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The `rehabilitated' enemies

After Stalin's death, under Khrushchev,  opportunists and enemies of Leninism,  sent, justifiably, to Siberia under Stalin, were rehabilitated and placed in key positions. Khrushchev's  son, Sergei,  gives an example. During the thirties, Khrushchev  and Mikoyan  had been close to a man named Snegov,  condemned in 1938, as an enemy of the people, to twenty-five years of prison. In 1956, Khrushchev  brought him out of prison so that he could testify against the `Stalinist crimes'. But, Snegov  `proved' to Khrushchev's son  that `the issue was not Stalin's mistakes or delusions, but that everything was the fruit of his criminal policy. The monstrous results had not appeared all of a sudden in the thirties. Their roots, Snegov  said, went back to the October Revolution and the Civil War.'

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Sergei Khrushchev,  Khrushchev  on Khrushchev:  An Inside Account of the Man and His Era (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990), p. 8.

This individual, an open opponent of the October Revolution, was chosen by Khrushchev  as Commissar of the Ministry of the Interior, where he was responsible for the rehabilitation of the `victims of Stalinism'!

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Ibid. , p. 13.

Khrushchev  also fished Solzhenitsyn  out from a work camp. So, the revisionist leader who wanted to `return to Leninism'  made an alliance with a Tsarist reactionary to combat `Stalinism'. The two scum got along perfectly. In a burst of warmth for his `Marxist'  partner, Solzhenitsyn would later write:

`It was impossible to foresee the sudden, thundering and furious attack that Khrushchev  had reserved for Stalin during the Twenty-Second Congress! I cannot remember in a long time having read something so interesting.'

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Solzhenitsyn, Le chêne et le veau; cited in Branko Lazitch,  Le rapport Khrouchtchev  et son histoire (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1976), p. 77.



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