JFK’s Pro-USSR Speech (10.6.1963)

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‘Among the many traits the peoples of our two countries (the USA and the Soviet Union) have in common, none is stronger than the mutual abhorrence of war. Almost unique among the major world powers, we have never been at war with each other. And no nation in the history of battle ever suffered more than the Russians suffered in the course of the Second World War… At least twenty million lost their lives. Countless millions of homes and farms were burned or sacked. A third of the nation’s (European) territory, including nearly two-thirds of its industrial base, were turned into waste-land.’

President John F Kennedy – Speech delivered at the American University in Washington – two months prior to the USSR initiating the Moscow Test-Ban Treaty. (Quoted from the Introduction of ‘Russia at War 1941-1945’ – By Alexander Werth).

President Kennedy made a peculiar mix of rightwing and predatory capitalist-supporting speeches, together with the occasional leftwing speech supporting Unions and empathizing with the Soviet Union. Of course, he also made the usual anti-USSR speeches, formulated by the CIA and designed to sully and misrepresent the Socialist reality of the Soviet Union. President Kennedy was wrong on one vital point in his above speech, and it is significant of the level of ignorance within the US that it was not picked-up at the time. The US had previously been at war with Revolutionary Russia from 1918-1921 – where thousands of US troops participated in an ‘invasion’ of Russia – alongside the troops of 13 other nations. This ‘capitalist’ coalition was eventually defeated and expelled from Revolutionary Russia, and this part of shameful US history was quietly pushed into the background of America’s collective memory. Of course, President Kennedy was only adopting this conciliatory attitude toward the USSR, because he wanted a ‘ban’ on the arms race that the US had initiated since 1945. As Socialist Science was proving itself vastly superior to its Western capitalist counter-part, President Kennedy wanted to defuse the situation and move the US and USSR away from this type of conflicting competition. On the other hand, the Trotskyite Nikita Khrushchev was a fool who missed a vital opportunity of conserving the progressive nature of the USSR, whilst disengaging from direct conflict with the USA. Khrushchev blustered on about the USSR encouraging the International Proletariat to ‘rise-up’ in the US – whilst his domestic policies simultaneously ‘stripped’ the USSR of its self-respect and ability to ‘project’ Revolutionary power around the world.

Soviet War Memorial – Remembrance Sunday (13.11.2017)

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Soviet War Memorial – Imperial War Museum – London

Around a hundred people gathered on a cold November day in the ground of the Imperial War Museum (London), to pay their respects to 27-40 million Soviet dead and wounded suffered during what the West calls ‘WWII’, and the Russians the ‘Great Patriotic War’ (1941-1945). This was a brutal war of extermination and survival, with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German forces invading the USSR and immediately initiating ‘Operation Ost’ – the intended extermination of the Slavic ethnicity. Hitler intended to use the geographical space gained from a defeated Soviet Union as a means to create a ‘Greater Germany’. In the meantime, the Soviet Red Army, whilst suffering terrible casualties and set-backs in the face of the enemy, slowly but surely began to consolidate its presence, and push the Nazi German forces back toward their homeland. The Soviet defeat of fascism essentially gave the Western powers a fighting chance in France and beyond. Hurrah to the Soviet people! Every year the number of British Veterans who fought with the Soviet Red Army reduces – with none now being under 80 years of age. As the Old Guard falls away, their place in the line is often taken by their younger relatives. As British Veterans of the Soviet Red Army are not acknowledged by the rightwing British Legion – and are not welcome at London’s Cenotaph – these brave Veterans quite rightly congregate here.

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Joseph Stalin as Proletarian Fact

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If an individual walks into an average book-shop in the UK, around 80%-90% of all books available pertaining to cover Soviet history, will not be worth the paper they are printed upon. This is because these books carry the preferred ‘capitalist’ interpretation of Soviet history, which whilst packaging its content as ‘history’, is in fact a tissue of lies. This is not a matter of opinion whereby this observation needs to be debated, but rather is a matter of provable fact. The preferred capitalist narrative is nothing but an ‘ahistorical’ exercise in Trotskyite ‘disinformation’, one that is easily dispelled through even a cursory attempt to establish the observable facts. A particular vitriol is reserved for the biographies of Joseph Stalin – which are by and large fictionalised diatribes containing no academic merit. The problem is that young or impressionable people who are genuinely seeking-out knowledge about the USSR and Joseph Stalin run into this wall of institutional lies and deceit. It is better to carry-out more indepth research before subjecting the human-mind to this kind of bourgeois brain-washing. Seek-out books and articles that expose people like Trotsky, Khrushchev and Orwell, and learn to discern the difference between a proletarian fact and a bourgeois lie. Learn to understand the Cold War mentality in the West, and its facade will come tumbling down. Dialectical truth can be found in the strangest of places (take Andrew Alexander’s ‘America and the Imperialism of Ignorance: US Foreign Policy Since 1945’, for instance), and when assessing the place of Joseph Stalin in world history it is logical to begin with his Collected Works (available ‘free’ online). This research must also coincide with a study of the collective psychology of the USA, which exposes its immature and violent nature. Remember that Joseph Stalin was a great Socialist leader who represented the Working Class in a very strong and robust manner – this explains why the capitalist West hates him, and seeks to sully his good historical reputation with bizarre lies delivered through the agency of rightwing mythology. Communists use logic and reason to progress society and to develop their characters – this is what Joseph Stalin did – and this is how a progressive student of history should behave. The lies about the USSR and Joseph Stalin must not be confronted with bourgeois sentimentalism, but rather countered with the strict use of proletarian fact. This is the manner in which Joseph Stalin handled an ever increasingly hostile USA and belligerent West under its control and influence. It is also the basis of the manner in which Joseph Stalin led the USSR in its decisive war against Nazi Germany. Do not be afraid of stating proletariat fact, after-all it is part of the process of establishing the truth. Of course, the capitalists and the Trotskyites will ‘knee-jerk’ respond with simply re-stating their lies – as if the exercise of the agency of ‘repetition’ somehow adds ‘truth’ and ‘gravitas’ to their fallacious arguments. In reality a Trotskyite lie only has to be exposed once, even if those brain-washed by Trotskyite ideology feel the need to ‘repeat’ that lie. Remember that capitalism and Trotskyism are actually ‘cult-mentalities’, within which people are psychologically and physically ‘trapped’. See this situation clearly for what it is, and relay this understanding to the Working Class. If dialectical truth can be firmly established, then the millions of words used by liars will come tumbling down – this is the nature of Scientific Socialism.

