Putin’s Holocaust Obsession

“The only international ally on the battlefields of history Russia has is Israel, due to the Holocaust.”[1]

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict rages on, it continues to act in the West as a kind of Rorschach test of general political attitudes. Broadly speaking, the Center and Left have adopted a strong pro-Ukrainian position, while elements of the hard or alternative Right have attempted to find common ground with Putin’s Russia, often using anti-Wokism and antipathy towards globalism and NATO as the preferred conduit for ideological solidarity. My own personal opinion is that it is difficult for Westerners to form valid opinions on the moral merits of each cause, since both causes (Ukrainian nationalist and Russian separatist) bear some validity. This is the harsh reality of multiethnic states where the population is divided on self-assertion and self-determination. Beyond one’s basic position on the right of one nation to wage war on another, most Western commentary on the conflict thus remains a Rorschach, divulging infinitely more about the politics of the commentator than the true nature of events on the ground. With this caveat, and since this website has dedicated much work to the question of Jews and their influence, the following essay offers not so much another ‘explanation’ of, or apologetic for, the ongoing war, but instead a spotlight on one of its stranger, but no less important, aspects: Vladimir Putin’s adoption, promotion, and use of the Holocaust narrative in pursuit of geopolitical goals.

The Rise and Fall of Russian Holocaust Propaganda

Russia was an integral part of the creation of the Holocaust industry from the very beginning. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, it was in Soviet interests to utterly delegitimize the governments and peoples of those Eastern European countries selected for absorption into the Communist mega-state. Accusing the peoples of Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, or Ukraine of being complicit in genocide or “crimes against humanity,” for example, was an easy way of both demoralizing them and suppressing anti-Soviet nationalism. The first Holocaust propagandists were of course Russian Jewish photojournalists like Samary Gurary, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Max Alpert, Semen Fridlyand, Mikhail Trakhman, and Georgy Zelma, who published posed and curated images that historian David Shneer has described as comprising a new “atrocity genre” of photojournalism. While their work proved incendiary in the Soviet Union, the Western response to Russian atrocity reports was initially muted and cautious, changing only thanks to the repeated efforts of Western Jewish journalists and the increasingly lurid nature of Soviet accounts. When the Los Angeles Times printed some Russian photos from Majdanek, for example, it warned its readers that the material it was publishing might be “propaganda.” In Britain, Jewish BBC journalist Alexander Werth later recalled that he was at first “continually frustrated by his editor’s unwillingness to run his stories of horror and atrocities.”[2]

Buoyed by the prolific activities of Soviet Jewish propagandist Ilya Ehrenburg, the Holocaust narrative was initially pushed internationally as part of a funding drive, with key figures like Solomon Mikhoels (Chairman of the Soviet Union’s official Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee) and journalist Vasily Grossman tasked with developing propaganda to raise money for the Soviet war effort. Grossman, author of the well-known novel Life and Fate (reviewed by Spencer J. Quinn) was the creator of some of the first outrageous stories from Treblinka, for example, including a report on a camp guard of superhuman strength who was said to have ripped apart babies with his bare hands. Mikhoels, meanwhile was specifically instructed to appeal to the national sentiments of Jews and was sent to the United States in 1943 to fundraise.

Solomon Mikhoels

After the war, the Soviet need for a Holocaust narrative disappeared overnight. While it was soon adopted in the West as a methodology for the advance of multiculturalism and White guilt, in the Soviet Union Jewish atrocity propaganda, as a discourse, was more or less eliminated. By 1948, Grossman, the author of lurid tales, was marginalized and his works were suppressed. In January 1948, Mikhoels was invited to Minsk to judge a play for the Stalin Prize and was killed in a country house under the supervision of the chief of the Soviet Belarusian state police. His body was crushed by a truck and left in a street, fulfilling Stalin’s request that his death be attributed to a “car accident.” In November 1948, the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was formally dissolved.

The Soviet Union’s antipathy to the Holocaust narrative was directly related to the need to spread the message to new satellite states that the Russian nation had struggled and suffered like no other. International Jewry, at one time useful for funds and other forms of influence, could not be tolerated as a competitor. Stalin’s mood towards Jews declined further after the creation of Israel in 1947. He was personally shocked by public displays of Jewish identity in Moscow, including mass gatherings for Jewish high holidays and fawning affection for Golda Meir. The “nation within a nation” had made itself too obvious. In January 1949 Pravda published its famous article condemning “rootless cosmopolitans,” and by March the newspaper was purged of Jews. Jewish officers in the Red Army were then dismissed. Jewish activists were removed from the leadership of the communist party. Hundreds of Jewish writers were arrested, and, if they wrote under Russian pseudonyms, they suddenly found their real names appearing in parentheses. In August 1952, 13 Jews were tried, convicted, and executed for anti-Soviet espionage.

By the summer of 1949, the Holocaust narrative once again emerged as a matter of political contention, this time in Poland. The Soviet ambassador wrote to Moscow in July complaining that 37% of Polish Ministry of Public Security officers were Jewish in a country where Jews comprised less than 1% of the population. Jakub Berman, one of the Jewish leaders of the country and a former associate of Holocaust propagandist Solomon Mikhoels, hastily attempted to defuse the situation by offering a strange bargain — the assertion that six million people had died in “the Holocaust” but that this total involved three million Jews and three million non-Jews.[3] With this gambit, offering a shared reward from Jewish propaganda efforts, Berman bought himself some time and managed to avoid the more severe anti-Jewish purges associated with the “Doctor’s Plot,” Stalin’s last attempt to curb Jewish influence in the Soviet Union. The Holocaust narrative, as a tale of special Jewish victimhood, then fell dormant in Russia for half a century.

Putin Revives “The Holocaust”

As indicated by his long speech announcing a “special military action” in Ukraine, Putin is a keen student of history and is highly sensitive to the way in which understandings of history, or rather the politics of history, influence culture, national identity, geopolitics, and even military goals. It’s therefore not all that surprising that he should reach into the past in order to secure a more dominant grip over neighboring nations. Putin’s intense utilization of the Holocaust narrative is of special interest because he has revived one of its original intentions: as a weapon against anti-Russian nationalism in what are now the former Soviet satellite states. Whether Putin is a “true believer” in the Holocaust story, or whether he is employing it purely for tactical reasons, is besides the point. The Holocaust narrative is critical to Putin’s ideological war in Eastern Europe and to his ongoing ambition to forge stronger links with Israel. One of the results is that Putin has emerged as one of the foremost promoters of the Holocaust narrative globally.

