Who was the best leader of the Soviet Union? - Page 2

September 28th, 2004  
Lenin, Marx and Lenin would be very upset if they had seen what the future leaders of the USSR had done and how they perverted the communist ways.

Military power, that should be thrown out, yes, the Soviet Union was powerful but they paid a very, very heavy price for it, starvation, inflation, corruption, any other ions that were negative, with all the ways the leaders exploited their power it is amazing they stayed in power as long as they did.
September 28th, 2004  
8 ball
I'd have to say lenin 2nd would definately be kustruv. The way he used to take off his shoe and bang on his desk at the U.N was great. Ahh memories...
September 29th, 2004  
None of the above
October 9th, 2004  
Well, occoring to this:

the best leader of the Soviet Union is Leonid Brezhnev. His leadership brought world attention with his country's accomplishments in outer space, athletic ability, and military power
I would have to say he was the worst..... the space race was one of the major factors leading to the Soviet Union's Economic demise, the legacy of the Soviet Union's highly inflexible totalitarian oganizational structure, it's doctrinal basis, and Conscript system stll is having a damning effect on the Russian Federation's army, which has pretty much kept the same characteristics as it's Soviet ancestor, and resultantly has the highest Suicide rate and outdated tactics of any Army on earth.

And let's not forget all those political refuggess at international athletic competitions.... didn't really help out the cause for interational socialism (nor did those East German judges).
October 9th, 2004  
As somebody mentioned before, Krutschev was indeed the best for the communists but Gorby best for the rest of us, although Gorby did end our privileges as a trading partner and plunged our country into a huge economic recession.

Krutschev was an interesting personality with a flair for drama such as when he banged his shoe in the UN meeting. He served during WW2 as a political commissar in the Stalingrad front.

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October 15th, 2004  
Gorbachev, he's the one I credit with realizing the obvious flaws in communism and finally setting the stage for its eventual demise.

Ps.. Why in the hell wont castro die?LOL
October 15th, 2004  
Same reason why he doesn't shave that ugly mess off of his face - God only knows.
October 17th, 2004  
The Other Guy
stalin. One of the m,ost bizarre human beings in the world. Has anyone read his biography?
October 17th, 2004  
I'd have to agree with other guy on this one. Like Hitler, Stain was a good leader. He could get people to do what he wanted, even though he was a terrible man.
November 14th, 2004  
Kirill K
IMO the best leader for SOVIET UNION was Nikita Khrushchev, he helped the SU through the WW2, and many number of reasons.