Distorting Soviet History – The Case of Soviet Physicist Matvei Bronstein (1906-1938)

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Soviet Physicist Matvei Bronstein

In 1953, the US Government executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for being Members of the Communist Party of the USA (a legal entity then as now), and by extension, because they were thought to be spies working for the Soviet Union. The then President of the United States offered the Rosenberg’s a deal whereby if they renounced their Communist beliefs, and ‘admitted’ their guilt – their respective Death Sentences (via the electric chair) would be commuted to ‘life imprisonment’ – both steadfastly refused, and they died within minutes of one another on June 19th, 1953. The mainstream media of the democratic West remained ‘silent’, and was generally supportive of a US that had just suffered numerous military defeats at the hands of Communist China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), as it expelled the US-led Western forces from North Korea. Of course, Socialists had been attacked, maimed and killed in the US before, but following the crushing Soviet victory over Nazi Germany during WWII, the US Government, controlled as it is by the demands of big business, had developed a hysteria and paranoia against the Communist Bloc, the like of which could easily be described as a ‘group psychosis’. The capitalists that run America feared their own working class, and were afraid that it would rise-up and sweep away their corruption and class privilege. As a means to counter any working class grassroots movement that looked toward the Soviet Union for inspiration and perhaps material support, the US Government initiated a Cold War ‘disinformation’ campaign designed to turn the Western working class firmly away from any association with the USSR. The basic premise was a simple sleight of hand and inversion of thought; as the Soviet Union viewed itself as the ‘Socialist’ conquering force over Nazi German fascism, the US ideologues generated the lie that there was no difference between the brutal Soviet Union (an ally of the US during WWII), and the maniacal Nazi Germany. Ironically, the country that the US had dropped two atomic bombs upon at the end of WWII – fascist Japan – was quickly ‘rehabilitated’ and suddenly packaged to the world as America’s new best friend.

This all has to be mentioned, because another key aspect of Soviet misrepresentation is to mis-report segments of Soviet history with no historical context whatsoever – as if the Soviet Union was so corrupt that it possessed the ability to exist outside of space and time! Much of how the Soviet Union is interpreted prior to WWII, actually emerged as part of a continuously unfolding anti-Soviet Cold War rhetoric, manufactured after WWII. The false impression is that the post-WWII attitude of the US toward the USSR was exactly the same pre-WWII attitude of the US toward the USSR – an illusion that only holds true if the entirety of the WWII collaboration between the US and USSR is completely omitted from the historical record. Another important issue is the embracing by the West of Leon Trotsky and his peculiar form of collaboration with capitalism which he termed ‘Socialism’ (but never ‘Communism’) following his expulsion from the USSR in 1929. Trotsky sought to destroy the Soviet Union and instigate a system of bourgeois-left leaning capitalism in its place. Western Governments liked this form of ‘Trotskyite’ deception, and encouraged its presence throughout (and within) the Union and Labour Movements of the West. Trotskyism is essentially an anti-Marxist-Leninism ideology, and was viewed by the Western Governments as a preferred alternative for the workers to follow – due to its anti-Soviet underpinnings. From 1929 until his death in 1940, Leon Trotsky received all kinds of support from Western Governments in a bid to undermine the Soviet Union. This included the establishing of ‘cells’ within the Soviet Union linked not only to the Western Democracies, but also with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. Trotskyism was (and still is) a counter-revolutionary and anti-workers’ movement, that permeates the Labour Movement, and which psychologically and physically leads workers away from Socialist Revolution, and toward a continued collaboration with capitalism and its oppressive forces throughout society. Trotskyism destroys Labour Movements from within, and is designed to completely disempower the working class on every front.

In 1938, at a Conference representing his ‘Socialist’ ideology, Trotsky called for the victory of the forces of World Fascism over not only the Soviet Union, but also over the Western Democracies as well! In his deluded thinking, this victory of Adolf Hitler would be good for the well-being and freedom of the International Working Class! In the case of Matvei Bronstein – a Soviet physicist specialising in quantum mechanics and nuclear power – he became embroiled with a Trotskyite group operating in the USSR that had direct links to Nazi Germany. As usual, the English wikipedia page is inaccurate and missing vital information, but steadfastly supports the US anti-Soviet position. The Russian language wikipedia page has more official information, but still omits ‘what’ Matvei Bronstein had been found guilty of. The English wikipedia page portrays Bronstein ‘ahistorically’ as a lovable ‘genius’ who spent his spare-time writing children’s books. The implication is that his execution was unjust and an act of barbarism. The Russian Language wikipage – although lacking a crucial piece of information – does provide the following ‘historical’ details:

‘Arrested on August 6, 1937 in Kiev, in his parents’ house, and transported to Leningrad. Included in the firing list “Leningrad region” on February 3, 1938, approved by the signatures of Stalin, Voroshilov, Molotov, Kaganovich.
February 18, 1938 sentenced by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR under the chairmanship of Corveneurist Matulevich to be shot under Article 58-8-11 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR – was shot on the same day. Presumably buried in the Levashovskaya wasteland, where L. Chukovskaya in the 1990’s installed a monument. He was rehabilitated posthumously by order No. 44-028 603/56 of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR of May 9, 1957.’

Bronstein was ‘rehabilitated posthumously’ by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev who was himself a Trotskyite. What surprised me was that Bronstein’s Death Sentence was tested and approved by ‘four’ different Soviet legal departments – Stalin’s signature being added last. I had to look in other Russian language sources to discover exactly ‘why’ this action was taken against Bronstein by the Soviet State. Six months had elapsed since his arrest and trial, and every indication is that this was a thorough investigation. Bronstein, of course, experienced every assistance and freedom the Soviet State could give prior to his arrest, and it was known that he had contact with Niel Bohr – the Danish physicist – who is often portrayed in Western literature as opposing Nazism, but Denmark as a nation openly collaborated with Nazi Germany and did not resist the Nazi invasion of 1940 etc, but this association is not the reason Bronstein was arrested. Interestingly, the English wikipedia (designed in the US) omits all details of the trial, whereas the Russian (modern) wikipedia text omits the following (crucial) line of information which explains ‘why’ Bronstein was arrested, tried and executed:

‘Active participation in a counter-revolutionary, fascist-terrorist organization.’

(активное участие в контрреволюционной фашистской террористической организации)

Another Russian language text adds even more information:

‘According to the indictment of January 24, 1938, as part of his “practical anti-Soviet work” the scientist “prepared terrorist acts” and carried-out harmful activities “in the field of subsoil and water resources exploration.”‘

‘Согласно обвинительному заключению от 24 января 1938 года, в своей «практической антисоветской работе» ученый «готовил террористические акты» и вредил «в области разведки недр и водного хозяйства». ‘

Writing in the UK in 2017, I can say that I was not present during these times, and have no way of knowing whether Bronstein was ‘guilty’ or not. Furthermore, like Karl Marx, I disagree with the judicial Death Sentence, whilst equally recognising that the working class has a right to defend itself. The British BBC correspondent Alexander Werth (who was of Russian parentage), spent many years in the USSR, and dedicated much of his later years to providing good quality, first-hand accounts of life in the Soviet Union. Obviously, almost by default, his work continuously counters the false US anti-Soviet propaganda – proving it wrong at every turn. Even Americans living in the USSR in the 1940’s and 1950’s stated that there was no ‘great purge’, and neither were millions of people sent to gulags. Instead, it was admitted that there was perhaps around 10,000 people arrested throughout the USSR in the late 1930’s, with only a small percentage receiving the Death Sentence for spying or collaborating with Nazi Germany, etc. From what I am told by Russian colleagues, it is suspected that Bronstein was preparing to hand-over his work on nuclear studies to a ‘fascist’ enemy – thought to be Nazi Germany.