Writing in Putin’s Russia and The Falsification of History (2020), Anton Weiss-Wendt writes:

Within an international setting, Putin referred to the Holocaust for the first time during the official visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Russia in November 2003. Putin stressed the importance of building bridges to the Russian diaspora in Israel, and at one point proposed organising a Holocaust exhibition at the Victory Museum in Moscow. … Beginning in 2005, in the run-up to the sixtieth anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, formal references to the Holocaust proliferated. Since then, the Putin regime has firmly incorporated the Holocaust into its foreign policy, making it essentially an instrument of soft power. The Holocaust is now part of Russian history politics, coordinated at the highest government level.

If Putin is keen to revive the Holocaust narrative in Russia and to export it worldwide, we should be clear about which Holocaust narrative Putin prefers. Putin has adopted what we might call the “Berman model,” named after the Jakub Berman, described above, who tried to appease Stalin with his less ambitious death estimates shared equally among Jews and Soviets. In other words, Putin is interested in the Holocaust narrative only to the extent that it can be politically useful to the Russian state.

In April 2005, Putin visited Israel and said that “Jewish people, like people of our country, incurred massive losses during the Second World War.” He complained about former Soviet states erecting statues that glorified “anti-Semites,” “Nazis” and “the German Waffen SS.” It should be a point of common ground, argued Putin, that “Jews and Russians have the same [low] status” in nationalist, post-Soviet countries. The bottom line then, is that Jews and Russians should be seen as brothers in suffering. The more Putin can boost the alleged historical sufferings of the Jews, the more he can share in the resulting propaganda benefits, especially since one of the more potent side-effects of such a narrative is that the nationalisms of smaller, surrounding states can be disparaged, tarnished, and declared illegitimate. But sharing in these benefits, as we will see, is both crucial and contentious.


There is a hurried and ill-conceived quality to Russian promotion of the Holocaust, perhaps best illustrated by the Kremlin’s comical donation of a Holocaust monument to Israel in 2005. By all accounts, the Russian government had commissioned the piece at short notice to Zurab Tsereteli, president of the Russian Academy of Arts. The speed of the commission is suggested by the fact Tsereteli appears to have reused models from an earlier statue now sitting in Moscow, resulting in Israelis puzzling over a monument supposedly depicting naked Jewish Holocaust victims, none of whom appear to be circumcised.

This hasty approach to Holocaust promotion doesn’t diminish its import. Russia has engaged in a “comprehensive Holocaust remembrance program.”[4] In 2012, Putin intensified his approaches to Jews internationally using the Holocaust narrative as a vehicle for dialogue. Weiss-Wendt comments that during a visit to Israel in June 2012,

Putin raised [the Holocaust] nearly every time he met with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both Russia and Israel are sensitive to a biased interpretation of history, he said. … Netanyahu was happy to oblige, having on various occasions over the years emphasised that Russia and Israel see eye to eye on issues of history.

That same year, Putin established more formal relations with Russia’s Chabad movement, with Weiss-Wendt suggesting that “the Kremlin may not know how much their affiliation with Chabad is worth, but it is courting them on account of their international connections nevertheless, in the belief of the strength of international Jewry.” Also in the same year, Moscow witnessed the opening of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Putin was a major supporter of the project from the beginning, symbolically donating one month’s salary toward the construction costs. The FSB, successor to the KGB, supplied the center with a number of historical documents, a move illustrative of a much broader relationship between the Russian government and the organized Jewish community in Russia, since the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia has a special department dedicated to ongoing privileged co-operation with the ministry of defense and law-enforcement agencies.

Putin’s “Berman model” remains a sticking point with Jews, however. While Russia’s two most prominent rabbis “stressed the tolerance aspect” of the new museum, Putin made sure that Russian interests can continue to hitch a ride on Jewish atrocity propaganda. In a public speech Putin suggested that the museum be renamed the Russian Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. “It’s located in Russia, right? And we made it happen together.” His comments were reminiscent of a 2012 incident in which Russian authorities replaced a memorial plaque in Rostov-on-Don that had claimed 27,000 Jews were killed in a nearby gorge (even Yad Vashem suggest such a figure is a gross exaggeration) with a plaque stating only that “Soviet citizens” had been killed in the area.

The Russian ADL

As well as investing in Holocaust memorials, the Kremlin has also worked to develop and promote its own version of the ADL. One of the central figures of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is the Ukraine-born Jewish oligarch Boris Spiegel, founder and former chairman of World Without Nazism, and former president of the World Congress of Russian Jews. World Without Nazism is styled as an “international human rights NGO” and closely follows the ADL playbook. The organization’s stated objectives include “consolidation of anti-fascist forces, mobilisation of world public opinion in annunciating the significance of the Nuremberg judgment, promoting “denazification” of countries of Eastern and Central Europe, opposing the glorification of Nazism, safeguarding minority rights, and countering Holocaust denial.” Spiegel was a harsh critic of “extremism and neo-Nazism” in Ukraine, and World Without Nazism endorsed the Russian annexation of Crimea. Putin’s own claims to be presently engaged in the “denazification” of Ukraine illustrate some of the influence of this kind of rhetoric, even if tactical rather than sincere.

Anton Weiss-Wendt describes an increasingly integrated Russian-Jewish effort to promote the Holocaust narrative, and Russian-friendly historical interpretations of it, globally:

Since 2009, Russian Jewish organizations have been increasingly incorporated into Moscow’s designs. On January 27, 2009, the foreign ministry, in collaboration with the UN Committee on information, organized a panel, “Lessons of the Holocaust and Modernity,” in New York. According to a Russian diplomat, the event featured “leading Russian and American nonprofit organizations,” Moscow Human Rights Bureau, and the American branch of the World Congress of Russian Jews. In December 2009 in Berlin,  the latter organization—in cooperation with unspecified Jewish and antifascist entities from Europe and CIS—held a conference with a modified title. “Lessons of the Second World War and the Holocaust.” Next, the foreign ministry deployed big guns, the government proxy World Without Nazism. On February 10, 2011, at the UN headquarters, the World Congress of Russian Jews and World Without Nazism (both headed by Speigel) put together a roundtable, “World Without Nazism: The Global Goal of Mankind Today and the Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trial.” The roundtable proclaimed the Nuremberg judgment to be the ultimate truth, condemned the “glorification of Nazism,” and decried an attempted falsification of history. To spread the truth about the Second World War, the roundtable participants proposed carrying out educational and “media propaganda” campaigns.

