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The Soviet Story - a must-see for all students of history.
The Peoples Cube ^ | 3/11/2014 | Oleg Atbashian

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88

If you want to know the back story of the Ukrainian revolution, The Soviet Story tells exactly what happened to Ukraine during the Soviet era - and a lot more.
It's the best educational film on the nature of communism, which should be shown to all high school students in America to immunize them against the lure of the “great” utopia. However, I doubt most teachers will do so in today's political climate.

This 2008 documentary tells the story of the anti-human ideology the way I see it myself. That was rather surprising, because in today's “progressive” media climate, such views are an anathema.

We definitely need a climate change!

That the author of this film and I share the same views is not a coincidence. EdvÄ«ns Šnore is a fellow ex-Soviet - a Latvian director who did a great job documenting the evils of communism with the support of some of his European colleagues.

The Soviet Story starts with a question I also raised many times: while the swastika is universally recognized as a symbol of evil and hate, why does the hammer-and-sickle emblem, which is just as bad, get a free pass? The answer apparently lies in the fact that there has never been a version of the Nuremberg Trial for communism, which still has a lot of sympathizers in high places of power around the world, including the United States.

When this film came out, one of our Cubists posted a trailer and a link to the DVD. Today the full movie can be seen online on YouTube and other video sites. While the English-language narrative is excellent, I was unable to find a version with English subtitles for occasional foreign-language segments, which make only about 5% of the movie. Those who would like to get the full 100% will have to buy the DVD, after all.

The Soviet Story (2008) - cu subtitrare in Română http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oVZjyyAE-78


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; coldwar2; communism; guncontrol; russians; secondamendment; sovietunion; tyranny; ukraine
Although the video is 85 minutes long it is well worth your time – especailly with regards to the issue of civilain disarmament and the connections between the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers Party) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Both were on the left, despite what the national socialist left in this country would like to deny.

1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88
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To: Voice of Reason88

The one hour and 24 minute version was refusing to work today so I’ll start with part one and go on up.

By the way, I have BACKSTAGE AT THE KIROV which was produced by Armand Hammer. Of course the beauty of Russian ballet precedes communism but in the film the ballerinas are seen on stage, backstage, practicing in the studio, and on the wide streets of Leningrad but not in their apartments and not shopping. That would have been difficult to show without their situation looking quite poor compared to the West.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:53:43 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

ping


3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:55:59 AM PDT by ruptured duck (He shoots....and boom goes the dynamite!)
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Ping for later


4 posted on 03/12/2014 10:02:49 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

Thanks, I’ll be checking this out tonight..


5 posted on 03/12/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

Ping for later


6 posted on 03/12/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Voice of Reason88

Captions work, you just need to turn on the translate captions option.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 10:32:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Voice of Reason88

ping


8 posted on 03/12/2014 10:47:03 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Monterrosa-24
Well they couldn’t very well have shown how bad things are in their worker’s paradise now could they?

That reminds of an old soviet union joke: An American was showing his friend from the USSR his home. Going through the living room, dinning room, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms.

His soviet friend said that in Russia they have the very same thing – only it’s all one room.

9 posted on 03/12/2014 10:48:58 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: GraceG

Oh, I didn’t realize that – how do you do that?


10 posted on 03/12/2014 10:49:57 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Voice of Reason88

ping


11 posted on 03/12/2014 10:58:00 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Voice of Reason88

Oh, I didn’t realize that – how do you do that?

Click the “CC” button and then put in “Translate captions” and select English.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Voice of Reason88

and if anyone misses the film you can watch it happen in realtime.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: GraceG

Thank You – you learn something new every day!


14 posted on 03/12/2014 11:12:14 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: inpajamas

Yes, but we’re trying to stop the real life version - this is one movie that DOES NOT need a Sequel.

BTW, keep in mind that Putin is a former? Chekist – the same as the NKVD thugs mentioned in the film.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 11:15:36 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Voice of Reason88

later


16 posted on 03/12/2014 11:22:39 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

at 1:03:00 in there is a officer that looks an AWFUL lot like Obama....


17 posted on 03/12/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


18 posted on 03/12/2014 5:57:29 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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Just saw it last night. Griping, riveting history of communism in all its evil. Interesting about the SS NKVD relationship before Barbarossa. How many millions killed? I guess we'll never know. Kept me up last night thinking about it but a definite must see. Socialism kills! When are Americans going to wake up? I wish all kids in high school would see this.

