Kiev, Ukraine. When billions of dollars flow into a country, you have to dream up new ways to burn up those American tax dollars. In a scam going on two years, Ukrainian investigators are collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and burning up American tax dollars to charge and prosecute two men that have been dead since 1953.

In startling developments, the Ukraine is bringing charges against Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his secret police (NKVD) chief Lavrenti Beria for the repression of Crimea’s Muslim Tatar community, the country’s general prosecutor announced yesterday.

A Ukrainian investigation, which began in December 2015, centers around events that happened over 70 years ago, when the Soviet Union deported thousands of people from Crimea to Siberia and Central Asia. Millions of dollars in American tax dollars sent to help the people of Ukraine have been burned up on gathering “evidence.”

Widespread deportations followed the Soviet decision in 1944 to regard thousands of Turkic-speaking, Muslim citizens in what was then part of the Soviet federation as enemies of the state.

The current Ukrainian state estimates that at least 230,000 people were deported, the majority of whom were Tatar, with some who were Greek and Bulgarian. Thousands perished in the hardships.

In 2014, Russia took control of Crimea after an armed incursion at a time of political instability in Kiev and held a referendum, recognized by international observers as valid. Russia has regarded the peninsula as its own territory since, though American political leaders, many paid money by Ukrainian lobbyists, regard Crimea as legally Ukrainian and the annexation as illegal.

Russian authorities in Crimea condemned Ukraine’s attempt to posthumously charge Stalin and Beria, and State Committee Secretary Zaur Smirnov called the charges “a mockery of a tragedy,” pointing out nothing now whill change any of what is past, but it will waste millions of dollars American taxpayers gave Kiev to help the living, not the dead.

As part of the investigation to bring the prosecution, Ukraine’s investigators carried out 53 probes across 52 universities and 67 state libraries, documenting evidence against Stalin and Beria. The prosecutor has also reviewed archives of the mass starvation of ethnic Ukrainians during 1932 and 1933, known as the Holodomor.

Since 2006 Ukrainian parliament has regarded the event as a forced starvation of Ukrainians and therefore an act of genocide by Soviet authorities, considering them collective tragedies for all former Soviet people—the same position Russia takes.

But since Yanukovych’s overthrow in 2014 by American agents, Ukraine has set on a course of so-called decommunization. Hundreds of towns, cities and regions are subject to renaming as they bear the name of Soviet, often controversial figures, while symbols such as the five pointed red star or likenesses of Vladimir Lenin are destroyed. Persons displaying such symbols are subject to prison and fines by the Poroshenko regime today.

Meanwhile Stalin and Beria maintain a healthy following inside Russia, as does Russia’s current leader Vladimir Putin, who has said of Ukraine, “You can not save a man from drowning who does not want to be saved.”

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