The Russian Slavery

Slavery in Russia

In Russia, it was called “крепостное право” or “крепостничество”. It is universally translated into English (out of proverbial political correctness, no doubt) as “serfdom”. In reality, it was slavery – cut and dry, plain and simple, loud and clear.

Indeed, the slave owners (the nobles) ultimately obtained (by imperial law) an absolute power over life and death of their slaves (peasants). They could buy and sell them; make them perform any job the noble wants – no matter how dangerous, shameful or meaningless; rape, punish, torture and even murder them in ways that would make Ivan the Terrible look like a saint – all with complete impunity.

Essentially, the Russian rulers created a paradise for serial killers and mass murderers (of which there were many among the Russian nobles). Which is not surprising at all as the Russian “Christian” Empire was created by three sadistic serial killers and mass murderers – Vladimir the Great, Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great.

Only one such criminal – one Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova (incidentally, a woman which is rather uncommon thing among sadistic serial killers) – was ever brought to justice.

And only because (despite all efforts of Russian imperial bureaucracy) “the cat got out of the bag”  which could have easily led to a nationwide uprising of peasants and deliver a devastating blow to the image of an “enlightened ruler” carefully cultivated by then-empress of Russia Catherine the Great.

Saltykova was arrested, tried, found guilty of 38 murders (the actual body count could have been as high as 147) and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole (believe it or not, but in 1768, when her trial took place, Russia did not have a death penalty for common crimes – only for political ones).

In a very, very, uncomfortable prison – the cellar of Ivanovsky Convent in Moscow. Saltykova proved to be a highly resilient woman – she survived for 33 (!) years in that horrible (literally) jail and died only in 1801 at a ripe old age of 71.

After the trial, Catherine the Great personally established a highly efficient “information blackout” system to make sure that information about such “hobbies” of Russian nobles (of which there dozens and dozens) never ever became public. A highly successful system – the magnitude of these crimes was discovered only after the Bolshevist revolution that opened the secret imperial archives.

This fundamentally criminal system allowed dozens (if not hundreds or even thousands of serial killers, rapists and tortures) to commit these horrific felonies for decades (for centuries actually as such monsters existed in every generation).

Which obviously was very pleasing to the Devil and his demons whose favorite spiritual food is human pain and suffering – another solid proof that (contrary to government and Church propaganda) Russia was, indeed, the country “of the Devil, by the Devil and for the Devil”.

 

Russia was obviously not the only “civilized” country that practiced slavery in modern times: the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire (in its colonies) and, of course the USA were guilty of that as well.

However, the Russian version of slavery was very different from (and far darker than) the ones practiced in other nations (as well as in the Mongol Empire). Unlike the latter, where the slaves came from other nations and (initially) religions, in Russia the Russians were owned and mistreated (exploited, raped, tortured and even murdered – often with extreme brutality and even sadism) by other Russians.

Incidentally (unlike all other Christian denominations), the Russian Christian Church wholeheartedly supported enslavement of Russian Christians by their fellow other Christians (other denominations only approved of enslavement of individuals of other nations, races, cultures and religions).

The Russian slavery system had but one fundamental objective – to facilitate control over the enormous imperial territories (impossible to keep with an economically and legally free population).

And why would the Russia Tsars need these enormous territories? To satisfy the deeply-programmed messianic desire to become (and remain) the “Third Rome” – ultimately conquer the whole world, convert it to Russian Orthodox faith and rule it until the Second Coming of Christ. Which they hoped would never happen as the result of the Judgement Day was for them plain and obvious – a one-way trip to Hell for Eternity.

Russian nobles supported slavery for a very simple reason – being the slaves of the Tsar (and for all practical purposes of Tsar’s bureaucrats – often low-level ones) they wanted to compensate for this highly uncomfortable state (to put it mildly) by enslaving somebody else – in this case their peasants. And thus becoming omnipotent Gods to their slaves just as the Tsar was the omnipotent God to them – and to all Russians.

Consequently, just about every estate in Russia was a miniature kingdom with its owner – its absolute ruler who had absolute power over his or her (some estates were owned and managed by women) subjects (i.e. slaves) and no accountability to them whatsoever. Just like the Tsar in the whole Russia.

As was the whole Russian absolute monarchy – a typical Asian despotism which made Russia Asian, not European state (and thus paved the way for “Red Tamerlane” Joseph Stalin).