From the viewpoint of US anti-Soviet propaganda – which a priori assumes the utter corruption of the Soviet State at every turn – why was it considered necessary to ‘omit’ Bronstein’s criminal charge from Western narratives about his life? The English-language wikipedia is a good barometer of US political opinion, as its pages are ‘edited’ to keep this often inaccurate encyclopaedia very much representative of America’s anti-Socialist position. This bias can be seen in the racist attitude employed by wikipedia toward Communist China and North Korea, and its continuous censoring of any critique of the Zionist State of modern Israel. It is interesting that the wikipedia editors chose not to include Bronstein’s criminal charge in their general anti-Soviet narrative.Why would they fail to include a charge, if they thought the charge itself was unjust? Surely the inclusion of such a charge would work in favour of their anti-Soviet cause? The only viable reason I can see for omitting Bronstein’s criminal charge, is that the US Establishment does not want the general reader to know about it. If this is the case, then why would the US Establishment not want the general reader to know ‘exactly’ what Bronstein was charged with? Could it be that Bronstein’s charge can be easily proven to be ‘true’ by accessing other historical records? Or could it include the fact that US espionage was behind Bronstein’s collaboration with fascism? Whatever the reasons may be, it is obvious that in the case of Bronstein, the US Establishment does not want his charge to be widely known.

Finally, whilst at Leningrad University (from 1923-1929), Matvei Bronstein made friends with three other people who would go on to become well-known Soviet scientists. One of these was named ‘Georgiy Gamov’. Despite having a privileged lifestyle and career as a Soviet physicist, Gamov sought to ‘defect’ to the capitalist West at his earliest convenience. This he did (with his wife) in 1933 – after two years of continuous effort. He then ingratiated himself with the Western (capitalist) Establishment, immediately sharing all his previously confidential Soviet science with the enemies of Socialism. His work, which involved Cosmology, quantum tunneling and molecular genetics, was then integrated into the capitalist ‘scientific’ narrative, giving the false impression that ‘greed’ had triumphed over egalitarianism. It is interesting, from a historical point of view, that Bronstein was associated with Gamov. Two of Bronstein’s other friends at the time were Dmitri Ivanenko and Lev Landau, both of whom went on to have glittering scientific careers in the USSR, and remain loyal to the Socialist cause.

English Language Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matvei_Petrovich_Bronstein

Russian Language Reference:

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Бронштейн,_Матвей_Петрович

http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/rinagit/post298964829

http://polit.ru/news/2016/12/02/bronshtein/

100 Hundred Years On – How the Capitalist West Denigrated the Soviet Union

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The misrepresentation of the history and intent of the Soviet Union (and the Scientific Socialist Movement in general), is one of the greatest academic atrocities and tragedies committed by the British (and European) academic communities, probably since the art of writing and critical thinking began. Particularly disturbing – as I look through various British university books from the 1970’s and 1980’s – is the air of ‘authority’ with which the known lies were presented to the general public, through each new generation of students. From at least 1945, the British academic community – with regard to the ‘objective’ analysis of the history and intent of the Soviet Union – has definitely compromised its integrity, and sold its dignity ‘cheap’ to the American anti-Soviet ideologues! Since probably around 1950, the Soviet history was re-written so as to represent the Truman and the Marshall Plans – both foreign policy ogres of the United States, that facilitated a religious-like fanaticism against the Socialist cause, that equated being a ‘Communist’, to being the devil incarnate! Anyone who visited the Soviet Union in the 1920’s or 1930’s, and who had only praise for what they saw, were undermined by the an establishment that now said that they must have been mistaken in what they saw, and that if they wanted to keep their job and their family, they should ‘officially’ retract these positive statements. Of course, with this kind of fascist incentive, many had no choice but to ‘recant’. This is how the US government and the European academic community concocted an entirely ‘new’ and completely ‘negative’ history of the USSR, that tells more about the dark-side of the psyche of a Christian (capitalist) West, than it tells us about the Soviet Union!

How does this misrepresentation work? First and fore-most, rather like a theological theory, a lack of material evidence is interpreted as ‘proof’ that something a) currently ‘exists’, or b) has ‘existed’ in the past. This is a typical bourgeois ‘faith-based’ approach to ‘inventing’ a purely mythical (and denigrating) history. Of course, this is nothing but the ‘inverted’ mind-set of the bourgeoisie and nothing to do with the secular academics of the modern world. Why then, did the mainstream academic community in the West adopt this essentially illogical, dishonest and incorrect approach demanded by the USA? The answer is simple; despite the surface differences in culture and language throughout the West, the fact remains that all these countries are dominated by the bourgeoisie and the ruthless and exploitative capitalist system it generates and adheres to. If the Western working class were ever inspired by the Soviet experience and success, it would probably rise-up and over-throw the oppressive bourgeoisie and create a ‘new’ Soviet Union in the West. This Workers’ State would eradicate capitalism and develop a fairer Socialist society. At all costs the Western bourgeoisie had to prevent this from happening, and it called upon the irrationality of theistic religious thinking to do the job. In so doing, the concept of ‘good’ had to be transformed into the concept of ‘evil’. The concept of ‘truth’ into the concept of ‘lies’, and the reality of ‘freedom from oppression’, into the myth of the ‘enslavement of humanity’. In fact, the denigration of the Soviet Union, being as false as it obviously is, nevertheless reads like an Old Testament Prophet ranting and raving about the ‘evil’ that defies god – and how the faithful should attack and destroy that evil if they want to continue ‘live’. Something, of course, the Rosenberg’s were not allowed to do, as they lost their lives to the electric chair for daring to oppose capitalism and embrace Socialism!

Arguably one of the greatest achievement of the Soviet Regime (other than the Russian Revolution), was its victory over Nazi German fascism during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). This included all the Northern and Eastern European counties that either openly or indirectly assisted the Nazi German invasion of the USSR, fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Of course, the fledgling Red Army had already took on and eventually beaten a combined international force of 14 countries (led by Britain, the US and Germany) during the ‘Russian Civil War’ (1918-1921) – an unjust war that saw the British Army commit a well-known atrocity at Baku in 1918. Although Adolf Hitler, Roosevelt and Churchill were on different sides during WWII, they were united in their support for capitalism, and in their hatred for Soviet Socialism. In one way or another, all conspired to destroy the Soviet Regime – but nothing worked. After 1945 a new way was tried. If the USSR could not be materially destroyed, it could be destroyed in reputation (at least outside of the Communist Bloc). This was, in reality an ‘imagined’ defeat of a USSR that never existed. As a consequence, Joseph Stalin was really Adolf Hitler – with Adolf Hitler becoming a misunderstood democrat and voice for freedom and tolerance! Every victory of the Red Army was simply a massacre in disguise, and every real atrocity committed by Nazi German troops in the USSR – was merely acts of self-defence blown out of all proportions by Communist propaganda! Every time Red Army soldiers liberated, fed, protected and befriended the different peoples they encountered (motivated by a Soviet Socialist education), these actions were re-interpreted as the manifest behaviour of the deranged and the insane! When liberated people expressed their gratitude and made positive statements about the USSR, they were attacked and denounced with a fanatical religious zeal!

