(WMR)—The plan by neoconservative elements embedded in the Obama administration to seek a Yugoslavia-style breakup of the Russian Federation continues to manifest itself by President Obama’s continued commitment to the Captive Nations doctrine first enunciated by Ukrainian right-wing nationalist provocateur Dr. Lev Dobriansky.
Dobriansky provided the impetus behind Public Law 86–90, which was signed in 1959 by President Dwight Eisenhower and designated the third week of July as “Captive Nations Week.” The law also established the National Captive Nations Committee (NCNC), which was run for many years by Dobriansky. In 1993, the Captive Nations lobby pushed through Congress section 905 of Public Law 103–199. The law authorized the NCNC to establish the “Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation” to operate the “Victims of Communism” memorial in downtown Washington, DC.
Obama, like all of his predecessors, continues to issue a Captive Nations proclamation every July. Last year, Obama’s proclamation stated, “Different peoples will determine their own paths.” Since Captive Nations Week is based on the original Public Law of 1959, it becomes clear what “different peoples” Obama refers to in his proclamation. Contained on the 1959 list of “captive nations” are Idel-Ural, Cossackia, and Turkestan. Others on the list are White Ruthenia, Tibet, and Mainland China.
It was Dobriansky’s goal to seek the independence of Idel-Ural, or Volga Urals, as a Tatar republic inclusive of the former Soviet and now Russian autonomous republics of Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Mari-El, Mordovia, Tatarstan, and Udmurtia. In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives on August 25, 1959, Dobriansky saw Moscow and “St. Petersburg,” which was then known as Leningrad, as twin colonizers of the rest of the entire “Communist Bloc.” Dobriansky saw Moscow and St. Petersburg as being responsible for the Cold War and the subjugation of the USSR, eastern Europe (with the exception of Yugoslavia), North Korea, North Vietnam, mainland China, and Tibet. This Ukrainian nationalist’s bizarre ideas continue to be honored by the White House every July.
There are reports that while CIA Director John Brennan was engaged in secret negotiations with Ukrainian coup leaders in Kiev, his deputies were meeting clandestinely with leaders of the Crimean Tatars, Muslims who have sworn allegiance to the Kiev leadership rather than the Crimean autonomous republican leaders who were authorized by referendum to unite with the Russian Federation.
It has been established that the CIA, using the same Turkish intelligence networks it uses to coordinate anti-Russian activities with Chechen, Dagestani, and Ingusheti Muslim terrorists, is now planning to carry out Dobriansky’s dream of creating an independent Idel-Ural republic. The neoconservatives, who financially benefited from the collapse of the Soviet Union, now see a successful toppling of the Russian government in the same manner that they engineered the ouster of the democratically-elected government of Ukraine as paving the way for the achievement of Dobriansky’s grand plan of turning Russia into a patchwork quilt of independent cantons subservient to the West. This can only be accomplished by the creation of a docile and pro-European Union regime in Moscow.
Another goal of the neoconservatives in crushing a unified Russian Federation is to permit Georgia to assume control over South Ossetia and Abkhazia and Moldova to take over the Transnistrian Republic. Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave, will be ripe for the designs of Poland, Lithuania, and possibly even Germany, which once ruled the region as East Prussia.
Dobriansky’s daughter, Paula Dobriansky, who served as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs during the entire Bush administration, is now leading her father’s crusade against Russia as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center (named after Robert Belfer, the Polish-born founder of the Belco Oil and Gas Company, which later became Enron Corporation) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Paula Dobriansky is now using such outlets as the Voice of America to call for the ending of credits to the Russian government and Russian companies and suspending Russian firms from trading on international bourses. Dobriansky and her friends, including Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and United Nations Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, seek to resurrect Lev Dobriansky’s insane plans for dismemberment of Russia. Today, it is not “anti-Communism” which serves as the rallying cry for the neoconservatives but a desire to forestall the creation of a Eurasian Union that would compete with the global banker-run European Union.
