Red Primer for Children and Diplomats

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First published in 1967 in commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

This is an Internet version of Victor Vashi's original book, which is long out of print and the publisher no longer exists. The message of this book is so vital and well delivered we felt it a shame not to share it with the world. Especially considering the recent attempts by Russia's ruling elite to bring back the glory of the good old USSR.

The content below was reproduced from a tribute fan site, dedicated entirely to Mr. Vashi's book. We've been linking to that site before, but decided to post it here as well because we've had prior bad experiences with disappearing websites, and this material is too precious to let it disappear.

In 1967, many people, West and East, are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the "Glorius" October Revolution. To help people understand more about what they are celebrating, we offer a few slices of the anniversary cake. We hope no one gets indigestion.

Image March, 1917

After the overthrow of the Czar and his government, the people of Russia began their uphill rush toward democracy. The Bolshevik Party worked among the intellectuals, laborers and peasants striving toward the peak. The Party pulled a small and well disciplined organization behind it.

Image The Party unselfishly led the way to the top.

Image October, 1917

Once on top, the Party insisted upon assuming the thankless job of ruling, generously waving aside all help.

This is what they celebrate nowadays as the Great October Revolution.

Image Lenin, the great teacher who engineered the October Revolution, translated Marxism to fit Russian conditions. Its philosophy: The end justifies the means. It's goal: Communization of the World.

Image But, first of all, order had to be established at home. This was done by abolishing the Czar and his family, the nobility, the landlords, the bourgeoisie, the czarists, the capitalists, the Mensheviks and other kinds of -ists and -iks. "...Terror cannot be dispensed with..." said Lenin and his words were carried out to the letter.

Image The Soviets' love for their fellow men never recognized borders. The new Ukranian Republic was allowed to join the new Russian Soviet Republics..."voluntarily."

The independence of the new Georgian Republic was also granted by the Soviets in 1921. To "guarantee" this "independence," the Soviets incorporated Georgia into the Soviet Union eight months later, after Red Army invasion.

Image 1924

Lenin's death did not stop progress. Stalin, translating Lenin's translation of Marx, announced the same philosophy: The end justifies the means; and the same goal: Communization of the world. But, the methods became a bit more direct in Stalin's translation.

Image The first Five Year Plan needed a labor force. So a great recruiting began -- with many fringe benefits promised for all. To get skilled labor the Party established labor camps, where people (without charge) were taught how to work. Sometimes they were referred to as "concentration camps," because they represented the blessings of Communism in a concentrated form.

Image Food was scarce, creating some discontent in certain groups who had not found enough calories in Communist theories. The Party had a simple and effective method to create more food per capita.

When the Party finished, there were ten million fewer dissatisfied people.

Image Industry and property belonged to the workers. The State is the instrument of the people also. So in the name of the people, the State took all industry and property from "incompetent and sabotaging" private owners.

Image Siberia, with its tremendous wasteland, offered an unlimited future for pioneers willing to take the risk. The will was supplied by the Government and millions marched toward their glorius future -- however short it turned out to be.

Image Everyone had to measure up to the rigorous demands of the New Russia -- and the Party provided the yardstick.

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The Party sponsored everything that had been "repressed" by the Czars. Art, science, literature -- every aspect of culture -- was given a helping hand by the Party, which insisted that every Russian keep an open mind.

Image Freedom of the press was strickly enforced.

Image Religious freedom was applied equally to every church.

Image Old Man History underwent some alterations. Parts which did not fit were rearranged, useless ones thrown away and more suitable parts introduced. The rearranging of History remains an important and demanding task in People's Democracies to this day.

Image The outside world watched, with great interest, the iron curtain of the great shop where the "liberation" of mankind was being fabricated. Occasionally, unmistakable signs of "progress" leaked out.

Image Much impressed, the outside world did not hesitate to accept the new Russia into its ranks. And the new Russia did not hesitate to spread its good will to the rest of the world.

Image Diplomatic acceptance gave the Soviets an opportunity to call for the laborers of the world to unite. The laborers of the Soviet Union, of course, were already united.

Image Unity is required not only among the rank and file but in the higher echelons of the Party. There, as everywhere, unity is based on mutual trust. Mutal trust, in turn, is the fountain of party discipline all over the world.

