Even before the revolutionary events of 1917, representatives of the left parties began to blacken Russian history and culture little by little.
During the Russo-Japanese War, Japanese intelligence, through Akashi Motoziro, tried to provoke a revolution in Russia, supplying Finnish, Polish, Caucasian separatists and Socialist-Revolutionaries (possibly the Bolsheviks too, but this fact was disputed by the RSDLP for the Japanese interest, as a force that could overthrow the royal power) weapon, which was one of the main reasons for the defeat of the Russian army in the war.
At the same time, in Europe, representatives of various left-wing radical parties of Russia organized conferences generously paid from the treasury of Emperor Meiji, expressing sincere support to the Japanese armed forces in the war against Russia.
Much later, this fact, the Soviet "historians" kept silent about, exactly and the cooperation of left-wing organizations with Japanese intelligence. However, Soviet historians poured most of the pseudo-historical dirt on the First World War, calling it Imperialistic, aggressive, colonial, attributing to Russia a supposedly voluntary entry into the war for personal interests, hiding the fact that Russia had declared war on Germany, and not vice versa. Another arrogant false historical fact is the whitening of the myth of Brest peace, allegedly it was concluded for the good of the people.
However, before the February 1917 revolution, Russian troops won victories and no one wanted to pacify the Germans until the revolution and democratization of the army occurred, which led to its disintegration. And here, the Bolsheviks embark on the participation of Russia in the war. On November 8, the “Decree on Peace” was being prepared on 1917, which later led to Russia's withdrawal from the war and the rejection of part of its territories with the loss of industry and human resources (later, in Versailles of the RSFSR, it refused to reparation , thereby losing more than 6 billion rubles), causing a catastrophic blow to Russia's interests at the end of the war.
However, even the Provisional Government did not want Russia to withdraw from the war, realizing what losses it would cost the country. But the Bolshevik government, unlike the liberal-democratic “founders”, did not want to wage war to a victorious end and after a peace treaty with the Quarterly Alliance, followed by the treacherous Brest Peace, described by Soviet and modern left historians as a true good for Russia.
But the most shameful page of Soviet historiography is the understatement of the role of Russia in the war, the attribution of the defeat to Nicholas 2, as well as the tearful tales of impoverished Russia during the war. But first things first:
Soviet historians, as well as leftist propagandists, say that Russia was de facto a backward country, with backward armament, and that Russia's contribution to the victory over Kaiser Germany was minimal. But if we turn to reliable facts, Russia's GDP growth before the war was 7%, which was the highest GDP growth rate. In Petrograd, the standard of living was in the first place among all the belligerent capitals, without introducing ration cards and starvation deaths among the population. Another myth of the Soviet pseudo-historians is the theory that weapons were backward in Russia, there were not enough cartridges, and Russian soldiers did not want to fight.
But here too is a lie. Russian armament was one of the most modern at the time, Mosin rifles, Fedorov's machine guns, and Sikorsky heavy bombers were among the most advanced models of Russian weapons. As for the cartridge famine, it was periodically tested by all the warring countries, as the stock of ammunition quickly evaporated, and production rates were not like in the 21 century.
But the most blatant lie is the assertion that Russian troops did not contribute to the victory and defeat (!!!!) of Russia in the war lies on the hands of Nicholas 2. However, this cynical lie can be broken by simple facts: Russian troops participated not only on the Eastern and Transcaucasian fronts, but also fought in France, defending Paris from the Germans, and after Russia left the war, they voluntarily entered the French Foreign Legion to continue the war with the Germans, but also fought on the Front of Thessaloniki. Another lie is to accuse Nicholas 2 of defeat in the war, but at the time of the February Revolution the Russian troops restrained the enemy and even scored victories on the enemy, (the same happened after the restoration of order in the Russian army after the abolition of democratization in the army), at the time of the signing of the Peace of Brest, the Sovereign was under arrest and listening to him the blame for defeat in the war, it’s like scolding a Jew for getting to Buchenwald.
Stupid and ridiculous. However, post-Soviet propagandists do not confuse historical facts and they still pour dirt on the memory of the heroes of the Great War.
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