The Soviet Union after World War II
|Motto||Workers of the world, unite!|
|Formation||30 December 1922|
|Extinction||26 December 1991|
|Interest of||Bilderberg/1991, Bilderberg/1992, Bilderberg/1993, William Colby, Arnold Horelick, Annie Kriegel, Ernst Kux, Wolfgang Leonhard, Jacques Lévesque, Philip Mosely, Raymond Rocca, Leonard Schapiro, Helene Carrere d'Encausse|
|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.  The separate Soviet Republics gradually became independent, meaning that the successor nation state, Russia is somewhat smaller in size.
|The Soviet Economy, Explained - Asianometry|
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. In 1922, the Soviet Union implemented significant monetary reforms, which included a plan to "abolish money" as part of their broader economic and political agenda. The country attempted to abolish private banking, in summary, the monetary reforms in the Soviet Union in 1922 aimed to stabilize the economy and reduce the role of money in favor of planned distribution and barter. The ultimate goal of abolishing money was rooted in communist ideology but was not fully realized, as the Soviet government later shifted to a more market-oriented approach with the New Economic Policy.
Vladimir Lenin brought back forced labor of political prisoners in labor camps from 1918, 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..
Events carried out
|Holodomor||According to many countries the Holodomor was a genocide|
|Shelling of Mainila||A false flag used to launch the Winter War.|
|2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine/Preparation||“Russia behind the Headlines has published an interview with Gorbachev, who was Soviet president during the discussions and treaty negotiations concerning German reunification. The interviewer asked why Gorbachev did not “insist that the promises made to you [Gorbachev]—particularly U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s promise that NATO would not expand into the East—be legally encoded?” Gorbachev replied: “The topic of ‘NATO expansion’ was not discussed at all, and it wasn’t brought up in those years. … Another issue we brought up was discussed: making sure that NATO’s military structures would not advance and that additional armed forces would not be deployed on the territory of the then-GDR after German reunification. Baker’s statement was made in that context… Everything that could have been and needed to be done to solidify that political obligation was done. And fulfilled.” Gorbachev continued that “The agreement on a final settlement with Germany said that no new military structures would be created in the eastern part of the country; no additional troops would be deployed; no weapons of mass destruction would be placed there. It has been obeyed all these years.” To be sure, the former Soviet president criticized NATO enlargement and called it a violation of the spirit of the assurances given Moscow in 1990, but he made clear there was no promise regarding broader enlargement.”||Brookings Institution|
|Madeleine Albright||“President Clinton and I first met Putin before that
when he was kind of acting president at, this was an APEC meeting in New Zealand, and at that stage Putin was trying to be very ingratiating and trying to make new friends - he was still cold - and the issue about him is he is very smart and in these meetings.
He did not have talking points and he took notes himself. He also is somebody I have to describe this because, they actually did kind of a jazz concert for President Clinton and President Clinton's driving around and Putin was sitting there like this..no rhythm whatsoever.. and and (sic), but the thing that is interesting is how smart he really is and directed he was.
The thing that I speak to more is something that happened before, that in 91 when the Soviet Union had fallen apart I was running a think-tank and I was asked to participate in a big survey of all of Europe after the end of the Cold War, and we had questionnaires and focus groups and things like that, and the focus group I'll never forget, is one outside of Moscow where this man stands up and says "I'm so embarrassed we used to be a superpower and now we're Bangladesh with missiles". And what I think happened I write it not so easy not so difficult to really deduce this, is Putin identified himself with that person who felt that the dignity and the grandeur of Russia had been lost and he has is bound anddetermined to restore that in every single way.”