Obama’s continuing support for the Captive Nations dogma also foresees independence for seven Cossack units in the Don, Kuban, Terek, Astrakhan, Ural, Orenberg, and Kalmyk regions. Although many Cossacks support the Russian government and have even sent groups of fighters to Crimea and eastern Ukraine to support Russians in those areas, there remains some support for Cossackia from Cossack emigrés in Western Europe and North America. These diaspora Cossacks always supported the right-wing nationalism of the Captive Nations hierarchy led by Lev Dobriansky.
The third Russian region on the Captive Nations list is Turkestan. The neo-conservative ideological heirs of Dobriansky foresee breaking off Turkic parts of the Russian Federation in Siberia and either forming independent states or joining them to Kazakhstan. Captive Nations plans include an independent Tuva and the assignment of the Altai and Khakass republics and regions like those inhabited by the Shors, also known as “Blacksmithing Tatars,” to Kazakhstan, which is the largest republic within what was envisaged as a future Turkestan by the creators of the Captive Nations concept.
Another country that appears on the Captive Nations list is White Ruthenia or “White Russia.” Today, White Ruthenia is the independent nation of Belarus. It, like Russia, is on the neoconservative list for conquest by the West and possible fragmentation. In fact, on April 22, the neoconservative run Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington is, along with USAID, hosting a delegation of Belarusian “civic activists” to brief “Washington-based stakeholders,” code names for CIA operatives and USAID/NED agitators, on the “politics, economy, and civil society of Belarus.” The seminar is being moderated by Kenneth Yalowitz, a former U.S. ambassador to Belarus, who, like his co-ideologue, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, adheres to the interventionist policy practiced by neoconservative U.S. envoys. The neoconservatives appear to be targeting Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in the same manner in which Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was targeted.
In what should be a warning to China, both Tibet and “Mainland China” are on the Captive Nations list and Obama continues to proclaim both by inference as “captive nations” in the annual White House proclamation. Obama’s military pivot to Asia, along with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent military-oriented visit to Mongolia, confirms that the Pentagon is, in fact, gearing up for a simultaneous two-front war against Russia and China.
Although Obama considers Idel-Ural, Cossackia, and Turkestan to be “captive nations,” other elements of the U.S. government-George Soros non-governmental organization construct of the National Endowment for Democracy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Open Society Institute have additional targets in mind for potential separation from Russia. These include the Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Adygea and the Abazin Autonomous District; the Finno-Ugric republic of Komi; the Ugric region of Khanty-Mansi; the Sami region of Nenetsia; and the Finnic republic of Karelia and regions of Votia, Vepsia, Ingria, and Izhoria. Considering the assistance that Finland has given exiled Chechen terrorist groups, it only seems normal that it would provide directly, or through Soros and NED fronts, vital assistance to separatists in Finno-Ugric and Finnic regions of Russia.
The Soros and NED/USAID-financed “color” or themed revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine coincided with the appearance of factory-new flags representing past regimes and irredentist and separatist movements. Concerned intelligence agencies need only track the types and number of orders for new “old” flags from flag-making factories to determine where the nation- and government-busters of Soros and the NED/USAID will strike next. Factory orders for the old Belarus white-red-white flag have likely been fast-tracked.
In the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union, Soros and NED agitators appeared on the scene to push for the declaration of autonomous republics throughout Russia. There were declarations of autonomous republic status by Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Yenissei (Krasnoyarsk), Perm, Samara, Yaroslavl, and Ural. Just as with the new red and black Ukrainian Insurgent Army flags that appeared on Kiev’s Maidan Square during the Western-financed revolt in Ukraine, arcane and virtually-unknown factory-fresh flags appeared practically overnight from the Primorski Maritime Republic in the Russian Far East to Karelia in northwest Russia.