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embarrassing, though, when the highest Soviet courts had to announce that the top echelons of the Party were full of traitors and hoodlums with sick twisted minds (including some of the founders).

The Party was obliged, however reluctantly, to remove these undesirable elements.

Image The Iron Curtain stayed closed. Behind it, in a friendly manner, family quarrels were settled, and settled, and settled again.

Sometimes the hand of justice had to reach far out, even abroad. But most of the delinquents were within easy reach.

After the public trials of the fallen leaders, thousands of their faithful followed then without any publicity -- from there to eternity.

Image In the Ukraine, Khrushchev, himself a Ukrainian, did a highly commendable cleanup job -- even by Stalin's standards.

Image From time to time, the Soviets took time out to daydream about the ultimate goal -- all the people of the world peacefully and happily united under Communist rule.

Image In 1939 a wonderful opportunity for world peace came from the most unexpected source. Although the Soviets opposed Fascist dictatorship and imperialiism, they saw a means which could be used to further the ultimate triumph of the Communist brand of Socialism. A mutual non-agression agreement was made with Hitler.

Hitler invaded Poland and the Soviets moved in to prevent the Nazis from taking over the whole country. The Societs murdered some 11,000 Polish officers and intellectuals at Katyn Forest and peace and order were established in Poland, for a while.

Image 1939

To the north, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were enjoying freedom from the Russian yoke -- though their joy was frequently disturbed by nightmares.

The Soviets soon made those dreams come true. Since they were unacquanted with the Soviet way of life, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were given a concentrated course to catch up with it.

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The Soviets decided they would liberate only part of Finland. And ever since they have lived in friendly coexistence. Now the "warlike" Finns started difficulties for the "peace-loving" Soviets. They were actually shooting back! The campaign was brought to a victorious close by the superior strategy and tactical knowledge of the Soviets.

Image Since the Soviets had suceed so easily in adding territories with sometimes uneasy consent of their Nazi ally -- they took a modest bite of tasty Rumania. Then Bukovina and Bessarabia were annexed and incorporated into the Soviet Union, according to the wish of the people (in the Kremlin, that is).

Image 1941

After Hitler's unbelievable treachery, the invasion of Russia, the Soviets were eager to lend a helping hand to the Allies in order to save them from the perils of war and defeat.

Image 1944

Encouraged by the Soviets, the people of Warsaw revolted against Hitler's bloody tyranny. Hitler reacted with all of his mad fury. Because it could not bear to watch the aweful sight, the Soviet Army stopped short of Warsaw for more than two months until the carnage was ended.

Image To console themselves, Russia annexed the eastern part of Poland and northern East Prussia.

Image Then came the big Summit Conference -- Teheran, Moscow, Yalta and Potsdam. The Big Three came to settle the post-war world, but one player forgot the cards, and another forgot the chips. While they were looking for a new deck, Russia took the pot.

Image The Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam conferences will long be remembered, for at them the foundation of the post-war world were pulled into place. It wasn't an easy accomplishment -- everyone had to pull together.

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In 1945 the Soviets were finally allowed by the allies to win the war and liberate eastern Europe, cutting the ropes of Nazi slavery. The glorious Red Army liberated Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Albania, Bulgaria, the eastern part of Germany and the eastern half of Austria. the Soviets have given these people full membership in the Soviet Empire with no strings attached.

Image Russia had a non-aggression pact with Japan, which prevented most Japanese interference with shipments of supplies to Russia through the Pacific. This arrangement was so convenient that for two months in 1945 the Soviet Embassy in Tokyo concealed Japanese attempts to surrender.

But when the atomic bomb shattered Japanese resistance, there was no longer any need to honor some words written on a piece of paper. When Japan asked the Allies for surrender terms, Russia declared war on Japan, knowing that neutrals seldom get near the spoils.

Image To even the loose ends in the after-war chaos, and to relieve some liberated countries from administrative burdens, the Soviets annexed Carpathian Ruthenia from Czechoslovokia; one tenth of Finland, the Republic of Tanna Tuva; the Manchurian railroads from China, Southern Sakhalin, the entire string of Kurile Islands from Japan, and Mongolia from China.

Image The heroic Red Army took every opportunity to spread culture and persuade the newly liberated peoples to give up immoral capitalism. Much was accomplished for when one begins to liberate, it's hard to stop.

