Vyborg, Russia

Vyborg, Russia

There is this little town along the Russo-Finnish border. I ended up taking a trip there entirely by accident.

And there’s a medieval keep right on top of a rock jutting out in the middle of the calm and cold river that’s the main attraction of the town.

You get this feeling in the far North that you just don’t get anywhere else in the world. It only increases the further north you go. Especially summer begins. Everything gets bathed in that soft yellow glow and the sky takes on an azure quality that you notice peeking out between the tightly-wrapped white clouds. The sky is like cling wrap with little blue holes — it’s not so different from what I imagine living in a snow globe might feel like.

You feel it especially when the White Nights start. Everything gets wrapped up in a tired white blanket of soft light. It’s the closest thing you’ll ever experience to living in permanent twilight.

Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Stockholm — they all lie on the same latitude. They are like a snow globe apart from the rest of the world. A microcosm of icy rivers, dirty swamps, and grey skies…

And like all neighbors, they bicker bitterly.

The Swedes look down on the drunkard Finns, who look down on the poor Estonians who look down on the barbarian Russians. And of course, everyone dislikes the Swedes.

At least the Finns and Estonians get along somewhat alright — probably because of their genetic similarity. They are after all from a similar tribe.

You could be forgiven for having the impression that the far North is like a sort of White Urheimat. Naïve young man that you are, you might think that if you go there, you’ll see the great northern peoples of Skyrim holed in their winter keeps upon your arrival.

It feels natural and right that it should be this way. But then you actually go to these places…

Stockholm is overrun, there’s…just no other way to say it. Helsinki is only a little better. St. Petersburg certainly has a central Asian problem and Tallinn…well you get the feeling that it doesn’t have long either just looking at the Schengen tourists that mill around the historic city center.

In nu-Skyrim, there are no fur coats, no great bearded men lumbering through the streets. Hipsters with ironic waxed mustaches have taken their place. Tight jeans that show off the ankles…plaid shirts…homosexuals…liberal mecca…but at least some thin, cute-looking girls.

Overall, it isn’t what you’d expect it to be.

It’s funny that I should think about all this while in Vyborg.

See, Vyborg has the honor of being fought over by every single northern people in the area. The Finnish tribes lived there first, only to be brutally colonized by the Swedes. The northern Russian city-state of Novgorod fought the Swedes to a standstill and nothing changed until Peter the Great ended Sweden’s imperial ambitions centuries later. Then the 20th century brought even more wars. Reds vs Whites. Finns vs Russians.

The city was also destroyed many times over.

Now the Russian tricolor flies from the top of the medieval keep. I’ve seen used car lots in America fly bigger flags…but this one serves its purpose I suppose. To the victor go the spoils – and sometimes both the victors and the vanquished need a reminder.

There isn’t much left in Vyborg worth fighting over now though.

The city is still in ruins. The downtown is littered with the carcasses of old buildings. The broken walls jut up into the sky like the ribcage of some massive beached whale and kids flit in and out of the holes where the doors and windows must have been. They giggle and scream in Russian. Lots of blond, blue-eyed types here.

Don’t tell the Swedes that though. Liberal and nationalist alike thumb their noses at the eastern barbarians who now inhabit their former colony city. Many seem to think that people to the immediate East of Sweden are the remnants of Genghis Khan’s hordes.

Don’t tell anyone living in this zone that this is the most dense blue-eyed, blond-haired gene repository on the planet.

Don’t tell them that this frozen belt is one of the most genetically unique places in the world.

I mean, feel free to try. But I wager you would never convince the average inhabitant that this is in any way something worth preserving. Judging from the rhetoric coming from these countries, they’re more than willing to go to war again soon.

Oh well.

Russians in general seem to be able to do Russify everywhere they go. If there are any ethnic Finns or Swedes still living in Vyborg – many were deported – they do not make their presence felt at all. The only traces of Swedishness or Finnishness are solely in the architecture, and in the rocky Scandinavian terrain, which contrasts with the flat Russian steppe, but not in the character of the city at all.

In that sense, Vyborg represented a kind of trade-off in my opinion. Because the Russians took it over, it bears the hallmarks of World War II or the Collapse from the 90’s. No money to fix it up and SWPLify the downtown for European Boomer tourists.

I can’t help but notice that it’s safe there at night though.

And I would know, seeing as I got stuck overnight when I missed my train and ended up wandering the streets.

Come the morning, there were children playing in the dilapidated fountains, the church ruins and in places that they probably shouldn’t.

Russians will do that.

They see a fountain and they send their kids to play in it, a monument and the kids are all over it, climbing up and down the statues of heroes and poets.

I’m sure a Swede or a Finn would find it disrespectful.

But I liked it.

If anything, it makes the monuments come alive again as if the man ensconced in the bronze has a chance to be a part of our lives again.

But maybe I’m getting a bit too sentimental with my observations.

Frankly, it’s just pleasant to see all the young families and all the cute blond kids running around everywhere. You see a lot of that in the small cities of Russia. The parents let the kids play in the downtown, and by doing so, the whole city feels more organic, more living and breathing than the ossified cities of Sweden.

See, there were no Swedish children playing around in the downtown of Stockholm, Uppsala or Malmo. None in Copenhagen either.

Parts of Vyborg look like they’ve been through Hell and back. But it’s safe at night. Kids play in the downtown. And last but certainly not least, there aren’t brown people everywhere.

It feels like Vyborg is a good metaphor for Russia in general. The best parts of European civilization have been bruised and neglected, ruined even…But also preserved under permafrost.

Vyborg could have been like Stockholm’s old town — beautiful and clean… but sterile and inhabited by dying Boomers and foreigners.

That’s just the trade-off you have to make now it seems. Either you have your First World living standards and a future where your people is ethnically replaced or you live in absolutely Spartan conditions … but you survive.

I can’t help but feel that places like Vyborg are the best places to go sight-seeing to see what Europe was once like during its most violent and turbulent period, before it all started to change. And I can only wonder what happened. We used to be willing to fight tooth and nail for the smallest keep marooned on some rock in the middle of some tiny ice-infested river…

We would level entire downtowns, pump shells and rounds into enemies that looked just like ourselves. And most of us remain willing to do it all over again over the flimsiest of pretexts. But now, not a word about the plague creeping up on us from the south, replacing us, taking over those nice shiny pearls that our ancestors built in the frozen north.

It’s maddening.

And once they get to Vyborg, there won’t be anywhere else to run away to.

 

39 replies
  1. Sophie Johnson
    Sophie Johnson says:

    Superb writing, heart-warming subject. Thank you, Mr Komiaga. I never thought I would cry nostalgic tears for a scene I have never known. Is Russia destined to be the site of White Man’s last domain? Wild thoughts hurtled about in my mind, so I grabbed one: Could I and mine immigrate to Vyborg? Which of us will be accepted there, or anywhere in Russia, and on what grounds? Or will all of us be considered too soiled and spoiled by contemprary Western philosophy: globalism, diversity, inclusiveness, ‘equal marriage’ in which women have wives and men husbands … and the rest of all that muck? Or can we make our own Vyborg, or at least reconstruct England’s fair and pleasant land in bits and pieces of it? Does any of us know what we have in mind for our great-grandchildren’s home, or what colour they will be? (And lo! here comes the hysterical scream.)

  2. Mike Mann
    Mike Mann says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for giving such a clear and romantic picture of why the White race, the greatest race, appears to be destined to destruction.

    • Haxo Angmark
      Haxo Angmark says:

      Hitler did only one thing wrong:

      starting in on the Jews…then not finishing.

      And thus making of them the A#1 post-1945 victim group entitlement…

      and putting Israhell on the map. Merkel’s maiden name, incidentally. is

      (((Kasner)))

    • Stonewall Jackson
      Stonewall Jackson says:

      Hitler has been maligned by Jews who own the media. He wanted to save his folks. Merkel is a Commie who wants to destroy Germany.

