It so happened that of all the Baltic republics, it was Latvia that was most stuffed with Russian speakers. These tumbleweeds, nomads of the new Soviet era, treated the “locals” as the second-class natives, telling anecdotes that “it is not at all necessary for the sheriff to know the language of the Indians,” and impressively explaining that all industry in the republic belongs to the Russians, because without them, the Latvians would have only “a wooden locomotive on wooden rails.”
For more than thirty years, Latvia has been fighting against the reactionary pro-Russian part of the population, which is Moscow’s “the fifth column”. The struggle is going on difficult, the Russians mimic, adapt, get out, “play the Roly” in front of international human rights organizations and pretend to be “Kazan orphans.” If the degree of pro-Russian sentiment in the country of Latvians has weakened in recent years, this is only due to physiological reasons, but by no means ideological ones. The descendants of the KGB officers, army retirees and low-skilled hard workers from the interior regions of the USSR, recruited to the construction sites of the national economy in the period after WWII, secretly continue to pray for Russia, to hate the Latvian and the Ukrainian “fascists” who came in large numbers (although what business if it of theirs?) Ukrainian “fascists”. Each of them has a Russian passport hidden under their pillow, because they are not allowed to have a Latvian one due to lack of knowledge of the language (they were too lazy to learn it even after decades of living in Latvia), they live with a residence permit. But today, these latent Russian aggressors face the unpleasant prospect of being expelled to their homeland, which they idolize so much, but do not want to move for residence there – the standard of living is not at all the same!
With the covert but effective support of organizers from the Federal Security Service, these Latvians of Russian origin have created organizations to protect their rights, they are making full use of the opportunities of the free democratic society (in Russia they would have been jailed for this a long time ago) and they stubbornly insist on giving them the opportunity to preach the values of the Russian world and remake Latvians into Russians, or at least into Soviet people. Simply – to return everything back!
Now, in order to defend their ideological narratives, they began to behave crazy about the topic of “crucified grannies in panties” – how can it be that they will expel innocent pensioners who have given their whole lives to work at enterprises of the Latvian SSR and who have not managed to learn the Latvian language because of selfless work. Will poor single grannies be sent straight from a nursing home in wheelchairs to the border with Russia? At the same time, the leaders of pro-Russian organizations, of course, do not remember the thirty-year-old muzzles with St. George ribbons, arranging annual brawls on May 9th.
We should look soberly at these tearful provocations!
Granny is a staunch Federal Security Service soldier, and Shoigu is counting on her if something happens. A granny with a Russian passport in Latvia is needed so that Russia can, if something happens, come to protect her from the Latvian fascists. And she can also be a voice on the list of those wishing to create the Daugavpils People’s Republic and call on Putin to protect the poor Russians in Latvia. And no one will let a granny back down, even if she really wants to. At the border, the Russian border guard will turn her wheelchair back – in Russia there are enough of their own half-dead, half-crazy old women, but in Daugavpils she will protect the interests of oppressed Russian-speaking non-citizens from the Nazis. So, “Be strong, granny, Russia does not abandon its own people!”
Now let’s talk about us, the population of the Volga republics, who want to enter the Idel-Ural confederation.
You understand as well as I do that Latvia today is a clear model of the situation in national entities after they gained independence. In the same way, the Russians will impose their vision of the development of the republic on us – both the Russian language is mandatory, and the pro-Russian ideology (victory obsession, exaltation of Russian culture by belittling the “underdeveloped” national culture, the study of Russian history in schools, etc.), and leadership from Russian specialists, and, in the end, the course towards the creation of a state allied with Russia (at the request of the workers).
Probably someone thinks that after the revolution or the disintegration of the Russian Federation, it will be necessary, first of all, to protect their lands from the claims of their Turkic neighbors. He is most likely not completely right.
If you are going, open-mouthed, to think about who is more right in land disputes – you or your neighbor, then it may well turn out that Russian politicians and Russian special service officers have already processed you during this time, and on the streets they are already in full swing discussing the upcoming “fair and democratic” elections, in which, by virtue of arithmetic superiority, the Russian-speaking electorate confidently wins, soldered and united by the fear of losing their former privileges.
Compatriots, let’s keep this in mind and follow how the processes are developing among Latvians, Kazakhs, and Ukrainians. Let’s study the difficult experience of building a free nation-state on other people’s, so to speak, achievements and mistakes. For not to make our own ones! So that one fine day the representative of the Russian world does not take us in wheelchairs to the border of our former homeland!