Image Peaceful coexistence (otherwise known as salami slicing) began between the Communists and their opposition.

Tiny particles (sometimes known as infiltrators) are put inside the salami. These particals operate from the inside, while the Communists work from the outside.

If the salami disappeared all at once its departure would be too obvious. Besides, a whole salami is usually just too much to swallow. But thin slices are easy to gulp down and few pay attention. Certainly even fewer will risk anything to save a single slice. So before long, the whole salami has been consumed and digested.

Image Peaceful coexistence has its economic side too. Vigorous import-export activities began immediately after liberation. Trains, loaded with goods and goodies, rolled back and forth between the Soviet Union and the countries, bringing the benefits of the great Soviet culture and civilization, and much needed economic aid.

Image With all these methods the Soviets established a loyal and firm alliance, often referred to by the West as the "satellite system."

Occasionally, changes had to be made at home.

"I have to announce that Comrade Commissar has been relieved of his post -- for health reasons..."

Image The Soviets had many conferences with the Western powers.

People thought the four would make beautiful music together. But the quartet could not get in harmony, with the record player repeating the old tune over and over again.

Image The conferences were gay occasions, full of cultural exchanges, during which the Soviets demonstrated their version of the "one-step." They would take ten steps forward on somebody's property. When too many complained, they pulled one step back, displaying a willingness to compromise. Amidst the great rejoicing. most were happy to forget the net gain of nine steps for the Soviets.

Image Technology was far from ignored in the Soviet Union. A miracle machine was built. It worked on the principle of automation: namely, non-thinking machines can eliminate thinking people, just an updating of the old philosophy "the end justifies the means."

Image Long before Sputnik, the Soviets invented a new form of insect life, the Coldwarnik, and sent it orbiting around the world.

Image To demonstrate their love for peace, the Soviets staged impressive peace conferences in Prague, Stockholm, Paris, and other places. They were determined to extend the olive branch, even if it killed somebody.

Image In an outburst of friendliness the Soviet desired to make an ally of Northern Iran, and moved in with the glorious Red Army. But a rare thing happened: the UN stiffened its spine and called off the one-sided love affair.

Image 1948

Also for the love of peace, the Soviets encouraged Markos to liberate Greece from the yoke of the West. But, after the alleged defection of Yugoslavia's Tito from the Kremlin line, this project had to be abandoned. Thousands of Greek children who were kidnapped are still in Iron Curtain countries.

Image Tito's defection from the Kremlin line seemed to be a nasty crack in the otherwise smooth ice. But Tito never made any real trouble for the Kremlin and never will. In fact, his "break" helped the Soviets to recognize the necessity of taking certain precautions to prevent cracks in the other satellites.

Image First of all the Soviets had to protect the newly gained freedom of these peoples from enslaving efforts of the West.

Image They established peoples' armies in the liberated countries.

Image The standard of living was increased by raising the value of the ruble.

Image They developed industries in these countries and solved the problem of marketing by milking these industries of most of their products.

Image June, 1948

To show how thoroughly they honored treaties, in case anyone had any doubts, the Soviets threw a blockade around Berlin. the West responded to the Soviet whistle with the air-lift dance, and politely let the Soviets have complete control of the ground routes to Berlin.

Image At about the same time, to underline their love for peace, the Soviets began to shoot down unarmed Western planes, which with obvious warmongering intentions happened to stray too close to Russian fighter planes. They decorated their brave fighter pilots with great fanfare.

Image The Soviets were naturally irritated by the protests of the Western Allies about the repeated Soviet blockades of the Berlin land routes. So they established the sovereign East German Socialist Republic to give the West an authority to turn to concerning blockades and similar matters.

Image The Communist apparatus formed rings around the earth, made up of assorted political idealists, sicial misfits, bonafide spies, traitors and pleaders of the Fifth Amendment. All served the Kremlin cause in one way or another.

Image From the beginning, a tremendous emphasis was put on industrial development to further peace and improve the standard of living of the people.

Image 1949

Big postwar changes began to show in Asia.

With the bessings of the world and the help of the Soviets, China was liberated by agrarian reformers. Their first concern was the fertilization of the soil, and they began by underplowing countless millions of Chinese farmers.

Image By 1950 the world had wondered why it had opened its door to the spirit of the new times.

