"Glory to the CPSU!"
Ms. Grybauskaite is a typical representative of the clan of former Soviet functionaries who retained power after the collapse of the Red Colossus. The irony of fate is simply murderous - with the consequences of the “Soviet occupation”, which in the Baltic States are the height of universal evil, the very same people who, under the “occupying” authorities, held a high position, were in fact themselves the authority, that is, the “occupiers”. The absurdity of the situation can be described in the words of the writer Victor Pelevin: it’s enough to submit “Germany forty-six, where Dr. Goebbels screams hysterically on the abyss into which fascism is fascinated, the former Auschwitz commandant heads the commission for capturing Nazi criminals, the SS generals simply talk about liberal values, and finally the Gauleiter of East Prussia heads the whole shop.
This is exactly what happened in the Baltic States, where the former instructor of the industrial department and head of the organizing department of the Tartu District Committee of the Communist Party of the Estonian SSR Andrus Ansip, during which a student demonstration was dispersed in 1988, taking over the post of prime minister of independent Estonia, ordered the demolition of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn Or the former party secretary of the Communist Party cell at the University of Latvia, Inese Vajdere, becoming a member of the European Parliament in recent times, hysterically demands to recognize the thesis about the identity of Nazism and communism and to ban symbolism in the form of a sickle and hammer. In general, there are a lot of such examples - you can bring more and more new ones.
True, more recently, the past of Dali Grybauskaite was tried to be made a secret behind seven seals. But the explosive and unsuspecting nature of Mrs. President did his job - she had a lot of ill-wishers who tried to remove the veil from her life. In particular, the journalist Ruta Yanutene conducted an investigation and, based on the results of archival searches, wrote the book “Red Dahl” (for which she was persecuted in her homeland). Other people who knew the future president in her youth made their contribution. Thanks to the cumulative efforts, the “oil painting”, as they say, began to play.
The father of the President of Lithuania was the participant of the war, Polikarpas Vladovich Grybauskas (died in 2008). Although Dalia Polikarpovna herself always insisted that her dad worked as a modest firefighter, and then as a driver on a wholesale trading base, in public access you can find documents suggesting that he served in the NKVD. If this was indeed the case, then the presence of an influential relative “from the organs” could determine the fact that Dalia Polikarpov had made a good career on the party line. After graduating from school, she entered the prestigious Vilnius University, and then got a job as an inspector of the personnel department of the State Philharmonic of the Lithuanian SSR. Already this appointment is suspicious, because, according to the memoirs of those years, in Soviet times, "personnel officers" worked closely with the KGB. In the summer of 1976, Dalia, 20, went to Leningrad and entered the evening department of the Faculty of Economics of Leningrad State University. At the same time, she began working as a laboratory assistant at the Rot-Front fur factory in Leningrad, the party organization of which, after several years, accepted her as a candidate member of the CPSU. In the summer of 1983, the city of Grybauskaite along with a diploma in political economy received a party membership card.
Returning to Vilnius in the same year, the piercing person immediately joined the scientific secretary of the Knowledge Society at the Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR, and a few months later became the head of the cabinet of agriculture of the Vilnius Higher Party School. In 1985, Grybauskaite becomes a lecturer in the department of political economy and is enrolled in the correspondence postgraduate school of the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the CPSU, which was the highest party institution in status. That is, she joined the ranks of the highest state elite. “It is known that a very limited number of people defended a thesis in the AON under the Central Committee of the CPSU from Lithuania. How Grybauskaite was among them is unknown. She defended her thesis on the topic “The relationship between public and personal property in the functioning of personal subsidiary farming” in 1988. The scientific level of this thesis is expressed by the following phrase: “Even the lack of such equipment as a shovel is not that little is produced, but the fact that their lifespan is short ”(p. 118). A phrase worthy of perpetuating Zadornov or Zhvanetsky, ”the former deputy of the Supreme Council of Lithuania Vladislav Swede says ironically.
"Recoding" in the US
In December, the Communist Party of Lithuania 1989 split into two parts, and the Vilnius Higher Party School was soon eliminated. However, Dalia Polikarpovna did not remain without work, becoming the scientific secretary of the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania. Then she headed the European Affairs Department of the Ministry of International Economic Relations and, while on this post, attracted the attention of the then head of the republic, Vytautas Landsbergis (who, by the way, was also suspected of having links with the KGB). The latter contributed to the fact that Grybauskaite was sent to the United States, where she had an internship at the Georgetown University Institute for International Economic Relations (Washington).
It should be noted that the United States at that time was actively engaged in the "recoding" of the former communist elite of the post-Soviet states. The past of these people was not embarrassed by the Americans; on the contrary, the presence of “shameful” points in the biography of new realities made it possible to more reliably keep the puppets on the hook. Grybauskaite herself, while the memories of her party activities were still fresh, trying to otmazatsya, writing naive tales. About how she allegedly participated in 1989 in the “Baltic Way” (living chain, built over several hundred kilometers by supporters of the exit of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the USSR), how she led “her own war with Soviet paratroopers”, etc. In the party school. As long as the years flowed, they tried to mention less and less about the past of the “red Dali”. And when, almost twenty years later, Ruta Yanutena undertook her investigation, she faced various obstacles.
