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  • Soviet-Era Repressions - Crowds Pray for Victims on Official Day of Remembrance

    10/30/2020 6:16:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Russian Faith ^ | 10/29/20
    20,762 people were shot here during the Great Terror, from August 1937 to October 1938. This former NKVD shooting range is known as one of the places of mass executions and burials of victims of Soviet-era repression. Relatives of the victims, parishioners of Moscow churches, representatives of public organizations, and the diplomatic corps take part in this “Voice of Memory” campaign every year.On Friday, October 30, 2020, on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression, the annual "Voice of Memory" will be held at the Butovo training ground in Moscow, and many will pray for the victims...
  • Shooting Erupts at Russia Spy Agency’s Moscow Headquarters

    12/19/2019 10:36:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Dec. 19, 2019 Updated 12:34 p.m. ET | Andrew Higgins and Ivan Nechepurenko
    This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates. MOSCOW — A deadly shooting erupted near the fortresslike headquarters of Russia’s Federal Security Service in central Moscow on Thursday evening, the security agency said in a statement that also reported several people had been wounded. Russian news reports said up to three people had been killed. “An unknown person opened fire near building #12 on the Bolshaya Lubyanka street,” the security service statement said, according to the Interfax news agency. “Some people were injured.” The statement also said that the assailant had been “neutralized” and was being identified....
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    09/15/2019 6:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest ... The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner...
  • Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo Cooperated Closely Even Before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    01/13/2019 1:57:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 24 replies
    Eurasia - New Series ^ | Jan 12, 2019
    Perhaps the only thing that outrages Russian defenders of Stalin more than the obvious parallels between his regime and Hitler’s is any reference to the alliance the two dictators formed in 1939 with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, one that opened the way to war in Europe and lasted until Hitler turned on his former ally in June 1941. But now there may be something even more offensive to such defenders of Stalin and his system: the discovery of documents which confirm that the NKVD cooperated closely with the Gestapo well before the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed and that may have paved...
  • 'They Served the Cheka' Billboards in Russia Honor Stalin's Executioners

    10/29/2018 2:03:20 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Ilya Kosygin, Robert Coalson
    VLADIMIR, Russia -- Anna Galinkina was appalled recently to see portraits of Stalin-era secret-police officers festooning celebratory billboards at local bus stops. Her father, Zinovy Galinkin, was sent to the gulag shortly after World War II on flimsy accusations of "anti-Soviet propaganda," and she resents the rehabilitation of those who persecuted her family under the government of President Vladimir Putin. "Today it is obvious that they've removed their masks...The ruling corporate elite of heirs of the Soviet chekists" -- a reference to the former secret police -- "are openly taking revenge on those who refuse to let society forget about...
  • Russia Secretly Orders Destruction of Gulag Prisoners’ Records

    06/08/2018 10:14:31 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | June 8, 2018
    Russian officials are reportedly destroying the records of gulag prisoners under a secret order passed in 2014, Russian media have reported. An estimated 3-12 million victims of Soviet repression were imprisoned in the gulag network of prisons and forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union. Registration records kept by the Museum of the History of the Gulag, now threatened with destruction, include the permanent records of those killed, as well as archival files detailing those who survived the gulag and when they were released. A 2014 inter-agency order labeled “for internal use” instructs files to be destroyed once the...
  • On this date in 1943

    12/28/2017 3:30:57 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 66 replies
    Stalin's NKVD started to round up the Kalmkys. Their crime, some had served the Germans. Of the 95,000 ethnic Kalmyks, about half died enroute or during their first winter in Siberia. Stalin's order was absolute. Ethnic Kalmky's were pulled out of the front line infantry and tank units and deported. Included were 21 Kalmyk soldiers that had been awarded "Hero of the Soviet Union." for their service in combat to the Soviet Union.
  • Lawmakers Say KGB Founder Statue Won't Return to Moscow

    10/14/2013 2:30:44 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 10/14/2013 | RIA Novosti
    Moscow legislators backtracked on claims that they are considering the return of a monument honoring the founder of the Soviet secret police to the center of the city. The city parliament made no plans concerning the return of the statue of Felix "Iron Felix" Dzerzhinsky, legislature speaker Vladimir Platonov said on Ekho Moskvy radio Saturday. City lawmakers have no right to pitch such initiatives anyway and can only rule on their funding, said Platonov, a member of the ruling United Russia party. Fellow city lawmaker Andrei Metelsky said earlier Saturday that the Dzerzhinsky statue was a historical landmark and could...
  • Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House

    06/06/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    TBI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-6-2013 | Peter Foster
    Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House Peter Foster, The Telegraph June. 6, 2013, 6:46 AM The Obama administration will be bracing itself for a torrent of hostile questions this morning following the apparent revelation that the National Security Agency has been data-mining the phone records of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Not to be confused with eaves-dropping, or bugging the phones of those suspected of conspiring to commit a terrorist or criminal offence, the top secret court order published by The Guardian appears to show that the NSA has been trawling the anonymous 'metadata'...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • Pearl Harbor 2.0

