“We are ready to pay”: a former diplomat told how the Germans “bought” Gorbachev

Despite the fact that thirty years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, some of the nuances of those events became known only today.

The French writer and former Soviet diplomat Vladimir Fedorovsky told the details of how the GDR was transferred to the FRG. This is reported RT.

According to him, on the sidelines of the Kremlin, talk of a possible fall of the wall began in the spring of 1989. Then two options were proposed, proposed by two warring camps as part of the leadership of the USSR.

One of the options proposed by the security forces - the KGB and the military, provided for the introduction of troops into the territory of the GDR. The solution came after the wife of Secretary General Raisa Gorbachev was informed about the problem. After a conversation with her, Mikhail Gorbachev announced his decision not to send troops.

At the same time, Fedorovsky notes that at that time the West did not particularly insist on the unification of Germany: Mitterrand and Thatcher were silent, or limited themselves to sending telegrams.

The former diplomat claims that Gorbachev sold the GDR during one of the feasts in Bonn, where, after a fair amount of alcohol, Helmut Kohl told the latter general secretary that the German leadership was ready to pay.

According to Fedorovsky, after a pause, Gorbachev asked: “How much?”, Thereby determining the fate of the GDR.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 November 2019 15: 06
    I think all this is another lie. I have great respect for Gorbachev. Then he was able to really assess what was happening, step over his own ambitions and not go to any extreme measures. Everything could end up much worse then.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 10 November 2019 15: 34
      In China, two of these, one after the other, were "isolated", a couple of thousand were killed in China-Maidan and they feel very well.
      Worse than what happened is hard to come up with. Dogger Hitler did not plan what Gorbachev did.
      He did not step over any ambitions. He was picked up and he was able to ruin the case of the transit of drugs through the Stavropol Territory. For this, he did what was ordered.
      And he is glorified by those to whom he paved the way for the looting of the country with a criminal law on cooperation, and they did it with a joyful screech.
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 November 2019 15: 51
        I think the system was initially unviable, it was all just a matter of time. And enough of this mantra about China. With the help of a pseudo-ideological screen, the elite of the "party bums" and the "kind of capitalists" close to them, perhaps, are living well. I would not want to live there in any way.
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 10 November 2019 16: 40
          But our current system is just not viable. And to live for her - a year, two by force.
          1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 November 2019 16: 51
            What will happen?
            1. boriz Offline boriz
              boriz (boriz) 10 November 2019 18: 09
              Some kind of socialism. With the preservation of small and, in part, medium-sized businesses. As Stalin planned. Khrushchev wiped out private enterprise, and it didn’t work out to the end.
              But, most importantly, remove the subordination of the IMF economy. Just idiocy giving away 200 yards a year to your enemies. And idiocy to keep the economy in monetary hunger.
              Actually, the privatization model that Chubais conducted did not leave any other choice than the left-conservative one. With models, as in the Czech Republic, Poland, there could still be other options. And we do not have capitalism, but kleptocracy.
              1. Yevgeny Mikhailov (Vyacheslav Plotnikov) 15 November 2019 13: 40
                Well said. It really pleases the fact that more and more PEOPLE understand the essence of what is happening.
      2. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 11 November 2019 11: 19
        Socialism is primarily the socialization of the means of production. The contribution to the GDP of China in the public sector is 30 percent. The contribution to the RF GDP of the public sector is 70 percent. That is, in fact, the Russian Federation is much closer to socialism than China.
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 11 November 2019 12: 57
          Normal business work (if it is a little more complicated than buy-sell or production of plastic buckets) is impossible in our country, therefore 70%.
          But China is not closer to socialism. He is building a nationalist state, if not fascist. But these are their personal problems. It is important to clearly maintain our interests. And for Russia now the main threat is not China, but the internal one ...
          1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
            Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 11 November 2019 17: 18
            Quote: boriz
            But China is not closer to socialism.

            Well then, in the world there is no example of a successful country that has realized socialism. Why did you decide that the second attempt in our country will be more successful?
    2. Port Offline Port
      Port 12 November 2019 17: 26
      Some people don’t even realize that Gorbachev’s betrayal has a long-term prospect, and it will be much worse, and this applies not only to Russia, the consequences will be global.
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  3. Nymp Offline Nymp
    Nymp (Boris) 10 November 2019 15: 13
    Here the “tagged one” rebuilt “the world for a“ reward. ”Where was the KGB looking?
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 10 November 2019 15: 42
      And there it looked. The part of the KGB that was responsible for internal security was precisely in charge of the collapse.
      On the role of the KGB - in Kurginyan, "Red Spring".
    2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 November 2019 10: 36
      The KGB was sold to the USA ... Gorbachev was the protégé of the head of the KGB of the USSR Andropov, he also committed political killings, such as the assassination of the head of the BSSR Masherov, pushing to power the Judas Gorbachev.
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 November 2019 10: 35
    The fact that Gorbachev is a traitor and he is not alone is a no brainer.
  5. ELEFNT 2.1 Offline ELEFNT 2.1
    ELEFNT 2.1 (Marina Pleshko) 11 November 2019 15: 32
    Were there now, any of us would do better. Gorbachev himself admitted that there were a lot of mistakes and mistakes.
    Now the PU is puffing, something may work out - we'll see ...
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 11 November 2019 16: 15
    He is very honest. The country does not need anything - I personally just need a nobel in my pocket.