Putin’s Neo-Soviet History “Lessons”

Alexander Etkind, a St. Petersburg native and a reader of Russian literature at Cambridge and a fellow at Princeton University, writing in the Moscow Times:

Soviet ideology was always about the future. By contrast, today’s official Russian ideology seems to be focused squarely on the past.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s recent article for the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza — written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland — expresses his determination to make 20th-century European history a major part of the Russian government’s business. That article reflects the deep, unresolved problems of Putin’s era: the inability to distinguish between the Soviet past and the Russian present; an unscrupulous mix of political conservatism and historical revisionism; and indifference, bordering on incomprehension, with regard to the key values of democracy.

In his article, Putin did not mourn the collapse of the Soviet Union. Indeed, he even praised the democratic movements that buried the Soviet Union and its sphere of influence, and he expressed no sympathy for the 20th century’s revolutions, which he called “deep wounds” that humanity inflicted on itself.

What really worries Putin is the balancing of World War II and Stalinism in Soviet history. Calling for a “contextual” and “causal” view of history, he acknowledges the Stalinist terror but interprets it as a response to the extraordinary need to defeat Nazism.

Putin summarizes his understanding of the scale of the war by recalling the loss of “27 million lives of my compatriots.” That number has grown over the years, as Soviet officials broadened the definition of wartime deaths to mean total “population loss,” rather than direct military casualties. Official estimates of Soviet deaths in World War II thus rose from 7 million (the figure put forth under Stalin) to 20 million (Khrushchev) to 26.6 million (Gorbachev), with civilian deaths accounting for at least two-thirds of Putin’s estimate.

Unfortunately, Putin does not explain whom he counts as his compatriots. If he meant those who lived within Russia’s contemporary borders, the number would have been much lower. Instead, he includes all citizens of the Soviet Union who died during the war, including millions of Ukrainians, Belarussians, and others. And, when the Soviet Union annexed the Baltic countries, Königsberg, parts of Poland, Finland, Moldova, and Japan, their citizens, too, became Soviet compatriots.

Moreover, because Putin’s “contextual” history subordinates Soviet-era suffering to the purpose of fighting the Great Patriotic War, his number mixes those who died in battle fighting for the Soviet Union with those whom the Soviets killed through mass murder, deportation, and forced labor. By this logic, one could also reclassify the victims of the terror, collectivization, and famine of the 1930s in order to boost the number of Hitler’s casualties in the Soviet Union.

Putin connects two events that triggered World War II, the Munich Agreement of 1938 and the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of 1939, in one causal construction. Both acts of collusion with Nazi Germany were immoral mistakes, writes Putin, but the latter was merely a response to the former. To be sure, Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and France’s Edouard Daladier signed a shameful treaty with Hitler and Mussolini in Munich. But when Hitler breached the treaty, both Chamberlain and Daladier lost popular support, and, by the start of World War II, neither was still in office. The dictators remained, however, Molotov and Stalin among them.

Moreover, while the Munich Agreement cynically blessed Hitler’s dismemberment of Czechoslovakia, it was a public document that meant what it said. But the truly important part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was its Secret Protocols, which divided Europe into two imperial domains, Stalin’s and Hitler’s, without the consent — or even the knowledge — of the nations consigned to them. Molotov, who remained in power throughout the war and until 1956, denied the existence of the Secret Protocols until his death 30 years later. Democracies make shameful mistakes, but they eventually correct them, or at least apologize for them. And they dethrone those who got them into trouble.

It is wrong, and even immoral, to equate democratic and dictatorial practices. But this is the new Russian equation.

40 responses to “Putin’s Neo-Soviet History “Lessons”

  1. There is no guarantee that such pacts are not made right now. More I look at Obama’s actions and of those cold blooded mercantile morons in the governments of Germany and France… I see this is very much possible even today…

  2. Here is the full text from Putin’s lips:

    Pages of History – Reason for Mutual Complaints or Ground for Reconciliation and Partnership

    by Vladimir Putin

    Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), 31 August 2009

    We are already seventy years away from the tragedy that occurred on one dark day in the history of civilization – 1 September 1939 – the outbreak of the most disastrous and slaughterous war that Europe and the entire humanity have ever lived through.
    Invited by Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister, to take part in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, I did not hesitate to accept the invitation, I could not do otherwise: because the war took a heavy toll of 27 million lives of my compatriots, and every Russian family keeps both the sorrow of loss and the honor of the Great Victory, while each successive generation takes over the pride in their fathers and grandfathers fighting in the battlefield; because Russia and Poland were allies in that righteous battle. And we – people living today – ought to be moral enough to bow our heads to the fallen and praise the courage and firmness of the people from various countries who fought and eventually smashed the Nazi.

