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Special invitation to Stalin's funeral

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Special invitation to Stalin's funeral

Prelude



Nikita Khrushchev, who after the death of Stalin was rather unexpectedly elected first secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, almost immediately fell under the suspicion of his foreign comrades-in-arms. And not only because of Stalin's strange death, but also due to the fact that at his suggestion the body of the leader was replaced, which was somehow hastily put into Lenin's mausoleum.

Having debunked the personality cult, as it seemed to him - once and for all, Khrushchev in the end could not stand it. On November 11, 1960, at an international meeting of communist parties in Moscow, he very recklessly declared:

Do you still need this dead nag? We will send you this sarcophagus in a special carriage. "

The new Soviet leader, who launched a campaign to debunk the personality cult, did not hide his irritation with official criticism of his anti-Stalinist hysteria. As you know, quite a few people participated in the campaign to defend Stalin - the Communist Parties of the PRC, DPRK, Albania, Romania and 15 more developing and capitalist countries.

The Eastern European satellites of the then Kremlin elite, fearing the consequences, preferred to remain silent. But the delegations of the PRC and Albania immediately left this meeting. Almost a year later, on the night of November 1, 1961, Stalin's body was prudently reburied at the Kremlin wall.


But even then there were those who plucked up the courage to express their doubts: what if foreign comrades would certify the forgery right in the mausoleum?

Treason, cowardice and forgery


Among these brave ones was Haji Leshi (1913–1998) - one of the leaders of socialist Albania, the closest associate of the “Albanian Stalin” Enver Hoxha. He recalled that only:

“Brezhnev interrupted Khrushchev's anti-Stalinist hysteria, but did not condemn his lies about Stalin and the blasphemy over his ashes. This was prevented by the Khrushchevites in the Soviet Politburo, Tito, and the pro-Khrushchev leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries.

Brezhnev also feared the reaction of the West, not counting the restoration of relations with China and Albania more important than cooperation with the West. Only in 1970 was a bust installed on Stalin's grave, which we and the leadership of the PRC had long demanded.

But the Brezhnevites did not remind the bust of the Generalissimo, choosing the option of a bust without the Generalissimo's shoulder straps, and even made of a cheap stone. And the Kremlin rejected requests from the PRC Embassy in Moscow to lay wreaths to this bust with the participation of our delegation, fearing a resonance among the Soviet communists.

Haji Leshi was the head of Sigurimi and the Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania in the 50s. From 1953 to 1982 headed the National Assembly (parliament) of the country. In 1996 he was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was soon released.

Bury with dignity


Since May 1961, Beijing and Tirana have repeatedly received proposals to Moscow about a worthy funeral for the leader of the peoples. Among other things, the following sounded:

"We are even ready to buy the Stalinist sarcophagus for installation in the Sino-Albanian mausoleum in Beijing."

Finally, in June 1963, in an official letter from the Central Committee of the CPC to the leadership of the CPSU, which was also published in China, comrades from the Middle Kingdom decided to explicitly declare the secret cremation of Stalin's body. The Albanian leadership openly declared the same at the same time. And Moscow never responded to accusations of a monstrous forgery ...

Another characteristic stroke in this regard: Mao Zedong, who visited Moscow in November 1957, was barely persuaded (in front of the mausoleum itself) to visit it: he walked through the sarcophagi of Lenin and Stalin at a fast pace - almost in one minute. And without looking at these sarcophagi ...


A wreath from the CPC-PRC with the inscription “I.V. Stalin "Soviet newsreels in 1957 defiantly did not show.

Mao clearly knew that Stalin's mausoleum was "removed" (or even not put there) and what was then done with his ashes. Therefore, he did not come to the funeral events in Moscow in the first decade of March 1953. Just as the leaders of the DPRK, North Vietnam, Albania - Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh and Enver Hoxha ("The posthumous fate of Stalin").

Not just a version


It seems that the Sino-Albanian version of Stalin's substitution was justified. This is indirectly confirmed by the recently uploaded two-hour documentary "State Funeral" (2019) in full on YouTube.

Compiled by director Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine) from photographs and films of the KGB of the USSR, the Union republics and some foreign embassies, which are “closed” to the public. We are talking about farewell to Stalin and his funeral (March 6-9, 1953).


State funeral movie poster (2019)

Everything shown in this film confirms the version not only and not so much about the physical elimination of Stalin by his “associates”. But also that both they and their subordinates, even in public, barely concealed their "deep satisfaction" with such a successful operation. And also that in the Stalinist sarcophagus there could well be a dummy double.

The Spanish historian Cesar Cervera leads to the same version in a recent publication in the popular Madrid weekly ABC. In an issue of March 5, 2018, Servers quoted the then US Ambassador to the USSR, George Kennan:

“... The agony lasted for several days. Death occurred on March 5, 1953: this is the official version. However, there is still an assumption that Stalin could have been killed. Fear and hatred for the aged tyrant in his environment were so strong that it seemed that the air around him was saturated with them.

Stalin's inner circle was frightened by the new massive purges of their ranks.

... When the dictator was found on the floor in the room, Lavrenty Beria was the first to come to the rescue. However, he was very unhurried.

... The doctors were still trying to do something when Khrushchev came up and said: “Listen, drop this, please. The man has died. "

Inheritance and heirs


But the division of power, according to the testimony of this impartial contemporary, took place in advance:

“... An hour and a half before Stalin's death, at 20:40, a meeting of the plenum of the Central Committee, the Council of Ministers and the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR took place. Everyone was in such a hurry to bury Stalin and appoint a successor to him that they did not even wait for the leader to die. "

As for the relevant evidence in the aforementioned film, there is plenty of it ("Farewell to Stalin").

