I wonder what you feel before and after reading this - for some, it will be a chink of light at the end of a long gloomy tunnel...
"Victory Program". Article by
G. A. Zyuganov in "Pravda"
Meeting in the year 2022, we were full of hopes that it would first be remembered, as the year of a great and bright holiday: the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. On the
centenary of the greatest state, that was the first in the world to base its policy on justice, equality, human rights and dignity at work, the protection of motherhood and childhood, and fraternal friendship between peoples.
But history has made severe adjustments to our
lives and presented us with challenges that
have proved to be the most serious in the
last three decades - since the time when
traitors and degenerates united with our
external opponents, and carried out the criminal collapse of the Soviet country.
Chairman of the Central Committee of
the Communist Party of the Russian
Federation G. A. Zyuganov.
2022-04-20 at 18:17
In response to Russia's desire to block the aggressive plans of NATO.. which for many years.. squeezed a suffocating ring around our borders, to protect the sovereignty and
security of the Donetsk & Luhansk People's Republics and to free the fraternal Ukrainian people from a Nazi -Bandera junta entrenched on their land, the West -- finally dropped the mask of "partnership" and civilized diplomacy. It directly declared its readiness to launch a deadly strike on our country, which it considers as decisive, in the hybrid war declared on us.
A power born in battle
Recently, more than 6,000 sanctions have been imposed on Russia. This has never happened to any other country
before..... An unprecedented economic, political and informational sabotage has been unleashed against us ---- the purpose of which is not only to force our State to abandon all claims to independence and defend its legitimate interests, but also to destroy it as a single sovereign state. Having challenged the criminal hegemony of Anglo-Saxon capital in the world, we, are now the main target of its
adherents in Washington, London, Brussels & other centres of modern neo-colonialism.
Trying to cope with the deepest crisis that the world capitalist system is naturally plunging into, globalists strive to maintain their power over the planet - at all costs. And for this they stop at nothing - even to the point of openly provoking a 3rd world war, in the fire of which they expect to burn the insoluble problems
generated by the dead-end policy of capital.
I warned about the alarming challenges that we will inevitably face in the twenty-first century as a result of the crisis of the liberal model of world governance 20 years ago, in my book "Globalization & the fate of humanity", which has been translated into many languages. It thoroughly analyzes the aggressive motives of the US imperialists and their henchmen.
The prospect of the emergence of new world power poles in the face of China and India, is outlined. Back then... they were just on the verge of rapid economic growth.
As a future alternative to US hegemony --- these countries were not yet taken seriously by many. But now it has become clear: it is Russia's
alliance with these Asian powers, that
negates the fascist-infused "American
dream" of a unipolar world. And the
total dehumanization carried out
This conversation ------ about the upcoming challenges to our planet, was continued in a book "Russia under the gun of globalism". It reveals in detail the history of our political, economic and spiritual opposition to the West.
And in my books " The Russian Core of Power'' and ''The Russian World on two axes" I have shown in detail that it is our country, relying on the great legacy of Soviet civilization, and now, in the XXI century, it will be -- as it has happened many times before -- in the centre of a clash with Anglo-Saxon imperialism.
The essence of our opposition to the "collective West "was expressed in 1938 -- by the German philosopher, Walter Schubart, who left Germany, after the Nazis came to power: "The task of Russia is to return the soul to man. It is Russia, that has the powers that Europe
has lost or destroyed in itself... Only Russia is able to breathe soul into the human race, which is dying from the love of power, mired in objective efficiency."
Today, all this is confirmed before our eyes.
The actions of Russia and its allies are met with
fierce resistance from globalists who are losing
control of the planet. In this confrontation, they
are ready to step over any political, legal and
moral barriers. We must face this challenge
courageously, stand up and win. As we have always won, in a clash with the most formidable of opponents.
It is deeply symbolic that the current trials have
fallen to us in the year of the 100th anniversary
of the Soviet state. The memory of this unique
victory experience, fills us with responsibility
for preserving the great achievements of our
fathers and grandfathers, achieved at the cost
of unprecedented efforts and tens of millions of
lives. And it inspires us to believe that we will
celebrate the anniversary of the USSR not only
as a solemn date, but also as a national holiday
by entering the era of purification from hostile
filth.... In the era of the USSR's renaissance.
Our vast country, infinitely rich in spiritual and
natural resources, has always been the object
of aggressive plans of the rulers of the West.
The subjugation of Russian lands gave them
the opportunity to solve the problem of
undivided political and economic
domination. But their intentions
were invariably broken against
the reliable shield of the State.
After the victory of the Great October Socialist
Revolution, the peoples of our country
embarked on the path of building a
society of social justice, free from
exploitation and inequality. Russia
ceased to be a dependent part of
the world capitalist system. Its
enormous resources were put
at the service of the people,
not a handful of "chosen"
masters of life.
Our Motherland became a guiding star for working people all over the world. Her
unique example had captured the
hearts of millions of people
around the world.
World capital did not want to accept this development. Driven by a thirst for profit and a desire to maintain their class dominance --- its agents set about
organizing -- a new "crusade" against Russia. Now - against Soviet Russia. Their goal was
to overthrow the power of working people and turn our country... into a colonial
periphery of the leading imperialist Powers.
On December 23rd, 1917 -- less than two months
after the socialist Revolution -- Britain & France
entered into a criminal agreement to divide the
territory of the former Russian Empire... into
spheres of influence. The oil-rich Caucasus
and the Cossack regions of southern Russia
were included in a zone of the "preferential
interests" of Great Britain. France expressed
a desire to get Crimea and a fertile Ukraine
with its developed metallurgical industry.
The United States also joined the Anglo-
French agreement and the preparations
for intervention against our country.
They laid claim to resource-rich Siberia and the Far East. Japan also demanded its "piece of pie". On January 1st, 1918, it brought warships into the port of Vladivostok, under the pretext of "protecting" her subjects.
The West could realize its plans only if the
Soviet government was overthrown. But it
became an insurmountable obstacle to
the realization of the ambitions of the
international oligarchy. It was Lenin -
& the Bolshevik Party who managed
to save the country - to save it from
disintegration and destruction and
to Defend our Homeland, both in
the battle with the Entente...
and in the bloody civil war
unleashed by its
The enemy who sought to destroy us was
confronted by a young Soviet Republic
that was not yet fully strengthened but
was ready to fight courageously - and
was based on socialist principles. To
believe in the ideals of justice -- and
fraternity. On the people's conviction
that they are right. On an invincible
desire to build a country --- whose
politics would be subordinated - to
the interests of the whole society,
and not a bunch of insatiable
nouveau riche. In all those
difficult years, the enemy
was opposed not only by
the Red Army. Then, the
battles had two fronts -
military and economic.
And the Soviet country was able to defeat
the enemy, precisely because it won on
From this historic victory... in December 1922,
a great state was born - the USSR. Within the
borders of the new State, fraternal and like-
minded peoples came together, opening a
new era in their joint struggle for a bright
future, not only in their own history, but
also in the history of the whole world.
Together they had to build a mighty country,
protect it from the fascist invasion, revive
the Fatherland after the Great Victory
and lead it to new achievements
A course at war with us
A century later, we are once again fighting the
"collective West" --- with the baggage of the
savage capitalism that destroyed us in the
3 decades that followed the treacherous
collapse of the USSR.
This terrible baggage in the form of a huge population decline, which is taking on the scale of a national
catastrophe, an economic crisis, a undermined industry, a technological lag, a dangerous dependence on imports --- and a strong influence of the liberal "fifth column" is now on the side of the opponents. It helps them to fight against our country.
In order to survive this war and embark on the life-saving path of independent development, we need to get rid of the cancer of a political curse that is fighting against its own people.
We need to call a spade a spade: for 30 years in
a row, the socio-economic system imposed on
us acted against Russia as an internal enemy.
It was destroyed in the 90s, when the country
was falling into the abyss of degradation --- against a background of "fraternization"
with the West. And it continued its
subversive work, even after we
declared our right: to free our
selves from external dictates
-- to pursue an independent
policy & restore genuine
The course that has been dictated over the years by transnational centres of global capital, like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization has caused enormous damage to our country. It was at the direction of these structures --- that we
systematically built a system of capitalist
periphery, the doom of which is constant
lag and chronic crisis, was proved with
brilliant clarity ------ by Vladimir Ilyich
Lenin in his work "The Development
of Capitalism in Russia" at the end
of the 20th century.
Almost a hundred years after it was written --- a
great country that had reached unprecedented
heights in its development thanks to socialism
was thrown back, trying to turn it forever into
a raw material appendage of the West, which
does not even dare to dream of successful
The predatory privatization of state property,
its transfer for a song into the hands of the
oligarchy, that by the beginning of the 90s
had grown up on the basis of a criminal
shadow economy, led to the destruction
and theft of thousands of enterprises.
To turn the labour and natural resources of our country into a source of enrichment for greedy parasites who did not
want to invest a pin in its development. Their fabulous profits from robbing Russia, were invested in luxury
yachts and mansions, in the most expensive foreign resorts.
Today, a significant part of this property... has
been seized in the West as part of a sanctions
campaign. But fake foreign "legalists" do not
even think about returning it to the people of
Russia. First, our country was robbed by
homegrown Gaidars and Chubais. And
now it is being repeatedly robbed by
The cynical curators of privatization have long
and publicly admitted that during this criminal
process --- they did not even think about any
benefits for the state. Their main task was to
put together a new class of owners from the
former shadow speculators, to wrest the
country's largest assets from the hands
of the people --- and thereby "drive the
last nail in the coffin of communism."
But they treacherously drove this nail not only into the hated Soviet government. They drove it into our future, which they readily sacrificed, in the interests of Russia's enemies. Today, they are fleeing the country --- fearing responsibility... and fair retribution for their deeds, as did the same Chubais.
Another devastating consequence of the dastardly collapse of the USSR and the Soviet system, is the rapid and massive seizure of domestic industry by foreign capital.
Its total share, according to the Academy of Sciences, until recently, was 65%. And.. in some of the most
important industries, it reached 75-95%. External control over our economy and industry is one of
the main reasons, that even in strategically important areas - on which our national security directly depends - real import
substitution, which was repeatedly promised, from high tribunes,
has not been implemented.
This is what most painfully responds to
us, against the background of the law-
lessness of sanctions unleashed
Those who organized it were also greatly
"helped" by the financial policy that was
carried out all these years according to
the patterns of the IMF — state in name
and anti-state in essence. It was it who
legitimized the absolutely adventurous
practice of placing a significant part of
the country's gold & foreign exchange
reserves in dollars and euros ---
concentrated in Western banks.
That is, in the financial institutions of those
who have long ceased to hide their hostile
intentions towards our country. This year,
as part of the "infernal sanctions" as they
are called in Washington, dictating to its
satellites, the scenario of an economic
war against Russia, We have received
a financial blow from our "Western
partners", which the Communist
Party of the Russian Federation
has long warned us about. And
the danger of which the "party
in power" did not even want to
discuss. Of the $ 640 billion in
Russian gold and foreign
exchange reserves, the
West has "seized"
To this blatant financial sabotage, we should
also add the fact that in 2020-2021, 600 tons
of gold were exported from Russia to foreign
storage facilities the entire volume produced
in our country, in two years. In today's
situation --- this stock would be very
useful to us. But it is also sacrificed
to the irresponsible manipulation of
the state's financial reserves.
Our country's entry into the World Trade Organization, imposed by the liberal column, which took place in 2012 despite our stubborn resistance - and thanks to the votes of United Russia in the State Duma, has had an extremely negative impact on the
economy and industry. For almost 10 years - the WTO has served as a "legalized" barrier to real import substitution and ensuring food and drug safety in our country.
By joining this organization, we have taken on
23,000 additional obligations to other States
and trade partners. And these commitments
worked exclusively for the destruction of the
domestic economy & industry. To undermine
their ability to act in the interests of Western
corporations & exporters - which is the true
purpose of the WTO, which was created
precisely to serve these interests.
After --- without exaggeration --- the criminal
decision to join Russia in this organization
was pushed through, the Communist Party
of the Russian Federation 5 times submitted
to the Duma a bill to withdraw from it. But
they did not want to hear us, even when
it became absolutely obvious, that the
Western sanctions stranglehold was
tightening ever tighter and would
Do not hesitate to correct errors!
The vulnerability of the Russian economy
to hostile machinations, laid down by the
architects of market "reforms", was, in
fact, recognized in the National Security
Strategy signed in July 2021, by President
Putin. It states: "Unfriendly countries are
trying to use the existing socio-economic
problems in the Russian Federation to
destroy its internal unity.… Indirect
methods aimed at provoking long-
term instability within the Russian
Federation, are increasingly
Agreeing with this assessment, we called on the
country's leadership to finally bring the real
socio-economic policy in line with it.
To implement a fundamental change in the vicious
course that it has been avoiding for many years.
The Communist Party insisted: ''Without this, the President's fundamental goals formulated in his May decrees of 2012 and 2018, overcoming the demo-graphic crisis & mass poverty, achieving
a technological breakthrough, and entering
the top 5 leading economies in the world
- cannot be implemented.'' But they didn't
hear us then, either.
Today, when the enemy is insistently pushing
us towards economic collapse, it is no longer
possible to delay in correcting accumulated
system errors, with the adoption of tough
& principled decisions that will put an end
to the destructive practice of predatory
"reform" of the country in favour of
The sooner these decisions are made, the better we will be able to resist the machinations designed to
destabilize the Russian state --- and bring our country to its knees.
Yes, the Russian economy is negatively affected by sanctions related to our independent position in the foreign policy arena. But it is also obvious that only if the internal policy is improved... the mobilization and close consolidation of society is carried out, we will be able to respond to any intrigues from the outside.
The current difficulties are not comparable to the challenge that was thrown at the Soviet country by the Entente... which tried to overthrow the power of the Bolsheviks with the trials that fell to its lot in the '40s of the last century — during the Nazi invasion. And the current losses of our economy due to external factors, are also not comparable with the losses the Soviet economy suffered in the first half of the
But it is necessary to understand that, unlike the
Soviet Union which emerged from the most terrible trials & made up for the most severe losses thanks to the economy of creation and development, our country will not be able to achieve real economic growth or accelerated import substitution... if it does not abandon the system of socio-economic decay.
The recent history of Russia has clearly shown that criminal-oligarchic capitalism, can bring even greater destruction to the country, drive it into an even greater crisis --- than a clash
with the most terrible military opponent.
Addressing the government leadership during its report to the State Duma, I stated bluntly: the liberal model of governance is completely bankrupt & has finally outlived its usefulness. The task of independent rapid development, on the solution of which our survival depends, in the current conditions, requires that we abandon this model decisively and forever.
In the current circumstances, there is no
other choice, but to fulfill our program
requirement: to carry out a complete
revision of the principles of economic
and social management.
