It was Ernst Röhm who introduced Adolph Hitler to General Erich Ludendorff, victor of the Battle of Tannenberg, fought by the Russian Second Army against the German Eighth Army between August 26th and 30th, 1914. (Background: Brownshirts Embarrass Ukraine, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 26, 2014.)
In remembrance of the Battle of Tannenberg, this August, on its 100-year anniversary, a new edition of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn’s historical novel, August 1914, is to be released. In the novel, the unprepared Russian army’s failures mirror those of the Tsarist regime, according to a pre-release summary at amazon.com.
In June 1978, Solzhenitsyn (image at top) gave a commencement address at Harvard, “A World Split Apart.” It is now called an “infamous address.” Solzhenitsyn made an effort in that speech “to separate the necessary and salutary defense of the spiritual traditions and free political institutions of the West from the ‘anthropocentric humanism’ of the most radical (and self-conscious) currents of the Enlightenment…” 
“Every ancient and deeply rooted self-contained culture, especially if it is spread over a wide part of the earth’s surface, constitutes a self-contained world, full of riddles and surprises to Western thinking,” stated Solzhenitsyn. 
“For one thousand years Russia belonged to such a category, although Western thinking systematically committed the mistake of denying its special character and therefore never understood it…” 
In other words, Solzhenitsyn was saying “Russia is Russia. Russia is not the United States.”
A little over 10 years after his “infamous address” at Harvard, Solzhenitsyn wrote a defense of Russian czarist rule. This reportedly was an extract from Solzhenitsyn’s “Red Wheel” cycle, a cycle of novels retelling and exploring the passing of Imperial Russia and the birth-pangs of the Soviet Union. Solzhenitsyn was “a professed monarchist,” according to Reuters. 
The Russian Orthodox Church intertwined with the power of the Tsars. Then came 1917. The Bolshevik takeover was planned, orchestrated and financed by Western meddlers. Most of this meddling originated from England and the United States. The center for this outside interference was a secret society created by Cecil Rhodes. Their aim was to control the world through central banks (and now IMF loans). In England, this group was called the Round Table; the Round Table in the United States became known as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 
Once the Bolsheviks had overthrown the monarchy, its intertwined Russian Orthodox Church was persecuted by the Communists. Russia, from about 1917 to 1991, suffered a case of arrested development. But then, with the collapse of Communism in Russia, that land awoke as if from a coma. The natural tendency of this patient was to begin again from where it had left off, with the return of a semi-Tsar (Vladimir Putin) and renewed reverence for the Russian Church. And that is the right thing for this patient.
But remember what Alexander Solzhenitsyn tried to tell the West: Russia is a self-contained world, full of riddles and surprises to Western thinking. Russia is Russia. Nonetheless, Western meddlers have unwisely pushed to hurry Russia along, ignoring nature’s best prescription: time. Russia was traumatized by Western meddlers in 1917. Now these same meddlers again want to dictate to Russia.
The prognosis for Russia is good. She will not be fooled again as she was in 1917. The prognosis for the all-devouring Round Table indebtedness scheme, however, is not so good. This Western creature needs to keep swallowing up other nations or else it will begin to devour itself.
So the situation is desperate: on the one hand, the Western creature must keep devouring at all costs; on the other hand, Russia will steadfastly resist the creature. Which brings us to August 2014 and the hundred year anniversary of the Battle of Tannenberg.
——- Sources ——-
 “The wheel turns”, by Daniel J. Mahoney. http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/wheelturns-mahoney-2929
 “A World Split Apart — Commencement Address Delivered At Harvard University, June 8, 1978”, by Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn. http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/SolzhenitsynHarvard.php
 “A Defense of Czarist Rule : Moscow Publishes Solzhenitsyn Extract”, Reuters, September 20, 1989
 The Creature From Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin. Westlake Village, CA: American Media, 1999