In the early morning of March 6, those who brought the sarcophagus to the Hall of Columns and opened it to start parting, according to the testimony of a few contemporaries, were with calm, serene faces, with a kind of "relieved" gaze.

Those who were then in the building of the former Noble Assembly, drew attention to the strangely proud appearance of Beria, Khrushchev, Malenkov and other "associates" during the farewell ceremony. Nothing changed when the carriage with the sarcophagus proceeded to the Mausoleum.


In the photo - Bulganin, Voroshilov, Vasily Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Beria, Malenkov.

Yes, the Kremlin elite had enough trouble in those days. And with downcast eyes, as can be seen in the footage of the chronicle, there were only PRC Premier Zhou Enlai, Molotov and Vasily Stalin.

Svetlana Alliluyeva's aloof look is also noteworthy in the same place: she does not look at the sarcophagus, but, as it were, “surveys” the situation around.

Keep your distance


It is also characteristic that the sarcophagus was installed under guard 20 meters (!) From the stream of parting fellow citizens and citizens of other countries. Moreover, in a dense ring of wreaths and flowers. And the funeral guard of political figures of the USSR and abroad was determined 15 meters from the sarcophagus.

And on March 8, the security noticeably accelerated the pace of the flow of farewells: this was the order of the government commission. The fact that some people fell right at the entrance to the building and the Column Hall itself was not taken into account. They immediately lifted, removed ...


Many enterprises and institutions, the Central Committee of the Communist Parties of the Union republics, the authorities of the socialist countries and foreign embassies asked to extend the farewell ceremony until March 11 inclusive, but the timing of its completion in the Kremlin did not change: until 8:30 am on March 9.

That is, someone clearly took care that the parting citizens did not "sharpen" their eyes on the appearance of Stalin in the sarcophagus. To end the ceremony as soon as possible is, of course, cynical, but how practical.

Revising the chronicle


Attention is drawn to the footage of the arrival of foreign delegations in Moscow. All of them, including those not from socialist countries, with a mournful expression on their faces - even representatives of the "restored" Yugoslavian Embassy in the USSR since March 8, 1953. But the Soviet greeters busily shake hands with the newcomers and almost smile.

Today we cannot fail to note the inclusion in the guard of honor at the sarcophagus (March 8) of the Minister of Defense of Poland, Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Romania, Colonel Nicolae Ceausescu, head of the Spanish Communist Party Dolores Ibarruri, Premier of the State Council of the PRC Zhou Enlai. They modestly and sadly lowered their gazes, they did not look at the sarcophagus at all.

On the podium of the mausoleum, all the "comrades-in-arms", excluding Molotov, look over the people on Red Square with inspiration. Their mourning speeches sound with a touch of invigorating optimism.

The heads of foreign delegations personify grief, and the head of Poland, Boleslaw Bierut (who will be poisoned in Moscow after the XNUMXth Congress of the CPSU), as well as Zhou Enlai and D. Ibarruri gaze intently at the sarcophagus in front of the mausoleum.

"Comrades" are asked to remain silent


Documents show that the three asked the Soviet government commission for their brief speeches from the rostrum of the mausoleum. However, Khrushchev and the hardened apparatchik Malenkov persuaded foreign associates to give up this: they say, they already delayed the farewell and the funeral ...

The procedure for introducing the sarcophagus into the mausoleum was no less remarkable: judging by the personnel, the heads of some foreign delegations were suddenly dismissed from it. But Zhou Enlai was able to "break through" to the sarcophagus and, together with his "associates" and the military, brought it into the mausoleum.


In a word, too much allows today to doubt the natural nonviolent death of the "leader" and "teacher". And most likely in the replacement of his body soon after his death.

However, very few had the courage to figure it out. Nevertheless, Beijing in 1963, and soon Tirana, together with a number of foreign pro-Stalinist communist parties, not without good reason accused Moscow of forgery.

And without any Kremlin denials.

Pass or countermark?



Such blanks of passes (see photo) (over 30 thousand copies in total) began to be printed, as is evident from the documents of the First Model Printing House, starting from February 27, 1953. Although the official version of the Kremlin said that Stalin had a stroke on the night of March 2, 1953. Moreover, the Soviet media published this version only on March 4 ...

It is significant that it was on March 1, 1953 that Radio Osvobozhdenie, which in 1959 began to be called Radio Liberty, first went on the air and ... then it announced that

"Stalin is dying, if not already dead."

These facts themselves confirm (albeit indirectly) that the elimination of Stalin, who was only 73 years old, was most likely violent. And the prophecy of an ordinary Soviet citizen of March 7, 1953 is very characteristic:

“... Semiletov I.Ya., a beekeeper from Tbilisi, during the mourning for Stalin said:“ The mourning flags were hung out “to close our eyes” to what happened and what will happen. He said that "comrades-in-arms will share portfolios for a long time," and now life in the USSR "will go towards the restoration of capitalism" ("From the supervisory proceedings of the Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Court of the USSR in cases of anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda: March 4-15, 1953" , GA RF.F. P-8131.Op. 31.D. 40806).
State funeral Farewell to Stalin, dir. Sergey Loznitsa
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  1. apro
    apro 15 December 2020 05: 00
    +2
    The murder of the IVS Stalin put an end to the building of communism in the USSR.
    And the era of timelessness began ...
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      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 15 December 2020 07: 37
        0
        Special invitation to Stalin's funeral

        Not invited to the funeral... Those who remember come ...
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 15 December 2020 08: 01
          +3
          Quote: Insurgent
          They are not invited to the funeral. Those who remember come ...




