Mother, I'm hungry, there isn't enough food to feed us all.
Adrik, you're an adult now, there isn't enough food to feed you.
You have to become independent; this household no longer has room for you!
революция! Мир, Земля и Хлеб!
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
These people have threatened my authority, kill them all.
Of course, sir.
Russia had been highly unstable and poor; its economic and political structures had become a mess. Various factors had led to the Revolution of 1917. Through the 1800s and early 1900s, discontent grew, as Russian czars resisted needed reforms and blocked the ideals of the French Revolution. Peasants faced many difficulties and grew too poor to sustain a family.
Provisional government's sluggishness to bring about significant change in the disasters of Russia in World War I, directed revolutionary socialist to plot further action. Lenin headed the revolutionary socialist party, the Bolsheviks, and won support through his promise of " Peace, Land, and Bread." Distributing land to peasants, giving workers control of jobs, and establishing political reforms, Lenin would guide the revolution and overthrow the government.
You are under arrest and will be sent to the Gulag for committing a crime against the government!
But I didn't do anything, I'm innocent, these are false accusations! I am a loyal follower of Joseph Stalin, I have never threatened him! I am innocent!
After Lenin died in 1924, party leader Joseph Stalin took ruthless steps to win total control of the nation. Joseph Stalin ruled through terror and brutality. Stalin's chief goal was to make the Soviet Union into a modern industrial power with all production under government control. Millions of his own citizens died during his brutal reign.
Joseph Stalin was a very paranoid ruler. He viewed anyone as a threat and wouldn't think twice on ordering his soldiers to pull the trigger on his citizens. Out of fright that other Communist Party members were plotting against him, Stalin launched the Great Purge. Stalin accused thousands of people of committing a crime against the government and having them executed, exiled, or sent to the Gulag where they would work till they died. Stalin once said, "I trust no one, not even myself."
Many Russians turned each other in. There was a fear of secret police. Children were brainwashed into viewing Stalin as a role model; no one was safe, and everything was taken away. Among the victims of this purge were some of the brightest and most talented experts in the industry, economic, and engineering platform. Army officers, diplomats, union officials, party members, intellectuals, and numerous peasants were falsely accused of being alleged counterrevolutionaries and failing to meet production quotas in factories.
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
During Stalin's rule of the country over 20 million people were sent to labor camps, where nearly half of them died; there are still bodies left undiscovered. Stalin's desire to maintain authority as dictator led to the death of millions. Most experts believe at least 750,000 people were executed during the Great Purge. This ruthless and bloody operation caused rampant terror throughout the U.S.S.R. and impacted the country for many years.