    The twentieth century inflicted deep, non-healing wounds – revolutions, coups, two World Wars, the Nazi occupation of the bulk of Europe and the Holocaust tragedy, as well as the ideological divide in the continent. However, the European memory retains also the victorious May of 1945, the Helsinki Act, the demolition of the Berlin Wall, the tremendous democratic changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at the turn of the 1990s.

    All of the above are the elements of our intrinsic common history. No judge can give a totally unbiased verdict on what was in the past. And no country can boast of having avoided tragedies, dramatic turning points or state decisions having nothing to do with high morals. If we are eager to have peaceful and happy future, we must draw lessons from history. However, exploiting memory, anatomizing history and seeking pretexts for mutual complaints and resentment causes a lot of harm and proves lack of responsibility.

    Half-truth is always a deceit. The past tragedies – not fully comprehended or interpreted in a double-minded or hypocritical manner – inevitably lead to new historic and political phobias, which result in collisions between States and peoples and affect the public consciousness distorting it for the benefit of unfair politicians.

    The canvas of history is not a third-rate copy which can be roughly retouched or, following customer’s orders, modified by the addition of bright of dark tints.

    Unfortunately, such attempts to rehash the past are quite common today. We witness the efforts to tailor history to the immediate political needs. Some countries went even further, making the Nazi accomplices heroes, placing victims on a par with executioners and liberators – with occupants.

    Individual episodes are taken out of the general historical background, political and economic context or military and strategic considerations. The situation in Europe prior to the Second World War is considered fragmentarily, regardless of the cause-and-effect relationship. It is indicative that history is often slanted by those who actually apply double standards in modern politics.

    One cannot help but wonder to what extend such myths-makers differ from the authors of the memorable “Brief Course of Russian History” published in the Stalin period, where all names or events uncomfortable to the “leader of all nations” would be erased and stereotyped and completely ideology-based versions of reality would be imposed.

    Thus, today we are expected to admit without any hesitation that the only “trigger” of the Second World War was the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact of 23 August 1939. However, those who advocate such a position neglect simple things – did not the Treaty of Versailles which drew the bottom line of the First World War leave a lot of “time bombs”, the main of which was not only the registered defeat of Germany but also its humiliation. Did not the borders in Europe begin to crumble much earlier than 1 September 1939? What about the Anschluss of Austria and Czechoslovakia being torn to pieces, when not only Germany, but also Hungary and Poland in fact took part in the territorial repartition of Europe. On the very day when the Munich Agreement was concluded, Poland send its ultimatum to Czechoslovakia and its army invaded Cieszyn and Freistadt regions concurrently with the German troops.

    And is it possible to turn a blind eye to the backstage attempts of Western democracies to “buy off” Hitler and redirect his aggression “eastwards” and to the systematic and generally tolerated removal of security safeguards and arms restrictious system in Europe?

    Finally, what was the military and political echo of the collusion that took place in Munich on 29 September 1938? Maybe it was then when Hitler finally decided that “everything was allowed”. That neither France nor England would “lift a finger” to protect their allies. “The strange war” on the Western front and the tragic fate of Poland left without help demonstrated, regrettably, that his hopes were met.

    There is no doubt that one can have all the reasons to condemn the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact concluded in August of 1939. But a year before, in Munich, France and England signed a well-known treaty with Hitler and thus destroyed all the hope for a united front to fight fascism.

    Today, we understand that any kind of collusion with the Nazi regime was morally unacceptable and had no prospects of practical implementation. However, in the context of the historical events of that time, the Soviet Union not only remained face to face with Germany (since the Western States had rejected the proposed system of collective security) but also faced the threat of waging war on two fronts, because precisely in August of 1939 the flame of the conflict with Japan on the Halkin-Gol river reached its highest.

    The Soviet diplomacy was quite right at that time to consider it, at least, unwise to reject Germany’s proposal to sign the Non-Aggression Pact when USSR’s potential allies in the West had already made similar agreements with the German Reich and did not want to cooperate with the Soviet Union, as well as to be confronted with the Nazi allmighty military machine alone.

