But against the background of what such "merit" to consider? Against the background of the fact that the pre-war efforts in the USSR to strengthen their own defense capability were exposed by Rezun as preparation for the conquest of the world? Also recall that, according to the book we are discussing, before the start of the Second World War, in the Soviet Union, they did nothing else but to improve and manufacture weapons. Personally, I don’t really flatter myself to feel like a soulless militarist, as well as to imagine my great-grandparents, the Red Army men, fighting “to drive the entire population of the planet to concentration camps, barracks and labor armies, as Grandfather Marx taught” (p. 80).
Decisively “declaring” the “holy war for world domination” (the same page) on behalf of the Soviet Union, Rezun looks in a completely different way where he was not ordered to bark, namely in the direction of “Western democracies”: “France, which She didn’t show any obvious aspirations for world domination; Richelieu alone allocated one and a half times more armor steel for the construction of the battleship than Hitler’s strategists for the construction of all its tankswhich they managed to build by the beginning of World War II ”(p. 129).
So, comrades: when the French are arming - this is one thing, and when we are completely different ... Well, let's not confuse the sinful with the righteous, as Victor Suvorov bequeathed to us. And, if we recognize our “sins”, then we definitely should recognize industrialization as such, because it was thanks to her that we had a powerful defense industry. Moreover, if you rely on the "aggressive" nature of the USSR, then industrialization was carried out in order to create the foundations for turning the world into a sort of underworld!
Here is what is written in the tab with photos, available in the booklet, regarding one of the industrial giants of the first five-year plans: “Stalin built the Stalingrad Tractor Plant - STZ. Allegedly for civilian needs. In 1941, the Red Army used STZ-3 and STZ-5 as an artillery tractor. ”
STZ-5 "Stalinets", although it was designed for "service" in the army, was essentially a tractor. This is the most common means of mechanical thrust in the Red Army at the beginning of the Second World War. STZ-5 and the agricultural machine STZ-3, which had been used by the troops, could not provide high mobility for the Soviet artillery.
But this problem is more than understandable: the Soviet Union literally “was torn” between the economic arrangement of its vast territory and the ensuring of its security. It is clear that there were no superprofits from the sale of oil and gas at all (Siberia was just beginning to be developed), just as there was no generous overseas investment that Nazi Germany used before the start of WWII. We hoped only for ourselves.
Although what I’m talking about ... Our Rezun’s difficulties aren’t of interest ... If the STZ tractors were operated in the Red Army, this automatically makes this plant a product of Stalin’s planetary appetites! Uncle Vitya, even the devil himself (in the face of whom it is known) cannot be deceived!
And childishly naive will be the one who thinks that in the “aggressive” Soviet Union only the Stalingrad Tractor Plant was created “supposedly for civilian needs” ... Once again, the brutal grin of Bolshevism is “confirmed” by Guderian’s suppositions, “who were once invited even to our tank factories, to the teachings and tests of tanks ”(p. 95). We read (hereinafter referred to as): “Returning from the Soviet Union, shocked, Guderian wrote a book in which he painted both Soviet tanks in all details and details, and the power of the Kharkov factory where they were produced. Guderian knew that tanks were also manufactured at the Kirov factory in Leningrad. Assumed that the Stalingrad tractor without any problems can be established tank production and even at a number of factories, which, according to his assumption, were built somewhere in the Urals and beyond the Urals. " The author of “Suicide” does not voice the title of that very book. And it should have been, especially since (Rezun continues) "The book of Guderian became a bestseller, it was translated into several languages."
But be that as it may, these supposed assumptions of the German military commander in the "Suicide" are at least some kind of "argument" in favor of the Rezunovsky "verdict", according to which the Germans have no strategic bomber aviation pre-doomed them to defeat in the war with the USSR. “At a number of factories” “somewhere in the Urals and beyond the Urals” it was always possible “without problems” to set up production of tanks, and the enemy, in any case, cannot reach the Ural Mountains. Even by the forces of its bomber aircraft from airfields on the Volga. Well, you hopefully remember that the “German bombers Do-17, Ju-88 and He-111" were "created for short-range flights" ...
In short, thanks to our all-consuming militarism, and especially to the fact that “the German army was backward” (p. 84)!
Strangely enough, devaluing the GREAT VICTORY, Rezun manages to “protect” his scribbling from fair criticism in advance. They say that I am proving that the Germans could not conquer the Soviet Union, and the "Marxist historians" and their followers say that it was possible! And who then throws mud at the USSR ?!
And one of the indicative "shootings" at the end of the book, Viktor Suvorov, and at all discourages any desire to defame his "good name": "Yuri Finkelstein, you have a question. Hitler has an army in 3,5 of a million people. The main weapon of this army is the 1898 model rifle of the year. The basis of mobility - creaky peasant cart. It is opposed by the Red Army, whose mobilization resource is 34 of a million soldiers and officers. The Red Army operates in territories that are theoretically impossible to capture. Is it possible, with so little strength, to crush the Red Army? Can this be done in three months? Even if you think that Hitler has a superior race, and subhumans opposed him, then even for three months you will not interrupt them all. They will simply go where the Hitler carts cannot reach. So how dare you say that Hitler was not only ready for war, but could have crushed the Red Army in three months! ”(P. 161).
The Barbarossa plan really envisioned the defeat of the Red Army within three months. The German strategists planned for the Wehrmacht forces to reach the Arkhangelsk-Astrakhan line during the period, which should have been a guarantee for the USSR to stop armed resistance due to the cardinal weakening of our defense industry potential, since the overwhelming majority of its constituent enterprises were in the European part of the countries.
And these aggressive calculations failed not because they were a stupid adventure, as Rezun presents them to the attention of readers, and not because of the “backwardness” of the Wehrmacht. They failed because the Soviet military-political leadership, together with the people, did everything possible and especially impossible to defeat the aggressor.
But our difficulties and, accordingly, the way we overcame them, is an empty sound for the author of "Suicide". Grand evacuation of industrial enterprises to the east? No, I did not hear! “Somewhere in the Urals and beyond the Urals,” the death sentence on the Barbarossa Plan had already been signed!
To be continued ...