Timothy Snyder calls it Putin's "Genocide Handbook." Attributed to Timofey Sergeytsev, who was been described as a film director and political activist, it explains how a benevolent Russia will transform the Nazis of Ukraine -- "the majority of the population" -- into obedient cirizens of the homeland over the course of a generation. By turns comical and repellent, it has an irrisistible flavor of the Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, in which actual Nazis planned the obliteration of European Jews. But at least Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Eichman, and the others had the decency not to publish the "Wannsee Protocol" for the world to read. Sergeytsev's protocol, by contrast, is still available online at the Russian press agency RIA. I have posted the English translation on this website, with the most eyebrow-raising stuff in boldface.
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