          Colored video filmed from the U.S. Embassy by U.S. Army Major Martin Manhof

          1. depressant
            depressant 15 December 2020 09: 10
            +8
            Colleague Insurgent, thanks for the video!
            I'm interested in something else. Why such a focus on the figure of Joseph Vissarionovich in recent years? One article after another.
            It seems that this is a response to an attempt to combine the rather ordinary personality of the person who now rules us and announced that he is building state capitalism with the personality of the great Stalin. And then completely replace in the minds of people the image of Stalin with a "great" self, striving for unlimited power.
            It won't work that way.
            The mirrored era dictates its own laws. Stalin needed serious power powers and discriminatory measures for the accelerated development of the country, for its survival. Now the ruling person needs them to bring Russia into a state of a feudal-slave-owning system and, as a result, to ensure their own safety and the security of the attached clan in the face of widespread discrimination of the population.
            People understand everything.
            1. 210ox
              210ox 15 December 2020 09: 30
              +6
              I wonder if our descendants will remember about our present ones in seventy years ... Hardly. Well, maybe we are now about the time of troubles, Boris Godunov .. It was once. But about Stalin at all times they will speak with love.
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              2. Egoza
                Egoza 15 December 2020 14: 24
                +4
                Quote: 210ox
                But about Stalin at all times they will speak with love.

                Yes! We just need to transfer our knowledge, feelings and understanding to the younger generation. Otherwise there will be "masters" and those eager to cover everything up with a black koasca.
              3. BAI
                BAI 15 December 2020 15: 13
                +3
                I wonder if our descendants will remember in seventy years about our present ...

                Well, they remember:
                - Who is L.I. Brezhnev?
                - Small politician of the era of Alla Pugacheva.
                1. not main
                  not main 16 December 2020 00: 05
                  0
                  Quote: BAI
                  I wonder if our descendants will remember in seventy years about our present ...

                  Well, they remember:
                  - Who is L.I. Brezhnev?
                  - Small politician of the era of Alla Pugacheva.

                  Good anecdote from the late 70s! And now, how do you assess the activities of Leonid Ilyich?
              4. depressant
                depressant 28 February 2021 21: 19
                0
                Colleague, you won't believe it! The ringing of your bell just now reached me - can you imagine? wassat
                And now I have to answer you, but I don't know what - mysticism! ))))))))) today - February 28, 2021!
              5. Igor Polovodov
                Igor Polovodov 9 March 2021 13: 51
                0
                as in a joke about Brezhnev - Small politician, in the time of Alla Pugacheva ...
            2. neri73-r
              neri73-r 15 December 2020 12: 04
              +4
              and now life in the USSR "will go towards the restoration of capitalism" ("From the supervisory proceedings of the Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Court of the USSR in cases of anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda: March 4 - 15, 1953", State Archive of the Russian Federation. F. R-8131. Op. . 31. D. 40806).

              A simple beekeeper, and looked how far! Prophetically.
            3. vladcub
              vladcub 15 December 2020 12: 26
              +9
              Lyudmila Yakovlevna, there is nothing surprising about the fact that they began to mention Stalin more often: all people of our age realized that with the death of Stalin, the era of development was completed. Then a gradual decline began and eventually the collapse of the Union.
              When we recall the era of Stalin and compare it with today, the result is more than verbose
            4. Pravodel
              Pravodel 15 December 2020 14: 38
              0
              this is a response to an attempt to reconcile a rather ordinary human personality

              Dear, Lyudmila Yakovlevna, forgive me, for the frankness, but this is not an attempt or rigging, and even more so, not torture, but a return to the truth, which only creates a country, society, personality, etc. -your choice.
              Stalin before his death said that a lot of lies and crap would be poured on him - Stalin, but the truth would still prevail and make its way. So there is a gradual return to the truth. May God grant that this process develops faster, and we finally could see what shit the crap and liberals have plunged us into ... you are in the late 80s - early 90s. Although, this is already clear. Greater anger, dirty tricks, horrors than libaras ... you, Russia, for all the time of its existence, no one has brought. The invasion of the Mongols into Russia can be compared with the harm of the liberals ... but, thanks to the Lord, Russia coped with this. Cope with the legacy of liberast..ov. Faster all this would be ...
              So it turns out that the liberals who came to rule in the USSR after Stalin's death, the liberals who ruled in the 90s, have to be constantly compared with Stalin in order to understand where, into what shit they all led the country ...
              But, thank God, Russia is rising, rising and finally throwing off the remnants of liberal rule ...
            5. aybolyt678
              aybolyt678 15 December 2020 20: 44
              +1
              Quote: depressant
              Why such a focus on the figure of Joseph Vissarionovich recently? One article after another.

              This article says a lot about the replacement of the leader's body, but it does not say why the replacement was needed. It's simple, the presence of poison in the tissues.
            6. Mother Theresa
              Mother Theresa 28 February 2021 20: 51
              +1
              I am writing from hearsay. The top manager came and walked through the production, looked at the reports, even talked with the team. And then behind closed doors he said "Stalin is not on them, before they were happy to buy a stool, but here the parking lot is small in front of the enterprise, the salary is small, they forgot how they worked for the cards. We will put everyone in the stall soon."
          2. Imobile
            Imobile 15 December 2020 14: 15
            -6
            Watch The Death of Stalin. A cult film, the atmosphere of the time when they did not believe that he was dead. It's a pity they weren't allowed to show in our country.
            [media = https: //ok.ru/video/1911743515260]
            1. 210ox
              210ox 15 December 2020 20: 02
              +1
              About the "cult" .... They forgot to put a comic smiley. Guano, shot in a cheap fashion.
        2. Aviator_
          Aviator_ 15 December 2020 09: 05
          +6
          They are not invited to the funeral. Those who remember come ...