NED/Soros continue to be active in the regions and autonomous republics, especially in Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk, Chechnya, Dagestan, Rostov (not coincidentally, the location of the headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych’s de facto exiled Ukrainian government), North Ossetia, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Krasnodar, Murmansk, the closed town of Ozersk in Chelyabinsk, Perm, Tver, St. Petersburg, Stavropol, and the Vyborg District of the Leningrad Oblast (a town that some Finnish nationalists would like to see returned to Finnish control as the town of Viipuri.
NED and Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) are working arm-in-arm to agitate Finno-Ugric nationalism in northwestern Russia. The exiled Russian-Israeli oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been identified as working with Finno-Ugric nationalists in agitating among Soros- and NED-supported Ukrainian nationalists on Maidan Square in Kiev. NED, using USAID money, established websites for Finno-Ugric nationalists in Russia. What USAID has done in Russia is similar to the CIA front’s operations in Cuba. USAID contracted with Alan Gross to set up covert Internet networks for use by Cuba’s Jewish minority. Later, USAID used a network of contractors and CIA front companies to establish a bogus Twitter-like service, called ZunZuneo, on the CubaCel mobile phone system. It is no different in Russia.
A group of websites called “7x7—Horizontal Russia” were established with contributions from OSI and NED in 2010. These web sites span Russia’s north and are targeted at stirring up ethnic nationalism in the Finno-Ugric republics of Komi and Mari-El, as well as the regions of Ryazan, Kirov, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Oryol, Kaluga, and Voronezh. 7×7-Horizontal Russia activities were extended to other parts of the Russian Federation, including the Center, Povolzhye (the Volga Region), and Ural.
The Kirov oblast is a key part of the Obama Doctrine/Soros strategy to dismember Russia. The oblast sits between Komi, Mari-El, and Udmurtia, centers of Finno-Ugric nationalism, and the republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, republics in the Volga region that have significant Muslim Turkic populations.
Khodorkovsky’s hands can be seen in the attempt to stir up tensions in Komi. Soros, fronting for Khodorkovsky and other Russo-Israeli interests, has staged protest meetings in Komi over alleged ecological damage brought about by the Russian oil firm Lukoil’s Komi subsidiary. Of course, Lukoil was the recipient of assets from Khodorkovsky’s former Yukos oil company, nationalized after Khodorkovsky’s conviction and imprisonment on charges of tax evasion. 7 x7 heralded a meeting in Komi by Finno-Ugric nationalists who received messages of support on the website, including those like the following:
“We, Finno-Ugric relatives from Finland and Hungary, love you, Komi people! I hope that Lukoil and Russian colonialists will not harm you! Komi and Finns—brothers!”
Syktyvkar, the Komi capital, has become a center for Soros/NED/Khodorkovsky agitation in the Finno-Ugric region of Russia. Some years ago, a source within the Finnish Security Service, Suojelupoliisi or SUPO, said that Finland maintained a network of intelligence agents inside the Finno-Ugric regions even during the Soviet era. While most were assigned to the Karelian region, which was once part of Finland, some were also active in Komi, Mari-El, and Udmurtia. Komi sends trains Finno-Ugric agaitators for the Volga-Ural republics of Mordovia, Udmurtia, and Mari-El.
Although there are few Finns left in Karelia, that has not stopped NED/Soros from targeting the republic’s Russian youth. Soros and NED operations against Karelia are based out of Warsaw and the NED-funded Institute of Public Affairs. Polish agitation agents use the Karelian capital of Petrozavodsk as a base of operations to spread Soros propaganda about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) rights, anti-Semitism, Romaphobia, and the Holocaust, as if Karelia has a historical or social vested interest in any of these subjects. However, it is the largely curious and Internet-savvy Karelian youth who are the target of the MED/Soros information manipulation tactics. The NED/Soros operations in Karelia are focused on wider use by Karelian youth groups of Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Vkontakte.
