Three decades ago, an event occurred that became one of the most important episodes of a state crime called the “collapse of the Soviet Union”. Without official protocols and the signing of any agreements, the last leader of the USSR laid at the feet of the president of the United States of America the entire "socialist camp", and indeed his own country, in addition. In fact, it was then that Mikhail Gorbachev capitulated in a decade of confrontation with the West, subsequently exposing his own betrayal, weakness and cowardice as the greatest achievement - the end of the Cold War.
In fact, it was precisely the shameful surrender to the enemy of all that for which tens of millions of Soviet people had sacrificed their lives, the fact that they, not sparing themselves, had built, developed and defended entire generations. How was it and why did it happen? Let's remember together.
Point of non-return
Held on December 2, 1989 in Malta, a meeting of Mikhail Gorbachev and George W. Bush with Russian historians and political scientists is considered, as usual, from two diametrically opposite points of view. The first one, of course, is that initially Mikhail Sergeyevich did not want “anything bad” for his country and people and was by no means a puppet of the West. Fresh tradition ... Adherents of the second (to which I belong), proceed from the fact that the goal of destroying not only the USSR, but also the entire socialist system that had formed at that time in the world, was set by Gorbachev and his clique from the very beginning. How much personal initiative was present here, and how much the fulfillment of plans drawn up very far from Moscow was, is the third question, but there was no “wanted the best” one from the beginning. However, we will try to be objective and consider the situation from both positions voiced above. So, if we believe the supporters of the version about the good intentions of the “chief perestroika”, then the Maltese summit was necessary for him as, first of all, a “lifeline” for his own image. Let me remind you - by 1989, even a blind person could see: the processes that started in the country in 1985-86 began to “turn” somewhere else. And it’s not right there ... “Perestroika” quite naturally developed into a complete mess in all areas, and “acceleration” turned into a flight of the country into the abyss at a really huge speed. Shop shelves, first of all grocery ones, were empty until they were completely sterile, prices cherished by the newly-born “geniuses” economics»The co-operative sector caused fainting and heart attacks. Crime and drug addiction grew at a tremendous pace. And on the threshold ethnic conflicts loomed in the union republics that had thought up "nationally self-determined".
The universal veal enthusiasm of the first years of Gorbachevschina, bordering on mass insanity, was gradually disappearing, the name of the General Secretary was increasingly inclined to angry obscene ditties. Even individuals with tightly stuck brains of “democracy” wanted to eat something, but from the writings of Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov’s nonsense, the replacement of doctor’s sausage was, to put it mildly, not very. The danger was becoming very real that the people would come to their senses and think about where they would drag them all the same ... And here Gorbachev decided to play in the eternal Russian “if only there was no war”! That is, to make a “breakthrough” on the international front, to end the confrontation between the West and the social camp, NATO and the Warsaw Treaty Organization, well, all that jazz ... In short, create a loud and positive informational occasion for Soviet people who are already starting to go satanic and happening around the colovert. Hence the meeting in Malta. In truth, all this is believed with great difficulty. In order to take at face value the readiness of the United States and the entire “collective West” for equal negotiations and the conclusion of honest deals with the Soviet Union, which was shaky at that moment and was cracking at the seams, you just had to be a fool, naive to the extreme. Mikhail Sergeyevich, however, he writhed himself all that way from himself, continues to writhe to this day. However, no, no, yes, a truly diabolical, evil trick will peep in his eyes. No I do not believe! Rather, the truth is that the traitor General Secretary was in a hurry with a report on the work done to the American president. And also to clarify and coordinate new, even larger-scale and vile plans. And this meeting was needed, first of all, to the West. Its rulers were eager to make sure that the USSR passed, as the pilots say, a “point of no return” and that you can continue to act without fear and looking back.
Speaking about, if it’s been damned three times, “perestroika”, it must be remembered that the first real attempt to dismantle the USSR and the socialist system was made in the 50-60s, under Khrushchev. This “manager” almost ruined everything that was possible: he reduced the army, destroyed the economy, quarreled with the Chinese ... However, he “kicked” so that they only hiccuped and wiped sweat in the West. In 1958, he ironed the rebellious Hungary with tanks, in 1962 he caused the Caribbean crisis, which nearly ended the Third World War, and in the Union itself, unlike Stalin, it shot the demonstrations “at times”. Then the fool was thrown at all, and the USSR returned to a more or less normal course, the West categorically did not suit. In 1989, in Washington, there was no certainty that the suicidal experiments undertaken by Gorbachev would end with what the United States needed - the destruction of the USSR as a great power. An analysis of national security signed in the Bush administration in 1989 explicitly stated that "perestroika is in the interests of the United States" and "the reforms taking place in the USSR must be irreversible." Let's not forget: that far year in Eastern Europe, whose countries were military and political the allies of our country, the contingents of the Soviet army were still located more than enough to both suppress the internal riots in the same GDR and Czechoslovakia, and repel the attack of NATO, which tried to support them from the outside. In the Union itself, the “leading and directing" Communist Party continued to remain, and no one thought to dissolve the State Security Committee. The ominous "pererosstroenny" gangrene could still be cured. Yes, it was already impossible to do without surgery with the spilling of a certain amount of blood at that stage. But didn’t it spill a little afterwards ?!