The results of a survey of experts conducted
by the Central Bank after the announcement
of Russia's "infernal sanctions" showed that
they predict that by the end of this year, the
economy will shrink by 10%, and inflation
will be 20%. At the same time, warnings
about the impending significant decline
in real incomes of citizens and job cuts
are becoming more insistent. But we
have no right to give up and allow a
collapse that is fraught with a
The country has every opportunity, not only to avoid this, but also to reach a fundamentally new level of development, that was hindered by a dependence on the recipes of Western financial institutions and on foreign capital now fleeing from Russia. To meet this historic challenge --- we urgently need to implement the measures we propose, based on our economic and social revival program "10 steps to a decent life".
Based on the outstanding experience of the Soviet state, based on the best modern achievements of socialist
China, growing faster than anyone else in the world, and on the other states that successfully resist the dictates of Western globalists, and follow the sovereign path of development and creation.
We do not need demagoguery about import
substitution, which is fed to us by helpless
liberal managers --- but a new industrial-
ization, a revival of national production,
and overcoming the huge backlog in
such areas as machine tool
Large owners do not want to invest in the technological renewal of the country. The work of most Russian citizens is clearly undervalued. Millions of people receive a salary that can only be described as a pathetic handout. At the same time, they
see how the income created by their work
flows into the pockets of a nouveau riche.
A system based on exploitation, riddled with
corruption and indulging in the fantastic
enrichment of oligarchs, is not able to
stimulate the restoration of industrial
potential, and the growth of labour
productivity. If this system is kept
to, if attempts continue to cling
to the previous course, Russia
will not be able to guarantee
its true independence... and
take its rightful place in
Our next steps should be based on a clear
understanding that the time has come to
decisively abandon the dominant role of
bank & financial capital in the economy.
We must provide conditions for the
development of those industries
that create the necessary
material values on a
It's time to stop feeding society myths about the regulatory "hand of the market,'' about the wonders of prosperity that free enterprise promises. In order to save the national
economy and therefore the country it's
necessary: to put an end to the lies of
liberal fundamentalism. It should be
replaced by the realization -- that in
the struggle for independence and
lasting security -- we cannot do
without a new large-scale
requires the maximum
mobilization of all
If, against the background of sanctions
designed to strangle us, the government
continues to pursue a policy aimed at
compensating the losses of oligarchs
and speculators --- and not at fully
supporting industrial production,
agriculture, medicine, science
and education, we will not be
able to win on the financial
and economic front.
The clan-based oligarchic economy -- has
repeatedly proved that it is unable to act
for the benefit of the state & society or
work in their interests. And in difficult
situations, this becomes especially
obvious. We insist on removing the
oligarchy from the economic helm.
We are committed to following the
course of justice and development
- taking into account our program
for the revival of the country and
the experience of outstanding
socio-economic victories of
socialism, that underlies it.
Modernity of Stalin's tasks
History has never known such military exploits
and such feats of peaceful construction as the
Soviet country did. In just five years after the
October Revolution, a young Soviet Republic
managed to go from a paralyzed economy &
mass starvation, from huge military losses
and destruction, from poverty & epidemics
to NEP and GOELRO and the establishment
of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
This feat of universal significance looks even
bigger if we remember that in the same five
years there were such incredible trials as
the civil war and the intervention of the
largest Western states. And they were
preceded by three pre-revolutionary
years of the First World War.
By the beginning of 1921, the volume of industrial production in Soviet Russia was only 12% of the pre-war volume of 1913. The volume of output of large-scale industry decreased by 7 times compared to the same year in 1913. In 1920, grain was grown less than 64% of the pre- war harvest.
Most of the mines and mines were destroyed. Only a few plants & factories were operating. The devastation covered both the city and the village.
In order to start producing industrial products in the USSR in the 1920s and achieve a colossal growth rate in its production by the 1930s, it was necessary first, to build this production up from scratch. The task of preserving the Soviet country, required fulfilling the most difficult condition: to grow faster than all Western countries, while solving much more complex innovation tasks than any of them.
In fact, it was a challenge of the same scale that we are facing now. It is no accident, that the words of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, who in 1925, at the XIV Congress of the CPSU, outlined the uncompromising goal of an economic breakthrough, sound as if they are said today:
"We must make our country an economically independent country based on the domestic market. We must build our economy in such a way that our country does not become an appendage of the world capitalist system, that it is not included in the general scheme of capitalist development as its subsidiary enterprise, that our economy develops, not as a subsidiary enterprise of world capitalism, but as an independent economic unit, based on the link between our industry and the peasant economy.".
And the Soviet country proved by its actions the possibility of achieving such a huge task in the shortest possible time.
Already in 1927, the total volume of industrial output produced in the USSR exceeded the figures of 1913. By 1929, at the beginning of the first five-year plan, more than two thousand large state-owned industrial enterprises had been restored and re-built.
However, this was not enough to ensure economic independence and defense capability. In order to fulfill the Stalinist policy formulated at the XIV Party Congress, it was necessary to fundamentally improve the system of national economic management.
That is why, since 1929, the Soviet economy had been developing, according to five-year plans.
In 1931, at the First All-Union Conference of Workers in Socialist Industry, Stalin, emphasizing the need to accelerate industrialization and modernization in principle, addressed the people with the words:
"We are 50-100 years behind the advanced countries. We have to run this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or we'll be crushed."
This call was also heard and implemented. And this became clear not only to Soviet citizens, but also to the whole world. In January 1932, the French newspaper Tan stated: "The USSR won the first round, industrializing without the help of foreign capital."
This conclusion was echoed by the British Financial Times: "The success achieved in the machine-building industry - is beyond any doubt. The USSR is currently producing all the equipment necessary for its metallurgical and electrical industries. it managed to create its own automobile industry. It created the production of tools; and tools that cover the entire gamut, from the smallest tools of high precision, up to the heaviest presses. As for agricultural machinery, the U.S.S.R. is no longer dependent on foreign imports. There is no doubt that the newly built huge factories guarantee a significant increase in heavy industry output."
The planet-shaking results of rapid industrialization... became more impressive every year. A country where on the eve of the 1917 revolution, 70% could not read or write, having won the battle against illiteracy in the first years of Soviet power, had now moved on to breakneck economic and social development. And it began to turn into one of the world's leading powers.
In the "post-Soviet" era, we witnessed an almost endless crisis, the degradation of the economy, & the destruction of high-tech production. But the Soviet Union increased industrial production almost 13-fold in the first 30 years of its existence. While the US had only doubled it in the same three decades, and the UK - by 60%.
In capitalist Russia, over the past 10 years, the real average annual growth of the economy has not reached even 1%. And in the USSR, just in the twelve pre-war years, from 1928 to 1940, the volume of the economy grew --- by 450%. It increased annually by an average of 13.8%. This is an indicator that no other country in the world has been able to surpass --- to this day!
We should be proud of the fact that this is the history of our Fatherland. Be inspired by it, at this difficult time. To study and implement in new conditions, its experience of heroic mobilization, labour, and the social and moral solidarity of its citizens. Only this, will allow us to overcome today's difficulties.
A plan for great achievements
During the first Soviet five-year plan, the volume of industrial production in the Soviet country doubled! And in Western countries, it shrank by an average of a quarter, over the same period. Compared to the performance of the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I, industrial production in the USSR increased fourfold by 1933, compared to a ten percent increase in the United States over the same 20 years.
In 1933, the share of industry in the total Soviet economy exceeded 70%. It was 16% higher than in 1929, and 28% higher than in 1913. In just three years, the production of trucks had grown 5 fold, and passenger cars - 16-fold.
In his report to the seventeenth Congress of the CPSU(b), Stalin summed it up briefly and clearly: "Our country has become firmly and definitively, an industrial country."
Rapid industrialization was accompanied by the constantly accelerating development of the Soviet agricultural industry. Over the first 5-year period, the availability of tractors for agriculture had increased almost 6 times, and the availability of combine harvesters - almost 15 times. During the first five-year plan, the state sent 111 thousand technical and agronomic specialists to collective farms & state farms, about two million trained tractor drivers, combined harvester drivers and more than one and a half million field and livestock foremen.
These achievements look fantastic against the background of what has been happening for decades in "post-Soviet" Russia. The market orgy caused serious damage to the agricultural sector and food security of the country. A particularly negative role was played by the law on land purchase and sale, which we strongly protested against.
It opened up almost unlimited possibilities for transferring land to private ownership. As a result, the irresponsibility of the new owners-moneybags led to the fact that 40% of the Russian arable land is not used for its intended purpose today. In the context of sanctions aimed, among other things, at creating a shortage of food products in Russia, this problem is particularly acute.
We insist that Russia's food security must be guaranteed at the legislative level. And pay special attention to the agro- industrial complex. Provide producers in rural areas with the necessary equipment and fuel, seeds and fertilizers. Create a state fund to support agricultural enterprises. Use the mechanisms of cheap loans and direct subsidies to those who work on the land. Overcome the shortages of personnel in rural areas.
To meet these vital requirements, we have developed a number of programs aimed at reviving the Russian countryside and fundamentally improving the productivity of the agro-industrial complex.
Our best specialists — V. I. Kashin, N. M. Kharitonov, N. V. Arefyev - worked on them. The most important among them are "New Virgin Land" and "Sustainable Rural Development". The financial and economic block of the government, has long prevented their implementation. But it is unacceptable and extremely dangerous to continue delaying it, in the current conditions.
Comparing the indicators of pre-revolutionary Russia's industrial backwardness, with the outstanding Soviet achievements, we understand: that a fair, effective system of economic management can provide the country with the most ambitious breakthroughs.
In 1913, Russia was 8 times behind the United States in terms of industrial output, 3.5 times behind Germany, three times behind Britain -- and one and a half times behind France. Russia's share in the world's industrial output in 1913 was only 4%. The socialist economy had fundamentally changed the situation. The country was rapidly becoming one of the leading industrial powers.
During the first five-year plan, 1,500 new large industrial enterprises were put into operation. Entire industries were re-created: aviation, machine-tool building, automotive, chemical, instrument-making, and agricultural machinery. They could not have been mastered, if it were not for the huge achievements in ferrous metallurgy, in the production of aluminium and high-quality steel.
At the same time, the main work was carried out to implement the plan developed immediately after the revolution by GOELRO --- the State Commission for Electrification of Russia. The capacity of domestic power plants had increased 2.5 times. As a result of the implementation of the five-year plan, a solid foundation of the economy was built — heavy industry, mechanized agriculture.
The possibilities and advantages of the socialist planned economy became indisputable at that time. They remain so today. And it is simply criminal to refuse them, when the West is trying to push our country into social and economic chaos.
In November 2021, the head of state signed a decree "On the fundamentals of state policy in the field of strategic planning in Russia". It finally recognizes what the Communist Party has long insisted on: without strategic planning, it is impossible to determine the true most important goals of socio-economic development that meet the main interests of the country, & find ways to achieve them. Especially now when we doubly need maximum mobilization & accurate calculation of our actions. We call for the urgent implementation of this installation. We need to finally do what we have been trying to do for many years – create a State Committee for Strategic Planning, which will coordinate this work.
The successful implementation of the Soviet 5-year plans was based on the ever-growing financing of the most important industrial sectors. The total amount of capital investment in the first 5-year period -- was twice as much as the expenditure in the previous 11 years. 50% of all capital investments were directed to the development of industry. Of this amount, three-quarters were allocated to heavy industry.
Like the USSR of the late 1920s and early 1930s, today's Russia, which also needs to solve the problem of accelerated industrialization and modernization, has neither the time nor the right --- to rely on private investors, either external or internal. The economy facing such challenges should rely primarily on public investment.
But instead of implementing this principle, for many years.. we have been openly draining the financial system of blood and squandering its resources. Over the years of market "reforms", over a trillion dollars have been withdrawn from the country. At the current exchange rate, this is 80 trillion rubles — almost four federal budgets! Capital withdrawal has accelerated, especially over the past 2 years, during which $ 122 billion, or 9 trillion rubles, has flowed out of the cordon. We insist that the foreign currency earnings of Russian exporters should be left in the country, and at least half of it should go to the state treasury. However, the authorities ignored the demand to take financial flows under strict control. The currency was freely exported abroad, where it is now frozen indefinitely.
We call for abandoning the flawed model of financial system governance. It cannot indulge the anti-state interests of the oligarchy --- and is obliged to work for the development of the country.
The Central Bank's key task -- should be to promote economic growth. It is necessary to strengthen the Central Bank's responsibility for the ruble exchange rate and the stability of the national currency. Systematically expand the use of the ruble in settlements with foreign countries. Restore the branch state-owned banks - Industrial, Construction, Agricultural, Scientific and Technological. Focus them on the tasks of economic and social development.
The country urgently needs to introduce a mechanism for interest-free lending to enterprises guaranteed by the state and regional authorities. For the revival of domestic production, such financial measures are needed, and not the lifting of credit rates for enterprises, which high-ranking liberal officials continue to insist on.
Russia needs to strictly limit the export of capital and ensure the process of real de-offshorization of the domestic economy, which we have been promised for years, in words, but not in practice.
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation... has developed a program for improving the state's financial policy and prepared a package of relevant laws, which were worked out by Yu. V. Afonin, N. V. Kolomeitsev, S. A. Gavrilov and other representatives of our deputy team.
The rapid growth of industry, allowed the Soviet country to completely eliminate such a social evil as unemployment by the end of 1930. And until the last days of the existence of the Country of Soviets, our citizens did not encounter this terrible phenomenon. The Soviet Labour Code... not only enshrined the right to work and prohibited the dismissal of an employee without a valid reason - just at the whim of the employer ---- as is often the case today. This code guaranteed workers to work in their specialty, excluded the possibility that the knowledge acquired by a person in a higher education institution, or in a vocational educational institution, would be unclaimed.
And in today's Russia, millions of people do not have a permanent job, or are completely unemployed. The government's employment promotion and support program for medium and small enterprises, has not been fully implemented.
Back in 2012, the president set a goal in one of his "May decrees": to create 25 million high-performance jobs by 2020. But eight years later, instead of increasing their number, we saw a reduction from 18.3 million in 2014 to 17 million in 2020. The reason is obvious: where there is no development of advanced areas of the economy, there can be no growth of the corresponding jobs.
One of the most important requirements of our program is to reliably protect workers from unemployment and urgently form a state employment support program that meets today's challenges. But this task can be realized only on the basis of a rapid development of the domestic industrial sector, a brilliant example of which, is provided by the Lenin-Stalin modernization.
Alternative to raw material dependence
The results of the second Soviet five-year plan of 1933-1937 were no less impressive, than the results of the first. The volume of industrial output continued to grow at the same high rate and doubled in 5 years. Electricity generation increased 2.7 times. 80% of all industrial output was obtained at enterprises newly built or completely reconstructed during the first and second five- year plans. Industrial productivity had doubled.
4,500 large industrial enterprises were put into operation. Among the main ones were the Ural & Kramatorsk Heavy Engineering Plants, the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant, the Ural Car Building Plant, the Novolipetsk & Novouralsk Metallurgical Plants. In 1935, the first stage of the Moscow Metro was put into operation, which became the pride of the country and the decoration of the capital.
