Diseases of post-Soviet growth

Diseases of post-Soviet growth



For two decades now there has not been on the political map of the world of the USSR, and in a number of foreign countries the talk about what kind of heritage the Communist Empire left behind does not abate. Some Western analysts look at the problems associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, objectively, while others continue anti-Soviet hysteria. The countries of the former socialist camp, as well as representatives of the former Soviet republics, are the last to sin. Often the reasoning goes to the plane of how all the countries of Europe with their communist regimes, as well as the Soviet Republics, lived hungry and cold, being under the scrutiny of Moscow. These moanings that have been going on for already two decades, which, they say, Russia, as it could, oppressed its “smaller brothers”, are, to put it mildly, a frank fiction.

Let's approach the problem of the existence of republics within the USSR and the states belonging to the so-called social camp, if possible, from an independent position. We will not block some due to the infringement of others. Only in this case can an objective picture of the development of events be obtained both before the collapse of the USSR and after August of 1991.

So, as you know, the Soviet Union was 15 Republics. Some jokingly called the 16-th Republic of the Union and once brotherly Bulgaria. If you look at the economic indicators of the development of the majority of the Soviet republics, then the words about the fact that someone was infringed, seem frankly nonsense. The same Baltic republics were financed from the Union budget at such a level that the representatives of Western countries coming there in 80-s wondered what the Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians were fundamentally dissatisfied with. There is even such a legend, according to which Italian tourists who arrived in 1988 in Riga said that if Italy had such a standard of living as in the Latvian SSR, then they would blow dust particles from their prime minister. And, indeed, thanks to the flow of investment from Moscow, the Baltic States by the end of the eighties became real Communist Switzerland, as they called it outside the USSR. And suddenly, after the collapse of the USSR, it turns out that the Russians were conducting a real genocide of the local population, humiliated the honor and dignity of the Balts, stifled freedom of speech and everything. Immediately he heard the words that the Baltic countries were forcibly “drawn out” into the USSR. Here, too, can argue. In the 1940 Balts, they really made an offer that was hard to refuse. However, we note that the "freedom-loving" Baltic people for some reason decided not to stand up to fight the "red aggressor." Maybe not so bad option for the Baltic States at that time was to join the Soviet Union. And all the words about the fact that the “small” people were frightened by the eastern monster and surrendered to it with giblets can be called frank lies and hypocrisy. Why, then, was not the greatest Finnish nation able to find the strength in itself and respond to the Stalinist machine? It turns out that all claims of the Balts in terms of their “occupation” are meaningless. Even the word “occupation”, when residents of “occupied” territories live better than residents of “occupying” Moscow, looks, to put it mildly, inappropriate.

Today - after the Soviet Union ordered to live long, the situation in the “free” Baltic looks much worse than in the prosperous eighties. Some Latvian bankers are already making revolutionary statements, according to which it would be better to move closer to Russia and ask her for a loan of billions in 20 in euro currency. This is so independent of dependence ...

Slavic brothers - Ukraine and Belarus - after the collapse of the Union, rush from the heat into the cold, talking about the unity of all the Slavic peoples and friendship with Russia, then trying to wag the tail, and turn to Russia in a slightly different place. At the same time, some people also say that if in the 17th century Bohdan Khmelnitsky had not decided to become part of the Russian Empire, then Ukrainians would live like cheese in butter ... There are even people who believe that the famine of the twenties and thirties 20- th century, organized by the Russian, to erase from the face of the earth a whole nation. And the name even came up with the "famine." However, these people either do not know storiesor they specifically stamp out those fragments of it that do not fall into the plane of anti-Russian criticism. They clearly do not take into account the fact that entire regions of Russia themselves were starving after a severe drought of the twenties. The infrastructure destroyed by the civil war was extremely difficult to recover in the Volga region, in the Southern Urals, the Black Soil Region. According to the most modest estimates, during the so-called “famine” more than three million people died from lack of food in Russia itself. Is it worth it after this to pay attention to the words about purposeful "famine" in Ukraine and in Belarus, organized by the Russians.

