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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part X

“If a tree falls in the forest and no person is there to witness it, then it didn’t actually fall.” Bishop Berkeley “If the tree falls and somebody is there to witness it, but that person is later liquidated, then … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part IX

O Fortunavelut lunastatu variabilis,semper crescisaut decrescis;vita detestabilisnunc obduratet tunc curatludo mentis aciem,egestatem,potestatemdissolvit ut glaciem. [from Carmina Burana] Dear Readers: Continuing with the Voroshilov/Tukh catfight, based on this Russian documentary film. Where we left off: We saw the Wheel of Fortune … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part VIII

Dear Readers: Where we left off in our recap of this documentary film: We saw Tukhachevsky make a (principled) power-play against his boss, Klim Voroshilov. If this were the modern era, it would have been an email flame-war; back in … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part VI

Dear Readers: Continuing to recap this movie about Voroshilov vs Tukhachevsky. But first some possible errata from yesterday’s post. I had the “brown-haired historian” (real name = Ilya Ratkovsky) saying something like 120,000 Red Army soldiers were taken prisoner by … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part V

The noble BrutusHath told you Caesar was ambitious:If it were so, it was a grievous fault… (Shakespeare) Dear Readers: The Old World Order does not care for actual Revolutions. I mean, real ones. Ones that overturn the social order and … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part IV

Dear Readers: Where we left off, this movie took an interesting turn, discussing the fashion statements of Russian revolutionaries. Military commanders of the Civil War had to look a certain part, with the tunic and belt, the pointy helmet, leather … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my recap of this historical documentary, we left off around 8:30 minutes in. Narkom Voroshilov had an inferiority complex and was bothered by his second-in-command Tukhachevsky’s passive-aggressive attitude, which conveyed a silent contempt for his boss. Considering … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with my recap of this rather interesting short documentary made by the Russian Central Television channel. Apparently it was part of a series which aired a couple of years ago, in the format of X vs Z. … Continue reading

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Voroshilov versus Tukhachevsky – Part I

Dear Readers: Tis an easy segue from the Kirov Assassination back to Tukhachevsky. When I was researching my series of posts on the Tukhachevsky trial and on the life of General Uborevich, I came upon this documentary film from Russian … Continue reading

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Tukhachevsky Trial Part XI: The Final Verdict

Dear Readers: It is time to finish this series and move on to other things. As promised, I will continue to read through the transcript in my spare time — all the monotony of same charges against Uborevich, Kork, etc., … Continue reading

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