May 15th, 2012


about scott

Получил большое удовольствие от схватки двух йокодзун.

Одно небольшое замечание
Ю. ЛАТЫНИНА - Владимир, можно я процитирую. Дело не в том, что Сталин готовился к войне. А к какой войне он готовился. С 27-го года вся территория России была превращена в ГУЛАГ или фабрику по производству оружия. Я цитирую американца Джона Скотта, который жил на промышленных стройках Урала. Эта книга выпущена в Стокгольме в 44-м году. «Советский Союз с 33-го года находился в состоянии войны и его народ исходил потом, кровью и слезами. Людей ранило и убивало, женщины и дети замерзали, миллионы умерли от голода, тысячи попали под военные суды, и были расстреляны в боевом походе за коллективизацию, индустриализацию. В течение всех тридцатых годов русский народ вел войну — промышленную войну»

Юлия Леонидовна надыбала цитату, по всей видимости, в одном из сборников "Правда Виктора Суворова", других источников вдохновения она не признает.
На самом деле, книга Скотта "Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel" вышла в 1942г. в бостонском издательстве Houghton Mifflin и в контексте процитированный отрывок звучит так:
In 1940, Winston Churchill told the British people that they could expect nothing but blood, sweat, and tears. The country was at war. The British people did not like it, but most of them accepted it.
Ever since 1931 or thereabouts the Soviet Union has been at war, and the people have been sweating, shedding blood and tears. People were wounded and killed, women and children froze to death, millions starved, thousands were court-martialed and shot in the campaigns of collectivization and industrialization. I would wager that Russia's battle of ferrous metallurgy alone involved more casualties than the battle of the Marne. All during the thirties the Russian people were at war.
It did not take me long to realize that they ate black bread principally because there was no other to be had, wore rags because they could not be replaced.
In Magnitogorsk I was precipitated into a battle. I was deployed on the iron and steel front. Tens of thousands of people were enduring the most intense hardships in order to build blast furnaces, and many of them did it willingly, with boundless enthusiasm, which infected me from the day of my arrival.

Если же ознакомиться, к примеру, с рецензией:
In "Behind the Urals" by John Scott, we behold a young American who spent five years, 1932 to 1937, as electric welder, foreman, and chemist on Russia's economic front, helping to build Magnitogorsk from scratch. One gets here a personal experience of the titanic plan of rapid industrialization, the intense hardships and the endurance in the battle for iron and steel. Mr. Scott describes a people forced to do things in a hurry, to plan on a large scale, to organize and run industries with untrained, inexperienced executives, and he records that it was natural to find side by side with boundless enthusiasm and hard work much confusion and disorder, and even sabotage by men hostile to the Soviet power. Mr. Scott gives credit to the driving force of Stalin, without whom "the job would not have been done." Stalin, he says, was one of the few men who realized how necessary it was for Russia to equip itself and dedicate itself to complete industrialization. Stalin warned the nation, in 1931, to make itself strong within ten years or run the risk of being overwhelmed by states with a superior technology. And the job was done; but, says Scott, the western nations have erred in refusing to concede the possibility "that Russia has produced anything . . . except chaos, suffering, and disorder."
то выяснится, что автор вообще несколько о другом писал.

Кстати, есть подозрения, что этот самый Джон Скотт был советским агентом. После войны он возглавлял берлинский офис "Тайм". Вероятно, он же написал в 1948г. отчет "Soviet Emigreеs in Western Europe and the Cold War" с упоминанием Сабик-Вогулова, который мне пока, к сожалению, не удалось найти.