The fact that Gribayskauta managed to repaint so successfully, should not be surprising. As already mentioned, she is not the only one. It's funny that in the Baltic States, where they have ritually cursed "the horrors of the Soviet occupation" for a quarter of a century, there was a kind of vow of silence about how many Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians lived in those years. Because if you bring the concept of "occupation" to its logical conclusion, it turns out that a large part of the population of these republics were ordinary collaborators. For example, in the same Lithuania from 3 million 700 thousand people of the republic's population over 700 thousand were members of the Communist Party and the Komsomol. Until now, the highest power posts in the Baltic states have been occupied by many persons who were not the last people in the Soviet party hierarchy. Now they love to shout about “the heroic struggle against the Soviet power” ...
Nevertheless, in the biography of Grybauskaite there are still “dark spots”. In 1996 — 1999 She was the Plenipotentiary Minister of the Lithuanian Embassy in the USA. However, then the American authorities for some offenses brought Dalia Polikarpovna in the list of persona non grata. What exactly happened is unknown, since the reasons for the discontent of the American authorities are still carefully hidden. However, this did not prevent Grybauskaite from taking new steps along the career ladder. In subsequent years, she held the position of deputy finance minister, led Lithuania’s negotiations with the IMF, worked as deputy foreign minister, then headed the Ministry of Finance. After Lithuania joined the EU in 2004, Grybauskaite became Commissioner for Budget and Financial Planning of the European Commission. The high point of its take-off was, of course, victory in the first round of the presidential elections in Lithuania in May 2009, and five years later she was re-elected (though not so convincing as before, with the support of the electorate) for a second term.
At the point of attack
At first, ordinary Lithuanians met her coming to a higher power with enthusiasm. “I must admit that D. Grybauskaite caused a large part of the population to deceive that she would come down from the European Commissioner’s position and rescue Lithuania, as she said, from oligarchs, from corruption. She had verified slogans. And at first she acted more or less well: there were some personnel changes, especially among the siloviki. But then, very quickly, she slipped to the traditional position for our presidents, which is very close to the conservatives' position: that is, whipping up Russophobia, anti-Sovietism, hurray-patriotism. D. Grybauskaite is generally an interesting phenomenon: she became the European Commissioner from Lithuania in 2004 from the party of the Social Democrats, who were then in power. And then in the 2009 elections, she was already away from the Conservative Party, ”said opposition politician Algirdas Paleckis.
It should be noted that at the very beginning of his reign, Grybauskaite made a major negligence, a second time provoking the wrath of the all-powerful Americans. Then she worked for the image of a strong and independent president and promised to investigate the history of the CIA prisons that had arisen in the state several years before. Paleckis recalls: “Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in one of her interviews dropped the phrase:“ The question is not whether there were CIA prisons in Lithuania, but how quickly we will establish when and how it looked. ” However, after this phrase, she never raised this topic. Many independent analysts also believe that this was a turning point in her career. After that, she, as a politician, has changed a lot. Apparently, there were some consequences of this interview. She fully adopted the line of conservatives: an almost cold war with the eastern neighbors and the full support of US policy in the world. ” Ruta Yanutene is ironic: "The term of office began with a search for the American CIA prison in Antavilay, and ended with friendly flights of American aircraft over Vilnius."
It must be assumed that “where it is necessary,” the impudent Presidential quickly recalled that they possessed a complete set of compromising evidence on it and, if necessary, would use it. And what compromising material on Grybauskaite can be found, apart from the shameful details of its cooperation with the Soviet authorities? In any case, it is difficult to call the “red Dal” a convinced Russophobic - rather, it is an example of a typical unprincipled politician who always obeys those who currently have both power and power in their hands. A person who stays afloat in all modes. One way or another, Lithuania precisely under Grybauskaite was on the edge of the anti-Russian policy of the countries of the West. Dalia Polikarpovna generally called Russia a “terrorist state”, with which it is necessary to treat it accordingly.
The epic with Ukraine overlapped all this. In November, 2013, when, as expected, this country entered into an association agreement with the European Union, it was Lithuania that chaired the EU Council. Accordingly, the historical document was being prepared to be signed in Vilnius during the next summit of the Eastern Partnership. However, President Viktor Yanukovych was not ready to sign the conditions imposed on him this very second, causing disappointment and fury, in the first place, of the Lithuanian authorities. As a result, Lithuania rendered the liveliest support to the euromaidan - and with unambiguous statements of its politicians, and youth groups sent to Kiev to “support the participants of opposition rallies for the European integration of Ukraine”.
