Anti-Ukraine’s Antimaidan

Yesterday, people in Russia marched in multitudinous protests that they call “Antimaidan.” The goal of the protests was to reject the Ukrainian Maidan movement that had honored its fallen heroes the day before.

“Are the Russians planning to rename their country into Anti-Ukraine?” people quipped on Facebook. “Why can’t they just go about their own business? Why should everything they do be about us?”

Reportedly, the Russian protesters were paid 300 roubles (a little less than $5) each for participating in the march. A pciture is worth a thousand words, so here are some slogans from the Russian Antimaidan. My translations are in the captions.

"We don't need Western ideology and gay parades!"
“We don’t need Western ideology and gay parades!”

Russians are besieged by fears that evil Westerners are about to force them to hold gay parades. Many of them are convinced that it is crucial to invade Ukraine to prevent gay parades from happening. And I’m not trying to be funny right now. “Gayropa” is Putinoid speak for Europe.

America should die
America should die

And of course, the evil America, the bringer of gay parades, should just go die a painful death.

We don't need American "democracy"
We don’t need American “democracy”

As if anybody was about to give it to them right this very minute.

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Obama killed the children of Donbass

Just as I’ve been telling you, Russians are already convinced that NATO soldiers (who are all black and drunk) have been fighting in the East of Ukraine. And if you don’t trust my translation, the Antimaidan protesters have helpfully provided a translation of their own:

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Their English might not be perfect but it gets the message across for everybody who is willing to notice it.

44 thoughts on “Anti-Ukraine’s Antimaidan

    1. It is really funny. The Russian economy is in shambles, the rouble keeps plummeting, Russian boys are dying by the thousand in Ukraine but what preoccupies the people of Russia are gay parades un Europe. Ridiculous.

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  1. Is the Russian verb сдыхать (from which I presume сдохни comes from) normally used about people? The Polish cognate zdychać is usually just about animals and it’s really nasty to use it about people.

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    1. Yes, exactly. I didn’t find a good equivalent in English but it’s precisely what you say. The translation would be something like “go die, you animal.” And it still sounds clumsy.

      But yes, this is a wide-spread feeling about America that has been growing at least since 1999.

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  2. While here, what is the current political mood in Kiev, there’s a lot of smack from the pro-Russian Putinophiles about how Poroshenko’s days are numbered. Is there, from what you can tell, any real unrest on the ground?

    Is this the usual sick Putinoid fantasies or is, as I’m a little nervous about, a full scale invasion (forget Kharkiv, I’m thinking straight to Kiev) in the cards?

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    1. Good question. There is credible evidence showing that Putin wants Ukrainians to rise against Poroshenko and Putin bots are going into overdrive to make this happen. The goal is to use this to say, “Ukraine is a failed state, so we are moving full in and marching on Kiev.” So just what you say.

      The support for the 3rd Maidan in Ukraine is minimal and very marginalized. During the celebration of the anniversary 3 days ago, the soldiers who fought at Debaltseve approached Poroshenko to hug him and ask for his autograph. And that was hugely important in showing that the soldiers who suffered huge losses recently do not blame him. The propaganda still goes on, though .

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  3. The slogans are funny, you have to laugh! I just wish this nonsensical brainwashing of Russians wasn’t so bloody dangerous.

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  4. It occurs to me that the single biggest problem with Russia continues to be negative selection (that is people with negative qualities prevailing over those with positive qualities). Or in more evolutionary terms, something close to negative eugenics…

    What kind of future does an intelligent and honest person have in Russia? You mentioned yourself that N emigrated precisely because of this – he’s too smart and too honest to succeed in Russia. The Soviet era kept some of them inside the country (if marginalized). But essentially successive Russian governments have gone through great efforts to prop up the dishonest and/or stupid.

    To be sure, there are smart people in Russia and honest people but the combination of the two seems to be really hard to come by (since they self-select themselves out of the population).

    In the article on Crimea I mentioned earlier, what really sticks is that the happiest about the Russian takeover are those who are in no positition to produce wealth (basically those dependent on government handouts). Most of those who are more capable have already bolted and a less promising economic prospect than hyper militarized and economically useless population is harder to imagine.

    When you spend decades opressing and/or expelling (formally or informally) those with brains and integrity you’re going to end up with a cesspit thugocracy.

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    1. This is all absolutely true. Everybody who wanted to do something with their lives already left because what was the point of staying and leading a sad hopeless existence?

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  5. It’s really funny how self-righteus westerners, who believe absolutely every word Jen Psaki and mass media tells them, like to talk about brainwashed Russians. What is the difference between you and them? Does your own oppinion deffers just a little bit from garbage RFE and Washington post tells you? Of course not! and of course I am Putin’s agent. And my English is not really perfect.
    So there’s a little healthy American humor about how stupid, ignorant and degenerate Russians are:

    Have fun!

