Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Major props for posting up the interview and the new HEAT from ya boy! The other interviews offered a very interesting perspective too, which was perhaps more optimistic and less cynical than mine - which is great to take in, in order to stay sane.

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totally relate with what you wrote. also live in a state that really wants to follow the craziest zealotry in the West but is too corrupt and disfunctional to implement that fully. the big difference is that In Brazil, just like Europe, there is ample popular support for the craziness. even in australia. Brazil has probably 70% support for cattle tags right now. Russia stands out in popular opposition

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Didn't Brazil "lose" their entire vaxx database or something like that though?

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It was taken down on dec 9th and hasnt been fully restored. I can acess my vaxx profile for example, but people who got vaxxed before dec 9th have had trouble on that. In brazil when you get vaxxed you get a paper stamped and signed by the health ministry with a QR code and another QR code, that could be the same, is inserted into your internet profile associated with your ID.

hackers took down the internet profile. but vaxxed people still get the paper. what has been happening is irregular requirement. here in São Paulo you can enter parties for hundreda of people just by showing the picture of the paper, or the prinscreen of your ID in the health ministry

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I noticed the same about Brazil. If in the rest of the world people protest against COVID measures, in Brazil they were coming out demanding more restrictions. I'm sure it has to do a lot with a large number of people in Brazil hating president Bolsonaro and they go by a simple logic, if Bolsonaro is against restrictions, those must certainly be a good thing!

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Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

For me this has been one of your most informative substack posts. Please more like this.

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Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Thanks for interesting interviews.

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Thank you sincerely Edward - I learnt much from each interview and resonated particularly with Lil’ Kremlin's analysis of a 'western' newbie Russophile and Muscovite's first response explaining the Russian character and how Russians got their "Russianness" back following the Communist 'revolution' - that's exactly the insight I have been looking for and formulating in my own mind.

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That is yet another view by an individual. Take it into account, but with a grain of salt, as usual. Russianness was never gone even during the early years of Bolshevism. Actually just the opposite happened, because suddenly previously oppressed masses of peasants and laborers got access to education and culture and this Russianness or you can call it also folk spirit started to permeate many areas where it wasn't seen before, like cinema, theater, music and other areas of art and culture. What happened after the WWII was the return of the Orthodox church into the lives of many people, the realization that Russians, like century and a half before that, are a force to be reckoned with, but also the realization that "oppressed by capitalism" people of the West were not living as bad, as state propaganda was suggesting. Also it was a shock of realization that a war can be waged not just to gain access to resources, but to completely exterminate people that inhabited lands that they called Russia.

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Actually just the opposite …

Drawing mainly from “The Third Rome” by Matthew Raphael Johnson (Chapter 14 – The Return of the Slavophiles)

Under the Great Reforms of Alexander II, his ministry of finance “established a Peasant Land Bank, abolished the head tax, introduced the inheritance tax and also began labour legislation in Russia. Pioneering factory laws included the limitation of the working day to eight hours for children between 12 and 15, the prohibition of night work for children and for woman in the textile industry and regulations aimed at assuring the workers proper and regular pay from their employers, without excessive fines or illegitimate deductions. Factory inspectors were established to supervise the carrying out of the new legislation.” [cited from Riasanovsky, although R tried to avoid directly crediting Alexander]

Henri Troyat writes [in Daily Life in Russia Under the Last Tsar (1959)]

“… the employment of children of less than twelve years and the employment of women at night had been forbidden by Russia (by the laws of July 1, 1882 and July 3, 1896) and that in Russia there was a medical service at large factories (of more than 100 workers) and that employers’ responsibility in the matter of working accidents was constantly recognised. … [goes on to talk about insurance and disability pensions]”

When Nicholas II was brought to the throne in 1894 Russia was far from “backward” and by the start of World War I she had the lowest taxes in all of Europe. Direct taxation per capita amounted to 3.1 rubles per year versus 13 for Germany, 10 for Austria, 12 in Franc and 27 in progressive, democratic and capitalist Britain. Indirect taxation was also the lowest … [Johnson cites de Goulevitch for an account of statistical sources].

