The Saker — thesaker.is June 13, 2017
I love the western Ziomedia. Not for what they write, but for showing their true face. Finally. After decades of pretending like they have some high professional or ethical standards, after years and years of pseudo-objective reporting, these folks have finally dropped their masks and are showing their true face. We already saw the hysterical, truly maniacal, hate campaign against Trump (and it ain’t over by a long shot) and we saw the breathtakingly dishonest demonization of Putin and anything Russian. Well, I have a great example to illustrate this.
Check out this photo:
What you see here is a historical reconstruction of a festival called “times and epochs” in which history buffs recreate all sorts of historical events. In this case, what you see are WWII style anti-tank obstacles (called ‘hedgehogs’ in Russian) and sandbag walls. Seem pretty cool, no?
Well, no. Not for the Russian “democrats”.
It all began with a guy called Aleksei Venediktov, one of the leading “democrats” and “liberals” in Russia. Here is what he posted on his Twitter account: “The Tverskaia street is now ready for the Day of Russia”
This is a very slick move on his part as this implies, but does not quite say, that these barricades were put up by the “regime” against “the people” and, sure, enough, this was exactly how the western propaganda machine picked it up:
Others immediately picked that up:
And, after that, both the NYT and the FT repeated the same lies.
Eventually some had to backtrack their accusations:
But, of course, the damage was done.
Still, some reacted with humor:
Now here is the true story:
The organizers of the protest got the authorization to conduct their demonstration on the Sakharov Square. But on the day before, they suddenly announced that the sound system was no good and that they would move their demonstration to the Tverskaia street. Rather than repeat it all, I would point you to a recent article by Anatoli Karlin who explains the strategy of the organizers here: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/bayonetting-putler/. To make a long story short, since they knew that the demonstration would gather a tiny crowd, the organizers decided to literally ‘invade’ the historical festival in downtown Moscow. They did that for 2 reasons:
the festival usually attracts huge crowds. who is to say that they all did not come to “protest”, right?
since their move was illegal, they knew that they would be arrested.