Russia? Not really. Soviet Union ? Yes. And go fk yourself, after deportation people were watched, you couldn't get higher degree and etc, what not to like, nakhuy ?.
Seriously your revisionism is shocking! And you burloks have the courage to come to baltic resorts listen to your pederastic shanson full volume, get drunk like efuk and tell us how this place was a lot better under your hooves. And same here. I start to think that something is being put in your drinking water.
You really have issues, you know that? Selective reading is just one of them.
And here I thought I was doing great Communist Apologetics when I was younger. Some of you really take the cake.
Seems Communist Apologetics are alive and well...
On a minor note, saying Stalin wasnt as bad because he didn't want to murder whole ethnic groups is stupid because the hated class was not an ethnicity, but a political belief. All bourgeosis had to die to make the way for the true communist society.
Plus he found out that forced famine was a more powerful weapon than gas chambers. Proven to work beyond a doubt by monster communist regimes since (PRC, DPRK), though arbitrary mass killing of people deemed the 'capitalist' class does wonders too now and then (Comm Vietnam, Pathet Lao, Khmer Rouge). ANYONE can be defined as bourgeosis!
I'm not sure about you, but if I was deported to Mongolia based upon my ethnicity or political persuasion I'd be pissed. Either way Stalin was just as evil as Hitler - to argue otherwise is folly. A murderer is a murderer and to make the argument Stalin was somehow a "nicer" murderer because he killed less people is perhaps the single handed most warped and twisted argument you could probably make.
Kazakhstan actually, and in the end it turned up good, most Germans were deported from Volga region, harvesting crops in Borat-land is way safer then getting your sh/t blown up by advancing 6-th Army. By the end of the War, German collective farms were most prosperous in USSR, also German males were considered not front-line material, my Gramps ended War as a HQ translator for some arty unit, without even a scratch, unlike my Jewish one. All in all, deported Germans were quite okaish with that deportation in the end, oh and German on Kazakh blood mixes are seks incarnate.
Because Stalin and NKVD did ?
Damn this thread has turned as expected : numbers out of some asses, denial, revisionism, glorification of two of the most bloodthirsty elements of two totalitarian states (NKVD and SS) and continuous circling around
I should have bet on it, it's more assured to win with a thread like that