Military Review

As a NATO unit deceived the USSR and Russia

78
When people talk about the duplicity of the West and its policy of double standards, they like to recall the notorious Munich Agreement, as a result of which independent Czechoslovakia ceased to exist in 1938. But in fact, and later историяincluding the relations between Russia and the West, is filled with examples of the most genuine political deception, which in their scale are not inferior to the Munich Agreement.


The unification of Germany today is considered one of the most important achievements of the West in completing the era of the Cold War. The leaders of the Soviet state, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, Eduard Shevardnadze, played a key role in this unification. During the forty-five years that have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War, the West dreamed that Soviet troops would leave Eastern Europe, and first of all - Eastern Germany. The contradictions between the Soviet Union and the countries of the West (the USA, Great Britain and France) led to the fact that for almost half a century there were two sovereign states in Germany - the FRG and the GDR.

As a NATO unit deceived the USSR and Russia


Naturally, this circumstance did not suit the West, who ultimately hoped to completely “liberate” Germany from Soviet influence under the guise of the reunification of the German people. However, it was impossible to achieve this goal without weakening the Soviet Union. The situation began to change after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power. The policy of “perestroika” in the USSR launched similar processes in the countries of Eastern Europe and the GDR was no exception. 12 June 1987, the American President Ronald Reagan, arriving in Berlin, made a speech in which there was a famous appeal to Gorbachev - “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”. Naturally, when American politicians spoke of the need to demolish the wall and unite Germany, in no case did they mean by unification the creation of a new common state.

The goal of the United States and its allies was to completely eliminate the GDR and include it in the Federal Republic of Germany, with the complete removal of the communist political and military elite from the management process. It happened later. The liquidation of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany became one of the strongest geopolitical defeats of the Soviet Union, which largely predicted the imminent collapse of the Soviet state itself. Russia, as the successor of the Soviet state, also won nothing from the unification of Germany in the form in which it was implemented. Moreover, as it later became clear, Gorbachev and Shevardnadze were simply deceived by “dear Western partners”.

The most important promise made by the representatives of the Western powers to the leaders of the Soviet state was the refusal of NATO’s eastward expansion. It was on these conditions that the unification of Germany took place. The Soviet Union agreed to the unification of Germany into a single state, began the process of withdrawing a huge military contingent from Germany, and the West guaranteed that the NATO would not expand eastwards.

September 12 The foreign ministers of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, the USSR, the USA, France and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty on the Final Settlement for Germany. According to this treaty, united Germany included the territories of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, East and West Berlin. It was emphasized that the united Germany would not make any territorial claims to other states, and would also refuse to manufacture and own nuclear, chemical, biological weapons. The agreement also provided for a prospective reduction of the armed forces of Germany after the unification of the country to 370 thousands of servicemen. The Soviet Union pledged to withdraw Soviet troops from the territory of the GDR before 1994, while the Western powers guaranteed that foreign troops and nuclear weapons would not be deployed in the territory of the former GDR.



However, since in fact, instead of uniting on equal terms, the territory of the GDR was simply absorbed by the Federal Republic of Germany, the expansion of NATO’s bloc to the east automatically occurred. Since the Federal Republic of Germany was one of the key participants of NATO, the territory of the former GDR was in the quartering zone of the forces of the North Atlantic Alliance. US Secretary of State James Baker gave assurances to the Soviet Union that NATO would not expand to the east and after the unification of Germany, Europe would gradually become a zone of peace. Soviet leaders believed in the sweet assurances of their American colleagues. The decision on the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the GDR was taken quickly.

For the sake of fulfilling agreements with the West, the leadership of the USSR went on worsening the social and economic situation of more than half a million of its citizens. 546 200 people were withdrawn from Germany, including 338 800 military personnel of the Western Group of Forces and 207 400 workers and employees who performed various functions in enterprises and in support services of the Western Group. Most of the personnel officers and warrant officers who served in the Western Group of Forces were demobilized. In 1990-ies there were serious problems with the provision of housing for officers, warrant officers and members of their families who served in the USG and were rushed to their homeland. These are only the social consequences of the rash actions of the Soviet leadership.

In 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Transformed into a “country of victorious democracy,” sovereign Russia, all the beginning of the 1990s, demonstrated complete friendliness towards the West. American merchants and sectarian preachers literally poured into the country, millions of duped citizens were in awe of America, and the head of state called his American counterpart William Clinton just as “friend Bill”. But Bill and George W. Bush, who replaced him, continued to deceive their Russian partners. The promise not to expand NATO to the east has not been fulfilled.
Although at the end of the 1940s, the North Atlantic bloc was supposedly created to counter Soviet expansion and the threat of communist revolutions, after 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed, no one in Washington, London, Brussels, or Paris thought to disband NATO. The Warsaw Pact Organization ceased to exist, and the North Atlantic Alliance remained. Moreover, he continued a massive and rapid expansion to the east as fast as he could not have dreamed during the Cold War.