 

Brooklands Motorworks & Museum (30.9.2017)

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Brooklands Motorworks & Museum

We originally visited this site with the intention of only finding the London Bus Museum, but were pleasantly surprised to find a field full of iconic aeroplanes, and various warehouses containing motor cas, motor cycles and bicycles, as well testing centres, racing tracks, and examples of old petrol garages – where attendants used to pump the petrol and take payment without drivers leaving their vehicles. This place covers a large area that can take all day to cover, and probably more than one visit. When it was funtional, this site produced aeroplanes (icluding Condorde), as well as adavanced motor cars (used in racing), motor cycles and bicycles. During WWII the facilities were used to develop warplanes and bombing equipment.

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US Supported Japan – Not North Korea – is the Greatest Threat to Peace in Asia!

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The state of play. Any sane person would agree that warfare is legalised murder and an efficient and insane use of technology. Most, I think, would also agree that it is not in the best interests of human-beings as a species, to routinely kill and main one another in the name of political and economic gain, or the control of natural resources – and yet warfare is viewed under most national and international legal codes as ‘legitimate’ if a consensus prevails, or certain conditions prevail. Therefore, those in power maintain that power through the ‘threat’ of the use of lethal force. This leads to a situation where ‘bullying’ countries – such as the USA (and her cronies) conspire to control countries that are deemed ‘weaker’ through the ‘threat’ and ‘actualisation’ of military action, which can vary in intensity from murdering small numbers, to destroying sovereign governments, murdering hundreds of thousands whilst initiating regime change. This imperialist attitude and behaviour happens to the ‘bullied’ countries of the world. Currently, North Korea is continuously bullied by the US because its people have chosen the path of Socialism – that is the only reason. In this endeavour, the US is assisted by its colonies of South Korea and Taiwan, and its capitalistic ally of Japan. By way of contrast, North Korea is protected by the might of Communist China (through a 1961 ‘mutual assistance’ treaty). Every year the US (and her allies) play ‘war-games’ off the coast of North Korea – training for a full-scale invasion of that country. Whilst this real and present danger is unfolding, North Korea is expected to sit-back and allow it to happen – effectively being complicit in its own eventual down-fall. However, Kim Jong Un has not allowed this passive attitude to prevail – and whilst continuously calling for ‘peace’, and the US to stop its ‘war-like’ activities, he has embarked on a modest self-defence programme of building and testing medium to long-range missiles within North Korea’s geographical borders – a fully legal activity. Occasionally, unarmed prototype missiles have been test-fired harmlessly into the sea around North Korea. This is the kind of missile-testing the US carries-out all the time – but which the world treats as ‘normal’. China also carries-out this kind of testing – and the US knows full well that China could destroy US targets in minutes if the US ever attacked North Korea or China, etc. So where does this leave us? The Socialist countries – whilst calling for international peace and co-operation – are forced to build weapons of self-defence in a bid to fend-off the imperialist (capitalist) countries currently led by the US. Until these capitalist countries ‘renounce’ war (and sanity prevails) – North Korea has every right to defend itself. Moreover, whilst ‘capitalist’ Japan complains about the North Korean missile that landed harmlessly in waters off it coast (according to the bourgeois press), perhaps the government of Japan would like to issue an ‘official’ apology for the hundreds of thousands (even ‘millions’) of innocent Chinese, Korean, Russian, Burmese, Indian, Filipino, Indonesian and Western men, women and children its military murdered across Asia from 1931 – 1945! Japan has gotten away without acknowledging its War Crimes because it too – has become just another ‘cheap’ version of the United States – this time in Asia. It is Japanese nationalism and militarism (supported by the US) that is the biggest threat for security in the region – and not North Korean efforts to defend itself against such a threat!

Tank Museum (Dorset) – Soviet and Other Relevant Tanks (26.8.2017)

Tank Museum (Dorset)

This place is huge and designed for a family to spend an entire day enjoying the facilities and learning about the history, technical design and purpose of each exhibit as it is presented within its particular epoch and/or theatre of action, etc. As our time was limited, we focused upon the WWII section, and we did this because of our family’s interest in Soviet (and other Communist) tanks and their use in the war against International Fascism (which includes the imperial Japanese military action in North-east China from 1931 [ending only with the Japanese surrender to the USSR in that theatre 1945], the Spanish Civil War [1936-1939], the Soviet-Japanese War [1938-1939], the Soviet-Finnish War [1938-1939], and the UK, US and USSR against Nazi Germany and her Axis supporters [1939-1945]). This should not forget the fact that the UK government (and others) did not officially support the Spanish Civil War and were for years indifferent to the suffering in China, or the fact that Adolf Hitler was handed Czechoslovakia by the European Allies as early as 1938, as an act of attempted appeasement (without the knowledge or agreement of the Czech peoples). This complex situated included a Poland entering into a ‘non-aggression’ pact with Nazi Germany in 1934, before Hitler invaded the eastern or ‘Germanic’ part that country in 1939 (with the USSR annexing the ‘Slavic’ western part of Poland at the sometime in a bid to protect the Slavic people living in that part of the country from the genocidal and racist policies of Hitler’s Nazi regime – a point often [and deliberately] omitted by many anti-Soviet historians). The Western Allies (led by the UK) declared war on Nazi Germany with that regime’s invasion of Poland in 1939 – but not because of the defensive actions of the USSR at the time. Of course, it is no secret that both before, during and after WWII, the US, UK and other European Allies conspired behind the scenes to ‘bring-down’ the Socialist regime of the USSR – a policing ending in the Cold War and the eventual collapse of that regime in 1991. Finally, Finland was originally a part of Czarist Russia – but was granted sovereignty and independence in December, 1917, by VI Lenin immediately following the success of the Russian Revolution. From that moment onward, Finland operated as a base for rightwing and pro-capitalist forces attempting to over-throw the ‘Soviet’ regime, and became a staunch ally of Hitler’s Nazi Germany from 1933 until its demise in 1945 (where Finland escaped any ramifications for its support for Nazi German genocide in the USSR). In 1938, the USSR proposed that Finland be given a large tract of land in exchange for a much smaller tract of land that Soviet forces could defend more easily, should non-Socialist forces attack the USSR from the direction of Finland. As Finland was receiving military and economic aid from both the capitalist West and Nazi Germany in 1938 and 1939 (as a possible corridor for an invasion and destruction of the USSR), The Finnish government refused the Soviet offer (considered ‘fair’ by most historians), and a brutal but short-lived war ensued which saw the defeat of ‘fascist’ Finland (which routinely marked its tanks with a version of the Nazi German swastika), with the USSR prevailing in 1939. In 1941, the fascist-supporting regime of Finland joined Nazi Germany and its Axis allies (i.e. including troops from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia and Slovakia – whilst receiving vital [natural] resources from countries such as Sweden and Portugal, etc). Although WWII came to an ‘official’ end in May, 1945 in Europe (and in August-September, 1945 in the Far-East), the USSR had to fight a neo-Nazi insurgency in the Ukraine from 1945-1947 (led by non-surrendered Nazi German officers and their ethnic Ukrainian supporters), which flared-up on occasion to at least 1955, as well as a major neo-Nazi uprising in Hungary in 1956 (which was crushed by the Soviet Red Army), but presented in the then anti-Soviet West, as a ‘fight for freedom’.  Obviously, neither myself nor my family support (or ‘eulogise’) any imperialist wars (whilst regretting and respecting every death), but we do believe that the working class has a right to defend itself against fascism – which is a product of capitalism in decay. Of course, we also thoroughly ‘reject’ the current tendency in he capitalist West to equate fascism with Scientific Socialism, and to attempt to remove the ‘guilt’ for fascism from the capitalist camp. Fascism (and racism) grow-out of the inherent inequalities operating within capitalism, whilst the teachings of Communism – whilst advocating ‘internationalism’ and ‘anti-racism’ is obviously its antithesis. To its credit, although the Tank Museum is in no way pro-Communist, and is fully supportive of the ‘rightness’ of ‘bourgeois’ and ‘imperialist’ wars, (a position my family firmly reject), nevertheless, I would say that the technical assessment of Soviet (or Communist tank) technology was ‘fair’ and certainly far from the usual misrepresentation associated with Cold War rhetoric. We teach our children that war is wrong – but that sometimes wars need to be thought in ‘self-defence’ – until humanity evolves beyond this stupid and disastrous manner of interacting. It is also important for the younger generation to realise the sacrifices and destruction endured by China, the USSR and Europe in the 20th century fight against the forces of International Fascism. Of particular note amongst the relevant tanks we found were the Soviet T26 Model 1933 Light Infantry Tank – a copy and improvement (with official permission) of the British Vickers-Armstrong Marl I Tank, the captured Soviet T34/76 Tank (replete with Finnish Swastikas), and the Japanese Light Tank 95 Ha-Go (bearing a striking resemblance to a Dalek from the science-fiction show Dr Who – which gave the Imperial Japanese Army an edge over lightly armed peasant or guerilla resistance, or poorly armed European colonial troops as it successfully advanced across Asia both prior to, and during WWII, but which was no match (ans virtually useless) against a Soviet armour which had evolved in the European theatre to fight the might of Nazi German ingenuity.

