As part of my 70 YEARS OF THE GREAT VICTORY MARATHON, I am posting this excellent translation of a Russian article by our reader and blogger Nemo (Stanislav).
(You can see all posts under category: 70 Years of Great Victory)
Read original at: Stanislavs.org
On a personal note, I know what would have happened in my life if that’s all Russians did:
I, FOR ONE, WOULD HAVE GROWN UP KNOWING MY GRANDPARENTS!
See my related article:
Below is a translation from Russian of two historical articles, published in Argumenty i Fakty on the 3rd of April 2015. The main article was written by Georgij Zotov. A subsequent expert opinion is presented by historian Rudolph Pihoj.
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Victory “AiF” tried to imagine: what would the map of Europe look like, had USSR not given thousands of kilometres of territories as present to those countries that now call us occupiers. And if they would give up these lands now.
Wroclaw – one of the most touristic cities of Poland. Crowds with cameras are everywhere, there’s not a spare spot in the expensive restaurants, taxi drivers ask for ungodly prices. At the entrance to the marketplace there waves a banner saying “Wroclaw – a real Polish charm!”. All seems fine, but as early as in May 1945 Wroclaw was called Breslau and had not belonged to Poland for 600 consecutive(!) years before that. The Victory Day, now referred by Warsaw as “the beginning of the communist tyranny,” added to Poland the German Silesia, Pomerania, as well as 80% of East Prussia. No one mentions this now: in other words that was a tyranny, but we’d still grab that land. “AiF” observer decided to understand, what would the map of Europe look like now, if our former brothers in the East were left without the help of the “occupiers”?
Whole cities as gifts
– In 1945 Poland received the cities of Breslau, Gdansk, Zielona Gora, Legnica, Szczecin, – says Maciej Wisniewski, a Polish freelance journalist. – USSR also gave the territory of Bialystok; with the mediation of Stalin, we acquired a disputed with Czechoslovakia city Kłodzko. Nevertheless, they believe here: the partitioning of Poland by the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact, when the Soviet Union took the Western Belarus and Western Ukraine, was unfair, but the transfer by Stalin to Poland of Silesia and Pomerania is absolutely fair, you can not dispute this. It is fashionable to say now that Russians did not liberate, but conquered. However, it turns into an interesting kind of occupation, when Poland got for free a quarter of Germany: and on top of it, hundreds of thousands of Soviet soldiers shed their blood for this land. Even the GDR resisted, not wanting to give Szczecin to the Poles – the dispute over the city was finally solved only in 1956, under pressure from the USSR.
Apart from the Poles, the Baltic States express a strong indignation by the “occupation”. Well, it’s worth remembering: the current capital – Vilnius – was also presented to Lithuania by the USSR; by the way, the Lithuanian population of Vilnius was then… barely 1%, with Polish being the majority. USSR returned to the Republic the city of Klaipeda – Prussian Memel, owned by Lithuanians in the 1923-1939, and annexed by the Third Reich. Already back in 1991 the Lithuanian leadership condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, but no one returned neither Vilnius to Poland, nor Klaipeda to Germany.
Ukraine, which by the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s words, declared itself “a victim of Soviet aggression on a par with German,” is unlikely to give to the Poles its western part with Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil (these cities were included by the “aggressor” into the UkSSR in 1939), Chernivtsi region to Romania (ceded to the UkSSR on August 2, 1940), and Transcarpathia to Hungary or Slovakia – received on June 29, 1945. Romanian politicians do not stop discussions about the validity of the “annexation” of Moldova by the Soviet Union in 1940. Of course, it’s long forgotten that after the war, it was thanks to Soviets that Romanians got back the province of Transylvania, which Hitler took in favour of Hungary. Bulgaria, by the mediation of Stalin himself, kept South Dobrudja (formerly the possession of that very same Romania), something that was confirmed by the treaty of 1947. But now Romanian and Bulgarian newspapers do not say a single word about it.
They don’t say ‘Thank you’
– After 1991, Czech Republic removed the monuments to the Soviet soldiers, and announced that Victory Day marks the replacement of one dictatorship with another, – says Alexander Zeman, a Czech historian. – However, it was thanks to the insistence of the Soviet Union, that Sudetenland was returned to Czechoslovakia, with the cities of Karlovy Vary and Liberec, where 92% of the population were Germans. Recall that at the Munich Conference of 1938 the Western powers supported the annexation of the Sudetenland by Germany – only the Soviet Union protested. At the same time the Poles grabbed from Czechoslovakia the Cieszyn region and did not want to give it back after the war, insisting on a referendum. Under the pressure of the USSR on Poland, supporting the the Czechoslovak position, a treaty was signed – Tesín returned to the Czechs, secured by the agreement of 1958. No one says ‘Thank you’ to the Soviet Union for this help – apparently the Russians are in debt to us with the very fact of their existence.
In general, we gave away all the lands, not forgetting anyone – and for this they now spit in our faces. In addition, few people know about the pogroms, committed by the new government on “the returned areas” – 14 million Germans were expelled from Pomerania and the Sudetenland. While the residents of Königsberg (which became Soviet Kaliningrad) moved to the GDR over the period of 6 years (until 1951), Poland and Czechoslovakia giving 2-3 months, while many Germans were given only 24 hours to get ready, being allowed to take only a suitcase of things, and forced to walk on foot for hundreds of kilometres. “You know, it’s not worth mentioning it, – they timidly point out to me at City Hall of Szczecin. – Such things spoil our good relations with Germany.” Well, yes, we get poked in the face for every little thing, while it’s a sin to offend the Germans.
What interests me personally in this matter is the question of justice. Things have already reached schizophrenia: when a person in Eastern Europe says that the Soviet victory over the Nazis is the liberation, he is regarded as either a fool or a traitor. Guys, let’s be honest. If the consequences of May 9, 1945 are so bad, illegal and terrible, all the other actions of the USSR are similarly no better. How could the solution by those who brought tyranny into your land be good? Therefore Poland should give Silesia, Pomerania and Prussia back to the Germans, Ukraine should return their western part to the Poles, Chernovtsy to Romanians, Transcarpathia to Hungary, Lithuania should abandon Vilnius and Klaipeda, Romania should give up Transylvania, the Czech Republic – the Sudetenland and Tesin, Bulgaria – Dobrogea. And then everything will be completely honest. But what do we have? They slander us for all it’s worth, accuse us of all mortal sins, but at the same time clutch with a stranglehold onto the Stalin’s “gifts”. Sometimes I feel like imagining: I’m curious what would have happen should USSR push Hitler back exactly to its borders and not look further into Europe after that? What would have now been left of the territories of those countries, that today, before the 70th anniversary of the Victory, are calling their liberation by Soviet troops for “occupation”? The answer is, however, extremely simple – bits and pieces.
(The map of Europe, showing territories changing hands after 1945. Only the insets are translated, leaving to the reader the country and city names as an easy exercise in political geography. The original image can be found in the AiF article.)
How Europe was partitioned after 1945
Expert opinion by historian Rudolph Pihoj
– There is a half-legendary story that during Churchill’s visit to Moscow in 1944, he and Stalin drew the map of postwar partitioning of Europe during a dinner on plain napkin. Eyewitnesses claimed that the “document” contained a series of numbers, which (in percent) reflected the degree of the future influence of the Soviet Union and the West in different regions: Bulgaria and Romania – 90 to 10, Greece – 10 to 90, Yugoslavia – equally …
That napkin was not preserved, but in principle the issue of changing of the borders in Europe was settled by the “big three” – Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill – during the Tehran and Yalta conferences. USSR adhered to the concept that was developed already back in 1944 by the Deputy People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Ivan Maisky. It implied that the Soviet Union should establish such a configuration of borders, which would ensure the safety of the country for at least 25, and preferably 50 years.
In accordance with the concept developed by Maisky, USSR annexed the former German Memel, which became Lithuanian Klaipeda. The following cities became Soviet: Königsberg (Kaliningrad), Pillai (Baltijsk) and Tilsit (Soviet), which now constitute the Kaliningrad region of Russia. Also, the USSR secured the part of the territory of Finland, that was attached as a result of the “Winter War”. In general, the Soviet policy of those years was characterised by a surprising consistency in addressing regional issues. The only thing that could not be done – seizing the Black Sea straits, although this issue was discussed in Tehran and Yalta. While Port Arthur again, as in the early twentieth century, became an outpost of the country in the Far East, not to mention the southern part of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, which Russia lost as a result of the Russian-Japanese war.
Thank you Nemo for the translation! See original here.
Also from Nemo: on 4/26 Russia1 TV will be showing a documentary-interview dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Putin as President. Preview.
The new, rabidly anti-Russian resolution by the EU Parliament is very educational, rather mind-boggling – and quite scary. Thank you, Christa, for providing the links!
“While we were looking the other way, to Paris, the EU seems to have adopted the following resolution. This is very scary to say the least! When and where will they stop?”
Big Picture and a Look Forward:
EU Parliament’s Russophobia and an Army of US Manchurian Candidates
This, newly adopted, document has specific authors:
1. Western Europe neocons who are the US/NWO agents. They are the ones that definitely studied in the US during the period of the USA’s rise and thriving, as a direct result of the wholesale looting of the USSR. What went on during the 1980s-1990s made it seem as if the US could do no wrong, while Russia/USSR were wrong no matter what they did. It is only now that we are starting to fully understand the scope and depth of the multi-year anti-Russian operation conducted by the West/NWO, with the US being its pointman and primary beneficiary.
The psyche of the EU neocons was shaped at Columbia, Yale or Georgetown. For these feeble-minded, yet ambitious individuals, prone to trust fake but flashy things taking them for real gold, it was all the proof they needed: if the US is doing very well economically, while Russia isn’t, it is because the US is worthy and Russia isn’t. This philosophy of the slaves brings us to the condition the world is in today.
2. The second group consists specifically of Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian (the Baltics) deputies in the EU Parliament. These, I can assure you, also studied in the US in the same period, based on the US grants.
While we were all asleep throughout the 1990s, the US was busy creating an army of Manchurian Candidates to deploy all over the world.
We all remember how a typical Manchurian Candidate works, don’t we? A trigger of some sort, generated by any kind of psychic intervention that could be as severe as MK Ultra, or as common as the brainwashing at American Ivy League schools/bribing with numbered accounts, is embedded in the “right” human’s psyche.
The human in question, of course, had to be susceptible to bribery and suggestion, have loose or non-existent morals/inner compass, and inability to tell right from wrong. Such human also had to be super-ambitious, super-greedy and possess low self-esteem. Inability to THINK critically, conceptually and constructively was a must, as any thinking person eventually would have snapped out of the brainwashing. But a great ability to parrot propaganda was very necessary! Having a personal grudge against Russia was a plus, but hardly a requirement. That part would be developed as the Manchurian Candidate preparation progressed.
The above-described psychological profile, manifested as low (life-diminishing or life-threatening) calibration, would make specific individual thus selected prone to psychic attacks and manipulation. Once the trigger was activated (in this case, the anti-Russian agenda), they would become unstoppable US agenda machines. Typical representatives of this breed are former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, and former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko.
To illustrate how useful and telling my personal calibration/Chi system is in identifying who you are dealing with, here are sample calibrations of the above individuals. Mikhail Saakashvili: calibration 100 (fear)/ Chi 150 (anger). At his low, during the Georgia/S. Ossetia conflict, his calibration was 89 (violent grief) / Chi 85 – same. Viktor Yushchenko personal calibration 85 (violent grief) / Chi 95 – same.
The primest of the prime examples! Current president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, who started out as the USSR Communist party functionier, with father as KGB (NKVD) officer, and then went on to study at the Georgetown University, Washington DC. Her Wikipedia bio says it all! This is the bio of a text-book Manchurian Candidate! In fact, the entire Lithuanian cabinet of ministers are Russophobic Manchurian Candidates, boasting similar bios. Is it any wonder that Lithuania takes such incredibly active role in stoking the fire of conflict in Ukraine, down to sending mercenaries, authoring anti-Donbass, anti-Russia resolutions (Lithuania was behind this one), sending weapons and more.
Personal calibration of Grybauskaite is 150 (anger), Chi 185 (pride). See more about how my calibrations system works in links above.
The following also gives an idea of how naive and trusting Russians used to be before the Kiev maidan of 2013-14, and how much the events in Ukraine cured them of this naiveté. I remember in 2009, when Grybauskaite first came to power in Lithuania, the Russian press was writing: “Oh, great, finally we will have someone more even-handed in the Baltics. After all, she was a Communist party member, her father was an officer, she went to school in Leningrad (St Petersburg). We have common history, she understands us better… Hopefully, she won’t be as Russophobic as her predecessors…” Famous last words!
