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The last victory of the Soviet army

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Exactly a quarter of a century ago, January 13 1991, the last attempt to save the Soviet Union collapsed. This attempt was initially tragic and hopeless, since by that time the USSR was mentally dead. The paratroopers and alfovtsy in Vilnius, without realizing it, heroically defended the corpse.


From a military point of view, this battle was crowned with the brilliant success of the Soviet army, but ideologically it turned into a catastrophic defeat. Anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propagandists presented him as a brutal beating of unarmed demonstrators, and this finally brought the authority of the Soviet government to the outside and inside the country. After Vilnius, almost no one left any doubt that the USSR was doomed. The main mistake of the half-dead rulers of the USSR was that they failed to organize information and propaganda support for their actions, that is, they surrendered the most important front area to the enemy without resistance. And it began long before the Lithuanian events.

Illustrations for illustration:



Very bright propaganda photo. You already feel the hatred of the Soviet aggressors, crushing tanks freedom of the Baltic states?



Another horrible picture: the Soviet tank crushes Lithuanian women. True, photography is staged and absolutely fake, but who should care? Do not reflex, distribute! (WITH)



Weaponseized January 13 1991 from the "peaceful protestants" in Vilnius.





Fortifications built by Lithuanian separatists against the Soviet army in Vilnius in January 1991. Please note that the lower concrete blocks are arranged in such a way that between them there are embrasures for sniper fire. Professionals obviously worked.



The beginning of 1991, the Lithuanian police are already on the side of the separatists.



And this is Moscow, hell, yes, yes. Muscovites then also advocated the collapse of the USSR.



And now - a great finale. Freedom triumphed. Lithuania has become a full member of the European community.
Due to this, its population has been reduced from 3,7 million in 1991 year to 2,5 million - in 2016. Such a rate of extinction did not know any country in the world stories.
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  1. Rezident007
    Rezident007 16 January 2016 06: 22 New
    13
    Well then, they themselves dug a hole for themselves. Of course, when they separated from the USSR, they thought they would live happily ever after for free ... They promised them so, at least. Customers Tolerasts. Well, maybe they’re actually better off doing this in Europe than with Russia. Well, if they like it, what can you do? They rush back and forth - 50 years in Europe, 50 years in Russia (figuratively speaking) and vice versa ... they will be a prostitute ...
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 16 January 2016 07: 05 New
      22
      Why shouldn’t they think that they, having separated from the USSR, will heal beautifully ?!
      Industry during the Soviet period in the Baltic countries was created by the joint efforts of the peoples of the USSR. Moreover, it was believed that the Baltic Soviet republics are the so-called. young buffer republics of the USSR for the other republics of the USSR, which are, in a way, sea and resort gates in the USSR for foreign guests. That according to their culture and well-being, foreigners will judge the abundance of Soviet people and the USSR itself. Therefore, a disproportionate amount was invested in the Soviet economy of the Baltic republics in comparison with other republics - with the same RSFSR.
      For example, up to 40% of the budget allocated for the development of light industry throughout the USSR was invested in the Baltic countries during the Soviet period in the development of light industry. I don’t know if the policy of the Soviet leadership of the country was normal or abnormal, but it was believed that the Balts, being closer to the countries of Western Europe, better sense the main trends in the development of European fashion and are able to pass them through themselves to the entire Soviet country. Having increased production capacities and the production of fashionable products and then having left the USSR while retaining the Soviet sales market, the Balts quickly raised their prices and began to cash in on Soviet people. Initially, their well-being jumped, and then crawled down and now we see where it is. The Balts under such an uneven economic policy very quickly became nationalistically arrogant and ceased to adequately evaluate themselves. The result is a secession from the USSR.
  2. apro
    apro 16 January 2016 06: 32 New
    11
    What happened in 1991 is the logical outcome of the fatal blow to the USSR in 1953 with the assassination of IVS Stalin and LPBeria, the degeneration of the CPSU from the vanguard of progress to the trough for the gifted in the undercover games. It’s stupid to regret what has happened now, creating a new ideology to counter the collapse of Russia is an urgent need, given mistakes of the past.
  3. semirek
    semirek 16 January 2016 07: 44 New
    12
    Russia twice in the twentieth century stepped on the same rake under the name: democracy.
    What is democracy: this is the power of a distraught crowd, following the professional demagogues, fed from the outside, and waiting in the wings.
    So it was in February 17th, so it was in January 91st.
    In both cases, the government had the opportunity to use force, but it either lacked the willpower, or it itself participated in this lawlessness. The half-measures on the part of Gorbachev look somehow suspicious, making endless concessions, compromises, this comrade turned out to be without power and without a country.
    1. ImPerts
      ImPerts 16 January 2016 08: 08 New
      +7
      Did it not occur to you that Yanukovych’s behavior very much resembles Gorbachev’s behavior in that period?
      The same throwing and half measures.
      But Yeltsin in 1993 was not afraid (just do not blame him for Boris Nikolayevich).
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 16 January 2016 08: 22 New
        +5
        ImPerts
        But Yeltsin in 1993 was not afraid (just do not blame him for Boris Nikolayevich).

