FANDOM


A Complete History of the Pskovian Aggression is a historical chronicle and popular propaganda piece for communist Russia, detailing the perceived oppression and genocide of ethnic Russians by the nation of Pskov, and the subsequent "liberation" of the city by Russian forces and her allies.

The book is written by Iosef Mendeleev, a Russian national of German and Russian descent born in northeast Belarus, who became a key figure in the communist movement in Pskov, before his subsequent exile in Russia after Pskovian crackdown against the ideology. Written in the aftermath of the Russian conquest of Pskov, Mendeleev's history is quick to praise Russian advancements in the region, and the perceived justice the communists inflicted against the city of Pskov. Since its publishing by «Молодая гвардия» (The Young Guard), A Complete History of the Pskovian Aggression has become one of the most popular book in Russia and other communist nations or allies.

SynopsisEdit

A Complete History of the Pskovian Aggression begins with Pskov's origins, which Mendeleev imagines as occuring in the late twelfth century. The area is said to have been home to pagan influences since the ninth century, and a backwater region unaffected by Russian advancements in neighboring areas. During the Mongol invasion of the Rus' in the early thirteenth century, Pskov is said to have been spared by the Mongols after it surrendered its riches to the invaders, and promised to enslave the resisting Russians. Additionally the Mongol leaders are said to have allied with Pskov when they discovered the city to be a strictly non-Russian and even Mongol-oriented city.

In 1241 the Teutonic Knights attempted to cleanse Pskov of its pagan and Islamic influences, but were repulsed by the "false prophet" Daumantas, a converted Muslim and partial Mongol. For years Daumantas and the Christians of Germany and Russia battled, before Pskov finally managed to form an independent empire, forged from the surrounding area it had enslaved or scorched during the conflict. Attempts were made by pious Russians to subjugate the city, however by 1400 it had rebelled once more under Afanasiy Vladimirovich Shuyski "the Traitor", who robbed the city's Muscovite churches for funds.

During the Northern War the Pskovians opened the Russia's defenses to the invading Scandinavians, and actively took part in the pillaging of the region, allowing it to profit off the early exploitation of weakened Muscovy and Novgorod. Pskov called this time the "Golden Decade", after the piles of gold it stole from the innocent. This new found wealth was invested in Russian slavery, a practice inherited from the Golden Horde, Pskov's ally, as well as in weapons of war for aggressive conquest.

Russian slaves were put to work creating heathen contraptions at sea, which Pskov sought to use to reach China by sea and deport the Russians. Thousands died in the harbors of the north under Pskovian rule. Under the rule of Ilya Romanovich Shuisky "the Warmonger" Pskov brutally established dominance over the surrounding area near its city, hoping to maximize its profits and control over native Russians. During this time it is reported that Pskov particularly took advantage of slavery in Perm, which it had helped the Golden Horde to ravage and conquer. The Pskovian "Rape of Perm" would become a rallying call during the subsequent Russian counter attacks.

In the mid sixteenth century the powers of Russia united once more and attacked Pskov, burning the entire city to the ground. However, Pskov cheated its way out of death, and forced its population of 200,000 Pskovians and slaves to build a wall of bodies and rubble, and managed to hold the city. Pskov made ill promises to remove enemy forces, before turning on the Russians once more. Under Dimitri Borisovich Sokolov "the Devil", Pskov impaled tens of thousands of Russians and Christians to flood the Cherhinka River, preventing Russians from reaching the ensuing battle on the river, and ensuring Pskovian independence.

Whereas the Russian army employed only Christians, Pskov's army of thousands of slaves, Tartar heathens, and Scandinavian mercenaries eventually overpowered the Russians, who sued for peace to end the indiscriminate bloodshed by Pskov. In the sixteenth century Pskov again expanded into the Baltic region, conquering the innocent region of Livonia and calling for the slaughter of thousands of Germans in the region. After the ill reign of Stepan Ilych Lavrov "the Bloodthirsty", the throne of Pskov passed to Elena Mikhailovna Kondratieva, called by all accounts a former whore and a product of incest between various Tartar merchants and slavers.

The Pskovians created an empire of slave fiefs and oppressed peoples, in which native Russians, Germans, and other groups were killed in large amounts. In the nineteenth century Pskov's tyrannical rule led to the uprising of thousands of oppressed minorities, who identified with the communist movement to help gain power. Pskov responded with a disastrous campaign to genocide its own population, pushing the communist movement out of its borders. Russia responded to this mass genocide and suppression of human rights, and organized a "Coalition of Liberation" with Poland and other allies, who invaded Pskov soon after.

