This half exploit half kill was a figure of speech, but ok I exaggerated. But that doesn't change that Russia had really bad luck for it's rulers/goverment. You can't deny how bloody lot of tzars were, and that one of main victims of USSR were mainly citizens of USSR. And considering that in USSR mainly lived Russians(biggest ethnic group) then the biggest victims were common Russians. Of course I don't mean 80's or 70's or even 60's, but Stalin era and before. Jelcyn was a 'only' a failure, and that's why Putin is liked in Russia. He is strong, but do not want to exploit his own people. Or it just seems like thatyeah, just like this 'kill & exploit' but lest you forget this is a history forum; as for history fiction, look elsewhere.
You are partially right, I just wanted to show that quantity it's NOT the only things that matter. I would even say that quality is more important. There were problems in other countries recently with grains too. But why I posted only about RUssia? Well because topic is about Russia.read the article before posting, it merely speculates what may happen, not what happened; still you present it as a fact... speaks volumes of the methods anti-Russian campaigners employ to badmouth the country.
That's just half true... queing for hours was only in good day, because in bad day like I said there was only vinegar on shops shelfs haha. And that's in Poland, situation in USSR was worse(although ok USSR was even bigger than Russia today, so situation in Talin, Moscow or Petersburg was much different than in siberia interior let's say), and in some eastern countries better(like in Hungary). The rest is pretty much spot on, people waited for cars for a long, long time but it had it upsides too... You could buy brand new car, and sell it right next day for a 3x as much as you payed.Rubbish they had to queue for hours for everyday items, go onto decade long waiting lists to get a car and if their grandparents put down for an apartment they might got it by the time they turned 30.
That's interesting, Lysenko science ended in Poland in 1956 or year later, and "normal" genetics after 1956 was taught. I didn't know that lysenko science survived till 60'sThat is interesting theme by the way.
It was a real war between Lamarkists (Lysenko supported by Stalin) and Weismann-Morganists (Vavilov/Rapoport supported by Zhdanov).
There were three clashes between them:
1. In 30's. Most prominent scientists were repressed including Vavilov who died in prison. However many scientists kept on conducting researches.
2. After WWII Rapoport undertook another attempt to reabilitate genetics and failed. 100 scientists including Rapoport were fired. Their labs were closed.
3. In 60's due to international recognising Rapoport's works on chemical mutagenesis and soviet physics in radiation genetics Lysenko finaly lost.