The myth about the so-called "Khrushchev thaw", the most important aspect of which some citizens consider "the rehabilitation of victims of Stalinist repressions", in fact, is not just 100% false. With its help, those who just represent the true scale and motives of the actions of the sinister Maizemaker who carried out a coup d'etat in 1953, are trying to hide one of the most important crimes of this arch-traitor.
Yes, Khrushchev, who clearly had as his goal the destruction of the Soviet Union and the complete dismantling of socialism as such, failed to complete his own nefarious plans. Nevertheless, it was his activity as head of the Communist Party and our state that marked the beginning of the path that led to the death of both the CPSU and the USSR. Moreover, a lot of things that he still managed to do, continue to bring evil and create problems for modern Russia. And believe me, our children and even the children of their children will come back to haunt more than once.
Where do they all come from ?!
I think many of you were surprised more than once to see on television the news or on the Internet, the Ukrainian “veterans of the OUN-UPA”, Baltic ex-SS legionaries and “forest brothers”, as well as other similar evil spirits, which, in theory, should have been lying for a long time in deep graves, and even with solid aspen stakes driven into them for reliability. However, no - they are alive, full of enthusiasm and readiness to "pass on experience" to future generations, from whose representatives they, alas, are very good at sculpting similar ghouls. Perhaps someone had a thought: "Mummers!"
Well, it would seem, where did this trash come from, because at one time all of them should have been, if not attached to a noose or leaned against a wall, then, at least, rotted in camps with some benefit for the national economy of the country, which they used to play? No, these are probably some old senile for the sake of a bribe, or simply, having completely survived from their minds, they are playing "deserved Bandera"! Well, they could not have survived, especially in such an amount! Forced to upset - as best they could. And they survived. As well as, by the way, tens of thousands of the most notorious Hitlerite executioners who appeared during the Great Patriotic War on our land with fire and sword and with might and main committed atrocities on it. And for all this we must say a huge "thank you" to Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, neither the bottom nor the tire, who actually freed from the bowels of the Gulag no "innocent victims", namely all the abomination mentioned above. Moreover, he subsequently created all the conditions for the most notorious traitors to the Motherland, its executioners and Nazi lackeys not only to sit until the end of their worthless days, huddled like mice in the darkest corners, but to prosper, succeed in life and make careers.
I will not dwell in this article on the well-known truth to all sane people that the real amnesty was organized in 1953 not by Khrushchev, but later Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria, who was despicably murdered by him. It was under him that 1,2 million people returned from the camps and exiles, and if we take it together with minors, then almost half a million. Yes, "political"Among those there was an absolute minimum, and even then it was mostly talkers, whose tongues in the speed of action were significantly ahead of their brains, who managed to" fly into "the most frivolous part of the formidable 58th article of the Criminal Code, 10th -" anti-Soviet propaganda and agitation. " With the enemies of the people, the head of the NKVD was not going to be alarmed.
Generally speaking, the amnesty initiated by him was, in fact, “unloading”, “cleaning” the GULAG system from “ballast”, from those who could not work efficiently, bringing benefits, but needed food, material support and medical assistance. Women are pregnant and have children, the elderly, the sick. Well, first of all, those whose terms were ridiculous because of the insignificance of their illegal acts. Beria did not let go of murderers, bandits, or hardened criminals, in spite of the ravings of liberals and the fantasies of some domestic filmmakers. It was not that man. For that massive release, by the way, Khrushchev will later “rinse” him at the disgusting XX Congress, calling it an “attempt to bribe the people”. Well, who hurts what ... So, let's dwell on the main thing - the process of reducing the number of citizens who were behind the “thorn” was not started at all by Kukuruznik. But it was he who threw open the prison gates to freedom in front of the most selective rabble.
