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Why are the “heroes of the Russian Spring” blowing up?

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Why are the “heroes of the Russian Spring” blowing up?
Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov
Translated by: Anna Mostovych

If Givi and Motorola (pro-Russian warlords in the Donbas war — Ed.) had known how to read and had known recent history, they never would have become members of the “Russian Spring.” For people like them there is only one option — liquidation. This is an old and tested tactic of the KGB and FSB.

During the night of March 29-30, 1993, on the grounds of the Kuibyshev state farm-technical school, two best known field commanders from the civil war in Tajikistan were killed — Sangak Safarov, and Faizal Saidov. According to the official version, they died in a shootout by their own bodyguards. The general suspicion was that they were eliminated as waste material.

Both men were real thugs, criminals. Safarov himself had spent 23 years in prison. But both were major figures in the rebellion against the legitimate government of Tajikistan. This was the uprising that for decades has kept the country in the Kremlin’s political orbit and allowed for the presence of Russian troops on the border with Afghanistan.

This was the uprising that made Emomali Rakhmon the new president. Rakhmon has been governing Tajikistan to this day. Practically no one remembers Safarov and Saidov –the Motorola and Givi of the Tajik war.

Other known recidivists, Jaba Ioseliani and Tengiz Kitovani, led a coup that brought about the overthrow of the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and the outbreak of civil war in this former Soviet republic. As a result, the former first secretary of the Communist Party of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, came to power. Ioseliani and Kitovani soon lost their positions in the leadership of the country.

Suret Huseynov, a field commander with criminal leanings, led an armed resistance against the legitimate president of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Elchibey. When Suret’s troops advanced on Baku, Elchibey was forced to leave his post. Power passed to the former first secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

Huseynot did not realize at first that the post of prime minister that he had received was “compensation” for treason. He tried to organize a new coup and ended up in prison. Heydar’s son, Ilham Aliyev, who now rules Azerbaijan after his father’s death, dismissed him. Suret Huseynov is nobody in this Azerbaijan.

If Givi and Motorola had known how to read, they would have known recent history and never would have become members of the “Russian Spring.” For people like them, there is only one option — liquidation. This is an old and tested tactic of the KGB and FSB: the thugs with their bodies prepare the path for the real candidates of Lubyanka (secret police headquarters in Moscow — Ed.) — those who have no blood on their hands, but who will implement the “real” plan

Yes, it’s possible that a few may remain alive — like Iosseliani or Kitovani. But the Georgian “authorities” were the real kings of the criminal world — on the same level as the KGB. And who are Givi and Motorola? Guys from the gas station?

To argue that the thugs were really liquidated by Ukrainian secret services and that Moscow really wished them long and happy lives is ridiculous. If that were true, the two would have remained alive. It is possible that Ukrainian avengers could have liquidated Motorola and Givi, these two madmen and sadists. But in that case, the Russians would have allowed them to do it. I would add — allowed with pleasure.

Zakharchenko (head of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”– Ed.) and Plotnycky (head of the “Luhansk People’s Republic”– Ed.) face the same fate. Once the Kremlin comes to a final decision on the future of the occupied territories — regardless of whether it retains them or returns them to Ukraine — a death warrant will be signed for the current leaders of the “people’s republics.”

One may be blown up, the other one may be taken to Moscow, where he will die from drinking tea, as did Bolotov (Russian warlord in the Donbas war — Ed.). It does not really matter under what circumstances the “heroes of Novorossiya” will be destroyed. What is important is that they are all doomed. All of them.

The Kremlin is not used to keeping alive those who know too much.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
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