Massive, never-ending denial of imperialist-directed sabotage against the Soviet Union... (2)
For the period immediately following the victorious 1917 socialist revolution in Russia, pro-imperialist historians and ideologues do not entirely deny the facts of foreign-sponsored and -instigated terror and sabotage:
“After the victorious October Socialist Revolution, British “intelligence” services were a key factor in fomenting anti-Soviet subversion, as indicated by the cases of Boris Savinkov, Sidney Reilly, Robert Bruce Lockhart and others.” (Boris Savinkov, Wikipedia) [see Post 3 of this series]
Nonetheless, this kind of important material is not widely known or publicized.
Concerning the later Soviet years, unheralded articles on this topic very occasionally appeared:
“In January 1982, President Ronald Reagan approved a CIA plan to sabotage the economy of the Soviet Union through covert transfers of technology that contained hidden malfunctions, including software that later triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian natural gas pipeline...
“Thomas C. Reed, a former Air Force secretary... writes that the pipeline explosion was just one example of 'cold-eyed economic warfare' against the Soviet Union that the CIA during the final years of the Cold War.” (“Reagan Approved Plan to Sabotage Soviets,” Washington Post, Feb. 27, 2004)
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