As Lenin’s ideological heir, Stalin continued the struggle against the bourgeoisie with more stringent tools and under more severe conditions, said Alexey Boldyrev, Associate Professor at the Department of History of Russian Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University (MSU) with a Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent on April 15.
Boldyrev believes that after Lenin’s death, the bourgeoisie, who suffered a temporary defeat in the Civil War, gained new strength during the period of the New Economic Policy (NEP), and “began to prepare a frontal assault on the USSR as its class and existential enemy.” According to the expert, Stalin as of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s ideological heir led the fight against it.
The interviewee considers that the necessity of such a struggle fully explains “both bloody excesses, and overstraining of social forces”, and other severe signs of the Stalin era. However, he does not exclude that Stalin could have defeated his enemies with less blood, “remaining a humanist.”
Boldyrev also admits that “many of Lenin’s ideas were actually revised during the Stalin period.” But Stalin “nevertheless” remains “the winner, who is judged by everyone wants to”, mainly those of our contemporaries, from whose mouths such sentences sound extremely inappropriate.
The reason for the interview with Alexey Boldyrev was the 150th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birth on April 22, 2020.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency