Final Russian Revolution Journal

It is 1939 in an abnormal day. A pact called the Nazi-Soviet-pact, which is the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), was signed. Ungracious and insolent citizens of the Soviet Union were griping and dissenting about our new ally, Germany. They should be grateful for at least being able to find an ally to support us during the war. They ponder Stalin, our leader, as a vain and pretentious man who does not know how to rule the country. Their actions seem like fake fortune tellers, claiming to be able to predict whatever’s going to happen after the Nazi-soviet pact.

Stalin, the person I show reverence to, wanted to transmogrify the USSR into a country specialized with industrialization. In December 1929, Stalin announced his plan to liquidate Kulaks, also known as peasants affluent enough to own a farm and hire labor, as a social class. If anyone was going to oppose Stalin’s plans for collectivization, meaning the cessation of the small, individual, old-fashioned farms owned by the peasants, it was most likely going to be the kulaks, since they had to lose the most. The first, in which called ‘actively hostile,’ was handed over to me and my friends, the OGPU, the political police. I deported those filthy kulaks to distant regions like Siberia so that Stalin can fulfill his goals. After that, I had to evict the second category, the wealthiest kulak households, to other areas of the country. Finally, I was given orders to let the third and least deleterious group to stay in the region, but to have the worst land. My friends and I had to deport 300000 kulak families (1.5M people) from their homes. A quarter of them died of starvation, disease, ill-treatment, and the cold

Years past, and there is still residual human scum left in the Party, indispensable to be effaced. Those were sent to show trials if any of them had links with Trotsky or to inaugurate a revolution against Stalin. All were found guilty and shot by my friends and me, but we were gleeful that Stalin’s government would be more stable, and that pure communism will last long.
As the purge of the Party became more pervasive, it came to involve more than just the Party. In 1937 it spread to the armed forces. Marshal Tuchachevsky, our most prominent general, and other Red Army generals were declared to be executed for being accused of spying for Germany and Japan. By 1939, we shot every admire, three of five Red Army marshals, and roughly half the officers of the armed forces. Anyone overheard criticizing our mighty Stalin was likely to be denounced to the NKVD as a Trotskyite. Russia is more stable now, without the remnant scum.

Alexei Stakhanov, a magnanimous worker, found a novel way of extracting coal from the coal face. This new method allowed him to extract 102 tons of coal instead of 7 in a single shift. The government shared Stakhanov’s techniques. As a result, other workers in different industries copied Stakhanov’s example. Being part of the armed forces, I wasn’t able to emulate his examples even if I wanted to. The results were resplendent, as the efficiency in industries burgeoned significantly. Stakhanovities were given few flats at a time when little new housing was being built, appeared on the front pages of newspapers, named ’Heroes of Socialist Labor,’ and given medals. Seeing those people being awarded in the national press, I was never prouder of my country before. However, fellow workers full of avarice and chagrin mistreated these fervent and innocent workers and, in some cases, murdered them. Consequently, the Stakhanov movement lost popularity in the late 1930s.

The war will start soon, I wish all my luck, success, and the victory of Russia and our dear ally, Germany.

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