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Putin Perpetuates Antisemitic Lie of First Soviet ‘Mostly Jewish’

He said the politicians on the predominantly Jewish Soviet government 'were guided by false ideological considerations and supported the arrest and repression of Jews.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin with friends.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with friends.
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There were many Jews who believed in the Bolshevik revolution until it was way too late to run away, and many of them were involved in despicable persecution of Jews. But to blame the Bolshevik takeover of Russia on the Jews is a blood libel, pure and simple.

And that’s a lot of Jewish blood Putin was libeling.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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21 Responses to “Putin Perpetuates Antisemitic Lie of First Soviet ‘Mostly Jewish’”

  1. Dvorah Bee says:

    Love it! Thank G-d my grandfather had the foresight to leave that hell hole before it got out of hand, in 1906.

  2. Dvorah Bee says:

    Love it! Thank G-d my grandfather had the foresight to leave that hell hole before it got out of hand, in 1906.

  3. Dvorah Bee says:

    Putin is quite the Jew hater isn't he?

  4. Yori Yanover says:

    What bothered me was the fact that the JTA reporter just passed on the message, unchecked. It's OK for the Russian president to be an antisemite — but a Jewish reporter?

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    Thank you for this very useful compendium of information that should be kept as a reference to debunk the "Jews were responsible for the Bolshevik revolution" canard. JTA should have done this!

    It should be noted that the one actual Jew on this list, Trotsky, had only joined the Bolsheviks shortly before the October Revolution. Trotsky has living Jewish descendents in Israel today. He also has a grandson (halachically Jewish) who is still alive, is associated with the Trotsky museum in Mexico City, and who has often spoken and written about having witnessed his grandson's assassination. He has a daughter (non-Jewish) who is now the director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse in the US.

    Two other individuals who would play major roles in the Bolshevik government are often cited as evidence for a Jewish conspiracy: Grigor Zinoviev, who was actually Jewish, and Lev Kamenev, whose father was Jewish but whose mother was Christian. However, Zinoviev and Kamenev were on the outs with Lenin as they had both publicly opposed the Bolshevik Revolution, and they had been joined by the national railroad workers union! That may explain why the People’s Commissariat for Railways position was vacant.

    Putin, while a rasha, has until now refrained from open anti-Semitism, something historically quite rare for a Russian leader. I hope that this is not a sign of a turn for the worse.

  6. Yossie Bloch says:

    He does have the Orthodox Church in his back pocket now.

  7. Putin is right. The first man that show WHO IS in Soviet Russia was Viktor Marsden, the journalist. He did it in 1919 Year.(“Jews in Russia” Victor Marsden (Formerly Russian correspondent of “The Morning Post”.).

  8. Organon Tou Ontos says:

    This writer refers solely to the Council of People's Commissars.

    That was only one organ of the Soviet government. Another high level organ of the Soviet state was the Poltiburo, which was almost 50% Jewish in 1922.

    The Central Committee, the organizing body of the Communist Party, had six (out of twelve) members that were Jewish: Zinoviev, Kamenev, Trotsky, Sverdlov, Uritsky, Sokolnikov) out of twelve members, which was therefore fifty percent of the Committee's membership (Lenin was one quarter Jewish, himself).


    It's easy to select one group and then offer a misrepresentation of statistics and demographics, which is just what this writer has done.

  9. The list of the first soviet goverment (J-means jew; JM – jew by mother):

    Председатель Совнаркома – Ульянов (Ленин – по матери Бланк) – JM.
    Нарком но делам национальностей – Джугашвили (Сталин).
    Нарком иностранных дел – Чичерин (по матери Мейендорф) -JM.
    Нарком земледелия – Прошьян.
    Нарком Армии и Флота – Бронштейн (Троцкий) – J.
    Председатель высшего экономического совета – Лурье-Ларин.
    Нарком по восстановлению – Шлихтер – J.
    Нарком госземель – Кауфман – J.
    Нарком госконтроля – Ландер – J.
    Нарком общественных работ – Шмидт – J.
    Нарком социального призрения – Лилина-Книгиссен – J.
    Нарком народного просвещения – Луначарский (Мендельштам-Байлих) – J.
    Нарком вероисповеданий – Шпицберг – J.
    Нарком общественной гигиены – Анвельт – J.
    Нарком внутренних дел – Апфельбаум (Зиновьев) – J.
    Нарком финансов – Гуковский.
    Нарком по делам печати – Володарский (Коган) – J.
    Нарком по делам выборов – Урицкий.
    Нарком юстиции – Штейнберг – J.
    Нарком по эвакуации – Шегинштейн – J.

