Final Phase Backgrounder: Former Belarusian leader (1991-1994), CIS co-founder Shushkevich writing memoirs, “shocked” to find historic document declaring death of Soviet Union missing; CIS archivist chief in Minsk: “We don’t know where the original is”; Belarusian communist at 2006 conference: “The USSR continues to exist”

All of this means that the USSR continues to exist not just de-facto as a real remaining economic unity, as a united territory of all the Soviet people, as a fact of undying self-consciousness of the Soviet people with their mutual language of communication Russian and with the Soviet socialist mentality, but also de-jure. It would be sufficient just to rebuild its state structures, by overcoming the bourgeois delusions and by coming back to the socialist path of development.

Under conditions of stabilization of the bourgeois power it will be extremely difficult to achieve, but the Soviet people under the leadership of a single, united and truly Leninist Bolshevik Communist party of the Soviet Union should be able to do that for the sake of his own future as well as for the future of the whole planet.

– Leonid Shkolnikov, First Secretary, Belarus Section, (restored) CPSU; Deputy Head, National Emergency Management and Response Center, Republic of Belarus; message delivered to 15th International Communist Seminar, Brussels, May 5-7, 2006

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Stanislav Shushkevich bio

15th International Communist Seminar

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3 responses to “Final Phase Backgrounder: Former Belarusian leader (1991-1994), CIS co-founder Shushkevich writing memoirs, “shocked” to find historic document declaring death of Soviet Union missing; CIS archivist chief in Minsk: “We don’t know where the original is”; Belarusian communist at 2006 conference: “The USSR continues to exist”

  1. mah29001 February 9, 2013 at 12:52 am

    All in preparations for its “sudden revival”.

  2. A.B. February 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Shushkevich seems to be a long time KGB agent, who successfully played a role of moderate democrat in the beginning of 90-th in Belarusian parliament. Many of his actions harmed national interests and opposed decommunization. He blocked an attempt to dismiss parliament and to hold new elections. His biography contains very interesting episode. When L.H. Osvald lived in Minsk, young Shushkevich helped him as interpreter. In 1993 when powerful forces from Moscow suddenly began to promote Lukashenko, with the help of speaker Shushkevich he was appointed chief of parliamentary corruption commission. Thus, Lukashenko became famous and in 1994 won president elections with the help of KGB.

    • periloustimes1 February 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Hi, A.B. Thank you for your informative post.

      That Shushkevich is not being entirely honest about his “shock” concerning the missing 1991 document announcing the demise of the Soviet Union is evident at this link exposing his personal, little-known connection to self-avowed Marxist Lee Harvey Oswald, the former US Marine who spent his Soviet years in Minsk:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/world/europe/intimate-glimpses-of-lee-harvey-oswalds-time-in-minsk.html?_r=0

      A document transmitted in 1992 from the US embassy in Minsk to the State Department and deposited with the National Security Agency says:

      DURING MEETING JULY 13 BELARUSIAN SUPREME SOVIET CHAIRMAN STANISLAV SHUSHKEVICH SUPRISED CHARGE BY STATING OUT OF THE BLUE THAT HE HAD ONCE GIVEN RUSSIAN LESSONS TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S ASSASSIN, LEE HARVEY OSWALD. SHUSHKEVICH SAID HE HAD NEVER BEFORE TOLD A FOREIGNER OF HIS CONNECTION TO OSWALD. THE YEAR WAS 1951 [Perilous Times: 1961] AND OSWALD HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO WORK AT THE MINSK RADIO-TECENIC [PT: word unclear] FACTORY AS A METAL CRAFTSMAN (SLESAR’) 0

      SHUSHKEVICH WHO LATER BECAME A PHYSICS PROFESSOR, AT THAT TIME WAS ALSO EMPLOYED AT THE PLANT AND WAS TOLD, HE SAID, TO GIVE OSWALD RUSSIAN LESSONS.

      SHUSHKEVICH SAID HE NEVER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THAT SOMEONE OF OSWALD’S MENTALITY AND CHARACTER” (NOT FURTHER SFECIFIED) COULD POSSIBLY HAVE PLOTTED AND CARRIED OUT THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

      http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/jfk/jfk00147.pdf

      In his forthcoming memoirs, Shushkevich again denies LHO was a Soviet asset/agent.

      The same NY Times article references well-known writer Norman Mailer (d. 2007), who produced a biography of Oswald in 1995 and who also rejected any notion of JFK’s official assassin being a KGB pawn. The Wikipedia entry for Mailer notes: “In September 1961 Mailer was one of the original twenty-nine prominent American sponsors of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee organization that was the same organization that John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald also became a member of in 1963.”

      So, Belarus’ first “post”-communist leader and a prominent left-wing US journalist/novelist both parroted the Kremlin line. Things that make you go “Hmmm . . “

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