Primary education was open to all classes and was free of charge. At the turn of the century there were 10,000 primary schools opening in the empire per year, yes per year. By 1913 over 500 million rubles per year were being invested in education, comparatively more per capita than any other nation in Europe. University study was the least expensive anywhere in Europe or America.

Tsar Nicholas II eliminated all taxes and provided farm implements to those peasants who would move into less populated and more recently absorbed regions of the empire. By 1917 peasantry controlled the overwhelming majority of farmland - more than three times what was controlled by the nobility. [In America today the family farm is being destroyed by conglomerates (Gates comes to mind) and the Department of Agriculture, with a new form of serfdom being established under Archer-Daniels-Midland and ConAgra.]

Under Alexander the State Peasant Bank was chartered which transferred almost all of the remainder of the land to the peasantry. This bank, which provided cheap credit to the farming classes, became the largest credit union on earth, entirely dedicated to the purpose of the peasantry buying land for themselves. After a few years, Russian peasants owned 80 percent of the land. Later, beginning in 1905, the “Peoples Banks of Mutual Credit” was opened, and even provided free lectures to peasants on using the system.

In terms of agricultural production, this program of land redistribution was immensely successful. By 1913, 12 percent of the Russian harvest was exported. She accounted for 67 percent of the world’s production of rye, 31 percent of wheat, 30 percent of oats and almost half the globe’s production of barley. Given that the peasants controlled the land, they benefitted the most and their income markedly increased during this period. The Russian fishing industry was the largest in the world, as was her sugar industry. Fully processed iron production increased over 100 percent from 1989 to 1913. Production of copper increased almost 150 percent at the same time. The output of gold increased 300 percent, manganese 100 percent and coal 900 percent in this same period. The Russian trade surplus by 1913 was 365 million rubles, up from a mere 163 million rubles in 1903. The national debt amounted to 59 rubles per person in 1910. Compare this with 135 in Germany, 170 in Britain, 190 in Italy and almost 300 for France. Industry, additionally, was growing at a rate of 8 percent a year, higher even than in the United States.”


“The refusal of the Romanovs to set up a central bank under the rule of the global financial elite marked them for extinction. Imperial Russia was the only major European power that refused to set up a Central Bank, though the Bolsheviks, as always, willingly obliged.“ [end quoted passage]

… then under the facade of ‘communism’, Rothschild sent his capitalist lackey Ulyanov (et al) in to achieve his agenda and succeeded. The Russian spirit survived and Russianness took some time to thrive again.

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Excellent research! Allow me to conclude, though... Because of all this goodness poring on Russian peasants and laborers from Tsars, their ministers, nobility and emerging capitalists they rose-up in three revolutions in a span of 12 years: 1905, February 1917 and October 1917. It is because of a personal genius of "Rothschild lackey Ulianov" that managed to pull the wool over the eyes of tens of millions in Russian Empire, millions of these laborers and peasants sacrificed their lives in a civil war that ensued between 1918 and 1922. It was because of the American Lend Lease program and Stalin's NKVD detachments that shot in the backs of retreating soldiers that they won the war when all of Europe united by Hitler went on the exterminate the population of that country. Did I get your point right?

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Cheers and thank you Stanley

Without referring to dozens of books and many more videos, the topic is too big for this comments section so my short response is:

“What is history but a fable agreed upon?”

also often stated as …

“What is history but a series of lies agreed upon?”



and from “Colourless Tsukuru Tazake” by Haruki Murakami

“The truth sometimes reminds me of a city buried in sand. […] As time passes, the sand piles up even thicker, and occasionally it’s blown away and what’s below is revealed.“


“You can hide memories, but you can’t erase history“


Okay just one link …

Arthur Ponsonby – “Falsehood of War-Time” (1929)


“Facts must be distorted, relevant circumstances concealed and a picture presented which by its crude colouring ill persuade the ignorant people that their Government is blameless, their cause is righteous, and that the indisputable wickedness of the enemy has been proved beyond question.“

