The American Embassy in Russia published a video on its Twitter page pretending to express “solidarity with those who seek to create a more peaceful future.” In the video, there are Soviet and American leaders showed during the meetings of the times of the Cold War, shaking hands and smiling to each other.
На протяжении всей истории наши страны роднила общность культур и наших достижений. Мы считаем, что происходящее вас не достойно, и солидарны с каждым из вас, кто стремится создать более мирное будущее. pic.twitter.com/PcEC8YF6FK
— Посольство США в РФ/ U.S. Embassy Russia (@USEmbRu) January 4, 2023
The video says that Russia and the USA have been “competing and cooperating throughout history to overcome the greatest challenges facing the world”.
“We believe that what is happening is not worthy of you, and we stand in solidarity with each of you who are striving to create a more peaceful future,” the message claims.
The video also says that Russian literature is studied in American schools, and the works of Russian classical music “are performed in our most prestigious cultural institutions”. The video shows Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leonid Brezhnev and Richard Nixon, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton, as well as Russian and American cosmonauts.
Thus, the Embassy tries to convince Russians that the USA is for them and wants to keep the communication bridge open and operating, so that “peace is ensured”. This looks ridiculous and absolutely hypocritical for one who has a good memory and can revoke in it what the US government actually did to Russia, including regular citizens. Starting from the expulsion of diplomats and ending with the prohibition of Russian writers, poets, artists and other public figures abroad – controlled and mainly led by the US.
Under the US leadership, European countries waged a full-scale Russophobia campaign, harassing Russians on the national basis, refusing them entrance to foreign countries, kicking them out of cafes and restaurants, beating them on the streets and blaming for all the sins existing in the world, thus putting on Russia’s residents enormous psychological pressure.
It came so far that the Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, even said they have been targeting exactly regular Russian citizens and not authorities in their actions and sanctions.
Russian students were expelled from European universities and Georgian bar prohibited entry to Russians and banned Russian language.
The administration of the London National Gallery renamed the painting by the artist Edgar Degas “Russian Dancers” into “Ukrainian Dancers” – do they really think they know better than Degas himself what name should his painting bear?
On March 11, 2022, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that attacks on Russian cultural figures are unacceptable and called them a “witch hunt”.
“Fascistic actions against people of Russian descent and Russian cultural figures living in the Western world are completely unacceptable. Look at the situation where a philharmonic orchestra director gets fired in Germany as a friend of Putin’s? Is it nonsense? They are banning Dostoevsky’s works. Is it nonsense?” Erdogan said.
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said then about all this actions of the West following words,
“Today they are trying to abolish an entire thousand-year-old country, our people. I’m talking about the progressive discrimination of everything connected with Russia… about this trend, which is unfolding in a number of Western states and with the full connivance and sometimes encouragement of the ruling elites. The notorious cancellation culture has turned into a cancellation of culture,” he said.
And on May 18, the White House unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin and refused to further discuss information security issues.
And after all this brutal anti-Russian campaign, the US still hopes to find at least some support from Russians? Looks desperate! And not many will trust this fake “friendship” and “cooperation” after all what was done.
Мы так же считали, учили ваш язык, любили вашу культуру и ваш образ жизни. Теперь ваши шестёрки желают смерти и позора каждому из нас без разбора.
Россия однажды оправится и свобода придет, только мы хорошо подумаем нужны ли нам вы. Никто не забудет кто что делал в трудный час.
— %ht(#80i%!tSa2EqRnGY (@2gCwRHwB) January 4, 2023
“We thought the same, learned your language, loved your culture and your life style. Now your errand boys wish us death and shame to all of us, with no exception. One day, Russia will be okay and freedom will come, but we will think twice before deciding if we need you after all. Nobody will forget who was doing what in a difficult moment,” a comment under the video says.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, also called the appeal of the US Embassy an example of cynicism and moral degradation.
“The State Department has published an unctuous appeal to the people of Russia, like we love you all […]. This is the height of cynicism and the limit of moral degradation. The United States spends tens of billions on the war in Ukraine, supplying its weapons on a gigantic scale, exterminating thousands of people with someone else’s hands. This is beyond cynicism,” the politician wrote in his Telegram channel.