‘Nevertheless, the fact that Russia had “allies” – or rather, one major ally, Britain – and that America was going to “help” was of some psychological importance to the Russians, they did not feel entirely alone, and soon after the invasion the thought had become deeply ingrained that the war would be won, no matter how terrible and how long it was. Much was, of course, made of minor military successes, such as the slowing-down of the blitzkrieg at Smolensk (which, curiously, created for several weeks almost a feeling of euphoria, at least in Moscow), and of the small Russian counter-offensive at Yelnya, south of Smolensk in September 1941, when a few hundred square miles were recaptured from the Germans – the first to be recaptured anywhere in Europe since the beginning of the Second World War. At that time, in bombed and half-devastated Vyazna, the future Marshal V. D. Sokolovsky made to the foreign press the significant remark that, fearful as the war was, the Russians were “gradually grinding down” the German war machine, and that in any case Moscow would not be lost.’
Russia: The Enigma of the Asiatic Giant Shigir Idol (Большой Шигирский идол) – Where Ancient Russians Really Seventeen-Feet Tall? (12.3.2023)
I have heard a number of Slavic academics stating that they believe that some of the patterning on the exterior of the Great Shigir Idol constitutes a written ‘language’. If correct, this finding would constitute the world’s ‘oldest’ written language! I am not adverse to this idea and I believe such a suggestion requires further investigation! Based upon the mythology of the Ugrians, Natalia Chairkina sees in these images a reflection of a vertical model of the universe logically divided into the Upper, Middle and Lower worlds (similar to the ‘trigram’ and ‘hexagram’ of the Chinese book ‘Classic of Change’) – which accommodate seven spheres of empty space. Archaeologist Peter Van Petersen of the National Museum of Denmark has suggested that the idol may have served as a warning at the border of a forbidden territory to scare off invaders or undesirables – or to test the courage of an individual or group. A number of Archaeological experts also note the similarity of design with the monumental stone ruins in Göbekli Tepe in Turkey (which is of a similar age). As many of the marking are both difficult to see and ambiguous in design – it is currently very difficult to produce a definitive interpretation. The best policy is for everyone to ‘look’ at this remarkable structure themselves – and up their own mind. Conventional science has already proven its improbable age! Let’s follow Lenin’s example and sit in our kitchens and ‘think’ great thoughts!
History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Bolsheviks – Short Course (1939): Founding of the USSR (1922) [25.12.2022]
Author’s Note: Between 1914-1917 – the Russian people were allied with the UK against the Germans as allies during WWI. In that time, the Russian people lost around three-million casualties (mostly soldiers recruited from the peasant and workers’ class). This pointless mass murder unleashed various Revolutionary Forces throughout society – and the Russian Bolsheviks were eventually propelled into power through their slogan of ‘All Power to the Soviets’! The Bolsheviks were granted the ‘collective’ power held by their working associations (Soviets) – with Lenin ‘elected’ into the role of ‘General Secretary’ of the Communist Party of Russia! As a consequence, Lenin pulled Russia out of the war and thereby saved millions of lives! Following the Russian Revolution and Russia’s extraction from WWI, the UK, US (and twelve of their allies) militarily invaded Revolutionary Russia (between 1918-1921) and inflicted an attempted genocide upon the Russian toiling masses! This was aided and abetted by Imperial Germany which invaded Revolutionary Russia (together with six of its allies) between April-November 1918 (primarily operating in West Ukraine to the joy of the local Catholic population). Between April-November 1918 – British and German soldiers (primarily of working-class stock), fought shoulder to shoulder as ‘allies’ within Revolutionary Russia – whilst their British and German Comrades-in-Arms still killed one another as ‘enemies’ in the mud and filth of France and Belgium! This is part of the duplicitous ‘bourgeois’ history of WWI (and its immediate aftermath) that is never taught in schools nowadays! This mass invasion of Revolutionary Russia cost the lives of at least 10.5 million Russian people and has become known (rather bizarrely) as the ‘Russian Civil War’ – as if the Russians did all this to itself! And yet out of all this destruction, Lenin (and Stalin) cleverly manoeuvred the Revolutionary Russian people through the Revolutionary process, and a war with the entire known world! This they did in an expert manner and then established the ‘Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ (USSR)! ACW (25.12.2022)
The Challenge of Marx Toward Religion
This is very much a loaded question. Why does a man who rejects the greed and oppression inherent within the capitalist ideology (just as Jesus