|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|
|NATO||“Russia behind the Headlines has published an interview with Gorbachev, who was Soviet president during the discussions and treaty negotiations concerning German reunification. The interviewer asked why Gorbachev did not “insist that the promises made to you [Gorbachev]—particularly U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s promise that NATO would not expand into the East—be legally encoded?” Gorbachev replied: “The topic of ‘NATO expansion’ was not discussed at all, and it wasn’t brought up in those years. … Another issue we brought up was discussed: making sure that NATO’s military structures would not advance and that additional armed forces would not be deployed on the territory of the then-GDR after German reunification. Baker’s statement was made in that context… Everything that could have been and needed to be done to solidify that political obligation was done. And fulfilled.” Gorbachev continued that “The agreement on a final settlement with Germany said that no new military structures would be created in the eastern part of the country; no additional troops would be deployed; no weapons of mass destruction would be placed there. It has been obeyed all these years.” To be sure, the former Soviet president criticized NATO enlargement and called it a violation of the spirit of the assurances given Moscow in 1990, but he made clear there was no promise regarding broader enlargement.”||Brookings Institution|
|Yuri Nosenko||“The highlight of the event came when we entered an auditorium and saw a man onstage wearing a wig, a fake beard and mustache, and makeup designed to alter the angles of his face — either for his own protection or to heighten the Reagan-era theatrics, we couldn’t be sure. He was introduced as Yuri Nosenko, a defector from the KGB. Nosenko proceeded to regale us with tales of the wicked and bellicose Soviet Union, whose details coincidentally matched almost every talking point in the latest edition of Soviet Military Power. This was exciting stuff. For the better part of a week, we had been the recipients of dull presentations from DIA staff. Now we were listening to an actual acolyte of evil, whose indictment included not only the military elite but also the common people, and we soaked it up.|
Nosenko, in other words, had been dead wrong....I should have been even more skeptical about my own government’s motivations for showcasing Nosenko.”
|Korean Air Lines Flight 007||1983 plane shootdown that killed Larry McDonald, who was interested in investigating the Trilateral Commission.|
Groups Headquartered Here
Citizens of Soviet Union on Wikispooks
|Yuri Andropov||15 June 1914||9 February 1984|
|Mikhail Barsukov||8 November 1947|
|Lavrenty Beria||29 March 1899||23 December 1953|
|Peter Deriabin||1921||20 August 1992||KGB officer who defected to the United States in 1954.|
|Oleg Gordievsky||10 October 1938||KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the British MI6 from 1974 to 1985.|
|Nikita Khrushchev||15 April 1894||11 September 1971|
|Victor Kravchenko||1 October 1905||25 February 1966|
|Vladimir Kuzichkin||1947||Soviet KGB officer who defected to the Tehran Station of the British secret intelligence service in 1982.|
|Alexander Litvinenko||30 August 1962||23 November 2006||An exiled Russian spook turned whistleblower who died of polonium poisoning in London.|
|Stanislav Lunev||1946||The highest-ranking GRU officer to defect from Russia to the United States.|
|Oleg Lyalin||24 June 1937||12 February 1995||Soviet agent who defected from the KGB.|
|Vladimir Pasechnik||12 October 1937||15 November 2001||Senior Soviet biologist and maker of biological weapons who defected to the United Kingdom in 1989. May have been killed by British deep state in 2001.|
|Boris Georgiyevich Rotov||15 October 1929||5 September 1978||Ordained in 1960 at the age of 31, the youngest bishop in the Christian world. Russian Orthodox metropolitan of Leningrad until his sudden death at age 48 after drinking a cup of coffee at the Vatican.|
|Arkady Shevchenko||11 October 1930||28 February 1998||Soviet diplomat, the highest-ranking Soviet official to defect to the West.|
|Josef Stalin||18 December 1878||5 March 1953|
|Viktor Suvorov||20 April 1947||Former Soviet GRU officer who is the author of non-fiction books about World War II, the GRU and the Soviet Army, as well as fictional books about the same and related subjects.|
|Ingrid Rimland Zundel||22 May 1936||12 October 2017|
Events Participated in
|1980s Afghan war||24 December 1979||15 February 1989||Afghanistan||Another episode of the Soviet Union and US imploding a third world country from inside by fuelling a civil war with weapon smuggling. Afghanistan has yet to recover.|
|Whiskey on the Rocks||Sweden|
|Soviet submarine that ran aground on the south coast of Sweden in 1981|
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