Mandala of the thin bodies: Fedorov-Sergeyev

I came across the above image on a Russian poetry site. As an aspiring poet myself it impressed me. In fact it made me laugh. Although Inna is Russian she lives in the UK so I checked to see if she had a Facebook page. Lo and behold she did.

Unfortunately I discovered that some of her posts cannot be seen – the political ones. Like mine they are no doubt scrutinised and sometimes wiped out by an evil entity, or entities, with the audacity, if not my authority, to remove them. My last blog-post was on the same subject as Inna’s poem – the unbelievability of Bellingcat’s image manipulation via the loyal auspices of Professor Hassan Ugail’s team at the University of Bradford.

I have asked Professor Ugail if the images were manipulated. He has been proudly splashing on Twitter Bellingcat’s “proof” that Sergeyev and Fedotov are the same person – something unbelievable to most people who view the undoctored images. Professor Ugail has yet to respond – that’s if he can see my last blog-post. There has been very little traffic from Twitter.

The artwork accompanying Inna’s poem is in the form of a passport – with a manipulated image one side, and the passport details made into a mandala with name, date of birth, passport number, mother and father, more dates of birth, figures and unfathomable codes. In short a very clever idea, a worthy pun on the nonsense the Skripal narrative has become. Though not for the Skripals.

This is the image of Sergeyev dropped directly from the Dagestan war footage in the video supplied by Bellingcat alongside the passport image allegedly leaked to Bellingcat.

Bellingcat man

And this is what Professor Ugail’s team managed to do with it.

Professor Hassan Ugail image

On this evidence if the police ever get hold of Professor Ugail’s software I suspect justice will take yet another retrogressive step.

Inna calls her poem “Mandala of the thin bodies”. She uses poetic licence and labels Fedotov – Fedorov. This hardly matters in the world of poetry, prose and fiction, whereas in the word of fact it ought to matter. I think the border-line between fact and fiction is getting less and less distinct. There is a significant difference between the patronymic Vyacheslavovich (son of Vyacheslavov) and Vyacheslavich (son of Vyacheslav) but that has not seemed to bother Bellingcat – which has become highly-prized and well-funded by governments whose leaders are keeping their tortoise necks in their tortoise shells. No sensible person would stick out a neck regarding some of these incredible stories.

Anyway, it is not all doom and gloom, for the poorer people in society. At least we can be entertained by Inna’s poem which gives all the matrices, coordinates, cross-hairs, rays and sectors for Sergeyev’s family, mother, father, children, neighbours, dates of birth, dates and times of flights all over the planet. Thank you Inna of the Mandela. Thank you for cheering us up.

Note: Although its use was not for commercial reasons I have edited this post so as not to infringe Inna’s intellectual property rights. For Russian readers Inna’s poem can be found here.

There is also a connected mandala about the visit to Salisbury cathedral by Alexander Petrov and his birthdate mandela. Also very beautiful. I have yet to work out how seriously Inna takes her mandala creation, and if I have offended her: прости Инна.

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