    • Dante Ardenz
      Dante Ardenz says:

      I am still baffled by comments like that of “ellone”. Those who come to OQ and other similiar venues whos cognitive dissonance is so extreme, they will actually attack Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich with awful Judaic taught false analogies, and history! It would be laughable if not so sad. Merkel is a server of International Jewry. Her mission is to exterminate Germany / Central Europe on their behalf. She is a “Conservative”, as that ideology (tell me what is their to “conserve today?” ) is the “Right “side of the Jews vaunted Left/Right ” Matrix…..The Marxist Dialectic :Thesis Anti Thesis, Synthasis. Her mission as a Globalist Communist in E germany continues as a Globalist “Conservative ” today. Hitler FOUGHT to preserve Germany, Europe, and White Western Culture and its position on this planet. Get that “ellone ?’

      • Curmudgeon
        Curmudgeon says:

        Germany is, literally, an occupied state. The military surrendered in 1945, not the state. There is no peace treaty between Germany and the Allies, and therefore they are technically, still at war. Germany’s political system was installed to replace the rightful government. The German Constitutional Court ruled, in the mid 50s, that the old Reich still existed, in essence, confirming that the contemporary government, and every one since, is not the legitimate government of Germany. The Morgenthau Plan didn’t go away, it just changed its name. Merkel and her ilk are just continuing the plan.

        • WP
          WP says:

          The Morgenthau Plan was implemented, and now Merkel and the EU are implementing the Kalergi Plan in the service of her first love, International Jewry (aka The Beast).

  3. Ger Tzedek
    Ger Tzedek says:

    Copied this from Gates of Vienna, a Likud cuckservative antiislamic website. May I know which part of bible are these quotes from? Looks like Jews are the foreigner among us. They are the head, we are the tail. They are opening the floodgates of barbarian monkeys to plunder us to extinction. I only wish this is from New Testament.
    ===============
    The BBC has attacked Anglicans after a study revealed that nearly nine out of 10 want immigration levels “reduced”, claiming that Christianity demands support for open borders.

    Christianity demands support for open borders? Really?

    What does the Bible say?

    “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:”

    “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.”

    “Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things:”

    “The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed:

    And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.”

    In other words – according to the Bible – being overtaken by foreigners in your own country is the LORD’s curse, you muppets pretending to be christian bishops!

    • Guest
      Guest says:

      Ger Tzedek: The first lines you mention Gates of Vienna quoting (“But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord… through to “and in want of things”) is from Deuteronomy and is PRECEDED by a verse explaining that, if this deity’s people hearken to its orders, then THEY will be the people who will “get above” other people, that ‘his’ people will “lend to others” and that ‘his’ people’ will” be the head”. Of course, GoV, being a Jewish site, would not give the entire reading, that would be letting the cat out of the bag! I don’t recall many verses from the New Testament, especially, the words of The Lord Himself in regard to GoV’s ‘chosen people’, being quoted at that site, whose owner stated years ago that “at least half of the Counter-jihad sites” were Jewish run. A low estimate, in my view.

      • Ger Tzedek
        Ger Tzedek says:

        Yes, definitely Counterjihad is a Jewish show. I am against Muslim immigration, but while we have them here against our will, we ca have them do some nice jobs that they willingly do. Tell Muslims where Jews live. They will have too much multiculti fun together.

        Few months ago saw a Black guy court a White girl. She rejected him. Then I had a second look at it all. The White girl was actually Jewish.

  4. Charlie
    Charlie says:

    The writer has nothing to complain about until he visits AmeriKwa’s Midwest and sees the ruins of White AmeriKwa that the brown and yiddish races have left behind in their Scorched Earth destruction of AmeriKwan culture.