The Russian People's Socialist Republic easily overpowered Pskov's weak and outdated army, and liberated the city from years of oppression. The Russians immediately ended the genocide of native Russians and communists, and ended Pskovian slavery. It was uncovered that the city of Pskov itself had remained in a technological dark age, with no human rights or basic modern amenities, creating a breeding ground for disease and death. Pskov was burned completely and utterly to the ground, as retribution and rightful punishment for centuries of corrupt and oppressive rule.

The story ends by describing how the area, now known rightfully as Pleskov, is merely a marker in the rail lines into Russia, with outlandish and ghoulish ruins poking out of the hill side. The city's slaves and oppressed minorities, through the grace of the Russian government, are described as adjusted to modern life, experiencing a quality of life never before possible in Pskov.

ThemesEdit

Pskovian as an EthnicityEdit

Throughout A Complete History of the Pskovian Aggression, Mendeleev rationalizes the idea of Pskovian genocide of "true" Russians by proposing the idea that Pskovian is in fact a distinct and less pure ethnicity. Pskovian is said to have originated from Tartar breeding with inferior or enslaved Russians, as well as with other ethnic groups of northern and eastern Europe. The Pskovian race is believed to have originated in the fourteenth century, possibly from Tartar colonists of formally Russian lands after the Mongol invasion. Pskovian customs included incest and inbreeding as a cultural norm, and birth defects and mental disorders among Pskovians were common.

Pskovians culturally were Muslim, or in some cases hybrid forms of pagan influenced religions. Additionally a so called "false Catholicism" was practiced, as a bastardization of Christianity that insulted both legitimate Christians, and was used to oppress the nation's citizens, through a strictly corrupt church structure loyal to the central government. Pskov's religion of Christianity was used to control the masses, and is an example of extreme corruption and oppression in line with communist teachings. Formed probably in the late sixteenth century, this religion was born from the nation's attempts to appease its neighbors with false assurances, and create a structure deeply ingrained in slavery and caste that made advancement in Pskovian society impossible. Because of its origins and strictly traditional hierarchy, Pskov's religious institutions were often a form of feudal slavery and fiefdom.

Russian LiberationEdit

-- -- This module will implement Template loop detected: Template:Navbox --

local p = {}

local HtmlBuilder = require('Module:HtmlBuilder') local navbar = require('Module:Navbar')._navbar local getArgs -- lazily initialized

local args local tableRowAdded = false local border local listnums = {}

local function trim(s)

   return (mw.ustring.gsub(s, "^%s*(.-)%s*$", "%1"))

end

local function addNewline(s)

   if s:match('^[*:;#]') or s:match('^{|') then
       return '\n' .. s ..'\n'
   else
       return s
   end

end

local function addTableRow(tbl)

   -- If any other rows have already been added, then we add a 2px gutter row.
   if tableRowAdded then
       tbl
           .tag('tr')
               .css('height', '2px')
               .tag('td')
               	.attr('colspan',2)
   end

   tableRowAdded = true

   return tbl.tag('tr')

end

local function renderNavBar(titleCell)

   -- Depending on the presence of the navbar and/or show/hide link, we may need to add a spacer div on the left
   -- or right to keep the title centered.
   local spacerSide = nil

   if args.navbar == 'off' then
       -- No navbar, and client wants no spacer, i.e. wants the title to be shifted to the left. If there's
       -- also no show/hide link, then we need a spacer on the right to achieve the left shift.
       if args.state == 'plain' then spacerSide = 'right' end
   elseif args.navbar == 'plain' or (not args.name and mw.getCurrentFrame():getParent():getTitle() == 'Template:Navbox' and (border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' or border == 'none')) then
       -- No navbar. Need a spacer on the left to balance out the width of the show/hide link.
       if args.state ~= 'plain' then spacerSide = 'left' end
   else
       -- Will render navbar (or error message). If there's no show/hide link, need a spacer on the right
       -- to balance out the width of the navbar.
       if args.state == 'plain' then spacerSide = 'right' end

       titleCell.wikitext(navbar{ 
           args.name, 
           mini = 1, 
           fontstyle = (args.basestyle or ) .. ';' .. (args.titlestyle or ) ..  ';background:none transparent;border:none;'
       })
   end

   -- Render the spacer div.
   if spacerSide then
       titleCell
           .tag('span')
               .css('float', spacerSide)
               .css('width', '6em')
               .wikitext(' ')
   end

end

-- -- Title row -- local function renderTitleRow(tbl)

   if not args.title then return end

   local titleRow = addTableRow(tbl)

   if args.titlegroup then
       titleRow
           .tag('th')
               .attr('scope', 'row')
               .addClass('navbox-group')
               .addClass(args.titlegroupclass)
               .cssText(args.basestyle)
               .cssText(args.groupstyle)
               .cssText(args.titlegroupstyle)
               .wikitext(args.titlegroup)
   end

   local titleCell = titleRow.tag('th').attr('scope', 'col')

   if args.titlegroup then
       titleCell
           .css('border-left', '2px solid #fdfdfd')
           .css('width', '100%')
   end

   local titleColspan = 2
   if args.imageleft then titleColspan = titleColspan + 1 end
   if args.image then titleColspan = titleColspan + 1 end
   if args.titlegroup then titleColspan = titleColspan - 1 end

   titleCell
       .cssText(args.basestyle)
       .cssText(args.titlestyle)
       .addClass('navbox-title')
       .attr('colspan', titleColspan)

   renderNavBar(titleCell)

   titleCell
        .tag('div')
            .addClass(args.titleclass)
            .css('font-size', '110%')
            .wikitext(addNewline(args.title))

end

-- -- Above/Below rows --

local function getAboveBelowColspan()

   local ret = 2
   if args.imageleft then ret = ret + 1 end
   if args.image then ret = ret + 1 end
   return ret

end

local function renderAboveRow(tbl)

   if not args.above then return end

   addTableRow(tbl)
       .tag('td')
           .addClass('navbox-abovebelow')
           .addClass(args.aboveclass)
           .cssText(args.basestyle)
           .cssText(args.abovestyle)
           .attr('colspan', getAboveBelowColspan())
           .tag('div')
               .wikitext(addNewline(args.above))

end

local function renderBelowRow(tbl)

   if not args.below then return end

   addTableRow(tbl)
       .tag('td')
           .addClass('navbox-abovebelow')
           .addClass(args.belowclass)
           .cssText(args.basestyle)
           .cssText(args.belowstyle)
           .attr('colspan', getAboveBelowColspan())
           .tag('div')
               .wikitext(addNewline(args.below))

end

-- -- List rows -- local function renderListRow(tbl, listnum)

   local row = addTableRow(tbl)

   if listnum == 1 and args.imageleft then
       row
           .tag('td')
               .addClass('navbox-image')
               .addClass(args.imageclass)
               .css('width', '0%')
               .css('padding', '0px 2px 0px 0px')
               .cssText(args.imageleftstyle)
               .attr('rowspan', 2 * #listnums - 1)
               .tag('div')
                   .wikitext(addNewline(args.imageleft))
   end

   if args['group' .. listnum] then
       local groupCell = row.tag('th')

       groupCell
              .attr('scope', 'row')
              .addClass('navbox-group')
              .addClass(args.groupclass)
              .cssText(args.basestyle)

       if args.groupwidth then
           groupCell.css('width', args.groupwidth)
       end

       groupCell
           .cssText(args.groupstyle)
           .cssText(args['group' .. listnum .. 'style'])
           .wikitext(args['group' .. listnum])
   end

   local listCell = row.tag('td')

   if args['group' .. listnum] then
       listCell
           .css('text-align', 'left')
           .css('border-left-width', '2px')
           .css('border-left-style', 'solid')
   else
       listCell.attr('colspan', 2)
   end

   if not args.groupwidth then 
       listCell.css('width', '100%')
   end

   local isOdd = (listnum % 2) == 1
   local rowstyle = args.evenstyle
   if isOdd then rowstyle = args.oddstyle end

   local evenOdd
   if args.evenodd == 'swap' then
       if isOdd then evenOdd = 'even' else evenOdd = 'odd' end
   else
       if isOdd then evenOdd = args.evenodd or 'odd' else evenOdd = args.evenodd or 'even' end
   end

   listCell
       .css('padding', '0px')
       .cssText(args.liststyle)
       .cssText(rowstyle)
       .cssText(args['list' .. listnum .. 'style'])
       .addClass('navbox-list')
       .addClass('navbox-' .. evenOdd)
       .addClass(args.listclass)
       .tag('div')
           .css('padding', (listnum == 1 and args.list1padding) or args.listpadding or '0em 0.25em')
           .wikitext(addNewline(args['list' .. listnum]))

   if listnum == 1 and args.image then
       row
           .tag('td')
               .addClass('navbox-image')
               .addClass(args.imageclass)
               .css('width', '0%')
               .css('padding', '0px 0px 0px 2px')
               .cssText(args.imagestyle)
               .attr('rowspan', 2 * #listnums - 1)
               .tag('div')
                   .wikitext(addNewline(args.image))
   end

end


-- -- Tracking categories --

local function needsHorizontalLists()

   if border == 'child' or border == 'subgroup'  or args.tracking == 'no' then return false end

   local listClasses = {'plainlist', 'hlist', 'hlist hnum', 'hlist hwrap', 'hlist vcard', 'vcard hlist', 'hlist vevent'}
   for i, cls in ipairs(listClasses) do
       if args.listclass == cls or args.bodyclass == cls then
           return false
       end
   end

   return true

end

local function hasBackgroundColors()

   return mw.ustring.match(args.titlestyle or ,'background') or mw.ustring.match(args.groupstyle or ,'background') or mw.ustring.match(args.basestyle or ,'background')

end

local function getTrackingCategories()

   local cats = {}
   if needsHorizontalLists() then table.insert(cats, 'Navigational boxes without horizontal lists') end
   if hasBackgroundColors() then table.insert(cats, 'Navboxes using background colours') end
   return cats

end

local function renderTrackingCategories(builder)

   local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle()
   if title.namespace ~= 10 then return end -- not in template space
   local subpage = title.subpageText
   if subpage == 'doc' or subpage == 'sandbox' or subpage == 'testcases' then return end

   for i, cat in ipairs(getTrackingCategories()) do
       builder.wikitext() 
   end

end

-- -- Main navbox tables -- local function renderMainTable()

   local tbl = HtmlBuilder.create('table')
       .attr('cellspacing', 0)
       .addClass('nowraplinks')
       .addClass(args.bodyclass)

   if args.title and (args.state ~= 'plain' and args.state ~= 'off') then
       tbl
           .addClass('collapsible')
           .addClass(args.state or 'autocollapse')
   end

   tbl.css('border-spacing', 0)
   if border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' or border == 'none' then
       tbl
           .addClass('navbox-subgroup')
           .cssText(args.bodystyle)
           .cssText(args.style)
   else -- regular navobx - bodystyle and style will be applied to the wrapper table
       tbl
           .addClass('navbox-inner')
           .css('background', 'transparent')
           .css('color', 'inherit')
   end
   tbl.cssText(args.innerstyle)

   renderTitleRow(tbl)
   renderAboveRow(tbl)
   for i, listnum in ipairs(listnums) do
       renderListRow(tbl, listnum) 
   end
   renderBelowRow(tbl)

   return tbl

end

function p._navbox(navboxArgs)

   args = navboxArgs

   for k, v in pairs(args) do
       local listnum = ( .. k):match('^list(%d+)$')
       if listnum then table.insert(listnums, tonumber(listnum)) end
   end
   table.sort(listnums)

   border = trim(args.border or args[1] or )

   -- render the main body of the navbox
   local tbl = renderMainTable()

   -- render the appropriate wrapper around the navbox, depending on the border param
   local res = HtmlBuilder.create()
   if border == 'none' then
       res.node(tbl)
   elseif border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' then
       -- We assume that this navbox is being rendered in a list cell of a parent navbox, and is
       -- therefore inside a div with padding:0em 0.25em. We start with a </div> to avoid the
-- padding being applied, and at the end add a
to balance out the parent's
       res
           .tag('/div', {unclosed = true})
               .done()
           .node(tbl)
           .tag('div', {unclosed = true})
   else
       res
           .tag('table')
               .attr('cellspacing', 0)
               .addClass('navbox')
               .css('border-spacing', 0)
               .cssText(args.bodystyle)
               .cssText(args.style)
               .tag('tr')
                   .tag('td')
                       .css('padding', '2px')
                       .node(tbl)
   end

   renderTrackingCategories(res)

   return tostring(res)

end

function p.navbox(frame)

   if not getArgs then
   	getArgs = require('Module:Arguments').getArgs
   end
   args = getArgs(frame)

   -- Read the arguments in the order they'll be output in, to make references number in the right order.
   local _
   _ = args.title
   _ = args.above
   for i = 1, 20 do
       _ = args["group" .. tostring(i)]
       _ = args["list" .. tostring(i)]
   end    
   _ = args.below

   return p._navbox(args)

end

return p

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.