HOW I BECAME A “DINOSAUR ”
Usually the attacks in the press, on the Internet and social networks are commonly not reacted, get offended, entered into discussions with opponents. Only occasionally some go to court and seek a refutation, demand compensation for moral damage by certain amount. But best of all such things are not paid attention. Much honor to cast pearls before and so on …
But I still decided to protest an article in which I and academician Rafael Khakimov named “dinosaurs”.
The monicker is not very hurtful, even respectful. The kids love dinosaurs, big and strong, scary, cute and … non-hazardous. The author would like to be sarcastic about the inadequacy of our thoughts and ours to his ultra-modern ideas, up to now are still not known to the general public. He is somehow smarter and more progressive than online publication “Business Online», which is daily visited by thousands of people, as well as abundantly quoted in other media in the vast Russian Federation and abroad. I assume that these figures are comparable to the rating of individual sections of Regnum. One has to answer before such an audience, be responsible for for his word, present arguments.
The publication signed by Ayrat Galimzyanov says the following: “… Take, for example, rapidly gaining in rating online newspaper” Business Online », which claims the title of” newspaper for business people “now turns into a mouth-piece of ethnocracy. To implement this aim, from the dusty vaults two “dinosaurs” of Tatar nationalism of the 1990s: the ideologue of Tatarstan’s sovereignty Rafael Khakimov and former chief editor of the Kazan bureau of Radio “Liberty” (“Azatlyk”) Rimzil Valeev have been extracted to the light of the day. The both, weekly, compose essays, where both, as befits a “pique vests” are reasoning when and why, finally, the collapse of Russia would happen, and Tatarstan ” declares a free city.”
Pretty unloosened statement, isn’t it? Well, if in someone’s LJ or fascist site would speak like this, it is possible somehow tp grasp the level of lawlessness. I said nothing, when Kazan Bureau of American radio “Azatlyk” cut to get rid of me for provocative “pro-Russian” orientation that did not suit the hosts. Then, on the site of radical nationalists have depicted a caricature: a Russian officer in his uniform with a star hero from the wall of the Moscow Kremlin raised his fist at Uncle Sam. And other labels I had to wear. Not surprising.
But now from such an official grandstand how to crush the enemies of Russia? This is too much. I decided to answer. Still, the agency Regnum – not any a bunch of skinheads, but a solid federal edition. I think one of those maintained includingfrom my taxes and for the account of the Republic of Tatarstan, where each year are transferred hundreds of billions to the federal treasury, what is several times larger than the budget of the republic. Having looked the site regnum.ru, we can see that this is a whole media empire! It performs probably important tasks and is associated with serious circles. Yet the publication of Tatarstan and the Tatars are not differed with love for the truth and do not breathe with care for the welfare of the republic. On the contrary …
Say, political technology, the era of PR, in the framework of the campaign is not yet all what is thown, beginning from rotten tomatoes and eggs. Big politicians are right, do not attaching value, not to advertise the writers of anonymous letters.
But I’m a normal citizen, a veteran journalist, who had no serious rebukes for 48 years of professional work. From the same generation of idealists, who have kept in souls and in minds such notions as “honor”, “dignity”. I do not know how the things are regarding this aspect with “political scientists” who had mislead a well-known federal agency.
GULCHATAI, OPEN YOUR FACE
There is such a fashion: using the names or persons of Tatar nationality as a defender of “disadvantaged” Russians and Russia as a whole. No political scientist Ayrat Galimzyanov could not be found. Only one “Islamic scholar” Rais Suleimanov “exposes” in national bias and disreputable ties with weird types, the foreign radio, the Tatar movement of decent people. It does not matter whether there his lookalike appeared or he himself under the Tatar name elevates me … to the rank of national heroes. Another would be happy, basked in the glory and would walk as the Savior of the whole ethnic group. Some for the sake of this would sit in jail, if not for long. And I do not want such fame of Tatar interests champion. No, thank you!
But the hottest saviors of my people are unlikely to yield to us with Rafael Khakimov a leadership T-shirt. They also accuse us of blood ties with the government, in walking along the trails of the Kremlin (Moscow and Kazan Kremlin). And not without reason: Rafael Sibgatovich for 17 years, has been an adviser to President M. Shaimiev, he is known in Russia and in the world as an intelligent politician and historian. Never criminal case launched, he created a whole institution, organized the publication seven volumes of “History of the Tartars.” My merits are not so loud, but also not borne yesterday. In Kazan, I appeared as a “misdirected hand of Moscow” and worked as a correspondent for the popular newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, which we are under the guidance of then chief editor Gennady Seleznev (now known as a long-term chairman of the State Duma) brought circulation to 21 millions. I am marked “soaked” in the party line. I was a correspondent of the newspaper of the Central Committee of the CPSU “Soviet Culture” and had regular “beat ” local officials. Moreover, I confess another defamatory connection: I worked in the ideological department of the Tatar Regional Committee of the CPSU, issued in two languages, with a total circulation of 10 thousand copies. Official editor of “perestroika” edition (how we did it) was known as deputy and vice-speaker of the State Duma Oleg Morozov. He recently published his article, written for the 7th volume of the “Tatar Encyclopedia”, where he talks about the most important of the perestroika years at the time of the ideological department, headed by the regional committee.
