Harry Triguboff in his early childhood was forced to leave his country because of Lenin’s ascendency. Vladimir Lenin was an important person in the communist party in Russia. One of the key facts about communism is the state owns everything and people work for the state. The reason this troubled Harry was that they could never work and provide for themselves. He arrived in Australia by plane in 1948.
Post WWl, Russia was still not industrialized, suffering economically and politically and in no doubt in need of a leader after Lenin’s death. “His successor, Joseph Stalin, a ruthless dictator, seized power and turned Russia into a totalitarian state where the government controls all aspects of private and public life.” Stalin showed these traits by using methods of enforcement, state control of individuals and state control of society. The journey of Stalin begins now.
Although most post Second World War alliances with the United states (ANZUS and SEATO defence treaties) played a significant role in Australia going to war, it is only half of the story to just write off the decision as the Australian government blindly following American policy. It is paramount to understand that for latter half of the period preceding full-scale conflict in Vietnam, it was actually Australia who pushed American into further intervention in the region. Reasons as to why Australia would do such a thing are various in nature with the main contributing doctrines regarding communism primarily leading the hearts and minds of the general Australia population. Many Australians had a genuine fear of communism and its ability to, if allowed to, spread incessantly through the Asia-Pacific region and eventually destroy the ‘Australian way of life’. This fear of the ‘red menace’ would eventually culminate into two
Joseph Stalin instilled a totalitarian government into Ukraine’s society. Moreover, Stalin tried to cut any threats that would affect his plan in making Russia a communist utopia, by using the secret police. (document 1) But, the Ukrainians were independent, rebellious people who believed strongly in their culture and
The treasonous acts of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg ended with their conviction and finally, their executions, these events increasing the fear of Communism across America. After the arrests in 1950, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg appeared in federal court on charges of foreign espionage. “[David] Greenglass agreed to cooperate with investigators if his wife was spared prosecution. Within two months of his confession, the Rosenbergs were jailed and charged with conspiracy to commit espionage” (Roberts). The atrocious doings of the Rosenbergs and their operatives ultimately caused the most controversial spy trial of the Cold War.
Throughout Russia’s history, there have been many rulers that tried to manage their country in different ways. Even though, all of these rulers had their own unique ways of ruling, all of them were seen as terrible by the people. This eventually led to a tipping point for the Russian citizens and the Russian Revolution took place. The goal for these people was to gain freedom from their oppressive czar but instead, they got an even worse leader. Joseph Stalin was a leader of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953 and he was known for his ability to strike fear into people.
A means by which to gain insight into Australian public perceptions and attitudes towards this affair and the overall atmosphere surrounding the Cold War is to examine the newspaper articles that were reporting on this event as it unfolded, whether rightfully or wrongfully. These emotions accompanying this event, particularly in regard to the incident with Mrs Petrov being forced onto the plane by Russian agents, had been captured by the Sydney Morning Herald, depicting a person ‘distraught with terror’ who personified the struggled between the democratic held values of the west against ‘ruthlessness’ of the communist regime. However, consideration must be given to what extent media reflects or sways public opinion. Thus, one must consider the political leanings of newspapers during this period to digest their agenda. Historically, the Sydney Morning Herold was seen to be a newspaper with conservative orientation and their use of rhetoric such as ‘dark forces are coming home to us’ perpetuates the anti-Communist hysteria of the Australia’s Cold War period.
His wife ran screaming in the street. I was frightened to go outside for a few days’ ” (Spiegelman 83-84). Vladek used to trade or buy from Cohn and Pfefer, and since they got caught, he was afraid that he might be next. He isolated himself for a few days and stayed inside, hoping that no one would suspect his close acquaintance with either of them.
The archetypes analysed in this essay will be Stalin as ‘the wise leader’, as ‘the father of all people’, and as ‘the generalissimo’. To answer the research question, several academic works including those of Jan Plamper and Anita Pisch will be investigated, and paintings by the prominent Socialist Realism artists Deineka, Laktionov, Gerasimov and Vladimirskiy will
What is a perfect world? Is it only a dream where people can be happy, or have an abundance of food , or better yet, a world where humans live in harmony with themselves and their environment? What makes a perfect world is different for each individual. However, people can usually agree on what makes the world a terrible place. Whether it is war, famine, environmental issues, most people acknowledge these as detrimental to ways of life.
Besides beating, sleep deprivation and psychological torment, the NKVD interrogators employed other barbaric and hideous techniques to squeeze out the desirable testimonies from the arrested “enemies of the people.” In the exceptional cases they utilized air pumps, hot rods, bottles (which were shoved into the anus or vagina), rats (which were, for example, placed in the heated can, upon which the inmates were sited; I heard also that the rats could have been sewn-in to the abdomen of the inmate). Pinching of the testicles was also a tool in their arsenal. Merely mentioning of a potentiality to use any of these techniques was sufficient to retrieve self-incriminating testimonials from the prisoners, whatever phantasmagorical they could have
A Small Corner of Hell by Anna Politkovskaya provides a very detailed and gruesome account of the atrocities committed by the Russian military on the local Chechen people during the second Chechen war (1999-2009). The author wants to draw the attention of the world to Chechnya in the hope that people will support her cause which is to expose the brutalities undertaken by the mighty Russian army on the defenseless Chechens, thereby stopping a very small but cruel war. While working as a correspondent for Novaya Gazeta, the last major newspaper in Russia that sticks to the idea of promoting democracy and freedom, Politkovskaya was critical of the new Russian state, exposing their corruption scandals and fighting for justice and freedom from the new dictatorial regime of President Putin that had come to replace the communist party of the Soviet era. Politkovskaya was committed to telling the truth, she believed
However, this only scratches the surface of what Stalin put the Soviet Union through. Stalin was a very persuasive man, his writings make it seem as if he is in the right and is innocent. To support this statement, two pieces of Stalin's writings were
Candidate’s interest in public service: The decisions for those of us who have decided to dedicate their lives to public service have made commitments to this effect for many reasons. For me, the inspiration to do so began around eight o’clock in the morning of September 11, 2001. At the time that I began to experience this realization, I was not exactly sure as to what I could do to help improve the situation. However, I knew instinctively that it was time for me to do something worthy, be a part of something bigger than myself.