          Not that level. By the way, until now, despite numerous rumors about those killed in the stampede during the farewell, the numbers have not yet been announced. Why?
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 December 2020 09: 09
        +4
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        With the death of I.V. Stalin ended the era of creation and gradually came the era of consumerism ...

        The era of the Russian Renaissance ended, the era of the Ozetites began, which turned the country into a capitalist state.
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 15 December 2020 09: 18
      +3
      Quote: apro
      The murder of the IVS Stalin put an end to the building of communism in the USSR.
      And the era of timelessness began ...

      Spitsyn did not find evidence of Stalin's murder, I trust this historian. Another thing is that when he felt bad, no one helped him .. this of course can be attributed to murder ..
      In general, the orgy began with this near Khrushch.
      1. apro
        apro 15 December 2020 09: 26
        +2
        Quote: Svarog
        Spitsyn did not find evidence of Stalin's murder, I trust this historian

        This was not only done by Spitsin, a very specific character.
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 15 December 2020 09: 33
          +2
          Quote: apro
          Quote: Svarog
          Spitsyn did not find evidence of Stalin's murder, I trust this historian

          This was not only done by Spitsin, a very specific character.

          Spitsyn is a historian, a man with leftist views. What is its specificity in your opinion? And who do you rely on, tell me the last name, I will study him too. The history, especially of that period, is very interesting.
          1. apro
            apro 15 December 2020 09: 42
            0
            Quote: Svarog
            Spitsyn is a historian, a man with leftist views.

            This is alarming.
            Yu Zhukov. Although the recommendations here are not entirely appropriate. It is necessary to look at the situation a little more broadly. Taking into account the economy too.
      2. aybolyt678
        aybolyt678 15 December 2020 20: 52
        +1
        Quote: Svarog
        Spitsyn found no evidence of Stalin's murder

        Starikov asks why Churchill received the Order of the Garter a month after Stalin's death? it would be more logical to give it to him after World War II, or after the Fulton speech ....? He considers this an indirect sign that has a connection. And I agree with that somewhere. No wonder all this talk about body replacement? After all, you can analyze tissues for poisons. Traditionally for the British, these are mercury compounds, they act slowly, they kill reliably
  2. Far B
    Far B 15 December 2020 05: 05
    +19
    Conspiracy on the march. Why replace the body? Even if Stalin was killed. Then the "substitution" for several years lay in the Mausoleum for everyone to see? And why then the "snag" was buried secretly at night? No, you can suck a lot of versions from your finger, besides, different ones. But somehow it’s painfully strained.
    And the version of a violent death, to be honest, raises doubts. Stalin after a stroke was (not the first), he suffered it on his feet. I wanted to step aside myself - but my comrades dissuaded me. Then to bang on the sly? It is clear that the leader, even after retiring from business, will remain the most influential person in the country. But with due experience of undercover intrigues, this situation, though not quickly, can be corrected. But to specifically eliminate a really popular leader is a very risky step. The slightest mistake - and you will simply be torn into patches.
    If there is anything to suspect, it is a delay in providing assistance. Here - yes, the option for intriguers is almost a win-win. And everything else is "ren-tv: scandals, intrigues, investigations".
    1. apro
      apro 15 December 2020 05: 11
      -2
      Quote: Dalny V
      And the version of a violent death, to be honest, raises doubts

      How it happened in time ... and this casts doubt on the version of natural death. And what were the consequences of this event.
      1. Far B
        Far B 15 December 2020 05: 21
        +11
        Had it happened a couple of years before, or a couple of years after, it would also have been in time ... for someone. This is not an indicator. By the time of his death, Stalin had already some strokes, his state of health, you know, was not very good. And medicine even in our time with the consequences of a stroke is not very good at fighting.
        As for the consequences, they occurred only due to the fact that Stalin did not leave a successor. In such conditions, posthumous bickering was inevitable. And as a result of the squabble at the top, it turned out to be not the most worthy, and not even the most intelligent, but the most cunning and unprincipled. Unfortunately.
        1. apro
          apro 15 December 2020 05: 29
          -4
          Quote: Dalny V
          This is not an indicator.

          Indicator. Breakthrough projects were curtailed, confrontation with the economic expansion of the West was stopped, a blow was dealt to the communist unity in the world ...
          And the receivers were, but they were quickly erased ...
          1. Far B
            Far B 15 December 2020 05: 40
            +6
            Indicator. Breakthrough projects were curtailed. Confrontation with the economic expansion of the West was stopped. A blow was inflicted on communist unity in the world.
            That is not an indicator, but the result of the activity of an insane, but cunning-ass rogue, who was at the top.
            And the receivers were, but they were quickly erased
            I don’t know about the successors, but there were definitely no successors. If Stalin had said that such and such is worthy to lead the country's leadership after his death, then no Khrushchevs would even rock the boat.
            1. apro
              apro 15 December 2020 05: 44
              0
              Quote: Dalny V
              and the result of the activity of an insane but cunning rogue,

