Soviet Union

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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (orthographic projection).svg
The Soviet Union after World War II
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
AbbreviationUSSR
MottoWorkers of the world, unite!
Formation30 December 1922
Extinction26 December 1991
HeadquartersMoscow
LeaderSoviet Union/Premier
Typenation state
Interest ofBilderberg/1991, Bilderberg/1992, Bilderberg/1993, Arnold Horelick, Annie Kriegel, Ernst Kux, Wolfgang Leonhard, Philip Mosely, Raymond Rocca, Leonard Schapiro, Antony Sutton, Helene Carrere d'Encausse
SubpageSoviet Union/Premier
An union of Russian-backed states led by communists. After a civil war it became the largest country and fastest-growing economy of the 1900s, and superpower from the 1940s. Its 1-century history is full of mass starvation, Jewish influence, targeting by Bilderberg, proxy-wars, and a lasting communist and cultural mark (including on other countries). Its role in saving Western Europe from Nazi Germany is often downplayed. Dissolved in 1991 into Russia and 15 other states.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated to USSR or the Soviet Union, was a nominally socialist nation state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991 with Moscow as its capital. [1] The separate Soviet Republics gradually became independent, meaning that the successor nation state, Russia is somewhat smaller in size.

Official narratives

There are two official narratives of the Soviet Union.

  • One is its own, as the working class' own state and model society for a future world revolution. The narrative crumbled on its own as the government failed to live up to these stated ideals, with the large-scale repression under Stalin in the 1930s and 40s, and its failure to create sufficient economic growth from the late 1960s.
  • The other one is the Western narrative, of 70 years of uninterrupted terror and dysfunction. This is covered extensively on Wikispooks, as many of the people and groups of the Cold War were occupied, often covertly, in promoting this narrative.

These two narratives tend to obscure another aspect of the country, its normalcy, especially after 1953. Just as in the West, people went about with ordinary lives, concerned about everyday life, getting good grades, regular careers, a better apartment, holidays, a new consumer item.

In addition, the Union started from a lower economic base and received a large setback when it suffered enormous loss of life and productive capacity in World War 2. Unlike its Western opponents, it could not piggyback on the resources from the entire third world.

Official concerns

Stalin era

Labor Camps

Vladimir Lenin brought back forced labor of political prisoners in labor camps from 1918[2][3], the "Main Directorate of Camps" internationally now known as "Gulag" became a system extensively utilized by the Soviet Union, the Gulags soon became a useful tool in provoking and conditioning outrage against the Soviet government. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and his 1973 book The Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Literary Investigation became the first widely spread book by western Cold War front for its "insights" into the system of these secret sites, which caused it to be picked up by the public, becoming a widely used tool in propaganda by Shin Bet and the US TV well into the 2000s.[4][5].


 

Events carried out

EventDescription
HolodomorAccording to many countries the Holodomor was a genocide
Shelling of MainilaA false flag used to launch the Winter War.

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteDate
Eastern Europe“The great risk is that of explosion. Prediction is notoriously difficult, and in Eastern Europe more than anywhere. But on a sober assessment one can see a serious possibility of some kind of an explosion of popular discontent in four out of the six East European states over the next few years: Romania, Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. (Some analysts would add the GDR). No one can predict what course such an explosion would take, nor how the Soviet Union would react to it. A direct military intervention could spell the end of 'perestroika' not just in the country concerned but in the Soviet Union itself.”1989

 

Event

EventDescription
Korean Air Lines Flight 0071983 plane shootdown that killed Larry McDonald, who was interested in investigating the Trilateral Commission.

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered Here
NKVD
Warsaw Pact

 

Citizens of Soviet Union on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Mikhail Barsukov8 November 1947
Lavrenty Beria29 March 189923 December 1953
Nikita Khrushchev15 April 189411 September 1971
Alexander Litvinenko30 August 196223 November 2006An exiled Russian spook turned whistleblower who died of polonium poisoning in London.
Arkady Shevchenko11 October 193028 February 1998
Josef Stalin18 December 18785 March 1953
Ingrid Rimland Zundel22 May 193612 October 2017
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References

  1. Bridget O'Laughlin (1975) Marxist Approaches in Anthropology Annual Review of Anthropology Vol. 4: pp. 341–70 (October 1975)Error: Bad DOI specified!.
    William Roseberry (1997) Marx and Anthropology Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 26: pp. 25–46 (October 1997)Error: Bad DOI specified!
  2. http://www.bucknell.edu/x17601.xml
  3. https://www.history.com/topics/russia/gulag
  4. https://www.amazon.com/50-Politics-Classics-Freedom-Equality-ebook/dp/B00WDDQW7W
  5. http://tvkultura.ru/brand/show/brand_id/32856