To the outside observer, not steeped in the history of the process, the headline question has no answer. Relations between Ukraine and Novorossiisk exhaustively described by the old idiom about the suitcase without a handle - "inconvenient to carry, and throw a pity ..."
At dawn Ukrainian statehood Russian readers shocked interview then known Ukrainian writer, "field researcher Ukrainian sex" Oksana Zabuzhko. Returning from a European trip, she chattered animatedly about what happiness should stop at the Russian culture, to get rid of eternal inferiority complex ... It is enough to look at the "natural environment" of Ukrainian culture - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania - to understand that the backlog of Ukraine is very small, quite disastrous ...
It was really a shock. Man rejoices that "quite nekatastrofichno" behind the Slovak and Romanian cultures. If as a "natural environment" would be selected culture of Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Kiribati - so it is possible that one could even find that their Ukrainian culture in some ways even surpasses ...
But the shock remained purely in the cultural plane - well, if a person (or a community of people, or even an entire nation) considers it necessary to maximally reduce the bar, the level of cultural claims - well, it's his right, after all, strange. But it was then that the question arose for the first time: why is Ukraine's cosmos Yuzhmash going to become an ethnographic folklore bauble? Why did she need the whole huge New Russia, which does not consider Papua New Slovakia to be its "natural cultural environment"? Not wanting to get on all fours?
In the end, there are historical precedents - for example, in 1965-th years of Malaysia almost expelled one of its members in Singapore - on ethnic and economic reasons. Too rich and developed - by Malaysian standards - Singapore created the "distortions in the economic development of the country", and besides, most of Singapore's population were Chinese, which is not very popular with the authorities of the Federation ...
But, as subsequent events showed, a new place on the planet of Ukraine determined not chirping Zabuzhko field.
Over the past two centuries, mankind has repeatedly faced the creation of "project ethnoses". Initially, however, it was just a matter of "project states" arising for a variety of reasons - the technical difficulties of the two major allies in the freshly withdrawn area (Romania), the unwillingness of the large neighbor to gain a weak exit from the sea (Albania), the need to bring the territory to the newly created standard of "national union republics" (Azerbaijan). In all cases, within two or three generations in the territory of the "project state", the ethnos developed at the very least. In the second half of the 20th century, a fundamental innovation was introduced into traditional practice: the design of a project ethnos in the "refugee camps" not for the existing state, but for a specific military and political task - an uncompromising struggle against the neighboring state (the Palestinians). Experience has shown that the project ethnos for a specific task is formed within one generation - well, the broiler is a broiler.
I deliberately do not include in this number the Arab "nations" that have arisen (or supposedly arisen) within the borders of the young Arab states. First, because that the split into state "nations" of a single ancient ethnos is a completely different phenomenon than the formation of a new community of half-savage tribes. Secondly, and most importantly, it was about "nations" that could easily be reformatted to new boundaries tomorrow, which was perfectly illustrated by irredentist experiments of the Baath Party in the middle of the 20th century, primarily the UAR project, enthusiastically accepted by the population involved countries and perishing solely through the fault of the ambitions of regional leaders. It is not by chance that the only case of "ethno-" rather than "nationalization" - the Palestinians - occurred behind the barbed wire of "refugee camps".
Ukrainian project break-off from the total number of many-prichinam.Vo first - not the most important, but conspicuous in the first place - it is one of the oldest projects. Today, its age has passed for fifteen hundred years. Secondly, it seems to be the only project that has gone through several owners (the Austro-Hungarian Empire, interwar Poland, the USSR, the German Reich, USA), each of which is trying to reformat a few problems in general continued to invest in the development efforts of the project .
Thirdly, it is the worst (by far) the project - despite solid for such enterprises age ethnogenesis process moved forward only in the last twenty years.
Finally, and most importantly, it was originally a project much ahead of his time - a project of the Palestinian broiler type - to form "under the territory" and "to the task."
The statement that the only definition of Ukraine is negative - "Ukraine is not Russia" - has long become a common place. But that was the original task set by the Austrian initiators of the project - to reformat the consistently pro-Russian Rusyns of Galicia into "Nerossiya." To the credit of the designers, however, it should be noted that the Austrians only needed "Nerossia" - the task of "Moskals for knives" was not put then, turning "Nerossia" into "Anti-Russian" - merit already the following, Polish and German masters. Of course, the Austrians did not experience any need for a positive self-determination of the Nerosia being designed - it just had to become one of the secondary building structures for the planned reformatting of the dual Austro-Hungary into the triune Austro-Hungarian Slavia. But even for the transformation of pro-Russian Galicia into a relatively peaceful "Nerossiya" had to make incredible efforts. In particular, it is almost universal to destroy the Ruthenian intelligentsia and replace it with a dozen semi-educated renegades - the first generation of Ukrainians.