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      1. They? Who are those cursed “They”?
        Oh, probably those evil Russians, who else.. But I must dissapoint you, I’m from Croatia.
        And you still didn’ t answer my question: what’s the difference between ‘your’ opinon and standard western propaganda (Psaki, RFE, CNN, BBC, whatever, there’s no real difference )?

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        1. That’s odd, unthinking reflexive pro-Russianry is usually a Serbian monopoly in the area…. the great majority of the Croatians* I’ve known are too pro-German to think much about Russia (who’d I’d never heard of before finding out how big a deal she is to the Russian masses).

          *not a huge number, but in the double digits

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        2. “{And you still didn’ t answer my question: what’s the difference between ‘your’ opinon and standard western propaganda (Psaki, RFE, CNN, BBC, whatever, there’s no real difference )?”

          • I hate Putin and Putinoids and they (CNN, BBC, whatever) adore Putin and Putinoids. That’s the difference.

          “They? Who are those cursed “They”?”

          • Idiots.

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          1. “I hate Putin and Putinoids and they (CNN, BBC, whatever) adore Putin and Putinoids. That’s the difference.”

            Ha, ha, I did’t realize that you’re Ukrainian nationalist at first. I wouldn’t even bother.. Go jump on your square, Mrs Nuland has some cookies for reward..

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              1. I know, you were too busy jumping to notice who is controlling you.. But I’m sure the cookies were really great..

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              2. Buddy, this whole thing with cookies and Nulland is from over a year ago. It’s ancient. But with you, it’s like you discovered the whole thing today. It’s like you’ve been left behind by your comrades.

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  6. BTW, the people on the first photograph are probably Chechens, not Russians, they have picture of Ahmad Khadirov on their jackets..

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    1. “BTW, the people on the first photograph are probably Chechens, not Russians, they have picture of Ahmad Khadirov on their jackets..”

      • Chechens are the citizens of the Russian Federation. Chechnya is part of the Russian Federation. And Kadyrov is Putin’s best friend.

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        1. “Yes, Chechens are part of RF, but they are deffinitely not Russians.”

          • In English, the same word is used for both “русские” and “россияне”. And you are right, that does cause a lot of confusion.

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  7. “Buddy, this whole thing with cookies and Nulland is from over a year ago. It’s ancient. But with you, it’s like you discovered the whole thing today. It’s like you’ve been left behind by your comrades.”

    Oh, I knew you didn’t forget the cookies.. 😉
    So what if it was a year ago? Chaos Maidan brought on Ukraine is still going on.. And Ukrainian Prime minister is still that clown Yats, that Mrs Nuland handpicked..

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    1. What makes you think she handpicked him?

      Of course the US wanted to influence events (the US government would be hopelessly stupid and incompetent if they didn’t want to) but Jaceniuk was a reasonable choice (and the boxer guy …. wasn’t).

      And all the Ukrainians I’ve met in the last ten years or more wanted strongly to leave the Soviet/Russian sphere and join Europe, politically if not always linguistically.

      If some Croatian politician said they thought Obama should win in 2008 would that mean that he was a Croatian puppet?

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      1. “Of course the US wanted to influence events (the US government would be hopelessly stupid and incompetent if they didn’t want to) but Jaceniuk was a reasonable choice (and the boxer guy …. wasn’t).”

        • Even if we accept for the sake of an argument that Yatseniuk was handpicked by whomever, so what? Is that a justification for the Russians invading, bombing, murdering, razing villages to the ground? Russians should just go home already, and then the Ukrainians can decide how they feel about Yatseniuk and everybody else. If Ukrainians make a stupid decision and elect somebody stupid, well, that’s on them. All they want right now is to be left alone by the Russians and the officious Croatians who have nothing better to do with their lives than bellyache about other countries while their own is a mess.

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        1. But problem here is there is not Russian army in Ukraine killing civilians, but Ukrainian. Yatseniuk and Poroshenko are doing in the Ukraine the same thing Miloshevich did in former Yugoslavia, sending army on people that don’t want to do anything with their politics.

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          1. “But problem here is there is not Russian army in Ukraine killing civilians, but Ukrainian.”

            • You are behind on your news. Putin already recognized that the Russian Army has been fighting in Ukraine for months. He also recognized that the Crimea was annexed through nuclear threats and not through any referendum.

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            1. Look, these claim are just plainly idiotic. What nuclear threats you’re talking abuou. Yes Russian army secured the referendum, but people of Crimea chose what they chose. Have you even talked to somebody from Crimea? I did, and heard from them they don’t want your Svobodas and Right sectors.. And earlier they allways voted for Party of Regions, and not the nationalists. So, I don’t know what make you think it’s all about big, evil Putin.

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              1. “Look, these claim are just plainly idiotic. What nuclear threats you’re talking abuou.”

                “So, I don’t know what make you think it’s all about big, evil Putin.”

