The Soviet Story - 30 Languages - 2 Disc Set (NTSC & PAL)
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The romantic leanings of too many in the West, then as now, always seem to pit early Communism against Nazism....one being good and idealistic, and the other being pure evil. This DVD demonstrates like no other film, that nothing could be further from the truth...for Nazism and Communism, aside from occasional distrust, from the beginning, were bound together with bonds of friendship, affection, and cooperation. That alliance ceased when Hitler broke his written pact with Stalin in their common plans for dividing a post war Europe....as had ALREADY been achieved with their joint invasion of Poland. It's often portrayed that it was Hitler who began WW II. True, as far as it goes...But the full truth is that, in fact, it was both Hitler and Stalin who planned and executed the 1939 attack on Poland.
In addition, this DVD is an excellent antidote in smashing the illusions of all too many North American liberals, and Euro and South American leftists...who still believe that somehow...it was only Stalin who abandoned the "ideals" of Communism....to become one of the two bloodiest murders of the 20th century.Read more ›
One critique I might have is when they go into Trotsky's murder they should tell you that he set up Lennin's secret policde and did mor than a little murder himself. He was no marter.
Soviet Story acts as an effective corrective to the popular notion that the Communist experiment only turned horrific when Stalin ascended to power. The film documents orders mandating mass executions, estimated in the tens of millions, originating with the father of the revolution, Lenin.
Still, it is devilishly difficult to outdo Stalin's sheer capacity for terror. The heart of Soviet Story explores the close ideological similarities and barbaric collusion between the Soviet Socialists of Stalin and the National Socialists of Hitler. There is an eerie sequence juxtaposing thematically similar propaganda posters from both regimes, side-by-side on-screen. Even more damning are the documents Snore uncovers establishing close links between the SS and the Soviet NKVD (the precursor to the KGD), discussing among other issues, the "Jewish Question." Indeed, Soviet Story is most illuminating when discussing the ways in which the more advanced Soviet killing machine served as the inspiration and model for the Holocaust.
Snore has produced a chilling indictment of the Soviet experience with Socialism.Read more ›
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Accurate in its reporting but nothing new. Is anyone surprised the Soviets murdered so many? Surely something other than just the basic facts could have been presented.Published 1 month ago by Greg
This is an excellent documentary on the savagery of the Soviet system under Lenin and Stalin. Contrary to the propaganda of the Left, this system did not foster the humanitarian... Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Rosati
It's good but it's a persuasive doc more than informative. Especially at then end when the director says there is an apparent love of Marx in Europe as a whole.Published 5 months ago by Peter McDaniel
It's OK. From my point of view as an American and with Eastern European grandparents, this isn't anything new. These atrocities did occur and should not be forgotten. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Got2bfree
A hard dvd to watch. A bit of history that, even though I thought that I've had good history teachers, even in college, I never knew before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DoninWV
the stalinist regime fell in 1991. It started its death rattle thirty years prior after the cuban missile crisis. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William Blake