Comment: Why read this?
Because what happened in the not too distant past in Ukraine and in Russia, indeed in all of the former soviet union, is still relevant today....sadly.
The poisonous long range social/economic/military/ and ruinous spiritual after-effects of that repressive terrible era, are still today, alive and well.
Ukraine is struggling to get free of it, even as it is being militarily invaded, its citizens being bombed and killed right and left with many being forced to flee and become homeless refugees, and made war upon and with its territory seized, and occupied, while 'ex-KGB agent', Vladimir Putin [ the admirer of Lenin and Stalin], and with his soviet-hang-over regime, in Moscow, is trying to revive and encourage and increase this wicked and unjust repression of a former era, [ in Ukraine and in his captive un-free Russian Federation and ...where else?], under the false propaganda banner, of 'reviving Russian national pride', etc. What 'pride'???
"Pride is the father of all sins!"...say the Holy Fathers.
This is in reality, unrepentant impious blasphemous spitting on the sacred memory of the Holy New Russian Martyrs, and on all the millions of the poor victims of that communist repressive godless regime.
A rough machine-English translation: (SORRY! that I have no human translator)-