              Yes ... yes ... and for some reason his activities benefited the West to the detriment of the USSR? And the stoppage of the construction of the ocean-going fleet began immediately after the murder of the IVS of Stalin. The binding of the Soviet ruble in foreign trade to Toler and not to gold. As the leader planned ... coincidence ... I don't think so.
              1. Far B
                Far B 15 December 2020 06: 05
                +4
                to the benefit of the west to the detriment of the USSR
                And you change the places here, and your accents will be placed as it should. First of all - to the detriment of the USSR... And because of this - for the West... Khrushch is a donkey with the brains of a corncob, but he still did not make concessions to the West. And what concessions look like, we all remember too well from the not so long past.
                coincidence ... I don't think so
                Exactly, ren-tv.
                1. apro
                  apro 15 December 2020 06: 14
                  -3
                  Quote: Dalny V
                  but he did not make concessions to the West.

                  In fact, the communist community has split ...

                  Quote: Dalny V
                  ... What concessions look like

                  It all starts small ... or big ... as you see.
                  1. Far B
                    Far B 15 December 2020 06: 20
                    +4
                    In fact splitting the communist commonwealth
                    Far from immediately, and precisely as a result of his stupid policy of "debunking the personality cult." Kukuruso was too narrow-minded to calculate the consequences of this in three decades.
                    1. apro
                      apro 15 December 2020 06: 28
                      -4
                      Quote: Dalny V
                      Kukuruso was too close

                      Too simple explanation not clever, could not, did not know.
                      Knew what to do. And did. And his cult of personality. Blackening of the IVS of Stalin in the consequences. Immediately and then worse than the Second World War monogastically ..
                      1. Far B
                        Far B 15 December 2020 06: 42
                        +1
                        Explanation too simple
                        FSE. With this shot you sank my last boat. I lost. sad
                      2. volodimer
                        volodimer 15 December 2020 13: 51
                        +5
                        Recently, they again showed a "tall blond" ... Kukuruzko, of course, is not a "trap for fools", but to think that he "thought it over in advance and acted according to plan" is to flatter his mental abilities. He just wanted to protect himself from comparisons with I.V. Stalin. Because he immediately understood that he was no match for him (he cannot be denied the talent to weave intrigues). So I decided to belittle my predecessor.
                        And to calculate the reaction of the leaders of other countries and Communist parties and the possible consequences, he was not smart enough for that. I thought that these would swallow it anyway, since the USSR is in charge. But it didn't work, the USSR was not just the main thing, it was so, largely because it is led by I.V. Stalin. And Khrushchev did not have such authority at all. As a result ... we got what we got.
                  2. Doctor
                    Doctor 15 December 2020 08: 17
                    0
                    In fact, the communist community has split ...

                    Yes, it has been split from the first day. Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Trotskyists, Stalinists, Right deviations, Left deviations ...
                    The same song internationally.
                    1. apro
                      apro 15 December 2020 08: 21
                      -1
                      Quote: Arzt
                      In fact, the communist community has split ...

                      Yes, it has been split from the first day. Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Trotskyists, Stalinists, Right deviations, Left deviations ...
                      The same song internationally.

                      That is, in the PRC in Albania, Romania in the DPRK were Trotskyists? Cleverly ... that the IVS Stalin created as a zone of influence of the USSR was not needed?
                      1. Doctor
                        Doctor 15 December 2020 09: 00
                        +1
                        That is, in the PRC in Albania, Romania in the DPRK were Trotskyists? Cleverly ... that the IVS Stalin created as a zone of influence of the USSR was not needed?

                        There, it looks like the Stalinists. wink
                        Khrushchev is being registered as a Trotskyite.
                      2. tihonmarine
                        tihonmarine 15 December 2020 09: 19
                        -2
                        Quote: Arzt
                        There, it looks like the Stalinists.
                        Khrushchev is being registered as a Trotskyite.

                        Your words are correct. And Khrushchev was not recorded, he was a Trotskyist.
                      3. Doctor
                        Doctor 15 December 2020 09: 25
                        +1
                        Your words are correct. And Khrushchev was not recorded, he was a Trotskyist.

                        Didn't see it means ...
                        Why didn't Nikita Sergeevich send his people from abroad back to the Union? Did you keep encrypting? bully
                      4. tihonmarine
                        tihonmarine 15 December 2020 10: 21
                        -1
                        Quote: Arzt
                        Why didn't Nikita Sergeevich send his people from abroad back to the Union? Did you keep encrypting?

                        And there were enough of them in the USSR, and even now they are not extinct.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 December 2020 09: 18
          -2
          Quote: apro
          the pegging of the Soviet ruble in foreign trade to a toler and not to gold. as the leader planned ... a coincidence ... I don't think so.

          And do not hesitate, there are no coincidences in such cases, they can only be created.
      2. tatra
        tatra 15 December 2020 06: 26
        +5
        Unfortunately, the two great rulers of Russia, Peter I and Stalin, did not leave behind worthy successors. Maybe because of not being a "lame duck", so that conspiracies do not wander.
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 15 December 2020 09: 10
          -6
          Quote: tatra
          Unfortunately, the two great rulers of Russia, Peter I and Stalin ...

          I do not consider the Romanovs great, incl. and Peter I.
          He stole 5508 years of our history from us (Decree of Peter I No. 1736).
          He ordered to collect all the chronicles, bells and no one else saw them.
          He legalized slavery (serfdom) in Russia.
          Peter I cut a window to Europe, through which all its purities poured out ...

          The Romanovs did not allow Russia to develop for 300 years. While Europe from the 16th century became industrial, we were still agrarian (85% of the peasants).