“Departments have to be created to see to the psychological side. People must never be allowed to become despondent; so victories must be exaggerated and defeats, if not concealed, at any rate minimized, and <b>the stimulus of indignation, horror, and hatred must be assiduously and continuously pumped into the public mind by means of propaganda.</b>"

“… the injection of the poison of hatred into men's minds by means of falsehood is a greater evil in wartime than the actual loss of life. <b>The defilement of the human soul is worse than the destruction of the human body.</b>”

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You are obviously well-read, Julius! Way better than I am, I might add. My only advantage in the the field of Russian history, especially modern one, is that being ethnic Russian with my roots growing deep in that country's history and culture, I know about it not just from somebody's writing, but through my own family history. My origins stem back to Don Cossacks, people who throughout centuries escaped feudal rule in Central Russia and settled in the wild and often dangerous steppes of the south, near Azov and Black seas, to gain their freedom. My great grandfather, a cossack military, died in the civil war that followed October revolution of 1917, fighting Bolsheviks. But my grandfather went to Soviet artillery school in 1938 and died in August of 1941 during Smolensk counteroffensive, defending his beloved country, USSR. The point I'm trying to make here is that absolute majority of Russians saw Soviet Union as the country that belonged to them, vs. Tsarist Russia, hence such a drastic difference in outcomes of the two wars for Russia and USSR. In WWI Russia, despite being part of the winning side, together with Britain and US, managed to become a loser, giving away significant chunks of its territory. But quiet the opposite happened during WWII, despite all odds and huge sacrifices, Russian people wanted to defend the state that they perceived as their own. Btw, despite the appearances, I'm not an apologist for USSR, as I said in other posts, I'm a realist, where I believe we need to recognize without ideological bias the good and the bad things that happened in that period. Ideologically I'm not a socialist or communist either, I think both ideologies don't recognize the full complexity of human nature. I'm more of a libertarian, laissez-faire persuasion, and that deep believe in a classical liberalism makes me look at the Soviet and overall Russian history with open eyes.

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Stanley, what a wonderful comment and thank you so much for sharing. I feel genuinely and humbly honoured by your response. You have explained much more to me that I can articulate. I am on a personal journey, trying to ‘investigate’ the ‘Russian Soul’ through its literature, music and philosophy (yes THAT list of writers!).

The reason for my delay in responding is that I was searching for a CD I was given by a very good friend and colleague, produced by a local Kashtan Ukrainian Choir – his mother was a member. The song that stood out to me was “Whose Horse Stands There”. I’m sure you know it (I just found it literally ‘moments’ ago).

I can’t find anything that comes close to that rendition but maybe Edward can help us. This is the best I could find …


BTW … from one of my little rabbit holes …

Rusyn Gifts to the Russian People –Slavomir Olejar


Tchaikovsky, Gogol, Dostoyevsky … who’d have thought!!

I mentioned Matthew Raphael Johnson (MRJ) …

I have found Matthew a most erudite scholar, particularly in the field of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodoxy. Without claiming to be an authority, I have read several of his books and articles as well as listened to quite a number of his podcasts (such as on Radio Albion).

MRJ’s site is “The Russian Orthodox Medievalist” – (rusjournal)


Here is a link to an audio playlist by MRJ on a range of topics.


... At least we have each other ... hope to talk again soon ...

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Jan 18, 2022·edited Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Actually, by way of a footnote, I came to the conclusion long ago that the Western animus toward Russia is not so much that "Russia watchers" in the West hate Putin and Russian authoritarian government - which, of course, they do - but, most of all, they hate and fear authentic Russianess: that is to say, a Russian identity harnessed to Orthodox Christianity. Scratch a "Russia expert" and you'll often find an hostility deeper than anti-Putinism and that is a hatred for the anti-modernity of Russian Orthodoxy. With such thoughts in mind, I was also much struck by this remark from Muscovite:

"This COVID debacle, plus the real possibility of military conflict with the West, could very likely cause the complete collapse of the globalist factions in Russia, and the ascendance of a more nationalist, anti-globalist, anti-Western elite."

