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"red army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:47 min | 2 months ago

"red army" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"In 1995, black grape, the group formed by Sean rider after happy Mondays, released their debut album. It's great when you're straight. Yeah. It was a fine record, though this is not the reason it is being invoked in a foreign disk explainer. It is serving as the introduction this week because of its cover, which was a lurid war hall of portrait of iliac Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan terrorist who menaced the world in the 1970s under the nom de guerre Carlos the jackal. The point here being that terrorism is no less subject to the tides of fashion than anything else. What seems gripping and important in one period seems curious quaint, even vaguely kitsch in another. To further the analogy, the contrast is even more brutal if the terrorist in question enjoyed a period of dominance, much as nothing seems quite so strange or ridiculous, a few decades down the track as a briefly inescapable one hit wonder or a fleetingly popular dance craze. This past weekend, a 76 year old woman walked out of a prison in Tokyo, her 20 years sentence complete. Her name is fusako shigenobu, and she was once globally feared. Much ink has been spilled much airtime consumed and many beards sagely stroked, contemplating such similarities as there might be between post World War II Germany and Japan. But both did spawn among the generation born during the war or just after it, a small but pestilential cohort who wanted to burn everything down all over again. In Germany, it was Andreas barda and Ulrich meinhof's Red Army faction. In Japan, it was the Japanese Red Army founded by fusako shigenobu. While taking night classes in between shifts, doing clerical work at a soy sauce concern, she fell in with the Japan communist league whose more radical wing Japan's own Red Army faction is best recalled for the chaotic hijacking of a JAL flight in 1970. The hijackers wanted to go to Cuba, but settled for North Korea when informed a Boeing 7 two 7 didn't carry that much fuel. After releasing some passengers in fukuoka, they were diverted to South Korea, where hurried attempts were made to disguise solve gimpo airport as North Korea, and while the hijackers didn't buy that, they did agree to swap the remaining passengers for Japan's vice minister of transport who'd volunteered himself as a hostage and who was released after the aircraft reached Pyongyang. Several of the hijackers are believed to be there still. Now into their 6th decade of what can not be an altogether painless reflection on the follies of youth. Fusako shigenobu seems to have believed not unreasonably that she could do better than that. She formally established the Japanese Red Army in 1971 based largely in Lebanon. The JRA would be far from the last foreign malcontents seeking to revel in revolutionary righteousness and or slake an appetite for violence by adopting the Palestinian cause, but they would eternally rank among the most dangerous and ruthless. The JRA's greatest infamy was the May 1972 massacre at Lod airport in Israel. 26 people were killed, mostly Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico and doesn't injured by three JRA members acting in cahoots with the Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine. Last year's hijack struggle of ours proved that the wave of world Revolutionary War could only be guided by military actions. Fusako shigenobu was not present, but is widely assumed to have been the mastermind of the attack. The 50th anniversary of which by grim coincidence was commemorated indeed celebrated this week with a small and wretched ceremony in Lebanon, attended by the only attacker who survived Lod, former JRA member kozo okamoto, who still lives in Beirut under the PFLP's protection. The JRA perpetrated several further high profile raids during the 1970s, airplane hijackings and hostage takings all over the world, including an audacious assault again at shigenobu's command on the French embassy in The Hague in 1974. After a four day standoff, they secured the release of one of their comrades from a French prison and a flight to Damascus. The JRA's last significant attack was the bombing of a USO club, an American military recreational facility in Naples in 1988, and obtuse act of vengeance for American air strikes on Libya in 1986, it killed four Italian civilians and won U.S. Navy servicewoman. For psycho shigenobu was arrested in Japan in 2000 after sneaking back into her home country on false documents, disguised as a man. She announced the formal disbandment of the JRA from prison the following year, and has since made statements suggesting an amount of regret for its crimes. She seems to have figured out that correcting injustice is more complicated than zealots prefer to believe. More than half a century since she ordered her first massacre, Palestine remains to at least some extent a prisoner of the self indulgent passions of its foreign hard left patrons. People far happier decrying the problem than contemplating solutions. Key lines from an interview shiga nobu gave to a Japanese newspaper in 2009 could be applied to any number of revolutionary groups past and present. We were she said just universities students, we thought we knew everything. We thought we were going to change the world. We didn't realize that in fact we were just causing trouble for everyone. For monocle 24, I'm Andrew Muller..

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The Rise of Leon Trotsky & Communism

Mark Levin

01:54 min | 3 months ago

The Rise of Leon Trotsky & Communism

"Trotsky was perhaps the most intellectual of the bunch Of the communist revolutionaries that overthrew and took over Russia The truth is they never had even close to majority of the population behind them About 20% They didn't even have a majority of the quote unquote workers behind them And even though a number of them would serve time in Siberia the fact is that their efforts were not taken seriously enough until it was too late Trotsky was among the most vicious of them but they were all quite vicious When Lennon took over as I said he would soon get 6 relatively shortly thereafter Stalin would eventually replace Lenin through a number of connivance and assassinations and Trotsky would originally become the head of the military The Red Army but he fell out of favor Because he had a different ideological view of Marxism than did Stalin Stalin's view was more akin to a strong man and a single political party the Communist Party which would be the state the party is the state And that party would be a permanent fixture That would in essence ensure that the Marxist economic system and all the rest of it would be enshrined and be complied with

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"red army" Discussed on Revolutions

Revolutions

04:49 min | 6 months ago

"red army" Discussed on Revolutions

"Was up to end including selling things on the black market to buyers representing the Red Army. General Knox, the senior British military official attached to kolchak, was jokingly referred to as the quartermaster general of the Red Army. And at one point, Trotsky sent a note to Knox teasingly thanking him for helping equip the Red Army. In the coming battles many Red Army soldiers marched out wearing British manufactured uniforms. Now beyond the corrupt greed of the people in omsk, the white forces made themselves hated wherever they went. Everything I've just said about Red Army abuses applies just as much to the white armies. Their armies were also built on forced conscription at gunpoint or bayonet point. With their supply lines being so long they too had to requisition food from the locals, they too used abuse, torture and executions to extract food supplies and anything else they could carry off. When people resisted, villages were burned and people were shot. On market days, white army cavalrymen would come around in conscript young men into the army. Many of these conscripted soldiers promptly deserted as quickly as they could, taking with them even more uniforms and equipment and weaponry over to the side of the reds. So, in all those respects, the abuse of the peasantry basically. White, or red, it was all the same. But in the final analysis, the reds still wound up looking like the lesser of two evils. This was because kolchak's forces were viewed fundamentally as restorationist in their aims. Because even if they weren't fighting for the romanovs or anything like that, they absolutely refused to recognize the revolution in land that had taken place since 1917. So wherever white armies went, officers and officials tried to reinstate the old economic order, and especially west of the Ural Mountains, they threatened to take away the land that had been taken over by villages and give it back to the previous owners. And so for as much as the local peasantry didn't like the red commissars..