Recall that the NATO bloc was founded on 4 on April 1949 of the year. Initially, it included 12 states - the USA, Canada, Iceland, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Portugal. The “heavyweights” on this list were the USA, Great Britain and France, Canada and Italy could be attributed to the “second echelon”, and the Scandinavian countries, the Benelux states and Iceland could hardly be serious opponents for the USSR and its allies. Therefore, from the very beginning of its existence, the North Atlantic Alliance sought to expand. In the 1952 year, even before the death of I.V. Stalin, NATO managed to include in its membership Greece and Turkey - two strategically important states, and Turkey had direct borders with the Soviet Union and could deploy a very large army. In 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany joined NATO, and the Bundeswehr quickly became one of the main components of NATO forces in Western Europe. In 1982, Spain became part of NATO, in which by this time political liberalization and abandonment of francism had already taken place.



After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it seemed that the need for NATO expansion had disappeared, especially since a whole belt of buffer states emerged between Russia and Western Europe — Eastern European countries, formerly part of the socialist camp, and former Soviet republics of the Baltic States, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldavia But the real goal of the West in the face of the United States and Great Britain has always been the confrontation with Russia as a state, and not only with the Soviet Union. The West has always hated Russia — before the revolution, after the revolution, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Although the representatives of the Western powers promised Mikhail Gorbachev and Eduard Shevardnadze not to expand NATO to the east, in the 1990s the North Atlantic Alliance switched to an expansion policy. In the 1999 year, a “candidacy” system was created for countries wishing to join NATO, but for some reason unable to do so at the present time. This circumstance perfectly confirmed the true plans of the Western leaders - to continue the advance to the east, creating their springboards in Eastern Europe. It is clear that the prospects for further expansion of NATO were not discussed with the 1999 of the year, but much earlier, it is possible that even before the Soviet Union collapsed and Germany was united.

First, the territory of the former GDR with all the objects that were put at the service of American interests in Europe became part of NATO. Secondly, 12 March 1999, the year of NATO solemnly adopted the "first echelon" of the countries of the former socialist camp - Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic became members of the alliance. Thus, NATO is significantly closer to the Russian borders. 29 March 2004 was joined immediately by seven Eastern European countries - Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The latter circumstance was particularly disturbing. The Baltic States border the Russian Federation, the very possibility of using their territory for American military-political interests is a serious direct threat to the national security of the Russian state. Thus, instead of turning the former Soviet republics into buffer countries, NATO has made them its foothold on the Russian borders and continues to deploy its troops and military equipment in the Baltic States.

In 2009, NATO also included two more Eastern European countries - Albania and Croatia, which were viewed as a traditional counterweight to “pro-Russian” Serbia. 5 June 2017 was quickly adopted Montenegro as a member of NATO, again in order to maximally tear this country away from neighboring Serbia and minimize Russian influence in Montenegro. There is a lot of talk about the upcoming entry into NATO of Ukraine and Georgia. However, the war in the Donbas for Ukraine, the problems of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for Georgia are a serious obstacle to the entry of these countries into the North Atlantic alliance. Nevertheless, NATO instructors and specialists, as you know, participated in the training of the Ukrainian and in the training of the Georgian army.

Recently, the National Security Archives of the United States published documents relating to the question of NATO expansion to the east. As it turned out, back in 1994, Bill Clinton, the very “friend” of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, decided to further expand NATO to the east, stressing that his predecessors did not commit to expanding the North Atlantic alliance to the Soviet Union, but now there is no Soviet Union and to fulfill obligations not to whom. The interests of Russia, of course, no one took into account.

Now the Western media are filled with anti-Russian materials, but many Western politicians and journalists admit that Washington, London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin bear a huge share of responsibility for the deterioration of relations with the Russian Federation. Many modern military-political conflicts and problems were caused by the expansion of NATO that began. Naturally, Moscow is not happy about the prospect of getting American missiles on the border with the Kursk or Oryol regions, American marines in close proximity to Sochi or the Crimean coast.

