Once Again on Falsifications Concerning the Great Leaderís Personality
Prof. Vladimir Herasymchuk
We publish this article on the First Anniversary of the World Congress
Time flies. Not everybody is lucky to reserve oneself a place in an unsteady
process known as History. The different turns taken by humanity on its way to
the future are at times just too brisk. However, some individuals are always
trying to keep in sync with the fashionable tendency. It is more convenient that
way. Yet the turbulence often exposes various kinds of rotten stuff. In this
respect, Alexei Prigarinís ideas expressed at the World Congress for Friendship
and Solidarity with Soviet People held last September in Toronto, Canada are
typical for opportunists. He advocated a logical continuity of development of
the communist trend in the USSR under them leadership of Lenin and Stalin,
Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev (?!). Moreover, Prigarin had effectively equated
the politics of Stalin to that of Trotsky. So, was it not a result of the
Bolshevik Party politics inspired by Lenin and Stalin that put an end to the
bloc of Trotsky and Bukharin? Is Prigarin, the leader of the RCP-CPSU not
familiar with J.V. Stalinís work The Questions of Leninism? Did he not read The
Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR, written by the leader in early
1950ís? Or are the ideas of communist reconstruction of the worlds outlined in
these works alien to him?
Modern imperialism, with the support from revisionists of various kind, does
everything within its capabilities to diminish the great leaderís name, to erase
it from the peopleís memory. This is because Stalin means Socialism and
Communism. That means equality and fraternity of all the peoples of the world.
The power and the vigorous logic present in his teachings, remain the principle
weapon in the struggles to establish the dominance of Labour over Capital. This
is why even a mere mentioning of the leaderís name is sufficient to cause a
shiver amongst those who pull our socialist Homeland backwards in spite of the
laws of historical development. By using lies, by doctoring and substituting
facts, these modern human mutants are trying to forge an imager of Stalin, which
is the direct opposite of what the leader truly represents. The ideological
heirs of those responsible for the acts of terror in the young Soviet country
(1) accuse J.V. Stalin of terrorism. The descendants of those that created the
theory of "kulaksí socialism" and the 1933 Famine are trying to hold Bolsheviks
responsible for causing some of the population to starve.
The newborn leaders of the present day Russiaís totalitarian pseudo-democracy
accuse Stalin of totalitarianism. The traitors and the gravediggers of our
Soviet Homeland who are now following the catastrophic path dictated by US and
NATO, spread lies about our heroic History.
But rather than contemplating the past, slandering oneís own people, is it not
more appropriate to deal with the current affairs first? For example, as total
robbery of Soviet people, its extinction as a result of pseudo-reforms, is this
not genocide or a compelled starved existence? J.V. Stalin was the leader, whose
genius is recognized worldwide. It was under his leadership that our country
made a huge leap out of centuries-long backwardness to the heights of world
excellence, in quite extreme conditions, with enemies inside and outside the
USSR. Can anyone question this?
However, it is important to do much more than just clear the great leaderís name
of the slanders. The latter is essentially obvious. It is imperative that we
defend his teachings! So what is the essence of Leninís and Stalinís concept of
changing the world? Let us look at some of its most important aspects in more
FIRST, the most important one: is reflected in the Manifesto of the Communist
Party: "the theory of the communists must be summed up in the singe sentence:
abolition of private property." The economic essence of socialism and of
communism is the public property for the means of production. Though we
Bolsheviks often are accused of the intention to deprive human beings of all
personal belongings. What nonsense! Are the plants, factories, power stations
not created by the workers, by the society? Why should they belong to someone
else Ė to the capitalist?
Nothing by the late 20th Century history is the evidence that it is not
socialism but capitalism that deprives a human being of all property. For
example, have the savings of Soviet citizens amounting to billions of dollars in
total not been transferred to the Swiss and other foreign banks, to Canary
Islands or Miami, USA, only to be spent on building ultra-luxurious villas for
the new "masters" of our Homeland? Have the huge Soviet natural resources, oil
and gas in particular, not been privatized by a small clique of criminal
bourgeoisie? Have the working masses of Russia, Ukraine and other Soviet
republics not been deprived of their right to work, to recreation, to free
medical service and education? The people who previously enjoyed a substantially
much higher living standards than their class brothers in the
bourgeois-controlled countries, are now trapped in a circle of poverty and
semi-starved existence. SoÖwhich system really deprives a human being of
property Ė socialism or capitalism?
