Quite recently, the former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, the last Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, but at the same time the first Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, died. The only president of the USSR in world history, after the collapse of which he preferred to live not in Moscow, and not even in his small homeland of Stavropol, but behind the cordon.
He preferred the Bavarian Alps to Russian realities. Local residents often met the ex-president of the USSR on the streets and in restaurants. As I understand it, only there he received thanks, probably as the “unifier” of Germany. In Russia, he was not liked, unlike Comrade Malenkov.
At home, the president – in a foreign land, an accordionist
Georgy Malenkova Stalinist functionary and a great realist, after the death of the leader, at a session of the Supreme Council, he proposed to halve the agricultural tax, write off the arrears of previous years, and also change the principle of taxation of the villagers.
But with the advent of Khrushchev, local comperipetia removed him from all party and state posts. In 1957 he was exiled to the east of Kazakhstan. Since 1973, he lived in Moscow, on 2nd Sinichkina Street, in a two-room apartment in the then fashionable 12-story towers. As my grandmother told me, her acquaintances (I note that at that time they were already 60 years old), meeting Comrade Malenkov, always greeted him and thanked him “for our Soviet collective farmers.” And the voice of the people is worth a lot.
It is time for today’s former leaders to give protection. Muzzle can be stuffed if they find out. That’s why they go to Paris.
It is clear that in different mouths and in different countries former leaders are praised or cursed. Some are supposedly dictators, others are “democrats” misunderstood by their people. But almost all of them have one thing in common: they prefer to live their life behind the cordon. Most often with money earned in their homeland by “overworking” labor, and some people also receive a pension from foreign special services for the country they once led.
Many of the former are also united by the fact that they live beyond their means – so they have to retrain as simple building managers and give interviews for money, teaching their former people “how to equip the country.”
Go Amina Dadu, Ugandan military and statesman, President of Uganda 1971-1979. General, and then, of course, also a field marshal of the Ugandan army.
The son of a nurse, after Uganda gained independence in 1962, Idi Amin overthrew the king, sending him into exile in London and proclaiming himself president in March 1966. As a result of the coup d’etat, Amin in 1966 became the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Uganda. And already in 1971 he seized full power as a result of another coup d’état.
He is known for the fact that he was accused of cannibalism in all Western media. Still Africa. In the refrigerator after his departure for permanent residence, they allegedly found pieces of a human being, a liver and other anatomical gadgets.
In 1979, after his expulsion from Uganda (after all, they released him), the dictator first appeared at the Libyan president, who was subsequently killed by the United States Muammar Gaddafiand a year later he moved to a calmer country – Saudi Arabia.
The main passion of the former President of Uganda was the accordion, which he could not master even after ten years. By the way, Amin lived well, playing the harmonica in exile. He died in 2003 in Jeddah.
David Owenwho was British Labor Foreign Secretary from 1977-1979, later admitted in an interview with the BBC that in Amin’s last year in power, he offered to eliminate the dictator physically:
“Amin’s regime was the worst of all. We should be ashamed that we allowed it to last so long.”
Soviet grenade launcher on the “beloved” president
To match him was the former permanent president of the long-suffering state of Haiti – “Papa Doc”, he is Jean-Claude Duvalier. Having escaped after almost 30 years of rule from the country, which he brought to the handle, to France (after all, a former colony), he settled in French Cannes. Money – in, sour cream – in, dancers, restaurants, but did not calculate. The “Black Prince” became a beggar. “Papa” is evicted by the authorities from the palace they have occupied. Of course, some kind of pension from France goes for past “merits”. But the result – with his 80-year-old mother, he, along with five dogs, is settled in a cheap apartment building. Truth in Cannes.
Bad luck for the President of Nicaragua Anatasio Somoza, a protege of the US CIA, who was nicknamed “Tachito” (“latrine”) at home. Nevertheless, he once graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point. Sounds like your “son of a bitch”. But after the revolution, even the United States sent their pet to hell. I had to settle in Guatemala, and later in Paraguay. But South America, not North. Here the Soviet RPG and sent him to the next world.
In the fall of 1980, his armored “Mercedes-Benz W116” in Asuncion was first riddled with avengers, after which two shots from an RPG-7 completed the plan. It was reported that the corpse of the dictator could only be identified by the legs.
So, leaders, think about the people. It is always nice to hear kind words from your fellow citizens in old age. Even if you live in a small apartment. But in Russia. Like Comrade Malenkov.