In the first years of the third five-year plan --- which was destined to be interrupted by the war, the success of the Soviet economy became absolutely irrefutable evidence of the advantages of socialism. The country came out in 2nd place in the world and the 1st in Europe in the main types of heavy industry. In 1937-1939 alone, three thousand new large industrial enterprises were established. Power plants, oil refineries, cement plants, and pulp and papermills, were put into operation. The number of Soviet workers & employees rose to 31 million in pre-war 1940, almost tripling from 1928.
By the beginning of the war, the USSR ranked first in Europe in terms of the main types of natural & raw materials. And for some of them - first place in the world. But, at that time, raw materials were not exported abroad. It was used for the economic development of the country, for the production of high-quality products, and above all, metals- cast iron and steel. These metals, transformed into planes, tanks and katyushas, helped the Soviet soldier defeat the most terrible enemy that Russia faced. They literally saved our homeland during the Great Patriotic War.
The absence of dependence on raw material exports is one of the most important features that fundamentally distinguished the multi-layered Soviet economy from today's. And provided it with self-sufficiency, which we so lack --- in the current sanctions conditions.
Those who judge the Soviet economy superficially or based on unreliable sources --- are often convinced... that it had become increasingly commodity-oriented over the years, and allegedly became dependent on it to the same extent as the economy of modern Russia. But this is a distorted view. Until the last years of its existence --- when the management of the Soviet economy, at the instigation of Gorbachev's entourage, began to be intercepted by degenerate destroyers, its distinctive feature --- dis- played precisely, the multi-structure characteristic of the most developed countries.
So, if the export of oil from the USSR for the period 1960- 1987 increased by 7.7 times, then the export of electricity increased 18 times, equipment for the chemical industry — by 19, equipment for the textile industry — by 21, power equipment — by 56, equipment for the timber, pulp and paper and woodworking industries - by 77 times.
The earliest possible achievement of industry diversity, is something that is vitally necessary for our economy, both from the point of view of saturating the country with domestic products, and from the point of view of its competitiveness in the foreign market.
Today, some experts are openly spreading panic, scaring us with the fact that by the end of this year, Russia may lose half its oil and gas exports, and eventually face a critical budget deficit. But if a competent policy is implemented, we have all the opportunities for successful mobilization of high-tech production. It will really help rid Russia's economy of its dependence on raw materials.
We are in favour of the speedy implementation of this fundamental task. And for the gradual reduction of oil & gas exports in order to better support the domestic market, and reduce the prices of petroleum products within the country. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure the development of the oil refining industry ...improving the quality of raw materials products.
But to solve this problem, it is necessary to remove the oligarchy that is not interested in it, from the economic helm. Only this will make it possible to return Russia's natural resources & strategic sectors of the economy to public ownership: the electric power industry, transport, military-industrial complex, oil and gas fields, and illegally privatized factories and mines.
These measures should be accompanied by an increase in spending on economic development from the budget and the National Welfare Fund. And ensuring state control over exports and imports, in order to create the most favorable conditions for domestic producers.
It is necessary to immediately assess at the state level the industrial potential that has been preserved in the Russian regions, in order to update it and include it in production activities - as soon as possible.
Today it is important to remember -- that, in the USSR, it was precisely industrialization and modernization of the economy that led to the rapid development of the social sphere. And it was closely linked to the growth of the construction industry. The annual commissioning of housing by the start of the '50s increased almost 8 times compared to the end of the 20s. The number of theatres, cinemas, clubs, & libraries increased significantly. Sanatoriums and rest homes were actively built. Soviet citizens enjoyed all these benefits, free of charge, including housing provided by the state.
With the return of capitalism, buying their own homes has become an unaffordable luxury for most. The average family either needs to save up for the purchase of a standard city apartment for 15-20 years, saving for this purpose, all the money that it earns. Or voluntarily throw yourself into a debt hole, not knowing if you will ever be able to get out of it.
The deterioration of housing stock, in the era of the "free market" has taken on an alarming scale. The destruction of public infrastructure in various regions, reaches from 40% to 80%.
We insist that social housing should be built en masse for Russian citizens and internally displaced persons from the Donbas and Ukraine. And consider the right to housing - as a guarantee of the right to life.
Large-scale state investments in housing construction and utilities are needed. The construction industry, not only has a special social significance -- but also is a unique locomotive that pulls many other sectors of production along with it. This should be the basis for the economic policy of any state that seeks to develop successfully.
The public, high-quality education that the Soviet system managed to guarantee everyone, was not only a social boon. It became the intellectual and professional basis, for the outstanding achievements of the USSR.
The availability of education in the Soviet state, and the rapid involvement of the broadest social strata in it can be judged at least by this fact: by the beginning of 1933, students from peasants, already accounted for about 17% in higher educational institutions of the USSR, while, in Germany at that time, the share of peasants in universities, barely exceeded 2%.
From 1933 to 1938, 20,000 new schools were built in the country. 16 thousand of them were opened in rural areas. By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, 5 times more children were studying in secondary schools than before the Communists came to power. The number of students enrolled in secondary educational institutions increased by 30 times, compared to the pre-revolutionary period. The number of students, increased eightfold.
And, since the destruction of the USSR, a third of schools in Russia have been closed. Moreover, in rural areas, their number has halved. The number of vocational schools has decreased by 10 times! This is a real sabotage against our country, arranged by the hands of "reformers" who acted according to openly anti-Russian programs received from the Soros Foundation and other overseas structures. That is why, today, it is so difficult to find a good turner, millerist, locksmith, or welder. These professions, which are now extremely necessary for the new industrialization and rapid import substitution, have essentially been eliminated in our country.
We insist - that in order to revive the broken system of vocational and technical education and provide it with effective support from the state - it is necessary to restore the State Committee that will manage this area. Without this, it is impossible to quickly fill the shortage of highly qualified workers, which is vital for us today.
In 1940, the Soviet state spent 13% of all budget expenditure on education. And even at the height of the war, in 1942, it allocated 6% of its budget expenditure for education. And, in victorious 1945, this figure increased 2.5 times and amounted to 17% of all Soviet treasury expenditures.
The share of today's public investment in this area is only a quarter of the pre-war Soviet expenditure. Modern Russia, according to UNESCO Institute of Statistics, has slipped to the 120th place in the world in terms of the share of spending on education! In the last ten years --- the total expenditure of the federal budget on education does not exceed 5% of its expenditure. And they remain within 1% of the gross domestic product. Federal and regional budget expenditure under the section "Education" reached only 3.6% of GDP, which is also categorically insufficient.
Along with the financial theft of education, one of the main crimes of the "reformers" was the intellectual and moral destruction of the outstanding heritage of the Russian- Soviet school. Washing out our best achievements from the school curriculum, infiltrating it with Russophobia, anti-Sovietism and gross distortions of national history.
Reduction of educational standards, which undermines the intellectual and spiritual potential of society, was fully reflected --- in the vicious system of the unified state exam - an "innovation" imposed on Russia, which the Communist Party of the Russian Federation has always opposed, and continues to strongly oppose.
The Unified State Exam... not only does not improve the quality of education, but also frankly, devalues the most important knowledge. It undermines the authority of key scientific areas, without the development of which, it is impossible to count on the technological breakthrough of Russia declared in presidential decrees & messages.
In 2019, a group of Chinese scientists led by Academician Jin Sizhang ...conducted their own research and assessed how the level of education in 43 countries around the world has changed over the past 30 years.
The conclusion of scientists is as follows: The West has imposed on Russia a disastrous Unified State Exam system that trains "biorobots, destroys knowledge, and condemns schoolchildren to degradation and eternal lag. The Unified State Exam is the main threat to the development of technology in Russia" and "the greatest sabotage of the West".
Simultaneously with the school, the university education was also sabotaged. Most of the higher education institutions... were put on starvation rations. Even in Moscow, the current average rate of a professor is 35-40 thousand rubles, the rate of an associate professor is 25 thousand & an assistant professor is from 15 to 20 thousand. A student's estimated stipend... is a humiliating 13% of the officially established subsistence minimum, compared to 80%, as it was in the USSR. And for those who receive vocational education the figure is a measly 5% ---- 16 times less than in the Soviet era!
One of the main vices of the system of wild capitalism is the loss of connection between economic activity and scientific and technological progress, without which, the development and decent future of the state and society --- are absolutely impossible.
A fundamental review of policy in this area is an essential part of our program. And one of the key documents underlying it is the draft law "Education for All".
The best scientists and representatives of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the State Duma worked on it: Zh. I. Alferov, I. I. Melnikov, V. I. Kashin, O. N. Smolin, Yu. V. Afonin, D. G. Novikov, S.E. Savitskaya, T. I. Pletneva, N. A. Ostanina... I am convinced that -- without the implementation of this law in life, it is impossible to revive the outstanding Russian-Soviet school, which is being destroyed by liberal "reformers".
We must resolutely reject the view of education as a service -- any justification for its commercialization, or transformation into a business sphere. From the stupefying USE system, which we demand to replace with a full-fledged traditional exam, where students are not played guessing games, but objectively reveal their true knowledge and abilities, and from the vicious idea of imposing distance learning on schools & universities ...which the liberal destroyers of the education system began to actively introduce, against the background of the pandemic.
Government spending on education should be doubled and amount to at least 7% of GDP. Without this, any calls and promises to achieve a technological breakthrough will be negated - by the growing intellectual degradation and destruction of the country's scientific potential.
In all regions, teachers ' salaries must be at least as high as the average in Russia. In the field of vocational education, teachers ' salaries should be at least doubled, in comparison with today's salaries. And the rates of university teachers should be increased to a level not less than twice the average Russian salary.
Textbooks that preach Russophobia, deny the ideology of social justice and equality, denigrate and distort the national history - should be resolutely expelled from schools and universities. The outstanding works of Soviet authors -- which have been withdrawn from the school curriculum for decades and which are the best examples of morality and patriotism - should be returned to the school curriculum.
In order to throw off the yoke of anti-national capital and move forward confidently, Russia needs to fully feel that it is the heiress not only of Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Nekrasov and Chekhov --- but also of Gorky, Sholokhov, Simonov, Isakovsky, Tvardovsky, Bondarev and Rasputin. Prokofiev, and Sviridov. Mukhina, and Vucetich. Makarenko and Sukhomlinsky. Kurchatov and Keldysh. Korolev and Gagarina. Zhukov, Rokossovsky, Vasilevsky, and Konev.
The country should be proud that this galaxy of brilliant names that make up the pride of Russian civilization was born out of the Soviet era, the socialist Fatherland, the birthplace of Lenin and Stalin.
We demand the adoption of a law on state protection of the Russian language as the greatest national treasure. It is also largely the responsibility of the school to foster love for it and preserve it.
Let us recall what Konstantin Dmitrievich Ushinsky, the founder of the Russian pedagogical system, said about the priceless value of native speech: "Being the most complete and faithful chronicle of the entire spiritual life of the people for many centuries, the language is at the same time the greatest national mentor, who taught the people... when there were no books or schools yet, and continues to teach them to the end.. stories. Language is the most vital, most abundant and strong link that connects the obsolete, living and future generations of the people into one great historical living whole. When the national language disappears the people are no more!''
''As long as the language of the people lives in the mouths of the people, so long does the people live."
We Communists never cease to remember this, as we defend the Russian language, our national culture, science and education, which the true patriots of Russia have always stood guard over, and continue to stand guard over.
Scientific foundation of the state
The basis of the outstanding economic and social victories of the Soviet country --- was the rapid development of science, which became one of the main tasks of the state from the first days of Stalin's industrialization.
The Soviet State itself, was born on the scientific foundation of the outstanding Marxist-Leninist doctrine, and commitment to politics and the knowledge economy, was an immutable law for it.
With each five-year plan, the state's contribution to the development of science & its achievements increased. Even the war was unable to stop this process. And, in the post-war years, our country confidently broke out into being world leaders in scientific development.
In five years - from 1950 to 1955 - the number of scientists in leading research institutes, where the main scientific potential was concentrated, increased from 75 to 95 thousand. And over the next five years, it reached 200,000. That is -- during these five years -- the number of researchers in the USSR, increased annually by 20 thousand. Our specialists were trained at the highest level. It was they, who ensured the creation of a nuclear shield, which still reliably protects the Russian State from the military encroachments of those who dream of enslaving it.
They paved the way for our country to go into space. It is their achievements, that our people are still proud of - and the whole world admires.
A quarter of a century later, by the mid-1980s, more than 500 research and production associations were operating in the USSR, which made it possible to actively integrate science into production and the national economy. In the Soviet Union, there were 1,200 independent industrial research institutes and design bureaus. Over 500 of them worked in the machine-building complex. Every fourth researcher in the world, was a Soviet citizen. Every third invention on the planet, was made in our country.
At that time, there were 70 centres of scientific and technical creativity of young people in the USSR. Implementation of the "Comprehensive Program of Scientific and Technological Progress of the COMECON member Countries" began. And the key role here belonged to Soviet science and our scientists. The socialist countries started the joint production -- of computers and laser installations, digital information transmission systems, automation tools and other high-tech products. New metal-cutting equipment, new materials based on ferrous & non-ferrous metal and refractory compounds were created, using powder metallurgy methods. Biotechnologies were actively developed. A socialist economy proved its ability to dynamically modernize, & actively introduce innovations. It confirmed an ability, not only to keep up with the capitalist economy, but also to be ahead of it, in development.
There is no doubt that socialism would soon have achieved an absolute victory in the economic competition between the two systems, if a cohort of outright traitors and unscrupulous opportunists had not penetrated the highest echelons of power & begun to undermine the system from within. They played the role of allies of those external forces, that did every thing to bury the USSR and the Socialist Commonwealth.
A direct consequence of this was the refusal of the state to fully support and strengthen domestic science. Over the years, its funding has been reduced, both relative to the total budget expenditures & relative to GDP. The country that was the leading scientific power in the world in the Soviet era, under capitalism, has come to the point that the treasury is allocating for basic science as much as the US and the leading countries of Europe spend on the maintenance of one large university!
Now these opponents are trying to deal us a new crushing blow & in many ways, they rely on Russia's technological backwardness, which was allowed during three decades of market degradation. We will be able to achieve victory in this difficult confrontation only if we make a large-scale intellectual breakthrough. But the solution to this problem is impossible without the comprehensive support of modern science. The Soviet experience proved how effective its integration into production and the national economy is. Today, we need to significantly increase funding for the scientific activities of domestic scientists and increase the share of organizations where it is carried out, to at least 30%.
It is vital for us to develop high technologies and restore production capacities that will allow us to build a strong and independent economy. This means investing in basic science. The formation of new laboratories based on the industry principle -- working to accelerate scientific and technological progress. The immediate implementation of new developments in real production.
