– What do you see in the faces of Russian politicians of present and past?
– I don’t watch all these debates on TV, I can’t spare my time on this, but of all the politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov seems to me a quiet and pragmatic person. Whatever he is speaking, he is everywhere careful, but very clear in his understanding of way. And most important is that he’s not a screamer, unlike Kasyanov, who declares himself to be a major politician, but is like more a sculpture with a spectacular smile and catchlines.
– What do you thing about Putin? What is evidenced by his face?
– In a great measure it is a mask. He is the man who did service at security forces, where people are taught to be themselves less. To be undetected is best quality for scout. Sometimes, Putin suddenly express some clear and precise ideas, but the most frequently it is the desire to say to the audience, which catches most elementary. Only sometimes, when the passion overwhelms him, the face of Putin comes to life in chime with the words that he says.
– Are you talking about the speech about the joining of Crimea?
– At that moment he was not just in agreement with himself, he was illuminated. This is that rare case when there was unity of party and people. I hasten to say, that I’m absolutely and categorically for the fact that Crimea returned to Russia, though, because Crimea was transferred by a drunken Khrushchev without compliance elementary legal rules and the next morning Crimean woke up Ukrainians. Nobody then shown care about the legality, because it was one country.
I have in Crimea two sisters, one lives in Sevastopol and another in Simferopol. Our cousin from Simferopol four times was in Chernobyl. Their parents worked on the kolkhoz, close to Dzhankoy, my grandfather moved there to work in 1926, my parents and uncles lived and worked there. So, about Crimea I know firsthand. Say nothing of the history of the Crimea, which is a separate part, where many do not want to penetrate.
When in Odessa more than forty people were burned, people in the Ukraine were sincerely happy. You have to be severely ill to gloat about people burned alive
When the shooting on the Maidan began, at first I called to my sisters and said, if it would unbearable, come to Moscow, I’ll support you. My premonitions were correct. All became clear when in Odessa more than forty people were burned, and many people in Ukraine rejoiced on this occasion. In my opinion, you have to be severely ill to gloat about people burned alive… A SS Legion or division to German death camps could be formed from those rejoicing. It was absolutely disgusting attitude from Poroshenko and other politics. Someday enlightenment will come to them when happens something like that.
Because Crimea is a strategic place, I suspect that there could be happened something like Odessa… Fortunately, didn’t happen. All further events unfolded in legitimate grounds, although many people don’t want to see. When I called my sisters after the voting, they said “Yuriy, yes, the people really run to electoral districts and huge turns were formed from people wishing to vote. How is possible to draw conclusions that “Crimea is picked up”, if only negligible percentage has voted against?
– There is an opinion that if Crimea were not so easily separated there would not be this situation in the Donbas…
– The firs what new authorities done in the Donbas it was elimination of the Russian language. Why the attitude to the local population is so cynical? It was long before Crimea. You can perform yourself beautiful and correct liberal, but liberals sometimes turn into something what great Russian poet Denis Davydov named “liberal-fleeced”.
– Now your sister are still glad about Russian life? With no electricity, problems with communications, banks, transportation… Don’t they say that maybe it was better to live under the Ukraine as before?
Why during these 20 years Ukraine didn’t make anything?
– In the Crimea, Russia did not cut off the electricity, in Ukraine “special forces” blew up ETL and interrupted the supply of electricity to Crimea, which the Crimeans paid. And as was “before”, I know perfectly, for many times I visited my sisters. Sevastopol was an untidy city, which didn’t get needed money. And Simferopol was dirty city. Why during these 20 years Ukraine didn’t make anything? And now Ukraine is beginning to act out a tragedy from its “loss”, even though everything could be solved a long ago.
I hasten to say that I don’t see the current situation in Crimea in queti rose. I see what low company of haves was born in Russia, we have enough ours “Kolomoiskyi”! Maybe there are not distinguishing marks, except the language. And in the Crimea is possible property redistribution – “go away”, “you haven’t been here”… Again we will hear this disgusting and degrading phrase — “it’s your problem”, “it’s their problem” that so accurately formulate the whole philosophy of the new time.
– Have you lost Ukrainian friends?
– No, thank God. Now I’m going to meet my friends, together we realize animation festival “KROK” which is underway for twenty-five years. “KROK” is an international festival and people from all the animated world come to “KROK”. Until recently it was a Russian-Ukrainian: one year the ship sailed along the Dnieper river, the other on the Volga. We are holding it a second year only on the Volga, and I do not know if we’ll fly to the middle of the Dnieper once again as Gogol’s bird. This is a big tragedy for me. When culture falls under attrition mill of policies and shouts, the humans’ death begins.
– Do the multipliers who disagree with your point of view on Crimea come?
– They do. But is a strange story — those who don’t agree, can’t explain their position. When I hear that “Crimea drinking Dnieper water”, recall Krylov, a fable where is a conversation between a wolf and a sheep. The wolf complains that sheep stirs up his drink with sand and silt. It is detestable! But if the wind is blowing in the direction of the Crimea, so they breathe Ukrainian air? Shall we make a protective screen? Moreover where from the Dnieper flows, do they know? Maybe shall we set the fence to the Dnieper River did not flow where it is not allowed?
If we start to discuss on this level we have to cut trees because one side faces East, the other West. The trouble begins when you start to divide the indivisible and resolve conflicts according to the principle “kill a couple of dozen people — in statistics this will not be affected”. It says only one thing that in the 21st century we remain unenlightened people.
Source: DELFI (RUS)