Today, as promised, completing my translation of the Constitutional Act announcing the new state of Malorossiya. Please recall: A couple of days ago, Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) elected leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced a project to replace the current state of Ukraine, which fell into the hands of Ukrainian Nationalists, and subsequently fell apart into 4 pieces, –, with a new entity called “Malorossiya”, which means “Little Russia”, or perhaps “Russia Minor”, the traditional name for this territory in Tsarist times. The new entity would gather back together 3 of the 4 pieces of the former Ukraine and have its capital city in Donetsk. Which, just coincidentally, is Zakharchenko’s home town!
This news came as a whammy in the international press, with most Westie media piling on to condemn and/or ridicule the announcement. Understandable, since Westie governments are heavily invested in their Banderite Ukraine project and can’t tolerate the idea that they failed very badly in this arena. Very few Westies actually bothered to read the Malorossiya document, let alone translate it (as far as I could tell). Therefore, I took it upon myself to read and translate into English, to bring to wider audience. Yesterday I got about halfway done, and today I will finish.
In my opinion, I don’t think this announcement is as radical as it sounds, at first blush. In essence, Zakharchenko’s plan is to reunite the former-Ukraine (minus Crimea) around a government of newly built [something like] Party of Regions, but without Yanukovych, and without the oligarchs. A careful reading of the document shows that many of the bullet points are repetitions of old debating points, such as EU vs. CIS, etc. These are political and economic debates which never got properly resolved in the Ukrainian Parliament nor the corridors of power, despite attempts of Ukrainian Nationalists to resolve these debates by force of violence alone. If the Ukrainian Nationalists, after their coup, had built a strong nation and army, then they would have won the bully’s debate. But since they ended up destroying the economy, army, navy, and statehood of Ukraine, in the short space of just three years, then all the debating points are still on the table. And the Malorossiyans have every right to point and say, “I told you so!”
TRANSLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL ACT OF MALOROSSIYA (continued)
While preparing the new constitution we consider it obligatory to rely on the following basic principles:
An independent, sovereign state.
Territorial integrity; while recognizing the legality of the choice (Referendum) made by the people of Crimea [to reunite with the Russian Federation].
A neutral non-bloc military status.
Reliance on the traditional values of our peoples, which are based on the Orthodox view of the world.
Equality of all traditional religions and faiths, while opposing Schismatics and totalitarian sects.
In the economy: a multi-vectored approach, becoming a “bridge” between East and West, North and South.
A course towards uniting with the Allied State of Russia and Belorussia, while still retaining independence and sovereignty.
Renewal of cooperative ties with Russia and renewal of cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union; conducting of tripartite talks in the format Malorossiya-Russia-European Union, in order to harmonize our mutual relationships in the general [European] system.
Retaining a non-visa relationship with the EU (assuming the EU agrees).
Rebuilding of the industrial potential of the country; creation of state enterprises in key sectors of industry.
Development of the system of public (social) control of the economy and in the political sphere; among other things, in the area of the fight against corruption.
Fighting against corruption as a key indicator; strengthening of accountability (including criminal liability) for crimes of corruption; monitoring of legislation with the goal of liquidating corruptionist loopholes.
De-oligarchization, including on the legislative front.
Rejection of political parties as the subject of politics, and a transition to the “personal” principle of representative government.
Introduction of the elements of direct democracy.
Being the legitimate and legal heir [government] of pre-Maidan “Ukraine”.
Will not pay the debts incurred by the Maidan government.
Will not raise the pension age.
Freezing of (price raises) in communal fees and attempting to lower them again.
Guarantee of a job for each graduate of a higher education institution.
Right to bear arms.
Administrative and criminal liability for the propaganda of neo-Nazi ideas, and for the heroization of Nazis and their assistants (Bandera, Shukhevych, the OUN-UPA, etc.)
Administrative and criminal liability for attempts to revise the history of the Great Patriotic War [World War II].
Rehabilitation of the Soviet heritage.
Restoration of the state holiday 9 May as Victory Day.