Declassified: Official Soviet Losses During the Great Patriotic War Amount to Nearly 42 million (1941-1945)

As a result, partial statistics were given-out which were ‘correct’ from a particular context. As no one had access to the total number except a trusted few – the onus was all about a rapid reconstruction of the Soviet infrastructure (including the building of houses and the caring for the millions of people missing limbs and who had been made disabled etc), and a military preparation for an unprovoked attack from the US and their allies! All this was going on whilst the Soviet Space Programme was developing the technology which would soon shock the world – all under the guidance of the ‘elected’ General Secretary – Joseph Stalin – the last great leader the USSR would have!