I hate the Communist Party chapter 117
On the road to the Far East, unlike when I had previously taken to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Siberian Railway, nothing much happened.
In fact, it was natural to compare the journey to Vladivostok, stopping by almost all over the world at the time, and the journey along the rivers that now pass through Russia.
In fact, when I thought about possessing this body after the Otsu incident, traveling around the world at the time was like the experience of Nikolai II, not the one I am now.
In this case, the feeling of having a realistic VR experience was stronger than that of experiencing it with the body.
‘Well, even so, it doesn’t mean that nothing happened on this journey.’
Representatively, it could be said that it was an event that occurred in this itinerary, a little off the way to the original destination, and stopping at the Samara region on the banks of the Volga River.
On the southern side of Russia, it took quite a while to get down to Samara, but the reason I stopped there was one.
It was to meet Ivan, the person who made me feel responsible for the people living in this country and here.
Of course, I didn’t say I was going to see him on that alone.
The region where Ivan lives was the most active place to accept the recent agricultural reforms and the resulting increase in yields.
When I arrived there in the name of encouraging the so-called “patriotic area” to faithfully follow the state’s orders, I felt new.
In the past, after the groundbreaking ceremony was over, a place where farmers stopped by to obtain statements from farmers to persuade the central government, who was only looking forward to prevent an upcoming famine.
This is because it was a meaningful place for me to accept my self as a prince of Russia rather than a Korean.
Not only that, but the houses that were going down at the time and the fields where the green waves were to overflow were just blowing dry dust, and the town, which was full of farmers who looked like in their 20s and 40s, changed to some extent in a short period of 4 years. It was also.
As long as they are people who are engaged in farming, which can be said to be the last king of physical labor, they still seem to have a face value greater than their original age, but at the time, they could not find any fragments of the feelings of hope that were worn and broken. I could see it spinning.
Ivan, who seems to be among the hospitality of the villagers, still had a middle-aged face, but as much as his eyes, he could see that he recovered the youthful sparkle.
One question was that there was a young man who seemed to be a typical beom-saeng beside him, who was not there four years ago, and a female ledger who was quite similar in length and size was standing together.
In the words of Ivan, when he dispatched graduates from agricultural schools to various places while carrying out the last agricultural reform policy, he arrived in this village and married his sister and settled down, and the young man’s gaze filled with sadness beyond words. What was there?
On the ship arriving in Vladivostok tomorrow, I recalled the conversation I had with Ivan.
Unlike the previous visit, I knelt down on my knees and raised him, who had been waiting for me, and went to Ivan’s house to talk.
It was also keeping the promise that I said when I came last time that I will definitely come back someday.
Although he did not return as a prince like his first visit, he returned as a tsar.
The conversation with him was not simply a place to talk about things that have happened to each other.
It was a meeting after four years, but I sometimes exchanged words with him as letters. The early arrest of Lenin in the past was also triggered by Ivan’s letter.
Therefore, the subject of the conversation with him was not the main content, but the progress of the agricultural reform, which Ivan felt as he experienced himself in the field.
-So, what do you think is the most satisfying and most dissatisfied of what you have gained through this reform as a peasant person?
-Compared to the countless capable bureaucrats who will be by your Majesty’s side, my abilities are inadequate, but I will tell you with all my abilities as you commanded me. First of all, I think it was the right choice for your Majesty to wipe out Mir’s elders and other opponents of the reform with a determined attitude. Although the damage was caused by their opposition and terrorism, the pace of progress would have been sluggish even now, two years after your Majesty’s announcement of the reform, had you not done so.
The first half of Ivan’s answer was mainly about a positive evaluation of the policies I had implemented.
The main reason was to make a firm and quick decision to the opposition in the process of reform and to minimize the reactionary movement and the cost of input in the process of suppressing the opposition by breaking down early in the state that the opposition was unable to unite.
In addition, Ivan expressed my gratitude for allowing the farmers who lived to think only about today to think about the future of next month, next season, and next year.
Since then, he has clearly revealed his poignant speech skills in his first encounter.
-However, in the process of your Majesty’s redistribution of farmland, in addition to the cost of acquiring the land previously imposed on them by your Majesty’s grandfather, Alexander II, liberating the serfs and dismantling Mir this time, a land tax required to share the fields that were jointly cultivated. The double imposition is still a huge burden for farmers who cannot guarantee survival for the next year.