  5. Dave
    Dave says:

    Darwin always wins. Whenever a pathogen erupts, the afflicted population either evolves resistance or goes extinct, whereupon its ecological niche is occupied by another species or race not susceptible to that disease.

    Progressivism is a pathogen of the human mind. Its symptoms are feminism, anti-racism, and sexual hedonism, and it primarily infects affluent urban white people. The primary cause of early mortality is a persistent blindness toward dangerous subhuman predators, but most victims merely fail to reproduce and die of old age. (Why would you want to reproduce if you think your DNA is no better than that of some African living in a mud hut?)

    One gets the impression that brown and black people are taking over white nations, but this is temporary. As progressive urban whites die off, the remaining white population’s desire and ability to subsidize inner-city welfare parasites will wane, and any who wander into rural areas looking for food and white pussy will quietly disappear into shallow graves and dog stomachs.

    Being highly correlated to progressive values, average white IQ will likely drop to 90 by 2100, recovering a century or two later once the correlation is broken.

    • Ger Tzedek
      Ger Tzedek says:

      Darwin always wins, just take care of the price. The price could be whatever, and the outcome whatever. At the very best, future Europeans will look like Catalans today. Catalonia means Gothaland. Definitely back then they were like Danes and Swedes. There is genetic evidence that ancient Egyptians were like Danes. as an engineer, I took a class where a glass bead was found in Denmark. It was more than 3,000 years old. It had come from some mine in Egypt, the isotope analysis clearly showed. Therefore, there have been commercial relations between Egypt and Denmark. I think it’s deeper.

      Make a lot of White babies. Save whomever you can save.

      I am having a second look at Black Death in Europe. It increased the IQ of the Europeans. Then we bounced back demographically and made up for losses.

  6. Curmudgeon
    Curmudgeon says:

    “And of course, everyone dislikes the Swedes.”
    LOL. I guess some things never change. A Finnish woman told me this in 1971 after describing the dynamics of the interactions of Scandinavian countries.

  7. Karen T
    Karen T says:

    Thank you. Your beautifully expressed lamentation for a time when children ran free reminded me of a scene from one of my favourite movies where towheaded boys roughhoused until dusk when the streetlights came on and their mothers called them in for supper. I couldn’t find the exact scene, so this will have to do…….https://youtu.be/RrAz1YLh8nY…….It’s sad that we have lost so much.

      • Pierre de Craon
        Pierre de Craon says:

        Summary execution seems almost a desideratum after reading this repellent rubbish.

        What possessed Darkmoon to decide that this dime-store hate porn was fit to publish? Its feel-good apocalyptic conclusion was the sickest part of all. It ought to drive readers (it won’t, alas) to pluck Animal Farm from the shelf and read its final pages. Just as there the pigs become indistinguishable from the men, so in the Katsnelson-Darkmoon piece, one defeats the Jew only by becoming him.

  8. Fenria
    Fenria says:

    That’s just the trade-off you have to make now it seems. Either you have your First World living standards and a future where your people is ethnically replaced or you live in absolutely Spartan conditions … but you survive.

    That’s the truth, right there. The only way we’re seemingly going to escape the Sauron-like eye of (((those who seek to destroy us))) and the hordes of brown mercenaries they send to do their dirty work for them is to have a place that no one thinks twice about. A place that has no reason to be on any map, or to be visited, invested in, gentrified, or in any way raises the ire or attention of those who spend their lives searching for such white enclaves to eradicate through demographic replacement level immigration.

    Give places like that a few generations worth of breeding and we might just have somewhere worth fighting for. Somewhere that will actually appreciate our sacrifices for once.

  9. Hammerheart
    Hammerheart says:

    Thank you, you gave a very good description of Northerness (see also CS Lewis’ in Surprised by Joy). That’s the way I’ve always felt about the Northern Midwest from Thunder Bay to southern IA. I went to Nordic Roots 10 or so years ago in Minneapolis. I literally was wiping away tears at the airport, I had been so happy to be ‘home’.
    I also experienced first hand the Somalis etc who had taken over that area & in less than a year were implicated in terrorism, fighting abroad etc.
    Yes, Russian Orthodox Churches I attend have a way of being filled with mums with 4-5 screaming babies.
    My 1 small observation: whites could help their situation by drinking less alcohol, & reconsidering their idolatry (described beautifully by Samuels) of Sports.

