Motorola’s death debunks 6 Kremlin myths

Russian platoon leader Arsen Pavlov, call sign “Motorola”, during Victory Day parade marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War 2, in Donetsk, Ukraine, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Russian platoon leader Arsen Pavlov, call sign “Motorola”, during Victory Day parade marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War 2, in Donetsk, Ukraine, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko 

2016/10/29 • Analysis & Opinion, Russia, Ukraine, War in the Donbas

Article by: Nazariy Zanoz – political commentator, writer

The stories surrounding the death of the Russian gangster called Motorola and his participation in the war are perhaps the best example of the absurdity and idiocy of Russian propaganda. The life and death of this Kremlin puppet clearly points to the Big Lies that are regularly spread by Kremlin media. This is a textbook case when disciples of the “Russkiy mir” (Russian world) are led by the nose, but they continue to call it the God’s truth.
Political caricature by Kusto: "Russian world" steam engine with the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate Kirill as its front and Putin at the wheel. The rear of the engine sports acronyms of the names of the infamous Soviet/Russian security services: VChK, OGPU, NKVD, KGB and FSB.

Political caricature by Kusto: “Russian world” steam engine with the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate Kirill as its front holding a money purse and with Putin at its controls. The rear of the engine sports acronyms of the names of the infamous Soviet/Russian security services: VChK, OGPU, NKVD, KGB and FSB.

Myth No.1: Civil war continues in Ukraine

Russian media continues to brainwash readers, referring regularly to the “civil war” in Ukraine. The major figures and “heroes” in the terrorist “republics” are Russian FSB Colonel Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov) and Arsen Pavlov (aka Motorola), who do not hide their Russian citizenship. And let’s not forget the two Russian GRU officers and curators of the so-called “DNR” and LNR” – Aleksandr Borodai and Marat Bashirov?

Political caricature by Oleksiy Kustovsky : Putin as Emperor Kh**lo on a cart drawn by the fake “separatist” leaders he sent to fight in Ukraine: GRU Captain Erofeev, GRU Sergeant Aleksandrov, FSB Colonel Girkin and bandit (and suspected FSB agent) Motorola

Political caricature by Oleksiy Kustovsky : Putin as Emperor Kh**lo on a cart drawn by the fake “separatist” leaders he sent to fight in Ukraine: GRU Captain Erofeev, GRU Sergeant Aleksandrov, FSB Colonel Girkin and bandit (and suspected FSB agent) Motorola

Myth No.2: Ukrainian soldiers are brutal while their opponents are extraordinary models of humanity

We all remember the video “masterpieces” broadcast on Russian television: the “crucified boy”, “the grandmother that was raped” at a checkpoint, and the young boy that allegedly had a radio receiver sewn into his jacket by Ukrainian soldiers so he’d be taken out by a homing missile. These “stories” have absolutely nothing to do with reality and are only the fruit of the Kremlin’s sick imagination.

Kremlin media has also presented its “little green men” as very courteous and humane. However, the Internet teems with videos showing Russian-backed terrorist forces abusing not only prisoners, but also dead Ukrainian soldiers. (Motorola himself declared that he had personally killed fifteen Ukrainian prisoners-Ed.).

Not only was Arsen Pavlov (aka Motorola) notorious for brutalizing Ukrainian prisoners, but he was also popularized by an extreme grenade launcher prank, in which he sent dozens of high explosive grenades on to one of his own outposts as a practical joke. … a true example of Russian humanism.

After graduating from high school and serving his compulsory military service as a comms specialist in Putin's second war in Chechnya, Motorola went through a few blue-collar jobs. His last one -- before he went on to become a mercenary in Ukraine -- was a car washer in Rostov, Russia. (Image: social media)

After graduating from high school and serving his compulsory military service as a comms specialist in Putin’s second war in Chechnya, Motorola went through a few blue-collar jobs. His last one — before he went on to become a mercenary in Ukraine — was a car washer in Rostov, Russia. (Image: social media)

Myth No.3: Motorola and Co. are fighting for Orthodox values

The late terrorist earned his notorious reputation when he left his hometown for Ukraine, abandoning his wife and child. He fell passionately in love and got married again in Donetsk, and then became a new role model promoted by the Kremlin media. If the true values ​​of the “Russian World” and Russian Orthodox Church uphold betraying your wife and abandoning your child, marrying another woman, murdering and abusing prisoners, seizing private vehicles and apartments, then Motorola was indeed a great fighter for this cause! It’s surprising that Putin’s media hasn’t yet come up with the idea of ​​canonizing this victim of a mysterious elevator explosion!

Motorola's church wedding to his new and young Donbas "wife" when on a rehabilitation from a car accident injury in another Russia-occupied territory, Crimea. The "wedding" took place while his real wife and child were waiting for him in Russia (Image: social media)

Motorola’s church wedding to his new and young Donbas “wife” when on a rehabilitation from a car accident injury in another Russia-occupied territory, Crimea. The “wedding” took place while his real wife and child were waiting for him in Russia (Image: social media)

Myth No.4: Ukraine is so strong, and yet it can’t do anything right

The most interesting stories are related to Motorola’s death. The Kremlin and the terrorist leadership immediately announced that a Ukrainian subversive group was responsible for his murder. However, Russian propaganda and Putin’s “analysts” always point to the absolute impotence of Ukrainian special services. Suddenly it turns out that in Donetsk it was an ultra-right marginal organization under the SBU (Ukrainian Secret Services) that allegedly blew up the notorious terrorist… before the noses of all the Russian special services combined!

