In a shocking admission during an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia, Dmitri Medvedev, the president of the Russian Republic, admitted that the USSR was a totalitarian dictatorship responsible for the murder of millions of Russian citizens.
President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday slammed the Soviet Union as a totalitarian regime that suppressed human rights, in the most damning assessment of the USSR by a Russian leader in recent years.
In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper published two days before Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II, Medvedev said the crimes of wartime dictator Joseph Stalin could never be forgiven.
“The Soviet Union was a very complicated state and if we speak honestly the regime that was built in the Soviet Union… cannot be called anything other than totalitarian,” he said.
“Unfortunately, this was a regime where elementary rights and freedoms were suppressed.”
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The president — who succeeded Putin exactly two years ago on May 7, 2008 — said that after its World War II triumph, the Soviet Union failed to allow its economy to develop.
“This was accompanied by deaths and everything connected with dictatorship,” commented Medvedev.
Medvedev also issued his clearest condemnation of Stalin, who is blamed for the deaths of millions in prison camps, purges and the forced collectivization of agriculture, yet is still admired by many Russians as a strong leader.
“Stalin committed a mass of crimes against his own people,” said Medvedev.
“And despite the fact that he worked a lot, and despite the fact that under his leadership the country recorded many successes, what was done to his own people cannot be forgiven.”
I am sure that the elitist leftists in their Manhattan lofts, along with their counterparts, the useful idiots in Hollywood, are absolutely stunned by this admission. The cleanup of exploding heads is going to be monumental.