          Stalin, on the other hand, built the greatest power in the world.

          So, your comparison of them is not incorrect.
          1. Hantengri
            Hantengri 15 December 2020 11: 21
            +3
            Quote: Boris55
            I do not consider the Romanovs great, incl. and Peter I.
            He stole 5508 years of our history from us (Decree of Peter I No. 1736).

            What a bastard! Did the Celsius scale accidentally steal as much as 273,15 degrees from you? After all, it was possible, spiritually and in a natural way, to count from absolute zero ... lol
            1. Boris55
              Boris55 15 December 2020 11: 46
              -4
              Quote: HanTengri
              What a bastard!

              At least for a start, you read the Decree of Peter I No. 1736, paying attention to the dates in it, and then you would knock on the keys.
              1. Hantengri
                Hantengri 15 December 2020 14: 00
                +4
                Displaced point "0" on the timeline by 5508 years. Was the 1st year from the creation of the world (according to Byzantine chronology), became 5508, before the birth of Christ. So that: no Peter stole your 5508 years. laughing
                1. Boris55
                  Boris55 16 December 2020 08: 07
                  -1
                  Quote: HanTengri
                  So that: no Peter stole your 5508 years.

                  What are you a thread about what is BC и ad, have you heard? laughing
                2. Kwas
                  Kwas 19 December 2020 19: 19
                  0
                  By the way, sir, what do you think meant the date of "the creation of the world"?
          2. Igor Polovodov
            Igor Polovodov 9 March 2021 13: 59
            0
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            why are the ratings closed?
      3. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 15 December 2020 21: 50
        +1
        Colleague Dalniy, how many of these are there now? There are more stray cats now. Cats, although wandering, are useful: rats and mice are exterminated, but rovers?
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 15 December 2020 09: 20
      +2
      Quote: apro
      And the receivers were, but they were quickly erased ...

      Unfortunately, there were definitely no successors .. this is a historical fact.
      1. apro
        apro 15 December 2020 09: 22
        -3
        Doesn't Ponomarenko's last name say something?
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 15 December 2020 09: 28
          +2
          Quote: apro
          Doesn't Ponomarenko's last name say something?

          He says that there are no documents confirming your version, there are rumors .. But at that time everything was recorded and as soon as Stalin pronounced the name of his successor, the whole country would know him .. I trust Spitsyn more, he has material on YouTube, about that period.
  • Avior
    Avior 15 December 2020 11: 49
    +5
    If there is anything to suspect, it is a delay in providing assistance. Here - yes, the option for intriguers is almost a win-win.

    Controversial. And if he survives anyway? The human body is unpredictable. What will happen to the "protracted with the help"? But surely someone would have snitched ...
  • Egoza
    Egoza 15 December 2020 14: 30
    +2
    Quote: Dalny V
    I wanted to step aside myself - but my comrades dissuaded me. Then to bang on the sly?

    So he wouldn't have allowed Khrushchev to come to power! And yes, even "retired" would give advice! Maybe he was planning someone else, like Voznesensky or Masherov. I wanted to take a closer look, to think - they did not give it! "Some" really wanted the power! And what a conceit! After all, I wanted the same "personality cult" in my address! That's why they crashed - failure to provide timely assistance is also a murder.
  • aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 15 December 2020 20: 53
    +1
    Quote: Dalny V
    Why replace the body?

    do tests, for poisons ...
  • Crowe
    Crowe 15 December 2020 05: 11
    +18
    and now life in the USSR "will go towards the restoration of capitalism"

    Came. Life, meaning. To capitalism. The wildest capitalism came.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 15 December 2020 09: 30
      -3
      Quote: Crowe


      Stalin's photo is mirrored. He wore the star not on the right, but on the left. Maybe it was more convenient for you to combine it with the text, but I personally consider this disrespectful to the memory of I. V. Stalin.
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 15 December 2020 15: 17
        -7
        Correctly said. STALIN WAS GREAT, and use Stalin's name for cheap advertising and populism. At least not beautiful
        1. Astra wild2
          Astra wild2 15 December 2020 21: 25
          -3
          Colleagues, Vladkub is right: the author sucked a sensation out of his finger to show off against the background of Stalin.
          I did not hide and do not hide that I am ambivalent about Stalin, but what the author did is NOT OK
    2. Astra wild2
      Astra wild2 15 December 2020 21: 35
      -3
      Crowe, although you wrote it right, you need to respect the HIGHEST AWARD OF THE SOVIET UNION.
      I think that Stalin would not approve of this
  • Van 16
    Van 16 15 December 2020 05: 14
    +16
    RenTV seemed to have accidentally looked at the article. Continuous speculation, tolerances and strains. Stalin deserves a much more serious and clever article.
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    2. Fat
      Fat 15 December 2020 17: 17
      +4
      Quote: Van 16
      RenTV seemed to have accidentally looked at the article. Continuous speculation, tolerances and strains. Stalin deserves a much more serious and clever article.

      Do not offend RenTV, at least they immediately warn that they are saying and show dubious things. yes
      Programs "Not Fact", "Hidden Threats" on "Zvezda" ... - These can ... "conjecture, pull, admit" crying
  • parusnik
    parusnik 15 December 2020 07: 26
    +4
    "They say the king is not real!" (C)
  • Olgovich
    Olgovich 15 December 2020 08: 29
    +1
    Author about the photo: "Wreath from the CPC-PRC with the inscription “I.V. Stalin " Soviet newsreels in 1957 defiantly did not show.