One of the quotes I remember, paraphrasing: "In every country where socialism/communism is instituted, 10% of the population ends up getting killed, whether it's USSR, Poland, Nicaragua, Cuba or Venezuela" Current US population is 313.9 million (2012). That's 31.4 million Americans.

Why does America seem hell bent on rushing to socialism?

19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:21:01 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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Why does America seem hell bent on rushing to socialism?


Because he thinks it is the other guys that will be killed, not them. In china, all the educational elite were sent to the farms to scoop pig shit.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 11:25:58 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Voice of Reason88
Two reviews at Amazon:

"2010 Director's Edition of Edvins Snore's award-winning documentary, now with subtitles in 30 languages. Tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. Other topics covered by the film: - The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33) - The Katyn massacre (1940) - The SS-KGB partnership - French Communists and the Nazis - Soviet mass deportations - Medical experiments in the GULAG. The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. The film includes recently uncovered archive documents and interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first-hand knowledge of it. The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. Listen to experts and European MPs discussing the implications of a selective attitude towards mass murder; and meet a woman describing the burial of her new born son in a GULAG concentration camp. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and realpolitik."

"I knew a lot about the Soviet regime (I grew up in a Communist country). Still, this movie is shocking and, as far as I know, genuine and based on facts, documents, and eyewitness reports. Naked, although shocking and thought-provoking truth. People interviewed in the movie are not some obscure conspiracy theorist -- they are known experts in history, international politics, and Soviet dealings (Davies, Sokolov, Bukovsky, or formed Soviet spy, now writer, Suvorov). The movie summarizes what is known about Nazi German atrocities along with Soviet Russian atrocities, what is known about the plan (followed by actions, such as Soviet invasions of Poland, Baltic republics, and Finland) of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia to divide Europe, and also not widely known facts about collaboration between Gestapo and NKVD in the early years of the WWII, that resulted, for example, in shipping Jews who escaped the Nazis back to German-occupied territories, where most of them perished. One of the main points of the documentary is that Germany had a chance to reform, sanitize its leadership from the Nazis. Russia has never prosecuted communist crimes against humanity. German Nazis have been chased all over the World and brought to justice. Russian communist perpetrators of crimes against humanity are enjoying protection of not only Russia but also, indirectly, former WWII allies. I keep being amazed by the naïveté of the Western European and World leaders when watching the political dealings with Russia. This movie is an absolute must for anybody interested in history and politics."


21 posted on 03/14/2014 11:34:29 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: PeterPrinciple
In china, all the educational elite were sent to the farms to scoop pig shit.

Yeah, 'the elites' from various disciplines think they'll be part of 'the new order.' Little do they know, they'll be the first to die. Does the MSM know this as they tout their Messiah?

22 posted on 03/14/2014 11:37:09 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Voice of Reason88

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23 posted on 03/14/2014 11:42:44 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Art in Idaho
Why does America seem hell bent on rushing to socialism?

Two possibilities:

One – many have forgotten the vestiges of its organized evil.

Two – The left with it’s socialist national agenda is now outright lying about who they really are.

24 posted on 03/20/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Art in Idaho

I feel most sorry for those who escaped socialist nations only to have to deal with it here.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 6:38:48 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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I feel most sorry for those who escaped socialist nations only to have to deal with it here.

Reminds of a lady I knew in 96 who recently moved from Poland. She railed on after Clinton was reelected, "Why would you people vote for a socialist?" She went on and on about it and how life was in communist Poland. She described "toilet paper day" when they got in a supply of toilet paper and every family member could get one roll and you gathered up all the extended family, stood in line a long time and 'stocked up' on TP. .

26 posted on 03/20/2014 9:35:43 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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Of course, the way the left does it is to simply LIE about their true ideology.

It should gather a considerable amount of suspicion a group that has to incessantly changed it’s labeling so much.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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My 18 year old niece falls for all the left wing propaganda and thinks we consider the USSR evil because it allowed abortion. She is at UT-Austin learning all about white privilege and all sorts of other hogwash.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Friends of ours had a son who came home from college spouting all sorts of liberal crap.

When he was heading out socially Saturday night he asked what car he could take.

They said,”None-—capitalism bought those cars,take your bike.”

They stuck to their guns for his entire vacation.

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29 posted on 03/20/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Art in Idaho

My Polish neighbors tell me about the “blanket drives” they were forced to participate in.

<p.
Give blankets for the poor American children living on the streets.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 12:30:24 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Mears

Lol


31 posted on 03/20/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Voice of Reason88

And our “Great ObamaNation” has ordered enough pistol bullets to kill all our citizens many times over.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 9:07:24 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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