Today, the “intrigues" of Russians are recalled for any convenient reason. So, for example, Alexander Lukashenko, only Moscow should declare an increase in gas prices, speaks of Russian arbitrariness and oppression of the Belarusian people. At the same time, Mr. Lukashenko apparently does not realize that the Russian people are paying for blue fuel at almost the same price. A similar situation with Ukraine. As soon as Russia opened a gas route along the bottom of the North and Baltic Sea, Viktor Yanukovych decided to start "mouse fuss" around the status of the Black Sea fleet and renaming of Ukrnaftogaz. But Belarus and Ukraine are independent states. It turns out that Russia, as if from an old memory, should give its good for nothing, and in return to watch Ukraine trump NATO. No - now the pipes! If you, gentlemen, have decided to live separately and allow yourself Russophobic statements, then you need to pay at the rate that applies to European countries.

Georgia after the collapse of the USSR looks like a real anti-Russian base. Suffice it to say that even in 1995, entire Georgian bases began to appear here, not without the help of the highest Georgian leadership, where the militants were preparing for "campaigns against Russia." Today, Mikhail Saakashvili also speaks of the “Russian yoke”, which did not allow long 70 years to sigh for the Georgian people. However, the same Saakashvili, for some reason, forgets that for a quarter of a century an ethnic Georgian Iosif Stalin stood at the helm of the Soviet Empire. Why the president of Georgia does not say that the orders about executions of innocent Soviet citizens were signed by the Georgian Beria. Of course, Saakashvili hangs all dogs on Russia, not because he does not know the historical facts, but only in order to please the West.

The Central Asian republics also indulge in anti-Russian statements. Why? Because the authorities of the same Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan understand that Russia will tolerate resentment and in the event of anything will help the Asian brothers. At the same time, you need to distinguish themselves in anti-Russian rhetoric and in front of the United States.

In general, the post-Soviet space is now experiencing about the same attack as Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire. As soon as they denounced all Roman immediately after the fall of a powerful civilization. However, after centuries of dullness and mutual distrust, respect for Rome began to revive. It was given the name of the Renaissance. So, all claims of the breakaway states are a growing pain. Therefore, it is not necessary to conceal anger at the same Georgia or Estonia, which are amenable to anti-Russian sentiment. They will grow up as separate states - they will understand the true price of cooperation and mutual respect. Let us hope that the growing pains will be cured faster than in the era of the European Middle Ages.
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  1. Vadivak 26 September 2011 13: 25 New
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    Anyone like me especially liked Saakashvili. Volodin 5 points
  2. mitrich
    mitrich 26 September 2011 15: 08 New
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    On a map with Kazakhstan, Russia looks fatter ...
  3. nnz226 26 September 2011 15: 43 New
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    But the pipes! No fraternal peoples, and no fraternal assistance, especially to the Central Asians! All assistance is only for gold or access to mineral resources and other resources, you can take the territory (Crimea in exchange for a discount on gas prices, but also% on 10-15 (max)) everything else is for cash only! But the Limitrophs are generally subject to sanctions, as the US State Department has fun, and there is a reason: Nazi support, which is prohibited by the results of the Nuremberg court, to which the Americans and the limes signed.
    1. oper66
      oper66 28 September 2011 14: 00 New
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      All international assistance to ex-brothers that around the world in the post-Soviet territory turned to Russia with black ingratitude. They look at Russia as the provider of their requests for free or at a minimum price, such as Ukraine or Belarus, while swearing oaths of indestructible friendship, but only after receiving what they want the old song begins about the occupation of the Holodomor imperial ways, etc. in that spirit. Looking at their rulers, the rabid haters of Russia raised their heads and begin to suck out claims and demands from territorial to indemnification with compensation for the damage they allegedly suffered during the Russian occupation during the tsar and the period of the USSR, where they were all in such a desperate situation that ate survived. During the creation of the USSR, many republics were cut lands that never belonged to them as in the Baltic states, in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. Yes, our hungry EBN really missed out on the territory of Russia, giving up the lands that were originally Russian developed and joined by Russians centuries ago. Ukraine was part of Russia voluntarily with only two regions - Kiev and Chernigov, and left with territories conquered from Turkey and the hostile Crimean Khanate, but conquered by the Russian Empire, as well as Kazakhstan with the northern regions, claims and demands from the Kazakhs are already being made that the lands of the Don are their historical land and the Kyrgyz require payments for occupation. Yes, this is not the official policy of these states, but these moods roam in the minds of our former "brothers", and the domestic policy of their rulers encourages anti-Russian movements. Therefore, we citizens of Russia need to stop these attempts to cut off and not allow them on the territory of our country, and all relations should be built strictly on the basis of political and economic benefits.
  4. Bogatir
    Bogatir 26 September 2011 18: 26 New
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    “There are even people who are sure that the famines of the 20s and XNUMXs were specially organized by the Russians to eradicate an entire nation from the face of the earth. And even the name“ famine ”came up with the name. However, these people either don’t know history, or those fragments that do not fall into the plane of anti-Russian criticism are specially extinct. "
    - Glaring cynicism and Kremlin lies. How did it go to say when they were still alive who remembered how, under the muzzle of a carbine, the ChKists had raked up their last reserves. They even interrupted what was hidden in the cellars, roofs, buried in the ground, stables, doghouses.
    - Thu on the history of lies and on the Kremlin schoblo historians.
    1. grimaldi
      grimaldi 26 September 2011 19: 47 New
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      So all over the country it was the same ... the Volga region, for example, and the fact that the territory of modern Ukraine was part of the USSR ... well, with all the grief and shared
      1. Bogatir
        Bogatir 26 September 2011 20: 04 New
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        Friend - the archivists of the NKVD and KGD are open ...
        1. Che
          Che April 28 2012 08: 12 New
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          The hero does not show off and read the historical archives more attentively - we are Slavs in the same boat.
        2. FREGATENKAPITAN April 28 2012 08: 36 New
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          ... Banderos, is it again you are in a different guise with your archives?
          I understand that archives are open only in Lviv ......
          And the term "famine" was coined by the way there .......
          I live on the Volga .... in the midst of the hunger of the 30s ..... here, too, everything ..
          they remember ..... somehow it’s not customary to damn her Chekists. they don’t understand, they remember the drought .....

