November 20, 1917 Proclamation of the #Ukrainian People’s Republic by the 3rd Universal, Sophia Square, #Kyiv, w/o breaking the federal connection with Russia.
In the center of the photo: Simon Petliura, Mikhailo Hrushevsky, Volodymyr Vynnychenko
I’ll post the whole thing, because I don’t want to lose it, and then the translation below.
Їх стільки що бере жах, їх гидко читати, але ми маємо це пам’ятати. Коли саме почалася деградація росіян не відомо, але історія зберегла факти їхніх злочинів.
1093р. – Київський літопис «Временник» писав: «Наш північний сусід Суздальщина є значно небезпечніший ворог, ніж половці».
1169 р. – Володимиро – Суздальский князь Андрій Боголюбський захопив і пограбував Київ. Літописець писав: « Суздальці так страшно зруйнували Київ, що татари не мали вже, що руйнувати 1240 року. Тобто, це була перша війна майбутньої Московії проти Києва. (И граби-ша за два дни весь град, Подолье, и гору, и манастыри, и Софью, и Десятиньную Богородицю и не бысть помилования никому же). У Києві на той час було 400 церков, і він був багатшим за тодішній Лондон та Париж. Андрій Боголюбський украв з Вишгородського монастиря (під Києвом) чудотворний образ Божої Матері, привезений колись із столиці Візантії – Царгорода. Пізніше москвини переіменували її на «Владимирскую Богоматерь». Багато істориків ввачають 1169 р., роком народження Московії.
E. European history review. @Freedomalternat visited me in Kyiv, and we discussed every single Intermarium country:
“There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terrorism.”
– Karl Marx, “The Victory of the Counter-Revolution in Vienna”, Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Nov. 7, 1848.
“Among all the nations and sub-nations of Austria, only three standard-bearers of progress took an active part in history, and are still capable of life — the Germans, the Poles and the Magyars. Hence they are now revolutionary. All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary war-storm. … [A general war will] wipe out all these racial trash down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward.”
– Friedrich Engels, “The Magyar Struggle,” Neue Rheinische Zeitung, January 13, 1849.
“We would be deceiving both ourselves and the people if we concealed from the masses the necessity of a desperate, bloody war of extermination, as the immediate task of the coming revolutionary action.”
– V.I. Lenin, “Lessons of the Moscow Uprising”, Proletary, No.2, 29 August 1906.
“For us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the ‘sacredness of human life’.
– Leon Trotsky, Terror and Communism 1920 (Toned-down for the Western audiences as Dictatorship Versus Democracy, Workers Party of America, 1922, p.63.)
I have not had time to look through this stuff, but here it is:
Why isn’t communism the reference point for evil? They killed 20 million before Nazis ever existed. 100 million after Nazism was vanquished.
Really interesting historic talk.
In the wake of the Russian westward offensive of 1918–1919 and of a series of escalating battles which resulted in the Poles advancing eastward, on 21 April 1920, Marshal Piłsudski (as his rank had been since March 1920) signed a military alliance (the Treaty of Warsaw) with Ukrainian leader Symon Petliura to conduct joint operations against Soviet Russia. The goal of the Polish-Ukrainian treaty was to establish an independent Ukraine and independent Poland in alliance, resembling that once existing within Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth In return, Petliura gave up Ukrainian claims to western lands of Galicia being a historical part of the Crown of Poland, for which he was denounced by Ukrainian nationalist leaders.
The Polish and Ukrainian armies, under Piłsudski’s command, launched a successful offensive against the Russian forces in Ukraine. On 7 May 1920, with remarkably little fighting, they captured Kiev.
Piłsudski (left) and Edward Rydz-Śmigły (right), 1920, during Polish-Soviet War
The Bolshevik leadership framed the Polish actions as an invasion; in response, thousands of officers and deserters joined the Red Army, and thousands of civilians volunteered for war work. The Soviets launched a counter-offensive from Belarus and counter-attacked in Ukraine, advancing into Poland in a drive toward Germany to encourage the German Communist Party in its struggle to take power. . . . Yet over the next few weeks, Poland’s risky, unconventional strategy at the August 1920 Battle of Warsaw halted the Soviet advance.
Treaty of Warsaw (1920)
Piłsudski was looking for allies against the Bolsheviks and hoped to create a Międzymorze alliance; Petliura saw the alliance as the last chance to create an independent Ukraine.
Piłsudski also wanted an independent Ukraine to be a buffer between Poland and Russia rather than seeing Ukraine again dominated by Russia right at the Polish border. Piłsudski, who argued that “There can be no independent Poland without an independent Ukraine”
I get the sense that my leftist friends think it a curiosity of history that in communist countries, one in ten (the precise number varied by country) people was a government informant, condemning others to hard labor or death.
The complicity in mass slavery and mass murder should not seem distant and far away. Just imagine people like yourself: trembling with rage at the perceived injustice by members of the oppressor classes. And screaming with the mob for your rightful bounty which, tantalizingly, lies just one execution away.
(Because you couldn’t possibly be responsible for your own failures. No way. It is the fault of the oppressor class.)
“The total for the communist democide before and after Mao took over the mainland is thus 3,446,000 + 35,226,000 + 38,000,000 = 76,692,000, or to round off, 77,000,000 murdered. This is now in line with the 65 million toll estimated for China in the Black Book of Communism, and Chang and Halliday’s estimate of “well over 70 million.”
“This exceeds the 61,911,000 murdered by the Soviet Union 1917-1987, with Hitler far behind at 20,946,000 wiped out 1933-1945.
“For perspective on Mao’s most bloody rule, all wars 1900-1987 cost in combat dead 34,021,000 — including WWI and II, Vietnam, Korea, and the Mexican and Russian Revolutions. Mao alone murdered over twice as many as were killed in combat in all these wars.
“Now, my overall totals for world democide 1900-1999 must also be changed. I have estimated it to be 174,000,000 murdered, of which communist regimes murdered about 148,000,000. Also, compare this to combat dead. Communists overall have murdered four times those killed in combat, while globally the democide toll was over six times that number.”
The action took place in the St. John’s Monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The monastery posted photos on its website.
The deacon is the basic “level” of the hierarchy in the “white priesthood” of the orthodox rite. “White priesthood” is available for married men. Servants of this kind with sufficient level of preparation and spiritual experience can be promoted to the rank of archpriest and even in exceptional cases – a rare priesthood.
Example of the Kremlin’s tentacles: He wrote to Moscow for permission to get married.