One of the Cabinet said to me:
Did you notice that His Holiness spoke of “thousands” being killed during the Revolution, Civil War, and the Repressions… not “millions n’ millions n’ millions” as the woollier Whites always bloviate about? Robert Conquest, the academic whore paid by the Ukrainian Nationalists to “prove” the “millions n’ millions n’ millions” dezinformatsiya was outed as basing his “research” on Nazi (surprise!) propaganda… he had to greatly reduce his “statistics”.
Indeed. One must reduce many of the figures bandied in the West by an order of magnitude. That is, you must chop off a zero from the figures. Mind you, it’s still serious… it’s still horrid. However, it’s not quite as nasty as the righties would have you believe. After all, they DO have an incentive to lie to you. Besides that, the communists DID learn from their errors. In the Nasty Nineties, the commies stood up for the canonical Church, and they defended it with their bodies. Today, most commies are believers, and many believers are commies. In short, there’s much overlap. Are there still atheistic commies? Sure. Are there still militantly atheistic commies? Sure… but they’re no longer in ruling positions.
There’s another reason why the Westerners and their White/Zapadnik running dogs inflate the number of Soviet victims. They want to prove equivalence between Nazis and commies. That just isn’t so… the Nazis killed more people than the commies did… in a far shorter timeframe. The NKVD killings at Butovo pale into insignificance compared to the record of the Fascist Einsatzgruppen. There was no communist equivalent of Hadamar… reflect on that. People such as Potapov and Artemonov are trying to hide the collusion of certain White factions with the Nazis. Ponder this… those families who willingly served the Nazis, now, serve the West, with equal ardour. It does put a new light on Potapov’s rant about Stalin, doesn’t it? After all, Nazi Germany invaded the USSR… not the other way ‘round.
Keep a handle on our true history… it’ll keep you from stepping in the juicy fresh cowpats in that there field.