In 1991, and then in 1993, Yeltsin did not dare to conduct decommunization of Russia. Yeltsin confined himself to banning the activities of the Communist Party of the USSR. In 1994, American adviser Jeffery Sachs advised Yeltsin to allow the activities of the Communist Party as a "systemic opposition." Yeltsin was an opponent of communism, but agreed to this. The result was the most sad.
Today, a revival of Stalinism is taking place in Russia. There is a "fashion for Stalin," and this fashion comes from the Kremlin.
For us, Russian monarchists and anti-communists, this is very sad. Many of the freedoms that we had in the 1990s are now missing. In fact, there is no free press in Russia, there are no independent political parties. During the years of Putin's rule, 17 million people, according to some sources, left Russia - the best people, scientists, writers, journalists, intellectual elite. For comparison: after the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, 3 million people left Russia.
Stalin has always been popular among lumpens, among people with poor education, and also among military and KGB officers. It is to this part of the electorate that Putin relies. Today's Stalinism - this is one of the varieties of populism, which is planted specifically. But very many people in Russia do not agree with this. Many people in Russia want to abandon the criminal Soviet past and condemn the crimes of the Communists. In Russia there are a lot of descendants of those who suffered from Bolshevism. But the voice of these people is not heard.
We hope that our like-minded people in other countries of the world understand this. We hope that you hear our voice.