USSR Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov and German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler
The goal is visible to the naked eye: to equate in historical terms communism and Nazism, to put an equal sign between the Third Reich and the USSR, in this way depriving our country, our people, of the status of the victors of Nazism, the saviors of mankind from the "brown plague". Today, it’s especially important for the modern West, turning everything upside down, turning white into black, making heroes villains and liberators aggressors. Not repelling such machinations is like silently watching someone spit on the Victory Banner or mock the mass grave of its creators.
About the "aggressors" and "victims"
Naturally, Western (and after it - domestic liberal) historiography, starting a conversation about the agreement concluded in 1939 between the USSR and Germany, is struggling to present the case in such a way that the "two totalitarian and aggressive states" took, and shredded for nothing, for nothing, virgin innocent, extremely peaceful and deeply democratic Poland. Ay-yai-yay ... Well, but in reality? In reality, everything was exactly the opposite. At the time of the signing of the notorious treaty in the Kremlin, the Soviet Union did not take any actions against a country that, even with the strongest desire, could be interpreted as aggressive. They attacked us, imposed trade, "gold", diplomatic and other blockades against us, tried to stifle them with hunger and devastation - that was all. The intervention against the young Country of Soviets involved not only Poles and Germans, but also the very French, British and Americans whose descendants are now trying to make us “the culprits of the Second World War”. We did not touch them. They crouched on our land, killed, raped and robbed. In 1939, there were more than enough participants in those events.
In the Far East, Japan, the closest ally of the Third Reich, constantly tried to test our strength and defenses. Concerning Poland, the conversation is generally special, because it chopped off territories in our country in the 20s. No, we are not with her! The Provisional Government, and then the Bolsheviks, having come to power, recognized Warsaw’s right to independence and national self-determination, but then they paid for it in their usual manner, that is, in bestial manner. They decided: while the hated Russians are in the Civil War, we will take away Ukraine, Belarus and, as it turns out, bite off the Baltic states. Well, and then how it comes out ... The main Polish Fuhrer - Joseph Pilsudski, croaked about the "sphere of influence from Finland to the Caucasus" (not weak, however, an appetite), and away we go. However, as usual, Poland had more ambition than real forces, so I had to be content with what I managed to snatch - exclusively by Western Ukrainian and Belarusian lands. “Well, better than nothing!” - They decided in Warsaw, and began to wait in the wings, preparing for the division of Russia.
Quotes from the report of the General Staff there (written, by the way, in 1938), in which a line says about the "defeat" of Russia and its dismemberment as the highest military and political Poland’s goals have long been imposed on everyone’s teeth, but what can you do - you won’t erase a word from a song. And what scale did the anti-Soviet subversive activities of the 2nd Division of the same General Staff, the so-called "Two-Mans", reach at the same time, so it’s possible not only to write a separate article, a whole book! Both single spies and saboteurs in the USSR were sent almost in droves, and entire gangs armed to the teeth. What they just didn’t do: burned, blew up, killed and dirty as soon as they could. And here's another thing: We divided Czechoslovakia with the Third Reich into a couple? Or is it Poland? The USSR was just eager to intervene in this infamy, if necessary - and by force of arms. And the British and French did not allow him to do this, having presented Czechoslovakia to Hitler in Munich, as they say, on a platter - only to help him prepare for the war against us. The USSR just consistently opposed Nazi adventures, called for the creation of an international security system that would make them impossible - but only who listened to it!
The Soviet Union concluded a non-aggression pact with the Third Reich the last in Europe. Poland is perhaps the first ... Our country by 1939 was, in fact, the only one that fought against the Nazis! It is quite real war, and not glorifying them notes with an "expression of concern." In view of I have, if someone suddenly did not understand, Spain. Nazi Germany and fascist Italy provided military support to the Francois coup d'état quite openly, sending whole military units there (one Legion “Condor” was worth it). The USSR did not enter into confrontation at the state level, however, the flow of weapons, military equipment, and, most importantly, fighters, officers and generals of the Red Army, went from us continuously. Citizens of the rest of Europe, if they participated in the war on the side of the Republicans, are exclusively in the form of private initiative as part of the so-called "international brigades." The League of Nations quickly organized a "Committee of Non-Intervention in Spanish Affairs" and announced an embargo on the supply of weapons to which the fascists of all countries wanted to "cheat". Only the USSR had the conscience and courage to send fighters and tanks to the Republicans. Well, and the last: even in the summer of 1939, when the threat of a Nazi invasion hung over Poland, the Soviet Union was ready to defend it! All these intentions were smashed to pieces by the donkey stubbornness of the Poles themselves, who said they would rather die than allow at least one Red Army soldier to enter their territory. And what could we do?
