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We should all be familiar with communism's intrinsic opposition to personal freedom.

Russia's Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin under the slogan “All power to the Soviets through armed insurrection,” began their reign with three years of bloody civil war.As soon as they had secured their power the new government established the Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counterrevolution for the purpose of eradicating "all enemies of the new regime,” through “searches, arrests, and death sentences.” The new age of communism was heralded by the execution of the tsar, his wife and children, and their loyal friends.And with the ascendance of Josef Stalin to power in the late 1920's began the purges.In 1984 Pope John Paul II, in communion with the bishops throughout the world, answered the Blessed Mother's request at Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.Our Lady had appeared six times to three shepherd children in 1917 and in her third apparition she declared: “I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.” As always, Our Lady's prophecies were fulfilled.After nearly a century of leading the world in “error,” the Soviet Union began its slow decline a year after the Holy Father consecrated Russia, the heart of the USSR, to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.This decline culminated on December 25, 1991 with the end of the Soviet Union in the eyes of the world.Since then, Russia, as well as the various nations which had fallen behind the iron curtain, have struggled to re-establish themselves as civilized democracies.In order to appreciate the changes and apparent beginnings of conversion occurring in Russia now, it is necessary to have a knowledge of the errors spread throughout the past hundred years.