Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 188 – Alarmist Part 3
If Feng Yu was standing in front of Kirilenko, Kirilenko would have punch his best friend.
That’s right. Kirilenko would beat up anybody who dares to say the mighty Soviet Union will collapse in front of him!
The Soviet Union had the strongest military power in the world (This was a self-proclaimed title due to their nuclear weapons. But the rest of the world thinks that the US was the strongest nation.), the world’s leading economy, strongest industrial and manufacturing capabilities and had the most land area. They were also had lots of natural resources.
Kirilenko had felt that the current recession was only temporary and the Soviet Union would recover soon. The Soviet Union would be standing on top of the world looking down at the rest of the world. He was proud to be a Soviet! He was proud of the Soviet Union!
But Feng Yu told him that the Soviet Union would collapsed?
What a joke!
Even when the Commonwealth is disbanded, the US states declare independent, the Soviet Union would never be dissolved!
“Feng, you know what you are saying? Our friendship can come to an end because of what you just said!” Kirilenko roared.
Feng Yu can understand Kirilenko’s feeling now. If it was him, he might also be unable to accept.
But this was the truth. The Soviet Union now and the Soviet Union in his previous life were the same. Even though he was doing trades with Kirilenko, a few million Rubles a month had no effect on the economy.
From the number of machines and technologies Kirilenko sold to Feng Yu showed the dire situation of the Soviet Union.
When a factory got to survive by selling their machinery and technologies, what developments can this factory have? But if they had no choice. No one was buying their products and the government did not help them to do exportation. Even if they export their products, they could not find any buyers. The more they produce, the more losses they incurred.
But if they don’t manufacture, how are they going to pay their workers? The workers also have families to feed. When someone approaches them to buy their machinery, the factory directors sold them without second thoughts. These directors got to take care f themselves and the workers.
When the factories stop innovating new technologies and stop manufacturing, the country’s economic situation worsen even faster. When Feng Yu bought those used machines and technologies from the Soviet Union, he also contributed to the declining economy.
Of course, Feng Yu would never admit. He kept telling Kirilenko that he was helping the Soviet Union workers by buying their “outdated” machines!
However, Feng Yu still did not get the machines he wanted most from the Soviet Union. By helping Kirilenko and his father to get the promoted, was a form of investment.
“Brother Ki, calm down. Maybe you might think that I am an alarmist or even talking rubbish. But please let me finish. I will prove that what I said is true.”
“How are you going to prove? What evidence do you have!” Kirilenko was still shouting.
Although he was still angry and wanted to give Feng Yu a beating, he did not even think of hanging up the call. Kirilenko still had not realized that he was slowly accepting what Feng Yu had said. It started from Feng Yu’s theory of “Germany unification”.
“Brother Ki, I will say one more thing to prove my point. Your President Mikhail Gorbachev kept coming out with new reforms. Economic reforms, institutional reforms, military reforms and even his party’s reform. Some time ago, President Mikhail Gorbachev said that he will allow and encourage a more party system. This is the starting point!”
Kirilenko was shocked. This kind of rumors were only discussed among the high-ranking officials. If it wasn’t for his father mentioning about this at home, Kirilenko would also not know. How did Feng Yu know about this?
Also, Feng Yu said that his was the starting point. What starting point? The starting point of the collapse of the Soviet Union? This is ridiculous. Even if President Mikhail Gorbachev succeeds, so what? The US also had 2 parties. Many countries in the world had multi-parties and nothing had happened.
Furthermore, the military was still in the hands of the communist party and they still have the KGB. What could happen? Kirilenko could not accept what Feng Yu had said if this was the evidence!
“Feng, what sort of evidence is this?” Kirilenko said. Now he was more interested in what alarming theories Feng Yu could come up.
“Fine, Brother Ki. It’s great that you can calm down and listen to me. Do you know what’s the drawbacks of reforms? If the reforms were implemented slowly, I will not come to this conclusion. The economic reforms had failed and your President wanted a political. Do you think with his capabilities he would succeed? In the end, the opposition parties would be more powerful and gain more supports. In order to gain more military support, your President would be focusing on developing the military instead of the economy. He just wanted the army, which he controls to be more powerful!”
Kirilenko was shocked. The situation in the Soviet Union was really as what Feng Yu had said. The economic reforms were supposed to increase the living standards of its people but the government was giving more budget to the army. This further worsen the economic situation.
President Mikhail Gorbachev’s failed reforms will be the starting point?
Feng Yu did not wait for Kirilenko to interrupt him and continued: “Brother Ki, if you have the opportunity to get more authority and power now, will you give up? Nobody will give up the opportunity, right? Then everybody will be fighting with each other and what do you think will be the outcome?”
These two words appeared in Kirilenko’s mind!
His hand which was holding the phone was shaking. Impossible, how can there be a Civil War in Soviet Union? This is impossible!
“Brother Ki, if you still don’t believe me, then I will tell you name that you might be familiar with. This person is worth to be served by your father and your whole family. As long as your father follow him, your father will be promoted and your family status will also increase!”
“Who?” Kirilenko asked without thinking. He immediately regrets after asking. This proved that he believed what Feng Yu had said. The Soviet Union would collapse.
“Mr. Yeltsin, who is also the current chairman of the Russian Supreme Soviet. He was fired by President Mikhail Gorbachev in the past but he was able to get back into power through the elections. This was the failure of President Mikhail Gorbachev. Also, Mr. Yeltsin would be elected as the President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. This will happen soon!”
Yeltsin? Kirilenko knew who was he. He was fired by the President for criticizing the President and leaders for the failure of the economic reforms a few years ago.
But last year, he was elected by the people and went back into the parliament. But everybody felt that the President would find ways to take care of him and kick him out.
Feng Yu was in China and how can he know about all these? Feng Yu even claims that Yeltsin would be the President of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic? Would President Mikhail Gorbachev even approve it?
“Brother Ki, the things I had just told you can be proven soon. You can tell your father but not anybody else. This is the opportunity for your father and your family to rise in status!”
Feng Yu laughed after hanging up the phone. The historical event is happening and when it happens, Feng Yu will be sweeping up everything in the Soviet Union!