Leningrad Affair

Joseph Stalin was the most brutal and controversial figure in the history of our country.His methods are struck and forced people to live in fear and complete obedience.Any act committed with caution, and each apartment has always been prepared suitcase in case of arrest.

Leningrad Affair - the name of the general form for a list of court cases, which were conducted in the postwar years, namely from 1949 to 1952. These cases were directed against leaders of the Leningrad party organization.Everything was done to weaken the role of the organization in the USSR at that time in the Soviet Union was established Stalin's personality cult.Leningrad Affair accused several members of the Leningrad Party of treason.Who got in this business?Because of denunciations, the veracity of which has not been set, the process involved almost all the figures put forward by the Leningrad Party for leadership service in Moscow after the Second World War.

Despite the name of the case, the arrests were carried out acr

oss the country, including Moscow, Simferopol, Novgorod, Pskov and Tallinn.

At first attracted by the process of the following persons:

  • AAKuznetsov - the man he served as 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of Communist Bolshevik Party.
  • PSPopkov - the first secretary of the Leningrad City Committee / Regional Committee of the Communist Bolshevik Party.
  • IMTurco - are not representative of the Leningrad Party first secretary of the Yaroslavl Regional Committee of the Communist Bolshevik Party.
  • MIRodionov - a chairman of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR.
  • NAVoznesensky, who was chairman of the USSR State Planning Committee, and others.

What was the reason?Leningrad Affair (briefly be described important events of the process) - a list of dirt on public figures of the Leningrad party.By the beginning of 1949 all of the documents have already been collected and put in motion a process carried out in Leningrad All-Russian Trade Fair (10-20 January 1949).In addition to charges of treason, and accused government officials of rigging the election of the new leadership, held in December last year.After the fair Malenkov put forward against the figures listed above, the allegation that the event was carried out without the knowledge of bodies such as the Central Committee of the Party and the government.

However, documents confirming quite different: The Council of Ministers authorized the Fair by its decision of 11 November of the previous year.

In February 1949 Malenkov leaves for Leningrad.Leningrad case comes at the peak of its activity and violence.After a meeting of the bureau of the city committee and regional committee, Malenkov presented there a decree by which government officials were accused of anti-party activities and withdraw from their positions.All were arrested.For a whole year the arrested were severely tortured and interrogated.Then N.Voznesensky, Ya.Kapustin, P. Popkov, P.Lazutin, A Kuznetsov, Mikhail Rodionov had been shot.

Leningrad case, the case of doctors, follow after the first, clearly reflect the inconsistent policy of Stalin, who did everything to ensure that his power was untouchable.His anxiety, constant suspicion led to massive repression, most of which are unjustified.Leningrad Affair was revised in 1954, and the persons involved in the process, rehabilitated.