Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a regional meeting of pro-Kremlin United Peoples’ Front in Stavropol, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Putin has said that the Russian air campaign in Syria will last for as long as it’s necessary to support the Syrian army’s offensive. During a meeting with students on a visit to Stavropol in southern Russia, he said Moscow’s goal is to help Damascus defeat “terrorists.” (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a regional meeting of pro-Kremlin United Peoples’ Front in Stavropol, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Putin has said that the Russian air campaign in Syria will last for as long as it’s necessary to support the Syrian army’s offensive. During a meeting with students on a visit to Stavropol in southern Russia, he said Moscow’s goal is to help Damascus defeat “terrorists.” (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)
By Vladimir Isachenkov | AP January 25 at 1:11 PM
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a “time bomb” under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government.

The harsh criticism of Lenin, who is still revered by communists and many others in Russia, is unusual for Putin, who in the past carefully weighed his comments about the nation’s history to avoid alienating some voters.

At the same time, he signaled that the government has no intention of taking Lenin’s body out of his Red Square tomb, warning against “any steps that would divide the society.”

Putin’s assessment of Lenin’s role in Russian history during Monday’s meeting with pro-Kremlin activists in the southern city of Stavropol was markedly more negative than in the past.

Putin denounced Lenin and his government for brutally executing Russia’s last czar along with all his family and servants, killing thousands of priests and placing a “time bomb” under the Russian state by drawing administrative borders along ethnic lines.

As an example of Lenin’s destructive legacy, Putin pointed at Donbass, the industrial region in eastern Ukraine where a pro-Russia separatist rebellion flared up weeks after Russia’s March 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. More than 9,000 people have been killed in the conflict since April 2014, and clashes have continued despite a February 2015 peace deal.

He said that Lenin and his government whimsically drew borders between parts of the U.S.S.R., placing Donbass under the Ukrainian jurisdiction in order to “increase the percentage of proletariat” in a move Putin called “delirious.”

Putin’s criticism of Lenin could be part of his attempts to justify Moscow’s policy in the Ukrainian crisis, but it also may reflect the Kremlin’s concern about possible separatist sentiments in some Russian provinces.

Putin was particularly critical of Lenin’s concept of a federative state with its entities having the right to secede, saying it heavily contributed to the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union. “It was a time bomb under our state,” he said, adding that Lenin’s was wrong in a dispute with Josef Stalin who advocated a unitary state model.
In the past, Putin has denounced Stalin for massive purges that killed millions, but noted his role in defeating the Nazis in WW II.

In Monday’s comments, Putin also blasted the Bolsheviks for making Russia lose World War I in their quest for power, making Russia suffer defeat by Germany and cede large chunks of territory just months before it lost World War I. “We lost to the losing party, a unique case in history,” Putin said.

Putin said he sincerely believed in Communist ideology when he served in the KGB, adding that while promises of a fair and just society in the Communist ideology “resembled the Bible quite a lot” but the reality was different. “Our country didn’t look like the City of the Sun,” envisaged by socialist utopians, he said.

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TAP –  Denouncing Lenin is also denouncing Wall Street.

The Bolshevik revolution was funded and supported by the Warburgs of Wall Street.

Wall Street controls much of the Russian economy to this day, not least through the imposition of sanctions.

Putin’s moving Russia on, or at least is trying to.

Will Putin purge the Kremlin of its pro-US 5th column? They are wrecking the Russian economy, not the oil price.

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9 Responses to “Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin”

  1. NPP says:

    Interesting.

  2. Men Scryfa says:

    When you denounce the Holocaust myth Vlad then some of us will listen

    Meanwhile in Britain our ‘patriotic’ (i.e. Jewish/Zionist) politicians mention nothing about the Mass Immigration Genocide but manage to get very worked up about the lack of ‘proper holocaust education’:

    http://www.wiltshirebusinessonline.co.uk/uk_national_news/14226405.MPs_want_more_teachers_to_be_trained_to_educate_pupils_about_the_Holocaust/

    http://marketbusinessnews.com/what-happened-in-holocaust-not-taught-properly-by-many-teachers/121952

    http://iwradio.co.uk/national-news/many-history-teachers-need-holocaust-lessons/
    PAGE NOT FOUND – LoL I love that!

    Someone remind me was not Lord Janner into the Holohoax (as well as sodomising vulnerable British boys)?

    Wake up Britain. Wake the F**k Up!

    • Tapestry says:

      Right now Putin’s agenda with regard to Israel is not inflame. With military deployment in Syria a potential disagreement with Israel would not be a great idea. One step at a time. The present requirements override the correcting of history.

      • Men Scryfa says:

        I really really do not want to write off Putin or any potential saving grace. But people will have to go along with my scepticism for now until I see more of what is needed. I take your point Tap about strategy and tactics and let’s be fair there have been encouraging signs from Russia of late. I just have many many doubts too.

        I sent out a provocative email about the Litvinenko business just a few days ago echoing the DM ‘paedo’ theme. This was a rather cheeky and sly test that I was indulging in. Sure enough within hours I am cornered in Waitrose totally unprovoked by a massively gross Russian woman shouting obscenities at me and cursing me (I just stood impassively as if this happens all the time, lol) the Security were getting worried – how funny.

        Anyhow it goes to show how much clout the Ruskies have in London to pull a bit of theatre like that within a few hours.

        The point is that there is a lot of ‘the lady doth protest too much’ all round really…

      • Men Scryfa says:

        Btw I am with you about the Litvinenko business.

        That was the reason 5 hit Mr Abracadabra’s son with the radio control weapon and sent him out of this world and into the next. Tied up some of the loose ends nicely.

  3. Men Scryfa says:

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    These Christians are but a few of the 100,000,000 Christian innocents who were exterminated by the Anti-Christian Jewish Red Commissars in Russia under the orders of Trotsky, the Jewish Commissar of Commissars. Yet Spielberg will never Direct a “Schindler’s List” Movie for them or their genocide. Why is that? Because Jews did it.

    My relatives and my fellow Christians were murdered in the USSR under Jewish Marxism between 1917-1945, and many of the Marxists came to Russia from New York to do this to Christians in 1917 after Jacob Schiff, the Jewish anti-Christian maniac banker who owned The Guaranty National Trust, the largest bank in the United States, financed Lenin and Trotsky $35 million for the Red Revolution and the mass killing of these Christian souls. We must never forget this.

    • Aldous says:

      Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of humanity will read (and a significant percentage of those very likely dismiss it as hate speech) that comment, as opposed to most of humanity having seen and fallen head over heels for Swindler’s List. That’s the power of television and cinema. Conclusion? Most of humanity is not worth saving – and definitely not worth losing any sleep over.

      • Men Scryfa says:

        So true. So true.

        Well we tried. At least they cannot claim that we did not try and warn them.

        I look forward to seeing you in the queue before the Great White Throne.

    • ian says:

      I agree MS and with Aldous too. Both very relevent.

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