Special attention should be paid to electronics, machine tools, robotics, and artificial intelligence. In our program documents, we have repeatedly shown, how to solve problems in these areas. And they put on the table of the President, the head of government, and the heads of key ministries proposals developed together with the directors of major enterprises and scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Our country has a strong base for making scientific and technological breakthroughs. This is the world-famous Novosibirsk Akademgorodok — one of the pearls of the great Soviet heritage. And the St. Petersburg National Research Academic University, that bears the name of its founder, Nobel laureate Zhores Alferov, who worked brilliantly not only in the scientific field, but also in the deputy team of the Communist Party in the State Duma. Within the walls of the university he created a physics and mathematics lyceum, a university and a state-of- the-art production facility were united for the first time. But.. instead of giving it maximum support, the authorities turn a blind eye to how predatory raiders roam around the university, dreaming of seizing the land on which this unique educational institution is located.
If we want to overcome the technological gap and return Russia to the path of advanced development, which will ensure that we are invulnerable to any sanctions, it is necessary to put an end to such criminal practices; protect the dignity, professional & social interests of scientists, and radically revise the state policy in this crucial area.
In 1931, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Bernard Shaw said: "If the experiment that Lenin undertook in the field of social structure fails, then civilization will collapse, as many civilizations that preceded ours failed."
Thanks to the Leninist-Stalinist modernization, the Soviet system managed to survive and reach incredible heights. But --- at the turn of the XX and XXI centuries, after its treacherous destruction, our country went off the path of the leader of world civilization. And at the same time the entire world civilization began to slide into a deep crisis and obscurantism --- which has reached an extreme degree in our days. The only way to get out of this disastrous abyss -- for us -- is to transform Russia into a socialist country that opposes globalist fascism on the basis of a smart and patriotic development policy.
Reliable Medicine Shield
Outstanding scientific achievements of the USSR became an indispensable basis, not only for industrialization, but also for the development of Soviet medicine. It was the breakthroughs in science that predetermined the huge success of domestic healthcare and pharmaceuticals, which began to rapidly gain height during the second Stalinist five-year plan. Thanks to this, back in the 30s, our country was the first to defeat many of the most dangerous infections, the eradication of which ...the world had previously considered impossible. Soviet specialists created new, hitherto unknown drugs. Among them, a special role was played by penicillin --- which saved the lives of millions of soldiers on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War.
Without these brilliant victories in the medical field, the enormous demographic growth of the Soviet era... would not have been possible.
Despite all the hardships and terrible human losses suffered in the first half of the twentieth century in three wars — two world wars and a civil war - the population of the Soviet country grew steadily and rapidly. If in 1913 159 million people lived within the borders of the future USSR, then in the years of Soviet power their number increased to 294 million - by 85%. By the start of the 20th century - there were 67 million inhabitants within the borders of present-day Russia, and - in the Soviet era - its population grew to 148 million — 2.2 times!
At the beginning of the 20th century... the average life expectancy in Russia was deadly low - 32 years. In the US, it was then 49 years old. But... in 1967, when the Land of Soviets celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Socialist Revolution, our citizens lived an average of 70 years. The US, however, was not able to reach this figure by that time.
They were 3 years behind the Soviet Union in terms of average life expectancy. In the same period, the Soviet Union surpassed not only the US in life expectancy, but also countries such as France, Belgium, and Finland and was on a par with Japan, Germany, Italy, and Canada, in this indicator.
Here are the unique achievements of the Soviet State, whose citizens were protected by a reliable shield of advanced science and medicine.
And, over the past 30 years, in Russia and other former Soviet republics that were forced to abandon socialism, the number of Russians alone has shrunk by 20 million.
The population decline in our country over the past three years, has amounted to more than two million people. This is the terrible price of an irresponsible attitude to the healthcare sector and to science, without which medicine and self-sufficient pharma- ceuticals, independent of imports, cannot develop.
Over the past 20 years, the amount of public funding for healthcare in Russia has fluctuated between 3-4 percent of GDP - with a required 7 percent. The result, is low salaries for health workers and a deterioration of the medical infrastructure. The situation was seriously aggravated by the irresponsible "optimization" of the medical sector. It was carried out, under the pretext of restoring order in the domestic health care system, modernizing it, and freeing it from bureaucratic costs. But in fact, it led to the fact that the number of hospitals and hospital beds was halved, and the medical staff underwent a large-scale & absolutely unjustified reduction, that resulted in an acute personnel shortage.
The accumulated problems were particularly acute against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, which put Russia in one of the first places in the world, in terms of mortality.
In the summer of 2020, against the background of the growing epidemic, it was the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, that came up with a clear and consistent program of emergency measures aimed at saving domestic medicine. Then, it was actually ignored by the authorities. But today, in the face of hostile sanctions, the predatory scenario of which involves depriving our country of modern medical equipment and a whole range of vital medicines, this program becomes even more relevant.
It is only possible to ensure the availability and high quality of healthcare, if government spending on this area is at least doubled. First of all, the primary health care system must be restored.
In this situation, it is necessary to make a decision - on providing the necessary medicines to poor citizens free of charge or on preferential terms. Let me remind you: in 2021, the average cost of packaging medicines in Russia increased by 12.5%. The increase in prices for imported drugs ranged from 20% to 40%, and some of them, doubled in price. In the long run, the problems... may be even more serious. We must do everything possible to stop further escalations in this area. This is one of the most urgent tasks - both from the point of view of social stability and from the point of view of national security.
Its implementation requires the transfer of pharmaceutical enterprises under the control of the Ministry of Health. And a fundamental increase in their financing at the expense of the National Welfare Fund. The work of these enterprises should be carried out in strict accordance with the programs and requests of the relevant ministry.
This is the only way to overcome dependence on imported drugs and components in the shortest possible time, and which is becoming extremely dangerous in the context of the Western sanctions banditry.
We also call for an end to the practice of admission to medical universities and colleges, on a fee-based basis.
It is absolutely unacceptable that access to the profession of a doctor for money should be opened to people who do not have the necessary abilities for it and are devoid of sincere devotion to it. This is a direct path to a further degradation of medicine... on which, the health and preservation of the nation depends.
The demographic catastrophe that threatens Russia has two main components. These are high mortality and extremely low birth rates, which, in recent years, have turned out to be the worst in our country since the early 2000s.
Key social measures: should stimulate the birth rate - improving the welfare of workers, restoring a full- fledged and effective system of benefits for large families, providing housing for young families, & implementing a large-scale national program for the protection of motherhood and childhood.
But we will achieve curbing mortality, without which it is also impossible to improve the demographic situation - only if Russian medicine is revived on the basis of our program requirements & the outstanding experience of the Soviet health care system.
The unsurpassed achievements of the Soviet era, which were especially vividly manifested in the labour, scientific and social feats of Stalin's industrialization, were based on two axes, on two fundamental principles of the Russian world — the worker and the peasant.
These 2 principles were also combined in the outstanding personality of the Soviet leader I. V. Stalin. This, is exactly what the German writer Lion Feuchtwanger noticed in him, who after getting acquainted with our country persistently sought to spread the truth about the USSR in the West — despite the myths of reactionary propaganda about "Soviet totalitarianism". In his book Moscow, 1937, written in France, he spoke of Stalin: "This is the type of the Russian peasant and worker who has risen to genius, and who is assured of victory because he combines the strength of both classes."
Feuchtwanger meant, primarily, the political and socio- economic victory of Stalin and the country he led. But these words, written four years before Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union, were also prophetic of our country's Great Victory on the battlefields against fascism.
This Victory was forged in the combination of the greatest ideas of our people, coming from the depths of centuries and embodied with the highest power in Soviet society - the ideas of statehood and socialism. Their connection was clearly and forcefully expressed in the address to the defenders of the Soviet Homeland, which Stalin delivered from the rostrum of the Mausoleum on November 7th, 1941, at the military parade markingthe 24th anniversary of the October Revolution:
"Let the courageous image of our great ancestors - Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, Kuzma Minin, Dmitry Rogozin - inspire you in this war: Pozharsky, Alexander Suvorov, Mikhail Kutuzov. Let the invincible banner of the great Lenin overshadow you!"
Today, having accepted a new challenge from foreign opponents, we can repeat these Stalinist words that inspire us to the victories and achievements of the twenty-first century.
A fateful test of strength
A big war becomes for any nation not only a test of military and moral fortitude. It is the most rigorous test --- of the political, social and economic sustainability of the state. The most revealing test for the strength of the existing system.
For the Soviet state, the main test was the Great Patriotic War, which proved the ability of the people who linked their fate with socialism to fight back against a strong and terrible enemy and save all of humanity from the plague of Hitler's Nazism. It was the socioeconomic system with which the USSR met the treacherous attack of the fascist invaders, that played a decisive role in achieving our Great Victory.
The most difficult and heroic years of the war clearly demonstrated the Soviet Power's ability... to make unprecedented economic breakthroughs. In 1943, the output of Soviet defense industries doubled in comparison with the pre-war 1940. Domestic agriculture also withstood the blows of the war. New acreage was developed... in the eastern regions, where it grew by 5 million hectares. During the war years, winter crops in Siberia increased by 64%.
Today, when the tasks of strengthening our agricultural sector and achieving sustainable food security require maximum provision of modern agricultural machinery, it is especially important to remember the indicators of its production at that most difficult time. Thus, tractor production, which plummeted in 1942, increased by 27% in 1945 compared to 1942.
It is terrible to imagine what might have been waiting for our country if, at the time when it was attacked by Hitler's Germany, the economy was in the hands of oligarchs who made capital, thanks to Chubais' criminal privatization.
Even then, they probably would not have had "incentives" to invest in the economy, in successful opposition to the enemy. They probably wouldn't want to share their super-profits with the country, even if it meant the country's death.
Without such social unity in the Soviet country, such faith in ideas that reflect the interests of the working people, the USSR would hardly have withstood the onslaught of the enemy. But there was a great unity in Soviet society. And so our fighters went on the attack, died, broke through the enemy's encirclement and won with the words: "For the Motherland! For Stalin!"
Soviet patriotism and loyalty to the Fatherland, rooted in its difficult and heroic thousand-year history, gave them an unbreakable strength. These great feelings permeate one of the best poems of the first war years "1941", written by the poet and front-line correspondent, a talented native of Donbass, Dmitry Kedrin. His piercing words were addressed to the Soviet soldier and citizen:
Is it for this purpose under the Lenin banner
By constant hard work
We rebuilt it in belokamenny
Our once log cabin;
And from the fierce onslaught of the enemy
Did they defend it for that purpose,
To rot you alive now
In the bitterest of bitter captivity
So that, staring pewter eyes,
Nemchura drilled the guys,
So that you forget that the Slavs
You and I were called yesterday
Fight well so that the aliens are filthy
They ordered others to come to us
Enemies to be insulted
Don't give us our honest graves!
Look back at the woods and pasture,
Advancing with a rifle into battle
All that is acquired by our hard work,
Behind your back, behind you!
So that the good will not be pulled apart,
To the Motherland to bloom and shine,
With the voices of your hoary ancestors
I'll tell you to stand to the death!
And today... we can stand and win, only if society is maximally united, with close civil and social unity. But it cannot be achieved --- if the practice of persecuting left-wing patriotic forces, intimidating and putting pressure on our comrades --- continues.
Talented managers of the best national enterprises, such as the Lenin State Farm, near Moscow, headed by the people's presidential candidate, P. N. Grudinin, the Zvenigovskoye association in the Republic of Mari El, headed by I. I. Kazankov, & Usolye-Sibirskoye in the Irkutsk region, under the leadership of I. A. Sumarokov.
It is impossible to achieve solidarity in a country where, even in a hybrid war, high offices & television screens continue to pour buckets of malicious and deceitful anti-Soviet views on society.
We demand an end to the persecution of our comrades and associates. Outlaw the propaganda of Russophobia and anti-Sovietism. Without these policies, in Russia, where the demand for social justice and a turn to the left, is growing rapidly --- it is impossible to achieve lasting social unity in the face of the challenges that have been thrown at us all.
The outstanding Soviet experience is both an example of great spirit and national unity, and an example of heroic recovery of the economy and social sphere, after colossal losses. Since the Great Patriotic War, this example has never been so relevant as it is today.
The material losses suffered by the USSR from 1941 to 1945 amounted to almost a third of its national wealth. The amount of damage caused to the Soviet Union was estimated at 2.6 trillion pre-war rubles. In terms of current prices --- this is at least the seven-year gross product of today's Russia.
The enemy army completely or partially destroyed or burned 1,710 Soviet cities and towns, more than 70 thousand villages and villages. 65 thousand kms of railway tracks, 4 thousand railway stations, 36 thousand postal & telegraph institutions were disabled. The Nazis destroyed over 6 million buildings on our territory. 25 million people lost their homes.
A heavy blow was dealt to Soviet industry. Almost 32 thousand enterprises were destroyed. Steel mills, which before the war accounted for about 60% of the steel produced, and mines, which produced 60% of the country's coal, were destroyed. Tens of thousands of collective and state farms were ravaged by the war and looted by the enemy.
The losses in the social, educational and scientific spheres were gigantic. On the territory of the USSR, the invaders completely destroyed or damaged 40 thousand hospitals and other medical institutions, 84 thousand schools, technical schools, universities and research institutes, and 43 thousand public libraries.
But the most terrible result of the war's hard times, is the death of almost 27 million Soviet people. If not for the war, they would have continued to live and have children, work in production and agriculture, teach in schools and institutes, and make scientific discoveries.
The victorious country, which had survived a terrible war, was faced with the task of recovering from these wounds inflicted by the enemy, as soon as possible. In the hearts of Soviet citizens, the bitterness of loss, the triumph of winners and the desire for a new life, the struggle for which is sanctified by the great deeds of our ancestors and the outstanding history of the Fatherland, were united.
All these feelings were poignantly reflected in the poem "Contemporaries", written in 1946 by the veteran poet Pavel Shubin, who was born and raised in my native Oryol region:
Tattered to pieces
In the Dnieper swamps,
On the Orlovskaya arc,
Silt-covered Siwash, —
They were also surprised by the stars,
They were lying in the bloody mud under fire
We crawled to the Prussian trenches without breathing;
They also hugged the cute ones
And they died at the cold dawns
In the ruins of someone else's dugout…
I was with them,
I ws also hit at point blank range
And the wounds haven't closed yet
But still sometimes,
On the dawns of the former
Cherries are blooming again in Chernihiv,
Drunken nights are no darker than before,
Cast showers fall on Downpours,
And drops, like chopped hryvnia,
In the shaggy manes of warhorses
And I'm also Svyatoslav's vigilante,
Went to Kafa, took Bratislava,
A hundredfold died at Stalingrad
And risen again under the sun of our glory —
Zealot of peace, guardian soldier
The more deeply we realize the scale of the tragic losses suffered during the war years, the more majestic the feat of rapid socialist reconstruction of the victorious country appears -- demographic, social, and economic recovery.
