“Whether you are ‘racist’ or not, if your city, town, region or country becomes fractured and demographically disparate, it will degrade in real time before your eyes. Trust will be gone. Racism and tension flourishes. Authoritarianism is needed to ‘balance’ the crime and tension and violence. Is that the kind of future anyone wants, simply to appeal to a fake ideal? To the lie of multiculturalism?”

I left America for many reasons; the largest reasons were the anti-white political correctness and the mass immigration. There are many, many other reasons I left as well — but these are the first and foremost. The others are really secondary or tertiary in my impetus to leave.

I’ve lived in Russia now for 2 years, and I’ve rarely traveled outside my home city, Astrakhan, and Moscow. Recently, I took a short vacation 6 hours up the Volga to a little town called Volgograd — which westerners may know by the famous name “Stalingrad” the site of the bloodiest battle in Human history. The city has been renamed because Stalin isn’t politically correct anymore, but the Soviet monuments and museums still do stand, and I wanted to see them, being so close and needing a break from Astrakhan.

My train to Volgograd was peaceful. Quiet, calm, relaxing — it was a sleepy European city. When we arrived we went to the famous “motherland calls” statue that commemorates the battle and lives lost. We then went into town, and traveled around to our apartment for rent, and settled in.

Later, a walk through the town was pleasant and quiet. We noticed something increasingly; it was much more peaceful than astrakhan, nicer, newer, more modern, greener even — and far cleaner and more orderly. It truly felt like Europe used to feel ten or more years ago.

During the trip I kept remarking to my girlfriend that this town was so nice. The people were so nice. And we also noted there were more white people. It is not politically incorrect to discuss this openly in Russia, so we did so. She noted that people seemed much kinder, more trusting, more open and helpful.

I went to Wikipedia to look up demographics to confirm my suspicion of why this was.

Demographics of Volgograd Oblast were:

Russians 2,309,253 90%
Kazakhs 46,223 1.8%
Ukrainians 35,607 1.4%
Tatars 24,557 0.9%
Armenians 27,846 1.1%
Azerbaijani 14,398 0.6%
Germans 10,102 0.4%
Chechen 9,649 0.4%
Belarusians 7,868 0.4%

Compare this to Astrakhan Oblast:

Russian 67.6%
Kazakh 16.3%
Tatar 6.6%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Nogay 0.8%
Chechen 0.8%
Azeri 0.9%
Kalmyk 0.7%
Armenian 0.6%
Roma 0.6%
Avar 0.5%
Lezgin 0.5%
Dargin 0.5%
Belarusians 0.3%
Others 2.4%

Before I talk about this further — there are obvious reasons that keep me in Astrakhan over America, and they are all due to the lack of cultural liberalism in Russia, my love of Russian culture, and my bond to this country. So I do still love living here compared to the USA and most of Western Europe. Because even though it may be too multicultural for my taste, it’s still better than America because of the culture.

However, my town is not “Europe” at all except in name only. It’s a third world city compared to the wondrous Volgograd, which is extremely European, quiet, cozy, artful, aesthetic, clean — and with nice and trusting people or as the alt-right might put it: “a high trust society”. Astrakhan is sub-par in most things. Crime is common, and I myself have been in fist fights with “racial epithets” shall we say, several times, which I was thankfully aided by ethnic Russians when they saw me fighting (something to never happen in the USA or Europe), because I am Slavic, as they are.

Demographics are truly destiny. 6 hours from a fairly homogeneous, beautiful, nice city, lay a third world city that is worlds apart — entirely worlds apart. I have experienced this positive culture shock before, but in different ways by comparing my ruined native USA to Eastern Europe for example, but an example this glaring, this close to one other city — this is really something to take to heart. To compare, Astrakhan and Volgograd are the same size population wise (roughly 1 million), and Astrakhan has more foreign aid from the regional countries than Volgograd does from Russia as a whole. Azerbaijan, Iran, and other local Caspian sea countries invest in this city — yet it is dramatically less in quality in so many things. Prices are the exact same in each town for everything as well, showcasing that the main variable is demographics.

