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The leadership of the USSR itself led to power in the Baltics of its enemies


Those for whom the Nazi propaganda "closer to the truth than the Soviet"

“Obviously, Nazi propaganda was much more based on real facts and was closer to the truth than Soviet.” That's what the Latvian historian Inesis Feldmanis agreed upon, commenting in an interview with Latvijas avīze the book of his colleague Caspar Zellis about Nazi propaganda from the time of the German occupation "In the Power of Illusions and Fears," the fund saidHistorical memory".

Feldmanis himself is known primarily for the fact that until October 2012 he headed the Latvian-Russian commission of historians from the Latvian side, the creation of which was blessed at the time by the entourage of the then President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. And according to the quotation of Mr. Feldmanis alone, it is not difficult to guess which interpretation of the “controversial moments” in the history of relations between Latvia and Russia was advocated by the Latvian part of this commission. "Soviet occupation" - that is what this story was during the 1939-1941 and 1944-1991 years, and nothing else. And the damage from the occupation, of course, Russia must compensate for Latvia. Some sort of billions of more than one hundred US dollars - so many other Latvian "historians" have already counted.

However, now it is not about “compensation for damage”, but about where it all came from in Latvia, and in the whole Baltic region there are such feldmanis. But first, it’s still better to let our “hero” finish to the end.

Feldmanis started his interview for health: “Within the framework of the program on national identity, a good impression is left by the book by Kaspar Zoellis about Nazi propaganda during the German occupation“ In the power of illusions and fears ”. But he continued for the rest: “However, I cannot agree with him in everything. He writes that Nazi propaganda left its mark right up to the current social memory. I do not mind. Still, Nazi propaganda worked for four years, and then more than forty years of Soviet propaganda followed. ”

Unfortunately, the Historical Memory Foundation notes, Mr. Feldmanis did not disclose what kind of information spread by Nazi propaganda he considers real. It is quite possible that a number of interesting discoveries would be waiting for us here, as evidenced by earlier statements made by Mr. Feldmanis. So, in 2008, in an interview with Neatkarigas Rita Avize, he stated that “some thousand Jews” had died in the Salaspils concentration camp.

Mr. Feldmanis also authored the term “tactical collaboration,” recalls the Russian foundation: he justified his collaboration with the Nazis with this “historic discovery”. “In this case,” Feldmanis wrote, “together with such terms as“ collaboration ”(ordinary cooperation with invaders) or“ collaborationism ”(treacherous cooperation), the definition of“ tactical collaboration ”can be used, denoting with its help cooperation with the German occupation power aimed at achieving such goals that in one way or another met the interests of the Latvian people. The question of whether the tactical collaboration can be perceived and singled out as a definite form of the resistance movement is worthy of discussion. ”

And the REGNUM news agency supplemented this track record of Feldmanis with such facts of his scientific biography, which this “historian” would probably prefer to forget forever. In January 2013 of the year, recalls the publication, Inesis Feldmanis’s dissertation on the degree of candidate of historical sciences “The role of German fascism in the Nazification of the German population of bourgeois Latvia (1933-1939)” was published in open access, which was defended by it in 1984. And in the introduction, the author reports: “As a result of the Second World War, the main forces of“ traditional fascism ”were defeated. However, fascism is not only a "phenomenon of the past." As a certain social phenomenon and product of the imperialist system, it did not disappear from the world arena without a trace, but actually exists today, generating new threats ... Objective reality confirms the serious danger of the fascist threat. In a number of capitalist countries, especially in the Federal Republic of Germany, neo-fascist forces have become noticeably more active recently. Therefore, the struggle against fascism remains today one of the most important tasks of all progressive humanity ... "

“The activation of neo-fascism is accompanied by various propaganda campaigns aimed, in particular, at the rehabilitation of national socialism,” Feldmanis continues in his dissertation. - As noted in the statement “No to Fascism!”, Developed in 1977 by the Commission of Historians of the USSR and the GDR, in recent years the propaganda of fascist ideas has sharply increased with the help of “historical research”. In an environment where the revelation of fascism and the fight against its ideology and practice are particularly relevant, there is still a need to further study the problems of German fascism, its super-reactionary policies and ideologies, within which the Second Reich of World War II takes a special place, ”wrote in his dissertation Feldmanis.

These are the “sequence” and “principled” Mr. Feldmanis demonstrates! “Staying down” during the “Soviet occupation”, says one thing, and then - quite another. Striking propensity for mimicry.

From the above quotations it is already clear where these very Feldmanis came from in the Baltics: they were nurtured and placed in a rather privileged position by the Soviet authorities themselves on the withdrawal of the USSR. And then they "thanked" her.