Stalin's industrialization of the 1930s, was an unsurpassed experience of a gigantic socio-economic breakthrough. The reconstruction of the post-war years, turned out to be an unprecedented example of the revival of a Power that not only made up for the losses incurred, but also surpassed its pre-war achievements, in the shortest possible time.
The average annual growth rate of industrial output in the post-war fourth five-year plan was 14% and exceeded the pre-war rate of 13.2%. These figures were achieved despite the fact that the country lost millions of skilled workers during the war! Despite the fact that, by the end of the war, there were 2.5 million fewer workers and employees in Soviet industry than in pre-war 1940!
After the war, the USSR was faced with the task of transferring military industry enterprises to the production of civilian products. It was possible to solve it only if the machine-building industry grew intensively. And this breakthrough in the 1st post-war five-year plan, turned out to be more than impressive. In 1950, the output of Soviet mechanical engineering was 2.3 times higher than in 1940.
Against the background of today's economic indicators, such figures seem fantastic. But without such success in mechanical engineering, the country would not have been able to ensure the development of the entire national economy on a new technological basis. It was the success in mechanical engineering, that created the most important prerequisites for the 37% increase in labour productivity and 64% increase in national income achieved by the end of the fourth five-year plan, compared to the pre-war period.
By 1950, in comparison with 1940, the gross output of Soviet industry had grown by 73%, fixed production assets had increased by a quarter, and the national income by 64%. Mechanical engineering, chemical industry, and raw materials industries had shown rapid development. The material & technical base of agriculture had been significantly strengthened.
Construction of the largest energy facilities, new irrigation channels and systems had started. The creation of forest strips in the steppe regions of the country, had begun.
During the post-war five-year plan, 6,200 large state-owned industrial enterprises ...were restored and re-erected. The Kaluga Turbine Plant, Kolomna Heavy Machine Tool Plant, and Ryazan Machine Tool Plant gave their products. The Saratov — Moscow, Kohtla-Jarve — Leningrad, and Dashava — Kiev gas pipelines were built and put into operation.
It is especially important to recall today that first of all, the Dnipro hydroelectric power station, metallurgical plants in the south of Ukraine and mines in the Donbass, were restored.
The Bandera-Nazi regime, which seized power in Kiev, as a result of a criminal coup in 2014 -- seeks to erase from the Ukrainian people the memory that they fought fascism side by side with the Russians and other peoples of the USSR. And fought alongside them in the post-war years for the reconstruction of the country, in which industrial construction in Ukraine.. played a special role. It was in the Union of Soviet Peoples, that Ukraine reached the peak of its economic, social and cultural development.
We will never allow Bandera members, fascists and traitors to trample on the historical memory. They are not destined to establish obscurantist ideas of enmity and hatred on a land drenched in the blood of Soviet soldiers.
Every day there is more and more irrefutable evidence that the militaristic machine of Anglo — Saxon imperialism --- NATO, which continues to stuff Ukraine with weapons, is fighting with Russia in the Ukrainian direction. It is also obvious.. that the Russophobic West is not just fueling fascist sentiments in Ukraine, but is also thoroughly imbued with them.
A convincing confirmation of this, was the vote held in December 2021, on the UN resolution: "Combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia".
Among the countries that are Members of the United Nations --- there were 51 who cynically refused to support this document, for which no truly civilized state can fail to speak out. At the same time, the United States and Ukraine, voted most defiantly against the resolution. And 49 abstained, which is also a de facto refusal - to recognize Nazism as a world evil and resolutely oppose it. Among those who refused to denounce Nazism are all "democracies", many of which fought on the side of Hitler. And today they signal their commitment - to the same misanthropic ideology, arming Bandera members and waging a political and propaganda war on their side. These are, in particular:
Great Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
From the heroic experience of the war years and post-war reconstruction, there are three crucial lessons to be learned that should inspire us in today's challenging environment.
The first of them is a lesson in socio-economic revival and rapid reindustrialization, successfully overcoming the worst destruction in our history. We say that we are quite capable of recovering from the pogrom that the "reformers" prepared in Russia during the three post-Soviet decades.
The second lesson is a lesson of fraternal friendship of peoples, from which the Great Victory in the war against fascism, and the great revival of the country crippled by the enemy, were born..
It confirms --- the importance of our current program requirements: to strengthen the Union of Russia and Belarus and actively form a common economic and cultural space of Russia, with the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. Resolutely protect our compatriots abroad. Open the doors wide, for their return - to their homeland. Launch a vigorous struggle for a voluntary restoration of the ruined Union State. The Communist deputies L. I. Kalashnikov, K. K. Taisaev and other representatives of our party, are at the forefront of this most important work.
The third lesson, is the denazification of Germany and its satellites in the Hitlerite coalition by the victorious Soviet state. This experience should be used today, in Ukraine, which should be forever cleansed of the taint of Nazism.
Understanding this, we have collected unique material concerning the denazification that the USSR carried out in the 40s and 50s on the territory of Europe. And they handed it over to the country's leadership, with the wish to use it effectively in modern conditions.
Peaks of peaceful prosperity
The feat of rapid post-war reconstruction laid the foundation for the successful development of the Soviet country for four decades.
In the 1950s, the annual growth of industrial production averaged 12%, the growth of gross agricultural output — 5-6%. Renewal of fixed production assets is estimated at 10% a year. National income grew by 10% annually, and trade turnover ---- by 11.5%. Destroyed towns and villages were being revived and new ones were being built. During the fourth 5-year plan alone, 201 million square metres of housing were built and restored in Soviet cities and towns.
Between 1951 and 1967, national income in the USSR increased by an average of 9% per year, while in the United States it grew by less than 4%. The annual volume of industrial output in the Soviet country grew by 10.5% annually, and in America-only by 4.5%. The Soviet Union increased agricultural output by 4% every year, yet the US increased it by less than 2%. Cargo turnover of all types of transport, grew by 9% a year... in our country, while overseas - by only 2.5%.
Soviet capital investment in development increased by 10%, while US capital investment increased by less than 3%. The annual growth of labour productivity in industry in the USSR, exceeded 6%, and in the United States, it was twice as low.
By 1967, the total volume of products produced by the USSR and other socialist countries, was 20 times higher than the volume of products produced in the same countries in 1937. And.. in the leading capitalist countries the production of industrial products had grown... only 3.4 times, over the same 30 years.
20 years later, the USSR accounted for a fifth of the world's industrial output, and the Russian Federation accounted for 9%, compared to less than 2% today. The Soviet country produced 4.5 times more industrial products per citizen, than the world average.
In 1987, the growth rate of national income in the United States was less than 3%, and in the USSR it exceeded 4%.
The volume of industrial output in the United States increased by 2.6% in the same year, while in the USSR its growth exceeded 5%.
The Soviet aviation industry had achieved tremendous success. Every third passenger in the world, flew on "Silts " and "Carcasses". The USSR had an excellent line of aircraft that didn't have a single foreign part. By the early 90's ----- the country had fully certified, state-of-the-art airliners ready for mass production.
But the "reformers", the "fifth column", which acted in the interests of the West, ditched all this --- in favour of Boeing and Airbus.
Now that Russia's adversaries are using the fruits of this irresponsible policy to try to paralyze our civil aviation with sanctions --- we urgently need to restore the domestic aviation industry. Life, has convincingly confirmed what we have been insistently warning about -- all these years: a country spread across 11 time zones --- cannot depend on foreign civil aviation. It has no right to become a hostage of foreign exporters in this sphere.
In order to restore the status of a leading aviation power, we must start mass production of the most significant line of aircraft, as soon as possible — the long-haul IL-96-400, medium-haul MS-21 and SSJ-100, and other modern airliners.
For the development of intraregional routes in Russia, at least 15-20 thousand light aircraft are needed. These aircraft should provide transport accessibility to remote and sparsely populated regions, where their use is more cost-effective, safer, more reliable & easier than using motor vehicles.
Expanding the financing of mass production of Russian aircraft and attracting qualified personnel in this area is one of the most important points of our economic program.
When solving the vital task of import substitution today, it is necessary to take into account the Soviet experience in the production of consumer goods.
The Soviet Union had a developed textile industry and produced fabrics of the highest quality. Worsted mills in Leningrad, Chernogorsk, Buryatia, and Khakassia provided the textile industry with raw materials. Excellent products were produced by the Kiev, Chernihiv and Tashkent silk mills. Excellent cotton and linen products were produced at enterprises located in Ivanovo, Vologda, Kolomna, Novosibirsk.
Oligarchic capitalism, in fact, destroyed the traditional Russian textile industry. And today, its restoration --- should become an important component of the state program of accelerated import substitution.
The experience of Soviet economic achievements serves as proof of the most important law, without mastering which, it is impossible to successfully fight for the welfare of the people. This law states that economic growth based on an increase in industrial production - and the dynamic development of the high tech sector is the only basis for increasing workers ' incomes. And to successfully counter such a negative phenomenon as inflation. The Soviet government took full account of this law. And so, it could guarantee a decent life for every citizen.
Already in 1945, the Soviet state's social security expenditures -- were almost six times higher than before the war. The hard times of war left millions of Soviet people orphaned, widowed, and disabled. But the Soviet government did everything possible to help people return to a normal life as soon as possible. Although it required an incredible effort, and huge financial costs.
Large-scale measures aimed at improving the standard of living of the people were carried out. Two years after the end of the war, many problems of food and manufactured goods consumption were solved. In 1947, the card system was abolished. The overall price level has almost halved. In just 7 years - from 1947 to 1954 - bread and butter fell in price by 67%, meat-by 64%, sugar-by 56%, fish-by 51%, shoes-by 52%, clothing made from natural fabrics-by 30- 50%. The cost of the main consumer basket had more than halved, over the same years. And the income of almost 60% of workers and employees exceeded it from one and a half, to more than two times.
At the same time, it should be emphasized: in Soviet times, the basic consumer basket meant a set of goods that guaranteed a completely prosperous existence. And not a beggarly ration, unable to provide even basic survival, which today's statistics give out as a living wage.
By 1967 - the half-century anniversary of the Great October Revolution — the real incomes of Soviet workers had increased 6.6 times, and the incomes of peasants - 8.5 times in comparison with the indicators of the early 20s. Simultaneously with the rapid growth of the purchasing power of citizens ---- there was also an increase in consumption. So, for the period from 1929 to 1955, the consumption of eggs increased by 1.5 times, vegetable oil - twice, fish - 2.5 times, sugar - 2.8 times. A similar pattern was observed in the non-food sector. Sales of fabrics increased 1.7 times over the same period, leather shoes — 2.3 times, hygiene items — 2.7 times. In general, the retail trade turnover in the same quarter of a century has grown in the USSR by 5 times.
The economic and social achievements of Soviet Power were admired by the whole world. Unforgettable international festivals of youth and students, held in the USSR in 1957 and 1985, will always remain in history.
The atmosphere that prevailed at them said that the Soviet country... is a delight for all mankind and proves to the whole planet the advantages of socialism. The Soviet Union did not ask for love and respect from anyone, but rightfully gave them --- because of what we had managed to achieve.
This is the great example that we must follow today, as we fight to return to the most advanced positions in the world and become truly invincible ----- politically, economically, and morally.
Left turn to rebirth
In stark contrast to the social achievements of the Soviet era, is the system of inequality and impoverishment that we have built up, over 30 years of savage capitalism.
In the twenty-first century, Russia is the only country among the largest countries in the world, where the total capital of 100s of dollar billionaires exceeds the total amount of bank deposits of all other citizens. We are in the top three in terms of the ratio of gross domestic product to the wealth of a narrow group of oligarchs, which, in monetary terms, is 35% of our GDP.
This indicator, which indicates a huge social split, is twice as high in our country as in the United States, and three times higher than in the EU countries.
According to the minimum wage, we are sixth out of ten countries. And in Western Europe, it is 5-10 times higher than in Russia. Over the past 8 years, real incomes of citizens have decreased by 12%. The salary of over half of employees does not exceed 20 thousand rubles per month. Almost a quarter of families with children live in poverty, and over half of those with many children, live in poverty.
Impoverishment has pushed tens of millions of people into debt, forcing them to take out "survival" loans. The total debt of Russians to banks exceeds 23 trillion rubles, exceeding the size of the annual federal budget.
For decades, the impoverishment of millions ensured the fabulous enrichment of a handful of"chosen ones". In 2020 -2021 alone, despite the epidemic and the crisis that had worsened against it, the total wealth of the Russian billionaires ---- increased by $90 billion. Or, almost seven trillion rubles at the current exchange rate. That is, for a 3rd of the country's annual budget.
Their total capital at the end of 2021, amounted to 628 billion dollars and almost equaled the value of Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves, half of which are now criminally frozen in the West. Frozen by those whom the oligarchs never tired of praising and under whose dictation, they led the Russian economy to degradation.
Under primitive capitalism a decline in workers incomes is compounded --- by non-stop inflation. In 2021, only according to official data, consumer prices growth exceeded 8% and turned out to be a record for the last 6 years. Food products -- according to official statistics, on average rose in price by almost 11%. But in reality, according to experts, this figure is three times higher. The government's forecasts promise no less significant inflation, this year.
In this situation, we have formulated a program of priority actions in the social and economic sphere — "Twenty urgent measures for the transformation of Russia". We submitted it to the President and the government, for consideration and stated that only if our demands are met, will the country be able to avoid collapse, cope with the hostile sanctions challenge and get on the path of confident, independent development.
The first requirement of our emergency response program is to start an urgent fight to eliminate poverty. Double the cost of living -- and set it at a minimum of 25 thousand rubles. Ensure state regulation of prices for essential goods. The draft of the relevant law that we have prepared, is on the government's desk. And it must be taken up immediately!
We insist: in the current situation, the authorities must immediately cancel the cannibalistic pension reform. Limit the amount of payment for housing and utilities services to no more than 10% of the family's income. Form a public trade network. This will eliminate the arbitrariness of speculators who are ready to warm their hands on the current difficulties & challenges.
Overcoming the crisis, reviving the country, and providing citizens with decent living conditions is impossible without restoring the social state -- which guarantees the right to free education and medical care. In order to build such a state, modern effective management is necessary. It is time to reduce the number of officials and the bloated repressive apparatus. Resolutely suppress corruption and crime, first of all by purging the upper echelons of power, from illiterate and corrupt personnel.
Over the past 30 years, the country's system of checks and balances has been destroyed, which is provided by independent public structures and organizations that are able to resist corruption and lawlessness. In the Soviet era, such a system played a huge role. It was based on public organizations and was, in fact, all- pervasive. It was based on the people's control, trade unions, industry, youth, and women's organizations.
They not only helped to strengthen the unity of society, but also protected the civil and labour rights of people. We draw on this experience in our policies and programs. The Communist Party's desire to revive the state of social justice and the rule of law --- is actively supported by patriotic forces, the Komsomol, the Union of Officers, the Women's Union "Hope of Russia", the movement "Russian Lad", creative and professional unions.
