The Soviet Story

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“The Soviet Story” is a unique first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials reveal shocking details. “The Soviet Story” was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. Material for the documentary was collected by the author, Edvins Snore, for more than 10 years. As a result, “The Soviet Story” presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first-hand knowledge of it.

The Soviet Story, 7.2 out of 10 based on 34 ratings

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  • http://www.facebook.com/andrewzebulon Zeb Gockenbach

    This would be awesome If I spoke russian…

  • fuckgreece

    this got to be the fucking dumbest documentary. The Soviet Union suffered a loss of over 3 million soldiers while fighting the Nazies a loss sever times higher than any other nation in the word which were in the few hundred thousands. ” how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust.” haaaaaaa hilarious thats why the Russians took in so many Jews. 

    • Malco76

      Agree, that Soviet Union suffered great losses. But does it proof anything? Both Stalin and Hitler were evil. But only Hitler is the bad guy in popular history. Maybe just becouse Stalin won in the end… I still can’t belive that so many people in Rossia admires Stalin. He killed so many of inoccient Russian citizens.

      • Russki

         No one in Russia admires Stalin, you can be sure of that. 

        Although I am not Putin’s greatest fan right now he did say one smart thing “Whoever doesn’t miss the Soviet Union has no heart, whoever wants it back has no brains”… Russians that grew up in Soviet Union times had the opportunity to experience something that was much greater than themselves.  It’s not possible to tell over a hundred million people that they were all wrong because ultimately theyre not.  Their truth remains with them and your remains with you.Let’s hope that your truth is not solely based on this blatant propaganda that doesn’t come close to try to give an unbiased view on the topic.  Read books and once you have read enough to formulate your own opinion, read some more. 

        • Peter

          Can you pleas support your point of view whit links or at least the names of the books, how can you be shore your not mislead..

      • fuckgreece

        Who hasnt killed innocent people? The Americans? who since the 1920s have started conflicts all over the world killing millions Not to mention Hiroshima and Nagasaki whipping out hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in a day. The British? who at one point controlled 75% of the world. The French? or the German Nazis? Stalin was no Lenin who loved his people and tried to help them but he was better than fucking Kurshov and the rest who came after him.

        • Malco76

          I’m really sorry to read your reply. I will give you a little hint, which maybe help you to understand my point of view. Stalin was the mass murder for his own citizens. Don’t you see the difference?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kris-Smith/100000135417264 Kris Smith

          We Americans are certainly not ones to jump for joy over Hiroshima and Nagasakki, but less people died as a result of those bombings than as a result of Lenin’s starving genocide. Remember, the film points out that in a single year, Lenin’s genocide exterminated 7 million Ukranians, as opposed to 300,000 who died in said U.S. bombings in Japan. Now I won’t say that we Americans are innocent of genocide because we are guilty; the American Indians come to mind.

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  • HenryMan

    Twisted facts, single point of view and wonderful way to paint the history into black and white, good and evil. It got to be better documenteries out there.  

  • anticommunist

    fuck soviets, worse than nazis

  • Bill

    Please stop reposting this bullshitomentary…Most people have already seen it, thought it was crap, forgot about it… Don’t have to keep reminding us of its existence. 

  • Ekf1

    THIS IS STUPID PROPAGANDA. Of course there where people killed during the revolution. It was a civil war!!! People die during civil war so all this crap about them killing innocent people is just wrong!

    • Ade

      The argument the guy was making was that the policy was eradicating intellectuals and anybody who might be opposition, not just the obvious enemy.

  • Ade

    One of the more honest docs I’ve seen for a long time.

  • joe

    socialism is a great thing, this film makes it look as if socialism = to totalitarian or authoritarian regime, which it doesn’t have to.

    What stalin did was disturbing and i hope there is hell for someone like him.

    But this doesn’t mean that we have to reject everything that is socialized like they do in america  

  • Mattacraven

    Terrible documentary. It does not take a vast amount of knowledge about the deaths caused by Stalin to know that 7 million dead in Ukraine is a vastly inflated and false number. I am not pro-socialist, but I have read much of the communist manifesto and am pretty sure you would have to twist and manipulate some quotes to think Marx promoted genocide. This is one-sided propaganda, not an investigative documentary.

  • Joe

    one should not be so stupid when he is making propaganda.

  • Vince

    Neither the Irish famine, the wiping out of the Tasmanians, the genocide against the Armenians and the, completely sidelined by history and hollywood, genocide of the Californian Indians were the results of socialism. Strict non-interference in market freedom was the ethos which allowed the first and without going into the reasons for the others the fact is they happened. When any system allows inhumaneness then the benefits of the system have been sacrificed to the theory.

  • Joe

    u r very right vince. But he has actually employed one basic concept for his propaganda documentary. If the fundamental rules of systems are similar then they will lead to similar results.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kris-Smith/100000135417264 Kris Smith

    Looks great. I wish the Russian audio came with subs or interpreters, but I think you can still get the overall gist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511520877 Damaris Lara

    This is propaganda

  • jon

    ow sh!t, wont let me watch the documentary, but i bet its all true what they’re saying based on what everyone here is replying about.
    after all, communism was much worse then fascism, it is like a disease that spreads and starts wars (Vietnam, Korea). don’t tell me that what im saying is bull shit, my mom and dad (and everyone before them) experienced this and has a much stronger opinion then any amateur historian here.

  • Latvian

    in what way this is propaganda? I know dozens of people whose parents or grandparents had been sent to Siberia and stayed there just because they weren’t allowed to come back.. My grandmothers father was one of them,, They only came back in 1991 or so.. You dont even know half of the monstrosities they done to the people over ”The Iron curtain”.. killings of the intelligent people all over Baltics after the war.. They killed everyone who might endanger the Communism

  • B. Cole

    Amongst German historians, the idea that the Sovietunion was somehow the “forethinker” of the holocaust is thoroughly discredited and anyone who puts these ideas forward may win some popularity with the public – which is eager for anyone telling them that Nazism and Holocaust wasn’t really a “German thing” – but he’ll discredit himself amongst any serious scientists.

    The persecution of intellectuels, during which a lot of antisemitic stereotypes were used, despicable as it was, was no holocaust. It wasn’t an organized extermination campaign, it was a wave of paranoia within the communist leadership.
    The gulag system was no organized extermination campaign either. It was harsh, the conditions were brutal and the death of inmates was accepted – but it was by no means mandatory. The Soviet Union pursued a rapid modernization campaign and sacrificed millions to catch up wth the industrial developement of the west. Sad is this is, but that actually enabled it to win the war against Germany.
    Germany, which fought the war on the east – and that is undisputable fact if you take a look at the strategic discussions within Wehrmacht and Nazi leadership – with the intent of exterminating the largest part of the people living there and enslaving the remaining people under the yoke of Germans to be settled there.

  • Michela

    It’s very interesting… but I haven’t understood what some interviewed people were saying, ’cause I don’t speak Russian. What a pity!

  • Brad Buckley

    As leftists such as Noam Chomsky have shown, the Fascist and Leninist “communism” evolved from the same Hegelian corporate entities. Indeed, so has the modern capitalist corporation. It is time for a hard hitting movie (more so than Oliver Stone’s “Untold History”) to tell the collaboration between Western powers such as the UK and USA with ruthless totalitarians – including the Nazis before the war. Since the war, as James A. Luca wrote in “Deaths In Other Nations Since WW2 Due To US Interventions” “the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world.” Preceding the war the figures are much greater when founding fathers were as dismisal of Native Americans as Marx was of Scots, and blood was spilled in the name of freedom in the Philippines and other client states.