Image 1950

The Chinese did not sit still while their hundreds of thousands of voluntareers were fighting in Korea. Since Tibet had not had an agrarian reform program for years, Red China took pity on the backward nation, and began the softening up and fertilization of Tibet's rocky soil. The Big Leap Forward had begun.

Image The game was the same in Korea, but the rerormers took quite a few steps backward.

Image Until Korea, the Soviets were always on hand with their veto when there was hope for peace and international justice. Having walked out in a huff, they were not in the U.N. when it voted to intervene in Korea.

Image But when the battle field moved quickly toward the north, the Soviets could abstain no longer. They proposed negotiations and the battlefront froze. And so, the West went for another ride.

Image Austria was a friendly country during the war, just like Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Albania. So special efforts were made to develop its industry and natural resources in the Soviet-occupied zone to the east.

Image 1953

When the occupation of Austria ended after eight years of conerences, there was not much left in the eastern part of the country.

Image That the Soviets were always eager to extend a helping hand to people fighting for their freedom was readily demonstrated when some scattered reactionary elements in the East Germany instigated rioting.

Image Through all these perilous times, the Soviets worked hard to protect a peaceful image, but usually managed to reveal where they really stood.

Image The Soviets did not abandon their enthuiasm for nationalism (outside the Iron Curtain). They strongly supported Algiers, Egypt, Syria, all the Arab nations, the new African states and Latin America in their nationalistic efforts.

Image The economic and cultural developement of underdeveloped countries was a pet project of the Soviets. A heavy flow of aid constantly poured into them.

Image Viet Nam needed reform too, so Red China carried the torch into Viet Nam and helped harvest the rice. They are still in Northern Viet Nam and are eager to carry the torch in a southerly direction.

Image Since the Soviets had nothing to lose and the West nothing to gain, the Soviets agreed to a summit conference in Geneva which distilled a certain spirit. The spirit was served with smiles at vodka parties, brought great relief to the world, and lingered on for quite a while after the conference.

Image When Khrushchev, in tears, focused the white light of "truth" on the late Stalin, the world was deeply touched and concluded that Communism was beginning to mellow.

Image For those inside the party, Communism, since its beginning, has followed a straight party line. It only looks crooked from the outside.

Image Soviet diplomacy marched on with firm steps, never faltering, signing treaty after treaty.

From 1917 until the Geneva Summit Conference the Soviets signed fifty-two agreements with the West. Only two have been kept by the Soviets, who for all their attributes i>are forgetful now and again.

Image Nowadays the Kremlin's daydreaming is not entirely undisturbed. Nightmares do occur. the image of a happy Communist world is distorted by slanted eyes looking back at the daydreamer.

Image And behind the iron Curtain, the satellites grew in their understanding that lemonade is very healthy, but not for the lemon.

Image After Khrushchev's revelation about his former boss, some ignorant Poles took him at his word and thought all the wrongs committed by the late Stalin would be corrected.

The Soviets were quick to straighten out such reactionary thinking.

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October 23, 1956

The dust had barely settled in Poland when the Hungarian people borrowed the idea of a Glorious October Revolution from their Soviet friends.

But Lenin had said that revolutions are not exportable. So the great Soviet friend of the Hungarian people crushed, very efficiently, a stubborn band of "Western agents" fighting with smuggled "Western weapons."

Image While Soviet troops joined the Hungarians in their revolt, the West considered what it could possibly do. Sympathy was quickly extended by some, and other courses of action were discussed. then to everyone's great relief, the UN got busy. There was even talk of sending notes, but no one seemed to know where.

Image Some powers decided this was the right moment to settle differences about Suez. The Soviets, as always, protectors of international law and justice, were quick to cry "bloody murder."

Image Thanks to the tanks of the glorious Soviet Army, peace was restored in Hungary and all was quiet again on the Eastern Front.

Image A large scale cultural exchange was begun to re-educate the Hungarian people. Transportation to the famous Soviet educational system was free, and the trains are still rolling.

Image Cultural exchange between the East and West was becoming a reality shortly ater the execution of Imre Nagy, Hungary's Prime minister during the revolt. Nagy had asked for Western intervention, but only the Russians cared enough to intervene. Time erases most bad memories, however, and before long artists and tourists swarmed back and forth across the borders.

Image The famous Soviet education system cares dearly for all countries' education. Thousands of youth from the continents of Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia get generous scholarships to Moscow University where they are taught the intricacies of history, struggle of the classes, Psychological warfare, Philosophy, Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Khrushchevism, and agitation-propoganda techniques.

Image Amidst all this culture, political changes were necesary. Again it became apparent that the kremlin was full of crooks. So with Marshal Zhukov's help Khrushchev put the Kremlin under new management.

Image With Mr. Khrishchev in the picture the old goals remained the same. Marx translated by Lenin, translated by Stalin, was now interpreted by Khrushchev -- and the goal was still "world conquest."

Image 1957

The Soviets discovered the power of education long ago. With intense study and the data obtained from the West in various ways, Russian science made tremendous advances. The whole world, therefore, was left gasping, when the first Sputnik was fired into orbit while the three services in the Pentagon were fighting over which one should have priority in the missle field.

Image Then Marshal Zhukhov was fired into oblivion by Khrushchev, as an example of his gratitutde for having helpied him into absolute power.

Image Anxious to keep sowing reform in Asia, the Chinese agrarian reformers, after acquiring a few islands for nothing, tried to harvest Quemoy and Matsu also.

Image 1959

In Cuba a revolution changed rulers and since then infidelity is not at all rewarding. Fidel Castro insists the shape of one's beard is one's own business.

Image After the first Sputnik came a bigger one, giving man's best friend a free ride into space. This added prestige to Soviet diplomavy, which orbits relentlessly around the world.

Image 1959

When Lunik hit the moon, Khrushchev hit the U.S. From Washington D.C. to Disneyland, the Soviet leader delivered his message of, "Let there be peace and brotherhood - or else!"

Image In the meantime, "foreign agents" provoked an "uprising" in Tibet as they had in Hungary in October, 1956. Red China responded and so did the free world. There was talk in the UN, but only the Dalai Lama cared enough about so small a slice of salami to make a move.

Image Red Chinese surveyors went to work on India's border and happened to step out of bounds. the indians excused the trespassing again and again until the big-booted Chinese convinced even nehru they meant to walk all over him.

Image Russia wanted a Summit Meeting with the Western powers, or so it seemed. But when a Westerner named Powers dropped in unexpectantly, giving Khrushchev the excuses he needed, K. cried, "U-2," and claimed a foul. The Paris peace meeting blew H-bomb high.

Image Never one to forget a good idea, the Soviets can be expected to extend an invitation for another Summit Conference. there will be a new Spirit at the conference table, but the old spirits will be present too.

Image 1960

In need of a new forum, Mr. K. put in a personal appearance at the UN. He introduced some new techniques in diplomacy, almost lost a shoe, but stole the show while his "little helpers" cheered on.

Image Freedom in the Congo meant the return of the law of the jungle. The Soviets were eager to cut a clear path through it, leading to Moscow of course. The UN, with Hammerskjold in high command, plunged into the picture, but the situation remained somewhat tangled.

Image Laos is an underdeveloped country, so the Soviets are eager to develop it. To establish schools, hospitals, industry, modern africulture and peace, the Soviets air-dropped arms, ammunition and military technicians; because first chaos has to be developed. Out of chaos emerges Communist culture.

Meanwhile Russia was deeply engaged in conversations about cease-fire talks.

Image 1961

Since man's best friends had been in orbit for years, it was high time for man himself to join them. Major Gregarin received the highest honor in Russia, higher than the Lenin order: He got a private apartment.

Image East Germany was a full sack, but it had a leak. Day after day thousands were foolish enough to choose the West in preference to Communist Paradise.

Image 1961

So one morning the Wall was there, built, of course, to prevent people from the West from entering the Communist Paradise without permission.

Image There is an old Communist game. "Demand and Compromise." Nowadays it has become so popular, and rewarding, that more and more are eager to play it all over the world. Especially since yalta, Malta, Potsdam, Teheran, Geneva, i>ad infinitum.

Image 1961

the Bay of Pigs taught Fidel a lesson: that he could do just about anything he pleased. He raised the Red Flag, opened his mouth even wider and stepped up the export of Cuban "tourists" to other Latin American countries.

Image 1962

As a friendly gesture, the U.S.S.R. planted some very specail "Redwoods" (i>Sequoia sempervirens) in Cuba. After an unfriendly gesture from the U.S., the Soviets took their crop back (or at least pretended they did). But they left the room for Fidel to nurture.

Image i>Sic transit Gloria Mundi
(So passes the glory of the world)

He who had put so many to rest was not to rest in peace. Stalin was dragged from his coffin and buried for good by the Master Burier himself.

Image In 1964, Chariman Khrushchev was elevated to the status of Elder Statesman. Since then the volume form the Kremlin has been turned down but the message remains the same.

Image The Soviets rode high as the standard bearer of freedom and opponent of colonialism.

Image The ultimate goal, of course, remains the same. Whether it will be carried out under the rule of Moscow or of Peiking, or at all, remains to be seen. But try they will, as they always have.




Since 1917 the "liberation" of the world by the Soviets has been moving along. The Ukraine was liberated in 1918, Georgia in 1921. In 1939, with Hitler as an ally, the pace accelerated. First came the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Then parts of Finland, and in 1940 Bessarabia and Bukovina, were unshackled from Mother Rumania. The same occurred to eastern Poland and northern East Prussia.

Then Hitler changed the script in 1941 and put a temporary stop to. the unchaining, but friendship with the West got the liberation train rolling again and gave the Soviets an opportunity to perfect their strategy.

Poland became an ally of the West, but the section liberated by Russia stayed that way. From allied Czechoslovakia the Soviets set at liberty the Carpathian Ruthenia; and from allied China the province of Tannu-Tuva, the Manchurian railroads, Dairen and Port Arthur. Not wishing to be accused of taking only from friends, Russia hastily tore up its non-aggression pact with Japan after the Nipponese were beaten, declared war and annexed Southern Sakhalin and the entire string of Kurile islands.

But emancipation was not always accomplished by formal annexation. In one year, 1945, Russia liberated friendly Poland (what was left of it), the balance of Czechoslovakia, eastern Germany, Hungary, the remains of Rumania, Bulgaria, friendly Yugoslavia and Albania. In Asia, Mongolia and northern Korea were taken into the "Peace Camp" the same way.

China was liberated in 1949 and then did some unchaining of its own. In. 1950 Tibet was unfettered, and in 1954 northern Viet Nam. In 1959 some parts of India were joined to Tibet, which has been a subject of continuous liberation.

The "Peace Camp" followers have now managed to "liberate" about 800 million people and five and one-half million square miles of land. And the tide is still rolling. The "deliverance" of Cuba by Castro has been acknowledged as a Communist open-ing wedge in the Western Hemisphere. In other Latin American countries, in new and old African states and in Asia, "progress" is very promising. And when the world is all one slave camp, there is always outer space!

Pleasant dreams children ... diplomats ... and politicians.

About the Author

VICTOR VASHI is a gentle soul who loves babies, dogs, cats and America. A graduate of the Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he turned cartoonist for one of Budapest, Hungary's leading newspapers, 8 Orai Ujsag.

Mr. Vashi cartooned his way through the years of Nazi and Soviet occupation of his country. He emerged from these experiences with no visible changes in his optimistic outlook or sunny personality.

The Nazis "loved" his tart cartoons, so much so that they ordered him to stay on for fifteen years. Fortunately, he managed to be engaged elsewhere during his "trial" and never served the sentence.

The Russians later became equally "fond" of his humor. He was locked in solitary confinement and was overlooked the day they cleaned out the Godollo Prison Camp, sending all able-bodied males to Siberia. This undoubtedly saved his life, but left him available for a "death march" to another concentration camp. Thus began his Communist indoctrination.

In December of 1946 Mr. Vashi managed to escape to Austria. In the process of making his way to America, he cartooned for a number of European newspapers including the Salzburger Nachten, Weiner Kurier, Hungaria of Munich, Emigrans Szabad of Paris and Praat of Amsterdam.

Mr. Vashi seriously considered writing abook, but after thinking it over decided to tell a story in cartoons, this time for the benefit of "children and diplomats." This primer is the result.

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Conversion credits: Originally scanned for the internet by Danny Carlton, whose blog can be found at, and whose personal page is at

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Excellent work!
Sometime ago I was working on a new medal of honor "The Victor Vashi Medal of Satire", but couldn't get it right. Perhaps I will revisit it.

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A couple of months ago I was lucky to buy the last available copy of this book from an merchant. It's a 1967 paperback, all yellow from age, but otherwise in a decent shape.

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This counter-revolutionary tome proves that a good communist is one that can constantly be self critical.

Indeed when the brave comrade, the rock of communism if you will, delivers the people's axe to the nonperson Trotsky.... I laughed and laughed, indeed this hero of the people was clearly the inspiration for the oppressed proletariat liberator of unproductive bank assets in the imperialist propaganda film known as “bugs and thugs”

This film can only be seen by members of the inner party but I have received special dispensation (#331171-QR)


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Made me want to cry. Is wonderful book full of sympathy for hard working party members so often misunderstood as they stomped the peasants beneath their boots knowing all the while it would be difficult to replace some of the more talented peasants and having to suffer through the trauma of hoping there were more.

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Thankfully, Comrades,
these wonderful ideas of sharing and helping the downtrodden
(by creating more of them)
from the compassionate ones:
Marx, Lenin, Stalin, And Khrushchev
are central to the state education system and the
Glorious People's Democrat Party of America!

Vote Obama, for Che'nge and concentrated freedom!

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If he is appointed elected once again I will become one of the troddendown and lose place as menial first class. That will be Che'nge back to what I was. Pardon me as I go bury my wallett.
Power to the troddendown and 12 year old chinese gymnast doing their best to be 16.

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What a happy story of progress and enlightenment for little kittens everywhere! Except in the gulags of course.

(Karakter Off)
A remarkable achievement...and a vivid indictment.

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Makes one choke with pride....or maybe that was this morning's gruel.

BTW, did anybody see Chairman Mao looking over Bob Costas' shoulder this evening?

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But Lenin had said that revolutions are not exportable. So the great Soviet friend of the Hungarian people crushed, very efficiently, a stubborn band of "Western agents" fighting with smuggled "Western weapons."

Why does that sound familiar? I've heard that somewhere recently.... Oh yeah, that's right, MSM coverage of the Russian invasion of Georgia! There was a wounded black guy there, which is obviously proof that the U.S. has troops on the ground (no doubt to steal oil and stomp kittens) in Georgia.

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ConservativeMuzhelozhstvo wrote:...
BTW, did anybody see Chairman Mao looking over Bob Costas' shoulder this evening?

Yes, I've noticed him too a few times.
I suppose some viewers might forget what country
the telecast was in without that giant picture.

Plus, it's like an angel on Costas' shoulder, directing the NBC coverage.

Lovely broadcast HQ they have,

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[quote="Ivan Betinov"][quote]
But Lenin had said that revolutions are not exportable. So the great Soviet friend of the Hungarian people crushed, very efficiently, a stubborn band of "Western agents" fighting with smuggled "Western weapons."
Why does that sound familiar? I've heard that somewhere recently.... Oh yeah, that's right, MSM coverage of the Russian invasion of Georgia! There was a wounded black guy there, which is obviously proof that the U.S. has troops on the ground (no doubt to steal oil and stomp kittens) in Georgia.[/quote]
Never fear, esteemed organ donor, internationally recognized peacekeeper Dmitry "kitten cuddler" Mevedev was quoted in Pravda saying,
[justify]“If someone may think that they can murder our citizens, kill our soldiers and officers, who act as peacemakers, we will never let this happen. Anyone, who tries to do it, will face a destructive blow from Russia.”[/justify][justify]The happy days are here again! Power to the people! Let the liberation of Georgia continue![/justify]

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What a wonderful book! Every child should be encouraged to memorize it, and every adult have a copy.

How I loved his explanation of Party discipline and the need for Mutual trust. Oh how we need to work on this more Comrades, right here. See, that pistol pointed toward the back of your head is there because I trust you.... just as another comrade trusts me!

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Conrade Victor, I am quite offended and disgusted that you have made no mention of me, the first lady of socialism, in our glorious history.

Just for that, our date for Saturday night is canceled. I will be shacking... er.. going with Comrade Vyacheslav instead.

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Not to be worrying comrades! The Obamaramalamalamadingdong is going to have the pamphlet reprinted as part of his campaign propoganda! (I mean enlightenment of the foolish capitalist pawns)