Monstrous crimes against the Russian and other peoples of the USSR were committed on the direct initiative and with the direct permission of the ruling elites of the West. Today, the mass media, historians, publicists, writers are completely distorted by the course of historical events, and our country is accused of crimes that were not involved. Throughout Eastern Europe, monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators are being demolished, they are stubbornly destroying any memory of Soviet history, of the Soviet Union's involvement in the liberation from the Nazi occupation and the cultural and economic development of the countries of Eastern Europe.
To prevent the spread of Russian, and then Soviet, influence on the countries of Eastern Europe, the West has long sought. The aggressive policy of the West was aimed at preventing the influence of the Orthodox religion, Russian culture, and language on Eastern European Slavic and non-Slavic peoples. For many centuries, the West (first Roman popes and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, Catholic knightly orders, then Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Germany) sought to prevent the expansion of Russian civilizational influence in Eastern Europe. However, at the end of the 19th century, Russia had a great influence on Eastern European politics. Rusophile tendencies were very strong not only among the Bulgarians, Serbs and Montenegrins, but also among the same Galicians and Ruthenians. The numerous pro-Russian lobby among the Galich intelligentsia immediately with the start of the First World War, the Austro-Hungarian authorities tried to rot in the concentration camps. It was to the liberation of Galicia, and in the long term and the whole of modern Ukraine from the Russian cultural and political influence, the policy of Austria-Hungary, which fostered the “European” orientation of the Galician nationalists, was directed. Western countries carried out a similar policy in the Baltic States, in Moldova, stubbornly striving to wrest the whole Balkan Peninsula from Russian influence. In part, they succeeded: the Bulgarian, Romanian, and even Greek political elites were largely hostile to Russia.
The revolutionary events of 1917 and the collapse of the Russian Empire were an excellent opportunity for the West to deliver another blow to the country. And this is not only about intervention, but also about artificially stimulating separatist and centrifugal tendencies in all national regions of the former Russian Empire. The Baltic states, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia — emissaries and agents of the British special services worked everywhere, striving to put local nationalists in the service of the interests of Great Britain. Actually, they were already quite satisfied with their activities British interests, since they contributed to the collapse of the vast Russian Empire and “cut off” the most strategically important regions from it. The Baku oil, the Black Sea ports of Ukraine and Georgia, the ports of the Baltic states, the Central Asian territories close to British India — all of this seemed to be finally “wrung out” from Russia by its main rival at that time, Britain. Perhaps, it is not directly "wrung out", but through the creation of formally independent, but in fact incapable of implementing the new states' independent policies.
In addition to encouraging nationalist movements in the regions, with the aim of the collapse of the Russian or Soviet state, opponents of Russia from among Western states took a course to directly destroy the population of our country, and the very color of this population, the most active and passionate people. During the twentieth century, the West several times pulled Russia and the Soviet Union into bloody wars, the victims of which together were tens of millions of people in the country, regardless of nationality. Thus, Russia was drawn into the First World War, which cost our country very dearly. Millions of people died, enormous damage was caused to its economic development, and most importantly, in fact, as a result of the First World War, the Russian empire ceased to exist, of course, not without active "help" from the West, and not only Germany that fought against Russia, but and the same Britain, which allegedly was considered an ally of Russia in the Entente. A direct consequence of the collapse of the Russian Empire as a result of the First World War was the bloody civil war and numerous wars on the national outskirts of the former Russian Empire, which also cost the peoples of the country dearly.
A major blow to the West was the re-establishment of a powerful state within a few years after the collapse of the Russian Empire - and practically within the same borders. Although it is customary to blame the Bolsheviks for “giving away” Finland and Poland, but in fact they were the ones who managed to gather most of the possessions of the Russian Empire into the Soviet Union. Moreover, the USSR included not only Ukraine, which in the 1917-1918 years. actually fell away from Russia, but also Transcaucasia, Central Asia, part of Moldova. Stalin continued the course of the consolidation of the Soviet state and was able to include in its composition the lands of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus, the Baltic States, Bessarabia and Bukovina. So the Soviet Union practically recovered within the borders of the Russian Empire. The growth of the power of the Soviet state, which in 1930-s was rapidly turning into a developed country at that time — not only in military-technical and industrial, but also culturally, could not help but anger the main opponents of the USSR — the United States and Great Britain. Therefore, another global crime was undertaken - first, the United States and Great Britain allowed right-wing regimes to come to power in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and then actually pushed them to aggression against the Soviet Union, hoping to kill two birds with one blow - to maximally weaken or destroy them altogether Germany, and, of course, the Soviet Union.
The blame for the outbreak of World War II is largely borne, along with Hitler and his direct allies, the United States, Britain and France. Suffice it to recall the famous Munich Agreement, as a result of which sovereign Czechoslovakia was occupied and destroyed in 1938. Back in the middle of the 1930s, Western countries could, if they wanted, instantly weaken Nazi Germany, which was gaining strength, but for obvious reasons they didn’t do it - the West needed the West as a tool to combat communist (ie, Soviet) influence in Europe and worldwide. Now they are talking a lot about the same Holocaust, and most of all it is the pro-Western liberal public that is broadcasting about it. But she forgets that the Holocaust took place with de facto connivance from the Western states, which for a long time turned a blind eye to the lawlessness that was going on in Nazi Germany. Likewise, the West allowed Hitler Germany to “swallow” little Czechoslovakia, obviously hoping that it would be possible to draw the Soviet Union into the war with Hitler Germany already in the 1938 year.
