Alexander Yakovlev Channeled by Karl Mollison 03May2020
Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Я́ковлев 2 December 1923 – 18 October 2005 was a Soviet politician and historian.
Yakovlev was born to a peasant family in a tiny village Korolevo on the Volga River near Yaroslavl. He had four sisters, two of whom died in infancy. His father Nikolai Alekseevich only attended school for four years and his mother, a nursemaid, Agafiia Mikhailovna three months. Yakovlev was sickly in childhood and suffered from scrofula.
He was drafted in the Red Army in November 1941, after brief training, was promoted lieutenant in a rifle platoon during World War II. He served as a platoon commander in Volkhov Front. On August 6, 1942, he was leading 30 Chuvash peasants and was ordered to charge Germans positions in Vinyagolovo near Leningrad. He was badly wounded.
During the 1980s he was a member of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He was called the “godfather of glasnost” as he is considered to be the intellectual force behind Mikhail Gorbachev’s reform program of glasnost and perestroika.
Yakovlev was the first Soviet politician to acknowledge the existence of the secret protocols of the 1939 Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact with Nazi Germany.
Yakovlev wrote and lectured extensively on history, politics and economics. In 2002, acting as head of the Presidential Committee for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression, he was present at the announcement of the release of a CD detailing names and short biographies of the victims of Soviet purges.
In his later life, he founded and led the International Democracy Foundation. He advocated taking responsibility for the past crimes of communism and was critical of President Vladimir Putin’s restrictions on democracy.
In 2000, he publicly alleged that Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who became famous for his role in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust, was shot and killed in Soviet secret police headquarters in 1947. He was called “God’s commie” in a 2002 article for investigating crimes of the Soviet state.
Was Alexander Yakovlev yet another lightworker who fulfilled his mission by thwarting plans to instigate a cold nuclear holocaust? Was spiritual enlightenment responsible for his effort to expose political crimes?