My Life in the USSR

What can we learn in the midst of the worlds deepest crisis of capitalist overproduction from the one economy and society that was immune to the great stockmarket crash and depression of the 1920s and 1930s?

Julia Hawkins, member of the CPGB-ML talks about her family and her life growing up in the soviet union.

“The media portrays Soviet Life as dull, grey and oppressive. Nothing could be further from the truth, she says. We had rich, secure, cultured and meaningful lives. As workers, we felt we owned not just our places of work, but the whole country, which was set up from top to bottom to serve our interests.

“I didn’t become political until I came to this country and didn’t realise what we had until we lost it. That is the tragedy. I realise that it is because our nation was being dismantled from the inside, by the Khruhschevite revisionists and their successors.”

I recommend that everyone should read Harpal Brar’s book “Perestroika, the complete collapse of revisionism”

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