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Soviet Red Army Liberates Manchuria (North-East China) August-September – 1945

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At the behest of the United States under President Roosevelt – the Soviet Red Army Declared War on the fascist Empire of Japan in 9.8.1945 – and fought their way into the Chinese city of Harbin not long after. Although the Japanese Authorities hinted that Japanese Forces (in the form of the 700,000 man Kwantung Army) would offer little resistance, in reality however, Japanese resistance was very strong in places, leading to many Soviet casualties. The Imperial Japanese had been agitating in ‘Manchuria’ (i.e. North-East China) since at least 1931, and their forces had committed continuous atrocities against the local Chinese population, and prisoners of war. The Japanese plan was to eradicate the Chinese presence from North-East China, and use this ‘new’ space to accommodate millions of Japanese migrants. This strategy reflected that of Adolf Hitler and his plans for a ‘Greater Germany’ in the Soviet Union (by eradicating the Slavic race). Following the bloody and brutal Battle of Okinawa, President Roosevelt was not keen on the idea of further large scale conventional battles with the Japanese Imperial Forces, and certainly did not favour the idea of a conventional US military invasion of the Japanese homeland. As he had been discussing with Britain’s Winston Churchill about the possibility of encouraging the destruction of the Soviet Red Army by bleeding it dry against Nazi Germany – a plan was hatched to try and bleed it dry against the Japanese. The problem was that instead of bleeding it dry – the Soviet Red Army grew ever stronger with each campaign and victory! As matters transpired, the Red Army was spectacularly successful in China and the islands off the North-Coast of Japan. The local Chinese population welcomed the Soviets with open arms, and when the campaign was complete, the Soviets handed the captured area over to Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China (together with all its captured Japanese industry and weaponry). This acquisition allowed the CPC to consolidate power in North-East China, and eventually defeat Chiang Kai-Shek in the South. As a consequence, and contrary to the English wikipedia pages that still espouse false US Cold War propaganda as ‘fact’, there were no atrocities committed by the Soviet Red Army in China. There are no Chinese language texts, Japanese language texts, or indeed Russian language texts recording any untoward behaviour. As can be scene from some of these photographs (all gathered from the Russian language internet), there were even Westerners present in Harbin during the Soviet ‘Liberation’ and not one recorded any incidence of bad behaviour on the part of the Soviet Red Army.  It is remarkable today, to witness in the West a pro-fascist mentality developing which attempts to re-write history and present the perpetuators of world fascism as being the ‘victims’ of those who fought back against the real atrocities. The Nazi Germans (who committed the holocaust), and the imperial Japanese that pursued a genocidal policy against the Chinese – are falsely packaged as being the real victims! This is nonsense and nothing but a rightwing attempt at clearing its own conscience that has the deaths of countless millions upon it.  The historical evidence is clear – Nazi Germany and fascist Japan both thought that they could eradicate large swathes of humanity from the earth through military aggression – and both failed due to the strength of the Soviet Red Army and the resistance to invasion Of China by the CPC. I include a documentary with these pictures that clearly describes the Soviet campaign in Manchurian. The Soviets recorded 9 ineffectual Kamikaze attacks – with Japanese troops surrendering en mass after each defeat suffered. Of particular note is the successful use of Soviet paratroops to quickly ‘liberate’ forward areas before being relieved by Soviet infantry and tanks within 24 hours.

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Reconstructing JV Stalin – Exposing the Myths, Lies & Fraud

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Original Russian Language Posted On: http://politrussia.com

Original Authors: Ilya Belous (Илья Белоус), Yuri Belous (Юрий Белоус)

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD

At this present time, scientific and public interest in the ‘true’ personality of Stalin is growing. In December 2014, more than a half (52%) of those questioned by the Levada Center expressed positive viewpoints about Stalin’s historical role in Russia. Those expressing negative viewpoints – measured less than a third (30%). This result was something of a sensation – after 60 years of attempts to forget and even destroy the personality of the Secretary General, his authority remains very high.

Before the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory over fascism, Stalin’s authority resurged. Many people were astonished to witness posters with his image appearing in Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Yekaterinburg and other cities, on ‘steel-buses’ in St. Petersburg, the installation of monuments in Lipetsk and the Crimea (still in the planning stage in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg), the opening of memorial plaques in Simferopol and Ussuriisk. These are just some of the examples that greatly disturbed the liberal media and politicians. This is an astonishing development considering the false propaganda used against Stalin by the West and Khrushchev in the USSR.

Argument 1. In the era of Stalin, evidence shows that the population increased, and under the capitalist liberals in the nineties – catastrophically declined.

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The green line in the graph indicates the population growth in percent (the higher the line, the higher the percentage), and, despite the wars, the best dynamics are just in the days of Stalin, and one of the best – in 1937. Population demography is an essential qualitative indicator of the standard of living. From 1926 to 1954, despite the famine and the Great Patriotic War, the population grew by 50 million people. However, such a drop in population, as in the case of the capitalist liberal-era of post-1991, was not seen in the USSR even during the times of warfare and famine! For comparison: from 1991 to 1999, the natural growth of the population was minus 5.8 million people, that is, instead of growth (through capitalism), it was alarmingly reduced (by capitalism). As the liberal reformer Anatoly Chubais callously explained the deaths, ‘They did not fit into the free market.’

