Pushkin Is Stained and It’s Not My Fault

The second week of March 2022 again proved cheerless, to put it mildly, nullifying even more previously unshakable habits. Even the usual traces of the vital functions of urban birds are already causing vague fears in the wake of news reports about “foreign biological laboratories.” Of course, fear has big eyes, and there are spots on the Sun [of Russian poetry], but no matter how many worries we have, we can definitely say that nothing can spoil our hope and faith in the best outcome. Anikushin’s Pushkin is always washed in the spring, and since spring is already in full swing, he will soon be unblemished again. And then, before you know, we will be made cleaner ourselves!

Source: “Photo of the Week: Alexander Petrosyan on the Stained Sun of Russian Poetry,” 18 March 2022, Novyi Prospekt. Translated by the Russian Reader


A close-up of the Pushkin monument on Pushkinskaya Street in Petersburg, 23 March 2018. Photo by the Russian Reader

Liberating a well-fortified city with a good engineering infrastructure is a big problem for the attacking side.

Despite all the difficulties, the fighters from Chechen Republic’s security forces, fulfilling their professional duty to protect the civilian population of the LPR, the DPR, and the whole of Ukraine from the encroachments of the Banderovites, Nazis, and Shaitans, have been coping with the tasks set by the leadership of the Russian Federation.

This time, another well-fortified Banderovite base was reclaimed by Russian troops. During this brilliant operation, a large group of civilians were released, whom the Nazis had been holding all this time without water, food, and medical care.

Our brave warriors helped the destitute and abandoned people to escape from the clutches of the Nazis. There were a large number of children among them, including infants. All the rescued were put into special vehicles and taken to a safe place. Chechen fighters provided them with food, water, medicines, and medical assistance.

It was nice to hear words of gratitude from civilians for the assistance, rescue, and warm attitude of our soldiers. Most importantly, people felt how well the Chechen liberators had been brought up.

The mission of holding captured positions and rescuing the civilian population of the liberated territories in Ukraine is being carried out by our fighters at the highest level. They are in a great mood and excellent fighting spirit, looking forward to a speedy victory.

Source: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s Telegram account, 19 March 2022. Translated, so to speak, by the Russian Reader

One thought on “Pushkin Is Stained and It’s Not My Fault

  1. Your president and your media are lying to you: Only residents of the Donbass region want to be “liberated”. Most of the Ukrainian population do not need help. They are not being terrorized by Nazis and have never been! Putin doesn’t liberate the people, he murders them! The Russian soldiers are attacking civilian targets and killing thousands of innocent people. Look at these photos from Ukraine. There you can see what is really going on in Ukraine!
    https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/111761571095204023754/place/ChIJfZphzCEO2EMRwZiV8Ekufo0/@53.4005709,51.6293859,7z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e1!2s111761571095204023754!3m1!1e1?hl=de

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