By Yuri Druzhnikov
When Russia was once within the throes of Joseph Stalin's crusade for the compelled collectivization of Soviet agriculture, a tender boy named Pavlik Morozov educated the OGPU (later known as the KGB) that his father was once an enemy of the regime. hence, Pavlik's father used to be arrested and disappeared in a Soviet focus camp. Enemies of the get together later killed the boy, whereupon humans proclaimed him a hero. After that, Pavlik Morozov's glory handed the celebrity of many Russian heroes. hundreds of thousands of works were released in regards to the boy in quite a few genres; his portrait has graced galleries, postcards, and postage stamps; ships and libraries were devoted in his honor.
Informer 001 is the 1st autonomous learn of the Morozov affair. Yuri Druzhnikov tested files, visited museums, and interviewed everybody who knew Morozov in the course of his brief lifetime. In publication after booklet, he stumbled on inconsistencies in each truth, from the place Morozov was once born to how previous he used to be on the time of his death.
As Druzhnikov pieced jointly the tale approximately Morozov's existence, demise, and legacy, it turned transparent that the crusade to maintain Morozov a hero used to be centrally directed. Informer hero quantity 001 remained a nervous reminder to all; to people who tell, and people who turn into the sufferers of denunciations. Informer 001 bargains Western readers a different glimpse into the behind-the-scenes operations of Soviet political heritage and may be attention-grabbing for most people, in addition to for sociologists, historians, and Russian reports specialists.
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