Monday, July 27, 2015

Fact of the Day: Stalin Prophecy

When Vladimir Lenin was dying, he wrote a testament about his views on Joseph Stalin and the future of his country. While he had considered Stalin an ally, he feared what his personal views, rude attitude,and thirst for power would do for the Soviet Union. He suggested that Stalin should no longer be General Secretary, but Stalin used his power to suppress the release of the letter until he could assume power. 

17 comments:

Gloria Baker said...

Really amazing and interesting Adam!

Huggybear said...

A bit of a case here for "The Pot calling the Kettle Black".
Lenin was just a brutal at Stalin. Lenin did start the Gulags!
Stalin just perfected them.
B.J Hunnicut

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Interesting!

DeniseinVA said...

Now that is a fascinating bit of history.

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Lenin, he knew....................

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Lenin, he knew....................

Lux G. said...

Hmmm. A huge part of the history in a few words. Nice!

Emmylou said...

These two are like GoT characters, aren't they? Just saying....

Caramella said...

I didn't know...thank u for sharing as always

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A lot of interesting history in that country.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Oh, how different that might have been in the age of the Internet. A letter is easy to stop. Internet content, not so much.

Pat Hatt said...

Those with a thirst for power will do anything to get it

Christine said...

Wow these power struggles are so real.

bj said...

I knew Stalin was a mean spirited and power hungry man....didn't know about the letter, tho. Thanks for bringing all these interesting facts to us, Adam...
Oh, and regarding that huge, fun float on my post today...I think they bought it at Costco so it's probably like the one you saw...and it was sure fun. They just tie it to their boat dock...guess they could tie it to their anchored boat sometime.

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, those with power are kinda crazy.

stephen Hayes said...

I knew Lenin did not want Stalin to lead Russia.

Kay said...

This is very interesting. There's so little I know of Russian history.