Spiegel has had other lasting influences in Russia. In Spring 2013 he introduced a draft in the Duma of what would eventually become the Law Against the Glorification of Fascism. The world Holocaust is used 53 times in the draft, and explicitly mentions “Holocaust denial” as a form of “propaganda of Nazism.” Putin’s insistence on the “Berman model” remained strong however. No mention of Jewish deaths occurs anywhere in the final, enacted legislation. Spiegel eventually outlasted his usefulness to Putin. He was imprisoned last year, and there are rumors that his Big Pharma business has been taken over by the FSB.

Despite its pursuit of a “Berman model” that is only halfway useful to Jews, Russia has increasingly presented itself as a “natural ally” of Jews against antisemitism and Holocaust denial. In January 2016, Putin met with leaders of the European Jewish Congress and told them they were Russia’s “natural ally” in “fighting antisemitism, safeguarding the memory of the Second World War, and consistently standing up against ‘glorification of Nazism’.” Putin was thanked for his remarks by Moshe Kantor, presently one of the only major Russian Jewish oligarchs to have escaped Western sanctions, who suggested that the situation of Russian Jews was the best in all of Europe. Putin, beaming with delight, suggested that any Jews wishing to leave Western Europe should “come here, to Russia. We are ready to accept them.”

Culture and Education

Russia has also invested in promoting the Holocaust narrative culturally, most notably in the 2018 release of the big budget motion picture Sobibor. The film, which trades graphically in the usual lurid tropes (one review describes it as including the death throes of hundreds of naked women in a gas chamber, a rape scene, immolation, savage beatings, floggings, stabbings, a bludgeoning to the head and firearm executions), was the brainchild of the Russian minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, whose ministry financed its production. According to Times of Israel, Sobibor “made a huge splash in Russia thanks to a government-led commemoration campaign that culminated this year.” The Kremlin put a viewing of the film on the agenda of President Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Moscow summit in January 2018. In April, Valentina Matvienko, chair of the Duma’s Federation Council, organized a joint screening and discussion via videobridge with her counterpart at the Israeli Knesset. Special screenings of the film were arranged around the world, encouraging a Holocaust binge not seen since Schindler’s List.

Mikhail Ponomarev, of Russia’s Federation Council, has proposed a state policy on history that would be coordinated at the federal level. Among a package of legislation, he includes laws against “the revival of Nazism,” laws promoting organizations that monitor manifestations of neo-Nazism, calls for intensive lobbying of the Council of Europe for “a joint curriculum on the history of the Second World War and, specifically, the Holocaust,” and offers sponsorship to any scholarship “on Nazi mass crimes, especially the mass murder of Jews.” The Russian Historical Society was suggested as a useful vehicle for countering “anti-Russian” historical narratives such as the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, 1932–3. Russian multiculturalism, meanwhile, was to be enforced through the Ministry of Culture, with demands that all presentations of the history of Russia’s many ethnic groups would have to “aim at reducing interethnic tensions” and build nationwide solidarity.


The primary rationale for promotion of the Holocaust narrative by the Russian state appears to be an attempt at negative soft power targeting former Soviet satellite states. While Ukraine is the most well-known target of current Russian “denazification” efforts, the incorporation of the Holocaust narrative into Russian foreign policy has resulted in very similar accusations and rhetorical attacks in recent years against Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. History politics, especially those linked to the Holocaust narrative, have become an integral part of Russia’s diplomatic and political technology.

In 2019, Putin lashed out at Poland after the European Parliament passed a resolution in September identifying the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact as the immediate cause of World War II and accusing Russia of whitewashing Stalin’s crimes. Putin, by way of response, “blamed Poland for interwar antisemitism” and pointed to its destruction of Soviet monuments to the Red Army which has “liberated the European countries from Nazism.”[5] Backed into a corner in terms of its historical interpretation, Russia in Global Affairs, a Kremlin-linked foreign policy journal,

divided the world into friends and foes. The only international ally on the battlefields of history Russia has is Israel, due to the Holocaust. … Russia should be reaching out to the ‘Jewish lobby’ in the United States, suggest Dmitry Efremenko, of the Academy of Sciences. Perhaps to Jews generally, adds Alexander Philippov, professor at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.[6]

The journal suggested that Russia should focus a soft power attack on Poland as the main adversary, based heavily on accusations of antisemitism, and seek allies “in the countries of South Europe with a historically strong left, such as Spain and Greece.”

Strange as it sounds, a Kremlin notion of Russians and Jews bound together by history and surrounded by Nazis has become entrenched in Moscow. In 2015, when Putin was ‘accidentally’ not invited to attend a ceremony at Auschwitz, he went to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow instead. There, he

spoke in one breath of antisemitism and Russophobia, nationalism and terrorism. Of the different ethnicities that fought within the Red Army ranks he mentioned just two — Russians and Jews. In the opposite camp he put Bandera followers in Ukraine and Baltic Nazis. … Putin craftily linked this ‘lesson in history’ to the ‘coldblooded destruction of the peaceful population of Donbass.’ … The point Putin is making is hard to miss: bound by the tragic experience, Jews should join Russians in pushing back violent nationalism of the Ukrainian and Baltic kind.[7]

Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister and now a household name thanks to the war in Ukraine, has spent much of the last ten years pushing the UN for resolutions designed to stop or condemn Baltic states from erecting statues to nationalists, some of whom fought in German divisions during World War II. In this effort he has worked closely with the World Jewish Congress and (Moshe Kantor’s) European Jewish Congress. Both organizations were only too keen to add vocal support to Lavrov’s General Assembly Resolution 67/154, which attempted to smear Latvia’s annual march of former Waffen SS soldiers by “collectively implicating all Waffen SS members in war crimes and crimes against humanity.” The United States voted against the resolution, and EU countries abstained. Much to the anger of the Kremlin, Ukraine voted with the United States and opposed the measure.

As well as introducing measures designed to vilify nationalist statues and commemorations, Russia has “never failed to air any new episode in history or politics playing out between Russia and its East European neighbors in connection with the Holocaust.”[8] When a monument to the Soviet soldier was vandalized in Tallinn, Estonia, in May 2006, for example, Russia’s foreign ministry complained to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe that this “extremist incident” goes “against the grain of raising awareness about the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust.” Anton Weiss-Wendt concludes that “Russia’s modus operandi is molding the Holocaust to fit any new twist in regional memory politics it regards as adversarial.”


Much like an earlier essay I wrote on “Jewish subtexts in Ukraine,” what is offered here is not an ‘explanation’ of the Russia-Ukraine war but a clarification of some of its stranger and muddier edges. Try as I might, I find it difficult to find much in either side, Ukrainian or Russian, that I can give firm backing to. Both sides are a morass of corruption, subversion, and layers of interests that are impossible for outsiders to untangle.

Who benefits from Putin’s Holocaust obsession? Jews, but only to an extent. Massive investment from Russia in the promotion of the idea of the Holocaust will do something to revive the narrative at a time when its historicization is beginning to gather pace. There’s no question that Jews will benefit more greatly from legislative proposals ancillary to the promotion of the narrative itself, especially when Putin seems keen only on a “Berman model” of the narrative that deprives Jews of its foremost benefit — the concept of Jews as unique victims. In other words, Russia’s worldwide lobbying for mandatory education programs and criminalization of Holocaust denial will be infinitely more useful to Jews than nausea-inducing showings of Sobibor.

Will Russia benefit from its adopted role as world-wide promoter of the Holocaust? This remains to be seen, though it strikes me as utterly foolhardy and contemptible. Russia’s approach to Jews has had middling, even poor, results thus far. Jewish oligarchs have been jumping ship since they started feeling the pinch of Western sanctions, prompting Putin to lash out at a “fifth column” of “scum and traitors” who will be spat out “like a gnat that accidentally flew into our mouths.” Will Putin have his “Stalin moment”? I doubt it, because Putin has gone “all in” with his pro-Jewish strategy despite its lack of benefits. Israel, always seeking to have its cake and eat it too, is currently pursuing an awkward neutrality between the US and Russia. Russia’s claims to be fighting Nazism in Ukraine haven’t provoked the slightest response from the international Jewish community, while missile strikes on Kyiv, resulting in damage to Jewish memorials, have prompted outrage. The world has more or less rejected Russia’s Holocaust narrative or, even worse for Putin, simply doesn’t care about it.

This is perhaps the most scathing criticism that can made about Putin’s Holocaust obsession — that out of desperation for moral legitimacy and soft power in the Eastern sphere he has hitched Russian foreign policy to something that should have been left to die with Mikhoels and the other propagandists after World War II. What a strange and lonely hill to die on.

[1] Anton Weiss-Wendt, Putin’s Russia and The Falsification of History: Reasserting Control Over the Past (New York: Bloomsbury, 2020).

[2] D. Shneer, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011), 164.

[3] See T. Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (New York: Basic Books, 2010).

[4] Weiss-Wendt, Putin’s Russia and the Falsification of History.

[5] Weiss-Wendt, Putin’s Russia and the Falsification of History.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

36 replies
  1. jimmie moglia
    jimmie moglia says:

    Putin’s soft-power choices and chances of survival may be limited. Even allowing for the large differences, the fate of Gadhafi, Saddam and, to some extent, Bashar Al-Assad, is suggestive, considering that all, in different ways, were vocal and active supporters of the Palestinians.
    A quick re-read of the main points in Machiavelli’s “The Prince” may also offer clues. As well as a cursory look at what happens to dissenters in America. Considering that NOT ONE congressman or senator can survive unless he pledges unconditional allegiance to we know who.
    Politically speaking, Putin may be walking on the proverbial edge of a razor.
    Very interesting article. I wonder how much the ‘Solzhenitsyn-ian’ view of the issue weighs on the popular Russian mind versus the updated ‘Putinian’ version. And if the issue has been addressed in recent studies.

    • eric smith
      eric smith says:

      I wonder as to the mind of the “average”Russian as well. They are a huge piece of the puzzle. Our last and receding hope is of a worldwide mass uprising of those of European descent to restore Western civilization. Barring this almost ridiculous hope the jews will take us into a technological insane asylum from which I would expect humans to go extinct in the madness, chaos and wickedness. This is not hyperbole as the most cursory review of the scientific and technological “advances” currently being prioritized and implemented reveals. It simply can’t end in any other way than complete destruction. It is a very sad time and the courage just isn’t out there in my opinion.

      • Poupon Marx
        Poupon Marx says:

        There is no “average Russian”. That would be a statistical value on a number of different variables. And that is dependent on degrees of information sought and received, general intelligence, socio-economic level, and educational and vocation experience. Presently, over 70% back Putin and trust his judgement.

        The West is fat, dumb, and slow. The overall Russian attitude has to resemble an cornered object of predators with bared fangs. That’s how I would feel. What has been done to RUSSIA (not the Soviet Union) has been execrable and evil. And it totally originated and is propagated from the JewSA.

        America is just a name on a map. It represents nothing except a servile vassal state of (((International Oligarchs))). No ideals, standards, guideposts, or self-conscious that isn’t based on Mass Formation Psychosis/Delusion.

        What is there to be proud of regarding America today? Answer: only some ancient history, which is spotty indeed.

  2. Poupon Marx
    Poupon Marx says:

    Any analysis, to be worthwhile and useful has to make sense and be consistent with current and future events, and plans. Looking at Putin’s critical aid to Syria (in support of its resistance to Israel land grabbing), oil plundering, and doing exactly what Jewish financial oligarchs did to immediate post Soviet Russia, I believe softens the author’s rather vague and speculative assessment of “what it really means”. “What’s It All About, Alfie?” After the attempted plundering of Russia’s assists by slick Jewish billionaires, the REAL instigators and controllers of NATO expansion-intended to collapse Russia’s integral 1000 year history, his antipathy to Jewish drive to control and own everything could not have escaped his attention.

    Then there is the old adage, “Keep your enemies close”.

    There are, in fact, good Jews. These-to be classifies as so by Putin-need to be apolitical and patriotic. They do provide a brain trust for higher IQ necessities. I believe Putin is a master of the head fale, false flag, and a top shelf of virtual poker and chess. Consequently, these Jews are undoubtedly watched closely, and if involved in a “Russia second” action(s), they will be exposed and used for agitprop. “Look, I have them the extended hand of friendship and protection, and see the betrayal”. This would be the political mojo to take stern action.

    Putin also has to be motivated to divide the West’s Jews and drive a wedge between the Illuminati Jews and the more or less religious and virtuous Jews. Having Jews critical of Jews is a special treat.

    I did not like the writer’s meandering style and over hedging some concrete conclusions. Too much speculation and lack of order in his writing style. He did not make a convincing case for his thesis. This reminds me of impulsive comments that since Putin attended the WEF Schwab class of “New Order World Leaders”, then he must of course be a stealth agent or ally of same. Many people today do not know how to think critically, use logic and reason, and even to speculate and generalize. Leaders in so many fields lack real world experience outside of the academy, government service, NGOs, think tanks, etc, etc.

    I’ve written about this before. To speculate, one has to give a probability score. “This might mean….” just doesn’t cut it, as do “experts say”, or “sources report”. I immediately ignore such mere, scheisse.

    Putin’s ACTIONS do not in any way show or imply a deference or vulnerability to Jews and their coffers and machinations, IMHO. Stated intentions very frequently mask other intentions.

  3. Konst
    Konst says:

    If Jews control US foreign policy (which they basically do, as we know), and Putin sees this and sees how people like Soros are anti-Russian, then why doesn’t Putin spell this out in stark (though tactful) terms to the world?

    The following question needs to be asked:

    Is Putin (like 99% of American politicians) afraid of Jewish and Israeli power too, and if so what does this say about him and his strong man image among many Americans?

  4. Chris
    Chris says:

    Aren’t these two statements contradictory?

    “Russia was an integral part of the creation of the Holocaust industry from the very beginning. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, it was in Soviet interests to utterly delegitimize the governments and peoples of those Eastern European countries selected for absorption into the Communist mega-state. Accusing the peoples of Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, or Ukraine of being complicit in genocide or “crimes against humanity,” for example, was an easy way of both demoralizing them and suppressing anti-Soviet nationalism. “


    “After the war, the Soviet need for a Holocaust narrative disappeared overnight.”

    • Sorel McRae
      Sorel McRae says:

      Perhaps the source of the paradox is the careless reference to *Russia* as “an integral part of the creation of the Holocaust industry” instead of *the Soviet Union*. As readers of the Observer must be aware, there was very little *Russian* about the Soviet Union from the revolution until some time after World War II.

      It also appears that the West had little use for the Holocaust narrative after Nuremberg, the abandonment of the Morgenthau Plan, and the beginning of the Cold War. As Faurisson pointed out, neither Churchill, nor Eisenhower, nor de Gaulle saw fit to mention anything like it in any of their massive memoirs of the period.

      Putin is grasping at straws that have only been re-floated to the surface since the Six Day and Yom Kippur wars.

  5. Pip
    Pip says:

    The Odd Chabad Connection Between Putin and Trump
    by Martin Longman
    November 27, 2017
    Political Animal
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    Three days before the presidential election, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump visited the Queens gravesite of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and, according to The Times of Israel, they prayed for Donald Trump’s victory.

    Schneerson, who died in 1994, is an interesting character. Although he never claimed it himself, some of his followers consider him the Messiah, and others believe he is still alive.

    Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to many as the Rebbe, was a Russian Empire-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century.

    As leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, he took an insular Hasidic group that almost came to an end with the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential movements in world Jewry, with an international network of over 3,000 educational and social centers. The institutions he established include kindergartens, schools, drug-rehabilitation centers, care-homes for the disabled and synagogues.

    The Kushner family is Modern Orthodox, and of course Ivanka converted to Judaism prior to her marriage to Jared. Still, according to Ben Schreckinger of Politico Magazine, Kushner was affiliated with the Chabad house at Harvard when he was a student there. Since settling in DC, the couple has reportedly been attending services at a Chabad synagogue.
    What Jared and Ivanka want to do in their spiritual lives is their business, and I have no intention of casting any aspersions on the Chabad-Lubavitch movement or Rabbi Schneerson. I do however want to explore some things that may circle back to this pre-election pilgrimage to Schneerson’s grave.
    Let’s begin here:
    Starting in 1999, [Vladimir] Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”

    There’s a good chance that if you know of Roman Abramovich, you know him as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League. You may not know that he was a victor (along with Paul Manafort’s patron Oleg Deripaska) in the bloody aluminum wars of the 1990s, or that he was reportedly the person who convinced Boris Yeltsin that Putin would be a proper successor. You probably are not aware that Ivanka Trump is very close friends with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova, with whom she recently attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens. Zhukova reportedly attended the inauguration as Ivanka’s personal guest.

    It takes a little more doing to understand the Trump family’s connections to Lev Leviev. To begin with, we need to go back to Bayrock, the company that Donald Trump teamed up with to build his Trump Soho project. There were three main actors in that enterprise. One was convicted mob associate and murky FBI informant Felix Sater. Another was Tevfik Arif, a shady man with likely Russian intelligence connections who was once was arrested by the Turks on Mustafa Kamal Ataturk’s yacht and “charged with running an international underage prostitution ring.” The third was the late Tamir Sapir, another man with ties to Russian intelligence. If you’re interested in this aspect of the story, I refer you to my Trump’s Soho Project, the Mob, and Russian Intelligence article and also Mike Lofgren’s piece: Mobbed Up, both written in late February.

    Interestingly, all these men have connections to the Chabad movement. Felix Sater was honored as Man of the Year in 2014 by the Port Washington Chabad house. The same Chabad house’s website lists Tevfik Arif, who is not Jewish, “among its top 13 benefactors.”
    But it’s Tamir Sapir who links Trump back directly to Lev Leviev.
    Pay close attention to this:

    …the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, was born in the Soviet state of Georgia and arrived in 1976 in New York, where he opened an electronics store in the Flatiron district that, according to the New York Times, catered largely to KGB agents.


  6. Tim Folke
    Tim Folke says:

    I do not believe Putin is stupid or naive. As the author Dr. Joyce observes, Putin is a keen student of history.

    It seems to me that Putin simply recognizes the Holocaust narrative to be a valuable and powerful tool that – like a knife or a gun – can be used to either perform good or create evil. Hence, as Dr. Joyce rightly points out “Putin is interested in the Holocaust narrative only to the extent that it can be politically useful to the Russian state”.

    I have to hand it to Putin. The Holocaust has been proven to have failed both the math test and the forensics test. Yet Putin stills finds the story to be of extreme value to his country and its people.

    Ironically, while this essay is in regard to the second Holocaust, the first Holocaust was levied (no pun intended) against Russia.

  7. Chris
    Chris says:

    Depressing. If you look at Ukraine’s pre-war propaganda, plus what we have been living through in the West for the last 10 years, one can only conclude that there is only one source of moral authority: who is less Nazi-like than their opponent. All other arguments, or international law, fall by the wayside. Anti-Semitism is the fulcrum of all political discussion, with its subtexts racism, Islamophobia, Homophobia and “intolerances” of many kinds.

    The only silver lining is that Putin appears to be a Russian nationalist whose only equal is the Jews themselves: looking at everything through the lens of “does this help Russians or not?”. Looking at WWII, an *external* conflict, making Russians the good guy wearing the white hat is the only frame that benefits Russia. Although Putin is willing to criticize the communist past for the hardships it imposed *internally* on Russians.

  8. JRM
    JRM says:

    “Stalin’s mood towards Jews declined further after the creation of Israel in 1947. ”

    Wasn’t that event in 1948?

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      The UN Resolution 181 was passed at the end of November, 47.

      Ben Gurion, lacking international legal status, PROCLAIMED Israel on May 14, 1948, after the end of the British Mandate. Either date may be taken as correct. Dr. Joyce chose the date of the fait accompli.

      Interestingly, under Stalin, the USSR voted in favor of the Resolution.

      • Gnome Chompsky
        Gnome Chompsky says:

        This is off-topic, but I hope allowable.
        On another site, you mentioned a cataract from a thorn entering your eye, and that you received gratis surgery from a good surgeon.
        I am curious as to what was in use as the artificial lens at that time, was it glass?

        Sincere question, I have to have the same operation very soon, not because of an accident with a thorn, but from a violent non-white who  clearly hated the beauty of my eyes, and ruined it by a sucker punch that broke the orbital bones, along with others on my skull, of course, therefore face.

        Since I have to receive similar surgery soon, to

        • charles frey
          charles frey says:

          01 A schoolmate and I trekked through the ample Georgia underbrush.
          02 I struck a bush and it whipped back, puncturing my left cornea and lens.
          03 The mixture of their two liquids formed a cataract.
          04 My excellent Georgia-resident Doctor Austin was not in medicine for profit but for family tradition. His Georgia born father had studied eye doctoring in Vienna.
          05 My anesthetics were insufficient and I remember Austin asking the nurse to give him an instrument yet again, since his initial cut of the eyeball was not long enough to extract the blinding mixture.
          06 I didn’t lose consciousness until a few moments after having been rolled back to my room. I remember my girlfriend and Headmaster, Colonel Harris attempting to speak with me moments before dark.
          07 Cadets from school; sat with me 24/7 to prevent me from moving at all, since any muscle contraction would expel irreplaceable fluid.
          08 Both eyes were bandaged for two days.
          09 I enjoyed the pretty nurse giving me a full body massage, under the blanket, to keep my circulation functioning. An admission I kept from my girlfriend.
          10 Austin informed me, that both of my eyes, to avoid movement by one, would be bandaged for two days and that only after removing them could he determine whether he was successful.
          11 Well, he was, and he fitted me with a then new soft plastic lens.
          12 I found it and its hygienic requirements bothersome during my physical work rebuilding my parents’ extended property, and never used it.
          13 My driver’s permit remained unlimited while my then pilot license was restricted to day time and to airports served by a control tower.
          14 I was, and am again, good at tossing garbage in the can across the room. However, lacking stereoscopic vision in between caused me to knock over full glasses on the table, etc. for some time.
          15 I was given to understand later, that your depth perception finds alternate mechanisms to judge distance, as it did.

          16 If a given physician operated on you initially, it does not automatically follow, that he has to be the next. MAKE DAM SURE YOU PICK THE RIGHT ONE .
          17 Recently, an EXPERT COSMETC cancer surgeon cut a cancer out of the tip of my right ear and botched it. During a four minute follow up he told me, that he would have to repair his job.
          18 A day later I curtly cancelled my appointment with him and demanded from my family doctor a referral to Toronto’s St. Michaels Teaching Hospital. April 25.
          19 All of which leaves you to pick and choose pertinent information.

          If you have additional questions, let me know. In any case —the best of luck, or should that be the best of expertise ?


  9. Ovidiu
    Ovidiu says:

    The dominance of metropoly over the colonies is secured not only by military, legal or economic instruments, but also via ideology. Colony is always flawed in comparison with the metropoly and is in dire need of leadership/being disciplined by the latter.
    Consider Putin’s old boss Anatoly Sobchak then St Petersburg mayor (Sobchak was a well known liberal politician, founder of the Movement for Democratic Reforms) discussing the Ukrainian problem in 1991. This interview shows a deep-rooted imperialist mindset under a liberal disguise. The metropoly will weaponize *any* ideology to assert its dominance over the colonies. Any rhetorics will serve the empire.


    Ukrainian leadership is annoying Sobchak by constantly talking of independence instead of the “human rights”. That shows that every and any ideology (or rather phraseology) will be weaponized by the imperialists to justify their rule and deny agency to their colonies : ” We in Russia stand for the current thing (Democracy). They in Ukraine stand for the former thing (Communism)” . According to Sobchak Ukraine is governed by the alliance of “extreme nationalists” and “conservative Communist nomenklatura”.
    Here (back in 1991 when it was the fashionable ideology in Russia ) the Liberal language disguises imperial ambitions of the metropoly. Specific ideology doesn’t matter, only the asymmetry of power does. If we believe in Communism, Ukraine isn’t Communist, but if we believe in democracy, it suddenly becomes too Communist.

  10. Chris
    Chris says:

    Still banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what’s going on with Putin’s over the top holocaust worship. Four points have emerged in my thinking.

    Jew-control. The real issue is whether you’re controlling the Jews in your country, not what fairytales do you allow them to believe about themselves. Putin seems to be fairly controlling the Jews better than any country right now. That’s one of the reasons why they hate him so much internationally. And from this point on, I agree with Poupon Marx.

    Realpolitik. Every country in the world is blamed for, “not doing enough, soon enough” to stop the Holocaust. Except Russia. When googling “Did the soviet union do enough to stop the holocaust?”, I only found one article throwing shade on the Russian efforts.
    So I would conclude that promoting the Holocaust is a weapon against the West. It keeps the West busy throwing reparations at the grand-children of victims. Further, since he who says A must also say B, it will keep them busy throwing reparations at blacks, American Indians, Inuits, indigenous people everywhere, while Russia is impervious to that cant.

    Nationalism. “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad”. Paraphrased: “Those whom the Jews wish to control, they first make nationalist”. If you look at the last 110 years, there is something of a pattern of Jews encouraging nationalism at first, and then coming in and taking over the country that has gained its independence and “self-determination” via “democracy”. That is clearly what was in the process of happening in Ukraine. This is what color revolutions are all about. The Jews’ real enemy are empires, especially Christian empires, and that’s why Jewish scholars have been the leaders in inveighing against imperialism. They also don’t like multi-ethnic strongholds like Yugoslavia, and thus the Jews broke that up once it was clear it was no longer giving lip-service to Marxism. Solzhenitsyn wrote persuasively in his last 10 years that although the other nations in the former Soviet Union had no place being united with Russia, that Belarus and Ukraine definitely did. Whether it was mere affiliation or direct rule from Moscow didn’t make that much difference, but that Ukrainian separatism made no sense. Conclusion: in discouraging nationalism in his immediate neighbors, he is thwarting Jewish power in those countries which will eventually be tilted at Russia, (and doing these nations a favor though they don’t realize it.) So Putin can use the equation “Nationalism = bad, Q.E.D. Nazism”.

    Winning the propaganda war. If Putin does end up winning this war, or at least getting a favorable peace settlement, it will be because he effectively negated the completely over the top charge of him being another Hitler, made at the highest levels of Ukrainian government, in a Tweet, no less, and amplified by the totally pathetic Western press. Putin accomplished this negation primarily by painting eastern Ukraine as a bevy of neo-Nazis, but also, not inconsiderable, by having strong pro-Holocaust bonafides which are so multifarious that they are easy to Google (as Andrew Joyce has collected here). Because if he had’nt negated this, and had been truly thought of propagandistically as another Hitler, no question the world would throw in with Ukraine and the war would be over in five minutes. So perhaps Putin was laying the groundwork of his Ukrainian invasion, by his pro-Holocaust veer, which Andrew Joyce notes had the feeling of being hastily slapped together.

    In summary, if you’re Putin, and you are asked about the Holocaust, the response may well be, “what’s not to like?”. Of course you may say that there’s plenty not to like because it’s the entire fulcrum of power of a foreign nation bent on destroying you and every other nation. But when that power is tilted at your enemy enemy and you have a plan for dealing with it if it’s ever tilted against you, it still makes sense from a realpolitik point of view to say “faster, harder!”.

    I apologize if these thoughts are already contained in other comments or in Dr. Joyce’s original article. This is more an exercise in stating in my own words what the takeaway is, because I was at first very blackpilled by this article.

    • Tim Folke
      Tim Folke says:

      I empathize with your comments, including being ‘black pilled’.

      But it is a little early to throw Putin and Russia under the bus. Remember, they are very good chess players.

      One of Resident Biden’s tactics was to crush the ruble with sanctions. But Putin & Co. foresaw this and now the ruble is stronger than before the USSA’s sanctions.

    • rek
      rek says:

      Stop banging your head. If a major world leader is constantly whining about the holocaust and shilling for Jews, it means they’re controlled by Jews. That simple. End of story. Russia, a country that suffered an actual genocide under the tyranny of Bolshevik Jews, does not in any benefit from promoting the holocaust lie. Only Jews do.

  11. Crush Limbraw
    Crush Limbraw says:

    One of my major disappointments on life came not too long ago – you cannot persuade most people with reason and logic because they don’t think in those terms – https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2022/03/rhetoric-dialecticand-reality.html?m=0 – so maybe Putin understands that fact and is using it to appeal to the masses whose concept of Holocaust is the popular view even though its fundamental facts are wanting.
    Remember – when faced with a choice – always print the legend, not the fact!

    • moneytalks
      moneytalks says:

      …” you cannot persuade most people with reason and logic because they don’t think in those terms “…

      Exactly . The psychological comforts of feminist emotionalism ( sponsored by the jewmasterss global oligarchs of the financial City of London/Satan , The Queen Liz of the Brits Commonwealth , and The crypto-jewish Vatican ) are the three major agencies that have sponsored women to surreptitiously acquire vicarious control of the Westernworld political apparati . World histories clearly indicate that feminine rule does not usually last very long because of the persistent lack of valid logical rationales for the ineluctable and typically inherent myopia of feminine emotionalism .

      White racial cultures around the world will accordingly suffer various degrees of economic collapse as fundamentally illogical feminist political controls eventually recede as White men , if there are enough whom survive the genocide against them , begin to reverse the abandonment of their natural political obligations and re-assume their political duties and begin , hopefully with much more real political intelligence than they presently have , to rebuild after the political calamities subside .

  12. ariadna
    ariadna says:

    Thank you for illuminating an obscure part of the puzzle that dumbfounds many of us.
    I had thought that the most important factor in Putin’s clinging to the holo narrative was mostly in the past: the fact that the Soviet Union actively participated in its creation and that any close look at the Red Army’s actions in Europe would inevitably risk showing its war crimes. The Red Army is an object of veneration in Russia, it cannot be touched without lethal political consequences.
    This analysis adds the forward-looking motivation for Putin: trying to secure Israel and jewish power’s support.

  13. Christopher Caudill
    Christopher Caudill says:

    “Russians, for the entirety of their history, have understood government to be a sacrosanct value, as a repository for spiritual meaning. For centuries it was the realm of Russian Orthodox ideals, and in the 20th century it was the global communism idea. But in all circumstances, Russia has always conceived of itself as a government endowed with higher meaning and purpose. It has a specific Russian purpose, which sets it apart from neighboring governments.” – Alexander Dugin.
    If he is right, and if Putin is above all else a Russian nationalist, Putin is “riding” the Holocaust narrative to strengthen Russia’s moral “soft power.” Ultimately, in Russia, Jews are unable to engage in the crypsis stategies that have been so wildly successful in the West. The harder Jewish propaganda plays up the Holocaust narrative, the stronger Putin’s Russian nationalist narrative becomes (in the WWII victim business, Russia wins). Whereas in the West, Jewish propaganda has greatly weakened the inner confidence of European peoples. Putin has praised the Tsarist minister Stolypin many times – the minister who hanged many revolutionaries (not enough though) who were disproportionately Jewish; and he was killed in 1911 by the Jewish double agent Bogrov. Will this strategy work long term? When Putin is no longer on the scene, what then?

  14. True Love Wars
    True Love Wars says:

    “Have you no pity for us? We are all human beings!”,

    the Jews harass us without any shame. They are decomposing our societies and in all seriousness expect “love” in return! Jewish impudence (chuzpah) is boundless.

    We have pity on all white people whom you have plundered for decades without opposition. We don’t hate you, but if you’re all about you, then we’re all about us.

    Since you are not a race, you are not able to recognize your corruption as such. I think it’s better you get out of here! And this time we mean it!

    For centuries you have been given space that was never yours, we take it away from you and give it back to our children, that is, to what you want to destroy!

  15. Gnome Chompsky
    Gnome Chompsky says:

    Many good points, Dr. Joyce, and well put, but the ruling polity of the Ukraine is heavily Jewish, installed by U.S.A. State Department jews and Mossad collobaration.
    It seems to be common knowledge that the snipers heating the Maidan protests past the level that U.S. Dept. of State Jews had pushed it to were mainly Israelis.

    You are making many valid points, Stalin tried to remove the parasites, the Doctor’s plot was likely real, he was dead as a result, none of the Jewish medical assassins had any later trouble.
    After the death or, more likely, assassination of Stalin, Jews began manoeuvering again, by 1991, with their co-ethnics in NY and Israel, they wanted violent revenge for having briefly placed in the place natural to their level, i.e., mediocre at best.

  16. Pierre Simon
    Pierre Simon says:

    Putin and Israel are strongly linked by two lies: the Holocaust and the Great Patriotic War. Denying one would lead to denying the other. It’s as simple as that. Putin has unified the country with this national fiction, he can’t back out, same for Israel and the Jews in general, inn the case of the Holocaust. So two liars work hand in hand to keep the myths going. It’s a matter of life and death for both of them. The best book on the myth of the Great Patriotic War is Stalin’s War 1941-1945 by German orthodox historian Joachim Hoffmann, Castle Hill Publishers, 1999. You have to trust this book because in Germany you cannot publish rubbish on WW2. The book has to be overseen by a judge before it is published. In short, the Russians did not want to fight the Germans, they hated the Bolsheviks who had been terrorizing them for years. They had to be incited to fight by terror and propaganda. A huge bulk of the army surrendered and many fought with the Germans. They were not protecting the motherland, Stalin was about to invade Eastern Europe, Hitler’s attack was preemptive. By the way, in December 1944, two months before Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviets, Ilya Ehrenburg, mentioned above, wrote in one of his many articles that 6 million Jews had died in gas chambers. It’s all in Hoffmann’s book.

  17. David Westerlund
    David Westerlund says:

    Putin’s Russia wins, White’s lose and joos win.
    Zalanskyy’s Ukraine wins, White’s lose and joos win.
    As in the Rorschach test, the joo psychiatrist giving the test wins.

  18. Italo Vernazza
    Italo Vernazza says:

    Challenging the “official” “Truth” on this specific matter would be tantamount of doing away with the “Great Patriotic War” Myth.
    In admitting to the heirs of the victims of yet another prepared aggression westwards – a war which was to prove itself extremely costly in terms of Russian (as well as quite a sizeable amount of other Soviet subjects) blood on the socially as well as economically highly successful Germanic states finally unified by the talent of Hitler into a Greater Germany HAD to be done by Stalin in order to divert the attention of the rest of the Planet on the failure of the Soviet-led economy as well as on the Holodomor tragedy… President Putin would be litterally sawing off the basis of his own throne.

  19. charles frey
    charles frey says:

    If I, or anyone, were to apply my dictum DISREGARD NARRATIVES — ANALYZE FACTS, to this treatise, we would leave none the wiser.

    Putin visited Netanyahu, and, OF COURSE had this or that favorable comment or understanding of the Holocaust.

    The lengthily cited Weiss-Wendt has an arm-long record of Jewish studies, associations with them, their committees, commissions, and was/is their beneficiary of dozens of scholarships, research grants, etc.

    The ADL exhorts Jews of all stripes to keep the memory of the world’s singular genocide alive. [ Here and there, profitably so. ]

    Others, cited here, are always looking for new topics to demonstrate to their anxious publishers, that they are still with it. Like news anchors using identically phrased, ” news breaking ” talking points.

    When the word Holocaust is mentioned, what, 52 times in a lengthy tract, one would be obliged to deem that quantity as simple Marketing 101. While its projection onto a major beloved and hated world figure serves a certain purpose.

    Some time ago, I posted a video here, of then ADL Director Abe Foxman in formal consultation with a Ukrainian Minister, in Kief. Each side accompanied by a retinue of ca eight persons, including F’s wife.

    One component of their discussions hinged on the Ukrainians’ referral to its Holodomor: with its inevitable implications of its documented perpetrators.

    I well remember F’s admonishing tone, when he told his opposite, ” that it will serve neither side to compare the Holocaust with the Holodomor ! ”

    The Ukrainian Minister gave his reply merely by the expression on his face. Changed into words, it would have approximated: “Yes, I know, you’re returning to Washington via NYC, where you will have time to visit Wall Street, the IMF, and the World Bank with its direct line to The Bank of International Settlements, before you catch your connecting flights ! ”

    I am less than convinced, that Putin has that particular OBSSESSION. As an avid student of history he is most certainly cognizant of the fact, that a couple of millions of Russians died fighting for Hitler, in the hope of future self determination, AGAINST Judeo-Bolshevism.

    Best not to get me into Eden’s and Churchill’s perfidious, unmanly OPERATION KEELHAUL.

  20. Sergio
    Sergio says:

    I am Russian. Very interesting to read comments of sofa theoretic’s and big divan scholars on Russian affairs and the matter of things in Russia. A lot of fantasia. But the main Devil in this World we define the same. And the Satan moved to USA and took power there now. Exactly.

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      Since we are synchronized on the omnipresence of Satan, why don’t you educate us about our fantasia.
      We’re all ears ! Davai !

    • jimmie moglia
      jimmie moglia says:

      I certainly qualify as a ‘divan scholar’ of Russian affairs. Actually my divan is anything but big and among scholars I pass for a “rude mechanical who works for bread upon the Athenian walls.” (That is from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”). Though by training I have a PhD in Electronic Engneering. Nevertheless I have known Russia in my youth and can consider myself reasonably well read in Russian literature. Besides, in my current life as video-producer, I have produced a series of 5 videos on the Life of Stalin and 6 on the History of Ukraine, all of which are viewable and downloadable ffrom my site — yourdailyshakespeare.com — I am keenly interested in corresponding with a Russian national who can give me his/her views, perceptions and assessment of life in current Russia which I genuinely value. If you or a friend of yours are interested please let me know. My email jimmie.moglia@gmail.com . Cheers, Jimmie

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