The absurd play with obvious signs of aggressive obscurantism called the “Victory Day” of May 9, 2019, was initiated by the Russian Kremlin and Co. and then spread to some former Soviet republics, including Armenia.
The initiators of obscurantism have previously voiced the slogan “we can repeat 1941-1945,” whose doubtfulness gives some food for thought.
The citizens of the USSR have been convinced that the events that had begun in 1941, later called the Great Patriotic War, occurred as a result of the aggression of fascist Germany against the USSR which would ultimately end in 1945 with a victory over fascism.
Now, as you know, no one is attacking Russia. What, then, is the Kremlin going to repeat? Maybe the aggression, which at that time the leadership of the USSR, in particular, the main obscurantist Stalin, managed to conceal, incriminating the no less aggressive Germany? Maybe this is what the slogan means?
In any case, the slogan “we can repeat 1941-1945” is inherently suspicious and leads to groundless, vague, and further justified suspicions.
The fact that such festivities of obscurantism, with similar slogans and portraits of Stalin, the main obscurantist of all times and peoples, are carried out in Russia isn’t particularly surprising. The Kremlin does not really hide its aggressive rhetoric and even boasts the notorious 08/08/08, the seizure of the Crimea, and the initiation of the April War in Artsakh in 2016.
And this is only in our region, not including Syria, Venezuela, and many other places where Russia, with its aggressive policies and rhetoric, is literally a plug in all the holes.
Georgia’s attitude towards Stalin is also not particularly surprising. He was a native of Georgia, after all. Especially given the fact that Stalin territorially expanded Georgia, sometimes at the expense of Armenia. It turned to be a sort of a mini-empire within the USSR.
In Tbilisi, as we know, the participants of the march who dared to compare Stalin with Hitler and fascism with communism were detained. On the other hand, along with Stalin, the NATO symbolism has also received a little “beating”, which, again, gives some food for thought.
But the presence of Stalin’s portraits in Yerevan is surprising, suspicious, yet puts everything in its place. Judge yourself – the portrait of Stalin is exhibited along with the portraits of many heroes of Armenia who have been repressed and destroyed by the obscurantist Stalin and the communist system.
The St. George Ribbon also found a wide usage and distribution in this procession. A symbol which, to put it mildly, not everyone is related to – for example, Robert Abadjyan, Hero of Armenia and Artsakh who fell during the four-day April war unleashed by Azerbaijan under the patronage of Russia. Not to mention all the others (see the photo below).
All in all, the Ribbon of Saint George has nothing to do with Armenia.
All this, unfortunately, proves the sad fact that the current government of Armenia, as well as the previous one, in fact turned out to be a banal Bolshevik appendage of the de facto Stalinist, communist, and thus criminal Kremlin. And the so-called revolution is merely a legalized, growing redistribution of property.