          I agree with you that ....

          "... However, these people either do not know history at all, or intentionally extinct those fragments of it ......"
          - Glaring cynicism ..... "

          .... This is precisely what concerns the exaltation of the degenerates and debris of the Waffen SS "Galichina", "Nachtigal" ..... the heroization of the ghoul of Bandera .......
          Here you correctly noticed, either they don’t know the history, or they cynically lie ....
    2. Don
      Don 27 September 2011 14: 15 New
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      Are you out of your mind? Are you aware that other nations besides Russians entered the Chikists and the Red Army? And the same Ukrainians and Georgians. It turns out that the Ukrainians themselves could support the Holodomor. You are unable to adequately and for your anti-Soviet, anti-Russian rhetoric I’m not biased to study history, but I can only spray my saliva on the monitor. I myself live in Ukraine and I don’t believe in this famine, like so many of my fellow citizens.
    3. Don
      Don 27 September 2011 14: 20 New
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      Are you out of your mind? Are you aware that other nations besides Russians entered the Chikists and the Red Army? And the same Ukrainians and Georgians. It turns out that the Ukrainians themselves could support the Holodomor. You are unable to adequately and for your anti-Soviet, anti-Russian rhetoric I’m not biased to study history, but I can only spray my saliva on the monitor. I myself live in Ukraine and I don’t believe in this famine, like so many of my fellow citizens.
    4. Don
      Don 27 September 2011 14: 20 New
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      Are you out of your mind? Are you aware that other nations besides Russians entered the Chikists and the Red Army? And the same Ukrainians and Georgians. It turns out that the Ukrainians themselves could support the Holodomor. You are unable to adequately and for your anti-Soviet, anti-Russian rhetoric I’m not biased to study history, but I can only spray my saliva on the monitor. I myself live in Ukraine and I don’t believe in this famine, like so many of my fellow citizens.
      1. Bogatir
        Bogatir 27 September 2011 18: 26 New
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        Because you are Russian.
        1. Don
          Don 28 September 2011 14: 08 New
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          I don’t know how much Russian I am, father from Donetsk, mother from Rivne, grandfather from Kirovograd region, but it really doesn’t matter, I’m a citizen of Ukraine and I know what I’m writing about, and you’re a rotten Russophobe who has read Pindos propaganda and yelling now on a site about the sanctity of NATO and the USA. Have you even been to Pindostana or the EU? Or did you only learn about their wonderful strange books and books about TV?
        2. Don
          Don 28 September 2011 14: 15 New
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          I don’t know how much Russian I am, father from Donetsk, mother from Rivne, grandfather from Kirovograd region, but it really doesn’t matter, I’m a citizen of Ukraine and I know what I’m writing about, and you’re a rotten Russophobe who has read Pindos propaganda and yelling now on a site about the sanctity of NATO and the USA. Have you even been to Pindostana or the EU? Or did you only learn about their wonderful strange books and books about TV?
          1. oper66
            oper66 28 September 2011 14: 22 New
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            like him, they pursue an anti-Russian policy and sow hatred for everything Russian
        3. FREGATENKAPITAN April 28 2012 08: 39 New
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          .... Yes, and you are our native, the same Russian ..... read less Novoukrainsky yellow press ....
  5. Bogatir
    Bogatir 26 September 2011 20: 13 New
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    Do you know who Pavlik Morozov is? - A pioneer hero? - No...
    P. Morozov hails from the Siberian free settlement of Belarusians. Like all Ukrainian and Belarusian settlements, it was prosperous and very rich. These are not Finno-Finns - with a hut and a gate only.
    So here. The village needed to be milked by the horde - surplus-appraisal and collectivized. Naturally, they did not want to enter. Pavlik was killed by the ChKists and under the pretext of combating such crimes - the ChKists were "dispossessed" of the village. And from Pavlik - they made a myth-lie that a pioneer (which was not there then) turned in his father-fist for the idea.
    The Kremlin is a swamp - with repressions of the 30s, the Gulag, the Holodomor, UPA crimes made by the NKVDists dressed up, etc. ... Gloom = Kremlin, from which it will die in a lie.
    1. Banshee 26 September 2011 20: 21 New
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      This is what archive you can read?
      Directly very interested.
    2. grimaldi
      grimaldi 27 September 2011 09: 51 New
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      Just about Pavlik Morozov and his feat I will not argue. The fact that he is not a hero, but a character very mythological, and his untwisted act has little in common with reality, is also most likely a fact. And that with this myth something impartial was covered up very and very likely.

