Since May of 2014, the Russian government under Putin's leadership has taught the country and the world few important lessons:
1) a government, which is anti-Russian and Nazi (Russians are
"Untermenschen" for them) and which systematically kills and tortures
people who oppose this, is "legitimate."
2) The tortures and killers
are not only "legitimate," they are also "partners," even "friends,"
"best chance for Ukraine," and "the party of peace."
3) Such anti-Russian, Nazi "partners" and "friends" deserve to be supported with billions via Russian state banks and with the cheapest gas.
4) Such support also goes further--for the Russian government,
"sovereignty" and "unity" of Ukraine under such an anti-Russian,
Banderite, Nazi regime is most important; all other principles are at
5) Those who have fought against this anti-Russian
regime have fought only for what the Russian government says and allows
them. That is to say, as far as the Russian government is concerned, the
only possible "legitimate" goals of the national-liberation struggle of
Donbass or Novorosssiya, which Moscow doesn't recognize as such in
contrast with the Nazi regime, are requests (not even demands) for
"amnesty" for having dared to resist and for a chance to be able to talk
to their Nazi overlords without having Russia to do that for them.
Amnesty, moreover, presupposes acknowledgement of resistance to Nazism
as a crime. Amnesty cannot be demand for what is/was right. Thus, Moscow
in principle agrees that resisting Nazism is criminal and wrong by
asking Kiev for amnesty. But, as Putin said in St. Petersburg in June,
Moscow is really not asking for anything. It has just some of these
opinions, perhaps mild recommendations.
6) All in all, for the
Kremlin, anti-Russian Nazism as embodied in the Kiev regime is
legitimate, deserves support and even partnership. On my part, I do
humbly believe that this Kremlin position is anti-Russian. For I cannot
explain otherwise the fact that the daily, continuous shelling and
killing of the people of Donbass is for Moscow no longer even a matter
of concern, not to mention a reason for stating publicly its support for
the struggle of the people of Donbass and decrying the crimes not in
abstract, but as crimes of the anti-Russian regime.
7) To sum it up,
Putin's and the Kremlin's stance has been positing the systematic
anti-Russian program with systematic killing and torturing Russians and
pro-Russians by the Nazis as legitimate--thus positing and treating not
only Nazism as legitimate, but also Nazism in power over the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine as being legitimate, and
not just any Nazism, but specifically the murderous, anti-Russian kind of Nazism, in particular.