The Anonymous Widower

Is The Truth Getting Through To The Man Or Woman On The Moscow Tram?

I ask this question, as it appears that Russian TV is parroting, the Kremlin’s lies.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, I used to work for ICI.

A couple of times, I came across fellow engineers, who had worked on the Polyspinners project.

In this Wikipedia entry for September 1964, this is said about Polyspinners.

Edward du Cann of the British Board of Trade announced the signing of the largest trade deal in the history of British relations with the Soviet Union, with the Soviet purchasing agency Techmashimport and the British conglomerate Polyspinners, Ltd. agreeing for the supply of British textile machinery to a polyester fiber plant being constructed in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. In all, the United Kingdom agreed to advanced $67 million of credit over a 15-year period.

It was a large project and ICI did well out of it.

My colleagues at ICI generally spoke well of the project and friends they had made in Russia and in those pre-mobile phone and internet days, they regularly sent each other cards and letters.

That was nearly sixty years ago, but human beings generally want to be friends with each other, so how many links are there between people living in Western Europe, North America, Australia and other countries and those living in Russia, which started as family, business or historic links or even casual meetings on say a holiday in the Mediterranean?

I should say that two of my best British friends in the UK, I met on holiday in St. Kitts and Moscow.

There must be millions of these links and they will surely allow the truth to get through to the man or woman on the Moscow tram.

March 2, 2022 - Posted by | News, World | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I hope so. Yesterday I was talking to someone about this, and he showed me RT on his phone; I was very shocked at what I saw because it was being presented by Western journalists, but it was all the crap that Putin and his cronies are coming out with. A couple of evenings ago a Russian man, don’t remember his name or title, but he was some sort of Kremlin bigwig. He was saying that the Ukrainian had invaded Russia!!!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 2, 2022 | Reply

  2. Take a look at the English language on-line edition of Pravda. I presume this reflects the information the newspaper is giving the Russian people.

    Comment by HW | March 2, 2022 | Reply

  3. Well you can bet all of those Ukrainians who have family ties to Russia have been on the phone to their relatives explaining what is actually happening.
    If they’re doing it then the Ukrainian State will have banks of people just phoning up Russians at random in order to spread knowledge of the situation.

    Comment by fammorris | March 3, 2022 | Reply

  4. An idea I saw was to go on Google maps and hone in on a restaurant or museum or other establishment in a key Russian city then post a review. You can use Google translate to turn your message into Cyrillic. Tell the Russian citizens about what their rulers are doing in Ukraine.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | March 3, 2022 | Reply

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