Delivery of all positions
Interestingly, not only Gorbachev, but also some participants in those vile glorified events, even today, 30 years later, despite all their terrifying consequences, try to imagine the case as if there were no ill intentions not only in the Secretary General of Judah , but also with his American counterpart, who arrived in Malta to accept surrender. So, for example, Pavel Palazhchenko, who performed the duties of a translator Gorbachev during the “historic summit”, undertakes today to assert that the USA is absolutely in vain “accused of the collapse of the USSR”. This, they say, was completely "not included in our plans, nor in the plans of the Americans." Both sides only craved "deepening and expanding partnerships." Yeah, it’s exactly that of partnerships ... I would joke about this, but it’ll hurt to come out ... Although, what else can a person who is now the head of the international relations department of the Gorbachev Foundation besides dodging and lying, trying to betray black for white? However, many others are pulling the same song, especially personally involved in an unprecedented betrayal that happened in 1989. And it is simply impossible to characterize the meeting in Malta in any other way - on the basis of its consequences, both short-term and long-term. Let’s talk about them in detail. First of all, Gorbachev assured Bush that the main thing is that the USSR will not use force in any case, no matter what happens near him, even within the country itself. According to the recollections of the participants, the American president, who was definitely a hundred goals higher than the unfortunate General Secretary in the game that was played at the negotiating table, began from afar. So to say, “came from the shallow map”: raised the question of supporting socialist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua. Mikhail Sergeyevich, having revealed something about the “pluralism of opinions” and “the right to self-determination of the Cuban people,” he said that the leaders there “can do what they want, we won’t teach them.” In fact, he disowned Castro ...
After such a peppy start, things started to go happier. The owner of the White House began to probe Moscow’s intentions regarding its allies in Eastern Europe. It was then that Gorbachev showed himself “in all its glory”! First of all, he vowed, almost with tears in his eyes, assured "dear George" that the Soviet Union would never dare to "raise a hand" in the United States. Moreover, he "is ready to no longer consider them his opponent." Most importantly, the Secretary General of Judah made it absolutely clear and unequivocal that Moscow would not under any circumstances intervene in the destructive processes in the countries of the socialist camp. She has the same “vision” of the “positive changes” taking place there as her newfound “Western partners”. "Do what you want!" Want to unite Germany? Yes please! “We are for peaceful changes, we do not want to interfere and do not interfere in ongoing processes. Let the peoples themselves, without outside interference, decide how they should be ... ”is a verbatim quote from Gorbachev's treacherous trepidation. In fact, it was in Malta that the “green light” was given not only to the unification of Germany, but also to its subsequent accession to NATO. But this was nothing more than treason, for which citizen Gorbachev should certainly have been arrested at the gangway of a government plane as soon as he landed in Moscow. Before meeting with Bush from the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee, the Secretary General received a completely clear and unequivocal order: any talk about the merger of the FRG and the GDR into a single state will become possible only if both the ATS and NATO, or, speaking of the unrealistic, their merger into one block. But not before! For this one episode, Mikhail Sergeyevich, according to all the rules, had to be removed from office and tried. Least...
After that, Bush’s next move became completely logical, he felt that a loser was sitting at the same table with him, whom it would be a sin not to leave his pants on. Talking about the "national movement" growing in the Baltic States, the American president threw words in the face of Gorbachev that the United States "will never recognize the forcible accession of these republics to the USSR." Instead of immediately advising Mr. Bush to put his “non-recognition” in an appropriate unpronounceable place and leave the negotiations, slamming the door, Mikhail Sergeyevich began to bark and wag his tail like a beaten dog. He began long speeches about the “specific situation” and “the complexity of the moment”, spewing tons of intricate verbal garbage at the interlocutor, as he always adored. Bush continued to "forge iron" - pressed on the interlocutor, already openly threatening "extremely unpleasant consequences" in case of "use of force". What is the result? Managed (and perhaps initially set up for just such an option), the Secretary General vowed to the president that “exclusively non-violent methods” would be used in the Baltic states. That's all ... After that, it was possible to order a requiem for the Soviet Union. Having realized that the insignificance that has settled in the Kremlin either cannot or does not want to save the state from collapse, all fears and doubts, as well as conventions and decency, have been discarded in the West. There they began breaking the USSR at a forced pace. Enough, as we know, only two years. According to the memoirs and sensible assessments of all sane and honest participants in the meeting in Malta, she was a terrifying defeat for Gorbachev and an incredible, moreover, completely unexpected for them triumph of the United States. Yes, they could not even imagine that everything would turn out so easily!
