[Marxism] Fwd: Putin Disses Lenin - The New Yorker

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Sep 5 09:46:48 MDT 2014


Speaking to the young people at Camp Seliger, Putin remembered the 
events of 1917 as a time when “some were shaking Russia from within, and 
shook it to the point that Russia as a state collapsed and declared 
itself defeated.”  He likely meant it as a warning to those who might 
try to “shake” today’s Russia. But he also spoke of the Bolsheviks’ 
”betrayal of the Russian national interests.” It was the Bolsheviks, 
after all, who “wished to see their fatherland defeated while Russian 
heroic soldiers and officers shed blood on the fronts of the First World 
War.”

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/putin-disses-lenin

I suppose that this is consistent with the Donetsk People's Republic 
militia being run by someone nostalgic for Czarism.



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