The following is our translation of an article from RIA FAN with commentary and notes [in brackets] by Vince Dhimos.
According to our translated article, the trigger of the recent uprising in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi was that the head of the Russian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in Tbilisi, the chairman of the meeting, Gavrilov, who also headed the Russian delegation, sat in the chair of the speaker of the Georgian parliament.
Almost every Western commentator referencing issues between Russia and the former Soviet republic of Georgia takes the view that the Georgians are simply striving to be free of the nefarious influence of Russia and need US and European help. The implication is always that they need US NGOs and NATO to keep them “free.” I had shown here that NATO certainly does not make any European nation free, but makes Europe a vassal of the warlike Washington government, and that it has already murdered 13,500 Europeans.
But “freedom” has a special definition in the West and in the US-aligned former Soviet republics. In Soviet days, it was easy to see that these republics were under Russian control and that their peoples understandably yearned to be free of this pernicious influence.
But today, in the absence of a Soviet Union, only the US tries to bring these peoples under its heavy-handed control. Yet the US NGOs and other agents there are strongly suggesting – without evidence — that nothing has changed since the Soviet Union fell and that today’s Russia is just as big a bully as the former Soviet bosses. One of the US agencies involved in the former Soviet states is USAID, which is a front for regime change that pretends to be helping the poor. USAID was one of the agencies that instigated and supported the illegal and violent Maidan coup that changed Ukraine from a rapidly developing state to the poorest country in Europe – according to IMF statistics. Let me point out that the European countries with the most anti-Russian sentiment, ie, the Baltic states and Ukraine, are the ones most strongly aligned with the US and are also the poorest countries in the region. Makes you wonder when their citizens will wake up and restore normal relations with Russia.
Even the NYT, which is generally seen by many as an Establishment screed, admits, in a short editorial here, that USAID has been meddling in European internal politics.
21stcenturywire.com calls USAID a CIA front. An article in The American Conservative lists several countries, including Cuba, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Slovakia and Ukraine, where USAID has worked to achieve regime change in the name of “democracy.”
USAID is active in almost all of the former Soviet republics and bloc, and the main thrust is not “democracy” but regime change and social change, as well as a the promotion of a toxic anti-Russian atmosphere. In Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, for example, thanks to the US influence, there are now laws that ban or discourage the teaching and/or official use of Russian even though some of these countries have very large populations of ethnic Russians and Russian has long been the lingua franca between non-native segments of the population and the locals. In Latvia, for example, 43.7% of the population speak fluent Russian as a second language. Ukraine also has a very high percentage of Russian speakers and one of the main sore spots that caused the republics of Lugansk and Donetsk to break away was the US-backed Kiev government’s anti-Russian language laws. The national languages of the tiny Baltic states are spoken by very small numbers of people and graduates with a higher education in any of these national languages are either limited to the professional job markets of those countries themselves, where unemployment is high, or are obliged to acquire a professional level of proficiency in the language of the country to which they emigrate. For many, Russian would be the most useful language because it is relatively easy for a citizen of a former Soviet republic or bloc country to immigrate to the Russian Federation, where jobs are abundant, and it is hard to ignore that Russian is the language with the most native speakers and the biggest cultural influence in their region. In Poland and Czechia, for example, where, fortunately, this Russian language ban does not exist, there is a high demand for the teaching of Russian. Thus, the anti-Russian influence of Washington not only causes economic problems but also denies cultural opportunities for the Baltic states. On a personal note, I was able to use Russian to communicate in Estonia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Poland in the 70s, and at that time, the language was preferred for communication between travellers and immigrants from various countries in the region. It makes no sense at all to discourage the use of this very practical language.
Thus the Baltic states are shooting themselves in the foot with these language restrictions and I strongly suspect this rejection of Russian language and culture is rooted in the teachings and propaganda of American NGOs like USAID, which boil down to simple anti-Russian racism.
I suspect that once the American campaign to discourage Russian language and culture and replace it with American everything subsides, Russian will once again recover its rightful place in the region.
Expert explains who is behind the protests in Georgia
US globalists have launched in Georgia a new phase of the effort to separate that country from Russia. This was announced to the Federal News Agency by Valery Korovin, a member of the Izborsk Club and director of the Centre for Geopolitical Expertise.
“In Georgia, the next stage of military detachment from Russia has begun,” he stated. “After the establishment of the nationalist course launched by [the first president of Georgia] Zviyad Gamsakhurdia and the operation on behalf of the United States [by the country's former president] Mikhail Saakashvili, it was time to target orthodoxy, the last link between Russia and Georgia.”
According to the FAN interlocutor, the liberalization of Georgia occurs in stages: first, hard nationalism, which provoked the secession of Abkhazia and South Ossetia [Western media and pols insist this secession was all Russia’s fault], then the orientation towards NATO membership, and then - church reform, post-modernization and dehumanization, a scenario implemented more than once by globalist strategists.
“By creating their networks on the territory of various states, US globalists use any excuse to put pressure on the government, demanding greater liberalization, and if the state doesn’t want to make concessions, they demolish it entirely,” explained the Director of the CGE.
The IMF tranche allotted the day before, and the call to hold a gay pride parade in Tbilisi (amid the unrest) were no coincidence. This is the political globalist machine that devours states and peoples. ”
Korovin is convinced that Georgia will be able to resist only if it rallies around Orthodoxy and traditional values and does not give in to minorities again.
Recall that the riots began on the evening of June 21, 2019 in the Georgian capital, in fact, because of a strange circumstance. After the State Duma deputy Sergei Gavrilov sat in the chair of the local parliament, infuriating Georgian radicals, the building began to be stormed.
US involvement was suspected in the riots. Earlier, the senior director of the Biden Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Carpenter, stated that “one day Georgia may wake up and find not 20%, but 100% occupied territories,”
In addition, it is very symptomatic that the American Foundation “Free Russia” is located in Georgia, whose activities are openly anti-Russian. The United States Agency for International Development (United States Agency for International Development, USAID) is also likely behind the riots.
It is American internet activists, including those residing in the territory of the European Union, who incite Georgians to unrest, and so actively support the “struggle” of Georgians with Russia. Thus, the Web maintains the media background necessary for subsequent implementation of the mission of the US globalist elites.
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