Demographics determine the future no matter what we might design otherwise. Once it passes a certain tipping point, violence, harsh authoritarianism or mass action by the government becomes necessary, or else civil war can happen. It’s doubtful this will happen in a widespread way in Russia because these kind of multi-ethnic enclaves aren’t spread all over Russia, but in a country such as America — it very much is going to happen. One thing is for sure, Police are all over Astrakhan and highly visible (yet I’ve never had them come aid me when needed, naturally), but in Volgograd, police were far less common. Why? Simply there is not that much of a need.

Naysayers can say “that’s because the city doesn’t care about them, being minorities”. Well… I know some of the main judges, lawyers and administrators personally in Astrakhan. Almost all of them are “minorities” or married to them.

Whether you are “racist” or not, if your city, town, region or country becomes fractured and demographically disparate, it will degrade in real time before your eyes. Trust will be gone. Racism and tension flourishes. Authoritarianism is needed to “balance” the crime and tension and violence. Is that the kind of future anyone wants, simply to appeal to a fake ideal? To the lie of multiculturalism?

Personally, I plan to move to Volgograd as soon as I can.

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  • brian boru

    I went to Volgograd a few years ago, mainly because I wanted to see this famous battle site. As you say, it is a pleasant city. I liked travelling in Russia because there were few blacks to be seen and Russians are generally pleasant. The Russian woman I was with at the time I went to Volgograd insisted that I throw some coins into the Volga as that would insure that I would visit it again someday. Perhaps I will.

  • Alistair Michaels

    Astrakhan, as in the Khanate conquered by Ivan the Terrible?

    When people try & equate Western multiculturalism to Russian “multiculturalism”, they forget the historical reasons behind the Russian case. Russia is a case of what could be called “imperialist multiculturalism” where one people group (Russians) conquers another (Tatars, among others). I agree also that there has been high immigration in recent decades to Russia.

  • Paddy Howe

    Is it difficult for an American to emigrate to Russia?

  • Laguna Beach Fogey

    Interesting piece. America is a bloody insane asylum. The older I get, the more I want to move abroad again. I’d like to explore Russia and Eastern Europe. Maybe find a small flat in Prague or Budapest.

  • EL CID

    This is some pro Russian propaganda as their flavour of authoritarianism may look attractive now, but there are lesser discussed forces at work in Russia which make it extremely dangerous.

    For instance, the upcoming FSB “Spring Package” involving the Russian Ministry of Communications and Russian Ministry of Industry, will monitor all Russian internet traffic (through deep packet inspection, including encrypted traffic) to identify key words that the government considers illegal or a threat.

    They are calling this an “anti-terrorist amendment.” Strikingly familiar to what we have in the rest of the west, but the difference is that there are severe consequences to unpopular thoughts in Russia.

    This also means anything against Putin or for example any information that is lets say “anti-Semitic”.

    Even with the best racial demographics, without the ability to share information, you do not have freedom but are at the will of the state, which may not have the glorious intentions one may believe it has.

    link to fsb spring package article: archive.fo/Gyz9t

    • Normanlord97

      They’ll need that to combat the globalists and NGO’s anyway, always remember the Russians get a lot of kudos for simply being negationists, what the west does they do the opposite half the time, but to be perfectly honest Russia is not the great white hope, not unless they pull their socks up about their gene pool and do some serious kebab removal and raise birth rates

      • K

        Go for it.
        Its beautiful, as is the Women.

  • Stephanieisaperson

    Coming from Los Angeles, born and raised, I’ve seen first hand how being an atomized, island individual in a strange and violent sea turns a person into the worst kind of Nihilist. For most of my teenage and early 20s until I finally moved away, I was so desensitized to everything. I didn’t care if I lived or died, and I didn’t care if anyone else did either. I’ve watched people be assaulted in the street and walked right by, doing nothing, because I had no connection to them at all. I’ve been chased by a group of black men and just luckily caught a passing bus to escape them only to find that, being the only white person on the bus, no one cared about me in my frightened state of shock at all. No connections. A society totally devoid of empathy. Everyone is an island, alone. No kinfolk. No culture. Nothing is shared. The society is so totally cold as to induce one to either move away or commit suicide, which I contemplated many times. These are the wages of multiculturalism. This is the end result. Not the glorious free love society of hippy dreams and rose tinted poems, but the frigid and apathetic reality of people who couldn’t give a damn about each other because they have absolutely no reason to. I too have considered moving to eastern Europe, and as it appears to be the last place left on earth with any kind of common sense regarding immigration control, it gets more and more appealing.