As reported by the media, it was about activists of a certain Revolutionary Workers Party and members of the “End means the Beginning” community, who honored their idol with speeches, as well as laying flowers on the graves of his comrades. It was no coincidence that they congratulated Trotsky on his birthday, because, according to legend, it was on that day that Lev Bronstein allegedly personally appointed a coup in Petrograd.
Since Trotsky’s sympathizers turned out to be only a few people, then this action would probably not have been worth mentioning if it hadn’t for an event that was much more ambitious - a demonstration of the Trotsky series on the First State TV Channel. It seemed that it would be about historical a picture that will finally tell the whole truth about this evil "demon of revolution", as Trotsky was called back in those days, when not all the truth about his monstrous crimes was known. However, what the creators of the series showed to the Russian audience - directors Kott and Statsky, producers Ernst and Tsekalo could not be called a hangman of the Russian people. The film is large, retelling it and listing the historical absurdities shown in it can be a long time, and therefore - in a nutshell:
Trotsky made the revolution in Petrograd, he was also secured by the Bolsheviks in the Civil War, and Lenin and Stalin, depicted in the film as complete assholes, only interfered with his noble ideas, and then completely and insidiously ousted them from the USSR.
What, for example, is only one such characteristic scene for this film. Trotsky, who had just accomplished in Petrograd, without leaving his office, the October coup d'état meets in the corridor with Lenin.
- What have you done, Trotsky? - Ilyich asks him with the silliest kind.
- This is a revolution! - smiling indulgently, the wise Leo Davidovich explains to the near-far (according to the film) leader of the Bolshevik Party.
But if Lenin is frankly stupid in a film and can’t understand what this is about, then Stalin is depicted as a caricature monster, who now and then threatens black mustache menacingly.
Against his background, the evil maniac Trotsky, played by Khabensky, is an exemplary and caring family man, a tender husband, hurrying, despite urgent and great things, to the sick measles child, the very embodiment of kindness and humanism. But round fools and psychopaths, according to the picture, are not only Trotsky’s comrades in the party, but also the royal generals with whom he has to deal during the signing of the Peace of Brest. Those in general can do nothing, as soon as turn off vodka, and then shoot a bullet in the temple.
But with what genuine delight Trotsky is described in an advertisement for this film: “A serious and expensive TV series on the 100 anniversary of the revolution, telling about key and little-known episodes from the life of the most outstanding revolutionary of the 20th century. Trotsky is the core of the October Revolution 1917 of the year. With outstanding oratorical talent, iron determination and inexorable logic, Trotsky was a semblance of a nuclear power plant, from which all who had risen to fight against capitalism fueled. In 1917, 10 had enough minutes for him to make the royal regiment red and send him to a mortal battle ... ”
It is no coincidence homegrown liberals immediately greeted this film with enthusiasm. “I really like Trotsky.” This movie. This is a view free from ideology and stereotypes. Habensky brilliant. And young Stalin is such a recognizable future monster, ”Kseniya Larina, a recently-run radio station commentator from Russia, writes with admiration on Ekho Moskvy.
Of course, Trotsky played a prominent role in the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks — this is a well-known historical fact. The “direct leader” of the October revolution was named in the 1918 of Trotsky by Stalin himself, who then deftly outplayed him and destroyed him. “Undoubtedly, Leon Trotsky stands in many respects with many heads above other Bolsheviks, except Lenin. Lenin, of course, is bigger and stronger, he is the head of the revolution, but Trotsky is more talented and brilliant, ”wrote the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev. As Karl Radek argued, Trotsky "managed ... to instill the conviction that the Soviet government is a government fighting for the good of the Russian people." But how did Comrade Trotsky fight for this "good"?
What was this “demon of revolution” really? Where did he come from and how did he suddenly appear in revolutionary Petrograd right on the eve of the coup?
Hailing from the family of a wealthy landowner from the village of Yanovka, near Kherson, Leib Davidovich Bronstein, who later called himself Trotsky, did not receive a higher education. Not a single day in his life, like Lenin, he did not work in Russia. “Preparing a revolution” seemed to him a far more interesting and exciting affair. He rushed to power, but did not love Russia, he was despised by her people, considering it only as “material” for the coming world revolution. That is why soon I found myself abroad.
