Yesterday we looked at an amazing figure skating program performed on a popular Russian TV show called “Ice Age”, which is similar in concept to the American show Skating With the Stars. Russian superstar Olympic Ice Dancer Tatiana Navka skated a flawless “artistic pairs” program along with ruggedly handsome actor Andrei Burkovsky. Now, this pair could have skated a decadent “twerking” number. Instead, they went with a big Holocaust theme. Their program was a touching and uplifting testament to the human spirit under conditions of extreme danger and oppression. The theme of the Jewish Holcaust or “Shoah” as this massacre is known in Hebrew, was used effectively to tell the story of a couple who attempt to keep their family together and protect their son from the brutality he sees all around him in Auschwitz. The resonance of this theme becomes clear, when one takes into account, that, more than any other nation, Russia took the brunt of Hitler’s Holocaust; and that Russian Jews were a main target of Hitler’s rage.
To hammer home the point and avoid any ambiguity in the matter, the performers wore costumes of concentration camp inmates patched with the Yellow Star of David. Their program was choreographed by a Jewish artist named Ilya Averbuch, and the musical background was a beautiful song by Israeli artist Achinoam Nini. The entire program was a bold statement affirming the humanity, as well as the victimhood. of the Jewish people.
Next: We saw the ensuing vicious propaganda war that was launched against Russia, and against Navka personally. Try this experiment yourself: Google her name or that of Andrei Burkovsky (which I did in an unsuccessful attempt to find a list of the movies or shows he has been in), and all you will see are the blazing propaganda headlines. Including such sexist memes as “Wife of Putin aide”. Of course, it is no surprise to anybody who has been following the anti-Russia propaganda war in the Westie press, that organs such as The Guardian and the Daily Beast, which claim a monopoly on political correctness and are quick to accuse Russia of racism and sexism — are actually, themselves, as racist and sexist as ever a lying guttersnipe rag can be.
Let’s be realistic here: If this beautifully-choreographed ice program had been performed in any Westie (or Westie-friendly) nation, for example, Ukraine, then the Westie press would have contorted itself in multiple orgasms of ecstasy and approval. But because it’s Russia — well, let’s be realistic here, they NEVER have anything good to say about Russia. I’ve said it before: If a Russian invented the cure for cancer, then Westie press would find something to criticize — maybe they would even defend Cancer’s right to exist.
Just to give you a taste of how vicious these “Prostitutes of the Pen” can be, I quoted liberally from Anna Nemtsova’s piece in The Beast. Aside from showing off her complete ignorance about the art and sport of figure skating, Nemtsova also stooped very low to attack Navka personally. Whispering gossip about Peskov’s daughter from a previous wife, and how maybe she doesn’t like her step-mother and… bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz …. whisper whisper… just like the old babushkas at the bazaar. As one of my Jewish friend’s Jewish mother used to say: “Quick! Get her a saucer of cream!” And this, my friends, is what we have come to, in this day and age. Oh, and it goes without saying that these slanderers don’t open up their forums to comments. Because they wouldn’t like the response they would receive.
Russia Fights Back Against The Slanderers
But if Nemtsova and the others believe that they can spit venom at Russia, and at Russians, with impunity and nobody fighting back or responding to their poison pens, well, those days are gone too.
Especially now that Russia has an effective champion in the arena of words. And this warrior is a woman, of course, and her name is Maria Zahkarova. People know Maria as a somewhat unorthodox spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry. It is her job to defend the Russian government, and the Russian people. But Maria, while technically a diplomat, does not always speak like a diplomat, and she does not tolerate bullshit. She is known for telling it exactly as it is.
“Haaretz, Daily Mail, Huffington Post and dozens others — they all wrote about the dance program on the theme of the Holocaust, as performed by Tatiana Navka. They didn’t like it! The image of Auschwitz inmates, you see, was not presented properly on the ice. Are these people just defenders of tolerance? No, nothing of the sort! They are hypocrites and liars. Not only that: They are cowardly hypocrites and liars. They are carrying out a political assignment.
“Where were you all hiding when the Europeans were demolishing monuments erected to those who actually fought against the Holocaust? For the past 30 years, veterans of the World War have been systematically denigrated in the Baltic states, they have been deprived of citizenship rights — and where were you when this was happening? Weren’t you the same people who made fun of the Moscow Victory Parade in 2015, calling it a ‘show of militarism’? And when, in the Ukraine, shaven-headed thugs marched with torches and swastikas — whose side were you on? And where were you when Legionnaires of the Waffen SS were parading? And when officials in Poland declared that it was Ukrainians who liberated Auschwitz, and not Soviet troops? By which, they defamed the memories of all the Soviet nationalities — and yet you never indicated to them that this was an inexcusable politicalization of our immortal feat?
“No, you were all silent then. Yet now you consider yourselves qualified to judge figure skating.”