Hypothetical gold and currency funds of the CPSU, supposedly disappeared after the collapse of the Soviet Union, have not yet been found. Let’s say right away, it will be about a completely different “gold”, which also mysteriously disappeared ... It's about people, members of one of the largest party in the world.
It is known that the strength of the Communist Party of the USSR throughout almost its entire stories only increased - until 1989 inclusively. By the mid-1980s, the CPSU was the second largest political organization in the world (second only to the party in the PRC). It must be emphasized that almost all officers of our army and fleet were communists and Komsomol members.
By 1990, the number of the CPSU was more than 19 million people, that is, approximately every 15th resident of the USSR was a communist (for 293 million people).
This is just about those who “spent their lives in battle, who defended a great idea”, about our communists, many of whom became former and who are many in the new party in power, directly in the ranks of the government.
It is no secret that this was not hidden anywhere, including by the president himself, that he was a member of the CPSU, a KGB colonel.
What makes up the foundation of our government, the foundation of famous people in power?
Here is just a small list of those who are now in sight, in the power of capitalist Russia, and for whom faith in communism, as it turns out, has been replaced by faith in capitalism.
Our two first persons in the Russian Federation.
1. President Vladimir Putin has been a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 1975.
2. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin: accessible sources indicate only that he worked as a secretary of the Komsomol committee (it is understood that he was a member of the CPSU).
Matvienko: member of the CPSU since 1972.
Naryshkin: member of the CPSU since 1976.
Medvedev: member of the CPSU since 1986
Shoigu: member of the CPSU since 1979.
Lavrov: member of the CPSU since 1972.
Sobyanin: member of the CPSU since 1986.
Bortnikov: member of the CPSU since 1975.
Seagull: member of the CPSU since 1976.
Sechin: member of the CPSU since 1990.
Chubais: member of the CPSU since 1980.
Siluanov: member of the CPSU since 1989.
Volodin: member of the CPSU since 1985.
Surkov: member of the CPSU since 1985.
Golikova: member of the CPSU since 1986.
Zorkin: member of the CPSU since 1970.
Our first president of Russia, comrade Mr. Yeltsin Boris Nikolaevich, was also a member of the CPSU (since 1961). He not only defiantly left the party, but even banned the CPSU in 1991, the party was considered illegal for about a year.
How did white turn black and black white? And the main, albeit rhetorical question: can communists be former at all, if they were real communists, can a great idea die, to which a communist should be betrayed for life?
In fact, no one was forced to join the party under torture, this was a voluntary affair, the choice was deliberate. So where did the millions of “builders of communism” go, how did they suddenly become different? Or not suddenly?
Nobody pulled publicly burning party cards under torture.
There is such a thing - a renegade. Literally a renegade (lat. Renegatus, from renego - “I renounce”) - a person who has transferred from one religion to another; figuratively, this is a person who has betrayed his convictions and transferred to the camp of opponents, becoming an apostate, a traitor.
Yesterday, man was a faithful Leninist, he was for the Soviet Union, for partnership, collectivism, and today he is already for individualism, for a consumer society, private property, capitalism ...
What, socialism was utopia, idle chatter? No, it was socialism that allowed the USSR to become a nuclear power (after 27 years) and a cosmic superpower (another 8 years later), completely eliminating illiteracy, technological backwardness and dependence, and creating a new pole of power on the planet. The Soviet Union is no more. But on March 17, 1991, an All-Union referendum was held, which raised the question of preserving the Soviet Union. The people voted in favor (from a minimum of 70,2% in the Ukrainian SSR to 97,9% in the Turkmen SSR). Those who voted in favor were stupid, did not understand the delights of capitalism?
Our current president once said: “He who does not regret the collapse of the USSR has no heart. And the one who wants to restore it in its previous form does not have a head. ” By the way, Vladimir Vladimirovich also declared the impossibility of the revival of socialism in Russia, highlighting only “sociality” in capitalism. This is interesting both in terms of building a kind of “social capitalism”, and about the “head”.
I really want to understand such metamorphoses, in the end, this directly affects every citizen of the Russian Federation, especially when “sociality” is manifested in raising the retirement age, in reductions and “optimizations” of various areas of our lives. Moreover, modern Russia is notable for one of the highest taxes in the world “on the poor”, with at the same time the most sparing taxation “for the rich” (otherwise, they say, they will go into the shadows). Maybe all “sociality” here is only for the rich, and is there really “no head” for those who recall social security in the USSR, want to revive it?
I would like to understand where so many former "communists" come from and where many ordinary people have longing for the USSR. What could be the reason?
One of Lenin's latest works, “Better Less, Better” (March 1923), was dedicated to staff selection: quality is more important than a large number.
“Cadres decide everything!” (I.V. Stalin). It is quite possible to correlate with the theme of the quality of morality and devotion to ideas, reliability. It must be understood that the “extensive building of communism”, where they hoped to replace quality with numbers, to buy devotion to the idea with separate special rations, was the cause of the collapse.
Naturally, it was not without the influence of the West, which excelled in advertising and propaganda.
Everything has a beginning and an end, and perhaps it was necessary to go through what the peoples of the former Soviet Union went through. In any case, world capitalism has cast off its sheep's skins, has shown its true identity.
The same Gorbachev was deceived, outplayed by political cheaters of the West, who have no equal in hypocrisy, hypocrisy and duplicity. What was worth, for example, their word not to expand NATO east? Hope for peaceful coexistence with the West, cooperation turned out to be an illusion. Our politicians trusted the antipode of the Soviet system, the mortal enemy, who, pretending to be a fighter for democracy, saw the Russians and the Soviet people in general only as servants, and the country as a dependent raw materials appendage.
Having believed the advertising gloss of the West, many ordinary people also wanted to taste the forbidden fruit. As a result, what the Junkers did not do, the Sneakers did. The Soviet Union fell, fell "formidable in battles without drawing swords, squad." But now there is something to compare.
As has been said more than once, after the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no former world. In essence, capitalism itself has already become a planetary virus, devouring resources and corrupting society. For the sake of preserving power and profits, capitalism is ready for any, most heinous crimes. Will humanity be able to continue living under the morale of consumers and the cult of money, hope for a bright future? ..
Such conclusions suggest themselves. It’s also very interesting to know how many true communists remain ...