The Two Mikes were delighted today by getting a call from our Moscow-Based friend Dmitry Makarov.
We, of course, spent the call talking about the situation in Ukraine. Mr. Makarov said that there is a general sense of disgust and growing animosity toward the West across Russia.
The sources of these sentiments are easy to designate: (a) the United States placed dozens of its biochemical warfare facilities in Ukraine; (b) the Biden Administration sent former British prime minister Boris Johnson to Kiev before the war began to order Zelensky not to enter negotiations with Moscow; (c) the West’s inexplicable determination to keep Nazis in power in Ukraine, and even igniting Azov members to address the U.S. Congress; (d) the West’s consistent treatment of Russia as being worth nothing more than a dog, who is to be the target of verbal and economic abuse; and (e) the willingness of the West to sponsor terrorist attacks inside Russia, including the Kursk Bridge, artillery attacks on a Russian nuclear-power plant, the car-bombing of a Russian journalist in Moscow, and now the attack on the TurkStream pipeline bringing Russian gas to Turkey.
Mr. Makarov said that the war in the Ukraine is slowly exerting a unifying influence among the peoples of Russia as they increasingly recognize that Moscow is out to protect the pro-Russians in eastern Ukraine and to avoid the unnecessary killing of Slavs.
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