Some myths about the death of the USSR

Some myths about the death of the USSRHistory Red Empire - the USSR is full of various myths. One of them is noncompetitiveness of the Soviet Union. According to supporters of this idea, the socio-political and economic system built in our country was obviously worse than the western one, and therefore collapsed. She lost in competition with the Western capitalist model.

The main argument of the supporters of this myth is the death of the USSR in 1991. They say that since the creation of the Soviet Union, in the Soviet model there were fatal defects that led to the collapse. This is one example of the so-called. after-knowledge, where the main role is not played by real or imaginary defects of the system, but by the fact that the system has collapsed.


Although, suffice it to say that the Soviet model won up in the terrible Great Patriotic War over the very effective Hitler model of the Third Reich. A model of the Third Reich can hardly be called uncompetitive. And she was able not only to achieve a brilliant victory, but to recover in just one five-year plan, and then confront half of the world in the Cold War, with the most developed part of it (in terms of science, technology, military affairs). In addition, the USSR has achieved brilliant successes in the development of space, military technologies, has created one of the best in the world (or even the best) education system. In addition, the Red Empire managed to pull a huge "cart", providing significant assistance to the countries of the socialist bloc, the "third world".

Apparently, supporters of this myth, by virtue of their Euro-Atlantic worldview, believe that the only competitive system is the Anglo-Saxon capitalist model, which lies at the heart of the matrix of Western civilization. And, therefore, based on the example of the Soviet Union, all competitors and opponents of the Western world are doomed from the beginning.

"All empires fall apart"

This is a very popular myth, according to which the USSR was an empire, and therefore collapsed. But in reality, all nations, states and great powers (empires) have the same development cycles: birth - growth - flourishing - withering and death.

Therefore, to apply this idea exclusively to the USSR is wrong. It is safe to say that sooner or later the world will see the collapse of the United States, the new empire of China. In addition, there are a number of peoples on the planet who are carriers of the “empire” program, one of such great nations is the Russian people. As long as it exists on the planet, the restoration of a new great power in the expanses of its settlement is inevitable.

And one should not think that this exception is not only the Russian program, but also the Indian and Chinese are exceptionally stable - these civilizations have suffered more than one collapse in their development, but have always been restored.

The myth of the "main reason"

Speaking about the death of the Soviet Union, many are talking about the "main cause", which destroyed the country. Usually called the “noncompetitiveness” of the USSR, the treachery of Gorbachev and Yeltsin, economic failure, the crisis, the subversive work of the CIA and other Western intelligence services, the organization of the Union from national republics, etc.

But, in reality, any one "main" reason can not explain the collapse of the USSR. The death of the Soviet Union was due to the complex impact on its structure of internal and external causes. Not one of some “main reason”, but a related complex of reasons. In this complex, the gradual loss of ideological guidelines, the cosmopolitanization of Russian culture, the disintegration of the Soviet nomenclature, economic problems, the subversive actions of foreign special services, the drawing of a “national card”, etc.

"USSR collapsed by itself"

The myth of “noncompetitiveness” is in many respects similar to the thesis of the “complete non-viability” of the USSR. Proponents of this myth claim that since the Soviet Union was “not viable,” it collapsed by itself, without external influence.

But, if in the 90-e years, this statement was accepted by many, the Russian intelligentsia is prone to self-flagellation, then there was a mass of analytical work that completely refute this statement. If we consider the causes of the death of the USSR in a complex, then it is clear that along with internal defects, problems, a massive external influence was carried out. From the psychological pressure of leadership, such as the operation "Star Wars" (SDI) to a powerful cultural impact, with the help of cinema, music, fashion, etc. The impact was directed both to the Soviet nomenclature and to society as a whole.


Obviously, the USSR helped to die. The “natural end” of the USSR is another myth aimed at denigrating our past, developing an inferiority complex, they say, these Russians cannot even create a “normal” state, everything goes awry.

USSR destroyed the plot of Gorbachev

This myth is aimed at simplifying our history, it leads people away from other causes. After all, only understanding the whole complex of causes of death will help to avoid such mistakes in the future.

It is clear that Gorbachev and Co. are criminals guilty of the death of a great power. Whether they acted purposefully or floated with the flow, the investigation commission must determine. But there is no need to dwell on their activities and personalities, it is necessary to build a more holistic picture of this geopolitical catastrophe.

The experience of the death of the USSR is very important for us, it is necessary to free ourselves from both Soviet (like the idealization of the Brezhnev era) and anti-Soviet mythology. Understand why the Soviet Union died. This misunderstanding represents a certain threat for the modern Russian Federation, since the technologies that were tested on the USSR are fully applicable to us. Rather, they are already being used - they are playing the "national map", cultivating national elite groups, eroding the Russian culture with a "Hollywood" cosmopolitan culture, etc.
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