        And why should he be afraid if EBN never started his working day without a pile of vodka hangover in his office ?! I just could not start physically!
        His wife Naina watched him at home so that he would go to work relatively "sober" - she would not let him drink in the morning - as he was at work - as soon as he entered the office, they would bring him a drink without a snack. It was already a rule for him.
      2. Lex.
        Lex. 16 January 2016 11: 13 New
        +2
        Yeltsin wanted to escape to the American embassy
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 16 January 2016 21: 38 New
          0
          You probably ran there with him, only Yeltsin didn’t run there, in view of an unexpected obstacle, a liquor store, and you ran.
      3. Lex.
        Lex. 16 January 2016 11: 13 New
        +1
        Yeltsin wanted to escape to the American embassy
  4. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 16 January 2016 08: 07 New
    16
    The USSR was merged by the powers that be, and NOT HE DIED, BECAME A POLITICAL corpse, WELL AND LIKE THIS SIMILAR. DOT. am
  5. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 16 January 2016 08: 16 New
    -5
    Ahaha black humor, also humor
    And here is a wonderful ending.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 16 January 2016 08: 28 New
    12
    Yes ... I remember that time .. On Nevsky, then Leningrad .. There was a trade in the "opposition" press .. and I will say dearly ... But they bought up and it was good .. The press of the Lithuanian People's Front was especially popular ... First, we they drove these merchants .. and then they received an order not to touch them .. they say "freedom of speech" .. But when they saw a patrol of our regiment .. the traders in a word, preferred to get out .. Eh ...
  7. Aleksander
    Aleksander 16 January 2016 09: 47 New
    14
    Paratroopers and alfovtsy in Vilnius, without realizing it, heroically defended the corpse. After the year of Vilnius, almost no one doubted that The USSR is doomed.


    Absolute BAD! In March, the 1991 referendum affirmed the CONSERVATION of the Union. Millions of people (not in the RSFSR, in the RSFSR there was no such problem) went to him through the barriers of the Nazis, made their way and made their choice FOR the Union (for Russia). The betrayal of the communist elite, which was also the state leadership, failure by her to fulfill DIRECT LEGAL obligations to protect the Constitution and the country is the reason for the collapse.
    1. Mera joota
      Mera joota 16 January 2016 10: 07 New
      +4
      Quote: Aleksander
      Absolute BAD! In March 1991, a referendum confirmed the CONSERVATION of the Union. Millions of people (not in the RSFSR, in the RSFSR there was no such problem) went to him through the barriers of the Nazis, made their way and made their choice FOR the Union (for Russia).

      Well, if so, why did not one of these millions move a finger when the USSR collapsed?
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      2. Aleksander
        Aleksander 16 January 2016 12: 21 New
        +9
        Quote: Mera Joota
        Well, if so, why did not one of these millions move a finger when the USSR collapsed?


