Early music violinist enlists to fight against Ukraine

Early music violinist enlists to fight against Ukraine


norman lebrecht

October 15, 2022

The founder of Russia’s Early Music festival Andrey Reshetin has signed up to fight for Russia against Ukraine.

He is 59.

In a bizarre interview he says:

‘The committee on culture didn’t give a penny of money to the festival, destroying all my work. And since the basis of my work is service, I go where I need to serve.

I’m talking about serving my Fatherland. If it is impossible by art, then it must be done in this way.’


  • S.M. says:

    This makes no sense. Maybe some irony was lost in translation? All I know is that Resheting is an amazing baroque violinist. Why would he even stay in Russia if his work is not appreciated there?

  • Bruce Garn says:

    Millions of Germans were also serving their “Vaterland,” and what came out of it?

  • Robert Holmén says:

    He’ll last about a week.

    • Simon Scott says:

      @ Robert Holmen.
      I am afraid that you may well be right. Somebody should explain to this gent that nowadays warfare is highly professional and unless one has had quality combat training one is best advised to stay well clear. In short; amateurs beware.
      If he had any sense he would go straight back to his violin which he plays very well and let Pootin rot.

  • Jean says:

    Sounds like a suicide note….

    If not: I wish him happy murdering and looting

  • El Cid says:

    In today’s Ukraine Nazi collaborators are honored and glorified. Ukraine without Nazis is a good thin.

    • M2N2K says:

      While in today’s Russia, arguably the worst war criminal of this century is the dictatorial murderous leader who has been enjoying and continues to enjoy full enthusiastic support from the overwhelming majority of the country’s population.

      • Nicholas says:

        Yes M2N2K, one can argue, but there are also similarities between the two imperfect democracies of Russia and U.S. When the U.S. decided on an unprovoked war and war of choice in Iraq the majority of Americans supported it through their representatives in Congress. Then the stench of Abu Ghraib and Fallujah appeared. Arguably, war crimes were committed, but Donald Rumsfeld at that time is reported to have said: “Stuff happens and it’s untidy, and freedom is untidy and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.” Saying someone is a war criminal is nugatory if that someone belongs to an independent country with nuclear weapons. It’s unenforceable. We are witnessing in this century the weakening of U.S. as an Empire of Chaos and Dominance around the world because of bad and destructive foreign policy.

        • M2N2K says:

          It is not nugatory at all when that someone is de facto the supreme dictator with virtually unlimited power of the nuclear-armed world’s largest country that is systematically destroying as many civilian objects and civilian lives of its much smaller neighbor they invaded as they possibly can for eight months now.

    • Hayne says:

      Most people refuse to believe the truth of what you said. An example is when Zelensky had a Ukraine soldier of Greek descent address the Greek Parliament. Turns out he was an Azov neo- Nazi. The Greeks were absolutely furious. How about this recent one? You know, where a wounded Azov neo-Nazi was on the floor of the US Capitol meeting with Democrat Schiff begging for more aid.


      • Bashh says:

        For now, whatever they were in a former life they are all Ukrainians. They are defending their country from war criminals who have invaded from Russia, destroyed their homes and butchered their families. Some of the Azov members held out against the Russians in a steel plant for days until all hope and supplies were gone. When the fighting is over if the members of this unit were guilty of crimes they can be dealt with by proper authorities,

        Now why don’t you send us a few anecdotes about the Wagner Group of paid mercenaries who are slaughtering Ukrainians for Putin in the country he criminally invaded.

        But thanks for the disinformation that comes from one of the top fake new sites on the Internet. I always check sources and your source is not fit to use to wrap up the garbage

        Here is the description of ussanews from http://www.fact-check.org.

        “Ussanews.com calls itself “the Tea Party’s front page”

        The site is registered through Tucows, a company that hides the identity and location of the owner of the website.”

        • Hayne says:

          You have pictures right in front of your eyes of Schiff meeting with neo-nazi Azov members IN the Capitol and what do you do? You go to a “fact check” website (which few people believe anymore) and try to verify your narrative. Sad.
          Well, how about some other sites?





          I could go on. You obviously have mass formation where you refuse to see facts if they don’t go with the narrative. I understand I won’t change you and others minds but I want to make you uncomfortable with your thinking.

          • Sid says:

            RE “mass formation”…

            The official framing of the mass formation (or mass psychosis) “phenomenon” is misleading and wrong in terms of what the whole true reality is. The false hope-addicted psychologists and their acolytes want you to believe this is “just some temporary occasional” madness by the masses when it is but a spike of a CHRONIC madness going on for aeons with “civilized” people — read “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” …. https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

            One of these mainstream psychologists who have been spreading this whitewashed reality, Dr. Desmet, also fails to see that the PLANNED Covid Psyop is a TOTALLY deliberate ploy because he doesn’t think (after more than 1 year, even 2 years, into this total PLANNED scam!) it’s ALL intentionally sinister as he stated in a prior podcast (this makes him witting or unwitting controlled opposition). It should be apparent that Desmet’s lack of truth-telling is then also present in his largely plagiarized truth-distorting mass formation theory.

            In the May of 2022 podcast with James Corbett he stated that “some people tend to overestimate the degree of planning and intentions” (behind the COUNTLESS, VERIFIABLE, FULLY INTENTIONAL, FULLY PLANNED atrocities by the ruling tribe of psychopaths over the last century alone) and see all of it as being planned which Desmet called “an extreme position” … Sound logical thinking is “extreme” and therefore false and sick in his demented delusional view!

