IN sombre mood Russia reflects on the centenary of a coup that presaged a bloodbath that claimed the lives of up to 70 million martyrs.
There’s hardly a village library let alone city museum that isn’t marking the tragedy that in 1917 befell Imperial Russia.
Before the seizure Russians accounted for 8 per cent of the world population; today it is 2 per cent.
In Russia were listed 54,174 Christian churches, 25,593 chapels, 1,025 monasteries, military churches and cemetery chapels.
By 1987 only 6,893 churches and 15 monasteries remained. Many times Bolshevism could have been nipped in the bud but to its eternal shame the political elite and corporate dynasties of the West profited enormously from the coup.
Lenin said, “Without big banks socialism would be impossible.” He was likely referring to the $20 million ($416 million now) New York based bank Kuhn, Loeb & Co invested in the ‘revolution.’
By 1922 the dust had settled. Thanks to Western collaboration Imperial Russia was now in the hands of insurgents with little political but much criminal experience.
Western corporations were quick to take advantage of Imperial Russia’s vast resources. The nation’s gold reserves, the largest in the world, disappeared into the bank vaults of the West.
The entire Gulag system and Stalin’s five-year plans, in which it is estimated 40 million slaves perished, were made possible and accessible by western banks and corporations.
Those in on the kill included Ford, Amtorg Trading Corporation, General Electric, RCA, International Harvester Tractors, Caterpillar; in all over 100 US corporations profiting from Stalin’s slave empire.
“This Soviet Russia toils perpetually along on the arm of the capitalist States. She took from them her workers, her engineers, her machines: she drew everything from the capitalists’ states. Communists were surviving only on the non-communist institutions of the world.”
The harvesting of human martyrs continued its cruel course. Then, when Bolshevism to all intents and purposes was routed in December 1941 it was rescued by Roosevelt’s Lend Lease rescue package.
British aid to preserve Bolshevism likely cost its Far Eastern territories which were left unprotected. In February 1945 Soviet tyrant Joe Stalin added his signature to those of Roosevelt and Churchill’s on the Yalta Agreement.
To Bolshevism was surrendered the lion’s share of plunder including 21 European nations. Ironically, they included Poland for whose territorial integrity the war was begun.
The spoils of war were divided between the Allies. These included 10 million captive slaves; by 1946 there wasn’t even a bicycle to be found in Germany.
Tens of thousands of ransacked trains and trucks were used to transport millions of new slaves from transferred territories.
The silence in the West is deafening. Is this because they want the ground left undisturbed?