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Alexandr Blok “The Scythians” 30 January 1918

[Alexandr] Blok wrote “The Scythians” on January 30, 1918, one day after he completed his poem “Twelve.” The prominent Blok specialist Vladimir Orlov called “The Scythians” a “monumental revolutionary and patriotic ode.” By this time Blok had already made his definitive political and civic choice in favor of what he called “revolutionary music,” in which he discerned the sounds of historical catharsis. Drained and exhausted by severe disappointments, Blok would die two and a half years later, but at the time he was caught up in the revolutionary storm, driven by a vision of a new world, a new individual, and a new culture. – from “The Scythian Odyssey” by Prof. Volodymyr Panchenko 29 March 2005


Millions are you – and hosts, yea hosts, are we, And we shall fight if war you want, take heed. Yes, we are Scythians – leafs of the Asian tree, Our slanted eyes are bright aglow with greed.

Ages for you, for us the briefest space, We raised the shield up as your humble lieges To shelter you, the European race From the Mongolians’ savage raid and sieges.

Ages, yea ages, did your forges’ thunder Drown even avalanches’ roar. Quakes rent Messina and Lisbon asunder – To you this was a distant tale – no more.

Eastwards you cast your eyes for many hundred years, Greedy for our precious stones and ore, And longing for the time when with a leer You’d yell an order and the guns would roar.

This time is now. Woe beats its wings And every adds more humiliation Until the day arrives which brings An end to placid life in utter spoliation.

You, the old world, now rushing to perdition, Yet strolling languidly to lethal brinks, Yours is the ancient Oedipean mission To seek to solve the riddles of a Sphinx.

The Sphinx is Russia, sad and yet elated, Stained with dark blood, with grief prostrate, For you with longing she has looked and waited, Replete with ardent love and ardent hate.

Masonic tell tale -- the Sphinx of St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire.
Masonic tell tale — the Sphinx of St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire.

Yet how will ever you perceive
That, as we love, as lovingly we yearn,
Our love is neither comfort nor relief But like a fire will destroy and burn.

We love cold figures’ hot illumination,
The gift of supernatural vision,
We like the Gallic wit’s mordant sensation
And dark Teutonic indecision.

RT’s Anissa Naouai interviews Iben Thranholm who basically says European men have been emasculated and lost their warrior spirit

We know it all: in Paris hell’s dark street,
In Venice bright and sunlit colonnades,
The lemon blossoms’ scent so heavy, yet so sweet,
And in Cologne, a shadowy arcade.

We love the flavour and the smell of meat,
The slaughterhouses’ pungent reek.
Why blame us then if in the heat
Of our embrace your bones begin to creak.

The phoenix rising from the ashes of the Soviet Empire on the back of Alexandr Dugin’s book “The 4th Political Theory”, which the Russia Analyst owns
Rite of Spring by the Soviet composer Igor Stravinsky
Rite of Spring by the Soviet composer Igor Stravinsky


We saddle horses wild and shy, As in the fields so playfully they swerve. Though they be stubborn, yet we press their thigh Until they willingly and meekly serve.


Altai in far southern Siberia: Where Indo-Europeans met the Chinese 3,000 years ago along the old Silk Road

Join us! From horror and from strife Turn to the peace of our embrace. There is still time. Keep in its sheath your knife. Comrades, we will be brothers to your race.


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Say no – and we are none the worse. We, too, can utter pledges that are vain. But ages, ages will you bear the curse Of our sons’ distant offspring racked with pain.

Our forests’ dark depths shall we open wide To you, the men of Europe’s comely race, And unmoved shall we stand aside, An ugly grin on our Asian face.


The name of the newest Russian ICBM is the Sarmat, with Sarmatia as the Latin term for Indo-Aryan peoples of the steppe north of the Parthian Empire

Advance, advance to Ural’s crest, We offer you a battleground so neat Where your machines of steel in serried ranks abreast With the Mongolian savage horde will meet.

But we shall keep aloof from strife, No longer be your shield from hostile arrow, We shall just watch the mortal strife With our slanting eyes so cold and narrow.


Unmoved shall we remain when Hunnish forces The corpses’ pockets rake for plunder, Set town afire, to altars tie their horses, Burn our white brothers’ bodies torn asunder.


