YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Russian Cultural Fund and the "Rossia" TV company–in association with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) Moscow office–have produced a documentary that seeks to unveil the truth about the 1917 Russian Revolution.
"Who Paid Lenin?" uses rich archival footage and rare documen’s to affirm that the success of the revolution–and subsequent Russian concessions were the result of an agreement between Germany and Lenin.
It tells of a plan offered to Lenin by Alexander Israel Helphand (Parvus)–who was the connection to Jacob Furstenberg–Germany’s immediate link to Lenin–whereby the Bolsheviks seized power.
In the film–ARF Bureau member and Armenian National Assembly vice speaker Vahan Hovhannisian speaks of the devastating consequences the Bolshevik Revolution had for the Armenia’s.
With the Bolsheviks signing the Brest-Litovsk Treaty with Germany–they pulled out of the war by making vast concessions to Germany and its allies. Namely–the Russia’s surrendered Ukraine–Finland–the Baltic provinces–the Caucasus–and Poland.
Under the treaty–Russian troops–though at the edge of victory–withdrew from Western Armenia. The Kars and Ardahan regions of Eastern Armenia were surrendered to Turkey–leaving Armenia’s open to yet another massacre by Turkey.
The 1921 Moscow and Kars treaties upheld those concessions by the Bolshevik government to Turkey.
The film also contains historic footage from the Armenian genocide.
"Who Paid Lenin?" will debut on Rossia TV on December 22 at 11:35 p.m. Moscow time.