Of the three Finno-Ugric nations, Estonia, Finland, and Hungary, Finland remains outside of NATO. However, there are calls for Finland to join the U.S.-led military alliance. If that occurs, NATO will have three members pushing for more autonomy for their Finno-Ugric kin in “KKMMU”—Komi, Karelia, Mari-El, Mordovia, and Udmurtia. It is obvious what the Obama/Soros/CIA nexus is trying to accomplish in Russia. The appearance of Yugoslavia-like small ethnic independent republics in a dissolved Russian Federation would provide NATO with potential new members and Israel with more compliant votes within the United Nations.
Nordic flags have been prepared by the Soros team for prospective new Nordic NATO nations of Northern Karelia (not inclusive of Eastern Karelia, which would be ceded to Finland by a Western-controlled rump Muscovy Republic made up of fully-Russian regions) and Komi. In recent years, a number of Nordic organizations linked to Soros operations have been disseminating information on the “Soviet ethnic cleansing” of Kola. Although 89 percent Russian, there are ideas being floated to return Kola or “Northern Karelia” to the original Sami (Finnish and Norwegian) and Karelian (Finnish) inhabitants whose numbers would be supplemented by Ukrainians and Komi currently living in the region. Some plans call for Pskov and the Nenets Autonomous District to be grafted on to a North Karelian/Kola Republic, somewhat increasing the indigenous population over native Russians.
The other Finno-Ugric republic in Russia is Mordovia. It was in headlines because it was the site of the female prison that housed Soros’s and the NED’s two most famous Russian agitators, Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alekhina, otherwise known as “Pussy Riot.” The two women were jailed for hooliganism for disrupting Russian Orthodox services by performing lewd sexual acts in public. They became instant celebrities among the Soros-dominated Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International “human rights” organizations.
Pussy Riot and other Soros-funded Russian agitators ran afoul of the Russian government’s law restricting the activities of the hundreds of Soros- and CIA-linked NGOs operating in Russia. The law passed unanimously in the Russian State Duma with a landslide vote of 436–0 in 2013. The law restricts the activities of “non-governmental organizations” that “criminalize public actions” designed to “insult the religious feelings of believers.” The United States, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, and other Western nations have similar “hate crimes” legislation on the books.
The presence of Pussy Riot in the Mordovian prison led to an increase in NED/Soros activities in the republic to agitate regional nationalism. These actions were coordinated by the NED/Soros-funded Mordovian Republican Human Rights Center.
There are links between 7×7 and the unregistered “Progress Party” of anti-Vladimir Putin leader Alexei Navalny, a frequent guest of the U.S. embassy and CIA station in Moscow during the ambassadorship of neocon Michael McFaul.
Murmansk and Arkhangelsk are sensitive military areas for Russia and USAID/CIA involvement in those areas is akin to the Russian Foreign Ministry and SVR foreign intelligence service backing Native American and Inuit independence movements close to U.S. military bases in Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, and Idaho.
To make matters worse, NED/Soros is funding activist groups in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which is totally surrounded by NATO members Poland and Lithuania. Kaliningrad, the former German Konigsberg, capital of East Prussia, is the headquarters of the Russian Baltic Fleet. NED/Soros activism in the enclave in similar to Russian intelligence backing the Hawaiian independence restoration movement with a view toward ejecting the U.S. Pacific Fleet from its headquarters in Pearl Harbor. NED operates through its “Information and Consulting Center” contrivance in the city of Kaliningrad.
In Tatarstan, NED has been working alongside Fethullah Gulen’s Turkish financiers to advance Tatar nationalism. This is especially significant considering recent U.S. propaganda calling for Crimea to be returned to the control of the Tatars, who dominated the peninsula before it fell under Imperial Russian control, then Ukrainian control, and quite recently, Russian Federation control. NED has been agitating in the Chuvash and Tatarstan republics, emphasizing the non-Russian connections of the Tatars and Chuvash to the Bulgars. Of course, this is a gambit to convince the Tatars and Chuvash that they have an ethnic connections to Bulgaria, a NATO member. It is the same operation being carried out among the Finno-Ugrics to move them closer to NATO members Estonia and Hungary, as well as to prospective NATO member Finland.