“The modern political elite in the Baltic States,” Dmitry Kondrashov, editor-in-chief of the Baltic World magazine, told the REGNUM interview about a year ago, “was not the last 20 years. Its origins go to Stalinism. This elite began to emerge around the year 1947 as a result of the implementation of the second wave of indigenization policy, the architect of which was Lawrence Beria. I recently read with a Western author and generally agreed with his assessment that there was a Unitarian management model in the Soviet Baltic. The center of the Soviet empire, Moscow, relied on the radical elite, which exercised almost independent management at the local level and, with rare exceptions, did not seek to fall into power at the level of the federal center. Moscow gave at the mercy of the national elite all significant decisions, except ideology, although in this sense retreats on the territory of the Baltic republics were: for example, the same celebration of Christmas.

Thus, the former president of Estonia Lennart Meri, being a Soviet writer, actively collaborated with Estonian colleagues - immigrants to the United States, which was unthinkable for a Russian writer. Imagine: could Simonov lead an active creative collaboration with Nabokov? In the last years of the USSR, Mary lived in Finland at his own summer cottage, which a simple Russian Soviet writer could not afford. Thus, the central communist authorities were the main donors for the formation of the local elite; for the sake of its creation, the center invested huge amounts of money in education in the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian languages, a higher school was being formed, and methods were being implanted for creating independent independent scientific schools. Thus, the formation of the elite took place under the wing of the Central Committee of the CPSU, but in an absolutely independent manner.

It should be noted that the republics themselves were subsidized. It's no secret that the Baltic was a showcase for the entire USSR. The standard of living in Estonia in the 1980s, according to the CIA, given by Estonian writer Uno Laht, was comparable to the standard of living in Denmark, and this welfare was provided by subsidies from the center and the labor of Russian “blue collars” brought to the Baltics. In other words, the national elites were fed at the expense of Russia and the Russian people: the Russian-speaking population was brought to the Baltic States as food for this independent and only superficially Russified elite. ”

In general, the Soviet leadership tried to nurture those who later mixed the same Soviet power with shit. And now he is still trying, with the secret backstage support from overseas, to collect hundreds of billions of dollars from Russia as the successor of the USSR.

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  1. Renat
    Renat 21 February 2013 06: 30
    In Germany itself there is no such thing as is happening in the Baltic states. I even guess whose music they are dancing. The attack is on all fronts.
    1. Uncle Serozha
      Uncle Serozha 21 February 2013 07: 44
      Quote: Renat
      In Germany itself there is no such thing as is happening in the Baltic states.

      And in Germany there was a denazification, as you know. A proper assessment was given to the fascist past and this assessment is brought to the person "from a young age."
      But in the Baltics there was no denazification. The caught "forest brothers" were simply judged, the uncaught did not seem to exist. And they had a carriage of grudges against us - they simply did not understand that what they called "occupation" was simply their inclusion in the family of Soviet peoples, which allowed them to preserve their culture. In Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, there was their national cinema, their national literature, their national fine arts. Which (mind you!) Was widely in demand in the USSR and was richly paid. Suffice it to recall Raymond Pauls, Laima Vaikule, Stasis Krasauskas, etc. What is happening now with their national art, science and cinema, I will not even speak - it all came down to regional amateur performances.
      But there was no denazification, and they pulled all resentment against us in the 90s, making heroes of Nazi minions.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 21 February 2013 08: 57
        Quote: Uncle Seryozha
        What is happening now with their national art, science and cinema, I won’t even say - it all came down to regional amateur performance.

        Processions and celebrations of the "Wafen-SS" gather more "national ethnos" than for national celebrations. And even about the cultivation of the cult "SS" and does OSHIZOFRENELI.

        If we honestly evaluate the modernized "national costume", then we will see in it only socks with ornaments, which contrasts with the background of Ukraine and emphasizes that as a nation they are a little over 100 years old.

        And even in this form, it will breathe for almost 1000 years:

        National flavor, "as a skill, either there or not."
      2. sso-xnumx
        sso-xnumx 21 February 2013 10: 41
        That's because they were given the opportunity to remain Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians, and not Balts assimilated into German, they cannot forgive us and still hate !!!
        1. krisostomus
          krisostomus 21 February 2013 11: 19
          Well, why are these "soviet" bikes again? According to the census in Estonia until 1939, Germans constituted less than 2% of the population. What kind of "Germanization" could we talk about at all? Russians in 1939 were just over 8%, that is, 4 times more. So maybe it would be more correct to talk about "Russification", especially since the share of Russian speakers by 1989 was brought up to 38% of the population?
          1. Octavian avgust
            Octavian avgust 21 February 2013 12: 27
            What terrible figures you bring. Did the Russians oppress you somehow? Or just banal Russophobia?
          2. Uncle Serozha
            Uncle Serozha 21 February 2013 12: 36
            Quote: krisostomus
            Well, why are these "soviet" bikes again? According to the census in Estonia until 1939, Germans constituted less than 2% of the population. What kind of "Germanization" could we talk about at all?

