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The Achievements of the USSR

By the Hispano-Soviet Friendship Association BIENVENIDO!

We are accustomed to hear, see and read a lot of criticism and lies about what happened in the USSR. I remember reading in the Soviet Union there was no freedom of worship, there was no progress, that people were dying of hunger, were living in fear, it was a dictatorship, that Joseph Stalin was a dictator. They were only lies and more lies about the reality that existed in the USSR. In this article, I will discuss the achievements of the Soviet Union and I will show you a reality that the bourgeois media conceal. I will speak first of what I believe was the greatest success not only of socialism, but also of humanity: the Soviet Union was the first country in world history to have completely eliminated hunger, an achievement that countries as "developed" as the United States have never reached. This shows the high efficiency that the socialist system reached at that time. In addition to eradicating hunger, the Soviet Union had been at the forefront of the global campaign for the eradication of smallpox and the establishment of networks of water, electricity, heating and transport almost free.

The Soviet Union was the first country to have an entirely literate population. The Soviet education system guaranteed public education, universal, free and compulsory collectivism.

The work done by the pioneers (Young Communists) was to bring people together in groups and to provide training collective (not individual) to that person who was behind in school. In addition, training plays an important role, that of forging a new man, with a socialist morality. The USSR was the first country to establish the University of evening allowing workers to study. It is not by chance that the Soviet Union was the country where were sold as many books in the world, exceeded that of all books sold in the country then.

The socialist system allowed to create a society of educated people, educated in the arts and sciences, aware of their importance as members of a society of interdependence. It is interesting to note that within the population, which had increased by 15 percent, the number of technicians has been multiplied by 55. Free sports were one of the pillars of child development. The interest in music was widespread, and almost the entire population could play an instrument. Children's education was entirely free of negative influences, and television showed only educational programs of all kinds and in all forms, including cartoons. It avoided programming topics mediocrity and is not intended to raise the general level, which brutalize people.

The socialist system also ensured public health, universal and free, ensuring that the life expectancy had reached the Soviet one of the highest levels in the world. The USSR was the first country where women were not only entitled to a free labor but also a painless childbirth. The first organ transplants were also developed by the glorious Soviet scientists. Under Stalin, for the first time in history, the woman had obtained the same rights as men, including access to education, employment, political participation, as well as pay equity, which still does not exist in the capitalist countries. Soviet physicians have developed treatments based bacteriophage viruses against infectious diseases. Bacteria kill humans, but bacteriophages destroy bacteria. Today, bacteriophages can be the solution to the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics.

In the USSR, life expectancy had doubled and infant mortality had been reduced to one-ninth. In 1972, the number of doctors was increased from 135,000 to 484,000, and the number of hospital beds from 791,000 to 2,224,000. The socialist system has made great strides to create a large multinational state free of major conflicts, ethnic, cultural or religious, that characterize capitalist countries. Another important factor was the creation of the "Soviet social security." Immediately after the victory of the October Revolution, the Soviet government had approved more than 100 laws and decrees granting pensions to workers or retired people, and the wounded who had shed their blood in defense of the Revolution. To manage these decrees, the Soviet power had created the "People's Commissariat for Social Welfare" under the direction of Comrade Kollontai.

At its inception, the Office had faced terrible economic difficulties that had prevented it from applying social orders, because of the First World War, civil war and military intervention of 14 capitalist states which invaded the young Soviet Republic to "drown the child while still in the cradle," as Churchill had said about the Soviet Revolution. The new Commissioner was also faced with internal enemies, opponents who engaged in acts of sabotage and officials of the former Ministry of social charity flying resources. Gradually, the Commission could implement the decrees, and over half a million people had begun to receive, for the first time in life, a stable pension, especially to war wounded or working. After the death of Lenin, Comrade Stalin and the Bolsheviks continued to apply the Leninist great plan, and in the early 30s, thanks to the rapid economic growth due to economic planning based on five-year plans, the ambitious plan old age pension was applied. The Soviet Constitution was born in 1936the most progressive in history, which has not been surpassed by any other organization.

The USSR was able to create from scratch, a popular army capable of facing the great imperialist armies such as the United States, England, France or Nazi Germany. The USSR had also become a great scientific and industrial power, and one of the powers of the space industry pioneers and pioneers of space, Yuri Gagarin was the first to enter space. The Soviets were the first to launch a satellite into space on October 4, 1957, a feat that surprised the world.

It seems impossible: whereas in Tsarist Russia, people traveled by carriage, 40 years later it was possible to reach space. The Soviets also developed the largest thermonuclear experimental system in the world, 10 Tokamak, a prototype fusion reactor. Tokamak heats the hydrogen at the temperature of the bowels of the sun (tens of millions of degrees) and keep the heated substance for a long time. They also created the first nuclear icebreaker "Lenin", the first in the world, another feat of Soviet engineering, consisting of a giant 19,240 tons of steel, driven by three nuclear reactors using pressurized water.

These were the largest industrial and social achievements of the Soviet Union, not to mention the country's reconstruction, destroyed by World War II. Now for the last part of this article, the conclusions. After writing this article, many questions come to mind. Why the bourgeois press is trying to imply that under socialism there is no progress? Why does media lie that people in the Soviet Union are starving while the figures show otherwise? If Joseph Stalin was a dictator, why did he organized literacy of workers and peasants? For a dictatorship is it not better to have illiterate citizens? Is it lying to us? YES! So I decided to write this article, to expose the lies of capitalists and so you know that everything you've been told about the Soviet Union was not true.

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