    12/07/2012 6:18:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | John Koster
    The “infamy” of December 7, 1941, is deeper than most Americans have ever imagined. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was almost certainly the result of a Soviet plot—“Operation Snow”—carried out by Harry Dexter White, a figure of enormous influence in the Roosevelt administration and a known Soviet spy. Americans remember Pearl Harbor as the work of a Japanese military machine hell-bent on a war of conquest. The truth is more complicated. The imperial regime had faced severe political shocks throughout the 1930s. Two attempts on the life of Emperor Hirohito—one by a Japanese communist whose father was a member...
  • The Cardinal Who Triumphed Over Stalin

    10/05/2011 7:47:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | Jonathan Luxmoore
    In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the ChurchÂ’s great leaders, says Jonathan LuxmooreIn a stately marble corridor of the Polish bishopsÂ’ conference HQ a diminutive old man stands awkwardly among colleagues in the regalia of episcopal office. Outside, a line of dark Mercedes wait to transport their passengers back to spacious residences, while in the vestibule teams of assistants stand in readiness. Cardinal Kazimierz ÅšwiÄ…tek, who died in July, was an unlikely ecclesiastical elder statesman, surviving imprisonment and exile before being called to lead his countryÂ’s Catholics through...
  • Heirs to the KGB and czars’ police

    03/23/2011 5:24:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2011 | Joseph C. Goulden
    THE NEW NOBILITY: THE RESTORATION OF RUSSIA'S SECURITY STATE AND THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE KGB By Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan PublicAffairs, $26.95, 299 pages No one familiar with the security system of the old USSR expected the KGB to dry up and blow away when communism collapsed in 1991. Further, many of us doubted whatever government replaced the Soviet state would make any changes of substance in its intelligence agencies. Skepticism is proving well-founded. Indeed, the newly constituted security services are more shadowy and powerful than was the KGB at its prime. The Federal Security Service (Federalnaya Sluzhba...
  • Vladimir Putin says 'unsanctioned' protesters can expect police brutality

    08/30/2010 12:47:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 8/30/10 | Luke Harding
    Russia prime minister dismisses protests against his regime as 'provocations' as anti-Putin rallies take place in world citiesVladimir Putin today angrily dismissed protests against his regime as "provocations" and said anyone who took part in unsanctioned street rallies against the Kremlin should expect a "whack on the bonce". Using characteristic street language, Putin derided Russia's opposition as a group of publicity-seeking malcontents and said they had only themselves to blame if they were on the receiving end of police brutality during anti-government meetings.
  • A Stability Police Force for the United States: RAND CORP CALLS FOR NATIONAL POLICE FORCE???

    01/12/2010 6:29:19 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 302 replies · 10,557+ views
    RAND COPORATION ^ | 2009 | By: Terrence K. Kelly, Seth G. Jones, James E. Barnett, Keith Crane, Robert C. Davis, Carl Jensen
    I know someone who purchased this from RAND. By page 19 this report goes from discussing the need for a Special Police Force overseas to supplement interventions, to suddenly needing a force that can circumvent Posse Comitatus. Posse Comitatus exists for a reason and any attempt to circumvent it, not matter how nicely packaged, is a step on the way to "Special" police becoming "Secret" police. They call it :A STABILITY POLICE FORCE: This study asks several questions. First, is a Stability Police Force (SPF) necessary? An SPF is a high-end police force that engages in a range of tasks...
  • VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

    10/29/2008 5:16:23 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 135 replies · 14,249+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/29/2008 | YouTube
    CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE FUNDED AS WELL AS THE MILITARY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx2PP4pYGno
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • Wajda's "Katyn" shown in Moscow

    10/28/2007 2:26:34 PM PDT · by lizol · 44 replies · 137+ views
    Wajda's "Katyn" shown in Moscow 28.10.2007 Polish Embassy in Moscow is again the venue of the screening of "Katyn", a movie on the Katyn Forest Massacre by Oscar winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. Katyn was shown there for the first time yesterday. The audience, mostly diplomats, human rights activists and artists were moved. "Poles, forgive us," said Russian human rights activist Siergiej Kovaliov after he saw the film. In 1940, over twenty two thousand Polish POWs - both military and civilian - were executed by the Soviet NKVD. The movie tells a fictional story of the victims and their...
  • Ukraine reburies 2,000 victims of Stalin's rule

    10/27/2007 6:52:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 305+ views
    Rueters Yahoo ^ | October 27. 2007
    BYKOVNYA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine on Saturday reburied some 2,000 people killed by the Soviet secret police over several years up to the Second World War and left in mass graves at a site near the capital. The 1,998 bodies, 474 of which were Poles, were dug up earlier this year at in Bykovnya, a village and woods in the suburbs were Ukranian officials believe some 30,000 could have been buried during the 1930s and early 1940s. The mass graves were filled with people -- others estimate up to 100,000 -- that were tortured and shot by the dreaded NKVD,...
  • Poisoned former KGB spy dies in London

    11/23/2006 3:15:43 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 124 replies · 8,280+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | November 23, 2006 | TARIQ PANJA
    Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died on Thursday in an intensive care ward, London's University College Hospital said. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of the Russian government, suffered a rapid deterioration in his health on Thursday, but doctors still were unable to determine the cause of his death, a spokesman said in a statement.