We’ve run the math on this “Ukrainian” IQ issue.
Just to refresh: “Ukrainian” is a bastard language, a cross between Russian and Polish. Before the 2014 coup made it the national language, it was only spoken as a primary language by the lowest peasants. All of the wealthy and middle class were speaking Russian. Therefore, if you grew up speaking Ukrainian, you would learn Russian and try to marry into a Russian-speaking family as a way to advance yourself.
Ukrainian speakers who married other Ukrainian speakers were hopeless low-IQ individuals. Over an extended period of time, as intelligent people born to Ukrainian-speaking families became Russian speakers, the Ukrainian-speaker population’s IQ just continued to drop. Language often causes these sorts of dysgenic effects.
So, let’s consider the IQ.
Belarus is a pure Russian country. At an average of 101, it has the highest IQ in Europe. (This is a better metric to use, given that Russia-proper has a lot of ethnic minorities that drive down the average.)
The Ukraine, meanwhile, has an average IQ of 90, the lowest in Europe (save for those countries with high gypsy and/or Islamic populations).
If we consider that about 40-50% of the population of the Ukraine is Russian (or it was when these tests were done), then you have that population of 101 IQ individuals carrying the weight of the Ukrainian-speaking population, pulling up the average. You end up with “Ukrainian speakers” having an IQ in the low 80s or high 70s, which puts them on par with black people.
Meanwhile, the Chinese have an average IQ of 104.
It all makes these comments very funny.
The top adviser to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Mikhail Podoliak, blamed “Russian propaganda” on Wednesday for reaction to his remarks about China and India having “low intellectual potential” and allegedly not understanding the world properly.
“Classic Russian propaganda: take it out of context, distort the meaning, scale it up to separate target audiences with conflict provocation,” Podoliak said on X, formerly Twitter.
He did not, however, deny saying what he said in a widely shared interview with a Ukrainian outlet on Tuesday.
“The problem with these countries is that they do not analyze the consequences of their own moves. These countries, unfortunately, have low intellectual potential,” Podoliak had said, adding that just because India has a lunar exploration program, that “does not mean that this nation understands what the modern world precisely is.”
His remarks drew criticism from many Indians on X, while the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded a clarification.
On Wednesday, attempting to explain what he actually meant, Podoliak argued that “Türkiye, India, China and other regional powers are increasingly and clearly justified in claiming global roles in the modern world.”
However, he said, “the global world is much broader than even the most thoughtful regional national interests. The global world is based on stability and predictability, on rationality and strategy, on international law and clear rules of the game,” which he insisted Russia is trying to undermine.
“One way or another, it is irrational to ignore this due to situational and regional economic interests, as it has long-term consequences. The sooner Russia loses, the more chances the world has to return to stability and the rules of the game. The task of the great powers is to accelerate this moment,” he added.
Those are some really smart comments.
This is what genius looks like, folks: Russia is really losing, and is soon going to totally lose the war.
The Ukraine is really winning, and in their amazing counteroffensive, they’ve already captured several small villages, in only 4 months’ time.
They are going to be conquering Crimea very soon. In fact, news of a Ukrainian takeover of Crimea could come as soon as later today.
Intelligence isn’t really about facts or reality, you see.
Mostly, it’s about morality. If you have good morals, you will believe the statements of the US media and the Ukraine government, rather than facts.