    The author needs see on the photo he published: it says: "VI LENIN".

    The whole article is of the same quality: a set of "reliable" rumors, conjectures and guesses.

    due to the strange death of Stalin, but also due to the fact that at his filing the body of the leader was replaced,

    Alas, such consequences from a stroke at 73 (not the first) do not look "strange" at all.
    "Substitution" of the body - who needs it, why ?!
    hastily put it into Lenin's mausoleum. But even then there were those who plucked up the courage to express their doubts: foreign comrades

    After 8 years, they didn’t seem to be in haste.

    And what has "foreign comrades" to do with it?

    The decision was made by the CONGRESS of the CPSU where 4,5 thousand delegates from all over the countries. Including the Stalinists Molotov, Voroshilov, Kaganovich, etc.

    The congress decided: that
    "Serious violations of Lenin's behests by Stalin, abuse of power, massive repressions against honest Soviet people and other actions during the period of the personality cult make it impossible to leave the coffin with his body in the Lenin Mausoleum"


    The decision was made UNANIMOUSLY. NOBODY spoke out against from the entire Stalinist team. As well as from ordinary delegates.
  • Aviator_
    Aviator_ 15 December 2020 08: 58
    +5
    as is clear from the documents of the First Model Printing House, starting from February 27, 1953.

    Was it possible to bring a scan of this document of the printing house or, at least, the data on the back of this invitation, where the date is written? This is the so-called passport of a printed document, where the circulation, printing house and date are written. Note - continuous reflections on the topic of who was looking where, and what kind of reflections were there. I remember Stanislavsky.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 15 December 2020 14: 12
      +4
      "The note is continuous reflections on the topic of who was looking where", and how else to invent a sensation.
  • RUSS
    RUSS 15 December 2020 09: 09
    -2
    Everyone from Red Square must be reburied, for example, at the memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 15 December 2020 14: 36
      +7
      Quote: RUSS
      Everyone from Red Square must be reburied, for example, at the memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.

      Submit your proposal to GDP! One hundred pounds he will support him. Painfully mountains of red carnations near the bust of I.V. Stalin is nervous! At the same time V.I. Lenin will be taken out of the mausoleum. And the "blissful silence" will come !!!
      1. RUSS
        RUSS 15 December 2020 14: 58
        -1
        Quote: Egoza
        Submit your proposal to GDP!

        With GDP, they will definitely not be reburied.
        Quote: Egoza
        Painfully mountains of red carnations near the bust of I.V. Stalin is nervous!

        There is such a thing)))) haunted, maybe envy, maybe hatred.
        Quote: Egoza
        And the "blissful silence" will come !!!

        Red Square is not the best place for a churchyard, there are concerts, then dances, now the skating rink will probably flood.
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 15 December 2020 16: 41
          +4
          Quote: RUSS
          there are concerts, then dances, now they will probably flood the rink.

          What a nightmare Red Square has been turned into! Stage in the club!
          1. Fat
            Fat 15 December 2020 17: 57
            +2
            Quote: Egoza
            Quote: RUSS
            there are concerts, then dances, now they will probably flood the rink.

            What a nightmare Red Square has been turned into! Stage in the club!

            There were shopping stalls on Red Square, and only under the USSR did it become a sacred place ... But GUM, however, still remained ...
  • nikvic46
    nikvic46 15 December 2020 09: 09
    +7
    There are unshakable facts in history. There are many references to foreign sources. I doubt the replacement of the body. In addition to the government, there were relatives at the coffin. All newspapers published large-scale photographs of Stalin's coffin. We often get offended that history is changed in the west. First of all, we don't need to do it. Otherwise, it's a big head start for the west in a big game.
  • north 2
    north 2 15 December 2020 09: 58
    0
    In my opinion, the liberals will start a terrible hysteria if now historians begin to convey the true truth about at least only three Great People of the USSR. About Stalin, Beria and Sudoplatov. But they will raise even more terrible hysteria if historians begin to expose the idol of all liberals of the USSR, Khrushchev. Just don’t blah blah that under Khrushchev it was possible to go to jail for anti-Sovietism. For anti-Khrushchevism, which is not anti-Sovietism, one could go to jail, but for anti-Stalinism, which is anti-Sovietism, one could become a People's Artist or an editor
    whatever "Ogonyok" wake up ..
    And the USSR for thirty years after Stalin's death moved from the acceleration received from the power
    energies of Stalin, Stalinist managers and from Stalinist performers. Khrushchevskoe and Brezhnevskoe
    time, these are only jerks with one foot on a scooter, compared to which steam locomotive would pull the USSR if
    after Stalin, Khrushchev would not have come to power and would not have destroyed Beria and would not have isolated Sudoplatov. You ask, what does Sudoplatov have to do with it? I explain. Sudoplatov could perfectly cope with Bandera. Starting with their leaders and ending with ordinary Bandera. And Khrushchev released from the camps and prisons those Bandera supporters who were put there by Stalin and Beria. And Khrushchev released Bandera from the camps just because these Bandera would have helped Khrushchev shit on Stalin. Of course, then Khrushchev had to remove Beria and isolate Sudoplatov.
    So a lobby of Ukrainians-Khrushchevites appeared in the Kremlin, not to mention this lobby in Kiev. Well, if the Banderaites were forgiven in Ukraine, why not forgive the forest brothers in the Baltic states. Of these, after Khrushchev, the Brezhnev elites were formed with approval from which the Gorbachev liberals later hatched. While they are still raging today, they will prevent historians and the court from rehabilitating Stalin and Beria in accordance with archival materials and deeds and from unmasking Khrushchev and Gorbachev. By the way, History is not what someone told, but what happened, but what was recorded in archival materials and in archival files ...
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 15 December 2020 10: 01
      +2
      Quote: north 2
      And what was recorded in archival materials and in archival files ...

