The main problem is a matter of understanding along with conscious defining or determining the meaning of events that we tend to perceive as something too clear albeit they have a lot of hidden consistent patterns.
I mean the well detailed picture – system of Russian defamation directed to the so-called “front-line countries” or – “Western core countries” situated near the borders of the former Soviet Union. The countries which belong to the “Golden Billion”, i.e. to the Western civilization. We should throw light on the true nature of post-communist or – post-soviet countries where we can see the retained political regimes with the “former” communists representing state power with their stable rules of governing and attitude to private property and private owners in general.
In the work of Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas we can see the detailed picture of Putin’s Russia subversuve activity against the Western civilization as a whole, especially against Ukraine inside which Russia is openly waging the cruel war. If we could agree with these authors, we should have assumed some political and ideological unity within Ukraine and other “front-line countries” to lessen the threats of another invasion. Instead, we still cannot agree with the purely national character of confrontation between Putin’s Russia and other countries of Europe and Northern America as well as with the “near abroad countries”.
The causes for this aggressive confrontation are much deeper than we tend to think and count. We should return to the issues of understanding the meaning and purpose of the society that emerged from the former Soviet Union, the society where the closed communist state power was not thrown off. Moreover, the old nomenclature was transformed into purely criminal dictatorship with different rate of political influence. Ukraine, for example, has the mitigated form of state power of old nomenclature, represented by the old nomenclature along with the “implantation” of the members and staffers from the so-called democratic parties that tried to collaborate with the former communists rather than to overthrow them.
Actually these “new” political elites are the true old elites that try to preserve the regime of collective responsibility, absence of the right on private property and the lack of human rights in favor of this same old criminal “elite” – so-called oligarchs.
The Western state officials, even thinkers and ideologists are prone to underestimate the retained old elite in the new historical conditions of former closed society inside which or half-open societies. They stubbornly want to preserve and continue the existence of former closed society inside which they felt their prosperity. For the sake of their dominance the leaders of post-soviet countries try to decompose not only the front-line countries around Russia but also the core Western countries with available means of the confrontation against Western societies and their allies.
We should take into account the opportunities of this old elite in Russia and other countries from the former Soviet Union. They can find the potential allies and supporters not only in post-Soviet countries but also within the population of Western countries, including even the state officials or businessmen as “useful idiots” (by Lenin).
The deep technological revolution needs talented creative people in order to displace the monotonous hard work of simple unskilled population. The strong need in the creative work makes the considerable majority of population as outsiders of the contemporary world economy. This unskilled and uneducated part of population of “Golden Billion” is a favorable social milieu for the Russian hostile defamation campaign for a long time. Muslim extremists and terrorists voluntarily may join Putin’s campaign to preserve the archaic social relationships and class privileges. The leaders of the oligarchic state power in Ukraine are the hidden allies that support aggressive invasion of Putin’s Russia in order to have the pretext for robbing their own country and waging the intensive inner war against “own” country and population.