        In March there was an appeal to the people, albeit formal, from the state and the party (so that it ...), but there was. And the people went. In December, there was no call, no leadership, no party, people did not understand at all what was happening. In addition, the CIS was promised as a UNION - with a common army, common money and a common foreign policy - no one understood what this would mean. For this there was a tagged, "all-seeing, all-knowing" KGB, "ANALITIKA", KhPG and the party (so that again it ...). After the marked one immediately surrendered and surrendered the Union, these people have already become state criminals from the local treacherous communist party and nationaliststhat have become LEGAL power. A people, like an army without leadership, is simply turning into a crowd. If Moscow had not given up, there would have been resistance and successful.
  8. Alexart
    Alexart 16 January 2016 10: 37 New
    +8
    "Mikhail Sergeevich, what do you think ...?"
    "It is necessary to consult with Raisa Maksimovna."
    That's the whole answer.
    Absolute amorphous.
    1. bandabas
      bandabas 16 January 2016 11: 19 New
      +4
      Well, Mikhail Sergeyevich is doing well now and is feeling in Germany. I wonder what his relatives think?
  9. bandabas
    bandabas 16 January 2016 11: 14 New
    +8
    “Another terrible photo: a Soviet tank crushes Lithuanian women. True, the photo is staged and absolutely fake, but who should care? Don't reflect, spread it!” - Yes, people are still being led to such fakes.
  10. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 16 January 2016 11: 41 New
    +7
    along with skins it was still necessary to place p.i.d.a.s.
  11. Pissarro
    Pissarro 16 January 2016 12: 52 New
    +5
    in second place after Lithuania in terms of population reduction Latvia, in the first by 33 percent, in the second by 26. Moreover, the able-bodied and reproductive young population was faded
  12. gendir.grifon
    gendir.grifon 16 January 2016 14: 55 New
    0
    The Baltics should definitely be ours. Of course, no one will give it to us just like that, it was not for this purpose that they were "taken" after the betrayal of the Soviet "elite" headed by Gorbaty. It is necessary to gradually change the political situation in the limitrophes in our favor, to form the agents of influence and then to do as it was in 1940. I think this is now being done gradually and quietly. The main thing is to learn from the past. In the Baltics, as in all countries of the former USSR, it is necessary to carry out radical denationalization, denazification and soft Russification, to support Russians and loyal locals.
    1. AAV
      AAV 16 January 2016 15: 44 New
      +8
      I think that Russia first needs to restore order in its house within its present borders, and then think whether it is worthwhile to "gradually change the political situation in the limitrophes in its favor, form agents of influence and then do as it was in 1940."

      And regarding the drawing of lessons from the past, W. Churchill said: "The main lesson of history is that humanity is unteachable."
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  13. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 16 January 2016 16: 50 New
    +3
    In January 1991, the Bialowieza criminal conspiracy was not predetermined. It was clearly only the fall of the Baltic states.

    Whether it was necessary to keep these Russophobes forcibly - I do not know; maybe it would be better not to arrange war games, but taking advantage of the then universal favor of the West for Gorbachev, arrange a divorce so that these reptilians still pay reparations, rather than abhor the occupation.

    The reason was - the industry was built by the Soviet Union - pay for everything, or at least return the payment of Peter the Great under the Nistad peace treaty, taking into account inflation ($ 100 billion, and now all 400).

    The order for the collapse of the USSR was fulfilled precisely by Yeltsin, with a company of ghouls; demand from him. And for the Crimea, and for Chechnya, and for cut APS and aircraft, and for the oligarchic orgy.

    My IMHO - with Gorbachev, demand is only for naivety, credulity and stupidity; he did not intend to ruin the USSR (although objectively all his actions led precisely to this).
    1. Saratoga833
      Saratoga833 16 January 2016 20: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: Gormengast
      he was not going to ruin the USSR

      Not going to? And he didn't see his nose further? And what about the "perestroika" he started? Isn't this a rollback to capitalism? And his cowardice in Foros? And what about his current statement that we were "under-reorganized"? Deep diabetic with a deeply self-contained worldview! Raisa was alive - he lived with her narrow-minded mind, she was gone - there was no mind at all!
      I am greatly outraged by the fact that the Kremlin's "nursing home" allowed not only the collapse of the USSR, but also a rollback to wild capitalism and the installation of an alcoholic on the throne!
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 16 January 2016 21: 41 New
        +1
        And the rollback occurred on all 100 - now we have market capitalism - forever.
      2. Gormenghast
        Gormenghast 17 January 2016 12: 23 New
        0
        I judge, so to speak, intent. Was Gorbachev intent on the collapse of the USSR? IMHO, no. Though objectively, I repeat, all his actions led precisely to this.

        Well, Yeltsin - what he had intent in Bialowieza Forest? The question is rhetorical.

