Putin called the key mistake of the young Soviet government


On December 19, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin during a large press conference called the fundamental (key) mistake of the Bolsheviks (the early USSR). In addition, the Russian leader answered the question of whether it was time to remove the body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin from the Mausoleum on Red Square (Moscow).


In the process of communication, the journalist of the Kommersant publication Andrei Kolesnikov asked Putin whether the words of the president, which he had said earlier at the Human Rights Council, mean that "it is time to remove Lenin’s body from the Mausoleum." Then Putin spoke harshly about Lenin (allegedly Lenin "laid a mine" under the thousand-year-old Russian statehood), so the journalist, remembering this, inquired about the opinion of the head of state.

In response, Putin said that, in his opinion, Lenin “was not a statesman, but a revolutionary”, who created not a federation from the Russian Empire, but a confederation with the right of an ethnic group to leave the state.

Our state was strictly centralized, unitary. Lenin actually proposed a confederation. Ethnic groups were tied to specific territories and received the right to leave the country. But even the territories were cut so that they did not always correspond to traditional places of residence. Immediately there were pain points. Two thousand of these points. It is worth letting go for a second - it will not seem enough. By the way, Stalin was against such an organization, but ultimately adopted the Leninist formula. And what happened? .. During the creation of the Soviet Union, the original Russian territories that had no relation to Ukraine were transferred to Ukraine with a strange formulation “to increase the percentage of the proletariat in Ukraine”. This is all the legacy of the state building of Lenin. They linked the future of the country with their own party. As soon as the party cracked, the country began to crumble behind it.

- Putin explained.

The President added that over the years of work in the KGB of the USSR, he developed his own ideas about the Soviet leaders (leaders). He is sure that when creating the USSR only the ideological component was taken into account, and geopolitical factors were ignored. Everything was too politicized, and when the CPSU began to fall apart, it pulled a huge country.

This is a mistake, an absolute, cardinal, fundamental mistake in state building

- said Putin.

As for the body of Lenin, Putin spoke out unequivocally - "he does not need to be touched." At least as long as there are people in Russia “who associate their own life with this, their own fate, the achievements of the Soviet years”. Therefore, the theme of the reburial of Lenin does not need to be raised - it is better to go forward and “actively develop”.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
16 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in
  1. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 19 December 2019 18: 07
    +1
    And rightly so: it is necessary to develop a civil society, build a social state, equip a territory, make life comfortable. And, of course, take into account the mistakes of the past.
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 19 December 2019 18: 43
    +1
    In response, Putin said that, in his opinion, Lenin “was not a statesman, but a revolutionary”, who created not a federation from the Russian Empire, but a confederation with the right of an ethnic group to leave the state.

    Here Putin is right! yes It is what it is. The greatest nonsense of Soviet power was about -

    ... more than one hundred nations and nationalities live in the USSR.

    In this garbage, the USSR was burnt. Well, what's wrong?
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 20 December 2019 10: 49
      -2
      In this garbage, the USSR was burnt. Well, what's wrong?

      All wrong.
      A banal attempt to whitewash the vile deeds of his protege with his comrades-in-arms, and at the same time to slightly wash the first "president" of the USSR.
      1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
        Observer2014 20 December 2019 23: 57
        0
        Quote: Bitter
        In this garbage, the USSR was burnt. Well, what's wrong?

        All wrong.
        A banal attempt to whitewash the vile deeds of his protege with his comrades-in-arms, and at the same time to slightly wash the first "president" of the USSR.

        Yes, it's all clear. But we are specifically discussing the news from this article. Agree. hi
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 December 2019 18: 54
    -2
    Going forward and “actively developing” - said coolly. And what did Putin do for 20 years? Or will 20 years be short for development?
  4. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 December 2019 19: 51
    0
    - Lenin was a strategist, a tactician, a revolutionary, and a statesman ...
    - The fact that at first national republics and the Far Eastern Republic (DVS) were created .. was a temporary necessity, just like the NEP and other "temporary innovations" ...
    - The RSFSR created a huge army, executive bodies (Cheka and the police) and border troops, which began to operate quite effectively ... -The Far Eastern Republic (ICE) lasted from April 6, 1920 to November 15, 1922, after which it was no longer needed and it became just part of the territory of the RSFSR ...
    - In the same way, the republics should have been disbanded on a national basis ... - The borders of the RSFSR were clearly marked and guarded ... - and the need for national republics disappeared ... - Lenin would never have allowed such a "free interpretation" of the state vertical power on a national basis ... - and these national republics would become territorial constituents ... - But Lenin simply did not have time to do this ...
  5. The comment was deleted.
  6. krasstar Offline krasstar
    krasstar (Igor) 19 December 2019 23: 27
    -1
    I would not listen to the words of our President - he is a controversial comrade - he doesn’t like Lenin, now the country is different ... Morons (B) in the power of the Russian Federation - this is what the descendants will remember about our leaving generation ...
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 20 December 2019 00: 31
      0
      I do not think that Vladimir Ilyich was offended by the words of Vladimir Vladimirovich ... maybe he only squinted slyly.
    2. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 20 December 2019 18: 24
      +1
      OUR generation is you and me. What have we done for a good memory of our generation? Is there even a trace on the Internet? (type your name and look). And what will we remember for our grandchildren?
      We should not have remained uninvolved in the events of our lives. It’s not necessary to deceive oneself, but relatives do not need to know everything.
      1. plabu Offline plabu
        plabu 20 December 2019 21: 18
        0
        Are you going to judge a trace left only on an Internet?
        An original approach, BUT wrong - in my opinion ...
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2019 09: 09
    0
    How convenient it is to blame everything on Lenin, then on Stalin, but in every way to defend the Chubais-like.
  8. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 20 December 2019 11: 00
    +2
    a key mistake of the young Soviet government.

    The key mistake was made just by the "late" "communists" - today's "democrats",
    Nothing to nod at the mirror ....
  9. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 20 December 2019 22: 33
    +2
    At the expense of federalization, the USSR agrees ... It was a mistake comparable to a crime ... As for the removal of Lenin’s body ... It’s stupid to fight the dead ... Let it lie ... Who is it bothering ?!
    1. You can take loot for access and allow to make films
      1. Don36 Offline Don36
        Don36 (Don36) 24 December 2019 23: 01
        +2
        I agree ... the movie is quite a real thing ... In France, the emperor Napoleon is also treated differently, there was also an ambiguous man, but no one breaks his grave ... This is our story and whether it is good or not, it is ours .. .
  10. Comrade Lenin has said a lot and a lot of things, sometimes he takes apart the rzhach, BUT! The fact that he strangled Nicholas the Bloody, and he re-shot the noblemen of the feudal servants - is his eternal memory!
    Let gentlemen know how to joke with the people! (By the way, the current also applies!)