This touches on what occidental Russia experts most dread: the rise, post-Putin, of a more conservative, more traditional, more religious Russia.

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Great interviews. :)

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Excellent, simply excellent, Edward! Thanks for the interviews and for coming up with this format!

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Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

I don't have a harsh word to offer. On the contrary, I was deeply impressed by the remarks of Muscovite, in particular, this:

" ... The globalist forces, who are deeply embedded in the government, have been exposed, and identified as the enemy by powerful factions in society and government. It is interesting that the resistance was led by nationalist, conservative, Christian, and traditionalist elements of society. These sentiments represent the majority of the Russian population, and this conflict has been the first time since the end of the USSR that the government really clashed with them.

"Given this scenario, I would say that Russians have a better chance at throwing back this assault on their freedom, better than in the spiritually more weakened and zombified West. Also, critically, in this story, Putin was on the side of the globalists. He may have made a critical mistake in going along with the Schwabian agenda coming from the West. In doing so, he certainly has lost enormous support from his main power base—conservative Russia. He is unlikely to risk alienating that base further, especially in an environment of possible military conflict with the West."

Vladimir Vladimirovich needs to repent.

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Jan 18, 2022Liked by Edward Slavsquat

> “Take the blue vial, the story ends here, you die. Take the red vial, you also die.” 🤣

I come for the articles but I stay for the memes...

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Australia which started out on AstraZeneca but is now solidly on Pfizer approves Sputnik for entry. Suggests some 'similarities'?

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Due to the isolation from communism, Russia is about 40 years behind the west culturally speaking which is the good news. The bad news is due to the internet and other exposure they are now catching up with the west at breakneck speed. Look at all those beautiful well-dressed girls in Moscow and you will notice that the western disease "cartoon skin" (tattoos) is beginning to take hold with some rapidity. Men dress as sloppy in Russia as they do in the America now--just different kinds of camouflage. Hate to point this out but that "music" you posted is also proof of this—nothing more ridiculous than a white guy doing rap especially when it is a white Russian guy. I have seen the videos on TV of white Russian guys dressing and acting like black gangsters--not something to aspire to. Russia has given the world some of its most beautiful music but all that can be done now is to imitate these criminals? Russians at least still dress their children for the weather still unlike America where I have seen children in the schoolyard playing in the snow--in short pants. The thing I like least about Russia is the visa regime. Even when I get to Russia I still have to have this migration card which can be a hassle if you travel around the country. We were treated like criminals in a Siberian city by the immigration people when all we were trying to do is follow the rules. I am just disappointed in Russia, because they have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take center stage in world affairs, but instead they are just going along with the whole farce. Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide now.

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Похоже на правду. (I meant to say "has the ring of truth" but there is apparently no equivalent expression in Russian.)

"Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide now."

Likely couldn't be truer, unless one is attracted to Amazonia of the jungles of Borneo. I would like to go out to a nice cafe, now and then.

I especially liked "cartoon skin" but I regard this as a more intimate form of urban camouflage which you point out further on. It is considered as trendy. Soon however, very soon, no tatoos, metal, baggy pants (or whatever) will be regarded as cool. It is as if our whole system of values has intentionally been turned upside down … by criminals.

There is NOTHING harsh about the truth, the sweetest sound in the entire universe.

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Harsh... But true. The question of immigration to Russia for Westerners is somewhat preposterous, as this is not an easy thing to do. Even for myself, a person with Russian roots, language, cultural and blood ties to Russia that is not that easy. Besides, after my fight with the regime first on unofficial Kremlin outlet Vzgliad (vz.ru) then RIA and then RT.com the door to Russia is closed for me )))

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The Russian People will shake it off.

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I just discovered your substack today, and I am LOVING it so much!! So happy.

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Jan 20, 2022·edited Jan 20, 2022

Muscovite: "Putin was on the side of the globalists. He may have made a critical mistake in going along with the Schwabian agenda coming from the West."

Interesting. The thing is, If Putin was already a Schawbian, which one would be if one is a Young Global Leader (aka gangster), then there was no question that Putin would take orders from the hoaxsters behind the covid hoax. A baker doesn't make a critical mistake if he switches from being relatively idle to baking bread. If there's a critical mistake, it's in the chosen profession, period.