        I do not feel any sympathy for Gorbachev.
  14. Kibl
    Kibl 16 January 2016 17: 21 New
    +9
    And just in those days, I was preparing to pass the winter session at RTU, so these local nerds blocked the whole of Old Riga with barricades. It’s not that the tank couldn’t pass, we students couldn’t get to the university for exams. it was, farmers from all over Latvia came in, stood with their tractors and dump trucks on the Vantovy bridges, our teachers from the construction department clutched their heads, the bridge could have fallen at any moment, but nothing was knocked down! Well, what the barricades did was just a shame ba, always buzzing, the whole Old Woman was littered with feces and yellow snowdrifts. But now in Latvia these are memorable days, universal holidays, farm idiots!
    1. Moore
      Moore 16 January 2016 18: 34 New
      +3
      There, even in Starushka, a two-meter fool, Ulya Semyonova, handed out farmers to a farm drunkard with an obligatory glass of vodara (and how could the heroes suddenly catch a cold). Little tables, little tables on the flowers ... Carbonaria-passionaries, bl ... Ugh.
    2. Saratoga833
      Saratoga833 16 January 2016 20: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: KIBL
      , farm idiots!

      What they wanted, they got it! Only they hardly thought who would give them further money and industry would be built! Europe? Yes, they are not needed there for nothing! Until now, it does not reach them!
    3. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 17 January 2016 12: 26 New
      0
      students could not get


      farmers came in large numbers


      forever bukh


      littered with feces and yellow snowdrifts


      Yes, this is one in one description of the Maidan. laughing laughing
  15. aba
    aba 16 January 2016 18: 59 New
    -4
    Quote: apro
    What happened in 1991 is the logical result of a fatal blow to the USSR in 1953 with the assassination of IVStalin and LPBeria ...

    Everything is clear to me, except for one: was there a murder?
  16. EVPanov
    EVPanov 16 January 2016 21: 16 New
    -1
    sorry ceremonies with these Chukhonites ..... it was necessary to crush everyone without exception .. shoot for defeat ... so that the spirit does not remain from this bastard ..
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 16 January 2016 21: 42 New
      -1
      Who knows, maybe it's still ahead.
    2. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 17 January 2016 12: 28 New
      -1
      It was better to strip them to cowards, and let them into Europe in this form. laughing
  17. iouris
    iouris 16 January 2016 22: 29 New
    +4
    No need to jump out of your pants and tell a nagging story. The collapse of the USSR did not begin in Lithuania, but in Moscow. The then Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU and personally Comrade M.S. Gorbachev-Raikin did this.
    On the eve of the raid of tanks across Lithuania, there was a severe frost in Vilnius, and the TV of the Lithuanian SSR showed a picture in which Lithuanian women overthrew Landsbergis, shouting "How to feed the children !?" In response, they were poured with water from cannons. Thus, this entire dubious "operation" was aimed at preventing the fall of the Landsbergis clique.
    When the circus began the next day in the center of Riga: TV cameras were in all places where the shooting was taking place. It became clear: "The matter is solid when blood flows under it."
    Subsequently, many years later, one of the leaders of the "Narfront" Boyars popularly explained to the former "barricades" that all this movie could have ended in 30 minutes if the district commander sent a reinforced platoon of soldiers. And he confirmed that nothing would have happened without Moscow's decision.
  18. Kostya Andreev
    Kostya Andreev 16 January 2016 23: 48 New
    +3
    Quote: gendir.grifon
    The Baltics should definitely be ours. Of course, no one will give it to us just like that, it was not for this purpose that they were "taken" after the betrayal of the Soviet "elite" headed by Gorbaty. It is necessary to gradually change the political situation in the limitrophes in our favor, to form the agents of influence and then to do as it was in 1940. I think this is now being done gradually and quietly. The main thing is to learn from the past. In the Baltics, as in all countries of the former USSR, it is necessary to carry out radical denationalization, denazification and soft Russification, to support Russians and loyal locals.


