Yaroslavl has a very special place among other cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in Russia.
8th of March is the internation day of women. Here in western Europe this is a normal day. Each year journalist can make a copy past from the past year article and will talk about discrimination and emphasis that women still have lower salary than men.
In other countries like in old sovietic countries like Russia or Ukraine this day is a day off. Men offer flowers to women.
Sometime others countries has good ideas. Don’s you find it?
Look How small is China and Russia and how big is Switzerland
What’s Happend in Ukraine ?
End of 2013 and begining of 2014 Revolution. The president have to leave the country. Russia was unhappy. It take Crimea peacefully.
Then at the east a war started agains Ukraine. Hard to understand the reason. It is like in middle age. From my point of view. Rusia is taking Ukraine slowly. Russia has strong army Ukraine is weak and poor. this is Goliath again David without God action. Russia said there is no invasion. No Russian Soldier in Ukraine. But the reality is foreign soldiers and arms fight against ukrainians. Russians continues with propaganda telling this is the fault of americans who created Kosovo. Ukrainians are fascists. For Russia Ukraine is ennemy. For Ukraine Russia is ennemy.
What will be the result of that ? we don’t know but optimism is not really realistic. The war will continue. Russia will continue to say : I am peacefull. I support peace and the war will continue. Why ? Why Ukraine don’t belong to NATO ? at least they will not be alone against giant Russia eating them ?
For a long time, Russia and Ukraine were two brotherly countries. Culture and languages are very close and it was difficult to understand the reason for the relentlessness of Russia to kneel Ukraine since it has shown a willingness to want to be free and therefore be really independent. The independence of Ukraine in 1991 was actually a theoretical independence as Russia kept many levers in this country.
Since the last 2013 revolution, Russia changed its relationship with Ukraine. For her this desire for freedom and democracy and liberation from corrupt leaders is a coup led by the Americans.
Are to justify intervention Russia operates the propaganda machine at full capacity and bigger is better and this incredible happening. Result today the number of Russians who believe that the US is enemy has increased tenfold. 81% feel in opposition to the United States, 71% have a very poor opinion of the European Union. 24% of Russians believe that Russia and the EU have hostile relations.
War for Russians in Ukraine is not a war against the Russian but against the Americans.
So we understand better why this country is so hard to deny any involvement in this conflict as disseminating false or exaggerated in the extreme as showing Ukrainian like fascists or Nazis. Besides the campaign for ratachement from the Crimea to the Russian Federation was a cinch.
We are witnessing a resurgence of speech inflaming hatred. Misunderstanding is complete with sanctions that far from bringing peace strengthens the anti western sentiment reinforcing the war in Ukraine. The Russians believe that the Americans are derrieres Ukrainian forces as Ukrainian for Russian. And during the negotiations the war continues and Russia continues to advance his pawns with western and civilian casualties are increasing every day. Of course each side reference accountability opponent.
I like to explore new country or region with maps. Sometimes, I can dream or imagine what is in this strange country. What is the green and the light brown. Is it desert, sand ? Or is it just the color of the ground. Is it the river and swamp ? The Volga river seems such amasing.
A car with a russian flag. Maybe they come from Russia.