Mikhail Suslov

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Mikhail Suslov
Mikhail Suslov in 1962
Potential Leader of the Komi Soviet Republic
Chairman of the Council of MinistersBoris Ponomaryov
Personal details
Native nameМихаил Андреевич Суслов
Date of birthNovember 21st, 1902
Place of birthShakhovskoye, Khvalynsky Uyezd, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire
Age at start59 years old
RolePotential Leader of the Komi Soviet Republic
Political partyKommunisticheskaya Partiya Komi-(Ortodoksal)
Ideology Bolshevism

Mikhail Suslov (born 21st November 1902) is a former official of the West Russian Revolutionary Front and the true mastermind behind the Communist Party of Komi.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early-life[edit | edit source]

Born in rural Russia in 1902, Suslov became a member of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) in 1921 and studied economics for much of the 1920s.

Political career[edit | edit source]

During the West Russian War, Suslov was a influential member of the West Russian Revolutionary Front. Suslov found himself stranded in Syktyvkar when the Front collapsed, where his career in the new Republic of Komi began. While he helped forge the new state, Suslov secretly interfered with the state's affairs and built up a massive amount of influence. He uses the red paramilitaries as a proxy and is behind most of Komi's chaos, personally orchestrating street fights, robberies, and blackmailing rings. Suslov's goal is to restore communism in Komi even if the methods involved are slimy and immoral.

Present-day[edit | edit source]

In Komi, Suslov is a mastermind of tricks and deceit, being able to manipulate the political scene of Komi, just like his fierce rival, Lev Gumilyov. However, the supposed final year of Nikolai Voznesensky is coming to an end, and he must act quickly, for it will mean his own demise if he does not tackle the problems of the current liberal democratic system he unfortunately found himself into.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Despite the fact of him being behind all the trickery, if player were to play as the communists in Komi, Suslov does not do the coup by himself alone and instead, he assigns Boris Ponomaryov to do all his dirty work before he can ascend to power. Once the regime has reunited the entire western Russian region and political rivals have been dealt with inside the party, Suslov ascends to power and declares the formation of the Western Russian Soviet Republic. After Onega has been dealt with either diplomacy or war, he begins to implement his anti-revisionist strain of Marxism-Leninism.

At the regional stage, Suslov's ideology, despite being proclaimed as anti-revisionist, resembles more of a Cold War type of communism as practiced in our timeline's Soviet Union, with political focuses, despite being progressive, feel like they are there to just pay somewhat of lip service to the masses than anything else. Economic focuses, as expected follow the line of Nikolai Bukharin's thought and other practices that are not entirely related to Bukharinism. Though at the super-regional stage, it is revealed that Suslov considers Stalinists and their way of thought to be revisionism.

In regards to diplomacy, he has the option like all communist unifiers to form the SocIntern organization, as opposed to rather simply joining the Organization of Free Nations. He can reunify with Irkutsk, the People's Revolutionary Council and Tyumen, as all of them follow Marxism-Leninism as their state ideology. Additionally, like other communist unifiers, he can integrate Kazakhstan back diplomatically into the USSR, if they remain communist.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While represented in the mod as a heavy anti-revisionist, ironically in real life, he is regarded amongst some Marxist-Leninists as a revisionist due to his overall support for Khruschev and Brezhnev, as well as supporting the early rise of Gorbachev to power. As such, there is no much surprise despite his anti-revisionism, that he would gladly diplomatically annex the Far East under Genrikh Yagoda, as he would most likely indeed believe that Yagoda's economic free zones would paw the way towards construction of socialism.