Luckily, in our village, a student dispatched from an agricultural school was quickly accepted by the villagers, marrying my younger sister-here, a little bit of guilt passed in his eyes-he even settled down, but in other areas the city quickly It is said that there are many cases of conflict between the dispatched personnel who want to return to and farmers who do not have faith or trust in it. In this regard, I dare to advise your Majesty, and it seems that related measures are necessary.
Among the things he said, the double taxation in the process of obtaining land by farmers, mentioned earlier, was also a subject of debate before implementing the reform.
Although the Serf Liberation Ordinance was one of his grandfather’s representative achievements, the fact behind it was that he had changed the title from serf to peasant and trained tenant farmers who live under a leash of debt to the landowner.
However, it was difficult for Russia, which is not a communist country, to choose for free confiscation and free distribution, and that all debts were forgiven in an instant.
It was a shameful story, but it was because the amount of money that farmers paid to make their land fully owned was a significant part of their finances.
Of course, if time passed and the business currently invested or the developing Russian industry got on track, it was planned to provide step-wise reductions, but it was inevitable for the farmers to bear the burden of double taxation right away.
In addition to that, the time to tell me what Ivan himself felt and to listen to them was a very beneficial time.
No matter how much competent bureaucrats and related policies are created and refined in St. Petersburg, there is bound to be a difference from listening to the voices of the field.
Talking like that, I naturally had to spend the night in Samara.
He couldn’t stay at his house because of security or protocol issues, but he could stay with him until dinner.
I was worried that Ivan’s younger sister would be cleaning his hands while he was preparing the ingredients, but fortunately, he was able to eat dinner safely.
And the next morning, the last words Ivan had left to me on my way back to Vladivostok still seemed to linger in my ears.
-When your Majesty visited last time, I honestly didn’t expect much. It is because we have suffered too much betrayal and frustration in the meantime to bear the feelings of anticipation or hope. Do you know it? That there are people in the world who need courage to even have hope. It was more comfortable to live because I gave up from the beginning and accepted and accepted the things that came to me. But what your Majesty has shown so far has allowed people like me to have courage again. Thank you very much.
For me, it was unavoidable to feel a little tickled when I heard those words about what I had done to prevent the communist revolution and survive in the midst of the storm of the coming times.
Of course, I have never aimed to improve the quality of life of my subjects in implementing the policy so far, but in essence, it was greater to protect the lives of myself and my family.
Maybe that’s why, at his last words, I was forced to nod my head instead of answering anything else.
“Your Majesty, it is said that if you go this way, you will be able to arrive in Vladivostok by tomorrow morning. How about taking a break today?”
“Oh, is that so? Okay. Thanks for letting me know.”
My thoughts were cut off by the aide’s words that I had to stock up on my physical strength to prepare for tomorrow’s event, but even after I was in bed, I fell asleep while chewing on Ivan’s last words.
* * *
“How was the welcome greeting I prepared, Your Majesty.”
“It was very satisfying, Chief Executive Officer. how have you been?”
“Please lower your word. My name is now the chief of staff, and I am nothing more than a local government office.”
When I arrived in Vladivostok, what was waiting for me was a military band playing a welcoming march, and a crowd throwing flowers toward us who didn’t know where they got it.
Even though it was the end of March, it would not have been easy to find flowers due to the climate. Looking at this arrangement, I could see how much Vladivostok, not even a big city, prepared for my visit.
It was a visit from the emperor who ruled this country, not the head of a large corporation, so it was a natural story, but I couldn’t help but feel better.
One unique thing was that a couple of members of the military band were Asians.
On the way to the city hall, considering that among the crowds on the street, I was able to see Asians who seemed to have come from Joseon, it seemed that the Koreans were deeply immersed in the city of Vladivostok.
And that was one of the things I wanted, and fortunately, the protruding actions of the Bezobrazov group did not change the atmosphere of Vladivostok into a nationalist tendency that rejected foreigners and felt that only the Slavs were superior.
“Okay, so I heard that you had one disciple at the time you were preaching around the Siberian penal colony, but where is he now? I don’t think I can see it here.”
When I heard that Povedonoschev, who was more aristocratic than anyone else, had adopted a prisoner who was not just a commoner, but a prisoner of his own, it felt astonishing that he thought it was futile.
As such, I was curious about what kind of person he was able to change his attitude.
But the answer from the chief of staff was unexpected.
“If you’re talking about my lacking disciples, I’m with Bezobrazov, the Kamchatka District Officer.”
No, why is Bezobrazov here?
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