            Germanization may not have been. But the fact remains - in an uncontrolled market, it is difficult for a small people to maintain their culture. With such a small audience, it is unlikely that any producer company will allocate funds for the filming of an Estonian film. Or maintaining national folklore. Yes, amateur performance is possible, but it will be nothing more than an amateur level. I’m generally silent about science.
            Yes, there were many Russian speakers in Estonia. But this did NOT mean Russification. Quite the contrary, Estonian culture was not only not eroded, but also maintained.
            However, I will not argue. Perhaps the population of the Baltic countries is really entitled to have a grudge against us. I sincerely wish them not to lose their national identity, and leave the descendants a new cultural heritage. Although I believe in it weakly ...
            1. krisostomus
              krisostomus 21 February 2013 15: 02
              That is, do you think that before the era of cinema, peoples could not have any culture at all? Or how?
      3. krisostomus
        krisostomus 21 February 2013 10: 44
        In the Baltics, there could not have been any denazification, since the most basic thing was lacking for this - the presence of NSDAP members. There were people who participated in the armed struggle against the Red Army on the side of the Germans, and only because "Sovietization" and "inclusion in the family of Soviet peoples" against the will of the people themselves was just considered an occupation. These were mainly members and relatives of families subjected to deportation, repression and shooting by the NKVD in 1940-1941. The reaction of these people was quite predictable - repressions with bullets always and everywhere generated armed resistance.
        1. Papakiko
          Papakiko 21 February 2013 11: 56
          Quote: krisostomus
          In the Baltics, there could not have been any denazification, since the most basic thing was lacking for this - the presence of NSDAP members. There were people who participated in the armed struggle against the Red Army on the side of the Germans, and only because "Sovietization" and "inclusion in the family of Soviet peoples" against the will of the people themselves was just considered an occupation

          Now, under the financial occupation of the "mattress" and "geyropa", where are the screams about the occupation?
          Leadership of the "sent".
          Neither pride nor self-respect. ............................................
          Only bark at a neighbor and then they are surprised with resentment, smearing snot with blood across the face, FOR WHAT?
        2. dmb
          dmb 21 February 2013 16: 53
          Are you sure that the inclusion took place against the will of the people themselves. Large owners are not the whole nation. If you have made up your mind for "the whole people", then at least you have brought something in support of your words. Well, if you haven't done that, I'll try. Only naturally in refutation. In 1942, the 8th Estonian Corps was formed, numbering 25 thousand people. It consisted of 80% Estonians. Its command staff consisted of 50% of them. Considering that at the time of the war, the number of Estonians with wives and children was about a million, then in total the Soviet Power was supported by more than 2/3 of the population. References to violent mobilization, as you understand, will not work, because there were Germans in Estonia at that time, and those deported on political charges were not allowed into the army under any pretext. As for the "atrocities of the NKVD," you have examples of a different attitude towards active opponents of the authorities. Even in the present tolerant time in your republics they are trying to judge elderly people who fought against the Germans and their assistants.
          1. krisostomus
            krisostomus 21 February 2013 18: 19
            In 1940, the Estonian Armed Forces were transformed into the Estonian Territorial Corps, on the basis of which the Estonian Rifle Corps was formed later and on the territory of the RSFSR in 1942. As elsewhere, with the beginning of the war, mobilization was announced in the Estonian SSR as well - men born in 1918-1905 were mobilized, when there were no Germans yet. It is not very clear how 25 thousand "shooters", even with wives and children, according to your "calculations" are two-thirds of a million?
            If such was the will of the majority of the people, then Comrade Zhdanov would not have to organize such a "circus" with elections and the Constitution of Estonia "on the knee" to remake. So you, dear, repeat the ancient soviet tales about "voluntary joining".
            1. dmb
              dmb 21 February 2013 20: 01
              Naive Estonian youth. You thought that calling me "scoop" you insulted me. Yes, I'm proud of that. I am proud that I am a Russian and a Soviet person. I am also proud to know at least one Estonian who is also proud of his Soviet past. But to offend your people, as you did (due to most likely your limitations), it never occurs to us. After all, what did you write? That the Estonians of the territorial corps, being close to their small homeland on the territory of the Pskov region, heroically fought in the ranks of the Russian invaders against the liberators of the Germans. At the same time, they did not just shoot like in the West during the "strange war", but heroically, participating in counterattacks near Soltsy and Staraya Russa. They did not hear about the detachments then. The Germans advanced successfully. So what prevented the liberation of Estonia together with them? That is, from your point of view, this can be explained either by impenetrable stupidity, or by elementary cowardice. My tongue would not turn. Further, mobilization is possible only when the mobilized do not resist. Forests in Estonia are not measured. And those who did not want to go there, before the arrival of the German benefactors. As for the numbers, I still feel sorry for you. Estonia is an agrarian country, the families of the peasants are large. I took a family with one child. Or will you argue that it is typical for Estonians that dad is in the Red Army, and mom and children adore the Gestapo?
              1. krisostomus
                krisostomus 22 February 2013 01: 52
                Least of all he was eager to offend someone - he simply gave a definition of propaganda, and at that time there were two "zombie" types - "soviet" and "Goebbels", which had not yet been surpassed both in arrogance and hypocrisy.
                As for pride, everyone experiences it for something of their own. Someone is proud of the fact that they fought for Soviet power, and someone that they fought against it. Russians are good at being proud of both at the same time - they worship Budyonny, who was buried at the Kremlin wall, and Denikin, whose ashes were transported from the United States and reburied in the Donskoy Monastery. Both of them fought for Russia, only Russia for each of them had its own and incompatible with the ideas about it of the other. This is the main reason for the "ideological wandering" of Russians today - they really want to combine all "ideas" - monarchy, Orthodoxy and Soviet power with "primitive" capitalism in "one patriotic bottle". It turns out to be very caricatured and it is necessary to "mythologize" the already "mythologized" in a new way, rewriting its history textbooks, and blame all the "caricature" on the intrigues of enemies, both internal and external.
  2. Denis
    Denis 21 February 2013 07: 12
    Yes, that they (all the Balts put together) can, except howl like victims. Nothing depends on these countries and call them no matter how. It’s not even worth talking about them.
    1. Uncle Serozha
      Uncle Serozha 21 February 2013 07: 29
      Quote: Denis
      Yes, that they (all the Balts put together) can, except howl like victims. Nothing depends on these countries and call them no matter how. It’s not even worth talking about them.