Those who are talking about the “criminal conspiracy of dictators” today and are covering up the non-aggression pact are stubbornly unwilling to answer the question: “How would everything go, did Stalin refuse to negotiate with Berlin in August 1939?” Do you know why? Yes, because any versions of this very answer, coming from the true historical and military-political realities of that time, and not sucked from a finger, completely break their whole nonsense. And let's consider them, at least the basic ones. The most ideal continuation of the events, of course, seems to be the shameful return of Ribbentrop, who had received a complete slap from Stalin, to Berlin, after which Hitler, fearing, immediately cancels the already approved and signed directives on the invasion of Poland. And then he goes to console himself with schnapps with beer in the closest beer to the Reich Chancellery, having realized that nothing will come of his plans for world domination ... It's funny, right? Wait a minute, it’ll be even funnier. An option that gentlemen of liberal historians broadcast with the murderous seriousness of clowns is “the creation of a broad European anti-Hitler coalition, with the participation of Great Britain, France and the USSR,” which would not only protect Poland, but would also put an end to all the aggressive claims of the Third Reich, as as such. This, excuse me, is not a version. This is complete nonsense, so do not blame me ...
This alignment is even more fantastic than the Fuhrer in the rumpled uniform, dropping muddy tears in the mug with the Bavarian in August 39 because of the diplomatic failure that befell him in Moscow. Yes, if the countries of the West wanted to fight Hitler and his gang, had at least a shadow of the intention to stop them, they would have done it! They would not turn a blind eye to the transformation of the toothless Reichswehr into a mighty Wehrmacht, the occupation by Germany of the demilitarized zones, the Anschluss of Austria and other “cute pranks”. They wouldn’t help “saw” Czechoslovakia, threatening war to anyone who dares to intervene. And most importantly, they would not have pumped up the Third Reich with loans, military materials and technologies, would not have pushed it quite openly to the "great campaign to the East." In the summer of 1939, neither the British nor the French had yet penetrated - in Nazi Germany, they saw a threat not for themselves, their loved ones, but exclusively for the Bolsheviks deeply hated by them. The goal in front of them was clear and precise - to push Berlin and Moscow at any cost in a fighter war. For this it would be necessary to surrender Poland - they would surrender as dear ones. What was she, after all, better than the same Czechoslovakia, Spain or Romania, for the "salvation" of which, in London and Paris, they did not lift a finger? While Hitler declared anti-communism and a firm intention to go to war on the Russians, absolutely everything was forgiven to him. However, the non-interference of Britain and France - this was far from the worst option. Of the real ones, of course ...
Yes, the most, perhaps, is the time to move from nonsense to talking about how events could actually develop. So, let's say Stalin declares: “No agreements with Hitler! We will fight for Poland! ” In this case, the Fuhrer would not refuse to attack and would not have thought - if he had been afraid of the Red Army in 1939, he would not have come to us in 1941, when the army became even more powerful. So, war ... There’s only a problem - the USSR does not have a common border with the Third Reich. How will we fight? It remains only to send troops into Polish territory, and immediately engage in battle with the "defended." That is exactly how it was in reality! However, in this case we would not have any agreement with the Germans. Do you know how Hitler would have acted in this situation if he had even a drop of brains (and the Führer, of course, had them, and in large numbers)? He would quickly reconcile himself to the Poles, frightened to a bear’s disease, go to the front of Paris and London, withdraw troops, and ... And the Soviet Union would be the aggressor in the eyes of the “world community”! With all, as they say, flowing. The option of allowing the Poles to pass through our Wehrmacht for a “retaliation strike” against the USSR is far from the worst, believe me. All of Europe could unite against us, and most likely would unite by starting the long-planned “crusade against Bolshevism”. It could not be, you say? Well, yes, and there was no intervention of this entire European pack in the 20s. And plans to wipe the USSR off the face of the earth with atomic bombs, which in the USA and Britain began to cherish already in 1945. Of course, it wasn’t that I invented everything ...
And here you are, by the way, another virtuality, more than likely and utterly rotten. There is quite reliable evidence that literally in the last months and weeks before the war, when Warsaw thoroughly smelled the fried, there they were very actively trying to negotiate with Hitler on absolutely any terms. We were ready to give Danzig and to join the Anti-Comintern Pact - everything, as the Fuhrer had previously demanded. It so happened that the Nazis turned out to be even more stubborn than the Polish lords and having decided to completely tear them to pieces, they refused flatly to any negotiations: “Before, you had to twist your nose with a smaller one!” Otherwise, the Soviet Union would have had a very real chance that the Great Patriotic War would have begun for him not in the summer of 1941, but two years earlier and in a much more unfavorable military-strategic situation. You think I'm exaggerating? So, after all, it’s not a secret to the moaning of the Polish “leg” angels, “historians” who bitterly lament that Warsaw never became a military ally for the Third Reich against the USSR! A certain Pyotr Zykhovich piled up a whole little book precisely on this topic, and roughly called: “How valiant Poles with the Wehrmacht in the same ranks of Russians would be defeated” - something like this roughly, the meaning is exactly like that. Another figure, Pavel Vechorkevich (who professed at Warsaw University, by the way) even calculated that Warsaw could well give the Wehrmacht the very same “missing dozens of divisions and hundreds of tanks,” which, according to the pundit, Hitler was just not enough to take To Moscow. He regretted it terribly ... There is not the slightest doubt - had Hitler made another decision (and in the case of a negative answer, in Moscow it was more than possible) and the Polish Zhovners would have tried to conquer us in the front ranks of the invasion army, as it, in fact, was in the same 1812.