In the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet people’s losses amounted to 6.3 million servicemen killed and died from wounds, 555,000 died from illnesses that died as a result of accidents, sentenced to death (according to reports of troops, medical institutions, military tribunals) and 4.5 million wounded in captivity and missing. The total demographic losses (including the dead civilian population in the occupied territory and the increased mortality in the rest of the USSR from the adversities of the war) amounted to around a conservative 26.6 million people (with other estimates being between 34 – 40 million combined Soviet losses).  Even in the military and post-war years of the USSR, there was no such drop in the population as in the nineties, which turned out to be even worse for Russia in the demographic sense. The liberal policy of the nineties led the country to a demographic catastrophe, whilst under Stalin’s leadership the USSR escaped such a disaster.

Argument 2. Industrial production grew at a high rate.

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Under Stalin, a powerful national (industrial) production was created. Before the war in terms of gross industrial output, the USSR became the second power in the world; Quite a bit behind the United States, but ahead of any single European country (Industrialization of the USSR, 1933-1937 Documents and materials .- M .: Nauka, 1971. – p. 598). Soviet industry was born and, most importantly, operated in the very 1930s, when, after the great financial crisis, the economies of the capitalist countries actually slumped on the spot. On the other hand, Soviet industrialization changed the balance of world power. From the point of view of industrial development, non-Russian republics were not only not discriminated against, but also found themselves in a preferential position, and some of them (in Central Asia) developed faster than other parts of the country. The former peripheral republics were actively involved in the Soviet economic transformation. Impressive growth of personnel was noted in the field of education: the number of personnel in the Narkompros system doubled over the same period: from 1.3 million to 3.7 million people. Also doubled was the number of people employed in health care and research institutions. These figures show that industrialization, as it was successful, began to yield beneficial results not only in the form of strengthening the country’s economic potential alone, but also throughout the surrounding countries. On the national outskirts, where people did not know how to read and write, a network of scientific and research institutions, universities, schools, and libraries were established.

By 1937 in the USSR, 13 economies were created. The country could produce any equipment, including military equipment. In 1953, Korolev carried out the development of a draft design for a two-stage long-range ballistic missile weighing up to 170 tons with a detachable warhead weighing 3 tons for a range of 8,000 kilometres. The successful project became the bases of all the further successes in space. Diametrically opposed to this trend are the (capitalist) liberal nineties, where Russian society was turned upside down, and Soviet progression destroyed through the Western ideology of capitalist greed. The liberal nineties saw the systematic destruction of Soviet science and industrial progression, and represented the exact opposite of the development seen during the USSR years. Under Stalin, the country worked and created, a policy that worked due to the high level of discipline and the presence of a national idea. In terms of per capita growth rates in the USSR were significantly higher than in any of the developed countries of the world.

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Argument 3. The standard of living under Stalin was the best in modern history.

In our time, the ‘hamburger course’ (or ‘how many hamburgers can be bought for salaries in different countries?’) is quite popular. Why should we, in Russia, poison ourselves in the literal sense, for this food? Let’s measure the standard of living with potatoes!

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According to this schedule, we reached the level of 1953 only in 1970, but now we are lower – and this is with all the technologies and progress! The standard of living was to grow many times, but it does not grow. Why? Can there be an answer on the surface – due to the phenomenon of Stalinist leadership? We should study this phenomenon and not just focus upon the rigidity of government. The market of products has grown today due to their production in factory enterprises, rather than due to small peasant farms. It was this goal that Stalin’s collectivization pursued. Those who actively obstructed the State course, created a threat to the policy and were naturally punished, but why should this be surprising, and was it a feature of a particular country at that time? In 1953, the average salary in the USSR was 719 roubles, that is, 179 dollars at the then rate. Taking into account inflation in terms of today – about 1600 – 1700 dollars. Now the average salary is not more than 500 dollars, with the most profit going into the hands of the 10% that constitute the richest. It turns out that never after Stalin did the people earn so much money. If you take into account the so-called ‘social package’: apartments, free education, vouchers, medical care. Things were by far better for ordinary people under Stalin in the USSR.

Under Stalin, a society of social justice, and a society for working people was built. The authority of Stalin before the war (and especially after the war) was so great that it threatened the (capitalist) oligarchy. Due to Stalin’s authority, Communist States and Movements began to spread across all continents. The only way out for the (capitalist) oligarchy was to launch a campaign to humiliate Stalin, first to besmirch and demean his ‘personally’, and then misrepresent and demonise the USSR, China and the Communists in all countries.

It was through the criticism of Stalin’s cult of personality that Khrushchev caused the deterioration of relations with Communist China. The “Thaw” in the USSR was used to a greater extent by the CIA. The so called ‘A breath of fresh western air’ was a spoonful of honey in a barrel of tar. The country was inundated with representatives of Western services, which were subversive to the idealogical well-being of the USSR. They already had to deal with Brezhnev, but China became an ally of the United States. In the implementation of the principle of peaceful coexistence with the countries of European ‘democracy’ Khrushchev himself already collided with the ‘pro-American club’ in the UN. An epiphany came to Khrushchev late, with his support for the anti-US Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, and Nkrumah Kwame, put an end to the ‘Soviet thaw’ and sparked a new round of ‘cold war’ hostilities. What else did Khrushchev do? He transferred the Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR, thereby intensifying the West’s program for ‘liberating Ukraine from the USSR’ (we recall that such a ‘case’ was instituted under Stalin).

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Three arguments refuting Anti-Stalinist Propaganda.

Counter-Argument 1. Stalin unleashed the Second World War.

The war was already in progress in 1935. In 1935-1936, Mussolini captured the only independent state in Africa, Ethiopia. In the years 1936-1939 Italian-German fascist aggression was happening in Spain, through which the Socialist Republic was eventually overthrown, and the fascist government of Franco established. Between 1937-1945 – the Japanese-Chinese War was in full effect. The Japanese captured Manchuria. The invasion of China was carried out by Japan – the ally of Hitler – as part of the Anti-Comintern Bloc. In 1938, Hitler had already annexed Austria and the Sudetenland. In March 1939, the whole of Czechoslovakia was next to fall. At the same time, we are assured that the world war began on September 1, 1939, by Hitler’s attack on Poland, and that subsequently, Stalin unleashed the war. In fact the war began in 1935-1937 with the tacit consent of Britain, France and the United States. And in 1938, with the open consent in Munich. The allies declared the beginning of the world war from the date of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, as a means to blame Stalin for the war, and as far as possible, absolve Hitler of any direct blame. The USSR, having entered Red Army troops in September 1939 in Poland, saved the Ukrainian and Byelorussian peoples from Hitler’s holocaust. All of the Western democracies deliberately obscure the Hitlerite racial programme entitled ‘Ost’ – which was formulated as the ‘liberation’ of the land from the ‘subhuman’ Slavs to the Urals, to make way for Nazi German colonisation. The extermination of Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanians was in preparation for the complete ‘Germanization’ of these areas.