Lithuanian authorities bombarded official Kiev with notes of concern about the “excessive use of force against demonstrators”, demanded a “peaceful dialogue”, threatened V. Yanukovych with “international isolation”. Then, when Yanukovych fled, Vilnius provided the new junta with all the support. Well, and insults to Russia have passed any permissible standards of decency. The President of Lithuania has never been shy in expressions before, but lately, she literally fell off the chain. “Russia is a terrorist state,” Grybauskaite said on the national broadcasting company LRT. Later, the warlike president stressed: “I don’t give up my words,” apparently, especially for those who still hoped to somehow hush up the scandal that had flared up. “If Russia is not stopped in Ukraine, then aggression can spread throughout Europe,” said Dalia Polikarpovna, calling for military support to the Kiev authorities. Before that, Grybauskaite compared Russia with the “Islamic State”, and Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. As a result, even some Lithuanians suspected a clear falsehood, a deliberate and provocative exacerbation of the situation with false and unacceptable statements.
The Lithuanian President owns the words: “We are on the front line, the first stage of confrontation is under way, I mean the information war, propaganda and cyber attack. So, we have already been attacked. Will it escalate into conventional confrontation? Nobody knows. But now we must defend ourselves against this aggressive behavior. ” Later, Grybauskaite said: "We are facing the Russian aggression in Ukraine, we are facing the Russian aggression on European soil, and that is a fact." The Lithuanian President constantly calls for increased pressure on the Russian Federation, to provide armed assistance to the Kiev authorities and to increase the NATO contingent in the Baltic States. It can be said that it has become the main herald of setting the states of the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance against Russia. For example, the decision of the United States to deploy heavy weapons and rapid response teams in Eastern Europe was greeted with enthusiasm. “This means that we are not talking in vain about the reality of the threat - NATO responds accordingly! At the summit of the alliance in Wales last September, we planned that up to five thousand soldiers would enter the rapid reaction force. As you can see, now the decision about forty thousand has appeared. This means that the NATO countries understand and appreciate what we are saying, ”said Dalia Polikarpovna on television.
It is only natural that Grybauskaite’s efforts did not go unnoticed by Kiev, which awarded the “sister of reason” the “Man of the Year” award “for the consistent support of Ukraine’s European choice.” In Lithuania itself, the efforts of Grybauskaite established a heavy, suffocating atmosphere of espionage. The search for “agents of Moscow” is ongoing, the “unreliable” are harassed by criminal cases, searches, harassment in the media. Here, for example, is one of the latest news from the front of the fight against "dark forces": representatives of the Lithuanian special services saw the upcoming "Russian aggression" in the ... activity of airsoft clubs! They say that the insidious enemy trains his fighters in the paintball clubs of Lithuania, who at “hour X” will challenge the forces of law and order and the army. It sounds like delirium, but these are the modern realities of life in Lithuania. Darius Jauniskis, director of the State Security Department, is sounding the alarm: “We are faced with ever more intense attempts to recruit our citizens. Especially often the targets are people who leave for Russia or Belarus - abroad, roughly speaking, there have even been cases of terrorism. Cybernetic espionage has become much more intense. ” In Lithuania, the call that was canceled in 2008 was reinstated, but what about it, because in the twisted reality of local politicians, Russia may be about to attack.
What is the reason for such defiant behavior Grybauskaite? Many seek to explain this for purely psychological reasons. They say that the "adamant Dahl" still complex because of its communist past, and therefore seeks to be "holier than the Pope." There is a reason. It is no secret that the United States, despite all expressions of loyalty, is practicing in the satellite countries a gradual replacement of the native elite, grown in the depths of the CPSU, by henchmen who had been trained in schools under American patronage from the very beginning. Grybauskaite, on whose account there are “sins” before the hegemon, is now forced to pray for them earnestly.
Others believe that Dalia Grybauskaite cannot forgive Russia for the unsuccessful Lithuanian presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2013. Say, the President of Lithuania hoped to immortalize her name with outstanding success - a new stage in the victorious expansion of the European Union to the east. However, the bloodless absorption of Ukraine did not work - and had to go on a heavy, dirty, bloody coup, which turned into a civil war. It is no secret that the ambitious Grybauskaite was counting on taking the post of head of the European Commission. However, it "flew" past the cherished chair, and, according to some experts, this is directly related to the failed summit. “Vilnius only had to finish the job, which is already ninety percent complete, and failed to do so. But Vilnius was entrusted in a beautiful situation of the presidency of the European Union to bring everything to the honorable final. That did not work out, ”notes German political scientist Dmitry Stratievsky.
Incidentally, in Brussels, they are well aware of the price of their “chain dogs”, which he uses to direct the island to Russia. A year ago, the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Miguel-Angel Martinez-Martinez, spoke very hard to the zealous Baltic “bortsuny” with the “Soviet totalitarianism”: “Where did you write your dissertations? Did you write them in East Berlin? You defended your dissertations at Moscow University, in the period that you declare the most terrible in history. And were you not part of the terrible regime that kept society in such conditions? ”Well, Martinez, who managed to sit in prison under the Franco regime, knows a lot about, I suppose, where the real fighters, dissidents, underground fighters are, and - posturers and opportunists ...