A brief announcement about a new Substack for censored Russians
Wait, are you suggesting there might be other possible opinions than the one held by the CIA and the Pentagon which we are being constantly clobbered with by the mass media?
Only through thoughtful exchange can one ever hope for civility to exist.
Thanks! Matt for bypassing all the propaganda and allowing the world to hear the censored Russian voices.
Kagarlitsky's column was always one of the most interesting reads in The Moscow Times; definitely interested in checking this out. Thank you for organizing. And understanding this is key: "I suspect many Americans will find the attitudes in some of these pieces to be puzzling or even off-putting. For one thing, even Russians who are fiercely opposed to the war in Ukraine are often not positively disposed toward the West."
Pretty gutsy move, Matt. Bravo.
I don't have to support the Russian writers' points of view to support their right to publish them. Thanks for doing something substantive to foster freedom of speech. It's not just an American or Western right, it is a human right.
Putin is a thug, but that's not why the American elite hate him. They hate him because he only allows Russian oligarchs to rape the country; he sent the foreign ravishers home.
Good initiative, Matt.
Really, the US needs more anti-Putin articles?? Congrats for filling this badly needed perspective! Bully for you.
"A theme that pops up at times is an embittered belief that American policymakers may have concluded long ago that the Russian people were more useful to them as enemies than as friends."
I can understand why they might doubt the beneficence of the American government. I have plenty of reason to do so.
From an executive at Substack: "withstanding scrutiny makes truth stronger, not weaker." I would also suggest making a new substack for pro-Russian intervention writers who dissent from the western MSM narrative and have been equally censored. I am never in favor of violence, but the censorship in the west of the intentional goading by NATO to get Russia to invade, and the unmentioned, but obvious goal of using Ukrainians as pawns to "bleed Russia" instead of promoting real peace and democracy in Ukraine needs to be part of the debate. Also the relationship between western based multinational corporations (who long for a return to the looting of the Yeltsin years) and the imperial war machine needs further discussion.
I think it's a great idea !
Super! Now we only need an equivalent substack for all the dissident writers in the West who have been censored, silenced, and deplatformed. Hold a moment, I am now being informed that is in fact what substack is. Carry on.
Thanks, Matt. Is this something readers would subscribe to? Or would there be an option to donate?￼
Subscribed! This is a great idea. Thanks for setting it up!