Russian ambassador to Poland: Bolsheviks won because the people supported them

17.08.2020, Warsaw.

Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev explained the Bolsheviks’ victory in the Civil War of 1917-1922 in an interview with the Rzeczpospolita newspaper on August 16.

Answering the journalist’s question whether the hypothetical union of the Polish Army and the White Army could prevent the creation of the Soviet Union, if Denikin allowed Józef Piłsudski to cross the Curzon line, the diplomat replied: “I think that the outcome of the Civil War in Russia would still have been in favor of the Reds.”

“The Bolsheviks won because the vast majority of the Russian people supported them. And foreign intervention in the war on the side of the White Guard only increased hostility towards them within the country,” Andreyev concluded.

In 1919, General Denikin held constantly talks with Piłsudski, as he was fully convinced that the alliance between White Guard and Polish Army would have allowed defeating the Red Army. Nevertheless, the territorial concessions that Poland demanded were unacceptable for the White general.

However, even if the White Guard had made these concessions, it would have been difficult to predict the behavior of the Polish side. Denikin himself in his essay Who saved the Soviet power from death wrote about the “treacherous” policy of Piłsudski in autumn, who, bargaining with the White command for the territory of Ukraine, at the same time secretly concluded an agreement on non-aggression with the Soviet power.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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