Skip to comments.Professors Who Fail to Support Putin Line on Crimea Fired
Posted on 03/24/2014 1:48:43 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
One of Russias most prestigious universities announced the firing Monday of a history professor who had publicly criticizing the Kremlins policies towards Ukraine.
Moscows MGIMO University announced the annulment of its contract with history professor Andrei Zubov.
Numerous statements and interviews of Zubov A.B. about what the situation in Ukraine and Russias foreign policy cause an outrage and bewilderment in the university environment. They contradict Russias foreign policy, subject government actions to reckless and irresponsible criticism, harm the learning and educational process, the university said in a statement.
Leaving the inappropriate and offensive historical analogies and characterizations to Zubov A.B.s conscience, MGIMO leadership deemed the continuation of his work impossible, the university said.
Zubov had written an article for the March 1 issue of Vedomosti, titled, This Happened Before. Zubkov appealed for the government to end Russias aggression in Ukraine, arguing that Putins actions were reminiscent of Nazi Germanys in the 1930s.
We are on the verge of complete destruction of the system of international treaties, economic chaos, and political dictatorship. We are on the verge of war with our closest, kindred people of Ukraine, a sharp deterioration in relations with Europe and America, on the verge of a cold, and, perhaps, a hot war with them, Zubov wrote.
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Well at least they didn’t shoot him at midnight in the basement of the Lubyanka. See? The Russians are getting more “westernized.”
Democrats and their complicit media see no problem with this kind of suppression of dissent. They wish they could get away with doing this openly here in the USA. What they don’t realize is that once such a Russian style government were in place, they would be the first to be fired, or fired upon.
Happens here too. More subtle, but real.
‘Rats just accomplish the same in other ways, such as using their power of the govt to suppress 501-c-3 Tea-party and conservative organizations.
I am curious as to on what basis Zubov wrote his harsh criticism of the Russian takeover of Crimea. What part of the following history does Zubov claim that Russia is on the wrong side of?
1783: Russia annexed Crimea.
1853: The Crimean War began, lasting three years. Russia lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Crimea remained part of Russia.
1917: Crimea briefly became a sovereign state before becoming a base for the White Army of anti-Bolshevik forces in the Russian War.
1921: The peninsula, now called the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, became part of the Soviet Union.
1942: Nazi Germany took control of Crimea.
1944: Joesph Stalin forcibly deported all Muslim Tatars, a group of 300,000 who had lived on the peninsula for centuries, due to members alleged cooperation with Germany during World War II. Many returned to Crimea in the 1980s and 1990s.
1945: After World War II, the autonomous Soviet republic was dissolved and Crimea became a province of the Soviet Union called the Crimean Oblast.
1954: Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev transferred the Crimean Oblast to Ukraine. Its often reported that it was a gesture of goodwill from Khrushchev, who had Ukrainian roots.
1991: The Soviet Union collapsed. Many expected President Boris Yeltsin, the new president of the Russian Federation, to take Crimea for Russia. But he didnt bring it up during negotiations with Ukraine.
1997: Ukraine and Russia signed a treaty that allowed Russia to keep its fleet in Sevastopol. The agreements since been extended, so the fleet is set to remain there until at least 2042.
Putin allows no dissent.
Imagine what would have happened to any of the “Anti-War” Big-university profs who dared to make those kinds of statements about Obama’s illegal Libyan War?
They would have been fired, and forced to hire armed bodyguards to protect them from deranged Obamapsychos.
Happens under Obama all the time and his hand maidens in DBM help.
Chrissy Mathews is peeing in his pants over this, and with uncontrollable tingles.