It should be noted that a huge number of policemen, Vlasovites, other lackeys and accomplices of the occupiers, as well as various nationalist bandits accumulated in the Gulag due to the fact that, by Stalin's merciful decision in 1947, the death penalty was abolished in the Soviet Union, which would have been all of them in it's high time. Subsequently, three years later, the Generalissimo realized that he had gotten a little excited and agreed that for spies, saboteurs and traitors to the Motherland, an exceptional measure of punishment should still be preserved. As it becomes clear now, we have been in a hurry with humanism. By that time, the main and well-known traitors, like Vlasov and Krasnov, had already been pulled up. However, many of those who were soiled up to their ears in the blood of Soviet people, who served the Nazi occupiers faithfully in the Einsatzgruppen and other execution teams, guarding concentration camps and fought on their side, were still hiding from the well-deserved retribution. They will be identified and executed until the 80s of the last century, and the last unfinished Bandera and Baltic "rebels" will be wiped out from their stinking caches of the years up to the 50s - 60s.
On the other hand, Iosif Vissarionovich, most likely, proceeds from his inherent practicality - having "hung" such a bastard 25 years of hard labor, the country could derive at least some benefit from them. Who could have known that in this way many of those who had no right to life would be saved? Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 17, 1955 "On amnesty for Soviet citizens who collaborated with the occupiers during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945." was born just at the suggestion of Khrushchev. As well as the decision to send "nah motherlands" to every single Nazi thugs, who at that time were still serving their sentences for military crimes committed during the Great Patriotic War.
It is on these two "historical events" that we will dwell, if possible, in more detail. I will not retell verbatim the Decree I mentioned above, since it is quite accessible on the Internet. I will confine myself to the most, in my opinion, its egregious provisions. So, according to this decision, not only those who, during the occupation period, were forced to serve the Germans or, for example, transport them by rail, were released from prison. No! Those who served "in the police and special German formations" (punishers) and even, moreover, in the Wehrmacht and the SS were also set free! And this was done regardless of what exactly the "term" was hanging on them - even though all the same 25 years replacing the death penalty. Yes, the document said that the amnesty "cannot be applied to punishers convicted of murder and torture" of Soviet people. But let me ask you: were there other punishers ?! Not torturing, not killing, not participating in pogroms, arson, torture and executions? For those in doubt, I can recommend a lot of literature, again quite accessible today - from the transcripts of the corresponding trials to the memoirs of former Hitler's lackeys (there are, imagine, and such).
From all these materials, it becomes extremely clear - there was not and could not be. Here's something that the Nazi invaders had established in the most beautiful way, so this is a system of "mutual responsibility" and "tying with blood" all who came to their service - no matter whether voluntarily or simply saving their own skin. Any "member of special German formations" quickly enough appeared in front of compatriots standing at the edge of the moat with a rifle in their hands. And in the back of his head the machine guns of the owners looked ... If he survived, then he killed. He treats the absolute majority of policemen equally.
Thus, completely obvious and unequivocal traitors to the Motherland, collaborators and traitors were subject to release. But if only liberation! All this trash also removed the conviction and defeat! That is, I will explain it very specifically - the scoundrels who served the Nazis and fought in the Wehrmacht and SS units became completely clean before the Soviet Law, like newborn babies! They were allowed to return to their native lands, to live in general wherever they wanted, up to the capital of the Union republics and even Moscow. How can this be explained, not something bordering on insanity, but precisely the solution that is, I personally simply cannot imagine. The text of the Decree stated that all those pardoned should "return to an honest life" and eventually "become useful members of socialist society." These are the former elders, policemen and SS men ?! Such nonsense could have been generated by an exceptionally bald Cornflower.
However, further it will be even crazier and more terrible. Again, on his initiative, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR gave the right to return to the country to every single traitor and Nazi accomplices who by that time found themselves abroad. This is what it was ?! Do not know? And I will answer: unprecedented in its impudence, cynicism and scale, a special operation to infiltrate the territory of the USSR by enemy agents. It's not a secret for anyone that such subjects, who in their irrepressible drape from the advancing Red Army were lucky enough to reach the American and British occupation zones, immediately turned out to be the objects of the closest attention of the intelligence services and other special services of our "allies", who were already starting a new war against the USSR ...
