Did The Former Soviet Union Experience What Awaits Europe?

Larry Johnson — SONAR Nov 6, 2022

I have come across another book that I recommend you get and read. It is Alex Krainer’s, Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax. I was floored by the information he presented in the chapter, The Enterprise. Krainer’s exposition of what happened to Russians in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union–the mass rape of a country by economic elites in the United States and Europe. Once you comprehend what the Russian people endured in terms of economic privation and the economic miracle that unfolded under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, you will appreciate that Putin is not a heartless thug clinging to power by using fear, intimidation and coercion. The horror described by Krainer is on par with the Holodomor experienced by Ukrainians at the hand of Stalin in the 1930s–an estimated 4 million Ukrainians starved to death because of Stalin’s policy while “Russia sustained between five and six million “surplus deaths” – deaths that couldn’t be explained by previous population trends.”

The economic collapse and the ensuing hunger and unemployment explains why people like my friend, Andrei Martyanov, emigrated from Russia and became citizens of the United States and Canada. We are not talking about something that happened 100 years ago. This transpired between 1992 and 1999. Russia became a true shit hole.

As I read Mr. Krainer’s excellent work, I began to wonder if the hell that the Russian people experienced is what awaits the people of Europe as their economies grind to a halt. Ditto for the United States. Here is the relevant portion of Krainer’s book that describes Russia’s fall into the abyss of hyperinflation and mass unemployment:

“The transition program engineered by the American deep state and its Wall Street patrons was nothing short of catastrophic for Russia. The perfect storm of sudden price liberalization, drastic curtailment of government spending and bank credit, and opening of domestic markets to unrestricted foreign competition produced a toxic brew that devastated Russian economy, destroyed its currency, and plunged much of the population into poverty and hunger.

After 1992, Russian middle class saw their savings evaporate and their real wages halve – if they were fortunate enough to receive them at all.[109] Economic reforms rapidly destroyed the nation’s agricultural production and store shelves went almost empty. In 1992 the average Russian consumed 40% less than in 1991.[110] By 1998 some 80% of Russian farms went bankrupt and the nation that was one of the world’s leading food producers suddenly became dependent on foreign aid. About 70,000 factories shut down and Russia produced 88% fewer tractors, 77% fewer washing machines, 77% less cotton fabric, 78% fewer TV-sets and so forth.[111] In all, during the transition years, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product fell by 50%, which was even worse than during the World War II German occupation.[112]

A huge segment of the population became destitute. In 1989 two million Russians lived in poverty (on $4/day or less). By the mid-1990s, that number soared to 74 million according to World Bank figures. In 1996, fully one in four Russians was living in conditions described as “desperate” poverty.[113] Alcoholism soared and suicide rates doubled making suicide the leading cause of death from external causes. Violent crime also doubled in the early 1990s and during the first six years of reforms, nearly 170 thousand people were murdered.

An acute health crisis emerged, resulting in epidemics of curable diseases like measles and diphtheria. Rates of cancer, heart disease and tuberculosis also soared to become the highest for any industrialized country in the world. [114] Life expectancy for males plummeted to 57 years. At the same time abortions skyrocketed and birth rates collapsed: in Moscow they were as low as 8.2 per 1000.[115] In all, Russia’s death rates increased by 60% to a level only experienced by countries at war.[116] Western and Russian demographers agreed that from 1992 to 2000, Russia sustained between five and six million “surplus deaths” – deaths that couldn’t be explained by previous population trends.[117] That corresponds to between 3.4% and 4% of the total population of Russia. To put that number into perspective, consider that during the course of World War II, the United Kingdom lost 0.94% of its population, France lost 1.35%, China lost 1.89% and the U.S. lost 0.32%.[118] Aleksandr Rutskoy was in fact not exaggerating when he called the reforms program an “economic genocide.”

Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax, by Alex Krainer

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin leaves the Kremlin on the day of his resignation, December 31 1999. Prime Minister Putin (second left) became acting president. Click to enlarge

Krainer’s account of Russia’s collapse is followed by an equally compelling chronicle of Russia’s ascent from the ashes and economic rebirth thanks to the policies enacted by Vladimir Putin. This is objective fact. It is not Russian propaganda. Western elites would do themselves a favor and read Alex Krainer’s detailed explanation of what the Russian people have experienced during the last 30 years. Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them.


Did The Former Soviet Union Experience What Awaits Europe?


5 Responses to “Did The Former Soviet Union Experience What Awaits Europe?”

  1. pete fairhurst says:

    I saw this on Larry’s blog yesterday and immediately bought the book. Not cheap at £24 and hard to found. I found it on Book Depository using:

    The info, summarised here, about the pillage of Russia by the west in the 1990’s should be obligatory reading for all normies

    More so the info about Uncle Vlad P and his cabal. How they defied the west and turned the tables. I’m really looking forward to reading it

    Alex Krainer is a big mate of Tom Luongo who I would highly recommend for his financial info for anyone who is financially literate

    This, from Gonzalo, with Tom and Alex, is 2.5 hours but it is simply brilliant. It is on Tapnewswire somewhere. Very well worth a look. Tom nails it in my opinion


    • ian says:

      I’ve copied the video Pete to watch later. Though I’ll probably be out of my depth if it’s regarding finance.

      • pete fairhurst says:

        It is very financially oriented Ian, but it is far more as well. The foul mouthed New Yorker Tom, and his Serbian mate Alex [ex hedge fund manager, or similar, I think, he lives in Monaco] Are questioned hard by Gonzalo about their big picture theory about the major financial geopolitical battle that is happening in front of our eyes right now in the west

        My very inadequate summary. The 2 major financial factions are:

        WEF/Davos, old European money, who control the EU, ECB, all western governments and the “Biden” cabal

        They are vehemently opposed by the major US financial elites who control the Federal Reserve in practice, personified by the current Fed chairman Jerome Powell. This faction owns all the US commercial banks who do not take kindly to Davos plans to kill all commercial banks and replace them with Central Bank Digital Currencies

        So Powell is raising US interest rates as a direct ploy to kill the WEF [not to kill inflation as is claimed]. Powell holds the whip hand and Davos is in panic mode because the Euro will die and the European Central Bank too. The EU will collapse if they are successful

        Neither of these 2 groups is pleasant in any meaningful way

        But the all the Fed lots wants is to continue it’s mafia style protection racket and keep it’s “vigorous” ie gangster 2 or 3% fee for protection

        As we all know the WEF wants to control all of humanity and more

        I know which side I’d prefer

        That’s a very very inadequate summary, there is far more. There are a lot of assumptions by all three about the audiences financial knowledge, that Gonzalo obviously understands as well as the other 2. Gonzalo moderates really well in a very sceptical way too

        Tom is a very interesting character

      • ian says:

        Thanks Pete for that. I watched a bit of it and the Tom guy seems a very clued up guy. I’ll enjoy watching it . Thanks again Pete.

  2. Weaver says:

    Thank you Pete for recommending this book I will definitely order it.