Revolutionary Holocaust: The Soviet Story

All week in the email newsletter will feature commentaries on some of the most brutal communists of all time - today it's  by the writer and director of 'The Soviet Story' a film that caused the director to be burned in effigy. The Soviet Story challenges conventional Soviet history books that tend to omit past atrocities and even call Stalin a 'successful manager'. It's the history you need to know - and often don't get from Progressive apologists. Read the commentary below and don't miss Glenn's first ever documentary this Friday at 5p ET on The Fox News Channel titled 'The Revolutionary Holocaust".

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The Soviet Story

A Special to the email newsletter by Edvins Snore

I decided I decided to make the documentary film “The Soviet Story” to show the world the history of those nations, millions of people, who lived behind the Iron Curtain, under Soviet occupation. 

When I made "The Soviet Story", I knew Russia would not like it. But I did not expect that they would hang and burn my effigy in the streets of Moscow after the film was released. The crowd was shouting: "We will not let rewrite our history!" 

Indeed, the film shows the Soviet history in a different light, than the current Russian text books, which call Stalin a successful manager, ignoring the fact that under Stalin’s "successful management" 7 million Ukrainians were intentionally starved to death. Whole nations and ethnic groups were wiped off the map.



“BEING burnt in effigy on the streets of Moscow by nationalist hoodlums must count as a kind of Oscar if you are a Latvian filmmaker whose aim is to expose modern Russia's blindness to the criminal history of the Soviet Union. The ire of Young Russia's protest outside the Latvian embassy this week was directed at Edvins Snore, whose film “Soviet Story” is the most powerful antidote yet to the sanitisation of the past.” -THE ECONOMIST

Today, watching the world news, people sometimes wonder why the Chechen people are so fiercely opposing Russia's rule. Not many people know that in 1944 the whole Chechen nation - men, women, and children - were rounded up, loaded into cattle trucks and deported to Central Asia. This operation was carried out during one day - February 23, 1944. 20% died en route. Ironically, the Chechen families were transported in the American-made Studebaker trucks, provided by the allied U.S. as war aid.  

The Soviet crimes against humanity and against the captive nations resonate even today.  

The Soviet policy of deportation, ethnic cleansing and Russification left a huge impact on the societies once controlled by the Soviets. A classic example are the three Baltic States, now members of NATO and the EU. In 1940 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were invaded by the USSR. As the local people were deported to Siberia, millions of Russian settlers moved into the Baltic States. Soviets applied a similar policy of colonisation also in the Ukraine. Today these former Soviet republics may be free democracies, but they have ethnically and ideologically divided societies with increased risk of conflict and instability. 

When publicly burning the script of "The Soviet Story" the pro-Kremlin youth shouted: "Hands off our grandfathers!”, apparently referring to footage in the film calling for prosecution of the NKVD/KGB (Stalin's Security Police) officers who carried out torture and executions of thousands of the GULAG victims. The GULAG was the largest concentration camp system in the world, exceeding that of Nazi Germany. The GULAG net covered both Asia and Europe. Remarkably, after World War 2, the USSR even used the liberated Nazi camps (Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen) as part of its own camp system. None of the former NKVD/KGB killers and concentration camp guards have been tried in Russia.  

“The Soviet Story” also discusses the Socialist origins of mass murder.  For example, I knew that the renowned British playwright (and Socialist) Bernard Shaw called for extermination of "parasite classes" in 1930s. But I was shocked to discover that he had done so on camera. We include this footage in the film. 

Perhaps the most striking historical footage which we uncovered was that of the Soviet-Nazi friendship during the first part of the World War Two. The joint Soviet-Nazi victory parade and the collaboration of the Gestapo and the NKVD was the culmination of that Alliance and the film documents this for the first time. 

I believe “The Soviet Story” provides a fresh look at this important chapter of 20th century European history and its lesser known matters – elements of which still resonate with us today. 

Edvins Snore, writer and director


“The Soviet Story”


www.sovietstory.com

The far Left has intensified its push toward Marxism for months now, but it's more than clever catchphrases or slogans. Their radical rhetoric and policies have violent consequences.

Calls to defund the police have led to officers being ambushed and killed. Crime is spiking in record amounts all over the country. Critical race theory has the government, corporations, and now schools brainwashing Americans to believe the entire system is systemically racist. And it's paved the way for actual violence in the streets from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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