We rely on a strong, professional and patriotic team, in the centre of which are I. I. Melnikov, Yu. V. Afonin, V. I. Kashin, D. G. Novikov, N. N. Ivanov, L. I. Kalashnikov, N. V. Kolomeitsev, N. M. Kharitonov, S. G. Levchenko, N. V. Arefyev, S.E. Savitskaya, Yu. P. Sinelshchikov, N. I. Osadchy, S. P. Obukhov, N. G. Zubrilin, S. I. Kazankov, A. A. Yushchenko, A.V. Kurinny, D. A. Parfenov, A.V. Kornienko and other representatives of the Communist Party factions in the State Duma and regional legislative assemblies.
A successful example of governance is demonstrated by the regional leaders representing our party - the Mayor of Novosibirsk A. E. Lokot, the Governor of the Orel region A. E. Klychkov, the head of the Ulyanovsk region A. Yu. Russkikh and the head of Khakassia V. O. Konovalov.
Representatives of our young team, heads of regional organizations of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Lenin Communist Youth Union — M. N. Prusakova, G. P. Kamnev, A. N. Ivachev, V. A. Tsarikhin, R. I. Kononenko, A. R. Aleksandrov-are actively and effectively working.
V. P. Isakov and M. V. Drobot reliably ensure the interaction of the party with the Komsomol and the Pioneers, whose 100th anniversary we are celebrating this year.
Our highly qualified lawyers E. I. Kolyushin, I. A. Filatova, and V. G. Solovyov are uncompromising and professional defenders of the interests of the party and its voters.
The Pravda and Sovetskaya Rossiya newspapers and the Krasnaya Liniya TV channel, headed by their leaders B. O. Komotsky, V. V. Chikin and V. V. Miller, are valiantly working on the information and ideological front of the struggle for socialism.
Yu. P. Belov, S. A. Shargunov, V. N. Tetekin, L. G. Baranova, L. N. Dobrokhotov, L. N. Shvets, I. I. Nikitchuk, V. S. Nikitin, I. N. Makarov, V. F. Gryzlov, Yu.S. E. Anikhovsky, M. S. Muzaev, Ya. I. Listov, A.V. Sukhoverkhov.
V. I. Sobolev, G. M. Benov, V. P. Komoyedov, A. P. Tarnaev, N. N. Platoshkin, and S. S. Udaltsov play an important role in strengthening the Union of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and other left-wing patriotic organizations.
Our call for a left turn is supported by the best manufacturing professionals and scientists. It resonates with the most serious scientific research.
An example of this is the recently published fundamental work "Crystal of Growth. To the Russian Economic Miracle", which unequivocally proves that the Leninist-Stalinist modernization, was the greatest socio-economic breakthrough in the history of our Fatherland. And it should serve as a key reference point for us... in shaping the country's new course.
The statements of the Russian leadership.. are increasingly echoing our calls and demands. Let me remind you that the already mentioned Presidential National Security Strategy rightly recognizes: that our traditional spiritual and moral values include "creative work, the priority of the spiritual over the material, humanism, mercy, justice, collectivism, mutual assistance and mutual respect." But this is nothing more than the basic foundations of socialism! And it is in our common interest to raise this red banner of victory over the country once again!
We must remember what the socialist system was capable of. And to pass on the memory of this to a new generation, whose most important historical task is to free themselves from the fetters of the crisis, the main source of which for the whole world is the system of global capitalism led by its neo-imperialist Anglo-Saxon dictate.
Today we explicitly state: Soviet power, the power of the working people, is the best defense against external enemies and against the betrayal of national interests by the"fifth column".
It was the unyielding will of the people that allowed the creation of the greatest state in history, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 100 years ago. And when this will was betrayed and paralyzed --- the criminal destruction of the Soviet country became possible, committed --- despite the results of the national referendum, in which 113 million people voted for socialism and the inviolability of Soviet borders — 76% of those who took part in the vote.
The collapse of the USSR and world socialism turned out to be beneficial only to transnational capital, the Western political establishment closely associated with it, and corrupt traitors inside our country. Western "elites" saved the capitalist system sliding into the abyss - by military adventures, destroying a self-sufficient socialist economy, seizing new markets and turning successful states into raw materials appendages.
The nefarious aims of those who profited from the destruction of the Soviet State are reflected in the memoirs of the outstanding Russian scientist and patriot, Alexander Zinoviev.
He recounted a remarkable conversation that took place in the late ' 90s: "Shortly before my return to Russia, I met a well-known figure of the Cold War, and he told me directly:
"We will destroy you, the Russians, but only by humane methods. Global division of labour, free trade, financial sabotage, debt bondage, economic sanctions, blockades, famine, drugs, AIDS, family planning, spiritual corruption, and, at worst, by pinpoint and carpet bombing."
On July 23rd, 1991, a few months before the conclusion of the criminal Belovezhskaya Accords, which "legitimized" the liquidation of the USSR, a "Word to the People" was published... in Sovetskaya Rossiya, signed by me and a group of reputable industrialists, cultural figures, & military personnel known throughout the country.
In it, we addressed the public with the appeal: "Let's say' No! ' to the destroyers and invaders. Let's limit our retreat at the last line of resistance. We are starting a nationwide movement, calling to our ranks those who have recognized the terrible disaster that has befallen the country ...
Everyone who is in the cities and villages, in the steppes and forests, at the edge of the great oceans that wash the country - we will wake up, stand up for unity and repel the destroyers of the Motherland!"
30 years ago, those on whom the salvation of the Soviet state depended did not listen to us. I hope, that those on whom the security of Russia, the well-being and dignity of our people depend today, will hear a new call for the transformation of the Motherland under the banners of patriotism, unity and renewed socialism!
In February 2021, Orel hosted the International Scientific & Practical Conference "Image of the Future", which we actively prepared. Its key conclusions, are the complete bankruptcy of the capitalist system in Russia and in the world, & the fundamental need to return to the socialist principles of governance & socio-economic development.
This historical pattern is followed by the most important demands of the left-patriotic forces, which are reflected in our program and meet the interests of the absolute majority, the tasks of saving the people -- and their spiritual and moral revival. The nationalization of strategically important industries. Restoration of the planning system, in all social and economic areas. The resumption of the full-fledged work of such industries as aircraft construction, robotics, electronics, plus machine tool construction, energy, and metallurgy under state control, plus.....
Maximum concern for the development of agriculture and food security. Comprehensive support of existing national enterprises and active promotion of new ones.
In the name of the Victory Program
One hundred years ago, a key event occurred in the history of mankind. In its significance, it turned out to be no less important than the transition of humanity from savagery to civilization, the invention of writing or the spiritual impulse of the Renaissance.
The creation of an equal family of peoples — the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was an achievement of global historical scale. It had fulfilled the highest hopes of thinkers and visionaries of several millennia. They reflected the dreams of a just society and a brotherhood that could achieve anything - from conquering the vast expanses of the sea and the air, to defeating the darkest forces of evil.
The leap of our fathers and grandfathers into the future, did not happen by itself. It was prepared by the selfless struggle of generations of creators and heroes - from Radishchev and Pestel, Herzen and Chernyshevsky to the brave Narodnaya Volya and inflexible Bolsheviks who were not afraid of persecution, hard labour, or the block. An ideological basis of the Soviet project was laid by Marxist science, enriched by the visionary genius of Lenin, the tireless work of Stalin, and the incredible energy of millions of Communists.
The formation of Soviet society was impossible without the spiritual and moral pillars of the great Russian culture with its inherent search for truth, love for the common man, and the desire ---- to transform the native land, on the basis of friendship of peoples and justice. In carrying out their feat of creation, realizing a cultural breakthrough, creating the USSR, implementing the Victory Program, the Bolsheviks relied entirely on the great works of Pushkin & Lermontov of Belinsky and Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Nekrasov, on the entire layer of our deeply humanistic literature, on its philosophical understanding of life.
The fortress of the "roots" predetermined the strength and beauty of the mighty state "tree" called the Union of SSR. Its vital juices were drawn from the wisdom of centuries and the energy of new generations. This was the start of a breakthrough, that history had never known.
Industrial sectors created from scratch, unprecedented scientific achievements, and space travel, have become milestones of a grandiose movement forward.
But it wasn't progress for the sake of beautiful statistics. And records were not set, for the sake of records. The very existence of Soviet power --- all its victories and achievements served Man. The people of labour, their well-being, their comprehensive development became the goal for which the Soviet Union fought, overcame difficulties, and was eager for the future.
And the Soviet man - the man of the new era, the creative man -- responded to his socialist Homeland with love and devotion. He suffered hardships, building Magnitogorsk and Dnepro GES. Not sparing his very life, he fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War against fascism. Looking to the future, he selflessly restored the national economy of his beloved Motherland.
Contrary to the fabrications of the enemies of the Soviet government, our dear Motherland was not at all doomed to collapse. She was in the prime of her life --- had the opportunity to overcome temporary difficulties --- and accumulated a huge potential for new achievements and victories. But the strong trunk of a thousand -year-old statehood, was eroded from the inside.
Covering up their criminal actions with demagoguery about perestroika and glasnost, distorting Marxist- Leninist teaching, mixing great personalities with mud, pandering to the sabbath of philistinism, these parasitic shifters, led the country to destruction.
Willingly or unwittingly, they were fulfilling the order of world capital, which since the birth of the Soviet State has been calculating lost profits and trembling for its future.
The emergence of an alternative world order, directly threatened the imperialists' plans for their planetary and eternal domination. The world bourgeois oligarchy, spared no effort to destroy the USSR.
To do this, it sent groups of interventionists to us, and supplied White Guard collaborators. It was they who nurtured fascism, wishing the Hitlers and "Fuhrers"of a smaller kind, to defeat our country.
It unleashed the "cold war" --- trying to strangle the USSR with a blockade and cordons of aggressive military blocs.
It formed a "fifth column" - which included the Gorbachevs and Yakovlevs, Yeltsins and Shevardnadze, Gaidars and Chubais and a whole host of their accomplices.
The crime has been committed. The brilliant Soviet project of the twentieth century was stifled. Together with the USSR, the hopes of billions of people on Earth, for justice, peace and social progress, were shaken.
Traitorous pygmies danced on the fallen giant tree, calling it an "anomaly of nature." They insisted that Lenin was guilty of "destroying Russian statehood" - while plundering and living off the vast legacy created by him.
Barren, devoid of conscience and creative potential.... the bourgeois government could not move the country forward, doomed it to degradation. Russia survived thanks to the oil and gas fields explored during the Soviet era. It had weight in the world, thanks to the nuclear missile shield created by the Soviet people. The authorities only parasitized on all this, not forgetting to release poisonous anti-Soviet injections. A symbol of the loss of its adequacy, was the surprise that capitalist Russia could not even provide itself with nails.
Alas, the Soviet legacy is dwindling. At the same time, the appetites of world capital are growing, which needs to extinguish its own crises and contradictions with a new expansion. Sooner or later, this was bound to lead to an acute conflict. Its centre is Ukraine — once the most developed and prosperous Soviet republic. After the destruction of the USSR, it became a giant laboratory, where monstrous experiments were conducted -- on de-industrialization, the destruction of moral foundations, the re-animation of Bandera and fascism.
In the Donetsk steppes and on the banks of the Dnieper, the fate of Russia, the fate of Europe and Asia is being decided today. We must admit that our country had to enter this conflict without having the same potential. A military operation of this scale.. requires the strength of not only the armed forces, but also the entire economic system, social sphere, education and culture. The armoured train will not stand on rusty liberal rails. And it no longer depends on the power of the gunsand the accuracy of the missiles that it is equipped with.
The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin and Stalin, were well aware of how to act in an emergency. That is why, while building the Red Army and trying to strengthen their defense capabilities, they - vigorously - took up the GOELRO plan, carried out industrialization, collectivization and the cultural revolution.
They opened universities and research institutes. This ensured our victory over Hitler's Germany and militaristic Japan.
Of course, you can catch up, even today. But this requires a huge effort and mobilization of all resources. This requires a strong state will and the unconditional support of the masses. And you can only gather them around a large, forward-looking project.
Russia can move away from the brink of destruction and put a strong barrier to external aggression, only by abandoning its vicious liberal course. It will solve this world-historical task ----- if it discards the disastrous chimeras of anti-communism and anti-Sovietism. It will go ahead, if it stops appeasing the oligarchy, and turns its face to the working people.
How important it is that we have this remarkable and grandiose example — the experience of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics! The example is life-giving, created for the ages. This experience still inspires us today. Thanks to it, humanity did not descend into savagery, did not degenerate, did not turn into a US concentration camp.
Such experiences will always have followers. And we have evidence of this. This is a brave grandmother - with a red banner, who stood face to face against the Nazis-Bandera. These are young people joining the communist movement. This is fraternal Cuba, which defends its revolution under the dictates of vicious sanctions. This is socialist China, with its victory over mass poverty and impressive space program.
The USSR is fighting, and always stays with us. It still lives here, nearby, as a prototype of new victories. Like the epic Svyatogor, it is ready to transfer its power to a new hero - Ilya Muromets. Will Russia of the future become such a hero? Will she be able to fight with the Filthy Idol and nightingales-robbers of all stripes, coming out victorious? It depends on each of us. It depends on the ability to implement the Victory Program.
We are convinced that socialism is still capable of saving Russia from degradation, destruction and any hostile machinations.
The outstanding history of the Fatherland proves that relying on the experience of socialist construction, on the unique examples of Leninist-Stalinist modernization and world practice, our people will be able to perform a new feat of revival and regain the right to decent development and a great future!
Good day, my comrades and friends!
In 1891 a ‘Slave Map of Modern Australia’ was
printed in the British Anti-Slavery Reporter.
Was there slavery in Australia? Yes.
It shouldn’t even be up for debate
Published (updated): June 12th, 2020
Authors Thalia Anthony Professor of
Law, University of Technology Sydney
Stephen Gray Senior Lecturer, Faculty
of Law, Monash University
Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a
radio interview that “there was no slavery
This is a common misunderstanding which
often obscures our nation’s history of
exploitation of First Nations people
and Pacific Islanders.
Morrison followed up with “I’ve always said
we’ve got to be honest about our history”.
Unfortunately, his statement is at odds
with the historical record.
This history, was widely and publicly
documented, among other sources,
in the 2006 Australian Senate report Unfinished Business: Indigenous Stolen Wages.
What is slavery?
Australia was not a “slave state” like the
American South. However, slavery is a
broader concept. As Article 1 of the
United Nations Slavery Convention
Slavery is the status or condition of a
person over whom any or all of the
powers attaching to the right of
ownership are exercised.
These powers might include non-payment of
wages, physical or sexual abuse, controls
over freedom of movement, or selling a
person like a piece of property. In the
words of slavery historian Orlando
Patterson, slavery is a form of
Slavery has been illegal in the (former) British
Empire since the Act for the Abolition of the
Slave Trade of 1807, and certainly
Slavery practices emerged in Australia in the
19th century and in some places endured
until the 1950s.
