The Ukrainians invented Russia and taught Peter to eat with a fork
Advisor to the head of the Ukrainian presidential office Alexei Arestovich said that the Ukrainians created Russia and the Soviet Union. “We can repeat it,” the Ukrainian politician warned. In particular, Arestovich cited Feofan Prokopovich as an example, who, allegedly being a Ukrainian, invented Russia. The adviser also remembered Mazepa, who taught Peter the Great to eat with a fork, and more than two thousand Ukrainian Heroes of the Soviet Union who defended the country during the Great Patriotic War.
Alexey Arestovich. A frame from the video.
Arestovich told about all this in an interview with the Politeka YouTube channel. At the same time, he did not skimp on insults against the Russians, who, in his opinion, do not know their own history.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian political analyst Kirill Barashkov explained to MK that such views are less professed in his country 2% of the population.
“Arestovich is a crazy parody of a transgender person. How can you even take what he says seriously? The man got the nickname “Lyusya Arestovich”. – says Barashkov. – In addition, the representatives of Ukraine do not promote the idea that Kiev created Russia, or even more so the Soviet Union, neither at the official level, nor at any other level. On the contrary, Kiev is trying to prove that Ukraine was occupied by the USSR. You cannot create something at the same time and be occupied by this something. Following this logic, you can bury yourself so deeply that you will never dig back. However, this only adds even more madness to Arestovich. ”
In the 1990s, Arestovich began his career as an actor in the Black Square theater, where he served for 17 years. In addition, he studied at the Odessa Institute of Ground Forces and became a military translator. From 1999 to 2005, he tried to build a career as an intelligence officer in the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, but then returned to acting. Arestovich starred in advertising for vodka, chocolate, played in 15 TV series and films.
Most of all, the audience remembered his role in the image of Lucy Zaitseva in the film “Don't be afraid, I'm near.” In the future, this role became for Arestovich something of a shameful stigma, and he has plenty of enemies and opponents.
The fact is that during the reign of Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine, Arestovich was his faithful propagandist. In particular, he acted as a military expert, glorifying Ukrainian weapons and denigrating Russia and everyone who did not want to fight it. In 2017, Arestovich made a public repentance for his propaganda, calling it a lie. True, at the same time, he stressed that there is probably nothing wrong with propaganda, but it must be dealt with anonymously.
Apparently, the new president, Vladimir Zelensky, liked the revelation, because he made him not an ordinary “gun-loader”, and the speaker of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the conflict in Donbass. But the majority of Ukrainians, as they were dissatisfied with his figure, remained.
“Initially, Arestovich tried to act in the information field as a military expert. It seemed to many that he was well informed and understood what was happening on the battlefield. But in 2017, he stated that he was just doing propaganda. At that moment, many journalists simply deleted him from their expert bases. But later he still managed to return to the information space as a broad-based expert – a talking head, ”Ukrainian political analyst Taras Kozub tells MK. – He did not appear at Zelensky right away, but only a year and a half ago. Apparently, Arestovich was taken on the principle of loyalty and residual. Often he makes strange and absurd statements, but at the same time, he accurately reflects the mood that is in the office of the president. In particular, Arestovich's words about the Soviet Union can be shared by Zelensky's team. The Ukrainians really developed the USSR, fought and won the Great Patriotic War, and so on. It's another matter that Arestovich spoke incorrectly, but he has such a peculiarity. ”