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Get to Know Os Guinness, Author of 'The Magna Carta of Humanity'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:59 min | 9 months ago

Get to Know Os Guinness, Author of 'The Magna Carta of Humanity'

"Who is us? Where has he where was he born and what has he been doing most of his life? Well, I'm the great great, great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the original brewer, and very proud of our family heritage and the integrity and generosity of the firm down the centuries. My own branch of the family, my grandfather, was one of the first western doctors in China, actually he survived the box arrives, and he went into the Forbidden City and treated the Empress dowager and the last emperor in the early part of the 20th century. My parents were born in China, and importantly for this book, I was a 7 year old in the Chinese revolution. So I remember the day. You have memory? You have memories? Absolutely. And it's important to this book because I remember the day when my dad said to me son, we're in trouble. Chiang Kai-shek has abandoned the city. We were in the capital, and the Red Army's coming in. And I remember the reign of terror began, and I was there for two years under that, and my parents were kept another two years on the house arrest. But the important was many years later I was at Oxford, and the graduate student, and had general one night with Isaiah Berlin. In other great places of freedom, Jewish. And we discovered he'd been a 7 year old in the Russian Revolution. And I was a 7 year old in the Chinese revolution the two big communist ones of the last century, so he compared notes thank God the English speaking people who stood up against totalitarianism, but in the mid 70s, when I was with him, it would have been unthinkable. That America would be tempted by anything like a radical socialism, let alone a cultural Marxism. And yet, that's where we are

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"red army" Discussed on Debate This!

Debate This!

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"red army" Discussed on Debate This!

"Is back talking to apollo he summing up the whole story saying like he finally accepts his destiny in the place in the universe he is neo basically line claudio. Telling the dog. Your name is forty one and i wanna solve this together to. They're gonna wait time out. I want you to know todd. Thomas edit this episode. i'm not thinking. I think it all right claudio the dog and says with green fire in his eyes. He says good apollo. I'm burning star for the power. Friendship were that's the that's the next the next. That's the next one. So the third and fourth studio albums from choline and cambria called good apollo. I'm burning star for volume one and wanting to got it returned to the jenny lake. And i'll i'll say here's what i have have to say later. Legitimately there's been parts of the story or mike. That's pretty cool. I'm i'm good with that. But then they're like well are you because guess what we're about all right so that's the story. Let's we're going to go through the album. And then i promise we'll be done okay. So the album. I really liked this album. This is a great album. If you're if you're interested in getting into choline and cambridge and you never wanna read ameri worth listening to this album. I this is a great introductory their work introduction to the excuse me i track of the album is called ringing return just like the last album. The first track is an instrumental. It also repeats that time passage melody to show the times past. There are a couple of knots to like the narrative framing device. The the song starts with a phone ringing and a woman saying hello and that is him talking to him. He's like there's a point where he's calling new. Oh and she's not an end he's not responding and then it ends with a voice saying hello paulo where should i begin freemen so the first real track is probably like one of my favorites of all time. It's just in keeping secrets silent or three. So this is like this is the big showdown. This is covering the period of time underwater when they find the grill are the grail arbor through the showdown on earth. Obviously signer three so. This is the chorus reference references both sides of the battle so the red army's using their voltron ships mandarin jackhammer man. Your battle stations. That's the song we'll have you dead pretty soon sincerely written from my brother's blood machine man your battle station. We'll have you pretty home pretty soon. And then that comes back at the end of the song that's like a call and response Kind of like again. Referencing the troops arriving on silent earth. We have a part in this. There's like there's a couple of movements in this song again. This is not like that progressive. The next album is the most prog rocky. But there's a couple of specific movements. There's a there's a bridge part where the line is for you. I'd do anything just to make you happy here here. You tell me that you're proud of me for them. kill anything..

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"red army" Discussed on Debate This!

Debate This!

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"red army" Discussed on Debate This!

"She's a special girl. So we've got a special boy claudio or special girl cheese. Okay we meet another new character in god. Damn who's kind of like he's just kind of around round kind of a jar jar binks character if you will. Oh i was wondering what the story needed. And i thought long and hard to myself and it's definitely a judger bank image twenty four. This is al. This guy is bananas. Binks character is going to be al's a psychopath. He's he's jar. Binks in edgy star. wars okay. so he's got to draw the line. I don't know a georgia. Are banks in edgy star. Wars is supposed to be. I'm sorry he's got like exposed brain in a in a porthole. He could cover it if he'd just take like you know. Then the pop tab that comes off of like a gallon of milk you can just like president right back on their foreheads headstone. He's got like a try this tattoos. Which do you think came i. I'm gonna guess then the tattoos so we haven't seen are like rampant misogyny yet. So this is. This is our our rampant misogyny so allah's introduced as this kind of like wife-beating piece of shit and and then he like he's just kind of like wander around the streets and he's like was that guy to it like he's like it's that kind of thing. God yeah it's it's it's not great but you know. Whoa he he comes in. He comes in a relevance later. Anyway so at mayo and the red army arrive in dinar and they're searching for the price so there's this whole thing about there's this like legend and dinar of the dragon. Air something about like a storm dragon like a very legend of zelda storm dragging jerry like the planet dune are was not always a storm planet. Even though that's name before before ryan's major wars remember. That's the series of events that led to wilhelm ryan taking control. He attacked this planet and everyone was forced to leave but but save for one citizen who who stubbornly resolved to stay and something like the gods a god this again. This is very much like the christian. God like there is one god. This is monotheistic. God gave when this person died. God allow this person to be reborn as a dragon to protect the planet or something. I remember that the bible. They're telling us this very awesome exposition as they fight the search for the grail arbor. And there's this massive tsunami and the ship is one of the ships is swallowed up by the water and it gets dragged at the bottom of the ocean floor where it comes face to face with..

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"red army" Discussed on A.D. History Podcast

A.D. History Podcast

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"red army" Discussed on A.D. History Podcast

"Don't don't take that shit from him. He ends up joining the red army air force and he becomes a pilot and he gets promoted well beyond his ability. Simply because e stalin's not that stalin is pushing this long. He isn't those in the in. The military framework were just operating with in anticipatory obedience working towards what they think might police stalin or the very least not piss them off. Does everybody cause a potential target. He goes on something like thirty combat missions but his father's very keen to keep him out of the air on the ground and away from the front lines which is very different than is son with his first wife. Yaacov who ends up. Who is a member of the red army in. This case thinks in his early thirties. He and stalin never got along in fact. Don was very contemptuous of yaacov. Even though svetlana adored yaacov she referred to him as his as her hero lose a good guy he was he had very little in common with his father and he ends up getting captured by the germans in world. War two and died. Yeah trying to escape whether it was actual escape or suicide by escape is unknown by the asia twenty four. He's a major general the youngest person to ever achieve that rank. Despite the fact he most certainly should not be there. Ya wonder how i will now. The son of stolen became a major general. The twenty four years old not through his own abilities in acts many many of the reports evaluating him are very very low in their opinion. and so. what's interesting about. This is in the movie when we first see a silly. He's at an ice skating rink with hockey team. And this is makes reference to something very specific in late nineteen forties in. This case was silly becomes very interested engaged in building a really good red army air force hockey team and he actually is quite successful. Out of the problem was in nineteen fifty. That entire team died in a plane crash to land in terrible weather in Svetlogorsk gosh or now again known as catcher and berg's just just beyond the volga kind of like near the urals. That's actually where are nicholas and his family were executed very far away but he was so terrified of his father as he was his entire life. He attempted to cover the whole thing up. Yeah good luck. Good luck and so. He was trying to replace players on. That's what they're making fun of dough he was from. I can tell in any way responsible for what happened. He still is too terrified as hell. His father and tried covering up and getting an entirely new team and he ended up really falling out of favour especially with his dad during a mayday workers. Holiday parade.

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"red army" Discussed on Bro History

Bro History

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"red army" Discussed on Bro History

"Us goes into great detail about all of their troops one hundred thirty eight thousand total including reservists. It wasn't a lot. Well you have the the times the. Us just demobilized from world war one. that's an unpopular war And you know around this time you see some weird things in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty s and nineteen thirties Where for example. Finland was able to fend off soviet union and a war that's true and in finland was pretty small time compared to so to the red army. I mean the red army wasn't really the red army. They were still kind of green. And what behind years But we were actually do podcast on that on the angel of death. We never did it yet. We'll do it and they were talking about doing that. Yeah the the finish sniper but so the the. Us was unaware of this scheme at least the time. They're unaware the scheme but this report from the diplomat they had london. He was a military diplomat No the report. About britain being unhappy with their war depths convinced them to create their own plan so in may of nineteen thirty the us spore plants Division drew up war plan red that was described as a exercise in peacetime preparedness and the war planners thought that britain would start off with an attack on american merchant ships but soon would be followed by a candidate based invasion of the great lakes. The the northeast a dc also pittsburgh so all the major industrial centers in the united states including in pittsburgh was just gonna say that. That's that's probably not very different from how the war of eighteen twelve played out. Actually yeah i know the exact same scenario which i guess you know. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Why would they come up with some other new plan. Well that's what they that's what they expected. So this is what american war planners are saying when they expect canada to try those man canadians to try and That would be followed..

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Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein

"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.

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Holocaust survivors in Austria, Vienna receive COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust remembrance day

PRI's The World

02:53 min | 1 year ago

Holocaust survivors in Austria, Vienna receive COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust remembrance day

"Six years ago today. January twenty seventh nineteen forty five soldiers from the soviet. Red army liberated the auschwitz-birkenau death camp in occupied poland. More than one million people. Most of them. Jews were sent a gas chambers of the nazi camp or died from starvation cold and disease this year most international holocaust remembrance day commemorations are being held online because of the pandemic in israel home to many holocaust survivors. Fewer will be present for such remembrances about nine. Hundred holocaust. survivors died of covid. Nineteen in israel last year. A fifth of the country's cova deaths in austria. The jewish community in vienna is marking the anniversary in a unique way. That's both symbolic and lifesaving they've arranged for more than four hundred jewish and non-jewish survivors to get their first dose of covid vaccine. Erica yakubovitch community. Vienna and organiz. Today's vaccination drive. She joins me from vienna. And i gathered. The drive right now erin. Described to us. What's going on. What have you been seeing today. So we had almost four hundred people already here for a vaccination day. Everybody's very very happy and relieved that they finally get the vaccination vaccination started in australia very late and is also not enough vaccine and we are happy to do something that we can do for holocaust survivors. I think it's our obligation to take care of our most vulnerable group in the community. What made you decide to arrange this event. I mean these survivors given their age. Aren't they already in the front of the line for vaccines in austria. No only the people who have been in old age homes where vaccinated Old you other people not yet. And as i am a daughter of holocaust survivors survivors of auschwitz. And my grandparents were killed there I think this is something that i owe to my family and other family like mine and the four hundred survivors who have been On the receiving under these vaccine today how they taken in this event. What does it mean to them. I would like to mention that. We have also some Elderly people at the age of eighty five plus who are non holocaust survivors who came from other areas like the former soviet union and minister of housing also offers us to Vaccinate them and i immediately say. Of course we do it. We had contact with each of those people. And they are very thankful and happy that they had a chance to get the vaccination and we have a chance to because they're with their family their children grandchildren and

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"red army" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

KTKR 760AM

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

"Can run. That's army, and they had no punts in the game, and it was 42 nuts and so go ahead. Dad would like 18 or 19 play drive. That was like 17. 18 minutes on the clock, but 23 minutes in Realty. I'm really just keep back lock up and remember a couple of years ago, the Army Oklahoma game where the sooner just never got the ball, and it will. Over time. They set this in the game today. Oklahoma. This is a Chris Plante question. Oklahoma was supposed to play at Army this year, which would have been so cool if it could have happened. But obviously that would be the Red Army is going to go in there. By the way, you know that right? Army's going undefeated. Yeah, they're very easy schedule. They play eight games at home. We gotta put him in the play Your army Black Knight's armor. That's right. That's my team. So this is like the arguments for Central Florida or Hawaii or yet, is what you're gonna get. You get a pound that drum this college for that easily. I'm gonna who's much chaos is like the Army could be in the SEC, and it's going to be on a future. Arnie Show Arnie's Army. There we go. There you go. There you go. Arnie's army. I love it. I used to do that. What 50 years ago with the Gulf Yeah, No one's going to get that. Meanwhile, the Dodgers at this very warm night game. The Dodgers have been incredible. This year. They've won six in a row. Their record is 30 and 10. My God, don't say that. Please. On behalf of all South land fans can't jinx them don't sound that it's happened. It's happened in recent years. I don't know if you've been paying attention. The Dodgers have outscored the opponents by over. 100 runs total already this season, and yet they've just fallen behind 32 in the ninth to Colorado in tonight's game, Minnesota one, its fifth straight, cardinal swept a double header from the Cubs and Baltimore beat the Yankees and Garrett Cole 6 to 1.

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"red army" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:28 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So utterly unprepared for what was coming. There was an interim organization started, but it was kind of the bridge between the CIA and one of them and I write about in the book, Peter Sichel. He was sent to Berlin to head up Thie, this unit of the Strategic Services unit. And this really goes to just how how utterly unprepared Americans were brilliant. Of course, being the post war, Berlin was ground zero of the coming Cold War and There were hundreds, if not thousands of Soviet intelligence officers running through Berlin and the unit. The Peterson headed up and was the first covert intelligence unit in Berlin consisted of nine people. And he was the head of it, and he had just turned 24. So it really It really just shows how how completely I mean not to take anything away from Peter. It was a brilliant man, but they really were not preparing for what they were in for. So as World War, two was wrapping up and the Soviet army was moving into a lot of nations in Eastern Europe. The American policy makers at the top didn't quite get the extent to which the Soviet would seek to create client states in Eastern Europe and These early spies that you write about in the book These members, most of whom had been soldiers, in some cases, operating clandestinely behind German lines. These guys Encountered this and kind of had to alert American policymakers to what's going on. And one of the most striking examples was in the country of Romania. That was Frank Wisner. Right? Who was there? That's right, Frank Wisner. Tell us what he experienced there with with this with the Soviet moves in Romania. Frank Wisner's. He's a fascinating figure, and he would later go on to head the covert operations wing of the CIA. The Office of Policy Coordination but in 1944 for the Romanians, who had been allied with Nazi Germany switched sides and joined the allies and it came when the Soviet army the Red Army was literally on the front two with Romania. So Romania came under Soviet army control very quickly. Frank wizard was the first American in on this. You're talking August September Sept of 1944. So still, there's still another year left in war. And what he saw firsthand was how the Soviets were just dictating the interim government. They were frankly looting the country of Romania, dismantling factories and putting them on trains and hauling it back to the Soviet Union. And he started sending these cable saying our allies the Soviets are are just completely taken over this country and again is very early warning me was the canary in the coal mine was just ignored to the point where his the head of the O S s. William Donovan. Send him back kind of stern cable saying, Don't keep beating upon Soviets. You have to get along with him to us as being the precursor to the CIA, Right? That's right. That's right. And you know, in part of it, you know, And this was just in the run up to the Yalta conference where The right wing political right wing in the United States, and that even today sort of seize the altar as a sell out of eastern Europe that that FDR handed eastern Europe over to the Soviets. But what you also saw the same time in Romania is a good example of this is what could the Americans have done short of going to war or threatening war with the Soviet Union? How are they going to exert their control over Eastern Europe in Romania by 1945. By the end of the war, there were 600,000 Soviet troops just in Romania. And the Americans contingent and remain he was about it was about 150, not 150,000. But 150. So how 150 guys going to stand up to 600,000. So there was really was this element of fate a complete that you saw throughout Eastern Europe. Unless the United States was really you know, really willing to threaten war, which also meant stopping the demobilization on DH gearing up for what would have been World War three. You know, there's a context here, and that is that you know, the Soviets had suffered terribly at the hands of the German invasion. You know what? 20 million or more killed and the Romanians were on the side of the Germans here. So when? When it came time for the Soviets to come back and take the country, there wasn't much goodwill. I mean, there was A sense of hatred and vengeance to be enacted on these people, their former adversaries who had cooperated with the Nazis, and so that was part of what was going on. But they really took over the government kind of basically banned all other political parties. And there's another moment, which is so striking where There were about 100,000 people in Romania of ethnic German descent. What did the Soviets do with him? Right, and it's again. This is when the war the war is still raging. But but Romania is now behind the front lines. The Soviets sent down this edict that all ethnic Germans were to be rounded up and some 100,000 of them were put on trains overcrowded trains. And sent to the Soviet Union essentially is slave labor and Frank Wisner was in Bucharest, the capital. When this was going on, he tried to prevent that he couldn't prevent it. And that image haunted him forever. This watching these tens of thousands of ethnic German families being You heard onto railcars and sent sent off to the Soviet Union. It's something that came up again and again with Frank Wisner throughout the rest of his life, and his wife, one point said, You know, I think everything changed for him at that moment. You know, this image of these civilians being hauled into railroad cars and taken away just inevitably calls to mind the Holocaust. Was that comparison apparent to anybody at the time. I think that's exactly what was in Wisner's mind. And I can see the interesting thing is, In fact, most of those 100,000 ethnic Germans that were Were sent to to the Soviet Union in 1940, for the vast majority of them actually came back. They were worked hard labour for the Soviets, but the vast majority of them came home. But I think the reason that was such a profound effect on Wisner as a witness to that was in his own mind. It inevitably drew comparisons to the Holocaust. I think that's the image that he kept in his mind. Take a break here. Let me reintroduce you. Scott Anderson's new book is the quiet Americans will continue our conversation after the short break. This is fresh air..

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"red army" Discussed on Fat-bike Radio

Fat-bike Radio

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on Fat-bike Radio

"You need. Gold! You want to serve this at room temperature. Man. Likely that's enough. That's enough take. His Damn near, kill me! You'RE GONNA, get on your bike and you're going too fast. I'm going the distance. That ain't. Nobody wants to read this. Russia brewing. Tree talks tree tech. Talk Yeah three talks revenge started out as the terrific sorry Trish. Revenge started out as the Red Army Russian. Imperial Stout, aged three months in Woodinville Bourbon barrels and soured. Vladislav. The guy was the Soviet flat US law goaltender during the seventies and eighties your tender. You're a goalie coach. And my kids, actually he actually actually train both of my boys all how during the seventies eighties when the Red Army was the most dominant hockey team in the world? However, we imagine he is still sour with the miracle on ice in one thousand, nine hundred eighty loss to Americans. When God damn a mark when he was pulled nine Ab Ninety eight ib us, so he was pulled out of the game. Yes i. that's vaguely familiar that a guy was. You're quite ice. He was the goalie that started the game and was any. He's their guy and was pulled and then and then. They put in the back of I. Don't think he'd ever played hardly a game and they still lost anyway and it was Um. University think from the coach again and. Strategic was coaching in the United States. Other coach of the Russian team in one, thousand, nine hundred is in East L. N.. He's probably in Siberia someplace. No He was coaching after. Where we trust was you know in after that? When he started coaching that Judas in such fantastic shape, he would go to Detroit Lakes Minnesota little thing and he would he was. Fantastic goalie camp and he would do. Using his forties and he can do everything that the kids were supposed to do, and couldn't, and he could do so he'd do. Like you know the Russian little? We call them rushing bills life while he's juggling tennis balls off the wall I mean this guy and then we would see him. We would see him later in the evening. Like swimming laps out on the lake, he was just incredible shape. Could he put himself into a little doubt that was into a littler Dow that was into little. He could. Mean that was probably the most amazing thing most amazing thing. Oh I forgot to mention Sam's here, too. That's a nice ramp on your shirt. Great that isn't cool Sheraton. That's fantastic beer, too. That's actually way more drinkable. I was expecting it to be for how hard it's going to punch you in the face. I suppose the sour part of it smooths out a bit. The Russian imperial status. But Russia them period to rush appears stout is. Brewed Large Yeah Yeah. I don't know how to describe it, but it's harsh, yeah! It does it does remind me of that. So it was kind of really want to think. Surly Beers. Russia imperial stout is. Darkness right and they do a small run every year and I think I have. Like fifteen models of it's still in my basement. Yeah No! Alert..

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Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin Reforms

Ron St. Pierre

02:26 min | 2 years ago

Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin Reforms

"Russia stages a grand World War two parade and it comes ahead of a vote on a Vladimir Putin that could extend his rule for quite a long time and joining us now with details to some unknown fox news morning salmon morning run yes a baby a few days for about a minute to ten at the moment these are two really big events in the Russian calendar that would pose a spoon from as early as this year because of the corona virus outbreak first that parade yesterday which took place on the same day Russia's coronavirus case numbers past the six hundred thousand mark that imitated insisted that it was still the right time to host this parade there's barely a facemask insight is fourteen thousand soldiers troops across at red square in Moscow a spectacular at parade but striking for seemingly a lack of social distancing and coronavirus proportions taking place at this parade he didn't hailed the state union victory over the **** in nineteen forty five this is something that is celebrated every year in Russia the huge national holiday and this is the seventy fifth anniversary date a big round number the market and Putin told about how the Red Army stepped up and came to the world's defense in World War two he said it's impossible to imagine what would happen to the world if the Soviet Union hadn't been back to defend it that is something essential at the pigeon has tried to restate hi many game during his time in office yesterday said we must pass this on to our children grandchildren and great grandchildren so I shot of national pride one day before voting began this morning in the national referendum on reforming the constitution that the package of measures that Russians are being asked to vote on that taking the mole in one on one of these measures is to reset the clock on president Putin's time in office he's currently required to step down in twenty twenty four well this would mean if this passes in the next week or so he'll be allowed to stand and run for the two tabs and if he wins and didn't think anyone would will ask he would have ruled Russia thirty six years the time twenty thirty six comes and then the next step is to ten X. by the voting starts today spread over seven days to try and avoid crowds at the polling center the game because of the pandemic the main banking days next says that and can expect results shortly after that

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World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently

All Things Considered

03:01 min | 2 years ago

World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently

"One of Russia's most celebrated spies has died at the age of a hundred and three Russian state media are remembering him as the man who during World War two stop the **** from destroying the Polish city of Krakow but as in here's Lucy income reports from Moscow the story is not clear cut it's part of a furious debate about the past between Russia and Poland on Thursday Russians woke up to the news that one of their greatest spies Alexi but John had died overnight for national Trucial is is as a news anchor reminded Russians up a thon was born in nineteen seventeen the same year as the communist revolution in present day Belarus at the start of World War two he fought against the **** in the Polish army after Poland capitulated he joins Soviet military intelligence we invite you thought about the medics about some for the TV news focused on discounts claim to fame is daring mission to prevent retreating Germans from destroying crack out one of the most beautiful cities in Poland as the Red Army approach crack out but China allegedly blew up a **** ammunition dump saving the city that feat inspired a popular Soviet movie Russian TV ran an interview with by John mark is one hundred third birthday last Monday we should say a suspect he said he hadn't been trying to save crack he just wanted the war to end as soon as possible the war against **** Germany came to an end four months after the Red Army drove the **** out of the city that's about as much of the Russian story Polish historians can agree to they don't believe cracker was saved by Soviet heroes post a story in say the **** didn't plan to destroy it they simply abandon the city before the red army arrived Alexi baton the great Russian hero is unknown in Poland the stories I saw the proposed on the publication suave Amir Dembski as a historian who heads the Polish institute of international affairs he says the story of a gallant Soviet spy sitting crack out is an urban legend that benefits Russian president Vladimir Putin after Mr Putin gained control of the Russian propaganda industry the heroes let's call it national life to become a Russian big name in two thousand seven put invited but town to the Kremlin and awarded him the hero of Russia metal the Kremlin is using the Soviet victory over the **** to instill national pride among Russians and so strengthen the regime mustn't also my laptop with almost a national but it can December you know should be reminded visiting leaders all sacrifices the Soviet Union had made during World War two he included Poland among the country's responsible for starting the war and defended the Soviet union's initial collusion with **** Germany head of ceremonies marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the war's end the Kremlin is celebrating Soviet heroes like Alexi but can after his death the Kremlin said Putin was in mourning for a legendary intelligence

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"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

12:36 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from our studios in central London I'm rested we begin with a significant day in history seventy five years ago today the Soviet Red Army liberated what we now know as the Auschwitz death camp in German occupied Poland the Germans had fled westwards leaving behind the bodies of prisoners who had been shot on thousands of sick and starving survivors the attempted destruction of gas chambers and crematoria could not hide the scale of the genocide in an old army barracks near the Polish town what was the engine I was with was the heart of a network of concentration camps more than a million men women and children died and the name today he's many things the leading symbol of the terror of the Holocaust an emblem of evil of false symmetry a site of historical remembrance I Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now live from house street sweat commemorations marking the anniversary of taking place Kevin in the end was off to doom here this morning when I'm still no one from the lights the versus thin film of silver mist hanging just over the frozen ground hopes to conjure the misery of this places of the sadness and the suffering been absorbed the red brick of the barracks buildings and then seeped back out into the wind to add this is as we've said the seventy fifth anniversary of the day forward units of the Red Army reached the death compounds fits one a lot of it remains as they founded the high arch over the railway line the carried nine hundred and sixty thousand of the Jews of Europe to the gas chambers what a slave labor the gateway with its mocking sign in metal let me in but read on pike market Friday will make you free those images are of course now the world's visual shorthand for the Holocaust well that we should not forget Treblinka my done next so be bold and budgets of accounts with Jews will put to death in the hundreds of thousands there were other categories a prisoner to gypsies Russian prisoners of war homosexuals amongst others but now sh which was the dark heart of Hitler's final solution to what he called the Jewish question it is perhaps history's greatest crime on the number of people who remembered it first hand is dwindling there maybe two hundred people here today who survived the camps and they've come to convey to the rest of us this lesson of history it first hand moving in rather illogical attachment to anniversaries with round numbers so who knows how many will live to the next eightieth in that spirit before I came into outfits I went to meet a survivor who lives in the Belgian capital Brussels please take this chance to listen to Enrique Tisha who emerged from the shadow of death with a powerful message the first time it was the last time I was in Auschwitz survivor of the campus explain how the gods forced a prisoner to play it the group of Jews was headed to the gas chamber make these common he explained easier to manage in the years since then the number of survivors has dwindled this is a chance to hear voices that bring us a lesson from history at first hand there will be many more one seven seven seven eight nine who did see been see those in C. moon to no no and I CH hi hater only teach code was prisoner one double seven seven eight nine the number is tattooed on his forearm when he talks to us as he once hunted pocket outs on the order of the gods the is melts away twelve months of life the two of them that the only then my name no name address no under no family all my family died yeah only he was a teenager when the Germans came for the Jews in his neighborhood of Brussels in nineteen forty two his mother and two sisters taken straight to outfits omitted as soon as they arrived cast incriminated they were arrested by hits a with me and those horrible and my father my mother both systems they died in the they're worried gazes and what a has anything changed and found some ice here this if you have a hide the enthusiasm yeah you wouldn't father a folder this is real hurt us the commandant of Auschwitz turning the Nuremberg war trials how he'd been summoned to Berlin to be told this comes a place in Hitler's final solution to the Jewish question it was a mixture of unfathomable wickedness and cynicism those strong enough to work as slave labor is would be worked to death in mines and factories the week the old and the young would just be murdered has his denials and divisions didn't do him any good he was hanged in nineteen forty seven sergeant abandoned gas chamber in the camp he once commanded through the war I was in a hospital because I was I was in the only quiche cut barely survived his own war as a slave labor a weakened emaciated he was forced on to one of the **** death marches when the SS guards fled down streets ahead of the advancing Russians on her do that prisoners at gun point westward into comes like booking vote on robin's broke the Morse or full of food March of that the match the match phenomenal I was ninety percent death those too weak to walk Schultz beaten to death will just left to die of exposure on all res death March seven hundred and fifty survived the five thousand two sets out a year in hospital followed I work in a sanitarium and two years later I was married and I built a big family it is a big family to full children nine grandchildren and seventeen great grand children the man who lived in the shadow of death delighted in creating new life anti semitism is an ID from crazy people in the end though only began to tool to his family two groups of school children police officers soldiers we have to understand history's crimes he thought if we're to avoid repeating them how depressing for men who survived the Holocaust the fund that anti semitism survived two on his lived on into our world for for enemy is you would have no no guns no army and I will never understand why they hate so much the Jews we're in a sun only is delta is then makes the simple point that we should listen to survive is well we still have the chance the written and recorded history that we will be left with when they're gone would be the same when you hear from the most of somebody interesting your hat you never forgets for the eighties years of liberation how much it's possible to have survivor may be nobody maybe they don't want to speak each of the chief new or old it's important it's Alistair and in the freezer it's always haunting moments in appointed place a day to remember the story of cruelty and insurance and to remember only keys because your correspondent Kevin Connolly reporting the words never again will so deeply embedded in the minds of survivors there is though an increasing concern about a resurgence of anti semitism in both Europe and the United States just before we came on air I spoke to the chief rabbi of Poland Michael Michael should reach this number which is very disconcerting alarming it's across Europe particularly western Europe and the United States which has had actually are believed to say the greatest amount this is a call violence against Jews in the past thirteen fourteen months the question is why is it happening now and what can we do and why is it happening well I I'm not sure I have the answer to that but what can we do that is it simply zero tolerance towards anti semitism meaning that every year somebody said something that's anti semitic your anti Islamic for anti anybody else people in the room simply have to get up and say I don't want to hear it at least your understanding those debts it is often political leaders themselves who sow the seeds of division and use rhetoric that that could be perceived as as engendering the kind of hate to the Yule saying it should have zero tolerance it really goes country by country and I'm not going to do that in some countries the political leadership is very much condemning anti semitism but it's always in the country and certain opposition political parties here in Poland up president has been very outspoken against anti semitism it really depends on the country our sweets did not start when the first brick was laid in the gas chambers you can't function it started in nineteen thirty three and even before the rise of Hitler Nazism end of act that started and therefore we have to fight the red aware what it's all the but something else I've been very strong feeling is that we also need to fight against the liberalization house that seventy five years after the liberation of Auschwitz their politicians to date one ready to use shoots for their political purpose this is completely unacceptable and must never be accepted and it's also true is it not that the pulsing of time will result in a decreasing number of of survivors from that time and that it's possible it becomes easier to distort history if you don't have people who can give you testimony direct testimony my understanding is that the actual I don't think that's necessarily true the H. R. videos and we have thousands of taped interviews with survivors it's not as impactful seeing the person right in front of you but I'm not so sure that that has to be and one more concerned is that in twenty thirty years when we really will not have any survivors with us any longer what do we do to perpetuate the memory now the words is not all my gosh then we will get weaker when the survivors are gone my approach is okay when that happens what do we do to make sure the memory I think we have the methods we have the possibilities and I think that many people want to make sure the number is forgotten so the challenge is not it's gonna get weaker the challenges what do we need to make sure it gets I was the chief rabbi of Poland Michael should rich not surprisingly there is a lot of background information and features on this anniversary I'll street seventy five years off the liberation on our website to take a look lots of footage and lots of individual stories to BBC dot com forward slash news you're listening to the BBC.

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Becky Quick and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Squawk Pod

02:50 min | 2 years ago

Becky Quick and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

"These are the sounds of holiday shoppers at Walmart. The largest retailer in America bringing in almost four hundred billion million dollars in sales last year. It's also the biggest private employer more than a million and a half Americans work at a Walmart recently. Becky quick sat down with the company's leader Delaware Maryland. Ellen okay. That's just one two three four. Five McMillan's job is enormous. Think of those one point five million workers they call the associates and twenty one consecutive quarters of sales growth in Walmart stores. That's a streak. That Wall Street hopes will continue. And as you'll hear from Macmillan in this interview and in past comments he's made that will remind you of his job description. It only grows walmart has been thrust into the center of the debate on gun control in America following a deadly shooting shooting at one of its stores in August. A gunman walked into a crowded El Paso Walmart on a Saturday morning and killed twenty two people that location has only just reopened. Now the shooting shooting and policy changes since have made the job of CEO of the country's biggest retailer. A role of national importance will bring you all of this exclusively I beckon. Hi Katie I in this episode of Squawk Pod. Let's catch up with becky quick. Let's talk about Walmart. The biggest retailer in terms of sales in the US one of the biggest biggest employers in the entire world And run by a guy named Doug Macmillan yet. What cracks me up about Walmart is right around the turn of the century they hired and more people than anybody on the planet with the exception of the US government or the Red Army in China? That's still the case today They are a massive employer. They are massive in terms of their reach. I think about ten percent of. US retail sales are just walmart so ten percent overall US retail sales walmart. Doug Macmillan melon is a guy who started there when he was a teenager started working in one of their supply distributions warehouses. And he's been there ever since but he's done just about everything there. We are just getting news of some significant management changes at Walmart. Doug Macmillan has been named to succeed Mike do as president and CEO. This is effective defense. I you had all the stuff going on in Mexico last year with alleged bribery. You've had poor worker relations and then you had this Ohio Walmart recently. Which announced a food drive for its own workers? You can't deny becky that Walmart has been for deserved or not. The subject of a lot of men. How long when you've been covering Walmart is a company? I used to cover retail for the Wall Street Journal I started back in the Nineteen Ninety S. I think it was one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. It's crazy to think about the largest retailer in the world then kind of rebooting itself and deciding that it's going to create a whole new way that it's good that it goes about business

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"red army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Unfortunate thing was was that the Americans are we're we're so often monolingual the death we're you know we're happy to run across somebody who speaks English with any temor over the outside of the country and the only people that were there the spoke English for the Japanese and and and the Koreans who had thrown in their lot with the Japanese but they were also the ones who knew how to make the trains run on time in the fall and the plumbing work and things like that so we ended up working with those people because they knew how to make it work in the meantime we identified ourselves by so doing to the Korean people as well they're allied with the Japanese are not our friends no and that's on the school has and so that is so then this is an add on Sigman ree arrived in in in forty six and and he will soon arrived with the with the Red Army and forty and and be in forty six and both sides proceeded to the set up a government that would be the government of the of the entire country which never happened and and as you pointed out nineteen forty eight invented the Russians created the the Soviets who are recognized yeah I kill firms routine and we recognized Syngman Rhee easement regime the the other thing that causes it goes right into the Korean War is that all this create some forty five we were cutting our military to the to the book literally to the bone in nineteen forty eight the US military budget was lower than they've been and in buying power since nineteen forty and and and be Kay and because we had the atom bomb we decided that it was different well we can police the world with the atom bomb anybody wants to mess around will just drop a blue color no will drop a bomb on you but that didn't really work but that allowed but it allowed us to get to headquarters co defense on the cheap with the with not have been added have a big traditional military we thought and the airforce proceed to say well we're the ones that have a B. thirty six and we can travel anywhere in the world we want to go and we don't really need a navy to do anything other than maybe supply the army of the room if the Russians start a war and and in Europe and so all the all those and and the same time the did the department of defense is being created and the services are supposed to be unified and the army is saying well the navy doesn't need their armies so let us have the marines.

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"red army" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"In their lot with the Japanese but they were also the ones who knew how to make the trains run on time in the fall and the plumbing work and things like that so we ended up working with those people because they knew how to make it work in the meantime we identified ourselves by so doing to the Korean people as well there are like that the Japanese are not our friends and that's on the school has and so that is so then this within the Syngman Rhee arrived in in in forty six and into real soon arrived with the with the Red Army and forty and and and forty six and both sides proceeded to set up a government that would be the government of the of the entire country which never happened and and as you pointed out nineteen forty eight invented the Russians created the the Soviets recognized yeah I kill firms wishing him and we recognized Syngman Rhee easement regime the the other thing that causes that goes right into the Korean War is that through all this period now some forty five we were cutting our military to the to the book literally to the bone in nineteen forty eight the US military budget was lower than they've been and in buying power since nineteen forty and an end to end because we had the atom bomb we decided that it was he said well we can police the world with the atom bomb anybody wants to mess around will just drop a blue color yeah will drop a bomb on you but that didn't really work but that allowed but it allowed us to get to headquarters co defense on the cheap who is on a list not have been added they have a big traditional military we thought and the airforce procedures say well we're the ones that have to be thirty six and we can travel anywhere in.

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"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A Red Army song from nineteen twenty the why so many are preparing the royal street again but from Siberia to the bush sees the Red Army is the stronger of us in the words of the song the Red Army did eventually prove stronger than the white army by the start of nineteen twenty the remnants of the white army took refuge in the southern Crimean peninsula a scrap of land compared to the boss territories of Russia further east under the command of the aristocratic and dashing general Rangel general Rangel may have been hoping for some help from the polls who are fighting their own war with the Soviets at this time in fact throughout the civil war national struggles for independence from the Baltic states to the Ukraine but also being playing out with these nationalist army sometimes siding with the whites and sometimes with the rents and Nora it's right isn't it that the fight for Polish independence in nineteen twenty could have benefited the whites of Rango the last leader of the white forces hope to conclude some kind of alliance with the polls with they were not interested at this point the Red Army had failed to prevent the polls from achieving independence which was something of a surprise but his desire to hook up with the polls leads to nothing so he is really left in isolation on the Crimean peninsula I'm Steve this was also important because it put paid to land in some versions for spread of the Marxist revolution that he hoped it started in Russia into Europe right yes that's right letting walls normally fairly cool hazard about military matters but saw a sort of rush of blood to the head came in spring nineteen twenty when having seen the conflict between Ukraine and Poland he became convinced that sending the right on the interposing would open up a way for the read only to get into Germany and as we know who the Polish people as a whole rose up as they have done historically against Russian invaders of dramatic military victory and by this stage a new European what including independent Poland independent Baltic states was emerging it's interesting consequence the civil wars in at the probably a lot of people don't think about too much that the world's fifth the function and the emergence of these independent states between Russia and you as a result of this turbulent period that's right I think we still tend to think about the civil war has something Russian we still talk about the Russian Revolution which in some ways is quite misleading Russia was in them and that was the old daughter collapsed and collapse spectacular the borders became very very ill defined very porous they're all constant into actions between say Turkey and Muslim people Wilson certainly Ukraine polls bila Russia all these kinds of borders of very very in determined to put one of the outcomes of the failure of the Russian Revolution is equipped to expand into Europe is that nation states that we take for granted now do become consolidated well as you've heard the rebellious pose didn't help the whites in the end when the firm posit also withdrawing their support in late nineteen twenty general Frankel had no choice but to order a massive Seaborn evacuation to Constantinople now Istanbul across the Black Sea in modern day Turkey this consisted of almost a hundred and fifty thousand people who are leaving Russia never to return like the rights of taffy whom we had from the beginning of the program this.

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Tear Down This Wall: Tipping Points

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:48 min | 2 years ago

Tear Down This Wall: Tipping Points

"This first episode of a four part series marking the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We examine the conventional wisdom that the I cracks in it appeared a long way away in a ruinous war in Afghanistan malfunctioning nuclear plant in Ukraine. This is the foreign desk. It's partially about the Aghanistan. But it's partially more about the kind of discussions people are having about institutions inside which you weren't supposed to look so the military leterrier was one of those. The military was sacred military defeated the Nazis. The military was the defender of the Soviet order. And suddenly you have very public discussions about that was a little risque at the extensive research. Shaw it was a bizarre situation where Cold War was still going on and foreign governments the governments of the NATO countries that were warning me and people around me on how I should behave and protect ourselves in our own Goldman and I saw somebody. Reading is best German newspaper bid side and I said to my at my partner into Cau- aw look somebody reading side and it was really something extraordinary and immediately drove to British and really really it has become commonplace to compare the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan John in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine to the United States long misadventure in Vietnam which had only ended for years beforehand. Both was exacted. A terrible ribble cost in lives and money abroad both undermined faith in government at home and both ended in humiliation but was the confrontation between the Red Army and Afghan Mujahideen armed with American weapons really as is often suggested the climactic battle of the Cold War. This was Leonard. Leonard Brezhnev's Soviet leader at the time when invading Afghanistan still seemed like a good idea. Would the party today strongly tastes the following principle fully words. I'm evaluates the unfolding situation and in consultation with the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Ghanistan the Soviet leadership taken the following decision which I am officially announcing today. Kalinowski is a professor first of Eastern European studies at the University of Amsterdam and the author of along good by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Tamie picks up the story story in March nineteen seventy-nine there's an uprising in the city of Herat and the Afghanistan's socialist who are in power. Ask them to intervene. Intervene and the and the Soviets think about it and basically say no and if you look at why they say no. It's quite interesting. Because they are quite aware that it's GonNa make relations with the West more difficult it's GonNa make relations with the Soviet Union's allies in the developing world problematic. They're worried about as they put having to fight the Afghan population and so on so they actually reject the idea march. I think what happens. By December is that they lose hope of the the government in Kabul actually being able to control the situation without Soviet help the fact that the communists are sort of killing each other but I think what really worries them is that a CIA can take advantage of the broad background to that of course is they're looking at deteriorating relations relations with the US already they're looking at the revolution in Iran. They're thinking okay you know. The Americans are getting beaten in Iran. They're going to try to look for a way to compensate. They're they're going to do that in Afghanistan so basically I think what happens by December nineteen seventy-nine as they think they have no other choice unlike the US in Vietnam the USA in Afghanistan was not troubled by a free press asking questions but not even the USSR could hide everything forever. We've had this justification for the the last six seven years about why we're in there. We can't just pull out right. We have to explain to people buyer pulling out now. Was it doing damage to the Soviets. Sure they were losing people will and they were spending money on it. But proportional to how large the Soviet military is and the kind of resources that it's used to spending. It's actually fairly small. I I think the bigger issue for Gorbachev one is that it's not improving especially by nineteen eighty six eighty seven. He's convinced that it's not going to get better and to is that. He sees that is an obstacle to better relations with other countries with countries in the Middle East and awesome first and foremost of course the United States. And that's as big a

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"red army" Discussed on Tales From Helheim

Tales From Helheim

10:04 min | 3 years ago

"red army" Discussed on Tales From Helheim

"Matale yet extremely skinny guy and I'm twenty one years old. I was twenty years old at the time it was the week before the presidential election in the United States as I live in Manhattan and there are a lot of crazy people in that city who act as if the entire world is going going to end over one simple election so feeling exhausted from both that and my university I decided to visit my my friends in Moscow. I'm half Russian and have an apartment. In the city center of Moscow I had never been in Russia while it snowed and luckily during this time it was snowing city looked beautiful and the vibe I had from the city was perfect. I felt so calm safe and the whole world around me just seemed so quiet unfortunately had severe jetlag fell asleep around five pm Moscow time. My friend went home to get ready for her classes. The next day day. I woke up around three a M. I could not fall back asleep so I decided to go outside and take a walk around my area well well. It calmly snowed. I walked around the dead empty city in my district and took an all the beautiful architecture and snow falling down heavily. I don't remember for how long I was walking across the bridge and enter deeply into a neighborhood. I it was not familiar with. I thought it would be okay as I was in my district and SORTA remembered the way back home. I eventually came up to this gentleman's entrance of a block unit with a Beautiful Gate on it. The gate was open so I decided to step inside it. It looked like a small little compound or something. If anyone is from Russia they probably know what I'm talking about. Everything was dead quiet and the trees canopied in the square complex to the right was an an extremely tall building with a ginormous door. I peeked inside and saw lately dim lobby typical Russian lobby vibe with a blinking fluorescent light a held on the door and to my surprise it was unlocked entered into the massive building elving and looked around. I some many stairs wrapping around in a square leading up a typical small rush elevator and to the right of the Stairwell L. stairs that lead down the door at the bottom of the stairs was open. I absolutely do not know what came over me. I am not one to adventure alone but as I stated earlier everything felt so beautiful the quiet vibe of the snow covered Russia at me feeling so peaceful and I decided to just tip toe down into the basement to take a closer look. I walked into a room with the open door and throwing my flashlight on my phone. I saw an extremely long tunnel and I cannot see the end of it. I felt threatened by it and get extremely uncomfortable. I decided it was best for me to leave. When I turned around the only light was entering the tunnel was from outside the doorway I saw standing in the door a black silhouette quickly understood it was the outline of a person who has at least five inches taller than mean so I would say he was about six five. He was massive assive and my stomach dropped so hard with my heart beginning to beat super fast. He started to speak to me in Russian but as Russian isn't my fluent language did not understand everything he said. I'm sorry I don't don't speak Russian. I said to him in Russian. You speak English. He said to me in English. I told him I did and he asked me. If I knew where it was no I told him as my mind started to fill up with a lot of different scenarios one of which was me having to run down this tunnel no and getting lost to avoid if he chases me these tunnels used to be for Red Army soldiers to move from one place to another during the war he explained to me this whole building used to be a bunker for Red Army soldiers. I said Ed to show some interest and begin to move towards the left will facing him and attempts to get him to move out of the doorway. This whole place is now parts. I have one on the top floor. You should come see it. He said to me it's quite late and I think I should be going. I said however he grabbed my small wrist with a lot of strength and led me towards the stairs to the main floor of the lobby. I have a view you'll love. He called the small elevator and if any of you have ever been to Russia you know exactly what type of elevator it is the type that can barely fit to people keep telling me about he just got back from Chicago and that is husband loves Chicago as well the started Avni panicking. I thought to myself there will be another man up there where he was bringing me and I would have to men overpower me. Once we got to his room I looked at this massive studio apartment. He had he only had candles to light the room with an lot of tapestries dividing it up with both the candle candle and moonlight shining through it to create a super eerie vibe. I looked out his windows as he instructed me and after admit the view was amazing aw I got a panoramic view of tag on Sky Oh and if an embankment building then started scoping out around looking for an opportunity to get out of there. Where's your husband. I asked he looked at me and laughed. Oh He's dead. He then picked me up and asked me me what he was doing and I asked him what he was doing. He brought me into another room and began to touch me inappropriately. He ran his take my back and took my phone from my back pocket. I did not realize he did this. Though is just an horaces men licked me instead explicit things in Russian tried to pull away but it made him squeeze in corners even harder after about ten minutes of this. He told me to wait a moment. He went into his bathroom and in this moment I immediately sprinted over to the door. There were no lights so I went to pull out my phone for the flashlight. Only to my whore. The phone was missing from my back pocket almost almost nearly at a heart attack as they realized I would have to go back into that bedroom to get my phone darted back into the room and so my phone line on the couch he had next to his bed. I grabbed it and ran for the door I unlock two locks on the outer door and when they opened that one there was an outer door which managed to get it open as I ran out the Adrenalin was so high in me ignored the elevator and went straight for the stairs ran around in circles for what seemed like forever Ver- until I finally reached the bottom I practically leapt down a few steps to go to the lobby into the main door. I had it entered from it wouldn't open as I pushed hard as I could on it. Then begin to start sobbing that myself and cursing the thought of me having to go back into that tunnel to hide and almost began to accept that whereas reality at this point quickly tried to pull myself together notice that typical button you should press to disable the magnet the holds the door locked. I I pressed it heard the monotone beep that follows a fell out of the door into the snow. I never understood why characters cannot pull themselves together either when running and or movies always falling on themselves but in that moment I did the same and I sort of understand now traded through the thigh high snow onto the main road and exiting the complex by sprinted ignoring my lungs screaming for down the main road only slowing down once they reached the bridge led me to my street once I got inside. I sat in my bed for two hours nearly shaking before I told anyone about it and that's why you never talk to strangers in places that you aren't familiar with. You never know what it can happen..

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"red army" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"red army" Discussed on PRI's The World

"His. The line up. These songs tell experiences of Soviet Jews during the war. Two and a half million Jews were killed in the Soviet Union. They will usually not to port it to any places that we note, the daylight, couch myths and the and the death centers in Poland. But they were killed right where they lived and sometimes the German army would invade few weeks later, they would kill over choose right there, and ravines and all this. The famous story just outside of Kiev. Exactly. And we have a song about Bobby are. But they're also less famous ravines communist for dole square eight thousand Jews were killed in July nineteen forty one. We have songs the written days before that. Then we have songs written by the Red Army soldiers who we hit our speakers will draft it half a million juice served in the Red Army. Some of them spoke Yiddish, and it turns out some of them with singing and hitch as well, some volunteer Red Army officers and soldiers collected the songs they ended up in that archive. So the whole history of Soviet Jews during the war is in those songs. Gene. Well to me. So we'll obviously have to see if you get his glory gets Grammy. But the nomination alone. What does that mean to you? I thought about my saber goff's game. And I thought about him, you know, this guy and that is a cold, really, brilliance caller. He dies in nine hundred sixty one thinking that nobody will ever need anything that he has collected. And then this is the Grammy thing a happened. And I was thinking that it's fair. Not for me. Of course. But it is fair for this guy. A very gulfs gay who didn't give up and who got rewarded, although he can't see unfortunately on a stern shifts who led the Grammy nominated recording project Yiddish glory the law songs at World War Two. Thanks very much. Thank you so much for having yet as chlorine going for Grammy glory the Sunday from Bill Harris studios at WGN h here in Boston..

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"red army" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"red army" Discussed on WJR 760

"Remember, he was a member of the Red Army, which means he was a member of the army that was almost like desertion, and he was threatened in everything. And then because a pair of strike, I mean, he went there and a general told him, you know, you're going to regret doing this forever and week later, they let him go, but the players on his team like four of them also came out in favor of them. You know in a in a publicly on television said it's wrong what's happening to him. And when you think about the guts in a system like that to come out and do it. And you know, when you and I talked about when professional players were say will say, we're simply as slave in the United States, you know, to the professional sports system. Now, these guys were slaves. Right. You want perfect. You want you want much closer to professionals sports athletes were slaves. Go go watch Red Army, go watch a documentary. And look at what they went through at that particular what they were there with there particular time, but it was Fetisov went back. And the interesting thing is Fetisov later on him and five other members of his Soviet team. Eventually played in nineteen ninety seven for the Detroit Red Wings and won the Stanley Cup. So Fateh solvent. I forgot the other guy who played on the nineteen eighty Olympic hockey team that lost to the United States. Played for the Red Wings at believe was ninety seven and won the Stanley Cup. And Fetisov is greatest quotes saying he goes, I experienced the American dream. As a as the guy who lost to the United States Olympic hockey team in nineteen eighty comes full circle. And boom, and and so if you ever get a chance to watch it, and so I was I just thought it was interesting to watch some of the spoiled brats that we see today, you know, imperfect and not all because I have a great respect for professional sports. I know a lot of people say they have it easy. They don't. Players if you look at the star players in hockey that'll make near what the star players in the NBA, and and and football make you know, you think about that they in what in hockey, they don't make near what right what they make in the NFL, and they don't make near what they make in the NBA. So you you think about the all of those who were were talking about the ownership in the NFL, the NFL organization and comparing it to slavery. I it's just Russia's bizarre. I it it is but our bizarre when you really see a close to it. But they you know, they knock in the the old Soviet players. They not socialism. They not the, you know in so fascinating documentaries. Have you ever get a chance? And I know they were on this past weekend. Who knows when we'll be on again. But and they're like five years old, but they are worth watching eight six six ninety redeye coming up more.

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"red army" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"red army" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"American POW's and a British role transferred into Poland. When they were caught by the Germans and the Russian Red army prisoners were all transferred into France. Well, when the Americans went in we took western Europe. And we short a Berlin the Russians took eastern Europe and got Berlin. But they also got Poland. And all of the American POW's that in there, even though we got some of them back and said, okay, you send me all my Red Army prisoners back, and I'll cut loose you these Americans I've got over here. And so I sent a trainload of them over there. I think it was into Czechoslovakia and they stopped at a stop at. They took the Red Army prisoners out and the and the Red Army that was waiting for them took them down into Corey and just machine gun ball because Stalin, if you surrendered your traeger didn't matter how how you were captured you could have been wounded in combat ineffective, but still you retreat or if you're. Yourself to be captured. We just start killing Rommel Wiesner says we can't send these guys over there because they're just going to be killed in the Russia for begging, please, don't send us, home stolen. We'll kill us. And so we were in an impasse. And. He had a Colonel on his staff. This this whole stories in the Medusa file the first book and hit a Colonel on the staff that took the told him, sir. So there's nothing we're going to be able to do about this. So the only solution is to the to declare all of them K A B N are killed in action body not recovered, and then they would send the information back to the families. I'm sorry. He was killing action. We couldn't we could get it back. Crank. I'd like to thank you for everything. You have done are doing, and we'll do folks I encourage you the Medusa file one and Medusa file to our must reads. I encourage you to go to Craig's website rifle, warrior dot com. Folks are listening to operation freedom deputy Janna broadcasting from our freedom bunker here talk sixteen Great news,.

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