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Letter: Sheer stupidity and naiveté

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

March 3 marks the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty, ending Russia’s participation in The Great War (World War I) with Germany. The treaty, signed by Lenin, was referred to as “the treaty of shame” because of the humiliating conditions for Russia.

Lenin’s Bolshevik regime turned over to Germany 34 percent of the Russian population, 32 percent of Russian farmland, 34 percent of Russian industrial plants, 89 percent of coal mines and most of its oil and cotton. Germany gained Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Finland. (The Armistice of November 1918 annulled the treaty.)

All because Lenin and his Bolsheviks had to make the revolution. As Lenin said, “at the moment there is nothing more important in the world than our revolution.”

It was a savage process and the end result was a transformed society which executed, imprisoned and exiled all “enemies of the people,” members of the a...

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