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Dec
17
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@Felix Goldberg in beginning of XXth century Europe there were quite little people who hated both Communism and Fascism. Most people who hated Communism, supported Fascism at the same time. The situation changed after WWII.
Dec
17
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@Gangnus that is quite obvious to me: if you hate Communism, you support the guys who are against it. There is nothing to answer here. The question why those people hated Communism even if they did not object against authoritarian government and repressions. This leads to a conclusion that they had other reasons for the hate.
Dec
17
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@Felix Goldberg of course, no. It is the key point.
Dec
17
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
Do you presume that Italians and Germans were well aware about life in Soviet Russia and its negative side?
Dec
16
accepted What is the original variant of the “Charles V Dominating Fury” statue?
Dec
16
asked What is the original variant of the “Charles V Dominating Fury” statue?
Dec
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revised Could senators visit Roman Egypt?
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Dec
13
answered Timing of Trotsky's Assassination
Dec
11
revised How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
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Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg I think his answer lacks sources to substantiate that all who criticeze the neo-Nazi Beevor's propaganda are "residual stalinists"
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg I fail to see how repressions by Stalin (or "genocide") as spiceyokooko alleges are connected to questions about Red Army behavior during WWII. Is his point that since Stalin is bad, any slander about Red Army is OK? How Stalin at all connected to the question about Beevor?
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg first of all, I think his attack on Stalin is off-topic here. If you have any questions about Stalin, create a question.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg from his wording it looks like they drank methanol in the course of the "most of the programme of stripping laboratories". Similarly, he claims that the "pattern of flashing torches in the faces of women to select the victims" was characteristic of all Soviet armies.
Dec
11
comment Is this absolute timeline correct?
I see two mistakes so far: Big Bang should be 0. Dinosaurs never died out.
Dec
11
comment Is this absolute timeline correct?
@Steven Drennon he asks for whether he made mistakes. This can be answered.
Dec
11
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg, of cource.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg no, there is nothing correct in spiceyokkoko's point of view except it is his own unsubstatinated and off-topic neo-Nazi point of view.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg Steven commented after I posted the answer.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Canageek historians point out that he took the scene of nattle in grain store from Vitaly Chuykov memoirs (who heared the story from Andrey Hussainov), but grossly perverted it and did not attribute the original source. It is also pointed out his libel on the 10th infantry division of NKVD who participated in that battle and lost nearly all of their people. Public opinion in Russsia is that if he lived in Russia the veterans could sue him in a court for slander.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg, regarding slanderous language, for example his claim that all Soviet soldiers drank methanol is based on one third-hand account by Vasiliy Grossman about once happened methanol poisoning. To take it in perspective: in the US South Pole base in 2000 was a methanol poisoning resulted in a death. Now imagine a book which would state thad all US polar employees are drunkards who drinks methanol once discovered.