                • Putin’s own words make me think it. 🙂 🙂

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      2. Let’s not joke here.. People in Croatia can only wish victory for Obama or anybody else, but cannot influence ellections in any way.. On the other hand, Maidan, and everything about it is pure CIA operation, from the beginning to the end..

        I know that many people in Ukraine got caught by nationalistic hysteria.. But I also know some people from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine that don’t want to have anything to do with that.. What about them?

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        1. “But I also know some people from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine that don’t want to have anything to do with that.. What about them?”

          • They should take up weapons and make the Russians bugger off home. That’s the only thing that can help them right now.

          “On the other hand, Maidan, and everything about it is pure CIA operation, from the beginning to the end..”

          • Boring, boring, boring. This is all outdated, childish, and pathetic.

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          1. “They should take up weapons and make the Russians bugger off home. That’s the only thing that can help them right now.”

            But they obviously want to take up weapons and make the Ukrainians bugger off home. It’s their choice..

            “Boring, boring, boring. This is all outdated, childish, and pathetic.”

            Much more boring and pathetic is whining about evil putin and his imaginary nuclear aggression.

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        2. You must really despise Ukrainians if you think they were unable or unwilling to organize a rebellion against one of the worst governments in Europe….

          Do you think that Solidarity or Sajudis (for example) were CIA plots to trick hapless Poles or Lithuanians into rebelling against benevolent Russian rule?

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    2. “Oh, I knew you didn’t forget the cookies”

      • How is it possible to forget when there are some people who are so obsessed with them?

      “Chaos Maidan brought on Ukraine is still going on.”

      • I hear that life in Croatia is for shit. Might it not be a better use of your time to leave Ukrainians to their Maidan and concentrate on your own life? I have no idea who the Croatian Prime Minister is or if there even is one. Why are you so fixated on the lives of people so far away who are so supremely indifferent to you?

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      1. I’m pretty sure that the ….. human being in question is part of either the Serbian or Hungarian minority in Croatia (panonski would point toward the latter given that the donkey in charge of Hungary is a Putin fan).

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        1. “I’m pretty sure that the ….. human being in question is part of either the Serbian or Hungarian minority in Croatia (panonski would point toward the latter given that the donkey in charge of Hungary is a Putin fan).”

          • Absolutely. But it’s sad how ancient the propaganda they are getting is. Russians got over Nuland’s cookies ages ago. I only very vaguely remember what that was all about. She either bribed Ukrainians to start the Maidan by feeding them cookies or the cookies were filled with narcotic substances to make Ukrainians crazy and start the Maidan.

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      2. “How is it possible to forget when there are some people who are so obsessed with them?”

        I don’t know, you said you didn’t know who she is.. 😉

        “I hear that life in Croatia is for shit. Might it not be a better use of your time to leave Ukrainians to their Maidan and concentrate on your own life? I have no idea who the Croatian Prime Minister is or if there even is one. Why are you so fixated on the lives of people so far away who are so supremely indifferent to you?”

        Yes, life here is difficult, and it got much worse since we became occupied by NATO and EU. So I really feel sad for people who are brainwashed by media into thinking that EU is some kind of wonderland. And I feel sorry for people who don’t think that way, but their goverment wants to force them with tanks and bombs.

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        1. “I don’t know, you said you didn’t know who she is.. ”

          • “Them” in my sentence refers to the cookies.

          “So I really feel sad for people who are brainwashed by media into thinking that EU is some kind of wonderland.”

          • I’m not one of those people. Why are you directing this silly whining to me? What do I care about your EU?

          “And I feel sorry for people who don’t think that way, but their goverment wants to force them with tanks and bombs.”

          • What people? What government? What are you on about? Russia invaded Ukraine, stole the Crimea under the threat of a nuclear strike. THIS IS WHAT PUTIN OPENLY RECOGNIZED. Is that what you support? Nuclear threats? Stop fixating on cookies and complaining that the EU is not giving you enough handouts. Take control of your own life. And express an opinion of your own about something already.

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          1. 2I’m not one of those people. Why are you directing this silly whining to me? What do I care about your EU?”

            Maybe because Maidan was, at least officialy, triggered by Yanukovich’s declining of Agreement with EU…

            “What people? What government? What are you on about? Russia invaded Ukraine, stole the Crimea under the threat of a nuclear strike. THIS IS WHAT PUTIN OPENLY RECOGNIZED. Is that what you support? Nuclear threats? Stop fixating on cookies and complaining that the EU is not giving you enough handouts. Take control of your own life. And express an opinion of your own about something already.”

            You know axactly what I’m talking about.. About people from Crimea and Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. I support their fight for self-determination, and not some fake nuclear threats.

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            1. “About people from Crimea and Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. I support their fight for self-determination”

              • I know, your real name must be Rip van Winkle. 🙂 The DNR and LNR are currently busily fighting to get their payouts (pensions, social assistance, etc.) from Ukraine. That’s what they are self-determining to do. Please respect that! 🙂

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