            In his overpriced misleading whitewashing old material regurgitated book the psychology of totalitarianism he too states that “There are countless … examples that seem to point in the direction of a plan being implemented, such as the fact that the definition of ‘pandemic’ was adjusted shortly before the coronavirus crisis; that the definition of ‘herd immunity’ was changed during the crisis, implying that only vaccines can achieve it … [he continuous with several other obvious facts of an ENTIRELY PLANNED event, especially discerned through the totality of all these facts].” “SEEM to point in the direction of a plan”??? No! They most evidently, clearly, and irrefutably DO demonstrate and prove it IS a COMPLETELY AND FULLY DELIBERATE PlanDemic! A big scam. An Entirely Planned Holocaust against the non-ruling herd of people (see cited link above). A coherent 12-year old kid can figure that out.

            It clearly shows Desmet’s own complete lunacy. But because almost everyone in the culture is a member of mass formation (madness), including the “woke” people of the alternative media domain, hardly anyone recognizes Desmet’s lunacy. Not surprising that he has even become some type of popular “guru” among the adherents of the alternative media landscape and his whitewashed fake narrative strongly resonates with both mainstream people and alternative mainstream folks.

            With his false use of language Desmet obscures or hides the true reality instead of directly and uncompromising exposing it — aiding the obfuscation of the vital reality of what the ruling authorities really are. He does the same thing when he speaks of ‘the elite’ (as he does in a number of podcasts) when, in reality, they are THE SCUM OF HUMANS because they are REALITY-VERIFIED PSYCHOPATHS (see referenced source above). Yet in the Corbett podcast he “teaches” us that we, the masses, need to start thinking differently. Right… how about YOU start with sane instead of insane thinking/talking/”teaching”/etc, Dr. Desmet?

            How do self-styled “truth-tellers” wake up the masses to the so-called truth when they THEMSELVES use lies with their deceitful fake language???
            No one is “teaching” or “waking up” the ignorant masses to the CORE truths with lies, with the official “language of lies” (see cited source above).

            This all means Desmet is ALSO a member of the masses of lunatics, an ACTIVE CARD-CARRYING MEMBER of mass formation!!! When, if at all, will he wake up from his state of mass psychosis, his “invisible” stupidity? When, if at all, will he face the TRUE and FULL reality instead of hiding behind fantasies such as his whitewashed “reality” of human civilization?

            It shows we live in a global mental asylum with criminal and/or delusional mainstream psychologists, scientists, and docs as the guards, “teachers” and “therapists” … The blind/criminal/mad leading the blind/criminal/mad; the blind/criminal/mad adhere to the blind/criminal/mad = the human madhouse.

            Worst of all, perhaps, the mass formation/mass psychosis notion frames the problem as the public being a mere unaccountable non-culpable victim in this phenomenon (the gist of the circular argument is: the masses should change their thinking but they got brainwashed so they’re victims). Nothing could be further from the truth (see referenced source above).

            Desmet is right in that truth-activists must fight against mass formation psychosis (human madness). That also means exposing HIS deeply destructive mad part of it. This comment serves, in part, that objective.

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          • Hayne says:

            I haven’t time to respond to you. I will read your link and respond in a few days. From my cursory reading, it seems to me that we really are not that far apart on matters.
            About your exemption certificates. It’s too late for many of us but thanks for the info for theones that may need it.

          • Hayne says:

            I’ve read your comments and I think you may have read the Breggins’ criticism of Desmet’s book. I may be wrong but it is similar to what they say. I think the best way to answer is from Desmet himself.


            Frederich Hayek was right. The worst do get to the top. Who can deny people like Fauci, Gates, Schwab, etc. are psychopaths? Desmet doesn’t deny this.
            Of course, Desmet borrows from others on mass formation. It goes back to Socrates’ ‘Allegory of the Cave.’
            I do understand your anger against the ‘elites’ who are actually very stupid people. But even these ‘intelligentsia’ are “dealers in second hand ideas” as Hayek also stated. Desmet was showing how people (psychotic or not) are beholden to these previous ideas.
            We are closer in ideas than you realize.

      • Westfan says:

        You are consistently a supporter of right wing politics and right wing oligarchs yet accuse others of supporting. Nazis, it gets very old after a while. Ho hum…..

        • Hayne says:

          You haven’t disproven any of my facts. Here is a nice video from left wing reporter Glen Greenwald…and TIME magazine.


          I hope it disturbs your narrative.
          Let me ask you a question.
          Why do you continue to defend and support neo-Nazis?

          Why do so many of you vilify and demonize Russian musicians who may not agree with you?

          BTW, I’m a classical liberal/libertarian.
          I try to show another side and immediately am accused of supporting oligarchs. It’s ok for you all to support corrupt Ukraine oligarchs though.

      • Robert Holmén says:

        Yeah, the Greeks were so “furious” that they’re siding with Ukraine and sending weapons. It’s in the news.

    • Ilya says:

      You meant Russia

    • Genius Repairman says:

      Substitute Ukranian Nazis for Evil Goblins and it all makes about as much sense.

  • Ruben Greenberg says:

    Poor deluded man.

  • Debra Aponte says:

    Mr. Reshetin has the right to make his own decisions.

  • Simon Scott says:

    Bloody fool. He should stick to music instead of supporting Pootin.

  • Dwest says:

    Hasn’t Russia been a Nazi collaborator since 1939?

    • Nicholas says:

      Yah, but something happened on June 22, 1941. I’m not sure what, but I have a stack of history books to peruse and will find out. You see, we in the West like to believe Ike and Montgomery single handedly defeated the Nazis.