Yesterday's Nazi hangers-on was either immediately disposed of by the Yankees and the British (if deemed useless for further use), or literally recruited into the air. Here, in fact, no effort was needed - the lackeys of the "Aryans", who instantly sensed new, much more promising gentlemen in the Anglo-Saxons, begged them on their knees to attach them to the case. True, all this slack subsequently still had to be somehow transferred to the territory of the USSR, which during the Stalinist "Iron Curtain" was not so simple a matter. But Khrushchev's decree opened a direct path for all of them to a new place of service with the newly acquired curators from the ICIS and the CIA. Various historians give very different figures for the "repatriates" who took advantage of this opportunity, but only the Ukrainian Bandera members similarly returned to Ukraine (according to different, again, estimates) from 50-60 to 100 thousand individuals. Moreover, many of them subsequently made a career in party and Soviet bodies - some researchers tend to believe that the leadership of Soviet Ukraine at the beginning of "perestroika" consisted of former Bandera or collaborators, if not half, then at least a third.
Quite a real assessment, considering that one of the "killers of the USSR" and the first president of the "non-railway" Leonid Kravchuk today proudly tells that he was a "courier for the UPA". He survived and got the opportunity for career growth, of course, thanks to the Cornflower. About Ukrainian nationalists, whom Khrushchev took care of and protected, perhaps more tenderly and more reverently than his own children, the speech in this context is generally special. He began to arrange amnesties for them (at the local level) already in 1945 - so God forbid, the number of the most "frostbitten" and experienced "fighters for freedom" did not decrease. In the period 1947-48, such mass pardons were carried out three times. At the same time, he scribbled ideologically consistent reports to Moscow about the "reforging" of former nationalists, their "repentance and insight" and their transformation into almost exemplary Soviet citizens. How they actually "reformed", we actually observe today, and "in all its glory."
No less a betrayal was the decision of Khrushchev, which followed after the visit to Moscow of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer, which took place in the same 1955. He, perfectly realizing that he was far from Stalin, who had never fawned over the West in his life (for there was no need for that), but a complete insignificance, ready to do anything for the sake of "establishing friendly relations", demanded to release every single one of the Germans, at that time were in the USSR as prisoners of war. And Kukuruznik fulfilled this "highest wish" immediately and with full zeal! All would be fine, but at that time in our camps there were only and exclusively occupiers who had the status of war criminals. All the rest were sent home long ago by Stalin. First, in 1946, those who were ill and incapable of useful work. Subsequently, in 1948-1950, others were released little by little. Except, I repeat, those who had court sentences for very specific atrocities committed during the Great Patriotic War on our land. Having released them in peace, Khrushchev naturally outraged the memory of all Soviet people tortured by the invaders and those who died for the liberation of our Motherland from Nazi slavery.
And, by the way, in addition to, in fact, the Germans, there were many of their allies in captivity - the same Czechs, Slovaks, Romanians, Hungarians and others. And there is no need to tell that these were "forced people" who were driven under the arms by compulsion "! Nothing like that! The vast majority of them fled to join the ranks of the Wehrmacht and the SS completely voluntarily, losing their trousers in haste. And they later blamed no less fiercely than the damned "Aryans". Well, they were pardoned, of course ... So, when today the Romanian ambassador to Moldova allows himself to broadcast about "the glorious Romanian soldiers who liberated Bessarabia from Soviet occupation in 1941," in Prague or elsewhere, they demolish monuments to our soldiers-liberators and the Ukrainian and Baltic Nazis are threatening to "march on Moscow", one should not be surprised. This is all - if not the direct descendants of those who were pardoned, then the poisonous fruits of the "cornfield" which Khrushchev "sowed" with his criminal amnesties.