Especially mysterious is his stay in the United States. Who needed a young man there in shabby pants and with a furious mane of black hair from the village of Yanovka? It turned out that I needed. And very powerful people. As the German bankers at one time saw in Hitler someone who could save them from the communists, so did the talented orator Trotsky banker Jacob Schiff (this was Japan’s rearmament on his loan in 1905) and others saw someone who can help them to weaken rapidly A growing US economic rival - Russia. In detail about the American epic of Trotsky was told in the sensational documentary film-study of the TV channel “Russia” “Leon Trotsky. The Mystery of the World Revolution ”(director - G. Ogurnaya, scriptwriter - E. Chavchavadze). And even earlier - in the secret report of the American secret service, published in 1920 year in Paris.
It was Schiff’s “Kun, Löb and Company” banking house that decided to finance and later transfer Trotsky and his accomplices to Russia, so that they would rather start their destructive business.
As the German General Staff transferred Lenin to Petrograd in a “sealed wagon”, Trotsky was transferred from the United States to Russia.
For the coup in Petrograd needed money, and foreign backstage gave them to Lenin and Trotsky. It was with this money that the strikes were later financed, the regiments of mercenaries were paid - the Chinese and Latvians, who were guarding the first turbulent revolutionary days, first the Smolny and then the Kremlin, when the first Soviet government moved there.
The London publisher Della Lloyd, referring to the October revolution of the Bolsheviks, wrote: “Now it is clear to everyone that the revolution in Russia was not the result of an explosion of discontent among the masses, but was designed inside and outside Russia by its sworn enemies.”
The support of American bankers for revolutionaries in Russia is also confirmed in the United States. Thus, Richard Spence, a university professor in Idaho who studied the history of Trotsky’s stay in the United States, said in an interview with Radio Liberty: “Everything that Schiff did, he did in his own special interests. Long before the 17 year, he gained fame as a staunch opponent of the tsarist regime. He hated Emperor Nicholas and his regime - mainly for his policy towards Jews. He sought to express solidarity with his fellow believers in Russia and, because of the oppression that the regime repaired the Jews, abandoned business with the tsarist regime and tried to do everything possible to thwart Russian business in the United States. One example of this effort took place in 1912, when the US-Russian trade agreement expired and Congress did not renew it. It cannot be said that Schiff achieved this alone, but he definitely used all his influence to achieve this. Another story, perhaps even more so, concerns Trotsky. During the Russo-Japanese War, Schiff found an opportunity to demonstrate his opposition to the tsarist regime. He arranged a big loan for Japan, which she urgently needed. This does not mean that without this money there would have been no war, but without it, Japan would have been much more difficult, if not impossible, to finance the war. In addition, Schiff paid for the printing and distribution of tens of thousands of copies of anti-czarist leaflets among Russian prisoners of war in Japan from his personal funds ... This tells us that, firstly, he hated the tsarist regime and acted as his opponent, and secondly, that he willingly subsidized revolutionary propaganda and revolutionary activity. So there is no reason why he should not help Trotsky. ”
Just a week after the Tsar’s abdication, Trotsky gave an interview to the American newspaper The New York Times, where he accurately predicted the further course of the revolution: “... The Committee that took the place of the deposed cabinet of ministers in Russia (the Provisional Government was initially called the“ Committee ”- V.M. .) does not represent the interests or goals of revolutionaries; so, in all likelihood, it will not last long and will give way to people who will be more confident in democratizing Russia. ” What "democratization" he had in mind is now well known.
By the way, with what documents did Comrade Trotsky arrive in Petrograd? It turns out - with an American passport in your pocket! He was given to him by US President Woodrow Wilson himself.
This American passport included a visa for entry into Russia and a British transit visa.
Jennings C. Weiss in the book “Woodrow Wilson: A Pupil of the Revolution” makes a relevant comment: “Historians should never forget that Woodrow Wilson, despite opposition from the British police, gave Lev Trotsky the opportunity to enter Russia with an American passport.”
Lev Davidovich went to Russia on the ship “Christianafjord”. Along the way, in the Canadian port of Halifax, he and his family were removed from the ship by the English authorities and sent to a concentration camp for interned sailors of a German merchant fleet. The reason for the detention was the lack of Russian documents, as well as the fear of the British that Trotsky would facilitate Russia's withdrawal from the war. Soon, however, at the written request of the Provisional Government, Trotsky was released as an honored fighter against tsarism and continued on his way to Russia through Sweden and Finland.
4 May 1917 Trotsky arrived in Petrograd. At the border station (at that time) with Finland, the Beloostrov station was met by a delegation from the Social Democratic faction of the “united internationalists” and the Bolshevik Central Committee. Straight from the Finnish railway station went to the Petrosoviet meeting, where, in memory of the fact that he was already the chairman of the Petrograd Soviet in 1905, he was given a seat with an advisory vote.
How? Why? The reason is simple: in order to organize a business, you need money. And Trotsky, abundantly supplied by US bankers, had them. Of course, then all this information about the “money for the revolution” was thoroughly destroyed, like all those who knew at least something about it.
After the seizure of power, Trotsky, who had no higher education, unexpectedly found himself in the post of foreign affairs commissioner. And here he immediately repaid his overseas owners: he published all the secret international treaties of the tsarist government.
Then it was time to destroy Russia from the inside. And Trotsky is on the post of chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council. Creates by the most brutal measures the Red Army, with frenzied energy is worn on all fronts of the Civil War.
He did not go into the trenches, but moved in a special train, about which legends were told. These were 1-class passenger cars and royal saloon cars. In addition to the headquarters, Trotsky’s train housed its secretariat, telegraph, power station, library, printing house, and bathhouse. The staff of the "servants" consisted of 250 people, including Latvian riflemen, personal security, drivers and traveling workers. In addition, the royal car-garage was included. (Trotsky had several luxury cars, and at times even two aircraft). The train contingent (the so-called “trainers”) were given high salaries and leather uniforms with a large metal sign on the left sleeve, specially minted at the Mint.
The train even had a special gift store: gold watches, cigarette cases, precious rings, brooches, etc. (confiscated from the "bourgeoisie"), which were issued only by personal order of Trotsky. An orchestra met him without fail at each station, and a meeting was held at which Lev Davidovich practiced eloquence.
For the train, the specialty chocolates “Truffles”, “Apple flap”, caramel “Parfe”, total 180 pounds 35 pounds. This issue was made even in August 1919, when the train was laid up in Moscow at the Nikolayevsky railway station. And at that time, a threatening situation was created on the fronts of the Civil War, and famine raged in the country.
In the notes of the engineer V.E. Strictly quoted are the "Couplets about the military commissar Trotsky" from the satirical opera Orpheus in the Garden, staged in Kiev in 1919 (with the whites).
And someone lived in a saloon car,
Just like the old king on the throne.
In the luxurious bath immediately shaved,
Then he sat down for lunch.
Four chefs always
At the same time, Lev Davidovich did not forget about his main task.
The destruction machine of the old Russia earned full power long before the tragic 1937 year, when it collapsed on the very creators of the revolution.
Trotsky, namely Lenin, was its main creator and ideologist. He is the author of cannibalistic orders for the mass destruction of "counterrevolutionaries" and the shooting of hostages, he is the founder of the first concentration camps (order number XXUMX). It was he, and not Stalin, who was the first to introduce detachments in the Red Army, mercilessly shooting the retreating from machine guns. It was Trotsky, not Dzerzhinsky, who was also the creator of the Cheka. At least, the very idea of this punitive organ belonged to Lev Davidovich.
If Lenin wrote secret little notes about the "mass character" of terror, then Trotsky spoke about this, not hesitating, from the stands. So, speaking in the 1918 year in Kursk before the rallies, the chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council, Trotsky, said: “How can we compensate for our inexperience? Remember, comrades, only by terror! Terror consistent and merciless. If until now we have destroyed hundreds and thousands, then now is the time to create an organization, an apparatus, which, if needed, will be able to destroy tens of thousands. We have no time, no opportunity to seek out our active enemies. We are forced to take the path of extermination, of the physical of all classes, of all groups of the population, from which possible enemies of our power can emerge ... ”
And then he added even more cynically: "... patriotism, love for the motherland and its people ... what value are these empty words before a similar program that is already being implemented and uncompromisingly put into practice".
And here’s another cannibalistic statement by Trotsky: “If, as a result of the revolution, 90% of the Russian people perishes, but at least 10% remains alive and follows our path, we will assume that the experience of building communism has justified itself.”
As a result of the "experiment" of Trotsky-Lenin after the "Great October Revolution" from 1918 to 1922. Russia's population decreased by 15,1 million. Millions of engineers, doctors, teachers, professors, qualified officials, priests, cadre Russian officers — heroes of the war with Germany, working peasants, gymnasium students — the best people of Russia, its backbone, died. From this unprecedented pogrom in world history, the ideologist and inspirer of which was “the talented and brilliant creator of the revolution, Trotsky,” as he is represented in the film of the First Channel, our country cannot recover until now.
By the way - this is the irony of fate. As we have already written, the revolutionary Trotsky arrived in Russia from the United States on a steamer and immediately began to “make a revolution” with Vladimir Ilyich. And he left the country sent by Stalin, in 1929, too, by sea - on a steamer called "Ilyich". Back this evil genius of Russia has never returned ...