Russia's "great wars" have a very dirty past

3 January, 06:15 PM

From 1558 to this day, Russia has unleashed at least 54 wars of conquest

NV publishes an excerpt from Ihor Harin's new book Atrocities of the Collective Putin

As I said, only since 1558, Russia has unleashed 54 wars of conquest. Here is their list:

Second half of the 16th century:

1. Livonian War (1558−1583)

2. Russo-Swedish War (1590−1595)

17th century:

3. Smolensk War (1631−1634)

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4. Russo-Polish War (1654−1667)

5. Russo-Ukrainian War (war of Ivan Vygovsky; 1658−1659)

6. Russo-Ukrainian War (war of Yuri Khmelnitsky; 1660−1663)

7. Russo-Turkish War (1686−1700)

XVIII century:

8. The Great Northern War (1700−1721)

9. Punitive expedition of Russian troops under the leadership of Peter Yakovlev against the Zaporizhian Sich (destroying the Chertomlitsky Sich; 1709)

10. Persian campaign (1722−1723)

11. War for the Polish Succession (1733− 1735)

12. Russo-Turkish War (1735−1739)

13. Seven Years' War (1756−1763)

14. Russian troops under the command of Peter Tekeliy surround and destroy the Zaporozhian Sich, the final liquidation of Ukrainian Cossack independence (1775)

15. Russo-Polish war ( 1792)

16. Suppression of the Kosciuszko civil uprising in Poland by Russian troops (1794)

17. Russo-Persian war (1796)

18. Suvorov's Italian campaign (1799)

XIX century:

19. Another Russo-Turkish war (1806−1812)

20. Russia's participation in the the third, fourth and fifth Coalition Wars - (respectively 1805, 1806−1807, 1809)

21. Russian-Swedish war (1808−1809)

22. Foreign campaign of the Russian army (1813−1814)

23. Capture of Paris (as a result of the foreign campaign; 1814)

24. Yet another Russo-Turkish war (1828−1829)

25. The suppression of another Polish uprising (1830)

26. The war the Khanate of Khiva (1835−1840)

27. Another suppression of a civil uprising in Poland (1863)

28. The war of Russia in Central Asia (Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva; 1865-1875)

29. Still another Russo-Turkish war (1877-1878)

30. Forceful capture of the Liaodong Peninsula with Port Arthur or Dyalyangvan (so-called "yellow Russia"), the occupation of Manchuria , the suppression by Russian troops of the Ihetuan civil uprising in China, which eventually turned into a war (1897−1901)

XX century:

31. The aggression of Soviet Russia against the UNR and the liquidation of independent Ukraine (1918−1920)

32. Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936 −1939)

33. Occupation of part of Poland (partition of Poland together with the Nazis, annexation of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus; 1939)

34. Annexation of the Baltic countries (never recognized by the world; 1939, 1941−1944)

35. The Winter War against Finland, annexation of Karelia and Southern Finland (1939−1940)

36. Soviet-Ukrainian War (against the UPA; 1941−1953)

37. Soviet occupation of the countries of Eastern Europe and East Germany (creation of puppet pro-Soviet governments), annexation of Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad; 1945)

38. Soviet-Japanese war, annexation of the Kuril Islands (1945)

39. Korean War ("hybrid" war waged by the USSR), the creation of the puppet North Korea (1950−1953)

40. The same "hybrid" participation of the USSR in the Vietnam War (1957−1975)

41. Military suppression of the uprising in Hungary by Soviet troops (1956)

42.Czechoslovakia, military suppression of the Prague Spring (1968)

43. Arab-Israeli war ("hybrid" participation of the USSR on the side of the Arabs; 1967−1973)

44. Further "hybrid" participation of the USSR/RF in the Angolan Civil War (1975− 2002)

45. Ogaden War (“hybrid” participation of the USSR; 1977−1978)

46. The Soviet-Afghan War, beginning with the overthrow of the lawful Afghan government by Soviet special forces and the assassination of the President of Afghanistan and further full-scale military intervention (1979−1989)

47. The Transnistrian Conflict with Moldova with the participation of Russia’s 14th Army and Russian "Cossacks," the formation of an unrecognized puppet enclave "Transdnistrian Moldovan Republic" (1992)

48. The First Chechen War (1994)

49. The Second Chechen War (1999)

50. War against Georgia, formation of unrecognized puppet enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (2008)

51. Illegal and unrecognized annexation of Crimea with the help of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and GRU special forces (2014)

52. “Hybrid” war in Donbas, the formation of unrecognized puppet enclaves of the “DPR” and “LPR” "(from 2014 to present)

53. Military operation in Syria (Russian intervention on behalf of the Assad government) (from 2015 to present)

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54. The full-scale invasion of Ukraine (February 24, 2022).

