Why Does the Russian Federation Be Like a Big Closet

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, June 6, 2022
Why Does the Russian Federation Be Like a Big Closet

Top 3 most recent examples of the Russian government's love for large territories and their inability to handle them

Slavic peoples have a folk proverb. It sounds like this: "The bigger the closet, the louder it falls". This means that the larger the title or, the larger the person, the more noticeable and painful its collapse can be. With the Russian Federation and Volodymyr Putin is also happening.

For many years, Russia has gained a reputation as an aggressor and a fan of expanding its territory. The Russian Federation has taken part of the territory from Japan, Georgia, Belarus, Abkhazia, Kazakhstan, and other neighboring States.

In 2014, after the revolution of dignity in Ukraine, the Russian Federation annexed the Crimean peninsula. A few months later, Russia sent its special forces to the territory of the Donbas Basin in Ukraine. Since 2014, parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are considered occupied by pro-Russian terrorists. In the occupied territories, an anti-terrorist operation was carried out by Ukraine. Heavy battles were in the center of the Donetsk region. One of the most difficult battles took place in Donetsk on the Donbas Arena — the home field of the legendary Ukrainian football club Shakhtar.

Then Ukraine had to retreat and take positions closer to central Ukraine to protect the remaining territories. Donetsk and one of the best football arenas, which hosted the Euro-2012, went to the pro-Russian authorities. In February 2022, Russia recognized the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and brought its military forces there.

However, from 2014 to 2022, the occupied territories used Russian currency and television channels and had the Donetsk or Luhansk People's Republic, which was practically no different from the documents of Russia. Despite this, the destroyed Donbas Arena was never rebuilt. The football stadium, designed for almost 55.000 people, is empty in the city center. Thieves take away even the seats of fans from the stadium. Unfortunately, this example hides a large number of similar examples. The pro-Russian authorities and soldiers have destroyed and looted children's recreation camps, large shops, and homes.

A similar situation occurs in the brutal Ukraine Mariupol. The Russian army killed more than 22.000 people there and destroyed 90% of buildings, water pipes, and sewers. Now the city is under the control of Russia. Russia dictates the rules to the remaining residents and demolishes the destroyed houses. However, the aggressor country refuses to repair water and sewage pipes. In the city, there is already a problem with feces that come into the city's streets. The Russian side solves the issue with the help of bio-toilets. The occupiers also set up mobile showers on the streets of Mariupol.

Perhaps the street toilet and shower are familiar to the inhabitants of Russia. After all, it is a widely known and confirmed fact that many occupiers did not come from modern Russian cities like Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kazan. In Ukraine, soldiers howl from small Russian towns. Men who were brutalized in the Ukrainian Bucha came from Buryatia. There they live in wooden houses, use the toilet, and shower in the street.

So, Russia could only show its "dirty underwear" from the big "closet" by starting a war against Ukraine. The Russian government only cares about its benefits and the size of the territories. But Putin does not know what to do even with the existing cities. Which means the big closet is falling loudly.

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