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Marxism, Socialism, or Communism in practice are nothing but state-capitalism and rule by a privileged minority, exercising despotic and total control over a majority having virtually no property or legal rights. As is discussed elsewhere herein, Talmudic Judaism is the progenitor of modem Communism and Marxist collectivism as it is now applied to a billion or more of the world’s population.

Only through thorough understanding of the ideology from which this collectivism originates, and those who dominate and propagate it, can the rest of the world hope to escape the same fate. Communism — Socialism was originated by Jews and has been dominated by them from the beginning.

There is no moral, philosophical or ethical conflict whatsoever between Judaism and Marxist collectivism as they exist in actual practice. Marxism, to which all branches of Socialism necessarily adhere, was originated by a Jew, Karl Marx, himself of Rabbinical descent. Every Jewish source today boasts of his rabbinical ancestry, and his “keen dialectical ability” (as presumably manifested by his abstruse, hairsplitting, Das Kapital) being due to his Talmudic inheritance.

First Torah Completed in Australia’s Parliament in Canberra

More than 150 people attend the event, followed by a joyous procession in the streets

By Faygie Levy Holt October 23, 2017 2:35 PM


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The link to quotes above -


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Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.

A truly righteous man will not remain in submission before the wicked any more than a fountain will remain muddied or a spring will remain polluted. Nevertheless, when a righteous man does submit to the wicked, he is like a muddied fountain or a polluted spring for that time. Hence God rebuked Jacob, saying: Esau was going his own way, and you sent messengers submissively toward him, saying 'Thus says your servant, Jacob!' Genesis Chapter 32.


Proverbs 24:17 says, "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles."

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http://www.balderexlibris.com/public/ebook/Weisman Charles_A._Who_is_Esau-Edom.zip

Esdras 6:9 …”For Esau is the end of this age, and Jacob is the beginning of the age that follows

Further explanation -

The Black Hats -

Canaan the son of Ham - took by force Shems' inheritance, [Shem, from whom came the term Semite ] that being the land called Palestine today. Judah married a Canaanite woman and thus except for one pure line beginning with the Tamar/Judah union from whom Christ came, Judah became mixed and degenerate by following Nimrods' [the grandson of Ham] Babylonian pagan idolatry or Baal worship. The priests of Nimrod the founder of Babylon wore black robes.

For more precise details see:- “The Book of Jubilees.” Rev George H. Schodde’s translation from the Ethiopic —- Ch.8…… “This portion came by lot for Shem and his sons that, they should possess it for ever unto his generations for evermore.”

“The priests of Nimrod the founder of Babylon wore black robes.”

The Chemarims or Khamarim are the black -robed priests of Baal , who were appointed by the kings of Judah to conduct worship In high places . Chemarims '' Idolatrous Priest '' , comes from The root word Kamar meaning '' to be black '' , which explains the '' idolatrous priest '' wore black garments ( Zephaniah 1 ; 4 ) , which the judges, priests, rabbis and Cohen's wear today ..

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OT... so to speak. PCR Interviewed by GEOFOR on US/Russia Talks @ https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/01/17/pcr-interviewed-by-geofor-on-us-russia-talks/ Agreed on everything, minus "whether Ukraine invades Donbass" as nobody can do that, not even as a way of committing suicide... I have served as sapper in the army, not as fortress troop, veterinarian, or medical, where engineer troops are the ones who should open the way; they don't have the airspace, they can only fancy to enter via ground, = IMPOSSIBLE, maybe in Kenya, but never in Donbass. Otherwise, I second PCR on the 'm' mistakes the Kremlin has done, Lavrov IIANM is not part of Putin's clan. Also, RU lost monstrously with the subordinate line it took with the false flag of the pandemic, it will take decades to restore its image.

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Addendum: I didn't even bother to read GEOFOR's questions after the first 2-3 (too boring/pathetic), I just skipped and went to PCR's answers directly, = recommended way to read.

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