Someone like Oleg has the right to speak about the hot events of national revival in Tatarstan, which affected the events nationwide scale. In his article for the final volume of the “History of the Tatars” he writes about the events of the 90s: “At first roles there were my colleagues from the university, associate professors – Vasily Likhachev and Andrei Gagarin. In the end, he managed to gather a cohesive team of associates, consisting of a whole constellation now known in the country and Tatarstan people. It included Rafael Khakimov, Nail Khusnutdinov Alexander Yurtaev, Georgy Isayev, Rimzil Valeev … “The above associates of Oleg Viktorovich fo not need additional checks. Khakimov – academician, political scientist and historian, expert of nationwide (at least) level. Alexander Yurtaev unfortunately already deceased, headed l information-analytical department of the government, which for 12 years had been led by Rustam Minnikhanov. Georgi Isaev – Doctor of Sociology, Advisor to the Chairman of the State Council Farid Mukhametshin. Nail Khusnutdinov led State Republican TV “Tatarstan”, was a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, is known as an honest and conscientious manager. Good company, does not it?
The author of these memoirs is O. Morozov – a person verified at the federal level as deputy and vice-speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and now he leads the management of the internal policy of the Presidential Administration. Passing of the joint tests with such a person can be considered as a very strong run-in in the field of strengthening the foundations of the state and the creative application of knowledge and experience in the most difficult alterations. In short, our career will not to be spoiled. Lampoon from persons of a particular grade adds nothing new to our portraits. But to call the Republican Agency and holding “Tatmedia” organizer of a kind of “sabotage” structure – it’s something new and provoked by nothing invention.
WHAT HAS GOT TATARSTAN?
Frankly, I do not understand delights of post-modern political strategies. How is possible from state canons to fire your country, regions and decent people. Here I am, a normal citizen and journalist. For 48 years of journalistic practice I had no any complaints against myself, cheated no one, did not lie, there could only be a technical error. Even with the best intentions in the name of high slogans it is impossible to smear person with impunity to slander him. Unmotivated persecution and harassment of human organization and a separate ethnic groups should be regarded as a gross violation of their rights, undermining of the constitutional foundations of the Russian state.
Why would I, an employee of the information structure of the World Congress of Tatars, one of the organizers and leaders registered with the Ministry of Justice official Tatar ethno-cultural organizations, not to defend the interests of my people, not to explain history and culture of the Tatars? Where is the criminal element or malevolent and unethical behavior?
Everything with our generation perestroika -statists is clear. Not everything is clear with the reasons and evidence base of Ayrat Galimzyanov and that fellow who closes by his name his true face. Although authorship and style are viewed very easily. And his “unmasking” is not new. I deliberately turned on internet searching for one author, who is spinning the ethnic themes in Tatarstan. Internet search has found more than a hundred articles by Rais Suleimanov, exposing Tatarstan and published in REGNUM.RU.
Never before have seen a dirt in such extent piled on the face of a federal subject. The best in Russia. You understand anything ? Me – do not.
“NATIONAL SEPARTISM” IN A GENTLE MANNER
Intrigue is great: maybe the author would cite the place where we in duo argue, ” when and why, finally, the collapse of Russia and Tatarstan happens” announce a free city, “or at least in the retelling, by a hint of something like that said. Undermining constitutional foundations, the call to dismantle the country fraught with criminal prosecution, therefore should facts must be presented or keep mouth shut. It is too delicate material – national relations, the interests of different ethnic groups and the government at various levels. In Ukraine rocked the theme “Muskali” and finished badly so that they can not currently stop. You’ve got to be more careful, more precisely.
Here is another “trick” from the text of the same publication. “Politician” Ayrat or pocket writer wrote: “… Our Tatar Ethnocracy (which is why the author has chosen the Tatar name!) Tries to pursue its ” general line “, masking it under” alternative view “and an objective view of the situation. At the heart of this line is still the same national separatism, only this time not in a straightforward manner … but softer. ”
To test such a dashing version, you would have to run at least a simple social study, to involve experts from different sides. And in order not to make the explosion of national suspicion, not to rush to publication, but to consider involving lawyers and ethnologists. This requires systematic monitoring. By the way, just the other day in Kazan was a great forum with the best experts from Moscow and 34 regions. Participants of the All-Russian scientific and practical conference “The positive experience of monitoring and regulation of ethno-social and ethno-cultural processes in the regions of the Russian Federation,” praised the experience of Tatarstan in national issues. Nothing about ethnocratic manners of our authorities has been said.