Not without bitterness and with surprise I saw an article on “IN”Lenin and the Bolsheviks saved the Russian civilization". With even more bitterness, he discovered that about half of the commentators supported the author. At the moment, the article has 115 advantages (quite a few). Perhaps, for the first time, I regretted that I removed the opportunity to put an article a minus ...
The bitterness of the pernicious tendency I have observed lately in the minds of a certain circle of patriotic people made me not just confine myself to the article, but come up with a separate answer.
After the catastrophe of 1991, which marked the fall of the communist system, society took the path of denying everything Soviet and returning to the ideas of tsarist Russia, which was quite logical. Simply because the collapse of the country was associated with the unconstitutional change of power in 1917, with the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, which the communist regime preached just after the Bolsheviks came to power. Dissatisfaction with the fall in living standards in the 80s and the complete collapse of the state in 1991 led to the denial of everything Soviet, which means a return to the fact that this "everything Soviet" in due time replaced, that is, to pre-revolutionary values. The revival of the Orthodox Church began (many then even talked about the second baptism of Rus), the rehabilitation of many statesmen and public figures of Tsarist Russia in the eyes of the general public, the debunking of various historical myths heaped up over the decades of building communism.
But there was one "but." Liberal cosmopolitan forces, which in 80's were advantageous to chant everything that contradicted Soviet ideology, and therefore tsarism, and the church, and all those who personified the pre-revolutionary order, after the fall of the USSR were not going to build a similarity to the great Russia of the times empire. The ideas of the revival of the church, the monarchy, the Russian Orthodox spirit were deeply disgusting and alien to them. They used them to destroy the Union, but as soon as this happened, they immediately switched to their criticism. Tubes of slop on the church, on the clergy, on the Russian emperors, etc. As a result, against the background of the total impoverishment of the people in 90-s, the "second baptism" simply choked. Those figures who shouted about the evil communists who killed Russia on 1917 began shouting about "bloody Nikolashka" who betrayed Russia. As a result, there was a whole stratum of people who were simply lost in the stream of lies and cannot understand that the source of lies remains the same. The circles that criticized autocracy at the end of the 19 century, the same ones who then criticized the USSR in 70-80's, the same people who now criticize Putin and the church are the same people. And it is they, those we are not talking about, who came to power in the fall of 1917. And in their plans there was by no means any preservation of the Russian civilization, for all their activity was aimed at its destruction. And if it were not for Stalin, who miraculously seized power gradually, it is not known what would have happened with this very civilization.
I will not give extensive quotations, figures and diagrams, I do not defend my dissertation. Anyone can find a lot of works of the smartest people to draw their own conclusions. Of course, by the end of the 19 century, the Russian elite was badly rotten, and all the outstanding church leaders of that time wrote about it. They wrote and warned how it would end. And the 1917 catastrophe of the year and all the horror that followed it were not the salvation of Russian civilization, but the natural result of the aristocracy’s departure from its ancient Russian Orthodox values. If it was salvation, it was salvation through cruel punishment, and in this sense, the Bolsheviks were not saviors, but cruel executioners whose hands God graciously punished the Russian people, teaching him a lesson that happens when God's chosen people forget God. And today I will allow myself to remind this lesson to those who support attacks on the church and the traditions of the Russian monarchy: guys, this is not a joke, God is not mocked. He already taught us a lesson a hundred years ago, and if we did not learn it ... I'm even afraid to think about what the consequences might be. They will be bigger, more monstrous and more terrible than those that were at the dawn of Soviet power.
No one detracts from the achievements of the Soviet period, but it is impossible not to see the obvious that these achievements were not realized according to, but contrary to the plans of the Trotskyists, who seized power in 1917 year. The country that Stalin built, and the one that the Trotskyists built in the 20s, are two completely different countries. And the false godless ideology of Marxism-Leninism proved its inconsistency, leading the great country to complete collapse in some 30 years, as soon as Stalin was gone. And not just leading the country to collapse, but leaving the Russian folk soul completely devastated. And still, through the efforts of the neo-Trotskyists, this soul often remains empty and filled with vodka, because only the infinite God can fill it, the infinite. And without God, in the words of our great Dostoevsky, the Russian man turns into beast.
Therefore, I ask you, brothers, do not allow me to slander our history, our church, our emperor. Yes, there are many shortcomings in the church, and Nicholas II may not have been an outstanding statesman, but this is our Tsar - the anointed of God, the quintessence and personification of the Russian Orthodox people, secretly and villainously killed by a bunch of God-hating and Russophobes, who were called Bolsheviks.
I can not deny the principles