J. V. Stalin’s last speech at 19th Party Congress of the C.P.S.U -14/10/1952

Earlier, the bourgeoisie presented themselves as liberal, they were for bourgeois democratic freedom and in that way gained popularity with the people. Now there is not one remaining trace of liberalism. There is no such thing as "freedom of personality" any more, - personal rights are now only acknowledged by them, the owners of capital, - all the other citizens are regarded as raw materials, that are only for exploitation.

Television Speech by USSR President Gorbachev as he relinquished power on 25/12/1991

Due to the current situation with the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, I terminate my activity as President of the USSR . I am making this decision for reasons of principle. [В силу сложившейся ситуации с образованием GlossarСодружества Независимых Государств я прекращаю свою деятельность на посту GlossarПрезидента СССР. Принимаю это решение по принципиальным соображениям]

‘Appeal to the Soviet people’ of the State Committee for the State of Emergency in the USSR-18/08/1991

Taking advantage of the freedoms granted, trampling on the sprouts of democracy that had just appeared, extremist forces arose that took a course towards the elimination of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the state and the seizure of power at any cost. The results of a national referendum on the unity of the Fatherland have been trampled underfoot. Cynical speculation on national feelings is just a screen for satisfying ambitions. Neither the troubles of their peoples today, nor their tomorrow, bother political adventurers.

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR “On the procedure for organizing and holding meetings, rallies, street marches and demonstrations in the USSR”- 28/07/1988

The Constitution of the USSR, in accordance with the interests of the people and in order to strengthen and develop the socialist system, guarantees the citizens of the USSR freedom of assembly, rallies, street processions and demonstrations. The exercise of these political freedoms is ensured by the provision of public buildings, streets, squares and other places to workers and their organizations.

Diplomatic relations between KGB and Vatican City from 1960s – 1980s.

Vatican City officials were interested in establishing strong positions in the Soviet government for religious institutions. Mitrokhin states that during this period of time the KGB administration thought of Vatican City as one of the most crucial strategic locations in the world to monitor because officials there were actively promoting the importance of religion in the Soviet Union.

Roosevelt’s letter to Stalin on composition of postwar Polish Government-06/02/1945

It goes without saying that any interim government could be formed as a result of our conference with the Poles here would be pledged to the holding of free elections in Poland at the earliest possible date. I know this is completely consistent with your desire to see a new free and democratic Poland emerge from the welter of this war.

Khrushchev and Mao conversation on political situations in Tibet, India, Indochina and Taiwan-02/10/1959

Nepal wanted to have a Soviet ambassador, but we did not send there for a long time. You did the same. This is because Nehru did not want that Soviet and Chinese ambassadors were there. This should not come as a surprise - nothing else can be expected from Nehru. But this should not be a grounds for us for breaking off the relations.

The Individual and Dictatorship-Emile Armand-1935

Our ideas and conception of life, which we represent only for ourselves, deserves just as much consideration, as the idea and life conception of those who force their ideas upon others, without their consent. We declare, that where there exists a force-reign of society, there is no free choice and in that event, due to the education as well as to the administrative and policing organizations, the results will be a humanity, a society, an equality of slaves.

There is No Communism in Russia-Emma Goldman-1935

Speaking generally, Communism is the ideal of human equality and brotherhood. It considers the exploitation of man by man as the source of all slavery and oppression. It holds that economic inequality leads to social injustice and is the enemy of moral and intellectual progress. Communism aims at a society where classes have been abolished as a result of common ownership of the means of production and distribution. It teaches that only in a classless, solidaric commonwealth can man enjoy liberty, peace and well-being.