      I remembered a scene from an old Soviet movie with a captured Japanese soldier in 1945, who continuously shouted "banzai nippon"

      - What is he yelling out there?
      - Yelling that Japan will win
      - Yes, she will defeat the bald horseradish ...
      - Translate him?
      - Do not. He knows. That's why he screams ...
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco 21 February 2013 09: 49
      A good article the other day was, I think many have read it.
    3. krisostomus
      krisostomus 21 February 2013 10: 46
      Well, then why keep talking?
  3. Pula
    Pula 21 February 2013 07: 52
    Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia - gasket with Teutons' ears. And as always - you can't change it in time, the stink is heard.
    A collaborator or renegade - alone ...., a political prostitute. Give me money, and they will celebrate you, but nothing more ...
    1. krisostomus
      krisostomus 21 February 2013 10: 49
      But isn’t the population of Russia that grew up during the Soviet Union, is entirely collaborators and political prostitutes? Changed their ideology easier than blowing their nose? Did you do it for money or for pleasure?
  4. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 21 February 2013 08: 47
    In the 70s, I had to undergo advanced training in Riga. We had one Latvian. In the city, he showed houses that had previously belonged to his father. "I would not work if it were not for the Soviet regime" - the words of this Latvian.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 21 February 2013 09: 45
      My opinion, He would have worked as a slave in German galleys, if not for the power of the Soviets.
    2. Octavian avgust
      Octavian avgust 21 February 2013 12: 23
      Parasite in one word.
  5. selbrat
    selbrat 21 February 2013 10: 33
    "Has brought enemies to power" Yes, we ourselves then had enemies in power. Starting with Andropov, he promoted Mikhail Sergeevich.
  6. Octavian avgust
    Octavian avgust 21 February 2013 12: 23
    Baltic States and Poland US Trojan horse in the EU. Many EU decisions have been made in their own right and in favor of the United States. Europe and the USA will soon bend down and nobody will feed the Baltic states, they will again reach for Mother Russia.
    1. Drappier
      Drappier 21 February 2013 14: 58
      This is a member of the US Trojan horse in the EU of Britain laughing
  7. Drappier
    Drappier 21 February 2013 13: 08
    Feldmanis is such an ethnic Latvian as I am Lithuanian wassat Feldman is 100500%, and barks for the whole of Latvia, we also have a similar true Lithuanian Lansbergis, father of the nation and spiritual leader of nationalists laughing
  8. skrgar
    skrgar 21 February 2013 15: 30
    Why write these articles .. I don’t understand .. Yes, we forgot for them already !! - Let them live there as they want !! At least they will completely chop off the fascists with crosses ... Yes, on the drum !! Everything is clear to them for us !! .. -Let them live there in these 3 Baltic villages of their own .. I wish them good health - and then forgot for them.