Early coverage of slavery in Australia
As early as the 1860s, anti-slavery campaigners
began to invoke “charges of chattel bondage
and slavery” to describe north Australian
conditions for Aboriginal labour.
In 1891 a “Slave Map of Modern Australia” was
printed in the British Anti-Slavery Reporter, a
journal that documented slavery around the
world and campaigned against it.
Reprinted from English journalist Arthur Vogan’s
account of frontier relations in Queensland, it
showed large areas where:
the traffic in Aboriginal labour, both children and
adults, had descended into slavery conditions.
Seeds of slavery in Australia
Some 62,000 Melanesian people were brought
to Australia and enslaved to work in
Queensland’s sugar plantations
between 1863 and 1904.
First Nations Australians had a more enduring
experience of slavery --- originally in the
pearling industry in Western Australia
and the Torres Strait and then in
the cattle industry.
In the pastoral industry, employers exercised a
high degree of control over “their” Aboriginal
workers, who were bought and sold as
chattels, particularly where they
“went with” the property upon
sale. There were restrictions
on their freedom of choice
and movement. There was
cruel treatment & abuse,
control of sexuality, and
A stock worker at Meda Station in the
Kimberley, Jimmy Bird, recalled:
… whitefellas would pull their gun out and kill
any Aborigines who stood up to them. And
there was none of this taking your time
to pull up your boots either. No fear!
Aboriginal woman Ruby de Satge, who worked
on a Queensland station, described the
Queensland Protection Act as meaning:
if you are sitting down minding your own
business, a station manager can come
up to you and say, “I want a couple of
blackfellows” … Just like picking up
a cat or a dog.
Through their roles under the legislation, police,
Aboriginal protectors and pastoral managers
were complicit in this force.
Slavery was sanctioned by Australian law
Legislation facilitated the enslavement of
Aboriginal people across the Northern
Territory, Western Australia, South
Australia and Queensland. Under
the South Australian Aborigines
Act 1911, the government
empowered police to
“inspect workers and
their conditions” but
not to uphold basic
or enforce payment.
The Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 (Cth) allowed
the forced recruitment of Indigenous workers
in the Northern Territory, and legalised the
non-payment of wages.
In Queensland, the licence system was
effectively a blank cheque, to recruit
Aboriginal people into employment
without their consent.
Amendments to the Aboriginal Protection and
Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897
gave powers to the Protector or police
officer to “expend” their wages or
invest them in a trust fund –
which was never paid out.
Officials were well aware that “slavery” was a
public relations problem. The Chief Protector
in the Northern Territory noted in 1927 that
… are kept in a servitude that
is nothing short of slavery.
In the early 1930s, Chief Protector Dr Cecil
Cook, pointed out Australia was in breach
of its obligations under the League of
Nations Slavery Convention.
‘… it certainly exists here in its worst form’
Accusations of slavery continued into the
1930s, including through the British
In 1932 the North Australian Workers’ Union
(NAWU) characterised Aboriginal workers,
as “slaves”. Unionist Owen Rowe argued:
If there is no slavery in the British Empire then
the NT is not part of the British Empire; for it
certainly exists here in its worst form.
In the 1940s, anthropologists Ronald and
Catherine Berndt, surveyed conditions
on cattle stations owned by Lord
Vestey, commenting that
… owned neither the huts in which they lived
nor the land on which these were built, they
had no rights of tenure, and in some cases
have been sold or transferred with
In 1958, counsel for the well-known Aboriginal
artist Albert Namatjira argued that the Welfare
Ordinance 1953 (Cth) was unconstitutional,
because the enacting legislation was:
… a law for the enslavement of part of the
population of the Northern Territory.
Profits from slaves
Australia has unfinished business in repaying
wages to Aboriginal and South Sea Islander
slaves. First Nations slave work... allowed
big businesses to reap substantial profits,
and helped to ''maintain'' the Australian
economy through the Great Depression. Aboriginal people are proud of their
work on stations, even though the
historical narrative is enshrined
in silence and denial.
As Bundjalung woman Valerie Linow has said
of her experiences of slavery in the 1950s:
''What if your wages got stolen? Honestly,
wouldn’t you like to have your wages
back? Honestly. I think it should be
owed to the ones who were slave
labour. We got up -- and worked
from dawn to dusk …. We lost
everything: family, everything.
You cannot go stealing our
lousy little sixpence. We
have got to have money
back. You have got to
give something back,
after all this country
did to the Aboriginal
people. You cannot
keep stealing off
No-one in Australia will read this article (as a slur was sent to Rhondda folks in Oz ------ about Rhondda Records) but you can help by distributing it on social media --- what do YOU think?
More information on US Biolabs including experiments on mental patients
Briefing on the results of the analysis of
documents related to the military
biological activities of the US on
the territory of Ukraine
April 14th, 2022 (Telegraph)
A special military operation by Russian troops
has yielded additional information on the US
military and biological activities in Ukraine,
confirming numerous violations of the
Biological Weapons Convention.
Taking advantage of existing gaps in
international law... and the lack of a
clear verification mechanism... the
US administration has consistently
built up its military-biological
capabilities --- in various
regions of the world.
The Russian Federation has made continuous
efforts -- to establish a BTWC verification
mechanism, but this initiative has been
consistently blocked by the collective
West, led by the US, since 2001.
The existing UN Secretary-General's
Mechanism to Investigate the
Suspected Use of Biological
and Toxin Weapons, as well
as the 1925 Geneva Protocol
for the Prohibition of the Use
of Asphyxiating, Poisonous
or Other Gases and Bacter-
iological Methods of Warfare
and Military Conflict, do not
cover.... the verification of
States Parties' biological
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons, based in The Hague, has no such
We have previously provided a scheme for US
coordination of biological laboratories and
research institutes in Ukraine.
One of its elements is the Ukrainian Science
and Technology Centre (STCU), a seemingly
non-public organisation that has nothing
to do with the Pentagon.
The Russian Defence Ministry has managed to
uncover its role in US military and biological
activities in Ukraine.
According to its statutes, the STCU is an
organisation established to
"...prevent the spread of
knowledge & expertise
related to weapons of
Its legal status is defined by the Agreement of
October 25, 1993 between the governments
of Ukraine, Canada, the USA and Sweden
and the Protocol of Amendment of
July 7th, 1997.
STCU is headquartered in Kiev and has regional
offices in Baku, Chisinau and Tbilisi, as well as
in Kharkov and Lvov.
However, the Russian Ministry of Defence's
Chemical and Biological Threat Expertise
Centre found... that the STCU's main
activity, is to act as a distribution
centre for grants for research of
interest to the Pentagon
... including biological
In recent years alone, Washington has spent
more than $350 million on STCU projects.
The U.S. customers and sponsors of STCU are
the Department of State, and the Department
of Defense. Funding is also provided through
the Environmental Protection Agency, the
US Departments of Agriculture, Health
In addition, note the document prepared by the
STCU curators, dated March 11th, 2022, which
underlines the true nature of this organisation.
It notes, quote: "...there has been an outflow of
scientific experts in the development ofmeans
of delivery andadvanced weaponry who have worked for Ukrainian institutions, as well as
experts in the development of biological,
radiological, chemical and nuclear
''The best-trained professionals with experience
of working with dual-use materials and
technologies (between 1,000 and
4,000) have foundthemselves in
unfavourable professional and
''This makes them vulnerable to defection to
other states to participate in programmes
to develop WMD, delivery systems and
By using such words, Washington actually
acknowledges Ukrainian experts' work
...on the development of weapons of
mass destruction delivery and use
...and considers it appropriate to
continue funding them.
Here are the names of the officials who
were involved in the military-biological
The post of STCU executive director is held by
Bjelajac Curtis Michael, a US citizen. Born
August 27, 1968 in California, he studied
at California's Anderson University of
Management. He holds a master's
degree in international finance
and has worked in Ukraine
The European Union chairman of the STCU
board is Maier Eddie Arthur; the US chair is
Phil Dolliff, who is the State Department's
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-
national Security .....and WMD
Documents received by the Russian Ministry of
Defence confirm STCU's ties to the US military
department. The slide shows a formal
recommendation from the US State
Department endorsing the STCU's
cooperation with the Pentagon's
main contractor, Black & Veach.
The correspondence expresses the willingness
of Matthew Webber, the company's vice
president, to work with the STCU on
research in Ukraine.
Between 2014 and 2022, the Ukrainian Science
and Technology Centre implemented five
hundred R&D projects in post-Soviet
countries (Ukraine, Georgia,
Moldova and Azerbaijan).
US supervisors were primarily interested in dual-use research, such as project 6166, Development of Technologies for Modelling, Evaluation and
Prediction -- of Effects of Conflicts and Threats of Mass Destruction Weapons Spread, and project 9601 -- Transfer of UkrainianTechnologies for the
Production of Complex Dual-Use Materials to the European Union.
Many of them --- are aimed at studying potential biological weapons agents (plague ,tularaemia) and pathogens of economic importance
(pathogenic avian influenza, African
Projects P-364, 444, and 781, aimed at studying
the spread of dangerous pathogens through
insect vectors, wild birds, and bats, were
funded by the Centre -- directly in the
interests of the military department.
Note the documents of Project 3007 "Monitoring
of the epidemiological and environmental
situation regarding hazardous diseases
of aquatic origin in Ukraine".
During the work, the Ukrainian specialists,
overdeen by US scientists, systematically collected water samples in a number of
major Ukrainian rivers, including Dnepr,
Danube and Dniester -- as well as in the
North Crimean Canal, to determine the
presence... of particularly dangerous
pathogens, including cholera, typhoid,
hepatitis A and E pathogens and draw
conclusions about their possible
The project assessed the damage properties of
the selected samples and deposited the strains
in a collection --- and subsequently exported them to the USA.
Its analysis shows that the results of this work
can be used to create an unfavourable bio-
logical situation --- not only in the Russian Federation, but also in the Black Sea and
the Sea of Azov, as well as in Eastern
Europe - Belarus, Moldova and Poland.
Our concern about Washington's activities in
Ukraine, stems from the fact that, contrary
to its international obligations, the US has
retained norms in its national legislation
that allow for work in the field of
The ratification of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
by the United States was accompanied by a number of reservations, one of which
allows for the retaliatory use of
chemical and toxin weapons.
Under the US Federal Unity and Cohesion
Against Terrorism Act --- research into
biological weapons is permitted with
the approval of the US government.
Participants in such research
are not criminally liable, for
developing such weapons.
Thus, the US administration is implementing the
principle that domestic law takes precedence
over international law in this area. The most
ethically controversial research, is
conducted outside national
Thus, during the special operation in Ukraine,
it was established that US scientists from a
laboratory in Merefa (Kharkov Region) were
testing.... potentially dangerous biological
drugs on patients of the regional clinical
psychiatric hospital No 3 in Kharkov,
between 2019 and 2021.
Persons with mental disorders were selected
for the experiments on the basis of their age,
nationality & immune status. Special forms
were used to record the results of 24-hour
patient monitoring. The information was
not entered into the hospital database,
and the staff of the medical institution
signed a non-disclosure agreement.
In January 2022, the laboratory in Merefa
was shut down and all equipment and
preparations were moved to
There are a number of witnesses to these
inhuman experiments, whose names we
cannot disclose, for the sake of
Finally, in a previous briefing we described
a technical device - for the delivery and
application of biological formulations
that has been patented in the US.
At the same time, it was noted that Ukraine had
sent a request to the manufacturing company
regarding the possibility ...of equipping the
Bayraktar drones with aerosol equipment.
It is a matter of concern that on March 9th,
three unmanned aerial vehicles equipped
with 30-litre containers and equipment
for spraying formulations were
detected by Russian recon
units in Kherson region.
In January 2022, Ukraine reportedly purchased
over 50 such devices through intermediary
organisations, which can be used to apply biological formulations and toxic chemicals.
We continue to analyse the evidence of crimes
committed by the US administration and the
Kiev regime in Ukraine.
What do YOU think?
Are the real madmen in the US?
The Chinese know - read this about
South Korea's biolab nightmare
(3 pages of mind-blowing facts)
West silencing most dissenting
on Ukraine/NATO war
April 14th, 3:19pm (PressTV)
The conflict between Russia and the West
over Ukraine seems to have gone beyond
the military realm as independent media
outlets say - their dissenting voices are
being silenced by the US and its allies.
Among several news outlets whose social
media accounts have been blocked --- in
recent weeks is the ASB news, whose
editors say the suspension of their
accounts - is a targeted takedown
aimed at controlling the narrative
on the war in Ukraine.
The editors of ASB news say they are working
to offer alternative information sources - as
opposed to the blatantly false information
that the West provides about the conflict.
Commenting on a Press TV’s query whether the
conflict in Ukraine is taking shape in various
different avenues apart from its military
aspect, Pepe Escobar, a geopolitical
analyst whose Twitter account has
been suspended as part of the
Western campaign to muzzle
dissenting voices, said on
Thursday, that the move
by the US and its allies
indicated their despair
of winning the public
“They are absolutely desperate --- because they
need to win the PR war - for Western audiences.
They already lost it inside Russia. The problem
is what I call NATO stand, the spectrum of the
whole NATO sphere. There's only 1 narrative
that is allowed. It's the narrative that comes
from the White House, the State Department
and the Pentagon and all us independents
have been silenced - little by little - and
especially in these past two weeks,”
Escobar told Press TV.
“We are telling it like it is; what's really
happening, especially in Mariupol, and
the Donbass; the fact that Ukraine has
absolutely no chance to win anything
in this war. And of course, the only
solution, from the point of view of
Big Tech, is to cancel us,” he
added, referring to two
volatile regions in
The geopolitical analyst expressed hope that
there will be... “Indian platforms, Iranian
platforms, Pakistani platforms, African
platforms, Latin American platforms,
soon emerging all over, and that will
be the end of Big Tech Controlling
Clashes have escalated between Russian
troops and Ukrainian forces over control
of the besieged port city of Mariupol, as
Russia’s military offensive in the former
Soviet state nears its 50th day and
amid Western promises to flood
the war-battered country with
military and financial aid.
Asked as to how the West’s arm supply to
Ukraine would be affecting the war in the
former Soviet state, Escobar said, “They
think they can prolong the war, sending
old MiGs, Kalashnikovs... but most of
these weapons... don't even arrive at
their destination in different parts of
Ukraine --- or they are immediately
resold in the black market inside
Ukraine. Ukraine nowadays is
an enormous black hole
--- including many super-
imposed black markets
as well. So this will
Pointing to the Ukrainian military forces,
Escobar added, “They have a choice ---
sooner or later: either they surrender
or --- they are going to be totally
exterminated - and that will be
the end... of the Ukrainian
armed forces; but this, is
also something that we
simply cannot explain
to Western social
Commenting on his predictions for the battle
looming for the Donbass region, in eastern
Ukraine, Escobar said “We cannot predict
anything. In fact everything that so-called
Western military analysts predicted...
I would say - went wrong.”
“What we follow is movement on the ground
and what we could define as the Russian
high command's strategic ambiguity.
