I became Stalin chapter 198
“haha… Does that mean that it is still not developed?”
“Song, I’m sorry, Comrade General!”
Following yesterday, members of the Politburo went out to inspect the Chemistry-Biology Complex Research Center near Moscow.
The site, which was planned as part of a tentatively called ‘innovation-research complex’ to be built along with the university complex in the southwest of Moscow, still looked sloppy due to the large site.
The head of the secret lab, a bald and skinny fifties, seemed to be nervous about everything I saw, every word I said.
“What is the most difficult thing for development?”
“Yes! Yes! I’m afraid we don’t have enough time and manpower, Comrade General. Because there are so many things you ordered… .”
Hmmm. When I coughed as if it was uncomfortable, the head of the research institute shook his head and bowed his head.
“Comrade Secretary-General! All the staff of our research institute will do their best in research and development with the spirit of Starkhanov! Boo, please… Have mercy!!”
“This institute is the strategic weapon of our Soviet Union! You should realize the importance of what you’re doing in this lab.”
“Song, I’m sorry!!!”
It wasn’t just a rhetoric, it was really important.
Numerous secrets of this age were just waiting to be discovered. If you designate a direction and put resources into it, you can preempt the secret as much as you want.
And this will be the force responsible for the future of the Soviet Union.
“I see. Let’s take a tour of the individual laboratories first.”
The head of the research institute, crawling over and over, led me and the Politburo members into the institute. Although he looked at the bodyguards of the great rice cakes as if in fear.
“Hmm… Is this a biology lab?”
“Exactly! comrade secretary. Here, the research that the Secretary-General ordered is being carried out.”
Researchers, who seemed to be tired of overwork, groaned as they passed by, but when they saw tall people, they were startled and covered the stains in their gowns or touched their hair that was stretched out.
“Everyone, don’t worry about me and do what I was doing. Commander, you need to explain.”
“Yes! Everyone come in! Go in!”
If I said that, wouldn’t I have no choice but to use it even if I didn’t pay attention to it? In any case, the researchers quickly ran from the hallway into the laboratory.
“Here, the ‘study’ directed by the Secretary General is in progress. A scientist invited from the United States is the team leader… .”
Somehow a happy smile came to mind. The nameplate on the front door of the laboratory was written in English. As I rolled his name into my mouth for a moment, a happy smile appeared on my face.
I knocked on the lab door, and a blunt-faced young scientist slammed the door open. At first glance, he looked a bit old because his forehead was clearly bald, but his eyes gleamed with youthful vigour and intelligence.
“uh? who are you?”
“Ah, ha ha ha. It’s not a big deal, but I stopped by to look around for a while.”
“Heh heh heh!”
The head of the research center gasped for breath as the young scientist looked around the crowd outside and let out a sigh.
It seemed like he was about to shout at comrade General Secretary what rudeness he was doing, but was it even more shocking that I bowed my head in humility?
“Uh… Somehow the face looks familiar… .”
“It’s just a small job, so maybe you’ve seen your face a few times as you pass by. By the way… Can I come in for a moment?”
“Yes? I’m experimenting right now… If it’s not a big deal, if you come to the lab a little later, I’ll serve you a cup of coffee.”
The head of the lab was now completely free of blood from his face. The members of the Politburo behind them were buzzing and wondering who the rude person was. Kruglov looked like he was fiddling with a pistol as he had his hands in his pockets.
But this man deserved this much respect.
“Okay. One… Can I come by 7 o’clock?”
“Yes, yes, yes.”
The young scientist nodded and slammed the door, unaware of the situation at all.
“Seo, Seo, Comrade Secretary… .”
“Shh! It might get in the way, so hurry up and look around the other places.”
* * *
The chemical engineering department of the research institute was working hard on the development of new chemicals.
New research results are coming out every day at the research institute, where I personally directed the development guidelines and provided enormous support during the war. At least, that’s what the head of the lab tried to say.
I was satisfied with the results of receiving the developments so far as documents.
There were still many shortcomings, though.
“Hmm… Perhaps it is because the capabilities of our Soviet Union have not yet reached those of the Western countries?”
“Song, I’m sorry!”
“Well, do you have anything to apologize for? After all, our Soviet Union was terribly poor 20 years ago, but didn’t we come this far?”
Elementary and secondary education was relatively easy to expand, but higher education was difficult to do so. Numerous elites were purged because of their aristocratic or bourgeois descent.
The void was filled by poor peasants and working-class people who were relatively less educated, but who had proven themselves with great talent.
But even higher education couldn’t do that. Developing something new and creating something original requires a minimum of academic soil and historical foundation, but the Bolshevik Revolution wiped out even the academic elite of the old system in the course of the revolution.
Of course, it was the owner of this body, Stalin, who excluded them most thoroughly.
But there is always a way. The Soviet Union always found a solution.
“If not, send me to study in the US as soon as possible. or squeeze German scientists. What can’t be done?”
Despite this, their performance was not completely shabby.
“Okay, Comrade General! Oh, but… We need to give a name to the newly developed material, which one would you prefer?”
“You mean ‘it’?”
“Yes! Even if it was built with the honor of the great General Secretary… .”
ha. As I sighed, I saw Khrushchev bald and twinkling in his eyes, giving him a headache. When he put his forehead on his head and bowed his head, the head of the institute was terrified again.
“Just call it Streptomycin.”
Our Soviet “biochemical weapons” were not like poison gas or germs.
If you have to make something like that, you can’t move even with one nuclear bomb. Rather, it will only have to deal with subsequent moral condemnation and diplomatic breakdown. Is it really a weapon that is difficult to project and difficult to control?