USSR left no choice
All of the above scenarios would not only be dangerous for the Soviet Union - they could lead to its death. The war that began in 1941 with Nazi Germany and its many satellites cost our people 27 million victims. What would happen if this thunderstorm erupted in 1939 - and it hurts to think. And if all Western countries had turned against the USSR ... And just don’t talk about “exaggeration” and “distortion”! The first plan for the destruction and dismemberment of Soviet Russia was drawn up by our future "allies in the anti-Hitler coalition" back in December 1917. Do you think something in their attitude towards the USSR has changed, after 22 years? If it has changed, then certainly not for the better. Simply, the USSR no longer saw them as easy prey. If they were going to fight it with their own hands, it was only at the final stage of hostilities, when the Red Army would be bloodless and practically defeated. Equally, however, like the Wehrmacht, which was fostered by them, just for this purpose. In 1939, both London and Paris made every effort to turn the negotiations in Moscow, literally on the eve of Ribbentrop’s arrival, into a natural clownery, and they succeeded in this. Delegations, which, like a laugh, included some, forgive me, gentlemen, old farthers, mothballs generals and admirals who did not have any authority, traveled for a fortnight in the most circular way possible. But, if desired, could fly in a day ...
Arriving in the Kremlin, these pompous boobies pushed water in a mortar, poured from empty to empty, ground them with tongues, bringing to death both Molotov, Voroshilov and Stalin himself. Judging by the recollections of eyewitnesses, Kliment Efremovich with Joseph Vissarionovich hardly restrained the desire to strangle these empty chimes, obviously time-consuming. They pulled him! Subsequently, in the memoirs of the highest representatives of the British and French “establishment”, it will be disarmingly frankly said: the purpose of the clownish “negotiations” was not to conclude a military alliance with the Bolsheviks, but to “intimidate” Hitler exactly until he refused to march on Poland due to the onset of late autumn and lousy weather conditions. There is no doubt - until next year, Paris and London would make every effort to ensure that the Wehrmacht popped straight to the USSR, without being distracted by anything "extraneous". Who knows, after all, it could well have turned out, at least according to one of the above scenarios. The Czechs and Slovaks at one time twisted their hands, forcing Hitler to surrender and, in fact, become his allies. Do you think this focus would not have gone with the Poles? Somehow I do not really believe it, especially given the mood and aspirations of the latter. Stalin perfectly understood and foresaw all these “rotten” layouts. He felt that the decision should be taken immediately, without any rumors and delays, otherwise it would be too late to bite your elbows.
Yes, Joseph Vissarionovich did not trust Britain and France for nothing. What should have been ?! Why would it all be? During the spring and summer of 1939, the Soviet Union pounded like a fish on ice, over and over again offering them to create a real, not tinsel, alliance against the Nazis. And every time I was refused. We did everything we could to prevent a new world war, and the potential "allies" behind the back of the USSR did not spare their strength to destroy him in this war. Stalin simply saw through all these tricks and came to the unequivocal conclusion: war cannot be avoided. Now, as a true Leader, he had only one task: to delay the start of hostilities for a maximum period of time and use this time to the full to prepare the army and country for them. What he did, in general, was how much this could be done in a short two years. Regarding the fact that Joseph Vissarionovich hoped that, having devoured Poland, Hitler, confident in the neutrality of the USSR, would turn to the West, where his teeth would break off pretty well, didn’t this really happen? The only thing Stalin was cruelly mistaken in was his assessment of the Europeans' ability to defend their homeland. Well, the future Supreme, who until the last refused to leave Moscow, in fact, already besieged by the Germans, could not predict that they would take Paris without a single shot! It did not fit in his head.
This is perhaps the only mistake made by Stalin when signing the notorious pact. He probably expected that the Wehrmacht would crawl to our borders in five or seven years, decently battered. But it turned out the opposite - Europe surrendered to the Nazis, in fact, without a fight. Not only that, they replenished their arsenals with their weapons, and already considerable ratifications - with many volunteers from all over, eager to “destroy Bolshevism”. Well, nothing, everyone was reassured, everyone had a place in the graves ... In any case, to say today that it was the non-aggression agreement, signed in the Kremlin on August 23, 1939, became the "World War II trigger", either full idiots and ignoramuses, or complete Russophobia, to whom no law is written. Including the laws of History. This war was absolutely inevitable, it just went completely different from the scenario that was planned in the West, and now they are raging there. As the leader of the country, Stalin did exactly what he had to do, and there can be no slightest complaints against him. As for Poland ... Well, excuse me for cynicism, but in 1939 it got exactly what it deserved and asked for, I mean, from the USSR. And we didn’t take anything from them then, we just returned our own. Joseph Vissarionovich was an imperial to the core and was not going to squander Russian lands a single inch. The agreement he signed was the first step towards the great Victory of 1945. Well, trying to “judge” the winners is the eternal destiny of the vanquished ...