To give readers outside the boundaries of the USSR an idea of the amount that
the governmental Mafia of Ukraine seized from the personal savings in formerly
State-owned banks, we shall quote some figures. These figures were reported by
peopleís deputy of Ukraine Jurii DonchenkoÖ the sum is around 132 billions (3)
Grivnas, which is the estimated national budget expenditure for Ukraine for the
year 2002. So, who is the scoundrel robbing the masses Ė a communist r a
Today over 40% of the working population in the Ukraine are unemployed. Every
year, 3 to 7 million Ukrainian citizens are compelled to leave the country for
other countries, seeking jobs on legal or illegal basis.
SECOND aspect is outlined in the V.I. Leninís work "State and Revolution": "
Only he is a Marxist who extends the recognition of the class struggle to the
recognition of the dictatorship of the proletariat". Proletarian dictatorship is
the essence of the working peopleís power in the period of transition to the
It is common to encounter a fear of the very term dictatorship! But can there be
power without a dictatorship? These are only the forms of diktat that can be
different, in the bourgeois society this can range from pseudo-democracy to
overt fascism. But this is a separate issue.
Being at power means dictating someoneís will. The question is whose? That of
the bourgeoisie or that of the working people? The power is always implemented
according to certain laws. However, these laws are often disregarded in the
bourgeois society whenever necessary. For an example, the parliamentary
elections in the Ukraine are taking place in conditions of absolute violation of
elementary rights. The imperialist gang from Washington and from other
capitalist states openly interferes in the election process. All the
propagandists and the financial might is directed at giving unilateral support
to Kuchma and his cohorts and to the pro-American blocs like Jushchenko and
Timoshenko. When the ruling "leadersí elite" felt a certain degree of danger
from the Crimean communist leader Grach, the latter was roughly excluded from
the elections. An excuse was fund Ė an inaccuracy in the documents he submitted.
Generally speaking, the essence of the contemporary bourgeois power was
expressed vividly in an event, such as the shooting up Supreme Soviet in Moscow,
Russia by Yeltsin in October of 1993. And the so-called "world community"
watched silently! That revealed the all-mightiness of the Mafia in form of
unlimited presidential power, or, to be more precise, the criminal bourgeois
power. The bourgeois totalitarianism reigns. The world capital, in accordance
with the pseudo-democratic laws of the jungle, has passed to the offensive. This
has been but the bourgeois dictatorship directed at converting the working
people into slaves.
The dictatorship of the proletariat, in contrast to the dictatorship of the
bourgeoisie, should be interpreted as the dominance if the working people! It is
aimed at defending the country from the unlimited downfalls of capitalism, from
enemies, both internal and external. This dictatorship is truly the highest form
of democracy. It determines and defends the politics aimed at fulfilling the
material and spiritual needs of the human beings.
However, we sometimes hear disagreements claiming that there is not such a thing
as proletariat any more. A very dubious idea! It is true that that the modern
proletariat differs significantly from the 19th century class brothers. But in
our country, there live and fight millions of property-less working people who
had created all of the means of production during Soviet times and it was taken
away from them by capitalism. Do they not constitute a proletariat? Of course
they do, and this is to whom the future belongs!
THIRD aspect is also a very important one, is that a true Communist, Bolshevik,
Stalinist is a convinced internationalist. The Soviet Union was a perfect
example of the unity and friendship of peoples, united in pursuing common aims
and tasks. Soviet patriotism had been the greatest ethico-psychological and
political achievement of the Soviet power. Typical in this respect is the
following quote by Aleksei Cherednik, player in the USSRís soccer team that took
Gold at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. "No matter how much those days are
slandered, the patriotic feeling for our one sixth of the world territory was
genuine. I still carry and hold our Red Flag with the Soviet coat of arms on it
that I took along to the Olympics. I still consider myself a citizen of this
country". The world famous athlete Sergei Butka, who pushed up the world record
in the hurdle jumping 32 times, confessed: "I now contest for the team of this
independent Ukraine, but on the inside I remain a Soviet citizen. I just canít
do anything about it."
Quoted in the newspaper Communist, December 21, 2001.
The greatness of the Soviet achievements and the heroic of Soviet people, will
go down in history as a very special phenomenon. A cheerful memory about the
leader of the world proletariat is alive in the minds of the toilers all over
the world. These are not just our friends who recognize J.V. Stalinís genius.
Our political foes too are left with no choice but to admit the wisdom of
Stalinís genius. Amongst them are Churchill, Roosevelt and De Gaulle.
The working class, the toiling masses, declare the Bolsheviks, are gradually are
getting rid of the poisons of anti-Leninism and anti-Stalinism and are standing
up against the ruling bourgeois regimes.