Because we can never tell -- what's
going to be their next major move,”
he underlined. “This is something
that from the point of view of the
Russians --- it should be
out this month until the
end of April… Nobody
can say that they
know --- what the
are going to do
Asked about the West’s hypocrisy and double
standards... in the media coverage of the
Ukrainian war, as it received a different
international response than the war in
Yemen, Syria --- and the occupation in
Palestine, Escobar said, “All the wars
of conquest, rape, pillage, & plunder,
by the Empire over the past 50 years
in fact, they simply disappeared.”
“It's like the only war that exists is the war
unleashed by the evil new Hitler, Vladimir
Putin. This is beyond any rationalization
or hypocrisy,” the analyst stressed. “In
fact, of course, the genocide in Yemen,
which is a real genocide --- had already
disappeared from the West's narrative
for the past few years. And now it's
completely obliterated. Same with
Palestine. Everything that
happened in Syria when
the Americans were
using a proxy war to
destroy the Syrian
nation also ----
“And obviously, it's impossible for, I would say,
especially the Americans and, of course, the
European poodles that follow them --- to
understand and to put into context, in
perspective - how imperialism has
survived for the past few decades
- based on these wars of choice.”
“What basically led to the Russian response to
the situation in Ukraine, was many different
factors,” Escobar added. “The fact that the
Russians knew that there were bio labs
in Ukraine - and this was confirmed -
the Russians knew that Ukraine
was making 'some moves' to
restart a nuclear program...
It was also confirmed that
NATO essentially, was
organizing a huge
“There would be a real, blitzkrieg genocide
in Donbass and everything was confirmed.
So they had to act now, as a preemptive
attack against NATO, essentially. And
this war is not Kiev against Moscow.
This one is NATO against Moscow.
And this is also another piece of
information that simply cannot
be analyzed in Western
Russia President, Vladimir Putin, announced a
“special military operation” on February 24th,
to demilitarize Donetsk and Luhansk, largely
populated by ethnic Russians, in eastern
Ukraine. The US and its European allies
have labeled the military operation as
“Putin’s land grab,” imposing waves
of unprecedented sanctions
In 2014, the two regions - collectively known
as the Donbass – declared themselves new
republics; a move that triggered a
persisting and bloody conflict
between Kiev --- and armed
Are YOU being led astray by the media black-out of the true facts?
email us with your opinion.
by Tyler Durden at Zerohedge
April 9th, 2:20pm
Authored by Alasdair Macleod
We will look back at current events and realise
that they marked the change from a dollar-
based global economy underwritten by
financial assets to commodity-backed
currencies. We face a change from
collateral being purely financial in
nature to becoming commodity
based. It is collateral that
underwrites the whole
The ending of the financially based system, is
being hastened by geopolitical developments.
The West is -- desperately -- trying to sanction
Russia into economic submission, but is only
succeeding in driving up energy, commodity,
and food prices against itself. Central banks
will have no option but to inflate their
currencies to pay for it all.
Russia is linking the rouble to commodity prices
through a moving gold peg instead, and China has already demonstrated an understanding
of the West’s inflationary game, by having
stockpiled commodities and essential
grains for the last two years and
allowed her currency to rise
against the dollar.
China and Russia are not going down the path
of the West’s inflating currencies. Instead...
they are moving towards a sounder money
strategy with the prospect of stable
interest rates and prices, while the
West accelerates in the opposite
The Credit Suisse analyst, Zoltan Pozsar, calls it
Bretton Woods III. This article looks at how it is
likely to play out, concluding that the dollar and
Western currencies, not the rouble, will have
the greatest difficulty dealing with the end
of 50 years of economic financialisation.
Pure finance is being replaced
with commodity finance
It hasn’t hit the main-stream media yet, which is
still reporting yesterday’s battle. But in March,
the US Administration passed a death
sentence on its own hegemony, in a
last desperate throw of the dollar
dice. Not only did it misread the
Russian situation with respect
to its economy, but America -
mistakenly - believed in its
own power, by sanctioning
Russia & Putin’s oligarchs.
It may have achieved... a partial blockade on
Russia’s export volumes.. but compensation
has come from higher unit prices, benefiting
Russia, and costing the Western alliance.
The consequence is a final battle... in the
financial war which has been brewing for
decades. You do not sanction the world’s
most important source of energy exports
- the marginal supplier of a wide range of
commodities & raw materials, including
grains and fertilisers, without damaging
everyone but the intended target. Worse
still, the intended target has in China an
extremely powerful friend, with which,
Russia is a partner... in the world’s
largest economic bloc -- the Shanghai
Cooperation Organisation commanding
a developing market of over 40% of the world’s population. That is the future, not the past which is....
Western wokery, punitive taxation, economies dominated by the state and bureaucracy... anti-capitalistic socialism ...and magic money trees to help pay for it all.
Despite this enormous hole in the sanctions
net --- the West has given itself no political
option but to attempt to tighten sanctions
even more. But Russia’s response.. is
devastating for the western financial
system. In 2 simple announcements,
tying the rouble to gold for domestic
credit institutions and insisting that
payments for energy, will only be
accepted in roubles, it is calling
an end to the fiat dollar era that
has ruled the world from the
suspension of Bretton
Woods in 1971...
Just over five decades ago, the dollar took over
the role for itself as the global reserve asset
from gold. After the seventies, which was a
decade of currency, interest rates, and
financial asset volatility, we all settled
down into a world of increasing
London’s big bang in the early 1980s paved the
way for regulated derivatives and the 1990s
saw the rise of hedge funds and dotcoms.
That was followed by an explosion in over
the counter unregulated derivatives - into
the hundreds of trillions & securitisations
which hit the speed-bump, of the Lehman
failure. Since then an expansion of global
credit for purely financial activities, has
been remarkable - creating a financial
asset bubble - to rival anything seen
in the history of financial excesses.
And together with statistical suppression of the
effect on consumer prices --- the switch of economic resources from Main Street to
Wall Street has hidden the inflationary
evidence of credit expansion from
the public’s gaze.
All that is coming to an end ---- with a new
commoditisation — what respected flows
analyst Zoltan Pozsar at Credit Suisse
calls Bretton Woods III.
In his enumeration, the first was suspended by
President Nixon in 1971, and the second ran
from then until now... when the dollar ruled
indisputably. That brings us to Bretton
Russia’s insistence that importers of its energy
pay in roubles and not in dollars or euros is a
significant development, a direct challenge
to the dollar’s role. There are no options for
Russia’s “unfriendlies”, Russia’s name for
the alliance united against it. The EU...
the largest importer of Russian natural
gas, either bites the bullet or scrapes
around for insufficient alternatives.
The option is to buy natural gas and oil ....at
reasonable rouble prices or drive prices up
in euros, and still not get enough to keep
their economies going, and the citizens
warm and mobile. Either way - it seems
Russia wins and one way, the EU loses.
As to Pozsar’s belief that we are on the verge of
Bretton Woods III... one can see the logic of his
argument. The highly inflated financial bubble..
marks the end of an era 50 years in the making.
Negative interest rates in the EU and Japan are
not just an anomaly, but the last throw of the
dice for the yen and the euro. The ECB and
the Bank of Japan have bond portfolios
which have wiped out their equity, and
then some. All Western central banks
which have indulged in QE have the
Contrastingly, the Russian central bank and the Peoples Bank of China, have not conducted any QE ---- and have clean balance sheets. Rising interest rates in Western currencies are made more certain & their height even greater --- by Russia’s aggressive response to the Western sanctions. It hastens the bankruptcy.... of the entire Western banking system and by bursting the highly inflated financial bubble ...will leave little more than hollowed-out economies.
Putin has taken as his model, the 1973 Nixon/
Kissinger agreement with the Saudis, to only accept US dollars in payment for oil... and to
use its dominant role in OPEC to force other members to follow. As the World’s largest energy exporter Russia now says she will
only accept roubles, repeating for the
rouble, the petrodollar strategy. And
even Saudi Arabia, is now bending
with the wind & accepting China’s
renminbi for its oil... calling
symbolic time on the Nixon
The West, by which we mean America, the EU, Britain, Japan, South Korea, and a few others have set themselves up... to be the fall guys.
That statement just describes their strategic stupidity -- an Ignoble Award is closer to the truth. By phasing out fossil fuels before they could be replaced entirely with green energy sources ------ an enormous shortfall in energy supplies has arisen. With an almost religious zeal, Germany has been cutting out nuclear generation. And even as recently as last month it still ruled out extending the lifespan of its nuclear facilities. The entire G7 membership... were not only unprepared for Russia turning the tables on its members,
but -- so far -- they have yet to
come up with an adequate
Russia has effectively commoditised its currency, particularly for energy, gold,
and food. It is following China down a
similar path. In doing so.. it has under
mined the dollar’s hegemony, perhaps
fatally. As the driving force behind
currency values, commodities will
be the collateral replacing financial
assets. It is interesting to observe
the strength in the Mexican peso
against the dollar (up 9.7% since
November 2021) & the Brazilian
real (up 21% over a year) And
even the South African rand
has risen by 11% in the last
That these flaky currencies are rising tells us
that resource backing for currencies, has its
attractions beyond the rouble and renminbi.
But having turned their backs on gold, the
Americans & their Western epigones lack
an adequate response. If anything, they
are likely to continue the fight for dollar
hegemony rather than accept reality.
And the more America struggles to
assert its authority the greater the
likelihood of a split in the Western
Europe needs Russian energy desperately,
and America does not. Europe cannot
afford to support American policy
That, of course, is Russia’s bet.
Russia’s point of view
For the second time in eight years, Russia has
seen its currency undermined --- by Western action over Ukraine. Having experienced it
in 2014, this time the Russian central bank
was better prepared. It had diversified out
of dollars adding official gold reserves.
The commercial banking system was overhauled, and the Governor of the
RCB, Elvira Nabiullina, by following
classical monetary policies instead
of the Keynesianism of her Western
contempories -- has contained the
fall-out from the war in Ukraine.
The link to commodities is gold... and the RCB
announced that until the end of June it stands
ready to buy gold from Russian banks at 5,000
roubles per gramme. The stated purpose.. was
to allow banks to lend against mine production given that Russian-sourced gold is included in
the sanctions. But the move has encouraged
speculation that the rouble is going on a
quasi- gold standard; never mind that a
gold standard works the other way
round, with users of the currency
able to exchange it for gold.
Besides being with silver, the international legal definition of money (the rest being currency and
credit), gold is a good proxy for commodities. Priced in goldgrams, crude oil today is 30%
below where it was in the 1950s, long
before Nixon suspended the Bretton
Woods Agreement. Meanwhile,
measured in depreciating fiat
currencies --- the price has
soared - & been extremely
volatile along the way.
It is a similar story for other commodity prices,
whereby maximum stability is to be found in
prices measured in goldgrams. Taking up
Pozsar’s point - about currencies being
increasingly linked to commodities in
Bretton Woods III - it appears that
Russia intends to use gold as
a proxy for commodities to
stabilise the rouble.
Instead of a fixed gold exchange rate, the RCB
has wisely left itself the option to periodically
revise the price it will pay for gold after 1 July.
While non-Russian credit institutions do not
have access to the facility, it appears that
there is nothing to stop a Russian bank
buying gold in another centre, such as
Dubai, to sell to the Russian central
bank for roubles. All that is needed
is for the dollar/rouble rate to be
favourable for the arbitrage and
the ability to settle in a non-
sanctioned currency, such
as renminbi --- or to have
access to Eurodollars..
which it can exchange
for Euroroubles from
a bank outside the
The dollar/rouble rate can now easily be
controlled by the RCB -- because how
demand for roubles in short supply is
handled, becomes a matter of policy.
Gazprom’s payment arm (Gazprombank) is
currently excused the West’s sanctions
and EU gas and oil payments will be
channelled through it.
Broadly, there are four ways in which a
Western consumer can acquire roubles:
By buying roubles on the foreign exchanges.
By depositing euros, dollars, or sterling
with Gazprombank and have them do
the conversion as agents.
By Gazprombank increasing its balance
sheet to provide credit, but collateral
which is not sanctioned would
By foreign banks creating rouble credits
which can be paid to Gazprombank --
against delivery of energy supplies.
The last of these four is certainly possible,
because that is the basis of Eurodollars
--- which circulate outside New York’s
monetary system and have become
central to international liquidity.
To understand the creation of Eurodollars and therefore the possibility of a developing Eurorouble market
we must delve into the world of credit creation.
There are two ways in which foreigners can
hold dollar balances. The way commonly
understood is through the correspondent
banking system. Your bank, in Europe,
say, will run deposit accounts with
their correspondent banks in New
York (JPMorgan, Citi etc.). So, if
you make a deposit in dollars,
thecredit to your account will
reconcile with the change in
your bank’s correspondent
account in New York.
Now let us assume that you approach your
European bank for a dollar loan. If the loan
is agreed, it appears as a dollar asset on
your bank’s balance sheet, which through
double-entry bookkeeping is matched by
a dollar liability --- in favour of you, the
borrower. It cannot be otherwise & is
the basis of all bank credit creation.
But note that in the creation of
these balances.. the American
banking system isn't involved
in any way, which is how and
why Euro-dollars circulate,
being fungible with, but
separate in origin from
...dollars in the US.
By the same method, we could see the birth
and rapid expansion of a Eurorouble market.
All that’s required... is for a bank to create a
loan in roubles matched under double-entry
bookkeeping.. with a deposit which can be
used for payments. It doesn’t matter which
currency the bank runs its balance sheet
in, only that it has balance sheet space,
access to rouble liquidity and is a
This suggests that Eurozone and Japanese
banks can only have limited participation
because they are already very highly
leveraged. The banks best able to
run Eurorouble balances, are the
Americans & Chinese because
they have more conservative
asset to equity ratios.
Furthermore, the large Chinese banks are
majority state-owned, and already have
business and currency interests with
Russia --- giving them a head start with respect to rouble liquidity.
We have noticed that the large American banks
are not shy of dealing with the Chinese despite
the politics ----- so, presumably, would like the
opportunity to participate in Euroroubles. But
only this week, the US Government prohibited
them from paying holders of Russia’s
sovereign debt over $600 million.
So, we should assume the US banks cannot
participate, which leaves the field open to
the Chinese mega-banks. And any attempt
to increase sanctions on Russia, perhaps
by adding Gazprombank to a sanctioned
list, achieves nothing, definitely cuts out
American banks from the action --- and
enhances the financial integration
between Russia and China.
The gulf between the commodity-backed
currencies and yesteryear’s financial
fiat... simply widens.
For now, further sanctions are a matter for
speculation. But Gazprombank -- with the
assistance of the Russian central bank
will have a key role in providing the
international market for roubles,
with wholesale liquidity, at least
until the market acquires depth
in liquidity. In return, Gazprom-
bank can act as a recycler of
dollars and euros gained
through trade surpluses
without them entering
the official reserves.
Dollars, euros yen & sterling are the unfriendlies’ currencies, so the only