The pro-Western government of Ukraine is trying to wipe out the Soviet period of its history by pursuing a policy of “decommunization”. However, Ukraine as an independent state in its present borders could only be possible thanks to the Soviet rulers who expanded the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic at the expense of the neighboring states, including Russia. In fact, the Soviet power continued Imperial Russia’s policy of uniting Ukrainians within one state: the bulk of the present-day Ukraine’s territory was taken by the Imperial Russia from Poland and Turkey. Meanwhile, today’s Ukraine is the direct successor of the first internationally recognized Ukrainian state, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was proclaimed in 1919, became one of the founding states of the Soviet Union in 1922 and a founding member of the United Nations in 1945.
In Afghanistan, the U.S. created a cauldron of Islamist extremism, aided and abetted by British and Pakistani intelligence as well as massive Saudi funding. The wreckage in Central Asia will henceforth haunt geopolitical rivals in Moscow and Beijing.
The question should be asked: was FDR’s intention to dismantle the British Empire only a ruse to create the Anglo-American special relationship in a new US-led reconquest of the world, or was his plan genuine?
The fascist shadow from the longest night of Operation Barbarossa still haunts Europe. That is incredibly vexing.