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Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev
simply replicating the atmosphere in his current family from the one he grew up with in Gori. With Soviet troops in most of Eastern Europe, Stalin was now in a strong negotiating position. A total of 350,000 people were arrested and 247,157 executed. The most insignificant pretexts were often enough to brand someone an "enemy of the people starting the cycle of public persecution and abuse, often leading to interrogation, torture and deportation, if not death. Today the role of Stalin in Russian history is the subject of bitter public debate, with a number of Russian history textbooks calling him an effective manager and others presenting him as absolute evil. In the 1930s Stalin apparently became increasingly worried about the growing popularity of Sergey Kirov.
One of such influencing factors was the secret speech given by Khrushchev during the Twentieth Congress of kiss. This speech, however, does not give a real picture of either Stalin or Lenin : Khrushchev denounces the idolization of Stalin but supports the cult of Lenin. Khrushchev 's speech was followed by a period of liberalisation known as Khrushchev 's Thaw, into the early 1960s.
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Deportations took place in appalling conditions, often in cattle trucks, with anthem by Ayn Rand1 hundreds of thousands of deportees dying en route of famine or disease. Increasingly paranoid and physically weak, Stalin apparently was about to start another purge. The purge, however, could also have been merely a result of Stalins pathological suspiciousness or his desire to do away with potential rivals or threats. The only three "Old Bolsheviks" left from Lenins Politburo were Stalin, Mikhail Kalinin, the All-Union Warden and Vyacheslav Molotov, Chairman of the Peoples Commissariat Committee. Numerous towns, villages and cities were renamed after the Soviet leader and the Stalin Prize and Stalin Peace Prize were named in his honor. Those officially defined as "kulaks "kulak helpers and later "ex-kulaks" were persecuted and eventually either shot or exiled, depending on the charge.