‘War is Peace’ by Henry Chaussovsky

To claim that Russia’s goal is to satisfy the former USSR’s ambitions and that Ukraine has any 

potential to win the current war shows an extensive influence of the mass media narrative. 

Indeed, to justify the wide-ranging supply of weapons to Ukraine the image of what the media 

used to call ‘one of the most corrupt countries in the world’ must be presented as an innocent 


I believe my background of having been raised in the area called Ukraine but on the fertile soil 

of the Russian culture allows me to contribute to the subject. 

While the West is immersed in destroying what is left of their cultural heritage in a progressive 

degeneration (oxymoron intended) Russian nationalism is on the rise thanks to NATO or rather 

US actions. This nationalism is mostly represented by returning to the roots of the nation by 

restoring respect and love for the Russian culture and people, hence I dare to call this type of 

nationalism healthy. By saying ‘returning’ I mean diverting from the encroaching Western 

decadence (so-called ‘wokeness’) and coming back to what made Russia strong, patriotic, and 

united. I have to mention that Russia while predominantly Christian, is a multi-ethnic state 

where at least 15% of the population are Muslims. However, this doesn’t affect the rising unity 

of its people, as ‘woke progressivism’ isn’t practiced by either group. 

The war no matter how it is depicted by the West indeed carries existential importance for the 

Russian state. I will not go into multiple reasons to explain why the encroachment of NATO 

controlled by the US represents a true danger to the Russian state and its people. 

The real war, as Dr. Smithin has correctly noticed, started in 2014, when the US orchestrated 

the ‘Maidan’ coup by displacing a ‘democratically elected’ leader (by the West’s own 

standards!) and installing a puppet. Thus, presenting this as the highly lauded democracy is just 

an empty word. The whole idea is irrelevant and plain ridiculous in the current environment. 

As I have mentioned, my background makes me rather familiar with the subject. For the sake of 

consistency, I’ll keep referring to, as Ukraine, the part of the defunct Soviet Union formerly 

known as the Ukrainian Socialist Republic. Ukraine’s independence appeared a product of the 

demise of the USSR. Historically, this area was inhabited by groups of people practicing 

different religions (Catholic vs. Russian Orthodox) and speaking various dialects while Russian 

has always appeared as the predominant language. There is a significant cultural and language 

difference between the groups of Eastern and Western Ukraine, which played a critical role 

during WWII when the German occupants were assisted by the Western Ukrainian formations. 

These groups appeared as a main force used in the persecution and murder of Jews and Poles 

before and during WWII. As to the language differences now heavily used to divide people in 

that country, practically no one can utilize a grammatically correct Ukrainian language. It 

remains technically undetermined due to the immaturity of Ukrainian culture. For centuries, 


the main territory of Ukraine has been a part of the Russian empire (it carried the name Little 

Russia or Malorossia) and later of the USSR. As mentioned, certain nationalistic tendencies 

existed in the Western part of the country close to Poland and Hungary resulting in the after- 

war resistance movement against the communist regime. 

I would like to mention that my cousins reside in Eastern Ukraine, in what is called today the 

Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), which allows me to accumulate intimate knowledge of the 

post-Maidan events. One of them, a doctor, has personally witnessed atrocities committed by 

the Ukrainian military and nationalistic Ukrainian structures against the Russian-speaking 

population. These fit the classic definition of genocide. This is one of the motives of the Russian 

Special Military Operation, as Russia calls it, which has practically resulted in civil war. I must 

mention that the current amplified animosity between the Ukrainian East and West is rooted 

less in ethnic and cultural contrast but more in the incessant propaganda campaign conducted 

(by the West) during at least the last 8 years or, to be more precise, since the dissolution of the 

Soviet Union. This campaign has been incredibly successful in taking advantage of the existing 

cultural and language differences. I also have to mention that a large proportion of the 

Ukrainian military actually consists of thoroughly conditioned ethnic Russians. 


Similar to the narrative that there are threats in the West itself to the now defunct ‘Freedom 

and Democracy’ (thanks to Dr. Smithin for the contribution to this subject), so this Russia vs. 

Ukraine narrative in the West has depicted Russia’s defensive actions as an ambitious invasion 

and threat to Europe. 

References to ‘Freedom and Democracy’ remind me of the similar storyline used across the 

world during COVID, utilizing the argot of ‘Safe and Effective’ referring to the unknown and 

untested substance claimed to be a ‘vaccine’. Well, this is how modern ‘science’ now presents 


I conclude with the famous (or rather infamous) declarations from George Orwel’s 1984: ‘War 

is Peace, Freedom is Slavery’.