Counter-Argument 2. Repression. The excesses in repression were a provocation of the fifth column.

This fact is documented. The counter-argument is confirmed by archival materials. Marshal of the Soviet Union (1935) MN Tukhachevsky, repressed in 1937 on the ‘Military Cause’, wrote in his manuscript that since 1932, with the support of Britain and Germany, he was preparing a conspiracy of generals that the Entente and Kolchak failed to accomplish. This time the goal was the overthrow of Stalin (there were plans for physical elimination). The proof of this is, in addition to the Tukhachevsky manuscript, declassified Soviet, German, British documents.

In the Central Committee of the CPSU (B), the conspiracy was led by the Lithuanian, Joseph Vareikis, who ‘distinguished himself’ in the first post of Secretary of the Dalarkai Committee of the CPSU (b) in 1937 by drawing up ‘execution lists’ and deporting Koreans to Central Asia. On September 8th, Vareykis sent Joseph Stalin a report on the work done, in which he told about the situation in the Far East and about the successes in exposing the enemies of the people. He reported that 500 spies were identified and shot only among railway workers.

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Joseph ‘Juozas’ Vareikis 1894-1938

However, Vareikis was shot as a traitor on the verdict of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR. Particularly intense was the sabotage work on the national outskirts (including in Ukraine) with the aim of the collapse of the USSR. The plans of the (capitalist) West to shake the Soviet regime included a provocation with the drawing up of ‘shoot lists’ – to create the ‘myth’ of sacred sacrifices in the West. Against the background of the counter-operation of the OGPU-NKVD ‘against pests’, the slandering of honest people began, which included their inclusion on these lists. Then the so-called regional ‘firing troika’, consisting of the head of the regional department of the NKVD, the secretary of the regional committee and the regional prosecutor, was included in the work. The decisions were made by the three in absentia on the materials of the cases submitted by the NKVD authorities, and in some cases, and in the absence of any materials, on the lists of detainees submitted, even by telegraph (for example, from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk). The procedure for dealing with cases was free, no protocols were kept. A characteristic feature of cases considered by the “troika” was the minimum number of documents on the basis of which a decision was made to apply repression. By decision of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU (B) No. P65 / 116 of November 17, 1938, judicial trios were liquidated. The cases were referred to courts or to the Special Meeting of the NKVD of the USSR.

Supporting Fact 2. In the ‘years of repression’ in the USSR, there were no more people behind bars than in modern America. The number of victims of repression is overestimated.

Unbelievable but true. According to the International Center for Prison Studies (ICPS), today in an exemplary-democratic and free USA for one hundred thousand people there is an average of 738 people behind bars, or in absolute terms – 2 217 000 people in prison. For comparison, in Russia now this figure is 460 people per one hundred thousand, or 673 818 people.

According to statistics, which VN. Zemskov published in the magazine ‘Sotsis’, in the 1930s in the USSR, on average, there were 583 prisoners per one hundred thousand. Very important is the reservation that at that time in the USSR, according to eyewitness accounts, most of the criminals were behind bars, and in modern Russia, because of too liberal laws, often criminals are walking free.

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The Memorial Society, which is funded by the US NED Foundation, in an interview with Ekho Moskvy – he too was carried away by manipulating figures. The mechanism of manipulating the consciousness of society with political goals is expertly disclosed by the Soviet Russian scientist Sergei Georgievich Kara-Murza in his book, a training manual for students ‘Manipulation of consciousness.’ In Chapter 17, ‘Impact on the Equipping of the Mind’ dealing information with war programmes, this involves the effectiveness of the destruction of a person’s ability to ‘weigh’ phenomena, loss of sense of proportion when manipulating numbers, is particularly noted in the information warfare programmes: ‘It is not that a person loses the instrument of measurement and reduces accuracy,’ ‘He loses the very coordinating system into which we place reality in order to orient ourselves in it. and make more or less correct conclusions.’

‘The largest campaign to manipulate consciousness is with the help of numbers,’ in his opinion, was associated with Stalin’s repression: ‘Public consciousness still rejects any rational information about the actual quantitative scale of repression. So, it was their quantitative side that was important for manipulators.’

Similar machinations were made with the number of ‘kulak links’, and with the fate of Soviet prisoners of war returned after the German captivity, etc. Thus, the Soviet and Russian historians and writers, and the director of the State Museum of the History of the Gulag, Anton Vladimirovich Antonov-Ovseyenko wrote in his article: ‘According to General Supply Directorate of the Gulag, on remuneration in jails there were almost 16 million – according to the number of paikodachs in the first post-war years.’

However, the work of Sergei Kara-Murza exposes this falsification: ‘In the list of persons who used this document, Antonov-Ovseyenko’s surname is missing. Consequently, he did not see this document and interprets it using someone elses words, with a gross distortion of meaning. If AV Antonov-Ovseyenko saw this document, he would probably have paid attention to the comma between figures 1 and 6, since in reality in the fall of 1945 there were 1.6 million and not 16 million prisoners in the camps and colonies of the Gulag, Prisoners. In the materials of the all-Union population censuses of 1937 and 1939, the strength of the special contingent of the NKVD of group ‘B’ (prisoners and labourers) coincides with our data taken from the statistic records of the GULAG of the USSR NKVD, and the prison administration of the USSR NKVD and the Department of Labour Settlements of the GULAG of the NKVD USSR.’

It is a simple manipulation – remove the comma, and launch the false number in the media – and hundreds of millions of people believe it. When a stereotype arose, no arguments will change a mind already full of fear and used to being manipulated. Supposed political victims of repression were rare, whilst in reality most were ordinary criminals who were extradited. This is confirmed by the statistics of crimes. In 1940, with a population of 193 million people. In the USSR there were 6,549 murders, and in 2005 in Russia, with a population of 145 million people, there were almost 5 times more murders – 30,800.

Counter-Argument 3. Stalin dealt with the church and priests: falsification.

Archbishop Luke, Russian spiritual writer, Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church; From May 1946, the archbishop of Simferopol and the Crimea, testifies that Stalin never fought the church: ‘Stalin fought for the greatness of Russia and actually preserved the Church of Christ from the pogrom carried out by the Trotskyites, most of them hated the Church, Russia, and the Russian people with Its history. Stalin preserved Russia, showed what it means to the world. Therefore, as an Orthodox Christian and a Russian patriot, I bow low to Stalin.’ Under Stalin, the State did not interfere in the affairs of the church, the church was free.’

In relation to religion, to the servants of the Russian Orthodox Church and to the Orthodox believers, the Central Committee decides: ‘1) It is inadvisable to continue the practice of the organs of the NKVD of the USSR with regard to the arrests of the servants of the Russian Orthodox Church, the persecution of believers. 2) Instruction of Comrade Ulyanov (Lenin) on May 1, 1919 for N13666-2 ‘On Combating Priests and Religion’, addressed to the pre. VChK to Comrade Dzerzhinsky, and all the relevant instructions of the Cheka – OGPU – NKVD, concerning the persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church servants and Orthodox believers – should be cancelled.’ EXTRACT FROM THE PROTOCOL N98 MEETING OF THE POLITBUREAU OF THE CC OF 11/11/1939.