However, following the hosts made just "Nerossiyu" precisely "Antirossiyu."
Generally, the fate of Galicia - a tragedy that has no historical analogues. Something like this only covers waste paper of fantasy - elves, fallen into the hands of the Dark Lord, and after years of torment facing them orcs.
Today's Galicia is formed by the interwar Poland and Nazi Germany. And this is exactly "Anti-Russia". In all wars and local conflicts 90-ies took part detachments of UNA-UNSO: Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia, Yugoslavia, Chechnya ... There were no state interests of Ukraine in any of these conflicts and could not be. As did the "Ukrainians", there were no historical ties with either Azerbaijanis, Georgians, Chechens, Croats, or Moslems of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Galicians had only one motive for participation in all the wars mentioned - Russian volunteers fought on the opposite side. The desire to fight against Russians anywhere in the world is the only task, sewn into the program of today's Galician. Yes, knowledge of history makes it possible to understand that this is not so much their fault as their misfortune. But rabies is also not a fault, but the trouble of infected animals. This does not eliminate the need to protect yourself from danger. Galicians in today's trial - suicide bombers. The only realized task is impossible because of the incommensurability of forces. But they do not try to abandon it and try to work out a positive program for an independent creative existence without constantly searching for the possibility of a new conflict with Russia. They do not want or are fundamentally incapable - while it is difficult to say ... It's not about good and evil. It's just about life and death. People who do not have positive values that can not formulate the meaning of their existence and the existence of their state without mentioning the name of the "enemy" - do not just want to kill. They themselves do not want to live. They do not have a program for life. They serve death in the truest sense of the word.
So do not be surprised Dmitry Korchinskiy performance and the idea of "Ukrainian Taliban." Nothing new. Just Galicia.
However, the last 23 year Galicians exist within the stillborn "Ukrainian state", enjoying the rights of a privileged minority. One must understand a very important detail of the processes taking place in Ukraine. Ethnically, today's Ukraine is not two-, but three-part. The first part - Galicians and Volhynians (the differences between the two sides are ignored for a while). The second is the Little Russians of the center and the north-west. And the third is the Russians of Novorossia. Twelve-year linguistic and educational terror against Novorossia is not just the whim of Russophobic "Ukrainians". This is the only effective mechanism of Ukrainian ethnogenesis. Only by uniting against the "third-class citizens" - Russians of Russia, the Galicians and Volhynians, along with the Little Russians, are rafted into "Ukrainians". If tomorrow "Ukraine" loses Novorossia, the spring of ethnogenesis will burst. Without "third-rate" Russian Galicians, there will be nothing left, like with all the ardor to take up full Ukrainization of "second-rate" Little Russians.
It did not last long - sooner or later (probably very early) this will generate not only Makhnovshchina around the center and north-west, but tearful requests Ukrainians back to Russia. Yes, and the differences between Galicia and Volyn also come to the surface ...
Nothing new in this. The process is quite traditional. Just remember that and ending - but still not completed - Georgian ethnogenesis stopped after the loss of Abkhazia. Only in the process of colonization of Abkhazia and Mengrels Svans - last not fully integrated into a single ethnicity tribes - became "just Georgians." Now the process is interrupted, and whether it will continue in the foreseeable future - hard to say.
"Ukrainizers" understand this very well. It is this - and by no means "insane non-judgmental Russophobia" that explains terror against Novorossia. And this explains the categorical reluctance to let go of Novorossiia - despite all the seeming costs of staying under such a state roof of such dissimilar parts. And to stand to death against attempts to federalize them are forced by the same considerations. The federalization, with clearly defined guarantees for Novorossia, stops the anti-Russian terror - and, thus, despite the preserved "territorial integrity", stops ethnogenesis and launches the mechanism for transforming the territory of historical Ukraine into the boundless Gulyai Pole.
However, all these considerations lead to very disturbing conclusions. The precipitate chance today - probably the last chance Novorossia. If today the Russian authorities not dozhmut situation to end, Novorossia as ethnic education, will disappear within a half to two decades.
