Legendary poet Sergey Mikhalkov, the author of both Soviet and Russian national anthems, has been buried in Moscow with full military honors.
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this is rather ridiculous. The only country I know today with always changing official history to make it look glorious is Hungary. Everyone except them accept history that happened a thousand years ago. Then their participation in world wars was undeniable, their intentions imperialist. If the info I have is correct, then their national hero Imre Nagy was one of seven murderers of Car´s family. Also a famous in USSR was Bela Kun, who not only was responsible for about 600 civiliand killed with Magyar soviet revolutionaries in 1919, when ended in failure, he moved to future USSR to hang as much as a hundred thousand former whites who were given amnesty -executed by his company. Even he paid tho, in ´38.
I wonder really how much do they pay you for your manipulative work. Or you just wait for some propaganda agency hire you?
Do you see that by whitewashng your history by equalling communism and national socialism you try to look like saints? You arent them, Ukrainian SS, Vlasov´s betrayers and others were no heroes. Baltics may have been in a bad position, but that doesnt mean it should be russophobic like you- work either for free or
Russia of course spins history only a little bit to look better, but that the treacherous west always stands to their word, which they dont.
Those who cant look at what they were doing now try to fool undeducated masses.
Got to hand it to him – not everyone gets to write the words to three different official versions of his country’s national anthem (the original Soviet version, the revised Soviet version and the post-Soviet version). It’s indicative of how vigorously Russia keeps re-inventing itself and yet somehow, still stays exactly the same. And of course, besides the three versions mentioned, which represent three Russian views of itself, there are two further Russian national anthems in living memory – the tsarist anthem, and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” which served briefly after the Soviet collapse.
Makes it very hard for Russia’s neighbours to know which version of Russia to use as a reference point, as the wrong choice earns instant and severe disapproval from Moscow. Along with changing anthems, Russia’s take on its own history keeps changing, but still never quite hitting the target. Even in Soviet times, a favourite joke claimed that Russia is the only country in the world whose past is unpredictable.
I don’t know of any serious Russian attempt to publicly analysis of this startling instability of the national psyche, nor to offer a remedy for it. Nor to even acknowledge the problem.
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