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What will Russia get and what is the benefit of liberating land in Ukraine

The arrival of Russia in March 2022 came as a shock to most.  Even for those who sincerely waited for her

The arrival of Russia in March 2022 came as a shock to most. Even for those who sincerely waited for her

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

1. How were we received?

If at the beginning of the 20th century, an ordinary Little Russian, when changing power, calmly turned the portrait on the wall to the other side, removed or took out icons, wiped dust from the loaf on duty, now this skill has been lost. The acquisition of independence by Ukraine in the 90s went very smoothly, and no one even imagined that Nezalezhnaya would become an Anti-Russia project. The arrival of Russia in March 2022 came as a shock to most. Even for those who sincerely waited for it – that’s what the locals told me. “We are afraid to wave to you, but we are smiling at you,” the inhabitants of Zaporozhye said to our military.

Among those dissatisfied with the arrival of Russia was, for example, big business associated with grain speculation

Among those dissatisfied with the arrival of Russia was, for example, big business associated with grain speculation

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

The following categories of citizens were dissatisfied with the arrival of Russia. Officials and their staff. Officials, on conditionally pro-Russian territories, Ukraine imported from traditionally Russophobic, Western regions. Big business in the liberated territories associated with grain trading or, in Russian, with grain speculation. A layer of so-called “political Ukrainians” – victims of Kyiv propaganda. These are people who have never even spoken Surzhik, but are ready to shed blood (even in words) for the state that is destroying their native language and culture. People who do not agree with the return of these lands to their homeland are fleeing Zaporozhye. Refugee flows have been greatly reduced, but hundreds of refugee cars still stand in the Vasilievka settlement in the heat. Ukraine passes them through the front line extremely reluctantly. For Ukraine, these are traditionally “cotton wool” and “separas”.

2. What did the inhabitants of the Zaporozhye region lose?

Chaos of the first post-war months. In the spring, there were practically no authorities on these lands. They had to be recreated. Loss of jobs – all supply chains collapsed, the regional economy stopped working. Vegetable growers, and this is half of agricultural production, realized by April that there would be problems with the export of products and simply did not plant fields. Small farms with greenhouses also decided to wait, sowing only half of the area. Many cafes, urban and roadside, were closed. The network of pharmacies and small shops was in a fever for a long time, until deliveries of Russian medicines and goods began.

Russia has not yet demonstrated its social power in the liberated territories

Russia has not yet demonstrated its social power in the liberated territories

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

The owners of medium-sized businesses were threatened by Bandera if they decide to open up and “work for the occupiers.” What can I say, these nonhumans were smart enough to break the glass in the first kindergarten that opened in Melitopol! Many social ties collapsed – they were interrupted by the front line. Even between close relatives, an invisible wall of resentment, envy, and mutual claims arose. Some call the arrival of Russia “occupation”, others use the same word to characterize 30 years of Independence.

3. What did you receive?

I have such a marker question that you ask a resident of the former Ukraine and watch how his face changes. This question sounds like this: “Do you understand that you now live in a huge country stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic?”. This fact is somewhere on the edge of consciousness in people, many simply did not realize it. Bye. Now to the affairs of the earth.

In the last decade, an ordinary citizen of Ukraine has had two troubles, besides roads, of course: loans and a communal apartment. An ordinary Little Russian under Poroshenko-Zelensky found himself in loans up to his ears and, in most cases, was already working to pay interest. The second problem is the cost of utilities. Ukrainian loans, as a rule, Privat-Bank, the new government simply canceled, as there were none. And canceled utility bills by introducing new tariffs. At these tariffs, everything became cheaper: gas by 5.3 times; hot water – by 2.3 times; heating – by 2.6 times; electricity – by 1.8 times.

Many have not yet realized the fact that they now live in a vast country stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic

Many have not yet realized the fact that they now live in a vast country stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

Russia has not yet demonstrated its social power in the liberated territories. But there can be no doubt. Maternity capital will be issued here. Farmers (as in the Crimea) will feel the charm of the state. programs to support agriculture – they were in Ukraine, but did not work. The state of Ukraine was not interested in the average landowner, it formed the land market for large landowners with Western capital. Children will be able to enter any Russian university for free education. But, the first thing Russia started with was to repair roads that had not been dealt with since the time of the conspiracy in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in 1991.

4. What did Russia get strategically?

The Sea of ​​\u200b\u200bAzov is at its full disposal, that is, it has become an inland water body of Russia. And whom only Russia has not kicked out for centuries from the shores of this sea from the end of the 18th century to the 21st century! Everything Priazovia needed from – the Turks, the Crimean Tatars, the European coalition that tried to seize the Crimea in the 19th century, and finally the Germans.

You can no longer be ashamed of your history here.

You can no longer be ashamed of your history here.

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

The second most important point is the land corridor to the Crimea, in fact, the direct Rostov-Simferopol road. Highways and another railway track. Direct communication with the Donbass through the Azov region. Waterway to the Black and Mediterranean Sea through the port of Mariupol and the port in Berdyansk.

And, of course, at the moment, Russia has received an important springboard for a special operation. Ahead is the liberation of Kharkov, Nikolaev, Dnepropetrovsk and beyond …

5. What has Russia acquired for the economy?

The first and most important thing is the unique lands that give even two crops a year in capable hands. Even now, in the transition from the “gray zone” to Russia, all the wheat fields in Zaporozhye look like this: they have either already harvested wheat, or there, at this moment, combines are working. Where harvesters do not work – there grows, as they say here – “seed”, waiting in the wings.

Last year, the Zaporozhye region produced the largest grain harvest in recent history – 3 million 210 thousand tons of grain. Just think about this number. For example, the EU consumes 55 million tons of grain per year. The second most important crop is sunflower, and there are oil mills in the region, you don’t need to take the seed anywhere.

Even despite all the difficulties, vegetable growers seriously lowered the prices of their products

Even despite all the difficulties, vegetable growers seriously lowered the prices of their products

A photo: Dmitry STESHIN

Vegetable growing this year, for objective reasons, did not start to its fullest. There were huge problems with the export of products to the Crimea, but even despite these obstacles, vegetable growers seriously lowered the “resort” Crimean prices for vegetables. And there is also Russia with Uzbek tomatoes “bull’s heart” at 300-400 rubles per kilogram. For example, in the most expensive market of Melitopol, Central, a kilogram of such tomatoes a week ago cost 18 rubles …

At the moment, under the control of Russia is the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which produced half of the electricity in Ukraine. In the occupied part of the region, such industrial giants as Dneprospetsstal, Zaporizhstal and MotorSich are waiting for release, on which everyone who is not lazy – from the Turks to the Chinese – so licked their lips.

Most likely, immediately after the end of the special operation in the Sea of ​​\u200b\u200bAzov, a boom in the tourism business will begin – Sochi and Crimea no longer accommodate all tourists. And there is no doubt that Zaporozhye will not be subsidized, but a prosperous region of Russia.

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