Russia trampled by Bush’s legs
Marshal Sergei Akhromeev, who participated in those fateful negotiations as part of the Soviet delegation, with the status of military adviser to Gorbachev, called them the first time that the United States spoke with the Soviet Union from a position of strength. Without any reason, note, solely because of the capitulary and treacherous position taken by the "head" of our state. From that moment, in fact, everything rolled completely downhill. Speaking at the final press conference after the shameful event, Gorbachev chirped that “the world is entering a new era of lasting peace without violent action.” Well, yes - a new era has really begun. The era of the "unipolar world" with the sole dominance of the United States. And of course, without any violence ... Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, the American invasion of Afghanistan and the countless series of "color revolutions" around the planet - all this does not count, of course. The seeds of all this horror, like dragon teeth in an ancient myth, were sown precisely in Malta. After the shortest time, blood was shed in Romania, “velvet revolutions” gave way to coups. And not so long after a river of blood surged in the former USSR - “perestroika” was replaced by a shootout, as they used to say. And the same Bush Sr. in 1991 could from the rostrum of the parliament, who was just getting ready to become “unassailable” of Ukraine, push as much as necessary fiery speeches that “they would not tolerate nationalism” in Washington de. A few months later, Yeltsin, with a handful of accomplices, who signed the death sentence to the Soviet Union, rushed to call him first! As he himself admitted then: "and could not wait ten minutes." Used for its intended purpose, the Gorbachev product was thrown out as unnecessary by the same Yeltsin. The Americans, albeit wincing at heart from disgust, picked up ...
We must give him credit, the American leader, who managed to bring Gorbachev to his knees, subsequently honestly admitted the true motives and intentions of the United States. At the 1992 Republican Party Congress, he said the following: “... rest assured: the fall of communism was not a predetermined outcome. This required the strong leadership of the presidents and the support of the American people. Otherwise, the Soviet Union would be a powerful superpower today, but now it can only be found in history books ... ”Amazing cynicism of crystal clearness! On the other hand, this is just what Bush Sr. has nothing to complain about. He acted in the interests of his own country and its allies. But Gorbachev in this situation looks completely different. To sell the Motherland, to betray hundreds of millions of people around the world ... And all this for the praise of Americans, the Nobel Prize and a mountain of trinkets - awards from various American foundations and "international organizations", for which he was admitted in 1990 during a visit to his beloved USA, had to allocate as much as 4 hours. The bag of silver was impressive, but will it outweigh all the curses that are still pouring on the head of the main national Jude? Subsequently, Gorbachev claimed that Bush “deceived him.” He, they say, and NATO promised not to expand to the East, and all sorts of malicious amendments like "Jackson-Venik" to cancel, and swore to overwhelm the USSR with all sorts of tasty and healthy goods. And also - to provide the country with almost dimensionless and interest-free “development” loans. Well, this, most likely, is again an attempt to pretend to be such a blissful fool, whom the evil American uncles promised a pretty penny, but did not give.
Gorbachev received no written guarantees of anything: the non-expansion of the Alliance, non-interference in the internal affairs of the USSR or economic assistance to him, either in Malta or later. Some people who are particularly bruised by liberalism today are smarting about this: “So what? The Americans would have wanted, and they would have violated the written treaties! Look, how famously they have treated the INF Treaty now ... ”Well, it's hard to argue with such“ logic ”. It remains only to ask: and what the hell were there negotiations at all then, if they throw it anyway ?! The Soviet Union at the suggestion of Gorbachev and "thrown." The crown of the trade agreement signed in 1990 by these same characters (Gorbachev and Bush Sr.) was massive deliveries to the USSR and, subsequently, to Russia of frozen chicken legs, which went down in history under the name of “Bush's legs”. Residents of the United States themselves categorically did not want to eat them, considering them "second-rate offal." A huge achievement! He fed the country, a bastard labeled ... After ditching both agriculture and the food industry (however, like its other branches), bringing the people to the brink of hunger and a half-Kot state. In different years, from 70% to one third of exports, the mass of poultry in our country was accounted for by these very legs, whether they were amiss. Thus, by crushing our own poultry farming, we provided about half of the American “chicken” export. And that they just could not be found in them - and hormones, and chlorine, and antibiotics, and salmonella. But there was no way to refuse - the tantrum in Washington began immediately. They got rid of violence in 2014. And nothing, we live. It is clear that the United States did not intend to give any loans or investments to the Soviet Union they were seeking, nor to Russia. They planned to turn into their own raw material base and market for third-rate products. However, what am I talking about? To date, their plans and intentions have not changed at all!
The consequences of betrayal in Malta, we disentangle to this day. A little slowed down the presumptuous and felt sovereign masters of the planet of the Americans succeeded already in Syria. But the main battles are likely to come. The blood of the Donbass, Nazis marching in Ukraine and the Baltic states, the danger of a new world war intensified to the limit - all this originates precisely there, in the distant 1989. The only benefit of the Maltese Summit is that it serves as an eternal lesson: our country can come to an agreement with the West in general and the Americans in particular in two versions. Or - putting something extremely impressive, very large caliber on your forehead. Or - surrendering to them all their interests. Refusing honor, pride, strength. Rejecting yourself and your own future. Malta’s shameful lessons must be remembered so that nothing like this ever happens again.