Today, our country is “loosening up” the consequences of the ill-conceived (or, on the contrary, purposeful?) Policy of Mikhail Gorbachev and his entourage. Believing the representatives of the West, the Soviet leaders themselves provided the conditions for the further advance of the NATO bloc to the east. But American leaders were short-sighted. In fact, they prepared the ground for a new round of military-political confrontation between Russia and the West, and the fact that now this confrontation has gained strength and has resulted in some areas already in open armed conflicts, is the direct fault of the American, British, French politicians who chose the path of further militarization of Eastern Of Europe.
Author:
78 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 December 2017 06: 49
    12
    What now blame the West since they themselves are to blame. Gorbachev was ready to believe not only a word, but also a nod of an American head. Not promising an ordinary citizen could not formalize these promises officially and documented, but not like the leader of a huge country.
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 07: 08
      +7
      Yes, even if they had documented it, nothing would have changed, the “partners” would have simply thrown the pieces of paper into the waste basket.
      1. dSK
        dSK 27 December 2017 00: 55
        +7
        Hello Leopold!
        Quote: Mu Diazwon
        "partners" were thrown into the trash.
        Modern history - at first the USSR collapsed, then set to work for the Russian Federation. Just do not take into account one significant point - our leader is now pro-Orthodox. Now the State Deputies openly regret that they did not "finish off" in 2000. And now they definitely have NOTHING will work. States for the collapse of the USSR, in addition to indoctrination, "lowered" oil prices to $ 25. In 2014, oil prices again "fell" to $ 27. Russia has resisted, now oil is "torn" for $ 70. In Syria, the Libyan scenario did not pass. Two months ago, in Sochi, at the Seliger international forum, Putin said: "Our big mistake is that we trusted you too much, and you took this trust for weakness." Today our Foreign Ministry said: "Russia will not allow the West to introduce "external administration" in the Donbass. "Vladimir Vladimirovich:" Foreigners have forgotten that this land belongs to Russia. "
        As the holy noble prince Alexander Nevsky once said: "Whoever comes to us with a sword will die from the sword".
      2. 97110
        97110 27 December 2017 11: 43
        +1
        Quote: Mu Diazwon
        "partners" just threw it into the waste basket

        Phew, how rude. They have loyers in necessary and sufficient quantities to take legally significant steps to invalidate any document. Any document is canceled, destroyed, recognized as void with the help of another, duly executed document. Thrown out without fail in an awkward position, the peak situation will be born and destroy your disorder completely.
        1. sergevonsohrn
          sergevonsohrn 27 December 2017 15: 16
          +1
          what loyers? !!! Now the states have unilaterally extended their domestic legislation to the whole world and are acting without any regard for international law and the laws of other countries! priority is military power! who do not agree, get the "color revolution" or the bombing! Russia should proceed from this, building its relations with the Tan ....
          1. 97110
            97110 27 December 2017 16: 06
            +1
            Quote: sergevonsohrn
            what loyers? !!!

            More expensive by 500 pounds, cheaper by 350 pounds per hour. Transfer to dollars if you prefer.
    2. iouris
      iouris 30 December 2017 03: 51
      0
      He is betrayed by the head of state, "elites" are reborn into foreign agents, and we are to blame. What is our fault?
  2. apro
    apro 26 December 2017 07: 04
    +8
    This is not a hoax. And the direct betrayal of the so-called Soviet top of the ideals and goals of building a bright future for everyone. The new Russians knew what the Soviet people were going to and where they were going. To slaughter for the sake of their selfish interests. Converting their financial interests into the Western system of values.
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 07: 29
      +1
      I have never met a single person who really believes in building communism. Verkhushka may have betrayed him, but the population of the communes did not like.
      1. apro
        apro 26 December 2017 08: 35
        +4
        Do not believe. You need to know.
        So ring on.
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 13: 58
          0
          Know what - let me curiosity? :-)
      2. Ren
        Ren 26 December 2017 08: 42
        +4
        Quote: Mu Diazwon
        I have never met a single person who really believes in building communism. Verkhushka may have betrayed him, but the population of the communes did not like.

        Based on your statements - you really match your nickname! fool
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 08: 46
          +1
          Two comments, and both about my nickname, essentially nothing to say to you ... Well, which one of us rings? :-)
          Tell us what you were the ardent builders of communism :-) Paddy Karla Marx read out :-)
          1. Ren
            Ren 26 December 2017 08: 52
            +7
            Quote: Mu Diazwon
            Tell us how ardent builders of communism you were :-)

            Judging by turnovers and idioms - you are either a Kid or sent from behind a puddle of Carlson! hi
            The largest state in the world in terms of economy (GDP) and population is engaged in the construction of communism. The largest party in the world is the Communist Party, and do you consider yourself smarter than all these people? fool
            1. Lexus
              Lexus 26 December 2017 12: 07
              +4
              You are either a Kid or sent from behind a puddle of Carlson!

              No need to offend the Kid and Carlson - they are good characters ... by the way, Carlson’s phrase is very suitable for the events described in the article ...
            2. KaPToC
              KaPToC 26 December 2017 20: 56
              0
              Quote: Ren
              The largest state in the world in terms of economy (GDP) and population is engaged in the construction of communism.

