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 expert the OGPU (later known as the KGB) that his father used to be an enemy of the regime. therefore, Pavlik's father was once arrested and disappeared in a Soviet focus camp. Enemies of the social gathering later killed the boy, whereupon humans proclaimed him a hero. After that, Pavlik Morozov's glory exceeded the celebrity of many Russian heroes. thousands of works were released concerning the boy in numerous genres; his portrait has graced galleries, postcards, and postage stamps; ships and libraries were committed in his honor.
Informer 001 is the 1st autonomous research of the Morozov affair. Yuri Druzhnikov tested records, visited museums, and interviewed all people who knew Morozov in the course of his brief lifetime. In publication after publication, he found inconsistencies in each truth, from the place Morozov used to be born to how outdated he was once on the time of his death.
As Druzhnikov pieced jointly the tale approximately Morozov's lifestyles, dying, and legacy, it turned transparent that the crusade to maintain Morozov a hero used to be centrally directed. Informer hero quantity 001 remained a worried reminder to all; to people who tell, and people who develop into the sufferers of denunciations. Informer 001 deals Western readers a distinct glimpse into the behind-the-scenes operations of Soviet political heritage and should be attention-grabbing for most people, in addition to for sociologists, historians, and Russian stories specialists.
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Informer 001: The Myth of Pavlik Morozov by Yuri Druzhnikov