    I believe that it is the Munich Agreement that led to disunity among the natural allies in the fight against the Nazis and made them distrust and suspect each other. While looking back at the past, it is necessary for all of us, both in Western and Eastern Europe, to remember what tragedies can result from cowardice, behind-the-scenes and armchair politics, as well as from seeking to ensure security and national interests at the expense of others. There cannot be reasonable and responsible politics without a moral and legal framework.

    In my view, the moral aspect of policies pursued is particularly important. In this regard, I would like to remind you that our country’s parliament unambiguously assessed the immorality of the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact. This has not been the case so far in some other States, though they also made very controversial decisions in the 1930s.
    And there is another lesson to be drawn from history. All experience of the prewar period – from the Versailles Peace Conference to the beginning of the Second World War – provides strong evidence that it is impossible to set up an efficient system of collective security without involvement of all countries of the continent, including Russia.

    I am sure that Europe is able to give a joint impartial assessment of our common tragic past and to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Therefore, we cannot but be encouraged by the fact that the international history conference held in Warsaw in May with the participation of many Russian, Polish and German historians provided a lot of balanced and unbiased assessments of the causes of the Second World War.

    For the peoples of the Soviet Union, Poland and other countries it was a war waged for survival, for the right to have one’s own culture, language and future itself. We remember all those who fought together with the Soviet people. We remember the Poles who were the first to oppose the aggressor, defended courageously Warsaw and fortifications at Westerplatte in September of 1939 and after that fought in the ranks of the Anders Army, the Polish Army, squads of the Army Kraiova and the People’s Army. We remember the Americans, British, French, Canadians and other fighters of the second front who were liberating Western Europe. We remember the Germans who did not fear repression and offered resistance to Hitler’s regime.

    Establishment of the Anti-Hitler Coalition is, without exaggeration, a turning point in the history of the 20th century, one of the most important and determining events of the previous century. The world saw that countries and peoples, despite all their differences, diverse national aspirations, tactical discords were able to stand united for the sake of the future, for the sake of countering the global evil. And today, when we are united by the common values, we simply must take advantage of this experience of partnership to counter efficiently common challenges and threats, to widen the global space of cooperation, to get rid of such anachronisms as the dividing lines – whatever their nature may be.

    It is obvious that the recurrent heritage of confrontation of the Cold War era and narrow bloc-based approaches to the key problems of our times do not in any way fit in such a logic. A truly democratic multipolar world requires strengthened humanistic principles in international relations and implies rejection of xenophobia and attempts to be above the law.

    But, at the same time, we may say that Europe and the world as a whole are moving towards a greater security for all, towards understanding of all the importance of working together, towards cooperation, and not to more discords.

    The historic post-war reconciliation of France and Germany opened the way to the establishment of the European Union. At the same time, the wisdom and generosity of Russian and German peoples, as well as the foresight of statesmen of the two countries, made it possible to take a determining step towards building the Big Europe. The partnership of Russia and Germany has become an example of moving towards each other and of aspiration for the future with care for the memory of the past. And today, the Russian-German cooperation plays a major positive role in international and European politics. I am sure that Russian-Polish relations will, sooner or later, come to such high level, to the level of genuine partners. It is in the interests of our peoples and of the whole European continent.

    We are deeply grateful that Poland, the land where more than 600 thousand soldiers of the Red Army lie, those who gave their lives for its liberation, shows care and respect to our military burial places. Believe me, these words are not simply for the record, they are sincere and heartfelt.

    The people of Russia, whose destiny was crippled by the totalitarian regime, fully understand the sensitiveness of Poles about Katyn where thousands of Polish servicemen lie. Together we must keep alive the memory of the victims of this crime.

    Katyn and Mednoye memorials, just as the tragic fate of the Russian soldiers taken prisoners in Poland during the 1920 war, should become symbols of common grief and mutual pardon.

    Shadows of the past can no more cloud this and, all the more, the next day of cooperation between Poland and Russia. Our obligation to the past and gone, to the very history, is to do everything in order to make the Polish-Russian relations free from the burden of mistrust and prepossession, which we have inherited. To turn over the page and start writing a new one.