I emphasize once again that this is far from a complete list of wars waged by Russia. These are only those that Russia itself started, contrary to the well-known propaganda that says that “peace-loving” Russia never started any wars.

Russia has waged most of its wars of conquest "by numbers, not by skill"

It is very important to note that Russia has waged most of its wars of conquest "by numbers, not by skill," achieving victory through the sheer size of its military and flooding the enemy with the corpses of its own soldiers (known as using "cannon fodder"). This applies equally to the Russian army of illiterate serf recruits as it does to the Red Army entering Nazi Berlin, or to the current Russian army fighting in Ukraine and even to the security forces of Putin's Russia, consisting not of intellectuals, but of a huge mass of brutes. However, what has been said largely applies to the conquest of most of the peoples of Imperial Russia and later the USSR.

So the "collective Putin’s" with Ukraine was not just predictable, but largely predetermined by the entire history or historical genetics of this terrorist empire of malice, violence, oppression, and evil.

Thus, on the basis of a huge number of historical facts, I would rename the notorious “Russian world/peace [the words for peace” and world” in Russian are the same - ed.]” (by the way, in full accordance with the novel 1984 by George Orwell) as “Russian war” that is now raging in “fraternal” Ukraine...There is a bloody, necrophilic advance of the “Russian World,” which brings suffering, pain and death, and is excessive even for a dystopia...

Russia’s “great wars” have a very dirty past — so dirty and disgusting that the country has to hide the memory of them in special stores and secret libraries, and disclosure of the secrets kept there are punishable by a number of articles in the Criminal Code – despite the fact that most of the authors of these books are their own generals and marshals. Yet all the same, these books are given out to the elite and only with a non-disclosure agreement (although all wars are “great”, “patriotic” and “liberation” – some kind of forbidden “greatness” and “liberation”).

Viktor Suvorov, in his revealing book Suicide, writes how “the very presence of secret memoirs suggests that not everything in that great war was clean, and that our generals had criminal habits: they told the crowds one story, while telling themselves another. Like criminals. This is what is customary for thieves: they tell everyone else rubbish, while telling their own kind another version, knowing that it will not leave their circle. And it doesn’t matter whether they tell the whole truth or not the whole truth in their own circle, it is important that in their circle they tell something that is different from what everyone is told. And one more thing: “I have not yet held in my hands the secret memoirs of other generals and marshals, but I have already realized that there are two parallel stories. And these are two completely different versions. If they were the same, why hide one of them? Which of the two is correct? Apparently, the one that is guarded. And so, what is stored behind the armored doors is indeed the history of the war, although, perhaps, not the whole history. And what we were fed by the censors and agitprop is not history. That is a surrogate, an ersatz, a falsehood, and a fake ... For many decades, our leaders kept secret not only the contents of the archives, but also the methods of penetrating them. And only 46 years after the German invasion, when the so-called glasnost was raging and sung in every way, did the Military History Journal (1987. No. 9. p. 87) finally explain to all amateurs the way to penetrate the archival documents of the war: “To the documents of the main headquarters and central directorates of the branches of the Armed Forces, main and central directorates, military districts, air defense districts and fronts - with the permission of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR. You see how simple everything is - you need to go to the General Staff: “Which one of you is Marshal of the Soviet Union Akhromeev?” They will show you the door. Knock: “Hello, I would like to scrape through the archives, put them in the bottom of the barrel ...” And Marshal Akhromeev (or whoever they have today) will immediately write out a permit for you. True, behind this simplicity there are two reservations and one omission. The Journal of Military History explained that, firstly, the researcher must scour the archives not at will, but "by the direction of military units, institutions, and state organizations." And what, explain to me, is the use of the head of an institution to take the initiative, to look for difficulties on his own head, to take responsibility for your historical research in areas where research is not at all encouraged, but very resolutely suppressed? And the second reservation is this: “the researcher they send must have a certificate of admission to work with secret documents.” The circle is closed quickly and reliably: they do not give particularly curious people access to work with secret documents, and those who are given such access cherish it, do not stick their necks out, and will never ask for permission from the Chief of the General Staff. But if they ask, and if they are given access, even then no one will know the results of the research: this person worked in the archive, satisfied their curiosity, and will keep quiet in accordance with their non-disclosure agreement.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had every reason to call Russia a cancer that threatens Europe with yet another “liberation:” Russkiy Mir is a cancer that not only devours most of Russian society, but also poses a mortal threat to all of Europe. Therefore, it is not enough to support Ukraine in its military struggle with Russia. “We must completely eradicate this monstrous ideology," Morawiecki said. He said that the Russian Federation "will not stop at Kyiv," and that it poses a threat to the West.

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