Democratic Western values imparted in the post-Soviet countries, does not always bring what citizens expect from them, says the head of the American University in the capital of Russia, public figure and writer Eduard Lozansky in his column for, considering the situation , for example, in Ukraine.
"The reality is often very different from the idealistic and often naive expectations, this applies to most foreign policy with its cynicism, double standards and a desire to gain geopolitical advantage at any price ", - says the writer.
as example of this distorted reality the Creator of the article gives Ukraine. In the West state that the movement of the legitimately elected President and the conclusion of the Treaty on the Union with the EU are connected not with geopolitics, and with the move towards democracy and Western values.
"In practice, however, the accomplices of the Nazis Bandera and Shukhevych were declared in Ukraine as national heroes, and the West would not even have responded. Fugitive offender law Saakashvili, who was declared wanted by U.S. ally Georgia, was appointed, and not elected to be the Governor of Odessa region, while wages for him and his team paid for by American taxpayers. Despite the Minsk consensus, the Ukrainian army and volunteer battalions continue to fire at the Donbass ", - says Eduard Lozansky. In the end, he stresses, Western values that are so actively "advertised" on the Maidan in Ukraine as long as only lead to chaos.