The result. The personality of Stalin remains both historically and scientifically deficient in study. The demonization of his image in the West and in the USSR after his death does not allow scientists, even after the discovery of secret archives, to recreate a true picture of the life of the country in the reign of JV Stalin. The demonization of Stalin logically turned into demonization of the image of the whole country. Throughout Europe and the USA there is a biased attitude towards the head of state Joseph Stalin, whose image is even viewed as being worse than the war crimes committed by Adolf Hitler and his accomplices.

Based on the above, we submit the following provisions for public discussion:

1. The positive image of JV Stalin should be returned not only to the history of Russia, but also to the history of the world.

2. The merits of JV Stalin as a statesman are enormous. Stalin saved Russia from destruction after the First World War and the ensuing revolution, civil war and intervention. It is hardly possible to blame Stalin for all these upheavals. He did not give in to the countries of the Entente and the United States, and did not allow these enemies to tear the country to pieces. Moreover, he was able to restore almost all of Russia within the borders of the USSR, thus creating the conditions for all non-Russian republics to become economically and culturally prosperous state formations. None of these peoples before the USSR had a developed Statehood.

3. Stalin’s merits in the field of national construction are great. On the site of the ruins after the wars in Russia, he created a powerful Union of Soviet Socialist States, a supranational association that does not have any to compare to in history. Within the framework of the USSR, in the shortest time, all large and small peoples realized their rights. This is particularly true for the peoples of Central Asia, who have received their Statehood (i.e. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan). In 1936, there was the right to work (there was no unemployment), the right to free education, the right to free medicine, and the right to rest (in all republics and regions there were built health resorts for adults, youth and children) all of which were guaranteed in the USSR. There was also access for each person to cultural activities: including books, Newspapers, cinema, theatre, museums, Statehood and the development of national culture. Schools, colleges, technical schools, universities, research institutes, and branches of the Academy of Sciences quickly spreading to the national outskirts, as well as industrial enterprises.

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4. ‘The Stalinist system of labour’ was built on other economic laws, on a different socio-economic organization. European democracy, based on the pursuit of profit and capital markets, the Soviet system opposed exploitative labour and exploitative production. This system was created, functioned perfectly and was reflected in the shortest possible time in the successes of industrialization. Under Stalin, a society of social justice was built that did not know the bourgeois contradictions in the world that the Renaissance humanists dreamed of, based on a new socio-economic organization, excluding the wild laws of capitalist competition, which assert the dominance in the economy and politics (including international politics) of the financial oligarchy.

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5. The process of uniting millions of people into collectives was started, in which the workers created new forms of self-organization in production, culture, sports, and crime control. All this was a manifestation of a genuine, different form of existence to that found in the Western democracies. Under Stalin, a society with humanistic values ​​was formed: collectivism, mutual assistance, diligence, internationalism, respect for elders, the desire to constantly improve their educational and cultural level. All this formed the basis for educating the youth. Organizations of the children’s pioneer and youth Komsomol movement also have no equivalent in the world.

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6. In economics, the material values created in the Stalin years were enormous. The USSR became a country with the most advanced industry, the strategy of an import-substituting economy was successfully implemented. The USSR could produce any machinery and any equipment, including equipment for nuclear power. The foundations were laid for the creation of high-tech agriculture.

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7. Stalin built a State that was not only able to protect its sovereignty during the Second World War, but also to save Europe and the world from fascism. During the Second World War he showed himself as a talented commander. In many cities of Europe and Asia they honour the memory of Stalin, who led the world’s greatest army to  victory over fascism. Streets and squares carry his name, sometimes even Stalin’s statues are found in many cities throughout Europe and Asia. Most of the monuments were demolished in the 1990s, an act of vandalism of a generation of children who did not know service at the front and the war against fascism, and had forgotten how people went into battle and died with the name of Stalin on their lips, how in three shifts from small to large they forged metal for Victory.

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8. The rehabilitation of Stalin’s name will be a significant event for modern history. Today we observe the phenomena, in many respects similar to those with which our country collided 70-80 years ago. Russia is restoring its authority in the world, becoming a country independent of foreign influence. In this regard, the West initiated an information war against our people, against our successes in State building, against our President Vladimir Putin. In Russia itself, agents of the West have once again become more active.

Today, Russians are better able to understand the difficulties that their grandfathers encountered while building their sovereign State of a non-Western pattern. The ‘democratic’ West again tries not to allow us to go our own unique civilised way, and to make our own national choice, for which our Veterans have shed blood.

The rehabilitation of Stalin not only will prove our right to our national course, but it will also be an excellent hint for the ‘fifth column’ that the politeness of our people can not last forever. It will also be an act of the political will of the Russian people to support the President’s firm actions and policies aimed at strengthening the sovereignty of the country, to freeing it from Western economic dependence, and to clearing the perverse Western values ​​which are like a plague.

Today it becomes obvious: there was no cult of Stalin’s personality, there was a unity of the people around the leader in a complex war against internal and external aggression for the preservation of the Motherland. Similarly we are now consolidating around our leader. We already hear how the liberals talk about the personality cult of Putin.

It is absolutely justified today to review the role of personalities in history, which have preserved Russia, prevented its division and turned into a raw appendage of the West. On the contrary, it is necessary to give a historical assessment of the actions of the liberal rulers of the country, who, under the leadership of Western services, disorganized Russia and the USSR. The country must know the true heroes who served and strengthened the Motherland, and anti-heroes – those who destroyed it.

The wave of Stalin’s popularity is now growing, so both monuments and posters will appear. This is understandable: because only now we have become aware of the context of the domestic and world history of the 1930s. Now the spirit of fascism is again hovering over the world. The war is already being waged against Russia, conducted by new sophisticated methods and technologies. In the absence of opposition to this war, conditions for a crisis will again be created in Russia, as it was in the 1990s. Can we withstand again?

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At the same time, ruthless figures and declassified documents show that most of the negative material about Stalin is fabricated. We propose to get rid of the stereotype, study the materials, restore historical justice, inscribe Stalin’s name in his era, see, for example, that next to the broken destinies of the Soviet peasants were the same broken destinies of American farmers in 1929, a million of which went ‘nowhere’, the middle class in the USA was completely ruined. These were the harsh laws of capitalist industrialization.

Historical facts show: Joseph Stalin was no more cruel than his contemporaries Churchill, Truman or Allen Dulles. The facts help to conclude that Stalin the ‘false’ Statesman is a fabrication of West historiography, and that, especially annoyingly, is the habit of some modern Russians to betray the Motherland, by taking on the fabrication about Stalin, and treating the lies as ‘truth’.

Soviet power lived in wartime and operated under the laws of the Soviet era. We believe that the truth will prevail. Stalin, who re-assembled a country that had been smashed to pieces, made it one and the greatest on Earth, and foresaw the information warfare initiated by the West, and rightly declared it a heap of debris, which the wind of history will disperse, and which will be delivered to his grave after death.

So it’s time to let this wind do its thing.

Authors Ilya Belous, Yuri Belous

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Original Russian Language Article:

http://politrussia.com/istoriya/menya-sprosili-nuzhen-456/

 

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