The Forty times forty Orthodox movement accused the editors of Tatarstan magazine because of the cover of the January issue. It depicts parts of two paintings by Alfred Shaimardanov. In one painting, a black cat was depicted in front of a church, and in another, a white cat was depicted in front of a mosque.
In response to the denunciation, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Tatyana Vafina wrote that in 1937 several editors of the 102-year-old Tatarstan magazine were shot one after another on ignorant denunciations.
Now the entire circulation is withdrawn from sale.
So, as a warning to the Tatars and other peoples, Moscow humiliates the republic through its henchmen. Now everyone understands that at the snap of the fingers of some Forty times forty or other insidious Russians, the Tatarstan media will squat and shout out, “What would you like, master?”
This is a story about how the Tatar elites, selling sovereignty, sold both dignity and honor in “load”.