This top to bottom slavery lasted for centuries and led to genuinely disastrous consequences for Russia and Russians. The master/slave relationships got so ingrained in their mentality and culture that they simply could not (and still can not) build a European-style free democratic state – only replace one kind of slavery with another.

Russians ceased to be the slaves of the Tsar (Russian Emperor, actually) – and immediately became the slaves of the Bolshevist leader. They ceased to be the slaves of their landlord – and immediately became slaves of their boss. They ceased to be the slaves of tsarist bureaucrats – and immediately became the slaves of Communist bureaucrats. They ceased to be the slaves of Russian Imperial State – and immediately became the slaves of the Soviet State.

And that’s exactly what happened in Russian history – the totalitarian (let’s call a spade a spade) absolute Russian Imperial Monarchy destroyed in March of 1917 was almost immediately replaced with even more totalitarian “Red Monarchy” (the “Soviet State”). The liberal democratic “February Republic” lasted for mere eight months.

In 1991, the Russians destroyed the “Soviet State” ending the disastrous Bolshevist experiment that cost the nation tens of millions of lives and an enormous destruction of its infrastructure.

However, the “red slavery” was quickly replaced by even worse kind of slavery – the Russians became slaves in a very genuine sense to the very mobsters who transformed the inherently weak “Russian democracy” into a genuine “Mafia state” led by a quasi-Tsar (“capo di tutti cappi”, if you will) Vladimir Putin and his KGB cronies. This time, democracy lasted for… about ten years, give or take but still died. Alas, a very much natural (for Russia) death.

However (contrary to a popular misconception), Putin’s “Mafia State” is not a serious threat to the Western Civilization (let alone an existential one). But the Bolshevist Soviet Union was.

Because Marxism (contrary to what Marx himself believed) was a perfect match to Russian “Orthodox” Imperialist Messianism. It was a genuine “marriage made in Hell”. Actually, it was much more than a marriage. It was a devastating, murderous synergy and an immensely powerful weapon of mass destruction.

Weapon of world destruction, to be completely honest.

 

Russian “Orthodox” Messianic Imperialism (1)

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The most lucrative target for the Devil is, obviously, the Christian Church established by Jesus Christ (although most of the technical details are rightfully credited to Saint Apostle Paul).

There is nothing that the Prince of Darkness wants (even craves) more than taking control over the Church and making it his (and not God’s) weapon in his existential war with the latter. Hence, it is no surprise that the Church has been under a constant attack by the Forces of Darkness (Army of Satan) from Day One of its existence. And still very much is.

Fortunately, Satan failed in this all-important endeavor of his. However, he managed to significantly weaken the Church by splitting it twice. The first split (the so-called “East–West Schism”).

De-facto it happened in the 4th century – almost right after Christianity became the official state religion of the Roman Empire, but de-jure it was announced (and accepted… sort of) six centuries later – in 1054.

As I will prove beyond the reasonable doubt in a moment, it was not exactly a schism (which assumes the split of the Church into more or less equally valid and legitimate components).

In reality it was the Eastern heretics (who called themselves “Orthodox” thought they were nothing of the sort) divesting themselves from the genuinely orthodox (i.e. theologically correct and righteous Holy Roman Catholic Church).

They were heretics because for all practical purposes they stopped serving Jesus Christ (as they were supposed to) and started serving the very much earthly (and very much sinful) power of the Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.

To put it bluntly, sold Jesus Christ for Roman imperial pieces of silver (or gold – which does not really matter). Hence the so-called “Orthodox Church” is essentially the Church of Judas, not of Jesus Christ.

This (genuinely Judas-style) betrayal did radically weaken the Eastern Church (which ultimately was protected only by Divine Grace which went down by orders of magnitude). So radically that it was practically annihilated by Muslim invaders (mostly in the 7th and 8th centuries, although Constantinople – now Istanbul – fell only in 1453).

However, before it was wiped out by the Army of Satan, the Eastern “Orthodox” Churched managed to do Satan some serious service. First, by arranging for a conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy (“pravoslaviye”) of the whole Russia.

Although the actual conversion was done by the Russian rulers “by sword and fire” (i.e. by brutal and even deadly force), the Russian “Orthodox” Church (ROC) was established – and for some time even run by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

And second (which was no less important) by creating an ideology that would one day become the Russian Orthodox Messianic Imperialism. Which (after the Orthodox religion was replaced by Marxist quasi-religion) became an immensely powerful drive behind Stalin’s “Drang nach Westen”.