Rather, the more powerful weapon was the drug.
“Streptomycin, cephalosporin, metronidazole, nalidixate, isoniazid… .”
“Are you sure you want to name it that way?”
“okay. Don’t let it happen.”
I guess names like stalinomycin or cephalostalin are too fucking stupid, right?
The chemistry department of the institute was studying antibiotics of the generation after penicillin.
Although I was ignorant of the method of writing down the molecular formulas I remembered and asking them to do the synthesis, it worked better than I thought in the Soviet society, where everything was sloppy.
Although penicillin was a miracle drug, it had many limitations. Once it can be used only for gram-positive bacteria, it is less stable and many bacteria quickly acquired resistance.
And there were a lot of germs that didn’t work in the first place. At the very least, substances such as metronidazole that can be used for anaerobes and plague, isoniazid to fight Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and nalidixate, which will be needed for the development of quinolone antibiotics, had to be developed.
This would be the Soviet strategic weapon.
It is better to spend money now and sell it in advance rather than paying a huge cost and using what others have patented.
You also need to consider the impact it will have on the world.
“Think! How these miracle drugs will be a means of publicizing our victories!”
People dying of incurable diseases are treated with medicines sent by the Soviet Union. Not only did it promote the superiority of Soviet science and technology, but it was also a clear difference between the Soviet Union and other imperialist countries.
The imperialist countries can manage and develop the colonized countries in order to exploit them. But the Soviet Union did the opposite. They just want the colonized to voluntarily develop their capabilities and join them.
“Capitalism made you sick and killed, but socialism will save you. Wouldn’t this be a more powerful weapon than any gun knife or any other weapon?”
This was nothing more than a blow that the socialist system could inflict on capitalism, which boasts of wealth and abundance.
“The Soviet Union trusts you. You are the vanguard of our Soviet Union, and the greatest pride. Let’s do our best!”
The time has just come.
“I will be loyal!”
“okay. Now we go for a cup of coffee.”
* * *
I politely knocked on the lab door again, and the American scientist from earlier opened the door.
“Ah… A while ago… I’m really sorry!”
“Hey, who told you? The one who interferes with the doctor… .”
The faces of the people in the room turned white, thinking that what was at the end of the words was a purge. But it’s not good to touch the expert intellectuals. Rather than a purge, you can just do 500 overtime work.
The crimes committed against the working-class state of the Soviet Union can be washed away with work.
“Okay, anyway, would you like a cup of coffee or something? Mine is… .”
“Ah! Yes! Of course. What do you like?”
“Iced Americano, please.”
I heard Khrushchev joking a little bit behind me about the ice soviet, so I was desperately in need of a purge, but I decided to put up with it anyway. People who laugh at things like that are the problem, but the problem was that they were all members of the Political Bureau.
What do you do when it is written? I have no sense of humor!
“Are there any progress in your research?”
“Yes! There were people in the United States who kept me in check, but in the Soviet Union, everyone was trying to help me, so research is very convenient. A groundbreaking technique has been developed and is already making significant progress!”
Haha, I was behind the scenes.
After all, the young scientist didn’t seem to know how to hide his feelings. Isn’t it the privilege of young people to show all their emotions one by one on their faces?
Well, if you give a young man who has just completed a doctorate the authority to command a manpower of almost a company level, and even pour millions of rubles in subsidies, you can’t help but like it.
In fact, everyone looked at me like the secretary was crazy.
“very good. Dr. Jonas Salk! Ask the Soviet Union for everything you need. We are ready to support your research.”
The developer of the polio vaccine, Jonas Soak, gave me a scientifically shy smile.
He studied under Dr. Thomas Francis, an authority on virology at this time, and had just received his Ph.D., and was scouted from the Soviet Union and brought to the laboratory.
With an in vitro virus culture technique just developed in the Soviet Union, Sok’s research on polio was able to make rapid progress.
“Yes! Thank you. Comrade General Secretary may not know it well, but prevention of polio was extremely difficult because it was spread through healthy, asymptomatic, infected people. But with this vaccine… ! With this alone, polio will become a disease that can be subdued! In addition… .”
People were trembling with fear as they watched Sok acting as an explanatory officer who dared not ask questions in front of the general secretary.
But I was just delighted. He was so widely known in the future, that he, who boasted of new discoveries of this era, was seen again.
“Oh, and… Is it okay if I ask you a question?”
“Dr. Soak, if you have any questions for your superiors, go through the official reporting line… .”
“It’s all right! Not one, but a dozen or so. Is there anything you want to say?”
The head of the lab was startled to see his rudeness, but I just felt good. Sok scratched his head with an apologetic expression for the first time.
“I am certainly grateful that the USSR has sponsored a huge amount of money for this research and has given me great consideration. By the way… So, who owns the patent for this technology?”
“Dr. Soak! Haven’t you been given enough financial compensation for the doctor?”
“Major, you are lost.”
The chief’s face turned blue and he screamed, but Sok didn’t raise an eyebrow. Perhaps he thought he would ask for some royalties from his patents?
“Well, I didn’t go to college. And in fact, I’ve never been to a foreign country. I haven’t even been to America. So there may be things you don’t know… .”
gulp. People swallowed their saliva at the sudden long talk. In the laboratory, which suddenly became quiet, only the buzzing sound of the laboratory tube could be heard.
“So, do Americans even patent the sun? Isn’t the master of technology the people?”
In the silence, Sok burst into laughter. I got up and spread my arms and he hugged me tight.
“How do you give me the answer I was hoping for so accurately! thank you!”
I became Stalin chapter 198