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Lend-Lease as a slap in the face to Putin and Soviet street named after Hitler

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The Lend-Lease passed by the U.S. Congress is not only about fast weapon supplies, because now Joe Biden will not have to deal with piles of bureaucratic procedures.

This is a really strong signal, a historical reference, a f**k to"great" russia that is so proud of its victory over fascism.

  • The first signal is a key one: for the first time since 1941, a law was passed that helped Britain hold out until the U.S. joined the war and supplied the USSR with the weapons it needed to defend itself after two years of "osculating the gums" with Germany.

That is, 80 years later, the United States (the Senate — unanimously, the Congress — almost unanimously) gives a clear signal to the whole world and Vladimir Putin personally, who is the Adolf Hitler of the 21st century.

  • The second signal is a historical one: the victory over Hitler was achieved not only by the courage of the USSR soldiers, which, by the way, Winston Churchill did not belittle, although he scolded the Soviet command that sacrificed people and equipment without pity and any thoughts about saving the borrowed resource. There was also a Lend-Lease for about $11 billion.
  • The third signal is a prospective one: the United States, together with its European allies, has finally believed in the victory of Ukraine and is ready to do everything possible for it, even to "move heaven and earth". How do you like that, Vladimir Putin?

Topsy-turvy "alternative" history

The Lend-Lease Act 80 years ago made it possible to promptly arm the Soviets, who burned weapons as quickly as they do now, but at least in a defensive position.

And the British delivered humanitarian aid to the Russians during the siege in the cold winter of 1941. Clementine Churchill collected this aid throughout the war along with the Red Cross and other charitable organizations. Volunteers walking through the snow to the eastern front were dying on their way — not all of them returned home.

Did Soviet textbooks write about it and do modern Russian textbooks write about it? I highly doubt it. As well as about the fact that the "great victory" was bathed in the blood of the Poles shot by the USSR and thrown into camps back in 1939, and in the blood of the Ukrainians, some of whom were declared collaborators after the war.

For example, Oleksandr Dovzhenko in his Ukraine in Flames writes about women returning from German captivity who immediately were put on Soviet "fair" post-war trial. The same fate awaited a lot of former captured soldiers.


All these pages of history are now being pulled up, and are being pulled up not only for Ukrainians, who at one time might not have had such emphasis in school textbooks, still largely Sovietized, but also for Germany, which is stuck in its guilt before the USSR and has forgotten how it once occupied the whole of Ukraine.

Because for Germany, judging by the close embrace with the Russian energy business, Ukraine did not exist almost until February 24, 2022, or even a little longer. Interestingly, Hitler mentioned this name and knew it very well, having his own "special" plans for us.

Now the Germans are experiencing post-war guilt for the second time — this time before the Ukrainians. Good morning or something.

The Bundestag has even voted for supplying us with heavy weapons.

Amis Lend-Lease and all these revelations about the historical path of Kyiv to the "great victory" over fascism, more and more questions arise. Do not forget that the "Great Patriotic War", according to the Russians, lasted from 1941 to 1945.

"Second front now" after division of Europe


Russians very successfully forget about two years of close relations between Stalin and Hitler and a joint march across Europe or consider the Anglo-Saxons to be fakes, whom the Russians are already threatening in every possible way — from a monkey with a nuclear grenade to a Satan-2 missile. It is symbolic.

Let me quote here again an excerpt from Churchill's memoirs exactly about the Soviets in World War II:

Quote"Up until the moment when the Soviet government was attacked by Hitler, it did not seem to care about anyone but itself. The Soviets contemplated with stony equanimity the collapse of the front in France in 1940 and our futile efforts to create a front in the Balkans in 1941. The Soviets provided significant economic assistance to Nazi Germany."
Quote"Now, having become victims of deception and taken by surprise, they found themselves under the fiery German sword. The first impulse of the Soviets was — and then became their constant policy — to ask for all possible help from Great Britain and its empire, the likely division of which between Stalin and Hitler has clouded the Soviet heads for the last eight months.
Quote"The Soviets, without hesitation, began to urgently and noisily demand from a hunted and suffering Britain that it send them weapons. The Soviets spurred the United States to redirect them the maximum amount of supplies we counted on, and above all, even in the summer of 1941, they insisted aggressively on the landing of the British in Europe, despite the risks and means, in order to open a second front.
Quote"The British Communists, who before that had done the worst things they could do in our factories, albeit not by much, and had exposed the "capitalist and imperialist war", instantly changed course and began to scratch the slogan "Second Front Now!" on walls and posters.

Lend-Lease and Hitler and Ribbentrop Streets

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A short historical overview of what happened next: in 1941, Lord Beaverbrook (Minister of Supply in Churchill's war cabinet) led a British delegation to Moscow to offer all the weapons and supplies Britain could provide, including Lend-Lease from the States.

Despite the fact that the British came with an offer of help, they were received without much honor, blaming them for all the troubles. At the same time, the generals brought back an interesting anecdote from this trip, which Churchill cited in his memoirs:

Quote"One incident, which General Ismay recounted in an apocryphal and lively form, may be allowed to smooth my account. His orderly, a marine, was shown the sights of Moscow by an Intourist guide. "Here," the Russian said, " is the Eden Hotel, formerly the Ribbentrop Hotel. Here is Churchill Street, formerly Hitler Street. Here is Beaverbrook Station, formerly Göring Station. Comrade, would you like a cigarette? The infantryman replied: "Thank you, comrade, formerly bastard!"

Following negotiations, the delegates signed a protocol with the Soviets. It determined that supplies from Britain and the United States could be available to Russia between October 1941 and June 1942.

The transportation and unloading of all weapons in the USSR the Soviets shifted onto the USA and Britain.

Well, history repeats itself and turns to the bloody regime of Putin not with the most pleasant side for it. No matter what they feed the population of Moscowia about this Americans’ decision, the Western world begins to catch up with the British in learning the lessons of World War II. Ukrainians can only believe in victory, because now our allies have finally believed in it.

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