I almost thought for a couple of days that I live in a different world and started to worry since my matrix began to disintegrate. And now I can exhale, everything is back to normal. Whew. First they understood it:
This is the monument to Russian Navy’s sailors who rushed to help Messina and its inhabitants in 1908, after devastating earthquake.
You may not know this, but Russians have this knack for being in the wrong place at a very right time. San Francisco can testify to this, not without a scandal, of course.
But by now we all must get used to acrimony in Russian-American relations. But here is the part which is most important. Relations are not only the governments anymore, they are also today between people. And, in fact, primarily between people. In case of Russian aid to Italy it is an absolutely overwhelming wave of love and support from Russians to Italians, who pay back in kind. You can see it everywhere–on every public forum. The atmosphere of mutual warm feelings between two peoples. Here is one example, from 2017:
Here is this incredible monument.
Now ask yourself a question–do Russians remember this gesture? Hint: this was covered by ALL major Russian media (minor too). Or do Russians remember who designed St. Petersburg for Peter the Great and Russia. Name of Rastrelli in Russia is next to the name of Peter the Great. So, let’s put it in simpler terms–Russia and Italy are a bit closer than mere governmental, however important, relations. Do you think Russia’s desire to help is purely for propaganda? Of course not. Western media, however, are nothing more than propaganda outlets with many creatures infesting them qualifying easily for the title of simple human ass-holes and whores. Not even in “journalist” terms, but namely–human. Take a look at NYT or WaPo, as an example. So, it is always pleasant to recognize that I wasn’t mistaken in Western “free” media. Luckily, modern technology allows people to see each-other without media’s distortions, due both to malice and sheer stupidity, and that gives some hope. After all, what can I say–since 1978 I am a passionate fan of Squadra Azzurra, from the times of legendary Enzo Bearzot, Dino Zoff, Paolo Rossi, to the times of Alessandro Del Piero and GiGi Buffon. There are many people like me in Russia and former USSR. So, how can one Juventus fan not help another Juventus (OK, Milan and Roma too) fan in time of need;))