«POISONED» MILK OF A SOVIET MOTHER
Almost all readers from the Baltic States who sent letters to the project, pointed out the unprecedented anti-Russian propaganda, sometimes even using expressions: "going beyond common sense."
This is also confirmed by numerous comments on the Internet by residents of the Baltic States. All of them report not just mass anti-Russian propaganda. According to them, history itself is being distorted.
Currently, in the Baltic States, the Soviet past is described exclusively in black colors. There was nothing bright from 1940 to 1991 – only totalitarianism, oppression of the indigenous population, torture, poverty and hopelessness.
A vivid example. In 2016, Latvian writer Nora Ixtena wrote her next book called "Mother's Milk", which became a bestseller in Latvian and was even translated into Russian.
In 2022, a film was made based on the book and starting February 2, 2023 it will be shown in all major cinemas throughout Latvia.
Just evaluate the content of the picture.
The story takes place in Soviet Latvia. In the conditions of "terrible totalitarianism". The heroine refuses to breastfeed her child, so as not to transfer to her, along with milk, "Soviet poison" — the poisonous essence of Soviet power. Subsequently, the daughter disliked milk and waged her "guerrilla struggle" with the glasses of milk imposed at school.
A screenshot from the trailer for the movie "Mother's Milk"
It's just creepy.
Although we have already seen similar two-step propaganda. Remember the "Woman in Berlin", which I talked about in my recent investigation "Raped Ukraine".
Speaking about the totalitarian past of the Baltic States and Latvia in particular, I want to remind you that during the Soviet era, the Riga Film Studio operated in this republic, which employed more than a thousand people and shot from 10 to 15 films a year. Among them were the well-known masterpieces of Soviet cinema "The Wagtail Army", "Theater", "Robin Hood's Arrows", "Death under Sail", "The match will take place in any weather" and dozens of others.
Until 1990. After 1990, one film was made – in 2000.
And so, after 22 years of hiatus, the «masterpiece» entitled "Mother's Milk" was shot.
Isn't this an argument that refutes the message of the authors of the book and the film?
But this is not all that I would like to report.
Investigating the issues of the existence of the Baltic states, I came across a very interesting fact. I think everyone who lived in the Soviet Union has heard about it.
On the evening of June 17, 1983, Vytautas Prascevičiūs, who worked at the Vadaktai collective farm in the Shauliai district of Lithuania, started a grass mower. As a result of an accident, his 4-year-old daughter Rasa had both feet cut off by a mower.
Undoubtedly, at that moment the most important assistance was provided by local medical workers. Kolkhoz paramedic Elena Krivitskene put the severed legs in an ice pack, and a young doctor Raimundas Baranauskas from the Radviliskis hospital urgently contacted colleagues from Moscow.
It is worth saying that in those days there were military aviation exercises in the Baltic Military District. Within an hour, all aircraft in the Baltic States were landed at airfields, and a special Tu-134 took off with the girl to Sheremetyevo, for which it was provided with the most suitable corridor.
12 hours after the tragedy, the girl was already on the operating table in the department of emergency surgery of the All-Union Scientific Center of Surgery, organized on the basis of the 51st Moscow City Hospital.
For 9 hours, surgeon Ramaz Datiashvili, together with Professor Viktor Krylov, anesthesiologist Yuri Nazarov, cardiac surgeon Yakov Brand and operating nurse Elena Antonyuk, were restoring the feet of a four-year-old child.
The girl took her first steps after the operation closer to autumn. Assistance in the rehabilitation of Rasa was provided by the Moscow physiotherapist Tatiana Gunaeva, who taught the girl to walk again.
Rasa returned home on her own feet. Moreover, she is alive to this day, lives in Germany, and only the scars on her legs remind of the incident.
Rasa Prascevičiūtė with her husband
Can you imagine the situation? For the sake of a simple girl from a Baltic village, the entire state machine was involved! The same terrible "totalitarian" machine that the new leaders of the Baltic States are now talking about with foam at the mouth. And Lithuanians, Russians, Georgians, a Jew and a Ukrainian woman fought for the girl's health together.
The story is absolutely real. And this story is brighter than any delusional creations, such as "Mother's Milk", tells about how people from the Baltic states were treated during the Soviet Union.
Oh, and one more thing. For those who like to talk about the "backward Soviets" - successful operations for attaching severed limbs have been carried out in the USSR since the mid-70s of the twentieth century.
Unfortunately, I am sure that in modern Lithuania and the Baltic States in general, they do not like to remember either the Riga Film Studio and its masterpieces, or the girl Rasa, who was saved by Soviet people.
Rabid Russophobia is in fashion now.