Today the network sounds a lot appeals and appeals of Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine (mostly people of Kiev) - "I have no one oppresses nobody forbids me to speak Russian, I do not need no one to save, leave my Ukraine alone!" Greatest response was caused by treatment of the writer Andrew Valentine's (Shmalko). However, none of the authors do not bother to say a word about dozens killed by bandits from the Maidan. This fact alone invalidates them completely. But it's not that.
In the remarkable novel "Knife" Serbian writer Vuk Draskovic describes in great detail the process of ethnic rebirth. The process of turning a Serb into a Bosnian "Muslim". The boy was taken to janissaries at a fairly conscious age - years in 10. After forty years, an elderly Muslim returns to his homeland and made a good military career. He builds a rich farm near his native village, builds a mosque - but also builds a rich Orthodox church in his native Serbian village. Generations pass. The farm grows into a Muslim village. Serbs and Muslims - more and more distant relatives - remember, however, of their kinship, go to each other's houses, celebrate holidays together ... But the sixth generation of relatives, when an opportunity arises - the German occupation - takes knives and goes to cut out the Serbian village . And the shocked Serbs hear before their death from their six-, seven-year-old brothers: "We have always hated you!" But Draskovic describes the traditional process. Leisurely. Almost "natural". We are dealing with a high-tech process of high-speed broiler growing.
Russian readers, the creativity of Ukrainian science fiction: Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (now become "Dyachenko"), Andrew Valentine's, Olga Chigirinskaya - if desired, can see how over the decade and a half has changed their attitude. Dyachenko in that time managed to pass all the way, all six generations. Valentine's written appeal representative of the third or fourth generation. Cutting it is not ready yet. But it's just a matter of time ...
But the militants' Right sector "starts talking to the camera in broken Ukrainian, but quickly strays into a native Russian - it is also the people ran for their fifteen or twenty years, all the way to six generations. However, unlike "Dyachenok" consistent and not wag backwards. Already who took a knife in his hands. "Onizhedeti." Yesterday Russian children. Today the janissaries.
This again is not so much their fault as their misfortune. The first appeal, flashed in the network a week ago (the author, unfortunately, did not remember), began with the phrase: "Until now, I was uncomfortable that I live in Ukraine, but do not speak Ukrainian ..." Then you can not read. The process of rebirth is started. It's embarrassing for a person to speak in his native language, which is spoken by at least half of his fellow citizens. Does the Swiss, who speaks Romansh, feel uneasy, knowing neither German nor French? Constant, not for a day not stopping pressure can be sustained only in one case - if you are pre-mobilized. If you know what the enemy is putting pressure on you. The Russians of Novorossia and historical Ukraine were not mobilized. They saw in people who carried out linguistic (then only linguistic) terror not enemies, but fellow citizens who need to be understood, to agree in something, to argue with something, to seek a compromise ... And to seek a compromise with an uncompromising enemy means to doom ourselves in advance to defeat. And this defeat begins, this degeneration from the fact that you are "embarrassed" that you speak your native language. And those same Russian children from the "Right Sector" yesterday are the children, who, at the most uncritical age, have passed the ruthless pressure of Irina Fariion: "If Olena becomes Alena, she must pack her bags and leave for Muscovy. Masha - the form is not ours. Let him go where the Mies live. At us it should be Marichka. Petya should also leave here, if he does not become Petrik. Do not call a nickname Kolya, Gannushu - Annushka, and Natalochka - Natasha. "
These - seemingly the most radical - can still be saved. "Onizhedeti" - largely children really. They went for simplicity, clarity and force. Understand that this simplicity - the simplicity of death, they are not yet able. But to show that attracted their power - the power is only apparent dissipated in the rays of dawn, as befits the evil - and wraith subside ... And then - work for psychologists and deprogrammers. As persons rescued from a totalitarian sect.
If today Novorossia surrender - everything will end very soon. Nazis came to power, no longer confined to linguistic terror. Start a real terror - judging by today's reports from Donetsk, has already begun. Most active, strong, capable to organize resistance will be destroyed physically. Others - digest.
More 15-20 years - and ethnogenesis completed. On the eastern border of Russia will rise fifty millionth single state, guided by Papuan-simple, murderous and suicidal ideology, "Moskal - knives!" Will not find anyone. Neither us nor them, nor Europe, nor the States.
Nobody leaves hurt.