When Putin's propaganda machine quickly started spinning to capitalize on Motorola's death by painting murals in his honor, in St.Petersburg, an unknown wrote the word "Scum" on one of them. (Image: social media)

When Putin’s propaganda machine quickly started spinning to capitalize on Motorola’s death by painting murals in his honor, in St.Petersburg, an unknown wrote the word “Scum” on one of them. (Image: social media)

Myth No.5: Ukrainian security services spread terrorism in the occupied territories

Russian media regularly announce that Ukrainian security services carry out terrorist attacks in the occupied territories. Ukraine is also accused of killing several other terrorist leaders and organizing “terrorist actions” in Crimea. However, Russia hasn’t provided any evidence. We might recall that one of the separatist leaders – Yevgeniy Zhilin – was killed during a showdown in Veterok [translates as “light breeze” in Russian – Ed.], a suburban Moscow restaurant.

Myth No.6: “DNR” and “LNR” documents are legal and recognized everywhere

Social networks recently published a photo of Olena Pavlova’s “passport” (Motorola’s pseudo-wife in the occupied Donbas, after he left his original wife and family in Russia). Vyacheslav Abroskin, head of the Donetsk regional police, then announced that several blank passport forms had been stolen during the Russian occupation of Sloviansk.

Olena Pavlova’s (Kolenkina) passport

Olena Pavlova’s (Kolenkina) passport

This forgery indicates that even the most highly-ranked leaders of terrorist groups don’t accept “documents” issued by their own “banana republics” and prefer to carry Ukrainian documents, or at least forged ones. Although they publicly argue that Ukraine has never existed as a state and that they are bravely fighting Ukrainian “fascists”, they probably realize how futile and unrealistic the “DNR” and “LNR” really are, and how absolutely insignificant and useless the “documents” issued by these occupation authorities are in the real world.

Motorola is dead, but his “legend” will live on. Russian propaganda will transform him into an extraordinary “hero and martyr” although he was one of many who tortured real heroes. It’s always easier to deal with dead militants, because you don’t need to adapt to reality, and you can invent whatever you please. Now, it’s only up to Putin and his clan to realize that they will have fewer problems and headaches when they get rid of the so-called “DNR” and LNR” and finally get out of Ukraine.


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Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • Terry Washington

    A bzsic rule of any self respecting homicide investigation is to ask the Latin phrase “Cui bono- who stands to benefit?”. Based on this line of argument I think it is at least possible that the FSB had better reason to kill Motorola than the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) if only he had openly admitted to the war crime of killing Ukrainian POWs(amongst others crimes) and could have made a VERY embarrassing witness at the Hague based ICC!

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      There’s also the second Mrs. Motorola as a suspect. If she had discovered that her husband had a mattress in Luhansk she certainly would have had a motive to blow up the cheating scum.

      • Terry Washington

        It’s a possibility but I am inclined to suspect the FSB most of all!

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          FSB and/or GRU are certainly the most likely suspects, but I wouldn’t overlook the second Mrs. Motorola as a serious suspect.
          Motive: check, if she had discovered her husband’s bit on the side, which isn’t impossible.
          Opportunity: check. She lives in the apartment block so nobody would suspect her comings and goings in the building. And her DNR credentials would also place her above suspicion.
          Question is, could she have obtained the explosives and detonator, and would she have the skill to plant a bomb? Or could she have hired a close friend to plant it?

          • MichaelA

            good point
            she doesnt need to do the dirty work herself
            just make it worthwhile for someone else to do it
            now i wonder how she would do that?

          • Terry Washington

            As I said before, it;’s a possibility-“hell hath no fury like a scorned woman” and so forth but to my mind, the most plausible suspect remains either the FSB or GRU!

  • Matt Franklin

    This primordial dwarf epitomizes the lumpenproletariat that Russism exemplifies. ISIS is the least of the world’s concerns with this sociopathic mindset currently running third-world ruSSia. Muscovy, as history verifies, remains the cancer of humanity.

  • zorbatheturk

    Lying Russkiy scum! Human filth. Death to all Motorolas.

  • Alex George

    “Futile” and “unrealistic” are indeed good descriptors for the LNR and DPR. They don’t have any real existence and never will.

    It is bitterly amusing that Motorola, the great Russian hero, abandoned his wife and children in Russia, so that he could “marry” a new mistress in the Donbass. So much for Russia’s commitment to Christian values.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      And that second “wife” wasn’t enough, he also had a mattress- er, mistress- in Luhansk named Lyubov. I suppose she would have become the third Mrs. Motorola if the thug hadn’t been blown up. Makes one wonder if the second Mrs. Motorola wasn’t responsible for the elevator bomb after all.

      • MichaelA

        a mistress is halfway between a mister and a mattress

  • zorbatheturk

    Motorola: RuSSiyan dumbass in Donbas.

  • zorbatheturk

    Neo-Nazi scumbag.

    • zorbatheturk

      Doubtful.

      • zorbatheturk

        Motorola turned out to be a Note 7.

        • MichaelA

          Ha ha, very good!