NED has been very active in the restive Caucasus region. Ingushetia, which borders on violence-ravaged Chechnya, is a favorite target of the Soros manipulators.
Another tactic of the NED/Soros activists is to target the mothers of Russian military servicemen. NED/Soros operations in Astrakhan, Pskov, and the Trans-Baikal region of Siberia.
One neocon blueprint for Russia calls for the establishment of a polyglot of republics, including a Far Eastern Republic that would be lured away from Russia by promises of free trade with Japan, the United States, and Canada in the proposed “Trans-Pacific Partnership.” This republic would be composed of Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast, the Jewish Autonomous Region, part of the Trans-Baikal region. In the past few years, there has been a heavy influx of rabbis from Israel and the United States into the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan (which only has a small percentage of Jews) to proselytize among the largely Asiatic population. There is little doubt that the Far Eastern Republic would be heavily dominated by Zionists, this ensuring another secure vote for Israel in the United Nations.
Other proposed republics are the Magadan Republic, consisting of Magadan, Kamchatka, Chukotka, which would also be heavily reliant on investment and trade with the TPP; Greater Yakutia, which would extend throughout the Trans-Baikal region and to Sakha’s Arctic Ocean coast; a Caucasus Republic comprising the restive Muslim republics of the North Caucasus and Stavropol and Krasnodar; the East Siberian Republic, stretching along the Yenisei River; a Siberian Federation consisting of Altai and the Kusbass; and a Greater Ural Republic, comprising Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan region, and possibly, part of the Orenburg, Kirov (Vyatka), and Perm regions; and a Volga Federation consisting of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, as well as parts of Nizhny Novgorod.
The CIA is coordinating with South Korean intelligence the spreading of Western influence in natural resource-rich Yakutia or Sakha as it is known locally. There are a number of ethnic Koreans scattered throughout Siberia and some have become valued agents for Western economic interests eager to take over and exploit the riches of Siberia.
The CIA has used its old ally the Dalai Lama of Tibet to stir up Buddhist nationalist revivalism among the Buddhist populations of the republics of Tuva and Buryatia in Siberia and Kalmykia on the north coast of the Caspian Sea. NED/Soros have continued to press the Tuvans, a Buddhist Turkic people, to declare independence, reminding them that they were the independent People’s Republic of Tannu Tuva until Joseph Stalin annexed the country in 1944. Similarly, NED/Soros have tried to stir up nationalist feelings among the Mongol Buryats, urging them to redraw the borders of three separate Buryat regions, the Buryat Republic and Ust-Orda Buryat and Aga Buryat, and create a single Buryat Republic. The goal is to make an independent Buryat a puppet state of Mongolia, a center for USAID/NED/Soros activity directed against China and the Russian Far East.
What would be left of Russia would be relatively similar to Serbia after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. A smaller Serb Republic without any control over Serbs in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Kosovo and facing a restive demand for autonomy among Hungarians in Vojvodina and Muslims in Sandzak. Without Vojvodina and Sandzak, Serbia would essentially be reduced to “Greater Belgrade.” The same future is envisaged by the NED/Soros team for Russia, with a Muscovy Republic being limited to the region around Moscow. It is a future that Russia will never accept and will threaten full use of its nuclear arsenal on Washington, London, Berlin, Paris, and Tel Aviv to avoid.
From their positions in government, academia, the military, and NGOs and international organizations, the neoconservatives who continue to worship at the altar of Zionist idols such as Lev Dobriansky and Leo Strauss are eagerly leering at ethnic and linguistic maps of the Russian Federation. They all see a future Yugoslavia to be manipulated and subsumed by the hungry jackals of the European Union, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and NATO.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).