Russia and Australia should be partners in the Asia-Pacific. Instead Canberra seems perennially paranoid about the Russian threat. Such a mindset is nearly as old as Australia.
In the 1850s at the height of the Crimean War – fought primarily between Russia and Britain – Australia was gripped by paranoia of a Russian invasion. As rumours spread that the Russian Navy had invaded the port of Melbourne, the British colony started building coastal fortifications to repulse the invasion – that never came.
The events in Ukraine have shown very distinctly the extent of fascism in Ukrainian society. The revival of neo-Nazi tendencies in the form of ultra-Ukrainian nationalism began on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
Here’s an incredible reaction to the harsh realities of Ukraine’s historical pro-western choice
Originally appeared at Vesti – Ukrainian online resource. Translated by Julia Rakhmetova, Rhod Mackenzie
This article in a moderate Ukrainian magazine expresses the shock people experience seeing their countrymen portrayed in Hollywood TV shows. To get into Europe, they licked every Western ass at tongue’s length, betrayed their history, destroyed their country - and are treated as brutes, just like Russians.