    Any questions?

  10. Organon Tou Ontos says:

    As I posted on another article, the Council of People's Commissars was not the Soviet government in its entirety. The Politburo was almost 50% Jewish in the early 1920s, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party had 6 Jews (out of a board of 12), including Zinoviev, Kamenev, Trotsky, Sverdlov, Uritsky, and Sokolnikov. By focusing solely on the Council of People's Commissars, the above writer makes a Straw Man out of a factually-grounded claim: That Jewish influence in the Soviet state was far out of proportion to the number of Jews in the general population. Up to 50% of the members of important organs were Jews, while Jews comprised less than 1% of the entire Soviet population.

  11. Aron Bally says:

    Do not be so fussy. I am proud that so many Jews participate in this great effort to make a better world.I regret that they had not an idea how to make it and created a monster , which ate them. Jews always try to make the world better.

  12. William Sumarliðr says:

    They're already scrambling (again) to bury this rather uncomfortable fact.

  13. Organon Tou Ontos says:

    Jews, by nature, try to remake the world in ways that better suit their ethnic interests and in doing so they tear down, wreck, and deracinate.

    There's scarcely a destructive and corrosive movement or agenda that you have not precipitated and been involved in. From the Bolshevik Revolution that murdered millions of people to sexual liberation, pornography and radical immigration reform, Jews have had a baleful, ruinous influence on people of European descent.

  14. Organon Tou Ontos says:

    Jews, by nature, try to remake the world in ways that better suit their ethnic interests and in doing so they tear down, wreck, and deracinate.

    There's scarcely a destructive and corrosive movement or agenda that you have not precipitated and been involved in. From the Bolshevik Revolution that murdered millions of people to sexual liberation, pornography and radical immigration reform, Jews have had a baleful, ruinous influence on people of European descent.

  15. полную информацию о роли евреев в революции и советском правительстве можно было бы почерпнуть из двухтомной работы Александра Солженицына «Двести лет вместе», посвященной исключительно сосуществованию русского и еврейского народов с глубоко дореволюционных и до сталинских времен (что-то уж очень давно она переиздавалась, и второй ее том в интернете найти невозможно. – Прим. КМ.RU). В ней автор называет, какие еврейские фамилии следует читать за славянскими псевдонимами революционеров и советских государственных деятелей. Там же были перечислены еврейские фамилии начальников НКВД и функционеров ГУЛАГа.

  16. Этот труд страшно возмутил российскую еврейскую общественность, вставшую в позицию: «Ну и что? Это ни о чем не говорит».

  17. Вообще антисемитизм уже давно стал этаким пугалом, которое чуть что, так сразу поднимается на щит против неугодного деятеля или невыгодной ситуации. Особенно забавно выглядит то, что публично можно называть любые национальности, кроме еврейской. Стоит лишь кому-то неосторожно упомянуть мимоходом, что такой-то – еврей, как тут же поднимается вопрос: «А почему он об этом сказал? Уж не антисемит ли он?» И тут же за волосы притягиваются доказательства с разных сторон, что, таки да, антисемит чистой воды.

  18. Eric Celrosu says:

    haha, Putin KNOWS about the judaic takeover of Russia, financed by NY JJEWS Schiff and Warburg.
    Also, Encyclopedia Judaica tells the same truth.

  19. Eric Celrosu says:

    haha, Putin KNOWS about the judaic takeover of Russia, financed by NY JJEWS Schiff and Warburg.
    Also, Encyclopedia Judaica tells the same truth.

  20. Rasmus Routa says:

    Jewish ELITE, E-L-I-T-E! Has been in control of the worlds resources and money for a long time. Most of Jewish people are against those sick people, for a reason. And I don't have anything against them.

    I hope the leaders of Israel and AIPAC-jews in the USA will be tortured to death.

    All they have done, is war, brain washing, just misery. They have lied many things in history. They make our history books, even here in Finland. Every government that is not friend with them, will be destroyed. Latest example: Syria.

    How they think actually is something that only a real psychopath could do.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Let's be honest here. Jews dominated the leadership of the Cheka and other organs of the early communist regime (Zinoviev, Dzerzhinsky, Yagoda, Unszlicht, Uritsky, Volodarsky, Sverdlov, etc. to name only a few). It's nothing to be ashamed of and deny. These were individuals only and we shold not ascribe any broader ethnic-based judgments based on their personal crimes. However, let's also not deny the facts of history, that Jews clearly played a leading role in the bolshevik and communist movements.

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