Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
9th March, 2016
1) 1802 and 1918 — treacherously awarded Finland their sovereignty.
2) 1918 — despicably and treacherously gave statehood to the Latvians and Estonians, which they previously didn’t have.
We continue the list without numbering, for it is open. Surely someone will remember a few more “crimes”. By the way, Finnish blogger Veikko Korhonen, from the city of Oulu, started this for fun on Facebook.
— Lithuania regained statehood in 1918, also thanks to Russia.
— Poland regained statehood via Russia twice, in 1918 and 1944.
— Romania was born as a result of the Russo-Turkish wars, and their sovereignty was at the behest of Russia in 1877-1878.
— Bulgaria as a state was revived as a result of the victory of Russia in the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. As a token of gratitude, the Bulgarians participated in the composition of anti-Russian coalitions in the two world wars. Now Bulgaria is a NATO member, and hosts the US on its territory. After 1945 there was not a single Russian soldier on their territory…
— Azerbaijan formed as a state for the first time only in the USSR.
— Armenia was preserved physically and was reborn as a state in the Russian Empire and in the USSR.
— Georgia was preserved physically and was reborn as a state in the Russian Empire and the USSR.
— Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan never had statehood and only got it in the USSR.
— Belarus and Ukraine also gained statehood for the first time as a result of the great October Revolution. And in 1991 gained full independence.
— Switzerland gained independence thanks to Suvorov, who conquered it from France 217 years ago;
— Russia abominably liberated Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland from the Third Reich in 1945;
— The position of Catherine II of Russia in 1780, who supported the North American United States in the war, caused the defeat of England and the independence of the United States;
— Russia gave independence to most European countries twice in the last 2 centuries, defeating the armies of dictators Napoleon and Hitler;
— The position of Stalin in the negotiations with the US and Britain gave Germany the chance to preserve their statehood after the defeat in World War II;
— Gorbachev did everything to destroy the Berlin wall and for the reunification of Germany in 1990;
— Without Soviet assistance, Egypt would not have been able to survive and to consolidate their independence in the war with Israel, Britain, and France in 1956-57. In 1967, the intervention of the USSR stopped the war between Israel and Egypt, and actually saved the Arabs from defeat in two wars in 1967-74;
— Angola gained its independence in 1975 only because of the USSR;
— Most colonies of Western Europe got their independence thanks to the global movement of decolonization after the second world war, in which the main role was played by the Soviet Union.
But you can also take into account the role of Russia and the USSR in the birth and development of such states as China, Vietnam, DPRK, and India. By the way, Russia repelled the Turks from Greece too, back in 1821. And Algeria, Cuba, Mozambique, etc…
Well then, Russians, aren’t you ashamed?