About the role of IIASA in the destruction of the USSR
Under the roof of the Vienna International Institute for Applied
Systems Analysis, an exciting struggle was unfolding between
Soviet and Western intelligence agencies for the souls and brains
of two dozen Soviet young professionals, whom Andropov was
training to be the saviors and reformers of the Soviet economy.
The selection was the most severe, more than half of the group was
eliminated: some due to lack of ability, someone for ethical reasons,
because they felt that they were being manipulated, but those who
remained really entered the history of new Russia.
"Perestroika" has its roots in the early 60s. Worldview and
ideological sabotage was carried out by a group in the Central
Committee of the Communist Party, which Yakovlev, a member
of the Central Committee of the CPSU, directly admitted. He writes
that the goal was to dogmatize and vulgarize the teachings of Lenin
and Stalin. A group of true, not imaginary, reformers developed
(orally, of course) the following plan: to hit Stalin, Stalinism with
Lenin's authority. And then, if successful, hit Lenin with the
Plekhanovs and social democracy, LIBERALISM and moral
The head of the KGB, Yuri Andropov, began to prepare the market
liberal reform. His department supervised the young reformers: Gaidar
and Chubais, the "Leningrad School of Economics." They were helped
to get acquainted with the Western economic science of those years.
It was Thatcher's neo-liberalism and Regonomics. This happened
at the All-Union Research Institute for System Research, which was
a branch of the International Institute for Applied System Analysis,
founded in the early 70s in Vienna.
KGB General Kondairov:
"The discussion of reform projects, that is, in fact, the dismantling
of the Soviet system, went on in academic institutions aloud and not
very quietly. By accident?"
The KGB officer admits:
"As far as I know from colleagues who worked with the future
ministers of the Gaidar government, some simply did not understand
that they were in close contact with the employees of the
authorities." Chubais today speaks directly about participating in
"anti-Soviet seminars", and that "by 1991 we were the only team in
the country that spent MORE THAN 10 years on PROFESSIONAL
work on how to implement economic reform in our country. When
I say we, then I mean the St. Petersburg team and the Moscow team,
that is, ours and Gaidar.
Where did these people come from?
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEM RESEARCH
was founded on June 4, 1976 as a Soviet branch of the International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna (IIASA). The
founders of IIASA, founded in October 1972, were the USA, the USSR,
Canada, Japan, and European countries.
According to the memoirs of sociologist Sergei Chesnokov, he worked
in another closed research institute, which was led by the former KGB
general Panov, he was also invited to work in IIASA. This institution
had just opened, and no one knew anything about it. So Chesnokov
showed the official IIASA notice to his chief and asked his opinion.
Panov only skimmed through this pamphlet and said: "Yes, this is
a joint project of our and Western intelligence services."
Also, according to Gaidar, he was approached in 1992 by "one
high-ranking foreign intelligence official," who held the post of
deputy director of VNIISI and oversaw "closed projects." Jermen
Mikhailovich Gvishiani was appointed director. Whose father is
Mikhail Maksimovich Gvishiani, who rose to the rank of lieutenant
general in the KGB of the USSR.
Formally, Jermen Gvishiani served as deputy head of the State
Committee for Science (1962-1985). However, all his activities
proceeded mainly abroad. Gvishiani was a member of the prestigious
Club of Rome, attended various international commissions, conferences
and seminars. In 1972, Gvishiani became one of the founders of IIASA
and chairman of the Council of the Institute. In 1976, he will head
the Soviet branch and will remain its director for 17 years.
1983 Andropov becomes General Secretary. On his instructions,
a "Politburo commission" is being created, also known as the
Tikhonov-Ryzhkov commission, to prepare the economic reform
of the USSR. The "brain" of the commission was Gvishiani. In the
same year, at his insistence, the Leningrad School of Economics was
also involved in the work.
The "origins" of the beginning of "perestroika" lead to the head
of the KGB, Andropov. A vivid confirmation of this is the evidence
of the former chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhkov. Here is what he said in his interview
with "Izvestia newspaper" in 2014:
"... Just before the New Year, a month after his appointment,
Andropov invited Gorbachev, Dolgikh and me to his place. He said
that they were talking a lot about the need for reforms. Fundamental
problems have accumulated in the economy. It is necessary to develop
a concept of reforms and a program at the state level and instructed
us to deal with this issue ... I was developing a concept of market
reform of the country, which was designed for a period of at least
8 years. Why Gorbachev decided to break the political backbone
of the country instead of carrying out economic reforms is not
a question for me. ..."
Interesting conclusions about the reasons for the collapse of the
USSR are said in an interview by Russian historian of the special
services Alexander Kolpakidi:
"... Of course, the leadership of the CPSU bears the main responsibility
for the collapse of the Soviet Union. But here there is a question - the
entire leadership of the CPSU or part of it? The notorious Yakovlev,
the main ideologist and designer of the collapse, for example, did not
deny his role, he wrote that he did everything consciously, and back
in the late 50s - early 60s, a group of people arose - conditional
conspirators in the leadership of the CPSU, who carried out this task
of undermining the ideology and the collapse of the CPSU. Yakovlev
did not hide this. In my opinion, the most convincing version is that
the center of the conspiracy was in the very apparatus of the Central
Committee of the CPSU, but the chairman of the KGB Andropov
played a big role in this ... it was Andropov who nominated Gorbachev
to the leadership ... "
Vyacheslav Matuzov: "... there were no objective prerequisites for the
collapse (of the USSR) - the key moments aimed at fermenting and
indignant masses of the people were constructed man-made, and the
people allegedly voluntarily went to the central squares to protest
against the CPSU ... That's how technologically they rocked the situation
And a little later, they purposefully created a shortage of goods ... "