    Today, recalling the first day of the World War II, we are thinking about its last day – the Victory Day. We have been together during this battle for the future of mankind. It depends only on us that all the best and kind that links the peoples of Poland and Russia could be strengthened by new actions and multiplied in the new 21st century that has already come.

    It is important that such logic, a constructive one, is beginning to emerge in the Polish-Russian relations. After the unreasonably long pause, the key mechanisms of bilateral dialogue resumed their work both at the state and public levels. The bilateral contacts are developing, cultural, educational and other humanitarian exchanges are increasing.

    2008 was successful for the trade and economic ties between our countries – the mutual trade increased by more than one and half times. Under current complicated conditions of the global crisis we intend to exert every effort in order to overcome the influence of the unfavorable world business environment and start new promising projects. Those could embrace energy, transport, investments in industry, agriculture and infrastructure. To put it plainly, the promising perspectives for the partner work, for building relationships worthy of the two great European nations are opening before Poland and Russia.

    In conclusion, I would like to extend the warmest wishes to all Polish people and, first of all, to the veterans of the Second World War of peace, happiness and prosperity.

  3. After reading Putler’s ( i.e.Putin) article, it is more obvious than ever that his modus operandi is ‘do as I say and not as I do’.

    The KGB taught him well in their art of spewing “Disinformation”.! Furthermost it is a fact of life that honest, astute people learn from their mistakes; not so for those that lie.

  4. poluchi fashist granatu

    So what factual mistakes did Putin make in his article? Where precisely did he lie?

    Anyway, Russia doesn’t need Western democracy. Screw it. And screw those Westerners who try to force it onto it and their Russian dupes.

    • What is exactly “Western democracy?” What do you mean by this term? What are the characteristics and traits of it?

      How about Japan or Korea — are they Western? Yet they have democracy developed to the extent Russia would not even dream about

  5. It is not “Western democracy”, it is democracy. Only states like Russia and China needs some “special” kind of democracy like authoritarian democracy, or people’s democracy (Which means: “We are not democracy, we just pretend to be one”). Get real S/O. You do not like democracy? Fine, so be it. Live with memories of “glorious” past in your dictatorship in country capable only to produce oil. It will not last for long – either Europe will be able to buy oil somewhere else or something replaces oil as main energy material. Neither of this is question of distant future. And when this day comes, you will realize that enemy of Russia was not West or China, but Putin and his band of thieving FSB brothers, because this ruling elite was unable or unwilling to modernize and diversify Russian economy. Russia and its people will pay very much and very soon for way Putin leads it now.

    • poluchi fashist granatu

      “either Europe will be able to buy oil somewhere else or something replaces oil as main energy material”

      Dream on. Oil production has peaked and will only decline, heralding the end of Western / industrial civilization. About time, and well-deserved for its crimes against non-Western peoples.

      • As opposed to Russian crimes against non Russian peoples, which were far worse and resulted in far more innocent lives bieng snuffed out by a repressive Russian state.

        And remember, if we go down, you go down too.

        Typical Russian stupidity from “PFG”, maybe you should change your nickname to “Pretty $#%@ Gormless”, it’s more appropriate.

      • poluchi fashist granatu

        I’d be more than happy for Russia to go down, if by doing so it could rid the world of the curse of the West.

        The West committed far more crimes than Russia (or anyone else, for that matter) could even dream of – the genocide of 95% of the indigenous Native American population, countless other aborigines from Europe to Australia, and tens of millions of African slaves. The world will not be sorry to see Latino-Germanic culture go, which so hypocritically considers itself as the pinnacle of human civilization and end of history despite its unprecedented evil.

        • “I’d be more than happy for Russia to go down, if by doing so it could rid the world of the curse of the West.”

          – Haha this guy is like a suicide bomber.

          “the genocide of 95% of the indigenous Native American population, countless other aborigines from Europe to Australia, and tens of millions of African slaves. ”

          – Haha you talk about it because you have no idea about Russian history. Look even today Russia occupies and enslaves many nations and in it’s “federation”, even within ONLY Russia there are hundreds of nations that have been exterminated by your cruel state. Starting from Chukchas and Kalmikians, ending with Bashkirs and Tatars…

      • @Dream on. Oil production has peaked and will only decline, heralding the end of Western / industrial civilization.

        …while the great Russia will gloriously thrive, her people fed full with their dacha-grown tomatoes, and their new economy based on granatus being exported to the fashist Western democracies now in Mad Max mode.