      The question is different: if the repressions of the 30s, the Gulag - all over the country were, what is so to single out Ukraine? they rowed everyone in a row, Tuva won in 1945, too, was attached without blood (although everything was already controlled there).
      1. Bogatir
        Bogatir 27 September 2011 10: 59 New
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        If repression on its territory is a personal totalitarian affair, if on the occupied it is genocide. In addition, genocide - cultural, linguistic, economic, spiritual, national.
        1. grimaldi
          grimaldi 28 September 2011 12: 01 New
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          And how many years does it take for the "occupied" territory to become its own? Then, against the Burgundians or Bretons from the French during the famine of the late 18th century, was there also genocide? There, the same 250 years have passed since the moment of political unification.

          Or the territory of Ukraine in the 30s was occupied? At that time there was one state, and the territory of modern Ukraine was considered a natural and integral part of it.

          Yes, now these are two different states (and it is not known how long it will last and how it will end in 50-70 years, maybe Russia will fall apart, and what will happen with Ukraine, or maybe we will unite at all). But not then. You should not approach the estimates of that time from modern positions
    3. Che
      Che April 28 2012 08: 16 New
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      The hero blew your roof, do you get drugs from amers? Well, do not pull on the hero, the Slavs had no popolis.
    4. FREGATENKAPITAN April 28 2012 08: 42 New
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      Here you have a dear historical fan, the original of a fascist poster .... maybe just a little bit that comes ....
  6. Sirius
    Sirius 27 September 2011 18: 11 New
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    In Russia, Perestroika-2 smells, and Bogatir is her singer!
    I don’t know how it was in the 20s, but I remember very well how the destruction of the USSR began in the 80s.
    1. Bogatir
      Bogatir 27 September 2011 18: 21 New
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      Yes, right - hit the T-80BV in the White House! ...
  7. Sergh
    Sergh 28 September 2011 13: 25 New
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    Well, yes, yes, I didn’t live under Pavlik yet, what he did, I don’t remember. Only from the beginning of the 80s and through the mid-90s did I drive from Siberia on business trips. Baltic States, Ukraine, Tajiks too. So always the first fishing began in the Baltics, they asked: “where do they get it, if only we would go to Siberia”, so a couple of times they drove a pretzel traveling through the Baltic states to Yoshkar-Ola, especially with the dry law of the 85th, well, it’s clear , Riga balm to get drunk from a belly and grab with you, then everything was still cheap, and without any problems, many men used it. So we thanked Latvians without pritenzy, all for good. That's what now yelling at us, I do not understand. Riga Radio Plant then go dead already?