Gleb Pavlovsky, Raving Neo-Soviet Lunatic
Try to find out what the “Russia Institute” is, we dare you.
Google it, and you won’t find out anything more. You’ll find Pavlovsky, but you’ll find him at something called “Russia House,” not “Russia Institute.” Russia Institute is nothing more than an obscure entry on his obscure resume, which is loaded with lots of other obscure entries.
Russia House describes itself like this:
Russia House promotes U.S. – Russia business, science, educational, and cultural cooperation by organizing conferences and networking seminars, identifying reliable partners on both sides, bringing decision makers together, facilitating negotiations and assisting in the establishment of mutually beneficial business ventures.
It doesn’t care to say who funds it, but it does say it’s affiliated with the crackpot, fraudulent “American Univeristy in Moscow” headed by the Russophile lunatic Edward Lozansky, who we have repeatedly exposed right here on this blog. Basically, all these folks want to sucker Americans into thinking Russia is important enough to justify investment and deference.
In other words, they’re natural born liars.
But even by the standards of these loathesome reptiles, Pavlovsky’s piece in the Moscow Times was something special. We’re hard pressed to find a single syllable of truth in it, and most of it plumbs new depths in scary, unhinged neo-Soviet mental derangement.
You have to give him points for innovation, though. And he starts right off with it. According to Pavlovsky, if Russia had not spent years committing every manner of illegal human rights atrocity in the book, including state-sponsored murder as found by the European Court for Human Rights, then Shamil Basayev’s rebels would have “turned into a global force like al-Quaida.”
You think we’re making this up, don’t you? Well, look for yourself. It’s right there in black and white. You see, this is the kind of thing these Russophile wackos say to themselves behind closed doors, and they really believe it. Just as in Soviet times, there is nobody around to tell the Emperor he has no clothes, and pretty soon he’s strutting around in his birthday suit for all to gape at. Soon after that, national collapse.
Now let’s see, what else does our Mr. Pavlovsky have to say?
“Russia’s claim to being a central element in Eurasian security, on par with the United States and the European Union, is not the blustering of a spent Leviathan.” Got that? Russia is the equal of the EU and USA. Their budgets and militaries are infinitely greater than Russia’s, making it look like a banana republic by comparison? Piffle, you idiot. Russia kicked Chechnya’s ass (sort of) so it is not to be trifled with!
It is clear that modern Russia lacks a “global status” in the Soviet sense. But the United States has also been unable to achieve the global status of a “Yalta superstate.” The U.S. global military power is undisputed, although it is used with decreasing frequency.
Does anyone understand that? Yalta superstate? Huh?
“Sprawled over 11 time zones . . . ” Russia has eleven time zones, so it is great! Damn it! Great! Does it matter than 90% of those time zones are depopulated or depopulating at a horrifying breakneck rate? Nope! Great he sez, Great!
Americans sometimes suggest that Russia has a hidden strategic agenda. But the consensus that Vladimir Putin has created in Russia since he became president in 2000 is more than a question of interests. It is a value-based reality. It is based on the possibility of a free life in a secure environment — something that Americans take for granted.
Consensus? Isn’t that the same consensus that Vito Corleone was famous for creating? Is this man even remotely sane?
It should be terrifying to any thinking person that Russia can still hold such blockheaded neo-Soviet apes as Gleb Pavlovsky, spewing forth utter nonsense with all the crazed glee of the infamous Emperor and his new clothes. Russia is blythly repeating its failed past jot for jot, and soon it will repeat the national collapse that resulted.