        • poluchi fashist granatu

          That is indeed an excellent future scenario, Robert. Though I’d rather not export anything to fascists at all, even grenades. Let them duke it out with sticks and stones.

          Otherwise, pfg approves.

  6. I would suggest that the idiot who writes under the name “poluchi fashist granatu” change the nick. If not he(or she) should be banned as in its present form it is offensive and aggressive. It means “Here’s the grenade for you, fascist”.

    • poluchi fashist granatu

      If it is “offensive and aggressive” to you, then that means you’re a fascist yourself, right?


      • Now dickhead, considering that Russian communism was just as bad, and killed far more people than German Nazism, I think you need to grow up.

        Both Nazi Germany and Communist Russia were evil.


        So “Here’s a grenade for you communist”

        • poluchi fashist granatu

          No children died in the Gulag.

          That is really the biggest and most poignant difference between the USSR, a noble attempt at socialism that tragically didn’t quite work out, and Nazi Germany, an evil project to either exterminate or subjugate all sub-humans under German rule.

          I would love to be blown up by a grenade. I will become a martyr for my beliefs.

          • You are a moron, plenty of children died in the gulags, and even more died on the way there.

            In total Russia murdered around 61,911,000 people in the 20th century alone.

            Then there are the photo’s of all the Finnish children you vermin murdered in Karelia.

            Soviet Socialism was based on the concept of genocide against “reactionary races” there was no real difference between Nazis and Communists. See Marx and Engels circa 1848.

            As for western crimes, well Russia was much worse.

            The worst genocide of the 19th century by % of population was the genocide against the Circassians, the near extermination of the Chechens in the 1830’s to 1850’s.

            Not to mention the 98% extermination of Siberian native peoples, the Russian ethnic cleansing against the Georgian and Azeri highlanders, the list goes on.

            Also note that Russia had slavery too, and continued with the practice long after western nations had abandoned it.

            Go serve in the north Caucasus, I sincerely hope a Chechen, Ingush, or Dagesh rebel gives you your martyrdom.

            • Don’t waste your breath Andrew. You will not be able to convince a fanatic no matter what you say or what facts you provide. Faith cannot be refuted by reasoned arguments. I am sure you know that.

              However, I think there is a mitigation factor here — his (her?) age. The expressions like “I would love to be blown up by a grenade. I will become a martyr for my beliefs” are so grotesquely pompous that they show immaturity and/or ridiculous idealism. So, I think this person is an adolescent or a very young adult, most likely a high school or maybe a college student.

              If so, I have to admit they teach English in Russia not bad. His grammar is way better than that of other Russians appearing here from time to time.

              • Very true RV.

                I am afraid that this adolescent shows the true depravity of modern Russian “Kultur”.

                But at least the english is not too bad. LOL

                • poluchi fashist granatu

                  It shows that Russian Kultur is opposed to crass Western materialism and hypocrisy. You should pray that Russia deigns to teach the West the meaning of honor and dignity, instead of just screw this all and unleashing a nuclear Armageddon that will leave everyone better off, with quiet, peace, the torturing lights of civilization extinguished.

            • poluchi fashist granatu

              How about you come over here and try to give me martyrdom yourself, Andrew – you cowardly hypocrite slimeball.

              • Where are you my little Nazi friend?

                Maybe you could come see me in the south Caucasus?

                After all, you want matrydom so much, a short hop over the mountains should be no problem for you.


        • Well, it is easy to compare both Nazism and Communism. Why? Because Nazism is national socialism and Communism is international socialism. They are cousins, if not brothers. So it is better to write it in full form, one can more easily realize this. National socialists murdered other races and international socialists murdered different class of population. In the end, Nazis would most likely murdered more, but Commies had more time so the trophy goes to Soviet Union and its successor Russian Federation. Hurray!

  7. @Putin summarizes his understanding of the scale of the war by recalling the loss of “27 million lives of my compatriots.” That number has grown over the years, as Soviet officials broadened the definition of wartime deaths to mean total “population loss,” rather than direct military casualties. Official estimates of Soviet deaths in World War II thus rose from 7 million (the figure put forth under Stalin) to 20 million (Khrushchev) to 26.6 million (Gorbachev), with civilian deaths accounting for at least two-thirds of Putin’s estimate.