  10. Stonewall Jackson
    Stonewall Jackson says:

    Sweden is full of faggots (destroyers of civilizations) just like the West Coast. Russians despite communism still retain strong family values and the Orthodox Church is a major factor in society.

  11. Matt
    Matt says:

    Nice piece. For Finns, Vyborg, or Viipuri, is a symbol of loss. It was Finland’s second city before WW2, after all. Finns tend to think, not without reason, that in Russian hands Viipuri is a provincial dump while it would have been a thriving city in Finnish hands, a natural capital of Eastern Finland.

    There are no Finns anymore in Viipuri or thereabouts. Everybody who lived in the areas ceded to the Soviet Union before WW2, around 400,000 people, were resettled in the rest of Finland.

  12. Irene
    Irene says:

    Vyborg looks like most of Russia: A neglected slum! I think the author missed to describe how brutal life is in real Russia; instead he chose a sentimental, romantic approach: Even those abandonned street children are just having fun playing in the ruins – how romantic!
    General Patton said that we in the West don’t take recognizance that Russians are asiatic.
    At least the Scandinivians know- as the author mentioned- that Russians are barbarians.

    • Sophie Johnson
      Sophie Johnson says:

      Of course Russians are barbarians. That’s why they gave the world:
      1. composers of music of the stature of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Glinka …;
      2. liturgy like Church Slavonic and Gregorian chant, and ecclesiastic art like the icon …;
      3. writers like Pushkin, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gorky, Pasternak …;
      4. Anna Pavlova and the Bolshoi Ballet …;
      5. architecture like Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, the Winter Palace, the Hermitage ….

      Really, Irene!

      • Mike Mann
        Mike Mann says:

        Besides some of the greatest writers, composers and musicians, Russia also produces some of the greatest boxers and Olympic athletes. You just don’t read much about any of these because we are supposed to hate all things Russian in our Jew-controlled government’s build up to war with them.

        • Sophie Johnson
          Sophie Johnson says:

          Spot-on, Mike. But one more thing: The Russians are a deeply spiritual people, as we had ample opportunity to see when the communist/Jewish yoke fell off them. I commented on this to an elderly Russian emigre. Teary eyed, he nodded: ‘To be Russian is to be Othodox’. I have heard Greeks and Serbs make the self-same remark about themselves. I wonder if the unfettered patriotic cohesion of a people needs a spiritual basis? And is our ever-greater lack of such a basis the reason for the rapid disintergration of our national identity under the domination of a hostile elite?

      • Irene
        Irene says:

        If you appreciate oriental culture is up to you. Rachmanikoff was Turkish, many of the other Russians, Tatar-cosack like Rimsky-Korsakov; last but not least Pushkin was an Ethiopian.

  13. Ger Tzedek
    Ger Tzedek says:

    Maxine Waters wanted speakership of the house. And more Somali refugees in the US. Of course. She knows her tribal and genetic interest.

  14. Ricky
    Ricky says:

    Where I live in Connecticut, I see roving bands of black kids, but no whites. And on the few occasions where I have seen white kids, they are usually blasting rap music and talking about sports, in another words, acting like blacks. It’s sad.

      • Sophie Johnson
        Sophie Johnson says:

        Ricky and Gotcha: I watched David Starkey on the link above. He was brewing up to make an interesting point along the line Ricky raised above. But he had no hope: The Black woman shouted him down with the PC burble that marks the limit of her intellectual capacity … and so did the White journalist chap! In short, Starkey’s Black and White adversaries understood each other perfectly, but neither had a hope of following what Starkey wanted to say.

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