My Translation of an article on Russia, Communism and Putinism

An excellent translation of a very thought-provoking article on Communism (and why it’s fucking BAD) and Putinism. It’s factual, very historically accurate, and shows the horrors that often don’t make US history books.

Freyja's Frenzy

There has been a lot of talk in the last 10 years on socialism and communism, but unfortunately not a lot about what life was like within the Soviet Union – as it was called here, under the iron curtain – or as it was called there, in the “scooper”. Its been pretty strange for me to notice that so many who matured during the Post-Soviet era are not as familiar with what that was actually like, or the historical realities of that regime. Now that Russia is in the middle of a violent imperialist attempt at eradication of its neighbor Ukraine, one of the most incomprehensible things that I noted has been its attempts at reestablishing Soviet era rules on the temporarily occupied regions. For instance, just a few days ago I read that the Russian occupying army have placed the statue of Lenin in front of the government…

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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on April 21, 2022, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m glad you posted this. Another interesting piece on life under the late Soviet Union I might have missed otherwise.

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I honestly believe that if Marx had seen the suffering inflicted on the world in the name of his ideology, he would have been horrified and disgusted by it. He was misguided in many ways, but he wasn’t some mustache twirling cartoon villain. Good intentions are no excuse of course, and I am in no way trying to downplay the horror of life under Marxist regimes, but I don’t believe the man himself is deserving of the utter loathing some people have for him. There was no way he could have known his ideas would give rise to butchers like Stalin and Pol Pot or cruel regimes like the DPRK. It is truly tragic that good intentions so often lead to misery, but we all know how the road to Hell is paved.


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