    Not really, Stalin regime obviously didn’t count for example the military “traitors” who died in the German prison camps (more than 3 million of them by most estimates).

    • The other distortion in Soviet (and now modern Russian) casualty figures from WW2, is that they include those that they killed themselves in political repressions, for example, the Poles killed on the Siberian death march are now classed as “Russian/Soviet citizens who died as a result of fascist actions”, as are the Chechens and Tartars who were deported by Russia.

      Not to mention all those shot in the back by NKVD barrage battalions.

      And all those who died in Gulags 1941-45 (several million).

      • Hi Andrew,

        Also, Ukrainians lost about ten million people, and Georgians lost about one half of their adult male population to “defend” the kremlin.

        But, putin states, ” because the war took a heavy toll of 27 million lives of my compatriots, and every Russian family keeps both the sorrow of loss”, even though the kremlin killed many Ukrainians during that time period, putin talks about the sorrow of the “rooshan families”?

  8. Btw, did you guys notice how any kind of discussion with a crazy Russian nationalist inevitably leads to the threats of suicide bombing the planet?

    – Hey, Russia sucks.
    – Well, guess what, you’d be dead too.

    It’s so predictable. Those guys must either totally hate their lives (and humanity in general) or they actually think this would be scary (and not hilarious). I’m not sure, maybe both?

    • poluchi fashist granatu

      1. It’s better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees! – Emiliano Zapata

      As an exploited nation, Russia’s only hope for honor and dignity is in a violent, cathartic reaction against the West. The wretched of the earth should rise up as one against Western spiritual tyranny.

      2. This would also serve environmental goals. Every day man lives is a genocide of several dozen species. Led by the super-polluting West, not only in the amount of emissions but in its industrial “spiritual” legacy, it now threatens to kill the entire biosphere with uncontrolled global warming. It thus becomes an ethical imperative to destroy industrial civilization, which is at its most advanced in the West. That should be Russia’s holy duty, to sacrifice itself in a glorious nuclear conflagration so as to destroy industrial civilization, and in so doing save humanity from itself, and Gaia.

      • Exploited nation?

        Nice alternate reality that “Pretty F%^$#&g Gormless” lives in.

        Far from being an “exploited nation”, Russia is an exploiter of other nations.

        Russia is an ecological nightmare because of the stupidity, selfishness and moral corruption of its own people.

        Just look at the Russian testing of nuclear weapons in populated areas, the ineeficiency bordering on insane of its gas and oil infrastructure, which spills almost as much oil into the environment as it delivers.

        The chronic pollution from inefficient, poorly designed factories (which produce inefficient poorly designed junk one might add) is responsible for many of the chronic health problems that affect Russians today.

        Trying to blame this on the “evil exploitative west” is like blaming the teacher because you are too lazy and stupid to study and fail your exams.

        Of course, that is a perfect metaphor for the stupidity that is Russia.

        So why don’t you Russians do the world a favour and nuke yourselves?

      • “Народ, который блуждает по Европе и ищет,
        что можно разрушить, уничтожить только ради развлечения”…
        “Московия – Русь тайги, монгольская, дикая, звериная.\”

        “Народ, который блуждает по Европе и ищет, что можно разрушить, уничтожить только ради развлечения.\”
        \”Не народ, а скотина, хам, дикая орда, душегубов и злодеев.\”
        \”Наиважнейшею приметою удачи русского народа есть его садистская жестокость\”.
        \”Ох, как тяжко жить в России, в этом смердючем центре физического и морального разврата, подлости вранья и злодейства\”.
        Русский есть наибольший и наинаглейший лгун во всем свете\”.
        “Народ, что ненавидит волю, обожает рабство, любит цепи на своих руках и ногах, грязный физически и морально… готовый в любой момент угнетать все и вся\”.
        “Народ равнодушный до наименьшей обязанности, до наименьшей справедливости, до наименьшей правды, народ, что не признает человеческое достоинство, что целиком не признает ни свободного человека, ни свободной мысли?.
        А.С. ПУШКИН.
        Aкaдeмик Павлов: \”Должен высказать свой печальный взгляд на русского человека – он имеет такую слабую мозговую систему, что не способен воспринимать действительность как таковую. Для него существуют только слова. Его условные рефлексы координированы не с действиями, а со словами\”. 1932 год.

      • Yes, you’re a loony doomsday cultist.

        PS: Kill yourself.


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