      I fully support your point of view. hi
    2. RUSS
      RUSS 15 December 2020 10: 09
      +1
      Quote: north 2
      In my opinion, the liberals will start a terrible hysteria if now historians begin to convey the true truth about at least only three Great People of the USSR. About Stalin, Beria and Sudoplatov

      There is no hysteria, but there is the fact that the president until 2050 classified the archives concerning the time of the Second World War.
      1. north 2
        north 2 15 December 2020 11: 22
        0
        Stalin died at the wrong time of the Second World War and about the role and fault of Khrushchev in Stalin's death archives to historians
        available. After all, you say that the archives concerning the Second World War are classified.
        Khrushchev removed Beria not during the Second World War and about the role and fault of Khrushchev in the death of Beria, the archives are available to historians, After all, you say that you have classified archives concerning the Second World War.
        Khrushchev shoved Sudoplatov into prison not during the Second World War and about the role of Khrushchev in the isolation of Sudoplatov
        archives are available to historians. After all, you say a hundred classified archives concerning the Second World War.
        Conclusion . All of Khrushchev's actions against the Great Leaders of the USSR, against Stalin's managers and against Stalin's executors took place in the aftermath of war, and these archival materials
        not classified. So the liberals are just panicking because the President has not classified all archives.
    3. vladcub
      vladcub 15 December 2020 14: 06
      +2
      "Rehabilitated Stalin and Beria" In fact, Stalin does not need legal rehabilitation, but what "the party condemned" and so on. It is the party that deals with its leadership. HISTORY is the best judge and she has already put everything in its place.
      According to the author: Beria is also a byaka
    4. RUSS
      RUSS 15 December 2020 15: 07
      -1
      Quote: north 2
      But they will raise even more terrible hysteria if historians begin to expose the idol of all liberals of the USSR, Khrushchev.

      Is the slapstick idol of the liberals? laughing
      Since when? Is this the idol who gave the order to be shot in Novocherkassk? Or when he swore at the artists in the Manege? Or when he shut up the dissidents in a mental hospital?
  • Undecim
    Undecim 15 December 2020 11: 17
    +10
    I started reading, Samsonov thought, he threw another tub of super-ethnosohistory on the readers. But no, a certain Chichkin decided to compete with him, to throw fables at the fan.
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 15 December 2020 11: 22
      +4
      Suddenly Samsonov took a new pseudonym ...
  • sevtrash
    sevtrash 15 December 2020 12: 46
    +1
    It's somehow strange that someone still sees solid pluses in Stalin and his style of government. The result of the system of power created under Stalin, which turned out to be unviable, was the ineffectiveness of the economy and an almost total lag behind the West. The thaw of the late 50s and early 60s gave way to stagnation, and sick people and even outright fools were in power, which led to the collapse of the once mighty country. Who tailored a country and a system of government that was based on fear and admiration for one person? This genius was thinking about the future after him? Yes, it seems not. He laid a mine under the future of the USSR / Russia, and no people were found in the system of power laid down by him who could remove this mine. Such was the system.
    Maybe Albania and China have shown something remarkable in terms of the country's development, economy, living standards? Albania is not like that at all. And China showed a (real) leap after Mao, after China became a "factory" for the West, playing on the confrontation with the USSR, with a reasonable leadership.
    1. Kwas
      Kwas 19 December 2020 19: 34
      0
      Quote: sevtrash
      which turned out to be unviable, became ineffectiveness of the economy and an almost total lag behind the West.

      I won't write about the rest, but this phrase ...
      The economy, in the pre-war period, was solving the main task - to ensure advanced and mass military production sufficient to repel the aggression of the West. To doubt that this task has been brilliantly solved is, in my opinion, silly.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 15 December 2020 13: 38
    +2
    The author of "America discovered" that Stalin was "helped" to die, there is no doubt about that. Vasily Stalin immediately said: "They killed my father." And he is perfectly capable of what: uncle Nikita, uncle ZHORA and so on.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 15 December 2020 13: 45
    0
    Quote: nikvic46
    There are unshakable facts in history. There are many references to foreign sources. I doubt the replacement of the body. In addition to the government, there were relatives at the coffin. All newspapers published large-scale photographs of Stalin's coffin. We often get offended that history is changed in the west. First of all, we don't need to do it. Otherwise, it's a big head start for the west in a big game.

    If you remove the version about body replacement, then there is NO SENSATION, and everything is built on sensation
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 15 December 2020 21: 17
    +1
    Colleagues, I am shocked: it turns out that the entire Central Committee of the CPSU is some kind of Cosa Nostra.
  • Artashes
    Artashes 16 December 2020 14: 26
    0
    "Stalin" was quickly reburied, since the Chinese not without reason asked him to their mausoleum - to certify the substitution. Svetlana herself writes that by March 5 his appearance had become blackened, unrecognizable (the consequences of the poison). So there are NO "conjectures".
    E. Khoja and M. Rakoshi in their memoirs point to Mikoyan's revelations abroad, how his comrades-in-arms "got rid of" Stalin. Rakoshi was sent into exile in Kyrgyzstan, Hodja was not removed, but he was banned in the USSR for almost 30 years ...