In a related article, Tablet mag asks Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism?
We are approaching the most monstrous of centenaries. A hundred years ago next week, the Bolsheviks, then a little-known sect, seized power in Petrograd. As revolutions go, it was a tawdry business. The social-democratic government that had taken over from the tsar eight months earlier was in no position to put up a fight. Its leader, Alexander Kerensky, had already fled the city in a Renault borrowed from the American embassy.
Later Soviet iconographers made a great deal of the storming of the Winter Palace, where what was left of Kerensky’s government was holed up, but contemporary accounts tell a less heroic story. Here, for example, is the British military attaché, General Knox: “The garrison of the Winter Palace had dwindled owing to desertions, for there were no provisions and it had been practically starved for two days. No one had any stomach for fighting.”
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Russia crime war infowar
Russia (RU) is estimated to have a population of 146.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.