              Well, from the very beginning we knew that the Russians are a hardworking people, and where is the merit of the Communists here?
          2. Bakht
            Bakht 26 December 2017 08: 55
            10
            And what does it mean to build communism? The fact that your nickname perfectly characterizes you is a no brainer. Now, essentially, what does it mean to be a builder of communism?
            I've been building communism. And most citizens of the USSR, too. There were, of course, bells and whistles that didn't build anything. But there were an insignificant minority. This is now a lot of them. Chatters without knowing what they are talking about. Open the "Moral Code of the builder of communism" and it may be understood that we built communism. Who loved whom and who believed whom doesn’t matter.
            1. Mu Dialer
              Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 09: 01
              +2
              You carry nonsense, well, carry on - it also perfectly characterizes you.
              The Code of Ethics for the Builder of Communism :-) :-) :-)
              Thanks, laughed. :-)
              1. Bakht
                Bakht 26 December 2017 16: 09
                +3
                So you laugh at the Sermon on the Mount?
                Really funny....
                1. Mu Dialer
                  Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 16: 22
                  +1
                  No, you were mistaken, I’m laughing at you :-)

                  And this ... Are you from Azerbaijan if I was not mistaken with the flag?
                  Well, after so many years of triumph of the "moral code", the massacre in Sumgait (if I remember correctly), etc.
                  And the fact that the commies stupidly torn and scolded the church and I know without you, you did not open my eyes :-)
                  1. Bakht
                    Bakht 26 December 2017 16: 55
                    +6
                    You just did not understand what I wrote. For some reason this did not surprise me. But you keep laughing ...
                    Have you watched the movie "Communist"? The moral code of the builder of communism almost literally repeats the Sermon on the Mount of Christ. So really funny. Of course, in my childhood I did not know this Sermon. But once he noticed that the communist and Christian ideals almost literally copy each other. As a result, he joined the Komsomol as one of the last. It was simply inconvenient to let out a non-Komsomol member from school.
                    Yes, about the movie. The ending. Funeral scene. The old driver says, "I did not know this guy. I only saw how he chopped wood."
                    For those who do not understand, be explained. Anyone who honestly worked and laid down his life not for his own pocket, but for society was the builder of communism. But this can only be understood by those who did not shake the muds, but worked.
                    Hmm. It’s rare when you meet such a rare correspondence of form and content.
                    1. Mu Dialer
                      Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 17: 07
                      0
                      Dude...
                      I didn’t even read you yet, you stupidly bothered me with your .... not smartness :-)
                      Do you know the word "compromise"? :-)
                      Everything - tired of you, read the "Code of Ethics ...." for the night, crave 300 grams of vodka and let you dream of COMMUNISM !!! :-)
                      P.S. In 1990, as part of a helicopter squad, I almost got into order to restore order after your chatter.
                      1. Bakht
                        Bakht 26 December 2017 17: 13
                        +3
                        Dude.
                        It’s also completely uninteresting to read you. Just as he didn’t understand a damn thing then, and now he hasn’t gone far.
                      2. Mu Dialer
                        Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 17: 23
                        0
                        Well, don’t read what problems, I do not impose on you, you are not at all interesting to me.
                        Bye Bye! :-)
                        P.S. The site is buggy, so here I answer.
                    2. Tatyana Rossiyanka
                      Tatyana Rossiyanka 27 December 2017 11: 53
                      0
                      Class !!! I agree with everything.
                      1. Mu Dialer
                        Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 12: 54
                        0
                        About the "Moral Code of the builders of communism" is generally funny ...
                        The commies destroyed the churches, killed the priests, and then stole their texts, slightly changed for themselves and began to pass off as their own :-)
                        Commies are awesome high moral guys :-) :-) :-)
                2. intuzazist
                  intuzazist 28 December 2017 08: 06
                  0
                  "Never argue with fools, they will drag you to their level and crush you with experience."
                  "Mu Dialer" is one of them! His miscarriage ........................
      3. CONTROL
        CONTROL 26 December 2017 11: 01
        +5
        Quote: Mu Dialer
        I have never met a single person who really believes in building communism. Verkhushka may have betrayed him, but the population of the communes did not like.

        Mmmm ...
        ... Nothing to shoot in?
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 13: 43
          +1
          What do you need?
          Did not know :-)
          Today I bought and dressed up a Christmas tree, I sit and drink beer, and suddenly such an offer, well, thank you with a kind word - and you don’t get sick! :-)
          1. CONTROL
            CONTROL 26 December 2017 14: 08
            +2
            Quote: Mu Dialer
            What do you need?
            Did not know :-)
            Today I bought and dressed up a Christmas tree, I’m drinking beer,

