Fidel Castro :: Historical Simplism

By Fidel Castro

Stalin established unity in the Soviet Union. He consolidated what Lenin had begun: party unity. He gave the international revolutionary movement, a new impetus. The USSR's industrialization was one of Stalin's wisest actions, and I believe it was a determining factor in the USSR's capacity to resist.

One of Stalin's-and the team that supported him- greatest merits was the plan to transfer the war industry and main strategic industries to Siberia and deep into Soviet territory.

I believe Stalin led the USSR well during the war.  According to many generals, Zhukov and the most brilliant Soviet generals, Stalin played an important role in defending the USSR and in the war against Nazism.  They all recognized it.

I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin.  Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.