowed to Jupiter, why not try and bull?

That, incidentally, is comparatively fresh news from the homeland of the great German philosopher: Kaliningrad regional Department of the FSB instituted criminal proceedings under article 280.1. OF THE CRIMINAL CODE. It was determined that the user social network “Vkontakte” in one of the regional groups placed the text containing calls for action aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation)”, — informs the regional Prosecutor’s office. In short, read Kant.


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