            Christmas tree is good, good! but beer - in vain! all beer rubbish rubbish! ... Not for long and get sick!
            --------------------------------------
            And about the "confrontation of NATO" and the estimates "who is stronger - an elephant or a whale"; and who has a gun longer than the barrel, recently read an article: Yankee spy failure or why not measure money.https://www.planet-kob.ru/articles/6830
            1. Mu Dialer
              Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 15: 12
              +1
              My dear...
              If you are sick, alcohol can be harmful to you ... Alas!
              And I have been drinking for many years and now beer is clearly better than with the Union, from a barrel :-)
              And yes - you don’t want to apologize? Good uncle communist allegedly wishing everyone good :-)
              1. KaPToC
                KaPToC 26 December 2017 21: 00
                +4
                Quote: Mu Diazwon
                And I have been drinking for many years and now beer is clearly better than with the Union, from a barrel :-)

                Chemistry tastes better than the original, mudflowing vi
              2. CONTROL
                CONTROL 27 December 2017 08: 20
                +2
                Quote: Mu Dialer
                And yes - you don’t want to apologize? Good uncle communist allegedly wishing everyone good :-)

                For what?
                If he were a communist, he wouldn’t shoot virtually! I apologize (after a warning shot to the head) ...
              3. CONTROL
                CONTROL 27 December 2017 08: 22
                +3
                Quote: Mu Dialer
                My dear...
                ... And I drink for many years :-)

                ... the result is indicative! corresponds to the "nickname" ...
              4. Cyril732017
                Cyril732017 27 December 2017 10: 29
                +1
                The better? - Than from the barrel ... made fun))
                1. Mu Dialer
                  Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 13: 18
                  0
                  "The bride of the mare was also someone" :-)
                  Well, drink from the barrel :-)
              5. Tatyana Rossiyanka
                Tatyana Rossiyanka 27 December 2017 11: 57
                +2
                Troll, My Dialer. There is nothing wrong with the ideas of communism. But now we are witnessing American democracy, and most importantly, the dollar.
                1. Mu Dialer
                  Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 13: 15
                  0
                  As someone said: "socialism can be built, you just need to take a country that is not a pity."
                  Kittens would be better trained, but not in Russia.
      4. andj61
        andj61 27 December 2017 10: 38
        +1
        Quote: Mu Dialer
        I have never met a single person who really believes in building communism. Verkhushka may have betrayed him, but the population of the communes did not like.

        The fact is that the ideas about communism in 2017, and even in 1980 were very different about the ideas in the 20s - 30s of the 20th century, and even from the ideas of 1961, the code at the 22nd Congress of the CPSU Khrushchev headed for building communism . It is enough to get an answer to one question - how much bread can be bought for the average salary of a worker. And for 1985, and for 2017 it will be a breathtaking amount for the 20s - 30s, and even for the late 50s - early 60s almost a ton of bread (actually less in 2017 - 700 kg, in 1985 - 850 kg). For them, IT was de facto communism; they could not even dream of a larger generation of those years: it will be, they say, there is plenty of bread - and everything will be just fine!
        As there S.Mikhalkov once wrote about this:
        Communism - what a word!
        How much is enclosed in it!
        Where with hope, where is harsh
        Pronounced it

        Bread for everyone, desert gardens,
        The triumph of great ideas,
        All are equal and not in sight
        Disadvantaged people!

        Let the enemies overseas
        Don't grin with a grin -
        It's late or sooner
        It will happen anyway!

        Communism is an extremely vague thing, as welfare improves and ideas about communism naturally change. In the 60s, communism, proclaimed by Khrushchev, was still believed, but in the 70s - no longer. And they began to live better, and ideas about communism have changed. hi
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 13: 12
          0
          "Instead of communism in the 80th year they gave the Olympics" :-)
          Khrushchev promised communism by the 80th year ("either the donkey will die, or the padishah"). :-)
        2. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 13: 20
          0
          Mikhalkov is an unusually honest person :-) :-) :-)
      5. Lebedev
        Lebedev 27 December 2017 11: 34
        0
        Meet me! I sincerely believed!
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 12: 34
          0
          Well ... There are all sorts of people ... And even very stupid ... It happens :-)
      6. 2014ya.ru
        2014ya.ru 27 December 2017 13: 30
        0
        You really are MU dialer !!!
        1. Mu Dialer
          Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 14: 39
          0
          It is what it is :-)
  3. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 26 December 2017 07: 44
    +3
    "Deceived"? You can only “deceive” someone who “has absolutely no brains” or someone who, in order to increase his own image in the eyes of the notorious “world community”, will commit any stupidity and even betrayal, that is, who “is glad to be deceived.” Unfortunately, over the past 25 years, such “politicians” have been at the head of Russia ...
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 26 December 2017 21: 01
      +2
      Quote: Cat Marquis
      who is "glad to be deceived"

      Are you trying so hard to remove the guilt from the deceivers and shift it to the deceived?
  4. Bakht
    Bakht 26 December 2017 08: 59
    +5
    "There is nothing less productive in politics than regret."
    Gorbachev was an uneducated man. In simple terms - a fool. I'm not wrong. The amount of knowledge and the number of diplomas do not make a person educated or smart. The people always said, "better than a secondary consideration than higher education." He was, as they would say, a manager. But honestly, in the place where the party card used to be stored, who now runs the country? The same managers.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 26 December 2017 10: 43
      0
      Quote: Bakht
      Gorbachev was an uneducated man. In simple terms - a fool.