    why the Baltic states of Russia? that deodorants, vans. and sprats in Russia will not be able to do?
    Russia has already built, there are roads, the industry of the city, at the expense of the Russian people, and the development of their country. So what? Again they offer to invest in the development of countries. which when they show them a beautiful piece of paper, everything built will be destroyed and Russia will be called the occupier.
    Regarding the fact that the Balts are not grateful to Russia, for the fact that it developed production!
    If a kind uncle with the best intentions will give someone, "Maybach", or "Ferrari". Can we service it, maintain it? No, the Balts are not “a little too old”, they lived in farms, fished, and they did not need technology and industry. they want to continue living like this.
    They have not grown yet before technology, but probably they will not grow
    1. Fat
      Fat 17 January 2016 00: 59 New
      +3
      From the Baltic to the Russian Federation, at the moment, nothing at all is needed, except for a couple - three military bases and a small addition to quotas for fishing. Everything else, with the help of the Russian oligarchy, has long been in offshores, that our bosses did not get it, stuck to the hands of Euro-American oligarchs (or do you doubt that there are such oligarchs there? Do you doubt that no one likes to pay taxes?) .. Advanced technology in the Soviet Baltic? In the best case, it was dual-use, and, as a rule, it was a consumer goods (unfortunately I do not know the then realities in the navy). Another, bad thing, is that NATO is now in charge there, which successfully, "did not spread" to the "east", just went to meet democratic, independent states ... Ugh! The Anglo-Saxons will find "meat" everywhere to promote their own interests, if they do not find it, they will organize it democratically ... Like an alkaidu, IS, the Vainakh Republic, Kosovo, etc.
  19. Fat
    Fat 17 January 2016 01: 28 New
    0
    Quote: iouris
    No need to jump out of your pants and tell a nagging story. The collapse of the USSR did not begin in Lithuania, but in Moscow. The then Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU and personally Comrade M.S. Gorbachev-Raikin did this.
    On the eve of the raid of tanks across Lithuania, there was a severe frost in Vilnius, and the TV of the Lithuanian SSR showed a picture in which Lithuanian women overthrew Landsbergis, shouting "How to feed the children !?" In response, they were poured with water from cannons. Thus, this entire dubious "operation" was aimed at preventing the fall of the Landsbergis clique.
    When the circus began the next day in the center of Riga: TV cameras were in all places where the shooting was taking place. It became clear: "The matter is solid when blood flows under it."
    Subsequently, many years later, one of the leaders of the "Narfront" Boyars popularly explained to the former "barricades" that all this movie could have ended in 30 minutes if the district commander sent a reinforced platoon of soldiers. And he confirmed that nothing would have happened without Moscow's decision.
    . It is in Moscow!
    Now I’m sure - before. Somewhere after February 9, 1984 (Andropov died) ... And after April 26, 1986 (Chernobyl) it was no longer possible to escape fate ... It's sad.
  20. Jmbg
    Jmbg 17 January 2016 15: 22 New
    +1
    I do not understand why everyone blames Gorbachev for the fact that he unanimously ruined the USSR with betrayal. The system was bad, so it was broken up. Please tell me if Obama’s policy is possible, such that the United States splits into separate states? In my opinion, the leader-traitor can cause substantial harm, but the decay of the country ... the leader will be demolished much earlier. Communism was in the extreme stages of decay, which is why it fell apart. When he was in good health, Khrushchev was replaced without a problem. The worst thing is that because of the thoughtless support of communism, you have lost the three centuries of conquest of the Russian people.
  21. Jmbg
    Jmbg 17 January 2016 20: 55 New
    +1
    Here, in Bulgaria, where I was born and lived, socialism, albeit softer than the "original" in the USSR, was completely absurd. Scarcity is the hardest scourge, the supreme means of exploitation. Taken to the entrance, control in all aspects of life. What you liked and why you regret it is a mystery to me. In my opinion you have a substitution of the concept. Socialism and the Motherland are different things. Both my Motherland and your Motherland have existed for centuries and they are authentic, those for whom they will give life if necessary. A certain theory created by a German in London is not a substitute for Rodini, it is, as a theory, refuted by life.
  22. Jmbg
    Jmbg 18 January 2016 01: 52 New
    +1
    This was done by Yeltsin. When I declared Russia's independence from the USSR, I was shocked: it is the same that Britain would have declared independence from its colony.
    Paradoxes continue to this day. They abandoned communism, but Lenin was not buried. Putin is not even a communist, but the communists welcome him. Orthodoxy was revived without abandoning Marxism. Superethnos called themselves, forgetting that they fought with "supermen". In general, what are your criteria - who is "super", who is "sub", who is "under_" and who is common ethnos? I am a page observer here, I am frightened by a twisted, militaristic idea of ​​light and of the life that reigns here.
    In Bulgaria, after socialism, it was also very hard.
  23. Aitvaras
    Aitvaras 18 January 2016 10: 22 New
    -1
    The great victory is tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, Pskov paratroopers, gr. "Alpha" - against several. tens of thousands of civilians. I see no reason to be proud, except that the victorious losses were 1: 14 killed Lithuanians and approx. 1000 wounded. Tanks then drove through the streets of cities, without observing traffic rules. There were several. serious accidents, this photo is real. The use of tanks against civil demonstrations, in peacetime is a war crime. What difference does it make whether to die under the tracks or from artillery fire from a tank. Colonel Golovatov, as well as the Nuremberg justice -1945 Nazi criminals.