Fandom

Metal Gear Wiki

Soviet Union government officials

2,132pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk2 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

This article is about a fictional representation of a real world subject.
Flag of the Soviet Union

Flag of the Soviet Union

Officials in the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Правительство СССР) were people who held office in the executive branch of government in the Soviet Union, and participated in the exercise of authority. They were led by the head of the government, in the West referred to as the Premier of the Soviet Union. The members of the Soviet Government—people's commissars, ministers, and heads of state committees—were recommended by the Premier and appointed by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.

Described below are some examples of Soviet government officials.

Vladimir Lenin (1870 - 1924)

MGS3 Order of Lenin

Vladimir Lenin is depicted on the Order of Lenin, the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union.

The founder of the Soviet Union and the head of state from 1922 up to his death in 1924 following a series of strokes. He was exiled by the then-current Czar of what was then known as the Russian Empire, Czar Nikolas II. During his exile, he studied Karl Marx and later decided to implement his theories by orchestrating a violent socialist revolution in Russia, known as the Russian Revolution, with a group of dissatisfied Russians called the Bolsheviks, also known as the Red Russians for their adherence to Communism, which he ultimately succeeded in. After his death, he was embalmed and placed in a glass coffin to be observed by the Soviet public. He also had his likeness used posthumously, alongside Stalin, in various May Day parades on Red Square. After the fall of communism and the USSR in the 1990s, various statues of Lenin, including those in Russia and Chechnya, were toppled, either by the populace or during wars against each other.

Joseph Stalin (1878 - 1953)

Joseph Stalin, full name Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin and real name Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili, rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1922, becoming a Soviet dictator upon Vladimir Lenin's death. Stalin forced rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agricultural land, resulting in millions dying from famine while others were sent to labor camps. His Red Army helped defeat Nazi Germany during World War II.

In WWII, Stalin ordered the killings of thousands of Polish soldiers in the Gnezdovo village near Katyn, as well as Belarus and Western Ukraine, blaming it on a prison revolt.

Stalin died in 1953 in his office behind locked doors, caused by complications following a cerebral hemorrhage. However, Ocelot speculated that he may have actually been poisoned by Hungarian assassin Skull Face. In 1956, Stalin was denounced by his successor, Nikita Khrushchev, who initiated a process of de-Stalinization.

Even after his death, Stalin's image was still used in May Day parades in the Soviet Union.

Leonid Brezhnev (1906 - 1982)

Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964, following the ousting of Nikita Khrushchev, until his death in 1982. When Colonel Volgin launched a Davy Crockett at the Sokolov Design Bureau, he was one of the people who claimed that the attack was instigated by the Americans. Although the Shagohod was destroyed and his ally Volgin, defeated, Brezhnev and his co-conspirator Aleksei Kosygin were still able to garner enough popularity within the Communist Party to finally oust Khrushchev.[1]

However, with the majority of the Philosophers' Legacy out of the Soviet Union's hands, Brezhnev led the country through a period of economic stagnation. In addition, he was also involved in crushing the Prague Spring in 1968. As a direct result of both his coming into power as well as the economic stagnation, resulted in him promoting the SALT talks, as well as forcing various Soviet soldiers and personnel to stay on the San Hieronymo Peninsula in order to make it seem as though they were out of control soldiers if the base was ever discovered. This Brezhnev Stagnation, followed by the massive cost of the 1979 Invasion of Afghanistan, eventually formed the catalyst that would lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Brezhnev died of a heart attack in 1982.

KGB Chief Director (1960s)

After Operation Snake Eater, Ocelot spoke with the KGB Chief Director on the phone, regarding The Boss's death and the destruction of Groznyj Grad and the Granin research facility. The Director was disappointed that the facilities had been destroyed but Ocelot insisted that they were necessary sacrifices. Ocelot then assured him that Krushchev was finished and that the Director's time had finally arrived. Ocelot also suggested to the Director that they could use their knowledge on the events of both the Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater to blackmail America in future negotiations.

Nikita Khrushchev

Main article: Nikita Khrushchev

Alexei Kosygin (1904 - 1980)

A co-Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964, following the ousting of Nikita Khrushchev, until his death in 1980. Although the Shagohod was destroyed and his powerful ally Volgin killed, Kosygin and his co-conspirator Leonid Brezhnev were still able to garner enough popularity within the Communist Party to finally oust Khrushchev.[2] Kosygin died of natural causes in 1980, two years before his co-conspirator.

Behind the scenes

In the voice casting sheet, under the Khrushchev bio section, it is stated that the KGB Chief Director supplied information relating to the situation in Tselinoyarsk to Khrushchev, based on information from EVA, which was actually her cover story in the final version.[3]

Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin don't make any living appearances in Metal Gear Solid 3, owing to their deaths long before the events of the game, although their likeness make a brief cameo appearance in archive footage reels that are part of the cutscenes in the game, specifically the archive footage depicting a Soviet military march where they are seen in portraits. The footage in question is the May Day Parades on Red Square.[4] In addition, Stalin is also briefly mentioned by EVA in a radio conversation that revealed Volgin's role in the Katyn Forest Massacre.

A toppled Lenin statue can be found in the Otselotovaya Khvatka TV spot in the intro to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. According to Alexei Tylevich, the founder of the advertising agency Logan and the man responsible for the Otselotovaya Khvatka TV spot (and to a lesser extent, all the intro), he inserted the Lenin statue as a commentary to Russian history as well as Chechnya's conflicts against Russia during the 1990s, as well as a minor Easter egg.[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. ^ Brezhnev has no actual appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3, however, Colonel Volgin was supported by Brezhnev, and was conspiring with his plan to topple the Russian government.
  2. ^ Like Brezhnev, Kosygin has no actual appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3, however, Colonel Volgin was supported by Kosygin, and was conspiring with his plan to topple the current Russian regime.
  3. ^ [1]Metal Gear Solid 3 voice casting sheet
  4. ^ May Day Parades, Red Square footage
  5. ^ http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/02/28/the-story-behind-metal-gear-solid-4-39-s-bizarre-intro.aspx

External links

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki