kvs wrote:The Germans, Brits and Americans helped foist the Bolsheviks into power since they wanted to break up the Russian Empire (for obvious reasons of gain).
And the Bolsheviks transformed a shattered Russian Empire into a victorious, powerful Soviet Union which before 1939 managed to hold most of the Imperial territories, managed to salvaged the lost territories after 1945, and today despite the dissolution of the USSR, the Russian Federation still retains most of the land and still is the biggest country in the world.
And the dissolution of the USSR in fact had nothing to do with communism, if you understand the nature behind this.
Your argument that "the Bolsheviks break Russia up" have no merit, because they did the exactly opposite.
But "the Bolsheviks break the capitalist, imperialist, Tsarist, royalist Russia up" then, yes, it is correct. And it is the good thing, I see no need for existence of an oppressive Russia which only care about the ruling class at the expense of the majority.
"Motherland of the working class" is completely different from "Motherland of the bourgeioise class", although many people criminally and purposely describe these two as the same thing.
It is the Tsarist Russia who caused the rift between Russian and minorities. Do you honestly believe that Imperial Russia expanded and ruled peacefully and bloodlessly ? And it is the Tsarist Russia accelerated its doom by throwing its people into a devastating war which they were repeatedly beaten by Germany.
And yet they blamed everything to the communists. The very old formula: everything in the world is the fault of the communists.
And it was the Tsarist White Army teamed up with foreign powers to back stab their own fellows, they aimed to restore their former privileges at the expense of the Motherland and their people. And again, they blamed everything on the communists.
Prior 1917 Russia was simply a marginal power which was never treated as equal by the West and it was one of the most backward economy amongst the big powers. Only under the Soviet Union it transformed into a superpower, who instills nightmare to its enemies and who is the pride of the bullied people, even till today when it was long deceased, the legacy is still on.
And yet the so-called Russian "nationalists" still blame everything on the communists, although the power and wealth they enjoy is inherited from the Soviet Union.
Nationalists are in fact amongst the worst backstabber in this world, and they usually tend to blame the communists for their own fault although it is the communists who have to fix these mess.