Is the Bolshevik Design Dead?
Recorded on February 4, 2009
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
In The Chief Culprit, best-selling author Viktor
Suvorov probes newly released Soviet documents and reevaluates
existing historical material to analyze Stalin's strategic design
to conquer Europe and the reasons behind his controversial support
of Nazi Germany. Suvorov argues that Stalin's strategy was
based on Lenin's belief that if World War I did not ignite the
worldwide Communist revolution, a second world war would be
needed. The Chief Culprit exposes Stalin as a
dictator consumed by visions of a worldwide revolution at any cost,
including the wooing of Hitler and Germany. Although he did
not spark a revolution, says Suvorov, Stalin achieved key
objectives such as establishing Communist regimes in Eastern
Europe, China, and North Korea.
In his lecture, Viktor Suvorov will discuss whether Russian
prime minister Vladimir Putin - a former KGB colonel - is pursuing
a "non-revolutionary" version of Stalin's grand design with his
sale of weapons to North Korea and Iran and his use of Russia's oil
and natural gas reserves to influence and intimidate nations in the
"near abroad" as well as Europe.