A Map That Explains a Lot

A Map That Explains a Lot

Has Russia REALLY hell-bent on conquering Ukraine, or is the war there more of an action to defend Russian-speaking inhabitants from persecution and violence by Nato-backed ethnic-cleansing? There's certainly plenty of evidence to support the latter view. This map gives powerful visual support to this analysis - which is why you'll only see it here, and not in the fake news MSM!

Anyone family with 19th century European history will already know of the Crimean War of 1853-56. It was of course fought between Britain, France and Turkey on one side, and Russia on the other. And, as the name tells us, it was fought not in Ukraine, but in Crimea.  That's just one reminder that the area had been Russian since 1783. 

So when and how did Crimea and the Russian-speaking area in the south east end up as part of the much more recent state of Ukraine? As this very inconvenient map shows, the Donbas and the Black Sea coast were all Russian territory until 1922. That was when the Bolsheviks, led by notorious Russophobes Lenin and Trotsky, gave the entire area to the Soviet Republic of Ukraine as part of a deliberate move to dismember and weaken Russia. Crimea itself was taken from Russia even later, being handed over to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev only in 1954.

This latter gesture may well have been at least partly motivated by the fact that, between the two World Wars, Stalin had promised to turn the peninsula into a Jewish homeland. By giving it away, the Russian leadership annulled that promise.

In any case, both events go a long way to explaining why the whole of the south east of the modern state of Ukraine is populated by the Russian-speaking majority who have been brutally persecuted for the last eight years by the NATO puppet regime in Kiev. And why one of the limited - and clearly legitimate - Russian war aims in the conflict is the liberation of the Donbas.