Fast-forward to 2013: Grybauskaite and her entire government became the driving force behind pushing Yanukovich and Ukraine into signing the EU association agreement; when Yanukovich bulked the last moment, they were, together with Poland, behind massive anti-Russian, pro-EU propaganda in Ukraine, behind massive numbers of Lithuanian mercenaries (in addition to Polish and others), and now they are the driving force behind all rabidly anti-Russian actions of the EU. There is so much subversive, spying, propaganda, trolling, sabotage, and other anti-Russian activity happening in all of the Baltics, Poland and other above-mentioned countries daily that it would take a large book to even scratch the surface. The Manchurian Candidate army in action!
Romanian, Croatian and Bulgarian EU Parliament deputies participate to a lesser degree, on average more quietly and reluctantly, or perhaps, they stay neutral. Hungarian, Slovenian, Czech and Slovak deputies have, to a degree, grown up. Consequently, it’s not as cool as before to be rabidly Russophobic in those parts. To that end, at least some of them (not all) by now grasp who is pulling their strings; therefore, in part they are out of the Russia-bashing game.
That said, there are pro-Russia, or at least reasonable, forces even in Poland and the Baltics, who are being silenced or shunned.
The sheer number of the post-Soviet camp deputies from various small, inconsequential EU countries is such that they overwhelm anyone more reasonable from Western and Southern Europe, or from their own countries. The weight and importance of these small countries is zero in the affairs touching the EU most directly. Therefore, they flex their muscles, showing they mean something, in these kinds of matters. Their usual justification is that they are fearing the Russian attack at any moment now. This is also the way they get US bases, financing and the large inflow of the US/NATO military hardware into their countries.
If they are small and inconsequential, they make up for it by yelling the loudest. Again, the countries we are talking about are primarily Poland and the Baltics, whom I collectively call the “US Trojan Horses in the EU.” They tend to usurp any resolutions regarding anything to do with post-Soviet space, and they are distinguished by a very definitive anti-Russian agenda. As Paul Plane, the host of The Plane Truth Show on the Time Monk Radio, noted very astutely in comments, the EU turned all of its founding principles upside down, having greedily admitted to its ranks anyone and everyone, just to take them out of the Russian sphere of influence and to fortify the new Euro-empire.
Ironically, these US Trojan Horses often create difficulties for the EU when EU’s economic interests lie in closer cooperation with Russia. What has been happening last year, including the anti-Russian sanctions, is a direct proof of how inconvenient the US Trojan Horses can become for the rich EU countries. It is also a very interesting illustration of the impossibility of sitting with one as* on two chairs, as Merkel, Hollande and others in the EU hypocritically are trying to do.
Clearly for ulterior motives, Western Europe allows the US Trojan Horses to take the lead in all post-Soviet space and Russia-related resolutions as a bribe of sorts. This way the small countries seem to themselves as indispensable, their lust for power is satisfied, their hysteria is expressed… and Germany and France get to make all the “important decisions.” This is the manipulation of the most disgusting kind. But it is also used by Germany and others to threaten Russia indirectly, while seemingly not being an active party to such resolution.
How does it technically works? The stroke is well-known. To convince the majority, the US Trojan Horses trade favors in the lobby and promise support to other deputies, more moderate or undecided, on those topics important to them, in exchange for voting in favor of any and all anti-Russian resolutions. That has a lot of takers in the marginalized countries I mentioned above, as well as with Western EU neocons. This is the technique they learned from the US, specifically from the US Congress, where all the wheeling and dealing is done in such way.
To be sure, an earlier, more aggressive version of this resolution didn’t pass.
To answer Christa’s question, when and where will they stop:
They’ll stop when people of the EU finally tell them no more! For as long as they can swindle millions into ‘unity marches’ while sneaking in resolutions like this, nothing will change. Someone’s pushing people’s buttons, and they, as usual, fall for it. The moment EU protest rallies to stop US/West’s aggression against Ukraine and Russia gather 1 million people, the moment they unelect corrupt US puppets out of the EU Parliament – all this will stop.
Things like that can only be done for as long as people allow them to take place!
For the full discussion see the comment section of Confusion Clarification: Is Russia Stopping EU Gas Transit Through Ukraine?
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