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Rick

I would go with Tsiolkovsky not only for crazy ideas but as a subject of a sci-fi story: he died 22 years before he was born! Reminds me of an old Asimov short story of a reagent so aggressive that it would react before the chemist poured it. Ah, but how did it know the chemist wasn't just faking the pour??

John PTak

Well, Rick, that's Stalin for you--T was lucky that Stalin allowed him to have been born/existed at all, so dying before being born is just another one of that regime's tricks. There's a pic somewhere here that shows T with a largish group of colleagues around 1925, all of whom save T were "got goned" by 1935...and that's *before* the Great Purge really began.

aerocrat

Why do you hate Stalin? During Stalin's era Tsiolkovsky could done many his projects including whole metal airship what was built in "Dirizhablestroy combinat" (main USSR's factory for airsips' building where Chief Designer was Umberto Nobile). Till 1935 when Tsiolkovsky died Stalin's government was getting the wide financing for whole metal airship (there were built two 15-meters flying models in Dirizhablestroy...). Enough to lie about soviet Stalin's time. You so little know trouth about it... Or did you wrote such stuff for money by order? It's so usual for modern biased and corrupt authors... Stalin's time was better for inventors and enthusists that now when quazi-democratic capitalism is destroing the world. Soviet Stalin's (and Lenin's) program of airship's development is power and police systemk of capitalism where airship's projects need only in frame military projects - is poor and evil!

aerodd

Tsiolkovsky wrote more than 50 percent of his works about aeronautic themes and some little about systems for flight in the space. You have bad introducing about Tsiolkovsky works during Soviet power. The author (ugly!) does not work with historical stuffs and makes fake content about real Stalin's time which he hate.

John Ptak

Well. I've never been called "ugly" for writing the truth about Stalin. It is astonishing to find that there are Stalinists still--my guess is that if modern Stalinistas were alive during that time period, they wouldn't've been for long. It is unnecessary to address these claims that Stalin wasn't as bad as I've lightly mentioned--it reminds me of Holocaust denyers. (Let's not forget that the Soviets abandoned the hideous old monster soon enough--Stalin was not even mentioned in the first edition of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, published just a year or something after the beast's death.

John Ptak

Another ANONYMOUS defense of Stalin. Stalin's slight appreciation of technology could bring to *him* is completely overcome by the programed murder that made room for these allowances. This impossible argument smells like another bit that I received saying that Stalin increased food exports from the USSR in the 1930's while *not* mentioning that Stalin starved millions of his own people to achieve the export end. This is just too wide and too easily documented by too many people over too many years to debate here.

aerodd

Crazy brainwashed propagandist of anti-communism... What mesure of japanes were in the USA's prison zones during WWII? Say you lier! Your shited USA was worst than socialism by Stalin who killed any ervant of capitalism who hate USSR and destroied socilasm. Ideal states have never been... Learn marxism, silly author... Hay, quasi-historian: study dialectical materialism.
If you read only propagandist publications about USSR & Stalin's period you shouldn't say you stupid opinion for mass readers. Such as you decided make identifing of Stalin and Hitler for the base hiding of imperialism role in the triumph of fascism in 1930s. Imperialism hats Che. Fidel, Kim Il Sung, Lenin, Stalin, Marx, Engels. The author of the primitive article above is clear imperialist with limited horizons and lack of political culture who hates Stalin, soviet system, work class, USSR.
Dear reder ignore this demagogue who was paided of bourgeoisie! Such 'writers' glorify the capitalist slavery.

John Ptak

Aerodd: I find it interesting that in the rants I've received from pro-Stalinists online and 10 or so offline, all have been anonymous. Also I can make no better argument to you than that which you have just provided against yourself.

Jeff

Yeah, John. Study some dialectical materialism, will you?

Material world.
Thesis.
Antithesis.
Synthesis.
Thesis.
Antithesis.
Synthesis.
Etc. &c.

Frankly, it sounds very Buddhist to me.

John Ptak

Dear Jeffsis; Thanks(is) forsis pointingisis thissis outsis, a welcomed summation after my many emails from Boratsis.

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