      Uneducated - Yes! ? Do not tell. He won’t appreciate his bar. But Gorby - knew, and with all his might tried to raise her. By any means, to go down in history as a wise, great ..... well, I didn’t forget about my pocket.
      1. The comment was deleted.
  5. The comment was deleted.
  6. Anyone
    Anyone 26 December 2017 09: 57
    +4
    The thought goes through the whole note that, they say, guarantees were given by the USA and NATO that NATO would not expand eastward. Five times is repeated in different ways ... As children, by golly! Let the author quote some international document at the level of ratified treaties, where NATO pledges "not to expand to the east." There are no such. Therefore, these eternal groans about the expansion of NATO remind me of the complaints of the girl who gave the guy, and he took and did not marry. So she complains: he promised! And I just want to tell the author that it is time to live in the present, taking into account the fact that NATO is on Russia's borders. Enough to lament plaintively that we were deceived. This is defeatist rhetoric, especially since no one officially promised us anything, but unofficial promises ... Well, you understand, in short))
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 26 December 2017 21: 03
      +1
      Quote: Anyone
      Therefore, these eternal groans about the expansion of NATO remind me of the complaints of the girl who gave the guy, and he took and did not marry.

      In this we remind Ukraine, that also promised territorial integrity.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 48
        0
        And Ukraine didn’t promise anything ...
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. NordUral
      NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 46
      0
      It is not necessary to make claims against the West, but against traitors from the top of the Union and Russia.
  7. cannabis
    cannabis 26 December 2017 10: 24
    +4
    Let’s put aside politics, ideology, morality. Leave the biology. For 100 years, a human population called the "Russian people" has been biologically destroyed.
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 46
      0
      That is - you are not Russian?
  8. mih_sergeev92
    mih_sergeev92 26 December 2017 10: 57
    +7
    Not a hoax. Purposeful betrayal of the party elite. And the point. There can be no two opinions. And the absence of a trial of the surviving participants in perestroika is a continuation of this betrayal of the entire Soviet people.
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 15: 15
      +1
      Yes ... 92 year of birth ... The union did not find and the taperich loves what he did not see ... Pichalka ...
    2. petyaivolk
      petyaivolk 27 December 2017 14: 05
      +1
      Quote: mih_sergeev92
      Not a hoax. Purposeful betrayal of the party elite. And the point. There can be no two opinions. And the absence of a trial of the surviving participants in perestroika is a continuation of this betrayal of the entire Soviet people.

      VILenin "Lessons of the Revolution":
      The first and main lesson is that only the revolutionary struggle of the masses can achieve any serious improvements in the lives of workers and in the management of the state. No "sympathy" for the workers on the part of educated people, no heroic struggle of lone terrorists could undermine the tsarist autocracy and the sovereignty of the capitalists. Only the struggle of the workers themselves, only the joint struggle of millions could do this, and when such a struggle waned, the seizure of what the workers had conquered began immediately.
  9. CONTROL
    CONTROL 26 December 2017 10: 57
    +4
    To the maxim of the Roman Empire "Divide and conquer!" The US added: "" Lie, betray allies and buy opponents; all this - interpret as broadly as possible! ”Or, taking an example from the Israelis:“ A friend cannot be bought; but it can be sold very profitably! "
    ... what, in fact, the Americans are now doing in NATO - they are throwing their "allies" and "friends" into the furnace of the war they are planning!
  10. Dormidont
    Dormidont 26 December 2017 11: 09
    +2
    As Gorbachev used to say: "Ah, it is not difficult to deceive me. I myself am glad to be deceived." And even more so by bank transfer
  11. Altona
    Altona 26 December 2017 11: 32
    +4
    Quote: Egoza
    Do not tell. He won’t appreciate his bar. But Gorby - knew, and with all his might tried to raise her. By any means, to go down in history as a wise, great ..... well, I didn’t forget about my pocket.

    -----------------------
    First of all, henpecked and self-lover. Have the Politburo and the CPSU Central Committee not seen whom they are promoting? Although the system began to rot from the time of Khrushchev, when he anathematized Comrade Stalin and thereby gave the West a propaganda joker in all directions, starting with the Yalta system, then “human rights” and other anti-communist nonsense.
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 12: 45
      0
      The system had rotted since 1917, when the commies seized power in the country by force and held it for 74 years. Now, if you don’t like Putin, you can vote for anyone, just against him, and with commies? There weren’t any options at all. So Putin, despite all the shortcomings, it is legitimate, unlike the communist authorities.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 42
        +1
        Your nickname is right for you. my friend ..
  12. Jmbg
    Jmbg 26 December 2017 13: 36
    +1
    Quote: Ren
    Quote: Mu Diazwon
    Tell us how ardent builders of communism you were :-)

    Judging by turnovers and idioms - you are either a Kid or sent from behind a puddle of Carlson! hi
    The largest state in the world in terms of economy (GDP) and population is engaged in the construction of communism. The largest party in the world is the Communist Party, and do you consider yourself smarter than all these people? fool

    They somehow get capitalism. It is written in XiaoMi - a Chinese, but not very communist phone.
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 26 December 2017 13: 49
      0
      In, in! :-)
      I didn’t even answer this person about China: “to teach a fool to only spoil” :-) Let him continue to believe that communism is being built in China :-) Commies are such commies, funny guys :-)
  13. Old26
    Old26 26 December 2017 21: 59
    +4
    Quote: Mu Diazwon
    but the people of the communes did not like

    Either 14 or 18 million people were members of the CPSU. That is, if not every 10, but in general there were 6-7 percent of the members of the CPSU. And they did not love all of them? Yes, you throw the blizzard to bear. If there was a negative attitude in society, it was only in relation to the leading workers of the district, city, and regional committees. In relation to ordinary hard workers this was not observed. They are no different from ordinary people, not party members. They didn’t buy goods in special distributors, they didn’t receive apartments without a queue.

    Why did the population "not like the commune" who had gone through the front or rebuilding the country after the war? You would at least express your thoughts reasonably, otherwise you really start to correspond to the nickname
    1. Mu Dialer
      Mu Dialer 27 December 2017 12: 40
      0
      You yourself don’t bear the blizzard, but just remember how people voted for Yeltsin — enormously and enthusiastically (by the way, I’m not a rare exception). And how party tickets were thrown out at 91, like later Crimeans threw out Ukrainian passports in 2014. ordinary communists were calm, they didn’t like the system.
  14. Clone
    Clone 27 December 2017 11: 15
    +3
    In the mid-eighties, I, like many "combat officers", was pleasantly surprised and slightly dumbfounded by a sudden panic in the ranks of the self-proclaimed "elite" of the USSR Armed Forces ... bulging my eyes and casting curses on the heads of unknown enemies, insidiously clinging to columns of "faithful" Leninists ", the so-called" political workers "rushed through the floors of the barracks and back streets of the territories of military towns, extracting the district newspaper of the Turkestan military district called" Frunzevets ". Where, basically, it was detected and in what form, I won’t specify ...
    Perplexity, and then a completely understandable desire to get to the bottom of the causes of this situation, led to the fact that we studied the printed sheet “from cover to cover” and to the last comma, which had never happened before ... We found it.
    "General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU Mikhail Sergeevich Grobachev... "Nda ... full of Peetz ... in the sense of Freud! And, as it turned out, in the following, the typo was not accidental at all because it fell into the most" point "... ghoul Gorbachev - undertaker of the USSR .
    The gray-haired, wise, and seemed to us old, lieutenant colonel ... Nikolay Ignatievich thoughtfully then said, - "This is not good."
    ________________
    In the old days it was possible to transfer abo and completely ignore classes in any discipline ... with the exception of "political training", the conduct of which was closely monitored by the entire official army dancer in the person of a large party-political apparatus.
    But the first defectors to the camp of "liberals and democrats" were those who for decades had "taught" us how to serve our Motherland ... They are still doing the same in the regional authorities and in the Federal Assembly. Alas...
  15. staviator
    staviator 27 December 2017 11: 44
    0
    Most of the cadre officers and warrant officers who served in the Western Group of Forces were demobilized. In the 1990s, there were serious problems with the provision of housing to officers, warrant officers and members of their families who served in the Western Military District and were hastily removed to their homeland. These are just the social consequences of the reckless actions of the Soviet leadership.

    But for those 100 lard that could be obtained for the infrastructure of our troops in Germany, it was possible to build apartments for all needy servicemen of the USSR Armed Forces. What can you call these actions of the Tagged if not betrayal.
  16. agel26r
    agel26r 27 December 2017 12: 32
    0
    Quote: rotmistr60
    What now blame the West since they themselves are to blame. Gorbachev was ready to believe not only a word, but also a nod of an American head. Not promising an ordinary citizen could not formalize these promises officially and documented, but not like the leader of a huge country.

    What foresight can there be with a simple combiner ??? laughing
    he needs to be called to court while still moving angry
  17. Clone
    Clone 27 December 2017 16: 26
    0
    Quote: agel26r
    What foresight can there be with a simple combiner ???