Now in the West and in a number of former Soviet republics (Ukraine, the Baltic countries), the myth that the Soviet Union bears equal responsibility with Hitler's Germany for unleashing the Second World War persistently spreads. There is a parallel between Nazism, fascism and communism, although in reality these are completely different ideologies that have nothing in common at their core. The Soviet Union is accused of mass crimes in the countries of Eastern Europe and in Germany, while virtually ignoring the crimes of Hitler's satellites and various nationalists in Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltics, and the Balkans.
The main goal of this myth is the final discredit of the Soviet Union and, through it, the discredit of Russia, which, despite all the political and economic differences from the Soviet course, is still viewed in the West as the unequivocal successor to the USSR. Already managed to achieve that in the former Soviet republics have grown whole generations of young people completely unaware of the real Soviet history, the importance of the contribution of the USSR in the development of their native republics. What would be the republics of Transcaucasia or Central Asia, Moldova or certain regions of Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, if they were not part of the Soviet state?
However, in the Baltic countries and Ukraine, criminal liability has already been introduced for ... “denial of the Soviet occupation”. And this is despite the fact that the Latvian arrows played an important role in the approval of the Soviet government, almost the majority of Soviet statesmen came from the western regions of the former Russian Empire, including the Baltic states or Ukraine. Somehow he is silent about the fact that Stalin, Beria, Ordzhonikidze, Khrushchev and Brezhnev came from Ukraine, Poles Dzerzhinsky and Menzhinsky - and only those people who held high government posts and whose names are still on the ear. What kind of Soviet or, especially, Russian occupation can we talk about in this case? Is it possible to occupy ourselves? Moreover, such statements insult the memory of millions of Ukrainians, Latvians, Estonians, Lithuanians, representatives of other nations who fought as part of the Red Army, made a huge contribution to the construction of the Soviet state and the development of its economy, including the economies of national republics now become independent countries with anti-Russian rhetoric.
An equal sign is put between Hitler’s systematic policy aimed at the genocide of entire nations and individual cases of Soviet massacres of captured opponents, which in itself looks simply absurd. The Soviet Union never preached a policy of national exclusivity, equality of nations was proclaimed one of the axioms of its state policy. This clearly shows the fate of the majority of small peoples of the USSR, which in the 1920-1950-s received their own writing, which was often developed not even by their own representatives of the national intelligentsia, but by the capital's scientists. The formation of a national intelligentsia among the majority of small peoples of Russia and other post-Soviet republics became possible only thanks to the Soviet policy of supporting small nations. But these facts are persistently ignored by pro-Western propaganda, and there are attempts to draw parallels between Hitler’s Nazism and Soviet politics, as if Hitler had opened Jewish, Gypsy or Slavic cultural centers in Germany, and the best minds of German linguistics were working on Gypsy writing or publishing collections of Jewish folklore. The idea of identifying the policies of Nazism and communism, especially in the national question (and pro-Western propaganda speaks openly about the targeted genocide of entire peoples of the USSR) can only come to the inflamed brains of insane or paid provocateurs, which, of course, include the spokesmen of Western propaganda.
Blaming the Soviet Union, and now Russia, perhaps in fascism, the West (the United States and the European Union) supports overtly Russophobic and fascist forces in the former Soviet republics. The discrimination of the Russian and Russian-speaking population in the Baltic republics that has persisted for twenty-seven years does not bother Western “human rights defenders” at the same time, as do crimes against the Russian population in many other post-Soviet states. Millions of Russian and Russian-speaking people in the post-Soviet space found themselves in a very difficult situation, in Latvia there still exists a humiliating system of segregation of the country's inhabitants into people of the first and second grade - citizens and “non-citizens”. In the Donbas, the destruction of the civilian population continues, and Ukraine stubbornly does not want to recognize Russian as the second state language - and this despite the fact that the majority of the country's population speaks it, and even the leaders of modern Ukraine themselves communicate with each other almost exclusively in Russian. This circumstance, by the way, indicates that the “Ukrainians” of these figures are purely political in nature, implicated in Russophobia and faithful service to Western interests.
On the wave of Russophobic propaganda, the most bizarre characters come to the political Olympus in former post-Soviet republics, who in another situation would be the most suitable place in a psychiatric hospital. But now they are in favor and they are listened to by thousands of people in earnest.
History shows that the global confrontation between the West and Russia will continue forever, as long as the West and Russia exist. And in order not to become defeated in this confrontation, Russia should never renounce its national interests and demonstrate weakness. Otherwise, she can pay very hard for this. As history has shown, the Russian state is able to reborn from the ashes, but it is very expensive, and it is better not to experiment.