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« Reply #135 on: July 14, 2013, 02:27:24 AM »

There's an interesting question what Stalin's religion was.
Lazar Kaganovich was a Jew that persecuted Jews on behalf of Stalin.  It calls to mind Roy Cohn who persecuted Jews on behalf of McCarthy.  
I have a biography entitled 'The Wolf of the Kremlin' that claims Lazar Kaganovich had Stalin poisoned and facilitated Khruschev's rise to power,
although I have not researched it's veracity to the same extent as Stalin's Tsarist era Okhrana work.

The deportation of Russian Jews in the late 1940's and 1950's worked in Zionism's favor in the same basic way that the deportation of comparatively wealthier German Jews worked in Zionism's favor in the 1930's.  It would be interesting to know if the Soviet Union had some kind of agreement with the Zionist movement or the state of Israel facilitating the transference of Russian Jews to Palestine like the Nazis had in fact established back in 1934.  

In that connection, it would also be interesting to see if Soviet relations with Zionism changed any with Khruschev.
They certainly improved with Yugoslavia.
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« Reply #136 on: July 14, 2013, 06:09:05 PM »

It would be interesting to know if the Soviet Union had some kind of agreement with... the state of Israel facilitating the transference of Russian Jews to Palestine
Pages 13-14 of this article are relevant.
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/134987.pdf
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« Reply #137 on: July 19, 2013, 09:50:29 PM »

We just received a copy of 'Empire of the Periphery:  Russia and the World System' by Boris Kagarlitsky.  It is a Marxist history of Russia that gives equal space to each period from 1500 to the present.

Kagarlitsky is a Russian historian who has been around a while.  As an activist protesting the Soviet dictatorship, he spent time in prison during the Brezhnev era.  He has many books on Russia, but this one covers all of Russian history from a basically Marxist perspective.  
http://www.tni.org/archives/books_russiaempire

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This book gives a long overdue recognition to Russian historian Mikhail Pokrovsky (1866-1934)(colleague of Ukrainian historian Hrushesvky), the father of Marxist Russian history who overturned the tsarist school of imperial/capitalist Russian history but was himself later sidelined by Stalinist history which in many ways revamped capitalist historicism.  Interestingly, Stalin was not alone in his opposition to Pokrovsky.  Trotsky also harshly criticizes Mikhail Pokrovsky in the appendix of his (flawed and prejudiced) history of the Russian revolution.

Mikhail Pokrovsky
(Father of Russian Marxist history)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Pokrovsky

Mikhail Hrushevsky
(Father of Ukrainian Marxist history)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykhailo_Hrushevskyi
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« Reply #138 on: July 19, 2013, 10:02:36 PM »

Then Wall street funded Trotsky came along
Excuse me ?

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
By Anthony Sutton
http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_the_bolshevik_revolution-4.pdf

Youre very gullible..

This guy was a nut job ...

'Germany and Revolution in Russia 1915-1918: Documents From the Archives of the German Foreign Ministry' documents Bolshevik business with the German government throughout World War I.
http://archive.org/details/Germany-and-Revolution-in-Russia-1915-1918
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« Reply #139 on: July 24, 2013, 03:30:12 PM »

'You Can't Print That'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwmUIcgG9Ko
- muckraker journalist George Seldes on press censorship and his personal interviews with Hindenberg, Lenin, Trotsky, and others


Tell the Truth and Run
http://www.brasscheck.com/seldes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Seldes
- websites about George Seldes
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« Reply #140 on: July 24, 2013, 03:53:12 PM »

'You Can't Print That'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwmUIcgG9Ko
- muckraker journalist George Seldes on press censorship and his personal interviews with Hindenberg, Lenin, Trotsky, and others

I have several awesome books by George Seldes, but I had not realized that this video discusses Edward Murrow's friend George Polk who was the CBS correspondent for the middle east in the late 1940's that was murdered by Greek fascist pro-British governments of Archbishop Damaskinos and George Papandreou for Polk's attempts to investigate and publish the communist side of the Greek civil war and for whom the George Polk Journalism Award is named.
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