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.
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.
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.|
|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|
|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
|Mikhail Barsukov||8 November 1947|
|Lavrenty Beria||29 March 1899||23 December 1953|
|Nikita Khrushchev||15 April 1894||11 September 1971|
|Alexander Litvinenko||30 August 1962||23 November 2006||An exiled Russian spook turned whistleblower who died of polonium poisoning in London.|
|Arkady Shevchenko||11 October 1930||28 February 1998|
|Josef Stalin||18 December 1878||5 March 1953|
|Ingrid Rimland Zundel||22 May 1936||12 October 2017|
Event Participated in
|Whiskey on the Rocks||Karlskrona|
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