To the old world goes out our last appeal: To work and peace invite our warming fires. Come to our hearth, join our festive meal. Called by the strings of our Barbarian lyres.

30 January 1918


5 thoughts on “Alexandr Blok “The Scythians” 30 January 1918 Leave a comment

  1. Hi James,Can you contact me via email? This is my lasted post on my research of the Ten Tribes of Israel.
    Steve M Collins makes a good case that the Scythian’s arose in a place and at a time of the dispersion of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He, documents that their ancestors became the Parthian Empire and then the Goths and Visy Goths. They were also known as Cimmerians/ Sarmatians.He believes, as do I.that they by and large became Christians when presented with the gospel.
    I have been wanting to investigate the Scythian connection to Russian Christianity for some time now.I hope that you can help. M Crossing


  2. James: thanks for the history. I eat this stuff up. And what coinky dink that MCrossing’s comment above runs parallel with my own interests. Your post here spurred me to research whatever monetary or credit system did the Scythians use. And lo and behold, once again we see the link to Greece, Lydia and the rise of State-endorsed, Temple-issued coinage founded on Goddess-centric precepts. I’ve noticed that the Greek Empire rose from the Games of Thrones being played by those Judean-Babylonian financiers located along the Euphrates. Sample Scythian coins here:
    Question: while the Western Scythians got wrapped up in Greek-styled credit systems — a centrally manipulated “closed” network — did the eastern Scythians maintain a de-centralized “open” and “free” monetary system?
    Also I wanted to add to MCrossing’s comment by saying that I have noticed that peculiar alliances always seem to pop up between the Babylonian Banksters and militant Barbarian forces. First they used the Scythians’ lucrative human slave trade, then the Atlantic sea-faring medieval Vikings in southern Spain & France not just Britain make their contribution, and then the Islamists, both ancient and modern, are now showing their linkage to the Banksters.


    • BanksterSlayer,
      Yes the Scythians had a thriving trade in (mostly young boy and girl) slaves and grain set up with 5th century BC Athens prior to the Pelopponesian War and the Spartans working with the Persians to cut that trade in trying to starve the Athenians into submission (Sparta won the war you could say but lost the peace and centuries later basically became a tourist colony of Rome where Romans went to see mock hoplite battles). Athenian obol (the famous one day’s wage of a single silver coin or about $20 in today’s smashed down dollar Ag prices) with the owl of Athena on one side represented one day’s wages for rowmen in 5th century B.C. Athens’ fleet (and prostitutes whom they frequented).
      Later descendants of the Scythians included the Magyars and Bulgars who came into southeastern Europe and clashed with the Byzantines before adopting Orthodox Christianity and becoming their allies. The most famous conversion of a barbarian enemy in Byzantine history being of course, the Baptism of the Rus.
      To this day many Hungarian nationalists believe their ancestors came from what is today southern Russia and there is some evidence that links the Magyars to what is today the Republic of Bashkortistan in the southern Urals, the Bashkirs themselves being a Turkic people whose ancestors pushed the proto-Magyars west.
      Incidentally the Turkish Grey Wolves fascist organization that Ankara alternatively suppresses and uses for their own purposes basically views almost every country where there are Turkic peoples as part of a greater Turkistan stretching all the way into China. Grey Wolves activists within the last two years have burned Chinese flags in front of Beijing’s embassy in Ankara to protest Chinese suppression of the Islamist Uiyghirs. But given how diverse and fractious the Turkic peoples were even in ancient times I see pan-Turanism as only slightly more ridiculous than pan-Slavism, the latter having almost no constituency outside the minority of Serbs who wouldn’t mind becoming a de facto union state with the Russian Federation like Belarus.
      Ethno-genesis on who or what the Huns were under Attila or the Avars or other nomadic steppe tribes that the Byzantines alternatively fought, bribed or allied with remains hotly debated to this day. That’s why I don’t try to set down one way or another on the ‘are modern Israelis descendants of the Khazars?’ debate. I have my doubts about it and think most modern Israelis probably have plenty of genetic markers from medieval Europe or Anatolia where Jews lived down through the centuries outside the Holy Land. But ultimately it probably doesn’t matter.


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