Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 196 – Brainwashing Brother Ki
Kirilenko had told what Feng Yu said to his brother and father when he returned home previously. His elder brother reacted the same way as him and wanted to punch Feng Yu. But his father was calm and was thinking deeply.
Kirilenko’s father, Senchenko, a Major General, knew more about the Soviet Union’s politics than Kirilenko and his brother, even when he was in-charge of logistics.
After the failure of the economic and political reforms, the Soviet Union’s political situation was not stable. This can be seen by the many transfers and replacements of the military and political leaders.
At first, Senchenko thought that everything would be over soon. The Soviet Union was very powerful, and these problems were only temporary.
But after he heard Feng Yu’s message from his son, he felt that what Feng Yu had said could really happen. Especially about Yeltsin. This was the most direct proof.
Yeltsin was forced to step down some time ago, but he was still very active in the political scene. He had contacted many leaders in Moscow and returned to the political scene through the first elections.
Senchenko, as a Major General, was also approached by Yeltsin. He did not want to join Yeltsin as Yeltsin was someone hated by President Mikhail Gorbachev. Why should he join Yeltsin? What if Yeltsin failed? His rank as a Major General would be gone.
Luckily for him, he did not reject Yeltsin straight and decided to sit on the fence. He could always join Yeltsin after he gained political standings.
But today’s news of Lithuania breaking off from the Soviet Union and announcing independence was something unexpected. There were rumors in the past, but those rumors were brushed off as everyone felt that it was Impossible.
When the rumors became a reality, he suddenly realized that Feng Yu’s predictions were accurate!
Senchenko immediately asked Kirilenko to contact Feng Yu. This Feng Yu had the foresight, and they must maintain a good relationship with him. After instructing Kirilenko, he approached Yeltsin. He wants to have a talk with him and grasp the opportunity to join him.
Once Yeltsin got in power or even reaches a higher level, then Senchenko would also be promoted.
“Feng, I believed you. I did not expect you to know so much about our Soviet Union’s politics. You really think that Yeltsin would hold the highest office and this would be my father’s greatest opportunity?”
Feng Yu was thinking in his heart, if your father killed Yeltsin and help those that supported the military coup, then it might be his biggest opportunity to promote.
But if that happens, the future of the Soviet Union and the rest of the world be changed. Feng Yu definitely would not want to see that happening. If there were too many changes, his knowledge of the future would be useless.
“Brother Ki, trust me. We are friends, best friends. The more successful you or your family that means our trades would be more stable, and I can earn more money.”
Kirilenko was breathing heavily. His father was going to be promoted? That means his status in the 2nd generation circles would rise too.
To repay Feng Yu, Kirilenko decided to let Feng Yu know about a piece of good news which he kept to himself for about 2 weeks.
“Feng, let me tell you something. I had bought the ultra-high powered electric furnace!”
Feng Yu was overjoyed. He had been waiting for a long time. He was still worried that this deal would not go through.
“Brother Ki, that’s great. Will there still be any unforeseen changes?” Feng Yu asked.
“No, absolutely no. I had arranged for my men to dismantle the furnace, and it can be loaded on the train bound for Bing City within a week!” Kirilenko roared.
“Hahaha, that’s great! Brother Ki, how much is this furnace? Do the related technologies come along together with it?”
“Of course. Although there are not many technologies but those are the most advanced technologies in the world. I can guarantee that! How much are you willing to pay?” Kirilenko asked.
This ultra-high powered electric furnace and related technologies cost him almost 10 million Rubles. But the market price for a second-hand furnace was more than 20 million Rubles.
If he asked for 20 million Rubles, Feng Yu would not accept, but if he sells it for too low, he would be suffering a loss. This was the biggest business deal with Feng Yu to date.
“Brother Ki, you should also know about China’s buying power. We can’t afford too expensive machines. Also, last year, China had already bought 2 ultra-high powered electric furnaces from Europe, so……”
Kirilenko hesitated for a while. He knew that it was not easy to get such machines and if it was like all the previous deals where he increased 30% from his cost, he felt that he was shortchanging himself. This time he decided to increase by 50%.
“How about 15 million Rubles? It includes the technologies and just like the past, I will recommend 5 experts to go over your side and work.”
15 million Rubles? That’s too cheap!
Feng Yu was very excited, and he almost jumped up in joy. He could sell the furnace to the Aviation Factory for at least 20 million Rubles, and if the Aviation Factory had enough funds, he would still ask for more. Anyway, this type of machines was in demand, and there were no worries about not getting buyers. If the Aviation Factory does not want it, Feng Yu could easily sell it to other factories!
Feng Yu paused for a while and slowly replied: “Brother Ki, this price is more than what I expected. There are not many profits left for me. If this will be the price in future, then I think I will not be dealing with these heavy machineries.”
“Feng, it is not easy for me to get my hands on these types of machines. You should also know that these machines can be used as military facilities. I am taking a very big risk. Even if you want more of these types of machines, I might not be about to get it.” Kirilenko exaggerated.
“Brother Ki, you are too timid. You still have not noticed? Not only your father has a good opportunity now, you too have a good opportunity.” Feng Yu sighed. The bolds will be stuffed, and the timid would be starved.
“Eh? What do you mean?” Kirilenko still does not understand. There was political unrest in the Soviet Union, and his father might be promoted. But what has this got to do with him? He does not want to go into politics.
“Brother Ki, think about this. If the Soviet Union were going to disintegrate, the factories in the Soviet Union would be divided among the countries. These factories would be divided based on their locations. Those within the borders would belong to the country, right? But those factories directors might not be from the country the factory was located at.”
Kirilenko paused and asked excitedly: “You are saying that there will be a lot of people selling off all their assets for money?”
“That’s right. I am guessing that people would not only be selling military-related machinery, they might also be selling weapons at low prices!”
“Selling weapons illegally? Is that even possible?” Kirilenko was shocked by what Feng Yu said.
Feng Yu was thinking. Why not? In future, the most common machine gun was the AK47. These guns were sold by weight and not pieces.
New guns were sold by weight and even comes along with bullets. This showed that how crazy these people were. Compared to these people, Kirilenko was too timid.
Feng Yu had still wanted to buy some planes or missiles through Kirilenko. But Kirilenko was too timid.
Seems like he needs to give Brother Ki some brainwashing……