    Practically, all of us were “harvesters” or even children of these. But, some of us served ... some “served” ... others, without a shadow of doubt, took advantage of the fact of “reproduction” from significant figures in the military hierarchy. Do you need examples?
  18. The comment was deleted.
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 38
      0
      The world, a troll friend, is degrading. Changes - yes, but does not develop. And we in Russia are slowly recovering and I really hope that 2018 will be a turning point for our country. And not only for us, but for the whole world. Once it was already, and the world then with the advent of the USSR became better, no matter how they lied to us or the West about it.
  19. Clone
    Clone 27 December 2017 19: 33
    0
    Quote: pomorAL
    article from tailor-soviet times

    No other than count blood seems ... although they flogged the ancestors at the stable with reins. Ugh, and more!
  20. Vikmay16
    Vikmay16 27 December 2017 20: 45
    0
    The article is good, but what's the point, with the back mind everyone is strong. In those days, Western ideology was strong.
  21. Mikhail Zubkov
    Mikhail Zubkov 27 December 2017 23: 32
    0
    It is impossible to consider the "German question" separately from the "Polish crisis" of 1980-89. Changes in regimes in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria were a little less stress for the USSR. Not only the GSVG, but also the groups of Soviet troops in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia found themselves in the position of armies, whose rear was considered UNRELIABLE - that is to say the least. The Germans from the German Democratic Republic drove in thousands of crowds through Hungary to Austria and Germany. In Poland, where I was in 1980-83. he served in the Embassy, ​​tens of thousands (if truth be told, up to hundreds of thousands) went to street demonstrations demanding "democratic" reforms, "free trade unions", changes in pro-Soviet leaders, changes in foreign policy, and "cleansing Polish history of regime lies." By December 1981 (I recall - Gorbachev was elected secretary general in 1985), the headquarters of the operation of the Warsaw Treaty invasion of Poland in Poland led by the commander of the air forces Marshal of the Soviet Union V.G. and he and Ambassador B. Aristov they met almost JEWISH with Jaruzelski and forced him to enter on December 13.12.81, 10. martial law in the country and "intern" more than 26 thousand members of the Solidarity asset during the nationwide congress of Solidarity. GRU special forces had already been deployed along the borders of the GRU and tanks were being withdrawn from conservation, and if Jaruzelski had taken the position of 1979 Polish generals who said that they would offer armed resistance with their troops, then all these USSR ARMIES would go to Warsaw. The Germans of the GDR, Hungarians and Czechs (and Slovaks!), It was decided not to involve in the operation "VD". But Jaruzelski went to the imposition of martial law by the Polish forces, THAN SAVING TEN A THOUSAND LIFE. Polish events were superimposed on the Afghan, where Soviet troops "at the call of the Afghan leadership" entered in December 1985, if anyone forgot. Such was the context of what Gorbachev inherited from the “Kremlin elders” in 1990. If this “legacy” is taken into account for the situation of 94-1979, then the only thing that Gorbachev and Yeltsin could achieve when the troops were withdrawn from Eastern Europe is a bit more written “guarantees” about NATO’s non-expansion, but in fact they were the superior forces of the US and NATO would be in real "fig" leaves. Could still require a little more money to equip the withdrawn contingents, military and civilian, but if someone knows examples where the West gave money to Russians without insidious conditions, let the first throw obscenities at me. So the author of the article knows little about the real situation in the USSR and around the USSR from 1989 to 600. We also went to Afghanistan in the context of the invasion of the 1978th Chinese army in Vietnam and the Islamic coup in Iran in XNUMX. KNOW REALITIES ARE NECESSARY before tearing the facts out of their context!
  22. Ramovic nedzad
    Ramovic nedzad 28 December 2017 11: 24
    0
    NATO PACKT NOT OBMANUL SSSR, I KNOW THAT 1990 AFTER FALL BERLINE WALL, AFTER THAT IN YUGOSLAVIA START WAR, THAT WAR IS BE PREPARED FOR EX SSSR AND EXPANSION OF ANGLOSDAXONS ON EAST EUROPE, COVERED BY LIBERAL KAPITALACY - DEM. NATO IS NOW IN ON BORDER OF RUSSIA AND TRY TO DESTABILISE RUSSIA INSIDE. YOU SEE UKRAINA, GRUSIA AND OTHER EX SSSR STATES, THIS IS THE WAR TO CONQUER RUSSIA. I KNOW THAT LONG TIME AGO. GORBACHE AND ELTSIN IS A TRAITOR OF RUSSIA AND MUSTO GO IN JAIL FOR THIS.
  23. dDYHA
    dDYHA 30 December 2017 22: 16
    0
    Misha, Misha. Zhopashnik bald.
  24. NordUral
    NordUral 1 January 2018 16: 30
    0
    The West didn’t have to deceive - all this scum, Gorbachev and Shevarnadze, everyone knew from the very beginning what they were doing without concluding agreements, and basing everything on the word of gentlemen.