As I have stated earlier, Russia (as the Soviet Russia) became the full-fledged existential threat to the Christian Church, Western Civilization and the whole human civilization in March of 1919, after the establishment of Comintern.

However, the first step in this very much infernal direction was made almost a millennium earlier (as I have already stated, Satan is an immensely patient character).

in 988 AD when the Byzantine (“Eastern”) version of Christianity became the official religion of Russia (then called Kievan Rus’ after its then capital Kiev – now the capital of independent Ukraine).

Russian Christian Church officially called itself Русская Православная Церковь (Russkaya Pravolslavnaya Tzerkov) traditionally translated into English as Russian Orthodox Church (and pravoslaviye – Russian Christianity as “Russian Orthodoxy”).

Unfortunately, this translation is grossly incorrect and fundamentally misleading as (from the religious point of view) Russian version of Christianity is not “orthodox” at all.

In the Christian context, “orthodox” means that the Christian doctrine in question conforms exactly to the fundamentals of Christianity – the New Testament. Which loud and clear, cut and dry, plain and simple states three fundamental commandments that pravoslaviye (Russian Christianity) and thus the Russian Church blatantly violates.

First, Jesus Christ Himself (who is obviously the highest and absolute authority in all things Christian) made Peter the head of the Christian Church:

You are Peter [which means ‘rock’], and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18, NIV

It means (beyond the reasonable doubt) that this commandment means that the Christian Lord and savior Jesus Christ viewed the Christian Church as a centralized system governed by a single individual ultimately responsible for the enforcement of one system of true and correct Christian religious dogmas.

At that time, the Western Civilization (and thus just about all civilized world) was not just governed by the Roman Empire. It was Roman Empire. Consequently, it was obvious that the Christian Church must be governed – from then to the Second Coming – from Rome by a Roman Bishop (“the Pope”). The fact that Saint Apostle Peter became the first Pope (“Roman Pontiff”) of the Christian Church proves it beyond the reasonable doubt.

This commandment of Jesus Christ is, by definition, orthodox; consequently, the Russian Church that adopted and teaches a radically different view of the Christian Church is not orthodox, but outright heretical – cut and dry, loud and clear, plain and simple.

According to Russian pravoslaviye, a Christian Church must be a loose confederation of national churches with no central authority and all fundamental matters of doctrine decided by the global (“ecumenical”) Councils.

As conducting an ecumenical council is all but impossible (the last one took place in 787 AD – almost 1300 years ago), in practice it means that every national Church has its very own doctrine (often sharply different from others).

Unfortunately, this is not the only Scriptural commandment violated by the Russian version of Christianity (and thus by the Russian “Orthodox” Church).

The New Testament explicitly states that there must be no national distinctions between Christians:

There is neither Jew nor Greek for you are all one in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:28-29 (ESV)

Which automatically means that any reference to any nation in the official name of a Christian Church (e.g Russian, Greek, Armenian, etc.) is heresy – plain and simple.

It gets worse. Christian Lord and Savior (i.e. the absolute authority on all things religious) stated loud and clear that there should be a clear separation of the Church and the State:

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” – Mark 12:17 (NIV)

Russian pravoslaviye preaches and teaches a radically different relationship between church and state: a so-called “symphonia”. In theory it means that the Christian Church and the Christian State are two inseparable parts of one whole (“two sides of the same coin” even) with the State taking care of earthly things and the Church – of the Heavenly (spiritual) things with neither institution presuming to dominate the other.

Unfortunately, in our highly imperfect and sinful world this principle opens the door for subordination of the Church to the State. For a very simple reason – the State has the guns and the Church does not.

Which, slowly but surely, first in Byzantium and then in Russia led to the violation of the Second Commandment in the Old Testament: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (in other words, you must not worship any gods other than a Christian God).

Explicit identification of the Russian Church with the Russian nation (“Russian people”) and its inevitable subordination to the Russian state very quickly led to a no less inevitable worship (by the Russian Church and its members) of the Russian people (at best) and/or the Russian state – or even its absolute ruler (at worst).

Unfortunately, these were not purely theological issues as their combination (“dark synergy”, actually) gave birth to a monster that ultimately made Russia (in its Soviet incarnation) a clear and present existential threat to the Western civilization.

The Russian “Orthodox” Imperialist Messianism.