Moreover, Mironin continues, Beria “prepared NKVD forces to such an extent that they were the only ones that responded in a worthy fashion to Hitler’s attack of June 22, 1941; and during the war, he supervised the production of weaponry and the development of the key oil industry. Even more, he created Russia’s atomic bomb whose secrets Bulganin gave to the CIA.
“After the death of Stalin,” Beria “insisted on an amnesty for more than 1.5 million prisoners.” He ended the Doctor’s Plot and “stopped the anti-Semitic hysteria in the USSR.” And he rehabilitated many who had been unjustly convicted as the result of efforts by others in the Soviet leadership.
To obscure all that, those in that leadership who had conspired with the CIA and who wanted to cover their tracks came up with the false story that Beria kidnapped and sexually exploited young women. That is simply nonsense. Had he wanted any women, they would have stood two or three-deep along the road his car travelled and have tried to get his attention.
But the most important aspect of this case is this, Mironin insists. “If there had not been this shameful murder, then there would not have been any Perestoika and the USSR would have continued to proudly carry the banner of freedom and equality throughout the world. One must not condemn Beria but rather put up monuments to him in every city and every village.”